The annual Culture Night where buildings, museums, galleries and more open their doors to the public for the night is happening tonight. Here’s a selection of  music highlights of Culture Night events happening in Dublin. All free. 1. Sing Along Social The Amphitheatre, Wood Quay My wife Aoife McElwain’s pop culture singing party / zero-commitment… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

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The best European showcase for new artists, Eurosonic, has announced the first 31 bands for their 2018 edition in Groningen in the Netherlands, who are drawn from 25 countries including Denmark, the focus country. First names (chosen by) Alice Merton (de) – ARD Ana Curcin (rs) – RTS/Radio Belgrade One Drops & Points by Pascal… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2017

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The Rathmines and Portobello music festival Canalaphonic returns next weekend with a slightly different programme that doesn’t involve an outdoor stage (this might have something to do with it) but there will be over 50 acts playing across 14 stages in the area, kicking off with Culture Night on Friday 22nd. The Saturday will feature… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2017

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Sounds From A Safe Harbour is back after its debut in 2015 and there’s a lot of things happening in Cork city this weekend starting tonight until Sunday including headline gigs of The National, Lisa Hannigan and Bon Iver and those in Coughlan’s, St. Luke’s and Cyprus Avenue but this year in a programme curated… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2017

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Other Voices returns to Dingle’s St. James Church from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December and the first names have been announced for the TV show / mini-festival. Perfume Genius (Seattle, USA), Songhoy Blues (Timbuktu, Mali) & Aine Cahill (Cavan, Ireland) and the IMRO Other Room artist Katie Laffan has been announced to play in… Read more »

Posted on September 13th, 2017

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Adding to the first lineup of acts for Metropolis which includes TLC, Jungle, Richie Hawtin and Leftfield, the organisers have announced some new artists and DJs who are going to play in the RDS that weekend. They are mostly drawn from Ireland’s rich music landscape and include: New Jackson Hubie Davison Adian Coker (UK) LE BOOM… Read more »

Posted on September 7th, 2017

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Kiasmos are coming back to Ireland after their Electric Picnic gig this past weekend, courtesy of Hidden Agenda who present the Icelandic electronic duo of Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen’s live show at Vicar Street on Sunday 5th November.   Tickets on sale via Ticketmaster on Thursday 7th Sept at 9am. Kiasmos have a new… Read more »

Posted on September 5th, 2017

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Hard Working Class Heroes, the annual music showcase and conference taking place in Dublin from Thursday 28th – 30th September in Dublin has announced the stage times and which bands will play where around the city. All times below on the images. The conference is a must-attend for anyone interested in music and industry matters…. Read more »

Posted on September 5th, 2017

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Sounds From A Safe Harbour is back after its debut in 2015 and it had already announced its main headline gigs of The National, Lisa Hannigan and Bon Iver (sold out) and those in Coughlan’s , St. Luke’s and Cyprus Avenue but there’s a lot of things happening in Cork city from 14th to 17th… Read more »

Posted on August 31st, 2017

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For what is now an annual tradition, I present the Nialler9 Electric Picnic DJ mix put together by myself. Featuring 22 songs and 26 artists all playing at Electric Picnic this weekend, this mix is for your pre-festival work prep, your packing, your journey down, your campsite (not too loud now), your car and your… Read more »

Posted on August 29th, 2017

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All the main stage times for Electric Picnic are being revealed by Irish Times and the organisers this week.  Electric Arena, Cosby, Little Big Tent, Mindfield and Leviathan just added. The Clashfinder is firing up. Watch out for my annual Electric Picnic DJ mix featuring all EP artists coming today. Here’s where I’m playing at… Read more »

Posted on August 29th, 2017

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The Red Bull Soundome is a geodesic dome featuring 46 speakers and 5 subwoofers under the floor that provides a totally unique dancing/listening experience and it’ll be in the woods near Trenchtown at Electric Picnic next weekend. I got the chance to try it out this week from its home in Kilkenny and for a… Read more »

Posted on August 25th, 2017

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Just Eat Retreat are putting on a Full Moon Party all weekend at Electric Picnic and among the DJs lined up to soundtrack the occasion are: Utah Saints, Nialler9, Marcus O”Laoire, Barry Redsettaz, Cait Lorcan Mak, This Greedy Pig, Key Thing (We Three Kings), Baz Hickey, Dylan Higgins, Lumigraph, Major Problems, Nev Jio, Daire and… Read more »

Posted on August 24th, 2017

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The Locals & Nialler9 have teamed up to raise money for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. We have a number of tickets for the now sold-out Electric Picnic and we are going to be giving them away in an online raffle. To enter, simply donate an amount below and you’ll be in with a chance to win. The more… Read more »

Posted on August 22nd, 2017

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