If you are looking for something different to do tonight, you’re in luck. Something very cool sounding is happening in Christchurch Cathedral and it’s FREE in. Temple Bar Gallery and Studios in association with the artist Matt Stokes and Christchurch Cathedral present Sacred Selections, a live pipe organ recital featuring experimental transcriptions of underground music… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2007

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Totally forgot to mention this… on the 8th and 9th of March the Modeselektor DJ Team are hitting Electric City, Dublin and Fast Eddies, Cork respectively. Going to be one hell of a night if it’s even half as good as their Electric Picnic performance! Nice video here to sate your appetite: [ MySpace |… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2007

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The public voting for the Irish Blog Awards commenced over the weekend and nialler9 (your friendly neighbourhood music blog) is nominated in THREE categories: Best Blog, Best Music Blog and Best Designed Blog. Cool Beans. So if Mike or myself have ever turned you on to some music you didn’t know about, you can show… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2007

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So this week is the one year anniversary of J Dilla’s untimely death. As I said back in April last year, it’s sad that it takes the death of a person to recognise the value of their life’s work but the sentiments around the remembrance are celebratory, life-affirming even, if you’re familiar with the fruits… Read more »

Posted on February 12th, 2007

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Ok, so what’s new about this I hear you ask. Well, nothing really, I won’t lie. In the mass hysteria surrounding A Weekend in the City, I’ve gone back and had a listen to Bloc Party’s Silent Alarm. Everyone knows it, and many like it, but if you haven’t heard Silent Alarm Remixed, get it…. Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2007

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Over at Aiken’s site, details for a gig at the Marquee in Cork list the band as “Bell End 1” and ticket prices are listed as €229.20 each! LOL! I heard you’ve been dropped lads but that’s a ridiculous price even by Ticketmaster’s standards! Update: It’s now completely obvious it’s been hacked. See Blogorrah for… Read more »

Posted on February 8th, 2007

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So it seems Aesop Rock is the latest artist to contribute to Nike’s Original Run series. The idea is to be a 45 minute continuous mix that you can listen to while wearing your Nike apparel. You’ve probably already heard LCD Soundsystem’s mix from a few months back. The idea that one of the best… Read more »

Posted on February 8th, 2007

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I really hate Crawdaddy as a venue most times, including last night but 65 Days of Static’s unique hybrid of post-rock / experimental electronica was worth the trip on a cold and biting February night. It was the first time they have played Ireland despite being from Sheffield in England and it was a stormer… Read more »

Posted on February 8th, 2007

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There’s been some fantastic release already this year – for example the Busdriver album that Mike posted last week is mindbendingly brilliant (apply more appropriate superlatives here), but there are plenty of other releases worthy of your attention too. As the blogosphere wets its pants at every morsel of media and information surrounding Arcade Fire’s… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2007

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On Gav’s recommendation, We went along to Crawdaddy last night to see Terrordactyl who he had been raving about for the last few weeks. The band were supporting Cork band Rest and were just starting as we got there. What followed was a tremendous swell of beautiful post-rock/math-rock noise which sent shivers down my spine…. Read more »

Posted on February 4th, 2007

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Another video, but one of the best I’ve seen in ages. Chris Clark’s Body Riddle album has been getting some decent play from me of late and this track is one of the standouts. For people fascinated by insects, particularly close-up shots of insects in all their strange hideous beauty – you’ll love this. Go… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2007

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I went to Messiah J & the Expert in Whelans on Saturday night and they were fantastic, so glad I got to see them live. I’m surprised I lasted til the end as I had one of those Saturdays where you start drinking shortly after noon and feel out of step with the rest of… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2007

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You might want to check out industrious young Dublin hopefuls Channel One’s new EP, Permissions. The band seem to have been keeping a fairly low profile since a few festival appearances last summer, and a support slot with Humanzi in December. This has afforded them the necessary time to get together a 4-track EP (with… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2007

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Looking for something a bit different to do this evening? I recommend a night at Future Shorts in 4 Dame Lane tonight. Basically, you get to watch some interesting and engaging short films in a nice relaxing space and have some beers while you’re doing so. Upcoming films include satire from Tokyo, a documentary from… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2007

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A fresh release from the wonderfully eccentric emcee Busdriver, aka Regan Farquahar, hit the shelves today. Roadkill Overcoat (the prolific LA artists seventh release in six years!) comprises of twelve quite diverse numbers, each with their own unique individual charms. Production from Boom Bip and Nobody ensures captivating pads & melodies and solid beats are… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2007

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