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Ticket giveaway time: Booka Shade have been around for 25 years now and their music has always had a captive audience. They return to Vicar Street next Saturday April 26th with a brand new stage show that is supposed to be pretty insane looking. Finally, French DJ/producer Brodinski is hitting The Academy on Saturday May… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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Barndance festival, the BYOB festival in a secret location has shared some stage times and festival info for Friday’s event. STAGE TIMES GARDEN STAGE THE BARN TIME ACT TIME ACT 00:45-02:15 Fritz Kalkbrenner 00:00-2:00 Jamie Jones 00:00-00:30 King Kong Company 22:00-00:00 SNEAK 22:55-23:45 Smash Hits 20:30-22:00 Krystal Klear 21:45-22:45 Dj Yoda 19:00-20:30 Fish Go Deep… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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A roundup of events happening on Saturday April 19th.

I have some thoughts about Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music shops taking place around the world on Saturday. But before that, here’s a roundup of Irish activity. If there’s anything to add, leave a comment below. Photo from Failte Ireland. First up, a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and the list… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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Dublin Writers Festival is happening around the city over nine days in May from may 17th to 25th and in the programme this year are a number of events of interest to the music fan, as well as the literary one. Sat May 17 – Polar Bear spoken word workshop @ Axis, Ballymun (Free but… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2014

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The festival talkes place in Dublin from 24th - 27th April.

Darklight Festival takes place in and around Smithfield from 24th – 27th April and amongst the many events taking place at the digital arts festival there is a GIF exhibition, film and documentary screenings including The Act of Killing and Goodfellas, an emphasis on digital storytelling, print workshops, a make your own VR headset workshop… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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The Cork publication/zine We Play Here returns for issue two this week. Published by a team of five people including The Point Of Everything’s Eoghan O’Sullivan, Brad McLoughlin, Eimear O’Donovan and Emmet O’Brien, the zine looks at the Cork scene from the perspectives of its musicians and music people. Issue two is released on Record… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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Cian Ó Cíobháin’s An Taobh Tuathail, the RTÉ RnaG alternative music show of note is celebrating 15 years on air on May 1st, an impressive feat indeed. Ó Cíobháin will be marking the occasion with a special broadcast and like in 2011, the man is asking for your favourite covers of all-time for the 15th… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2014

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More names for the festival taking place on June Solstice weekend.

Body&Soul have added a second round of acts to its lineup today including: Gary Numan The Field Of Montreal Paddy Keenan (Bothy Band) & Steve Cooney Ballet School Slow Magic They’ve also announced Reckless In Love, the late night woods party featuring Mother, Nightflight/Airbound and Hidden Agenda DJs over three nights including The Drifter and… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2014

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