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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Ticket giveaways: Wednesday:Beck’s Rhythm Series: Bill Laurance Project @ The Sugar Club ( €17.50) Friday:Beck’s Rhythm Series Taylor Mc Ferrin & Marcus Gilmore @ The Sugar Club (€12.50/€15, 11pm) Saturday: Sensorium: Block T’s all day 5th birthday @ Tivoli /… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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Following on from the release of two great singles from her second album Blood which is out  July 31st, Lianne La Havas has been announced for a Dublin gig later this year in the Olympia theatre on Thursday December 3rd. Tickets are €25+fees on sale Friday but I have the first two tickets on the… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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Update: Clu have just been added to the lineup for a DJ set after their big performance at Body&Soul this past weekend. Block T are celebrating five years of being cool boys and girls who facilitate creative, artistic and performing arts through their space and organisation. I put on a couple of gigs with them… Read more »

Posted on June 25th, 2015

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Next week, Meeting House Square in Dublin’s Temple Bar gets a permanent sound installation called Continuous Drift. The installation put together by Sven Anderson which allows visitors to use their phones to trigger different compositions to playback from eight speakers built into the four big umbrellas that cover the square. The compositions were commissioned by… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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If you were to pick the single best festival in Ireland at the moment, it’s certain to be Body&Soul. As I said last year, it’s the most beautiful festival in Ireland. The weather always helps but also does putting it on during the summer solstice, the brightest weekend of the year. It’s the attention to… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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This weekend’s Hay Festival programme in Kells is full of talks about books, food, art and history among other things and includes speakers like Lynda La Plante, Anne Enright, Myles Dungan, Diarmaid Ferriter, Rosanna Davidson and Brian Eno… Wait, what? Eno and Rosanna at the same festival. Amazing. Eno will be in the Meath town… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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John Grant’s third album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure has been announced for release on October 2nd The press releases references synthesizer merchants John Carpenter and Bernard ‘Black Devil Disco Club’ Fevre and suggests the album will be a mix of Grant’s electronic pop side and his ballad side. Guests include Tracey Thorn, Amanda Palmer and… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2015

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Ticket giveaways: Saturday: Absolut Pride Mother’s Dublin Block Party @ District 8 (5pm – late) Sunday: Electric Eel Shock @ The Workman’s Club How to enter ticket comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2015

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After their main stage appearance at Body & Soul, Meltybrains? are celebrating the overdue appearance of the vinyl of their recent ‘Donegal’/’IV’ release with a series of activities starting today. From their melty mouths: Today: MeltyMask Painting Master Class We will be providing a ‘master class’ in how to paint your very own melty mask…. Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2015

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