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Canalaphonic happens next Friday and Saturday 23rd and 24th in Rathmines and Portobello across over 20+ venues and bars and the Leinster Cricket Club which will have a 5,000 capacity. I interviewed Abner Browns’ Dave Judge last week about his work with the free festival. Here are the stage times for next weekend to get… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2016

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The Northern Ireland Music Prize today announced its shortlist of 12 albums from Northern Ireland up for consideration for the award, which will take place November 11, Mandela Hall, Belfast. The shortlist was the result of 70 judges’ choices drawn from NI industry and media (should ask some ROI people too no?) The shortlisted albums… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2016

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Metropolis Festival have announced another rake of artists to play the festival in the RDS from November 3rd to 5th. New additions are: Jack Garratt, Paul Kalkbrenner, Cyril Hahn, Jessy Lanza, DJ Deece, White Collar Boy and Superpoze. Mount Kimbie will play the opening party alongside DJ Shadow. That adds to recent additions. Ticket info…. Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2016

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Hard Working Class Heroes is only a few weeks away and we already know the band lineup and times. But, a big part of the festival is the knowledge and information shared at the convention before the bands kick off that night. This year, The festival convention moves to the Chocolate Factory, Kings Inn Street,… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2016

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After the first show on September 21st sold out in seconds, Grace Jones’ will play a Olympia Theatre Dublin on September 22nd too. The gigs are for the cameras as the Irish production company Blinder Films and Sligoville are making a documentary about Grace’s life called Grace Jones – The Musical Of My Life to… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2016

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We Cut Corners have announced a new album The Cadences of Others will be released on Friday 4th November. The band’s third album was self-produced and was recorded in a church in the Dublin suburbs. It features guests Villagers’ Conor O’Brien on bass, members of Booka Brass and the Fratres String Quintet. The album was… Read more »

Posted on September 13th, 2016

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The annual Culture Night where buildings, museums, galleries and more open their doors to the public for the night is happening this Friday night. Here’s a selection of  music highlights of Culture Night events happening around the country. Free unless stated otherwise.  Full regional programmes. Website versions.  Apple Store and Google Play apps are also available. Dublin RTÉ… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2016

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Adam Buxton was only here a short month ago for the Vodafone Comedy Festival but the comedian and podcast host returns on November 20th in Vicar Street for a special BUG show to celebrate the life of David Bowie. This show will celebrate David Bowie’s music video and other on-screen appearances. Tickets priced €28 go… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2016

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Primal Scream have been announced for a date at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 30 November this year. The band’s new album Chaosmosis is their eleventh, featured guests Sky Ferreria and Haim. Recent gigs are drawn from their entire illustrious career leaning on XTRMNTR and Screamadelica. Bo Ningen will support. Tickets priced €35 inclusive of… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2016

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