The annual South By Southwest Festival takes place in Austin in March and is the world’s biggest showcase of new music. As such, there’s not much better places to see new bands even if it’s debatable if 75% of the thousands of bands going there should actually bother. SXSW is for bands with traction, with… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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Body&Soul has announced its first names for the festival in Ballinlough Castle from June 23rd to June 25th. The festival will remain at capacity of 15,000 this year (same as last year). The big names were announced via The Ticket’s Facebook page. This year’s lineup looks like this so far: Vitalic Hundred Waters Metronomy Lambchop… Read more »

Posted on February 21st, 2017

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J. Cole is due to play Dublin’s 3Arena on October 18th this year as part of his extensive 57-date 4 Your Eyez Only tour. Tickets on sale this Friday 24 February at 9am from Ticketmaster priced from €54.65 – €60.45 + fees. J Cole Tour dates 6/1/17 Columbia, SC The Music Farm 6/2/17 Jacksonville, FL… Read more »

Posted on February 21st, 2017

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Win Free entry: Friday:  Gabriel Garzón-Montano @ The Workman’s Club Saturday: Bitch Falcon @ The Workman’s Club (€13) To enter: Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day… Read more »

Posted on February 20th, 2017

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Hennessy Lost Fridays returns to the RHA Gallery on Ely Place on Friday March 3rd. The night will feature live music, DJs, poets and visual artists in a unique gallery setting. Lined up for the first edition of 2017 is: electronic A/V musician Bad Bones and her dancers, the singer-songwriter Valerie Francis, poet John Cummins,… Read more »

Posted on February 20th, 2017

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Hawk’s recent track ‘Take It Away’ was inspired by Julie Hawk’s friend who was followed home one night. The video for the song by James Byrne adds an off-kilter element by filming Julie performing the song topsy turvy. ‘Take It Away’ is from the new EP, She Knows which goes to be released March 17th…. Read more »

Posted on February 20th, 2017

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 20TH: Nope. No music as usual on a Monday night. What a curious recurrence. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21ST: Karl Blau @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €15) Northwestern indie hero gone country/Americana troubadour tours Ireland supporting new album ‘Introducing Karl Blau’. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22ND: #CorkLovesMusic @ Coughlan’s (8pm, SOLD OUT) The first in a series of… Read more »

Posted on February 20th, 2017

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Danish musician Agnes Obel has been announced for headline show at The Olympia Theatre in Dubin on Tuesday June 6th. Tickets priced from €32.50 inclusive of booking fee and restoration levy go on sale at 10am this Friday, February 24th from Ticketmaster. Agnes Obel’s most recent single is ‘It’s Happening Again’ from album Citizen Of… Read more »

Posted on February 20th, 2017

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