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Output is a Belfast conference and gig showcase taking place in Belfast on Thursday February 18th. The conference part, which is free to attend with registration, will take place at The Mac during the day and will feature  a keynote address from Steve Albini, Paul Hartnoll of Orbital on music composition and placement, singer-songwriter Bry,  a… Read more »

Posted on February 2nd, 2016

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Trevor Powers has announced the disbanding of his project Youth Lagoon ahead of his Irish date this Saturday. On his social media channels, he posted an explanation calling the project “a transitional trilogy,” and going on to say his three albums occupy “certain isolated and solitary spectrum, a space I no longer inhabit, nor want to… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2016

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The new Guinness ad campaign is inspired by John Hammond, a music A&R scout and producer who over his career was largely responsible for the discovery of musicians like Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Pete Seeger, George Benson and Arthur Russell. New Yorker Hammond was among the first to spot… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2016

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Lumo, our new monthly club night, is back in Tengu on a Friday in February for its monthly of music assortments. Last month we had tunes from Bowie, LCD Soundsystem, Grimes, Soulwax, Hud Mo, A-Trak, Whitney, Kate Bush, Caribou, Neon Indian & Jacques Renault in the mix. Resident DJs Nialler9, Simon Roche and Gavin Elsted… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2016

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Late last year, Wicklow’s Enemies returned with some new music in the form of the playful ‘Play Fire’, which marked a new direction for the math rock-leaning band. 2016 brings US and UK tours in March including SXSW along with a couple of small Dublin shows in the Bello Bar where they will be showcasing… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2016

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Girl Band have cancelled all upcoming dates in January, February and March due to health issues but the April 1st gig in Dublin’s Vicar Street is going ahead. We are extremely sorry to announce that due to health issues we have to pull all upcoming shows in January, February and March. — Girl Band (@girl_band)… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2016

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This week, news reached that Block T, an arts and culture organisation based in Smithfield has to leave their premises in the Dublin 7 area and find space for 120 members who utilise the space’s 70 studios. Their members include dozens of practioneers in design, art, fashion, visual art, painting, web developers, screenprinting, musicians, animation… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2016

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Radiohead, Róisín Murphy, Afrika Bambaataa, Kelela, and Action Bronson are the new names added to the Reykjavík, Iceland Secret Solstice festival from June 17th – 19th this year. The only party inside a glacier is the festival’s tagline. Secret Solstice is held over the solstice weekend as the name suggests (the same weekend as Body… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2016

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