Reports based on on-air remark by Michael Eavis suggested that Glastonbury was to change its name to the The Variety Bazaar in 2019. That’s not true (I think). Glastonbury will remain Glastonbury and remain at Worthy Farm after a fallow year break in 2018 but the organisers are thinking about having another event called The… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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  Win Free entry to: Friday Jan 20: Paula Temple, Rebekah, Cailin @ District 8 (€15, 11pm) Saturday Jan 21: Lumo Club #16 @ Tengu (€5, 10pm) To enter: Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) in the body of the… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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The city and county’s gig scene begin to swing back to life following the post-holiday lull. Quarter Block Party, the first festival of the year, is just ahead and things are warming up nicely. TUESDAY 17TH JANUARY: Jack O’Rourke @ Wallis’ Bar, Midleton (8pm, €12) Night one of a two-night residency in Midleton for the… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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The Song Exploder podcast is one of the best music podcasts out there. The simple idea asks musicians to break down how they made, created and constructed one of their most well-known songs. Recent episodes include DJ Shadow’s ‘Mutual Slump’, Angel Olsen’s ‘Shut Up Kiss Me’, Jóhann Jóhannson’s ‘Arrival score’ and James Vincent McMorrow’s ‘Get… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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After last Friday’s Dance For Choice which raised over €7.6k for the Repeal the Eighth campaign, you’re going to see a lot more of fundraisers for the cause. Room For Rebellion is one such fundraiser, which will take place in two cities simultaneously, in Wigwam in Dublin and Rye Wax in South London on February… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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Music conference and showcase event Output Belfast, which takes place for the third year in a row at The MAC, The Oh Yeah Centre and other venues in Belfast on Thursday 16 February 2017 has revealed the bands and hosts for the live music part of the event. Bands lined up to play the free… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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Run the Jewels dropped their third album and you know what that means. Killer Mile & El-P today announced some European tour dates that start on Wednesday March 29th in Limelight, Belfast before hitting the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Thursday March 30th and onwards to Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Mayrhofen in Austria for… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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Today, the volunteers and homeless who were occupying Apollo House vacated the premises to honour the court order to get them to vacate but not without strong words for the state. In a statement, Home Sweet Home said: “It is regrettable that in recent days the state has failed to take this opportunity to publicly… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2017

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FKA Twigs directed, starred and dances in a new two-minute ad for Nike. ‘Do You Believe In More’ is a typically exotic clip from the performer. New song ‘Trust in Me’ with production from Oneohtrix Point Never features in the ad. Her last song was ‘Good To Love’ The new ad is not the only… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2017

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