Today, the volunteers and homeless who were occupying Apollo House vacated the premises to honour the court order to get them to vacate but not without strong words for the state. In a statement, Home Sweet Home said: “It is regrettable that in recent days the state has failed to take this opportunity to publicly… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2017

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FKA Twigs directed, starred and dances in a new two-minute ad for Nike. ‘Do You Believe In More’ is a typically exotic clip from the performer. New song ‘Trust in Me’ with production from Oneohtrix Point Never features in the ad. Her last song was ‘Good To Love’ The new ad is not the only… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2017

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The Choice Music Prize is this year the RTÉ Choice Music Prize for the first time and the announcement of the 10 Irish albums were revealed a short time ago on 2FM’s Tracy Clifford Show by Tony Clayton Lea, chairman of the judging panel. The 10 albums shortlisted by the judges for Irish album of… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2017

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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 January 10th, 2017

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Tuesday January 10 Bowie RAW @ The Grand Social (€17.5o) A night of acoustic Bowie songs V&A Exhibition: David Bowie Is @ Lighthouse Cinema (€15, 9pm) Screening of exhibition film. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs |… Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2017

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HomeBeat and Ensemble Music present a headline solo show for Canadian violinist, Arcade Fire member and composer Sarah Neufeld on Thursday February 2nd in Bello Bar. Tickets are €12/€15 from Eventbrite. Aiken are bringing over the Scottish singer and multi-instrumentalist C Duncan for gigs in Cork, Limerick and Dublin in May. The dates are: Cork… Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2017

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The Beatyard is wasting no time in 2017 announcing some of its lineup to take place in Dun Laoghaire on the August bank holiday weekend. The first three acts set to play the festival were announced today: Candi Station, Bananarama and Horse Meat Disco. Tickets are currently 2 for 1 too. The Eatyard returns with… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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Apollo House in Dublin is a vacant building that has been occupied by the Home Sweet Home activists and campaigners since December 15th in the city. The volunteers which included many prominent musicians such as Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Kodaline and more aimed to start a national conversation about homelessness and to put pressure on… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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Future Sounds is a new indoor festival weekend taking place at the INEC Killarney on February 3rd next month. Playing the venue that night will be: All Tvvins Le Galaxie King Kong Company Little Hours John Gibbons Dashka The night is brought to you by the INEC and Spin South West. Tickets €28 available on… Read more »

Posted on January 6th, 2017

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