Irish producer Caz9 will play an hour-long set as part of Always On – In Association with Moogfest, which will consist of 50 hours of live stream performances from female & non-binary musicians around the world. She will play her set upstairs in Whelan’s tonight Thursday, 7th December at 1am. You can watch the live… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Update: Young Hearts Run Free’s Christmas annual Yule show has been moved from Dublin Food Co-op in Newmarket Square in Dublin 8 to The Gloucester Street Recreational and Sports Centre at 21 Gloucester St South (off Townsend street). A suporting wall in the Co-Op has fallen and all events there have been cancelled until it’s… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Following on from the release of ‘Canaries’ earlier this year Dublin four-piece band Let’s Set Sail have released a five track EP on Homebeat Presents. ‘The Nothingness Of Now’ is a delightful mix of ambient folk and upbeat electronic sounds with honest vocals from Warren McCarthy that stick true to his Dublin roots. The open… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Belfast duo Bicep will play three dates with Hammer in Ireland next year. Bicep’s self-titled debut album was released this year which was followed by a three track EP ‘Glue’. Dates include: Thursday, February 1st @ Electric Garden, Galway Friday, February 2nd @ District 8, Dublin. Tickets priced at €20+ are available from Eventbrite.ie. Saturday,… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Turning Pirate’s annual New Year’s Eve gig returns to Vicar Street on December 31st and this year’s line-up features Featuring: Lisa Hannigan James Vincent McMorrow Booka Brass Mick Flannery Gavin Glass Jess Kav Niamh Farrell Planet Parade Joe Hearns Michael Hopkins Turning Pirate House Band MC Brian Quinn Music Director: Joe Furlong Tickets priced at… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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A new record store Blackwax Records is now open inside the Windsor Arcade on Meath Street Dublin 8 selling a selection of second-hand records with a mix of hip-hop, soul, disco, techno, house, Motown and 7″ records. Record store owner Willo Healy has been collecting records since he was 13 and has always wanted to… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2017

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Tuesday December 5th Shine @ Whelans (€11) Kekko Fornarelli and Roberto Cherillo with a mix of jazz piano and electronic sounds. Freddie Gibbs @ Button Factory (€20) Indiana Rapper Wednesday December 6th Ye Vagabonds, Alain Mc Fadden @ The Grand Social (€17.50+) Harmonic Carlow folk brothers. Mark Lanegan @ The Academy (€28+) The raspy alternative rock… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2017

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Trinidadian-born English pop star Billy Ocean, the man responsible for stone-cold classics ‘When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going’, ‘Caribbean Queen’, ‘Get Outta My Dreams’ among others is coming back to Ireland He plays Vicar Street Dublin on Friday 12th October and Waterfront, Belfast on Thursday 11th October 2018. Tickets priced at €50+… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2017

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The St Patrick’s Festival have announced ‘Equivalent Exchange’, a collaborative evening of music with DJ and composer Kormac, The Irish Chamber Orchestra and special guests in Vicar Street on Sunday 18th March 2018. Over 30 musicians will take part on the night including Kormac’s Big Band, Irish Sierra Leonean singer Loah, conductor and composer Eimear… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2017

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Kevin McGloughlin and London producer Max Cooper have collaborated on a project titled Resynthesis. The video was directed by Kevin McGlouglin and explores themes of time and space, employing photography and realtime footage showing scenes around Dublin. “My aspiration in this piece was to create a journey for the viewer, a passage through space and… Read more »

Posted on December 4th, 2017

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Beatyard have announced that Orbital will headline the festival on Sunday 5th August 2018 on Dun Laoghaire Harbour Dublin next year. The brothers reunited earlier this year after announcing their split back in 2014. Two for one Saturday and Sunday tickets priced at €50+ are available until December at The-Beatyard.com Sunday day tickets go on sale… Read more »

Posted on November 30th, 2017

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Tuesday November 28 Wolf Alice @ Olympia Theatre (€27+) London four-piece alternatice rock band who released ‘Visions of a Life this year. The NARLI Annual General Music @ IMRO (Free) AGM of the National Association of Record Labels of Ireland 2017. Mulatu Astatke @ Sugar Club (€30+) Ethiopian father of jazz. Sun Kil Moon @ Vicar… Read more »

Posted on November 28th, 2017

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Le Galaxie are hosting a Christmas party in The Academy, Dublin on Friday December 8th. Special guests on the night include Le Boom, who are fresh from their sold out headline show in Whelans last week and Dublin hip-house trio Bon Voyage. Tickets are €30 from Ticketmaster but I have two tickets to giveaway which… Read more »

Posted on November 28th, 2017

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Mother’s New Year’s Eve party in The Hub will feature a live show from Le Boom who just played their first sold out headline show in Whelan’s on Friday*. Mother DJs Ruth Kavanagh and Ghostboy will also be on the decks to ring in 2018 on the night. Tickets priced at €10+ are available now… Read more »

Posted on November 27th, 2017

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Mullingar band The Academic will play their biggest headline show to date in the Iveagh Gardens on Friday 20th July 2018. Tickets priced at €35 go on sale Friday December 11th from Ticketmaster.ie Most recently, the band released a live looped video of ‘Bear Claws’ that went viral. The band’s debut album Tales From The… Read more »

Posted on November 27th, 2017

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