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St Germain has been announced for a gig at the Olympia Theatre on November 14th. Tickets are €36.50+fees on sale Friday at 9am but if you want to win tickets before Friday, enter the competition app below. St. Germain, the French musician and producer Ludovic Navarre first rose to prominence with his 2000 album Tourist,… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2016

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Knockanstockan is fast approaching this weekend and today, on the Irish Times, I talked to festival director Bettine McMahon about why after ten years of championing Irish music, the festival will take a break. We also talked sponsorship, the lack of hierarchy, the secret bands playing the festival this year and more. Check that out… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2016

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This week, Kilkenny’s St. John’s Priory is hosting a summer series of concerts from Thursday to Saturday and the lineup is a good one. It looks like this: Thursday – JFDR, Talos, Ásta Fanney & Indridi Friday – Mick Flannery Saturday – Heathers Fancy a weekend pass for you and a friend to each show?… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2016

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This guy proposed to his girlfriend at The National At Longitude last night

The National wouldn’t strike me the most romantic band but there are plenty of people who have bonded over their music’s angst-ridden honesty. Like this couple at Longitude Festival last night. During, ‘I Need My Girl’, the guy can be seen popping the question to his startled partner while some friends and confused festivalgoers look… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2016

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Richie Egan (Jape) is the latest guest on Jarlath Regan’s An Irishman Abroad podcast and the interview features some frank and honest words from Egan. Egan talks about his thoughts on his position as an artist in the world and where he fits in, he talks about moving to Malmo and the cultural and social… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2016

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Canalaphonic Festival returns on September 23rd and 24th and in May, the organisers teased some first names in May but we’ve got some more for the Rathmines based festival today. Additions Sample Answer Mick Pyro Maud in Cahoots Gavin Glass Nick Kelly The Sour Seeds Flecks CC Brez Aine Cahill New Valley Wolves Fox Jaw… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2016

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Do you like synths? Music for 18 Machines is a reimagining of Steve Reich’s minimal 1976 piece Music for 18 Musicians on its 40th anniversary and is a co-present between Note Productions and Synth Eastwood and was conceived by Simon Cullen (Synth Eastwood, Lasertom, Ships) and he will be joined on stage in the performance… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2016

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