Vol. 3 of the Limerick gig guide shows us an impressive portfolio of local acts performing in aid of different charities from Limerick Suicide Watch to ADAPT.  Also to be seen are performances from the internationally acclaimed HamsandwicH, Aslan and Declan O’Rourke. Tuesday December 13th Christmas with Judy Supperclub @ Upstairs Dolans. (SOLD OUT) With… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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After their debut tribute band to American punk-leaning ’80s rock band The Replacements sold out last year, Seen Your Video a band featuring Peter Toomey (The Immediate), James Vincent McMorrow, Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Danny Snow (Villagers), Thomas McLaughlin (SOAK) and James Byrne (SOAK) will do it all again for Womens Aid. The show takes place… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Life Festival have announced their first acts to play the dance festival in 2018 from MAy 26 to 28th and they are: Fatboy Slim, Adam Beyer B2B Joseph Capriati, Bugzy Malone Fatboy Slim played 70 gigs this year, more than any other year previous so he’s still keeping it going. Adam Beyer B2B Joseph Capriati… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Popular Music, like nigh on everything else, has been dominated with political sentiment in 2017. In a year where issues of race, class and gender were (sometimes painfully) brought to the fore of civic discussion, music has dutifully followed suit. In fact, much of this year’s popular music can be viewed as a reaction to… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Irish producer Caz9 will play an hour-long set as part of Always On – In Association with Moogfest, which will consist of 50 hours of live stream performances from female & non-binary musicians around the world. She will play her set upstairs in Whelan’s tonight Thursday, 7th December at 1am. You can watch the live… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Update: Young Hearts Run Free’s Christmas annual Yule show has been moved from Dublin Food Co-op in Newmarket Square in Dublin 8 to The Gloucester Street Recreational and Sports Centre at 21 Gloucester St South (off Townsend street). A suporting wall in the Co-Op has fallen and all events there have been cancelled until it’s… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Belfast duo Bicep will play three dates with Hammer in Ireland next year. Bicep’s self-titled debut album was released this year which was followed by a three track EP ‘Glue’. Dates include: Thursday, February 1st @ Electric Garden, Galway Friday, February 2nd @ District 8, Dublin. Tickets priced at €20+ are available from Eventbrite.ie. Saturday,… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Turning Pirate’s annual New Year’s Eve gig returns to Vicar Street on December 31st and this year’s line-up features Featuring: Lisa Hannigan James Vincent McMorrow Booka Brass Mick Flannery Gavin Glass Jess Kav Niamh Farrell Planet Parade Joe Hearns Michael Hopkins Turning Pirate House Band MC Brian Quinn Music Director: Joe Furlong Tickets priced at… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 7TH Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Crane Lane Theatre (8pm, €20) 7-piece family brass band and one-time Gorillaz studio collaborators make a return to the ballroom of the Crane Lane. Mersk @ The Roundy (8.30pm, €5) Improvised drone from the current assemblage of the long-running Corkonian sound-art collective, in stand-alone performance and in soundtrack… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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The National Concert Hall will host a Shane MacGowan 60th Birthday Celebration on January 15th next year and a lot of famous people will be in attendance to participate including Shane MacGowan himself and: Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, Glen Hansard, Camille O’Sullivan, Johnny Depp, Cerys Matthews, Carl Barat of The Libertines, Lisa… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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Indiependence has announced its first names for the festival on Deer Farm, Mitchelstown in Cork from August 3 – 5 2018. And they are: Jake Bugg Everything Everything Walking on Cars Le Galaxie King Kong Company HamsandwicH The Blizzards Le Boom Sigala Cast Mylo Wild Youth 1000 Beasts Tom Grennan All Early Bird Tickets have… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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A new record store Blackwax Records is now open inside the Windsor Arcade on Meath Street Dublin 8 selling a selection of second-hand records with a mix of hip-hop, soul, disco, techno, house, Motown and 7″ records. Record store owner Willo Healy has been collecting records since he was 13 and has always wanted to… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2017

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Tuesday December 5th Shine @ Whelans (€11) Kekko Fornarelli and Roberto Cherillo with a mix of jazz piano and electronic sounds. Freddie Gibbs @ Button Factory (€20) Indiana Rapper Wednesday December 6th Ye Vagabonds, Alain Mc Fadden @ The Grand Social (€17.50+) Harmonic Carlow folk brothers. Mark Lanegan @ The Academy (€28+) The raspy alternative rock… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2017

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AVA – the electronic music based Festival and Conference will return next year in a new venue at the S13 Warehouse in Belfast for its fourth edition. Last year’s line-up included a wide range of national and international artists including Jeff Mills, Ben UFO, New Jackson, The Cyclist, Bicep, Ejeca, Orla, Denis Sulta, TinFoil and… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2017

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