Now we’ve kicked 2016 to the curb, it’s time to look forward. January is all about freshness, so here are 20 acts from around the globe who I reckon you’ll be hearing much more of this year. Some will be familiar to you but I expect to make an even bigger splash and some, I… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2017

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Whelan’s annual Ones To Watch festival takes place from Thursday to Sunday this week featuring a huge list of promising upcoming Irish bands. State.ie will be presenting their Faces of 2016 bands as part of the lineup (as denoted by an [s] below). Tickets for it are €5 per day or €10 for all 4… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2016

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lordhuron

Lord Huron is the nom de plume of Benji Schneider, a Los Angeles based musician from Michigan who put out two fantastic EPs of under the radar tropical harmony-heavy and hazy folk pop last year. The two EPs are called Into The Sun EP and Mighty EP. There are strains of the the same Afro… Read more »

Posted on January 13th, 2011

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Heads up for a four day mini-festival taking place on Wexford Street from this Wednesday to Saturday. Ones To Watch 2011 will see a buttload of new Irish acts playing over three venues: Whelan’s, Upstairs in Whelan’s and The Village. Tickets are just €10 each for four nights or €5 per night. Full lineup broken… Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2011

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