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As has become a dance, drink and DJ tradition, Casa Bacardí is back at the sold out Electric Picnic this year and they’ve announced their DJ lineup. It includes: Joey Negro (Friday), George Fitzgerald (Saturday), A-Skillz (Sunday), Jackmaster (Sunday), Maurice Fulton (Sunday), The Reflex (Friday), Oliver Nelson (Saturday), Idjut Boys (Saturday), Rayko (Friday), Kokiri, Billy… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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Mercury Rev, SOAK, Lucy Rose, Arca, Braids, JME + Aurora are among the names added to Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavík in November. The line-up already includes Björk, John Grant, Beach House, Father John Misty, Battles, and loads more. 46 bands were added in total including a lot of local Icelandic bands too. Iceland Airwaves additions… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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There are two Nialler9 events this Saturday and Sunday by the way. Check into the gig guide every week for what’s on this week. This Saturday night’s Hollow Sounds Kilkenny show has moved to Set Theatre due to ticket sales. The lineup for it will be Jape, Slow Skies & Neon Wolf with a Jape… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Ticket giveaways: Wednesday:Beck’s Rhythm Series: Bill Laurance Project @ The Sugar Club ( €17.50) Friday:Beck’s Rhythm Series Taylor Mc Ferrin & Marcus Gilmore @ The Sugar Club (€12.50/€15, 11pm) Saturday: Sensorium: Block T’s all day 5th birthday @ Tivoli /… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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Following on from the release of two great singles from her second album Blood which is out  July 31st, Lianne La Havas has been announced for a Dublin gig later this year in the Olympia theatre on Thursday December 3rd. Tickets are €25+fees on sale Friday but I have the first two tickets on the… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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After last year’s whopper success of a gig with Booka Brass Band and Somerville at Fitzwilliam Square, in which hundreds of people turned up, Happenings and Nialler9 present a special new Irish music outdoor double bill for the summer of 2015. Ájo Arkestra are a big collective of musicians who know how to get a… Read more »

Posted on June 25th, 2015

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Update: Clu have just been added to the lineup for a DJ set after their big performance at Body&Soul this past weekend. Block T are celebrating five years of being cool boys and girls who facilitate creative, artistic and performing arts through their space and organisation. I put on a couple of gigs with them… Read more »

Posted on June 25th, 2015

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Next week, Meeting House Square in Dublin’s Temple Bar gets a permanent sound installation called Continuous Drift. The installation put together by Sven Anderson which allows visitors to use their phones to trigger different compositions to playback from eight speakers built into the four big umbrellas that cover the square. The compositions were commissioned by… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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If you were to pick the single best festival in Ireland at the moment, it’s certain to be Body&Soul. As I said last year, it’s the most beautiful festival in Ireland. The weather always helps but also does putting it on during the summer solstice, the brightest weekend of the year. It’s the attention to… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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