Metropolis Festival is only over a weekend away now and so the organisers have announced their afterparty late-night lineups for what’s going on after the main event and it looks like this: SATURDAY Laurent Garnier + eve @ Button Factory Mix & Fairbanks + Orange Tree Edits + Long Island Sound @Hangar Krystal Klear (all… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2017

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The Turning Pirate crew’s annual New Year’s eve gig is a bacchanalia of celebration and collaboration has been running in Vicar Street since 2006. It brings together some of Ireland’s most talented artists and special guests which in the past has meant appearances from the likes of Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Richie Egan, Camille O’Sullivan, Bell… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2017

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Future Islands are the next band following The National to be announced for a gig at the Donnybrook stadium, Dublin. It’ll take place next June 17th 2018 with a full lineup of acts accompanying them with gates open at 2pm that day. Tickets priced €63 go on sale Thursday 26th October at 9am through Ticketmaster.ie… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2017

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With the nights closing in and Halloween approaching, the Bram Stoker Festival will be soon upon us from the 27th to 30th of October and there’s plenty of music highlights incoming as part of the festival. 1. Turning Vampire Mixtape Vicar Street, October 29th The Turning Pirate crew turn their attention to a fright night… Read more »

Posted on October 19th, 2017

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Smirnoff set out a brand commitment earlier this year in their stated goal of doubling the number of female, LGBTQ and non-binary headliners at electronic music festivals by 2020, in the wake of recent talk of the lack of gender representation on bills across the world. As part of this initiative and following on from… Read more »

Posted on October 19th, 2017

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Majid Jordan has been announced for an Academy show on Sunday March 4th next year. The Toronto duo are known for their association with Drake’s OVO label and for collaborations with Partynextdoor. Tickets €26 + fees including booking fee go on sale Thursday Ocotber 19th at 10am from Ticketmaster. Majid Jordan’s second studio album, The… Read more »

Posted on October 19th, 2017

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Before we dig into the highlights of Cork’s gigging calendar for the weekend, shout-out to Sam and the crew at Connolly’s of Leap, dealing with the wrath of Ex-Hurricane Ophelia and whose events have been postponed owing to same. We’re told they’ll be good to go for October Bank Holiday weekend, great news for those… Read more »

Posted on October 18th, 2017

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Grayscale made its debut last year with gig in the Rotunda Room with Mr Mitch and Clu last year and a followup has been announced. Grayscale’s stated intention is to highlight audio-visual art in Ireland and once-off spaces is part of the deal it seems as the second event takes place in Wood Quay Venue… Read more »

Posted on October 18th, 2017

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Tuesday Oct 17 The Horrors, The Fontaines @ The Tivoli Theatre (€24) English rockers’ new album V has been well-received. (Sandy) Alex G  @ Whelan’s (€16.50) Philadelphia songwriter with 8 albums at age 23, 2 of them on Domino. Ruby Sessions: Mongoose, Tanjier, Mark Flynn, Melvin @ Doyle’s (€7, 9pm) Long running acoustic showcase night. The… Read more »

Posted on October 16th, 2017

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After an eight-day programme of gigs and music documentaries that included Cork alt-rockers’ Hope is Noise’s 20th anniversary shenanigans, live techno outfit Bhailíu and Leeside premieres of The Truth About Irish Hip-Hop and Notes on Rave in Dublin, IndieCork Film and Music Festival last night capped off the season by presenting their third annual Music… Read more »

Posted on October 16th, 2017

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Karin Dreijer Andersson’s Fever Ray project looks set to return very soon following the posting of a hotline number (where you can leave a message after the beep) and a short video teaser themed on a dating service. The Karma Kinksters video is here to watch (and contains explicit language). The former Knife musician released… Read more »

Posted on October 16th, 2017

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