Grizzly Bear announced their long-awaited new album is out in August 19th and is called Painted Ruins. As well as revealing new song – ‘Mourning Sound’ the band also announced a world tour starting in Dublin’s Vicar Street on October 5th. See all dates here. Tickets priced €32 go on sale Wednesday 24th May at… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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Artwork: Donough O’Malley/The Public House for Nialler9. Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops and its stock returns on Saturday April 22nd  There are the usual list of exclusive once-off releases that may feature in the shops. Here’s a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and below you’ll find the special events and… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2017

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The American rock songwriter Ryan Adams will play an Irish tour in September taking in Belfast, Cork and Dublin. 08 Sept. Ulster Hall: Tickets from £35 incl. Booking fee. 09 Sept. Cork Opera House: Tickets from €44.05 incl. Booking fee. 11 Sept. Olympia: Tickets from €40.05 incl. Booking fee and restoration levy. 12 Sept. Olympia:… Read more »

Posted on February 24th, 2017

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The ninth IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards were held last night in their HQ and it featured live sets from Soulé, Jafaris and Overhead, The Albatross. The awards, voted by IMRO members, who are bands, artists and songwriters were given out as follows: The award for National Live Music Venue of the… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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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. Ocean plays Dublin’s Vicar Street on Friday 12 May 2017 and Belfast’s Waterfront on Saturday 13 May 2017. Tickets priced €48 / £27.50 – £38.00… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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Update: Chance The Rapper’s original show in the Olympia Theatre is to be rescheduled due to conflicts but the good news is that Chance  will now play two shows in the Helix, on Wednesday 23rd and Friday 25th November instead.  Current ticket holders will have first choice on exchanging their tickets for either of the… Read more »

Posted on August 23rd, 2016

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It’s summer. That means festivals, holidays and weddings to attend, which sometimes means you miss things. Like the announcement that HMV is to close all its remaining four Irish stores two years after Hilco Capital re-opened them. That means the Belfast store is the only HMV that will remain. Paul McGowan, CEO of   Hilco… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2016

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Artwork: Donough O’Malley/The Public House for Nialler9. Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops and its stock returns on Saturday and this year, it feels like there’s a lot less focus on the actual Record Store limited releases and more of a focus on the actual physical shops that exist and the… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2016

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The New Year’s Eve gig announcements are upon us so if you decided to go out on the night here’s what’s on offer so far. Email [email protected] if you’re got a suitable event around the country to add to this. For non-music events hit up Visit Dublin for a guide. On December 30th, there’s also… Read more »

Posted on December 23rd, 2013

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Paul Cheevers put together a collection of old RTE clips showing some of the body-popping, body-locking dance moves that went on in the era. Footage is taken from Borderline, Newsline, the TV show Boom Babies set in Ballymun and the Top Of The Pops/ The Tube-style show Megamix. Collection of old dance videos from the… Read more »

Posted on November 12th, 2013

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My second hand knowledge of post-punk from the early ’80s comes almost entirely from Simon Reynolds’ excellent book Rip It Up & Start Again. It covers the period of 1978 to 1984 where as a reaction to punk, bands delved into a more idiosyncratic form of music-making, a discordant complex style characterised by razor-sharp muscular… Read more »

Posted on July 31st, 2012

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Nicole Miglis

35 tracks from 35 countries. Every month, MAP (Music Alliance Pact) asks music bloggers to represent their home country and to pick a track that represents a nation. The results are posted on all of those blogs on the 15th of each month, downloadable in one file or playable one by one on each blog…. Read more »

Posted on May 15th, 2012

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The Karman Line lies at an altitude of 100 km (62.1 miles) above the Earth’s sea level, and is commonly used to define the boundary between the Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. Now that’s out of the way, have a listen to some airy electronic productions from Cork’s The Karman Line via their new EP… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2011

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