Despite WiFi issues that dogged the event, 2104’s Web Summit saw 22,000 people from 109 countries travel to Dublin last week to hear about the latest in tech, meet VCs and to learn about new developments, pimp their startup and to network with fellow tech heads. This year, the RDS-held event added a two day… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2014


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Good evening Ireland, and that’s an order. Jameson have teamed up with Nialler9 in the pursuit of a great night out. So if you have no plans, read on… Here is a selection of some of the best music events happening before the end of the year, as picked by Nialler9. All Tvvins @ Whelan’s… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2014


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As featured in the Irish Independent’s Insider magazine, with bonus tracks on Spotify. Listen on Spotify Them I’m Your Witch Doctor A psychedelic fever dream from 1965. Oingo Boingo Dead Man’s Party “Walkin’ with a dead man over my shoulder / Don’t run away it’s only me.” *Closes door* The Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein It… Read more »

Posted on October 31st, 2014


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1. Under The Skin by Mica Levi Track: ‘Love’ This is the strongest score I’ve heard in years. Extremely impressive given it is her first foray into film composing. 2. The Wicker Man by Paul Giovanni and Magnet Track: ‘Lullaby’ Flawless film, flawless soundtrack. 3. The Shining by Wendy Carlos Track: ‘Rocky Mountains’ As far… Read more »

Posted on October 30th, 2014


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From Thursday to Saturday this week, seven venues will be occupied by 104 Irish bands playing the Hard Working Class Heroes festival playing to music fans, interested parties, industry delegates, bands, friends and all sorts. There are free daytime gigs, a convention in the Liberties speed sessions, panels, tech companies, talks and much much more…. Read more »

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  • Posted on October 3rd, 2014


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    Minimum Maximum in Block-T on Friday night was one of the best Nialler9 gigs yet. The no advance warning on the lineup made for a special occasion and our limited capacity was sold out by 9pm as the first band took to the stage. That band, Planet Parade, played their first gig in four years… Read more »

    Posted on September 29th, 2014


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    Today, Adebisi Shank announced that they would be no more after this weekend’s Dublin shows (and another overseas one). The band were a constant in the last seven years for me. Live, they were one of my favourite experiences: quite unlike any other rock band. Vinny in his red mask inebriated on bass, Lar, who… Read more »

    Posted on September 24th, 2014



    The annual Culture Night where buildings, museums, galleries and more open their doors to the public for the night is happening this Friday night. Here’s a roundup of all the recommended musical events happening. Free unless stated otherwise.  Full programmes.  iPhone and Android apps are also available. Dublin Culture Night Concert with RTÉ Concert Orchestra / Sinead White / We Cut… Read more »

    Posted on September 16th, 2014




    The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ were announced last night. Nominated albums must be submitted in advance to the prize so if you’re favourite album isn’t there, that might be the reason. Mercury Prize shortlist 2014 Anna Calvi – One Breath Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow Damon Albarn… Read more »

    Posted on September 11th, 2014


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