Forget Lovebox, this is more like it. New Additions ERASURE / MIA / MANIC STREET PREACHERS / SPIRITUALIZED-ACOUSTIC MAINLINES / UNKLE / EASY STAR ALL-STARS / FIONN REGAN / SONS AND DAUGHTERS First ever Irish show for UNKLE & MIA! Spiritualized! Awesome! Exclamation Mark! New moniker for Spiritualized means Pierce’s lot will be playing older… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2007

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LOVEBOX DUBLIN Saturday July 21st, Malahide Castle, Dublin Groove Armada Super Furry Animals The Rapture Toots & the Maytals Just Jack Sasha Jape Blackstrobe Live Evil Nine Spirit Catcher Rapture DJ set Kissy Sellout 515 DJs Deadbots Dancepig Hystereo Japanese Popstars Sourcecode The Super Furries are welcome anytime in my book, but I think I’ll… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2007

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(In which Messiah J, from local hip hop heroes Messiah J and the Expert tells of his experiences at last weeks South by South West festival in Austin, Texas. Thanks MJ!) “I’m so bored with the USA” – Joe Strummer Well , I’m not really! But I am bored IN the USA. I am writing… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2007

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So Oxegen has officially announced a line-up that includes Arcade Fire, Muse (shudder), Snow Patrol (double shudder), Daft Punk, Razorlight, Bloc Party, Kings Of Leon, Interpol, Tori Amos, Amy Winehouse, CSS, The Fratellis, The Kooks, Babyshambles ( No festival is complete without forty NME *hopefuls* ), Klaxons, James Morrison, The Goo Goo Dolls (LOL!) The… Read more »

Posted on February 23rd, 2007

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Sunday @ Hard Working Class Heroes ended in a whimper rather than a bang for me as the combination of the previous three nights, a football-related injury and the Peaches show left me jaded. I did manage to catch Butterfly Explosion in Spirit who were excellent. I had two great videos of “Score” and “Sophia”… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2006

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First off, I have to say I was (and still am) totally skeptical about the lack of variety at the Hard Working Class Heroes festival this year. 80 plus bands from Ireland with six acts from Canada largely represent the indie / indie rock genre with a very small amount of artists classed as other… Read more »

Posted on October 14th, 2006

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Normality is a hard thing to grasp after such an ecstatic weekend at Electric Picnic. The last festival of the summer came and went over the weekend (way too fast) with some amazing music and great memories. My body is sore, my throat is raw, I’m bloody tired but I wouldn’t swap it for anything…. Read more »

Posted on September 5th, 2006

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OK, so it seems it’s Electric Picnic week on the blog, so I thought I would put up some music from bands that are playing the festival this year. We alll know what most of the headline acts are we want to see so this post is going to highlight some of the smaller acts… Read more »

Posted on August 30th, 2006

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Next weekend sees the Mantua Lives Festival take place in Ballinagare, Roscommon. It’s a small festival run by a local art collective. There will be 4 stages of quality music as well as live visual art installations and a sculpture arena. There’s a main stage with a bit of everything including Luke Vibert, God is… Read more »

Posted on August 15th, 2006

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