Quarter Block Party Festival in Cork have announced its lineup to take place across North and South Main Street from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th February 2017 in venues such as St. Peter’s Church, Triskel Arts Centre and Spailpín Fánach. Read my interview with Aisling and Caoilian of Quarter Block Party reflecting on the challenges… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2017

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St. Patrick Festival have announced two gigs to take place around the holiday that will feature new and contemporary Irish talent from March 16th to 19th. Both take place on Saturday 18th March at 8pm. Young Blood The Beat and Voices of our Generation @ National Concert Hall Featuring musicians, poets, storytellers and rappers: Rusangano… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2017

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The Galway Jazz Festival has been running for 12 years now and in 2016, the organisers Ciaran Ryan and Matthew Berrill talked to the artists about their chosen field of jazz and improvised music. What they heard from visiting musicians was a lack of support and opportunity for performances outside Dublin and specifically, the lack… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2017

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Coachella, one of the biggest drawing music festivals around announced its lineup today and it includes some big names: Radiohead, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar at the top. Coachella takes place in Indio, California over two weekends in April: 14th-16th and 21st to 23rd. Other names of note on the lineup for the festival include The… Read more »

Posted on January 3rd, 2017

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Anthony Byrne, the owner of Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre which operates as a pop-up nightclub District 8 run by a consortium of promoters (including Subject, Archetype, Bedlam & Hidden Agenda) may close if his plans to demolish the building to build a 298-unit “aparthotel” goes through, as Newstalk reports. Plans were submitted before Christmas for a… Read more »

Posted on January 3rd, 2017

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Tuesday January 3rd Christy Moore @ Vicar Street (€39+) Kildare folk legend. Also Jan 11/12. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Wednesday January 4 Culture Vultures: I Have A Tribe,… Read more »

Posted on January 2nd, 2017

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As trailed back in November with Donal Dineen reflecting on the No Disco TV show and the lack of current outlets for music not of a mainstream disposition, for music of a high-grade artistic disposition. It promised a new kind of show and that show debuted on Christmas Eve on Facebook. Made with Myles O’Reilly… Read more »

Posted on January 2nd, 2017

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Wednesday December 28 RRIC w/ The Orange Kyte (Canada) + The Urges @ The Grand Social (€10) Fuzz and psych-rock. RSAG, Kilo 1977 @ The Sound House (€10) Kilkenny multi-instrumentalist Sim Simma: Florentino @ Wah Wah Club (€8, 10pm) Bass and reggaeton DJ. DJ Marky @ Wigwam (€15, 11pm) Drum & bass. Snowbombing Launch Party Kerri… Read more »

Posted on December 28th, 2016

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