Songs to Beat the Blues is the latest compilation release from students in the Sound Training Productions in Dublin. Every year, STP put together a charity compilation for a good cause with previous albums including Growing Home (Peter McVerry Trust), Silver Lining (Headstrong) and My Lovely EP (My Lovely Horse Rescue). €250,000 has been raised… Read more »

Posted on February 8th, 2017

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Cat Power has been announced for a show at Vicar St, Dublin on March 16th. Chan Marshall last played here at Castlepalooza last summer but we’re expecting some new music to be aired at this upcoming gig. Her last album was 2012’s Sun. Tickets priced €30 go on sale this Friday 10th February at 9am… Read more »

Posted on February 8th, 2017

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Foals’ Edwin Congreave are coming to Dublin for a DJ set at Opium Rooms on Paddy’s Day, March 17th courtesy of Bedlam and Abstract. The band’s Edwin Congreave will be in town to play a set. Congreave is one half of Deep Shit with Friendly Fires’ Jack Savidge. Check out two mixes – one disco… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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8Radio, the only alternative station offering left in Ireland is back on the airwaves on a temporary licence in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick from now until Sunday March 26th. Its frequencies are Dublin (94.3FM), Cork (106.7FM), Limerick (105.2FM) and Galway (89.5FM) on FM in Ireland. 8Radio was formed by Phantom’s Simon Maher and received… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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The last time En Vogue played Dublin, they had to downsize the gig from Tripod to Crawdaddy. Since 2010 though, more people are into ’90s R&B than ever it feels like, so maybe time is right for a do-over. En Vogue play Vicar Street on April 6th this year. so expect to hear the likes… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 6TH: We’re all still wrecked from Block Party, no music or anything for anyone. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7TH: UCC Battle of the Bands @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, free/€2 for non-students) The baby child of UCC’s old music societies, UCC Music Society, continues its annual battle of the bands, with local weirdos Land Crabs joined… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2017

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After last week’s reveal of Orbital as Saturday headliners, today it’s been announced that Aphex Twin return to play Forbidden Fruit and headline the Sunday night after playing the festival’s inaugural outing back in 2011. That adds to the recent news that Bon Iver will curate and headline the Monday June 5th date along with… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2017

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