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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Whelan’s now annual Ones To Watch Festival is back next week to banish the January blues from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th January with 50 new Irish bands to check out over the four days in 3 venues including Whelan’s main venue, Upstairs and The Village. Tickets are €5 per day or €10 for 4 days… Read more »

Posted on January 7th, 2014

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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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