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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Mac Demarco, the charismatic Canadian river boy with the eccentric comedic demeanour and self-proclaimed ‘bum chic’ style graced Dublin with his tight-haired presence for the first time in five years last night. It was his first gig since he played Workman’s in 2013. Demarco’s show played it straighter than some of his other recent live… Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

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Dublin native Bodies or David Anthony McGeown gives us his new track ‘Numb’ off his debut EP, SOAK which will be released on November 27th via Minor Fall Records. The track is a collaboration with Overhead, the Albatross members David Prendergast and Ben Garrett that builds up slowly with a mix of alternative-rock and ambient… Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

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After a jampacked summer of playing festivals Wastefellow is back with his new two-track EP Enfold You, the first release in a year and a half from the native Dublin producer. Those of you familiar with Diolmhain Ingram Roche’s work and live performances will know that he brings a very colourful and digitally-enhanced representation to… Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

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Tuesday November 21 Tops @ Whelan’s (€16) This Canadian indie band are tops. Wednesday November 22 The Shaker Hymn @ The Grand Social (€8) Cork alt-rock. Dead Trees LP launch. Jessy Lanza, I Am The Cosmos @ DBD Venue (€14) Canadian electronic act. I Talk BB Mac Demarco @ Vicar Street (Sold Out) That old… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2017

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A music marathon will take place this Saturday November 25th on Grafton Street (St Stephens Green side), featuring 18 established and emerging Irish acts in partnership with First Music Contact. All proceeds from the music marathon go to The Simon Community. Featuring: Chasing Felix Curtis Wals Penrose Ivan Nicolas Dreaming Of Jupiter Floor Staff The… Read more »

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Fujiya & Miyagi play two Irish dates to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their excellent debut album Transparent Things which will now be made available on vinyl. Support on the nights comes from Donegal based electronic act Slow Place Like Home whose album’s title song ‘When I See You… Ice Cream!’ was recently premiered… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2017

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