As was announced last year, Knockanstockan is on a fallow year in 2017 but the organisers couldn’t help themselves in doing something around the time. Instead, they’re planning a series of gigs around the country and first up: May 12 in Whelan’s with Farah Elle, Robocobra Quartet, Beach, New Secret Weapon and one more to… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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Last week, I pointed out the lack of women on a small dance music festival’s lineup as an example of how music still has a long way to go in order to see more women on the lineup of festivals of all-stripes: electronic, Electric Picnic, whatever. Promoters tell you that they don’t see gender when… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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Electric Picnic tickets went on sale this morning and all of the tiers are already sold out. So if you were one of the lucky ones who got some tickets, here’s who is lined up to play in Stradbally from September 1st to 3rd this year, as was leaked via Twitter this morning, and it’s a… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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MusicTown 2017 is a 10 day festival happening in Dublin city from April 7th to 17th by Dublin City Council and promoted by Aiken that aims to celebrate the music diversity of this town and city. Already announced last month were a Nialler9 and Young Hearts Run Free BYOB show From Darkness to Light –… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Win Free passes: Saturday: JFDR @ The Sugar Club (€12.50) Saturday: Myles Manley, Strength NIA @ The Workman’s Club (€10) Saturday: Lumo Club @ Tengu (€10, 10:30pm) To enter: Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2017

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Julie Byrne & Nadia Reid will both play a show together at Whelan’s in Dublin on August 30th. The New-York singer-songwriter Julie Byrne released the fine album Not Even Happiness in January of ethereal folk music and ambient music, while  New Zealand songwriter Nadia Reid released her second album Preservation last month. Tickets priced €16 go on… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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Northern Ireland’s only three-day music and arts festival Sunflowerfest has announced its first acts headed for Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough from 28th – 30th July 2017. Under the theme of A Parallel Universe, the following acts are playing: 
Rubber Bandits King Kong Company Beans on Toast Electric Swing Circus Le Galaxie Malojian Mr B The Gentleman… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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TUESDAY MARCH 21ST: Tunesday @ Mr. Bradley’s (9.30, free) At last – a regular filler for the early-week slot of the gig guide. While it’s a crying shame the newly-outfitted Bradley’s is no longer amenable to the harsh/leftfield sounds that established its reputation, any residency for Cork artists is a good one. Tonight: bluegrass from… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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Magnetic Fields and Kristen Hersh (Throwing Muses) are lined up for one and two National Concert Hall’s Perspectives Series shows respecively this summer. American songwriter Kristen Hersh plays NCH on Friday July 23rd to perform a solo concert in support of her new double CD and book. Stephin Merritt meanwhile has two shows under the… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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