Regular readers will know my enthuasism for German glitch-techno duo Modeselektor. I have up until now neglected to mention their new album Happy Birthday! which came out last week officially. Where Hello Mom! revelled in the barrage of techno, hip-hop, ambient and electro, Happy Birthday! takes its cue in from the vestiges of early 90s… Read more »

Posted on September 19th, 2007

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A gig worthy of a heads-up methinks. Jeffrey Lewis and his band the Jitters are playing in Crawdaddy tonight with support from The Mighty Stef. Tickets are €14 standing / €17 seated. I first saw jeff in the same venue in March 2006 and he was an engaging performer complete with anecdotal songs and powerpoint… Read more »

Posted on September 18th, 2007

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Congratulations and bualadh bos all round to the winners of the Feist competition who got 1 ticket each: Claire and Pat McG won the tickets and Stevenski won a copy of Feist’s album The Reminder. I’ve sent you three emails by now. The gig is gonna be a cracker! Here’s a reminder..

Posted on September 17th, 2007

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I got some sweet hookups – two tickets for the Feist gig in Tripod on 25th September along with a copy of the latest album to giveaway. All you got to do is answer this screamingly hard question: What is the title of Feist’s latest album? To enter, leave a comment below with your answer… Read more »

Posted on September 6th, 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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The weekend was too good for words (right now). Proper review and video to come. Until then, enjoy the visuals. Bodytonic Tent, 10am Saturday Super Extra Bonus Party, Bodytonic Tent, Sat @12 Loads more after the jump.

Posted on September 4th, 2007

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A few people have asked for my recommendations for this years festival so I’ll try and do a roundup of stuff I’m looking forward to and you can take from it what you will. As a caveat, every decent festival experience should contain elements of surprise, so y’know, take a few wrong turns here and… Read more »

Posted on August 29th, 2007

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Sunday’s times have a few blanks in the Electric Arena according to what fell off the lorry. Anybody care to fill them in? MAIN STAGE 10.45-12.00 Primal Scream 08.45-09.45 Iggy & The Stooges 07.00-08.00 Sonic Youth 05.15-06.15 Soul II Soul 03.30-04.30 Horace Andy 02.00-02.45 Aim 12.45-01.30 Luisito Quintero 12.00-12.30 Gospel Choir

Posted on August 27th, 2007

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Leaked onto Thumped from that same lorry. Of course, times are subject to change and all that but it should help you see who is clashing! MAIN STAGE 12.00-02.00 Chemical Bros 10.00-11.15 The Jesus and Mary Chain 08.15-09.15 Polyphonic Spree 06.30-07.30 Magic Numbers 04.45-05.45 Easy Allstars Radiodread 03.00-04.00 Craig Armstrong 01.30-02.15 Marlena Shaw & Orchestra… Read more »

Posted on August 27th, 2007

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* Updated from the Official as of Thursday. Main differences is Bjork has a longer set, and Simple Kid has been moved to Sunday along with Oppenheimer, JD Thompson and The Rumours added to Crawdaddy Stage instead of How I Became the Bomb MAIN STAGE 10:30-12:00 LCD Soundsystem 08.15-09.45 Bjork 06.30-07.30 Hot Chip 05.00-05.45 Ukelele… Read more »

Posted on August 27th, 2007

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I think this is the upbeat podcast I’ve been promising all summer. As the sun finally shone this weekend, it puts us in good stead for the next when we descend on Stradbally once again for the festival of the year. So to get you all pumped about the Electric Picnic which starts Friday, this… Read more »

Posted on August 27th, 2007

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Here’s a gig I’m looking forward to. A behemoth of a line-up with Venezuela-born Miguel Trost Depedro aka Kid 606 kicking out the glitchy breakcore jams with able support from my favourite Irish electronic artist Herv and new boi Creator (see mp3 below). I’ve never been at a Kid 606 gig before so I’m really… Read more »

Posted on August 22nd, 2007

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Tucked away in the listings section of the Pod website is the announcement that El-P will be coming back on September 29th (same weekend as HWCH) to play the newly refurbished (by then) TBMC venue (then to be rechristened Cargo) with support from Deep Burial. €15 a ticket. The Sunday Business Post reported about the… Read more »

Posted on August 20th, 2007

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I went to a Dan Deacon show and I walked out wearing a fluorescent yellow neon t-shirt. Such was the insane experience of Friday night in Crawdaddy that it turned me into a new rave looney look-alike. Kieran says it was “one of THE best gigs of my life” and Aoife says “Dan Deacon changed… Read more »

Posted on August 20th, 2007

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