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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

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    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

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    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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    After last year’s GIF marathon, we returned to Stradbally this year with the intention of more GIF action. As captured by Killian Broderick and turned into GIFs by me, this is a selection of what went down at Electric Picnic in moving form featuring St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Outkast, Beck, Sleep Thieves, Portishead, Glass Animals, Girl… Read more »

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  • Posted on September 4th, 2014

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    More Electric Picnic coverage including stage times and more info. 1. Glass Animals Sunday, Body & Soul main stage, 10:30pm One of my favourite new bands of the year. I first encountered the Oxford band at SXSW and they were an impressive live act. Since then, their ZABA album has established them as purveyors of… Read more »

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  • Posted on August 26th, 2014

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    Tahliah Barnett wanted to be a dancer. After begging her mother, she finally went to dance college, where she felt nothing substantial. She danced in big pop videos for Jessie J and Ed Sheeran but she realised it was music was the source of her desire so she became the musician, twigs and later, FKA… Read more »

    Posted on August 13th, 2014

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    Longitude Festival is fast approaching this weekend in Marlay Park and while you already probably know the big draws you’re going to see whether it’s Haim, Disclosure, Ben Howard, Massive Attack, Rudimental, Hozier or Chvrches, like last year, here are my recommendations for five acts per day to see that are lesser known but equally… Read more »

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  • Posted on July 16th, 2014

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