Just to recap on it all. Photo gallery above. Updates for State [plug] Issue 04 out Thursday [/plug]: Primavera – Thursday Primavera – Friday Primavera – Saturday Talk to you guys next week!

Posted on June 3rd, 2008

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Times New Viking just woke me up with their scuzzy shout rock. In the auditori for mary weiss of the Shangri-Las. Pissed we missed Bon Iver. Everyone’s saying he was brilliant. Wow. That was boring. Silver Jews are a nice soundtrack to a bout of extreme tiredness. The guy from Les Savy Fav is in… Read more »

Posted on June 1st, 2008

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In the massive auditori waiting for glen and marketa to start. This place is huge. Glen, marketa and band including graham hopkins are.. nice. Its all a bit too earnest though. Maybe it’s because i still haven’t seen once. Watching mv and ee at the atp stage from a patch of grass. Awful 70s jam… Read more »

Posted on May 31st, 2008

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I decided to twitter primavera updates to my blog cos I can. Keep an eye out for updates over the next couple of days. Listening to portishead soundcheck! Dublin and Barcelona airports were heaving with people primavera bound. Wonder why so may Irish come here? Fuck up with our wristbands. They weren’t clamped tight enough… Read more »

Posted on May 30th, 2008

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The Mantua Festival has announced some more headline additions to the three day event taking place in Ballinagare, Co.Roscommon from the 1st – 3rd of August for the fourth time. Múm, Daedelus, Poets Of Rhythm, Infomatics, Jinx Lennon, Bats, Terrordactyl, Gravenhurst, Clark, Shackleton have been added with a full line-up after the jump.

Posted on May 7th, 2008

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The first line-up for Mantua Festival in Roscommon is out of the bag, and it’s now a three day festival. Here’s the names on the board so far: Clark (Warp, UK) / Taskforce (MFTC, UK) / Shackleton (Skull Disco, de) / Couds (live) (Nopa, 2nd Drop, FL) / Cotti (Soul Jazz, Bassface, UK ) /… Read more »

Posted on May 1st, 2008

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2017’s lineup is here. Update: Deleted rumoured line-up to save confusion. Deep breath… Sex Pistols, Sigur Ros, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars, My Bloody Valentine, Goldfrapp, Christy Moore, Wilco, The Gossip, Duffy, Underworld, Tinariwen, CSS, Tindersticks, New Young Pony Club, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Cathy Davey, That Petrol Emotion, The Breeders,… Read more »

Posted on March 26th, 2008

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But it’s OK because we’ve got daily updates from the State team! Day One – Johnnie Craig Day Two – Johnnie with Photos by Dan Dennison Day Three – Johnnie with Photos by Dan Dennison# Day Four – Johnnie with Photos by Dan Dennison I’ll update this list as the week progresses.

Posted on March 13th, 2008

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But alas not to be. Maybe next year? No, definitely next year. I was looking at CubikMusik’s planned schedule for the week and turned green with envy. The bastard.. Anyhow, Cubik is an expat living in Austin and runs a super blog as you know , right? Well himself and a fellow team of Austin… Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2008

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The Shibeen Bass Festival is taking place in Rush, North Co. Dublin on the Saturday 3rd May (a Bank Holiday Weekend). A host of promoters are involved and it’s early days but so far !Kaboogie are bringing over Benga, FFF and Ruffneck Discotek crew. Superb! More details as they are announced. If you missed it… Read more »

Posted on February 11th, 2008

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I’ve been getting excited about this as it will be the first time I catch a live Boxcutter set. Stasis Collective present Boxcutter in 4 Dame Lane on the 22nd of February. The set will consist of a live 3-Piece Band (Drummer / synths / sampler / guitar) booming on a €6,000 rig. Boxcutter, known… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2008

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Just a heads up on a festival happening in Bray this Friday and Saturday. There will be two stages and it’s only a tenner in for both nights. The promoters are organising transport for Dublin gig-goers too. For more info and links check out the Sugarlips myspace page.

Posted on November 15th, 2007

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[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.nialler9.com/blog/images/hwch.swf” height=”500″ width=”487″ /] Thanks to photographers who let me use their Hard Working Class Heroes photos in the slideshow. Big bualadh bos: kDamo – http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdamo/ Ian Oliver – http://www.flickr.com/photos/letcombe/ Lili Forberg – http://misslili.blogspot.com/

Posted on October 2nd, 2007

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nialler9 contributor and SEBP member Mike giving it air-tennis socks at HWCH on Friday night. Photo courtesy of kDamo. Wonderful weekend in the Pod for HWCH which I will now summarise in bullet form. Despite my reservations about the Pod complex being the venue this year rather than scattered in venues across town, it was… Read more »

Posted on October 1st, 2007

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(To be sung to the tune of “North American Scum”) I think that was the best festival weekend I’ve ever had. My brain is still reeling from it. Anyhow, here’s how it went down musically @ Electric Picnic: Friday was a bit of a disaster. We left Dublin @ 4pm and got to Stradbally at… Read more »

Posted on September 5th, 2007

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