I try not to pigeonhole bands into genres too much but in Battles case, I’ll make an exception. Their music is math rock through and through. According to Wikipedia, math rock can be “characterised by complex, atypical rhythmic structures, stop/start dynamics and angular, dissonant riffs.“. One of the band is former guitarist from math rock… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2006

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You may or may not care, that in real life I am a web designer and developer. I’ve recently developed a band site for my good friends Super Extra Bonus Party so check it out and listen to their tunes, send them threatening emails, stalking photos, limbs etc. If you want to hear the band… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2006

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First 8 acts announced for the Foggy Notions stage at Electric Picnic this year – Tapes N’ Tapes Yo La Tengo Jape Aberfeldy Tilly and the Wall Semifinalists Psapp Archie Bronson Outfit A couple of healthy additions here with the much blogged about Tapes ‘n’ Tapes, the interesting Jape and the nialler9 approved indie pop… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2006

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In case you missed the boat the first time, tickets for the Radiohead / Beck show on August 24th in Marley Park are back on sale. Get them by worshipping at the altar of your local Ticketmaster overlords.

Posted on June 9th, 2006

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Here’s a list of some small (mostly independent) gigs you may not have heard about that are coming up in the next 30 days. Bong-Ra (Dutch breakcore) – with Prince Kong, Lakker, Melody Masher – [email protected] Kennedys – Westland Row, D2 – 1st June – €10 – See Kaboogie’s Myspace for more info. The Garden… Read more »

Posted on May 31st, 2006

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If you’re a fan of turntablists and creative DJs get yourself down to the Temple Bar Music Centre on Friday night (May 26th) for a performance from legendary DJ Q-bert formerly of the Invisibl Skratch Picklz. The gig starts at 11pm with support from Tuki, Savwar and Gem and tickets are priced €22.50. Update: More… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2006

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As you may or may not know, Bloc Party are currently recording their second album in Grouse Lodge in Westmeath. Rumours abound on the interweb this week suggest there will be a Bloc Party DJ set in the Hub this Friday (26th May) after the Radiator club night. It could be just be one member… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2006

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Continuing the great run of gigs in Dublin recently, this weekend saw Dublin host Architecture in Helsinki, DJ /Rupture and Final Fantasy. It was great to see Rupture on Saturday night seeing as I was blown away by Minesweeper Suite and some of his online mixes. Last night though The Village was jammers for Architecture… Read more »

Posted on May 15th, 2006

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Direct quote from IN DUBLIN via MCD. Hi:Fi Ireland Voted The Number 1 festival By In Dublin “This festival is already legendary – and it hasn’t even taken place yet” “Ok, we’re just going to list some of the initial line up to Hi:Fi, and we think you’ll get the idea…The Prodigy, The Streets, Paul… Read more »

Posted on May 6th, 2006

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Coldcut at The Village this saturday has been cancelled due to personal reasons. Full refunds available from point of purchase. Coldcut and Ninja Tune apologise to all the fans and hope to return soon. Boo.. Still though dildo, there’s always Rootical Soundsystem meets Firehouse Skank in the Belvedere, Denmark Street the same night.

Posted on April 20th, 2006

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I’ve been loving Australian 8 piece Architecture in Helsinki’s second album ‘In case we Die’. Symphonic melodies, fragile voices, endearing triumphant songs, smatterings of indie electronica and orchestral rock opera – It’s all here. Oh and bassoons, xylophones, melodicas and sitars. It’s so sweet and joyful it threatens to be too sugar coated, but ultimately… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2006

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First official Line-up confirmed: Basement Jaxx Massive Attack New Order Pet Shop Boys Groove Armada Anthony and the Johnsons DJ Shadow Damien Rice Yeah Yeah Yeahs The Frames Devendra Banhart Super Furry Animals Belle & Sebastian Rufus Wainwright (solo) Bloc Party Alabama 3 The Rapture Mad Professor Saul Williams Tom Vek Gang of Four David… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2006

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Jeffrey Lewis hitchedhiked his way into Dublin town last night to play an excellent show in Crawdaddy. Jeffrey is known for his blunt voice, direct lyrics and for his humorous comics. I wasn’t too enamoured with Jeff before last night’s show, I heard ‘Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song’ and ‘The Last Time I did Acid… Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2006

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I’m offering a great live set for your ears from Dublin based Super Extra Bonus Party, who were formerly known as the Illegal Kids. The set consists of some refreshingly upbeat electronica from the jangly tones of Spanik to the bouncy energetic Mushie Shake, and the ethereal Softly which samples Dublin singer songwriter Nina Hynes…. Read more »

Posted on February 16th, 2006

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