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Body & Soul are putting on The Shapeshifter’s Ball, a special “evening of Immortal Proportions, Dark Veils & Twisted Tales in association with the Bram Stoker Festival” in IMMA on Saturday October 25th. The “intimate, slightly twisted, Gothic-themed soiree” will feature live, theatrical and chilling performances including: the DCC/Opera in the Open: ‘Der Vampyr’ by… Read more »

Posted on September 30th, 2014

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A few weeks ago Generator NI announced Output’s daytime  series of talks with names like Andrew WK and Tom Robinson taking part. Today, they’ve announced the series of free night gigs for which Nialler9 is teaming up with Belfast magazine The Thin Air in the Black Box with Dublin electronic disco tune of the year contenders Ships,… Read more »

Posted on September 30th, 2014

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Homebeat’s Fading Light festival returns for this year from Friday October 24th to Monday October 27th in Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry “between the mountains and the sea, on the weekend that bridges the shortening light and the impending darkness”. Split into light and dark, Fading Light by day features Owen Dwyer’s Running Technique Workshop, Beach Yoga,… Read more »

Posted on September 29th, 2014

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Minimum Maximum in Block-T on Friday night was one of the best Nialler9 gigs yet. The no advance warning on the lineup made for a special occasion and our limited capacity was sold out by 9pm as the first band took to the stage. That band, Planet Parade, played their first gig in four years… Read more »

Posted on September 29th, 2014

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In a world in which U2 give away an album and Beyoncé releases an A/V album, it’s natural other established musicians with fanbases eager to hear material will do something similar. In Thom Yorke’s case, given Radiohead’s background of experimental release mechanisms and his outspoken thoughts about the music industry, it’s no surprise then that… Read more »

Posted on September 26th, 2014

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Young Hearts Run Free have put together a small but beautifully-programmed festival taking place in a fortnight in Dublin city with an emphasis on the craft of music in all its forms. The events will take place in Marsh’s Library, National Concert Hall, Bello Bar, Molloy & Dowling’s and other surprise locations from Friday 10th… Read more »

Posted on September 26th, 2014

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One of the best Irish bands who existed, and one of my favourites since I started this site in 2006 have called it a day officially today. Having just released their third album, Adebisi Shank have announced the end of the band as they go out with two final Dublin shows on Thursday and Friday… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2014

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This Saturday as part of the IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival , the IFI  are screening Love is All, a film that will take the audience through the 20th century exploring love and courtship as seen on screen. The film uses the music of Richard Hawley to soundtrack the first kisses captured on film, and will frame… Read more »

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

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