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No nominations for PJ Harvey, Bibio and James Blake but grime features in Skepta and Kano, Radiohead might win their first Mercury music prize and David Bowie received a post-humous nomination. Here are the albums in full that are up for the shortlist. The process has changed by the introduction of a a new finalists… Read more »

Posted on August 4th, 2016

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District 8 have revealed the artists and the dates for the autumn schedule from September to December. The combined promoters of Hidden Agenda, Subject and Bedlam are bringing over the likes of: Joy Orbison, Daniel Avery, Pantha U Prince, TEED, Ben Klock, Surgeon and Lady Starlight, Ejeca, Blawan, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Dmitri From Paris,… Read more »

Posted on August 4th, 2016

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The club night Mother, a gay and straight-friendly dance club has operated out of Copper Alley Night Club for the last six years but this Saturday the venue will host its last one there before moving to The Hub in Temple Bar. It was the only club in Copper Alley. The move is happening because… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2016

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As Electric Picnic gets ever closer (a month away now), more details are being revealed. The mobile home area of the festival, Trailer park which features 30 stages largely made of caravans and mobile homes is the latest to be detailed: The Mobile Home Stage is where the music happens so expect performances from: CC… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2016

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​PICTURED: Ian Dempsey (Today FM), Lisa Ní Choisdealbha (IBI), Brian Adams (Today FM) & Sinead Troy (Yangaroo Music/IASCA) // Photo: Arthur Carron

It used to be easy. When a musician wanted to send their music to a radio show or journalist, they’d get the relevant address, stick it in an padded envelope and send it in the post. But the internet complicated that system and now some people prefer digital (me, my laptop doesn’t even have a… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2016

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Grace Jones will play the Olympia Theatre Dublin on September 21st. The fashion and music legend will perform a set on the stage with support from Mother DJs. It’s partly for the cameras too as the Irish production company Blinder Films and Sligoville are making a documentary about Grace’s life called Grace Jones – The… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2016

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The Smoke Clears is the abstract ambient project of Galway producer John Daly, who will be releasing an album on All City Records in September. Daly, who has recently released on Running Back, Feel Music and One Track Records appeared as The Smoke Clears in 2013 with a full-length and this followup continues that ambience… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2016

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