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Read my interview with Festival Director Sarah McBriar on today’s Irish Times. Belfast’s electronic AVA Festival already announced live sets from Bicep, Boiler Room, RØDHÅD, Gerd Janson & more. Today, they’ve revealed the speakers and panels that they’ve lined up for the free conference for the day part of the festival in T13 Titanic Quarter… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2016

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The management at 105.2 TXFM did not apply to renew the radio station’s 10 year licence from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) so it will therefore cease broadcasting on October 26th at the latest. The BAI website posted a licensing update about it today for the Music-driven (Alternative Rock) Sound Broadcasting Service that confirmed… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2016

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Body&Soul have announced their second round of acts today to add to a lineup that includes Santigold, St. Germain, Mercury Rev, Wolf Parade, Floating Points and more. Heading to the Summer Solstice music, arts and culture festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath from June 17 – 19th are: The Gloaming Hudson Mohawke Neon Indian Gold… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2016

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Email to be in the draw for free entry: Friday: Choice Cuts: King & Purple Rain Screening @ The Sugar Club (€12.50) Saturday: Come On Live Long @ Unitarian Church (€10) Saturday: Blanck Mass, Magic Pockets, DJ Gib Cassidy @ The Grand Social  (€16, 11:30pm) Sunday: Willis Earl Beal, Myles Manley @ The Sugar Club (€15) How to enter free entry comps –… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2016

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Why is there a Two Door Cinema Club covers band playing Dublin, Belfast & Galway? That’s a question you may have had if you saw events for Tudor Cinema Club around Ireland for next week. A covers band? For an act with two albums? Something smells fishy… As you may know “Tudor Cinema Club” is the name… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2016

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There you have it. Glastonbury’s lineup is here. Main headliners for the festival on Worthy Farm from June 22 – 26 are Adele, Coldplay, Muse followed by Foals, LCD Soundsystem, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Beck, PJ Harvey, ZZ Top, Disclosure, New Order, Earth Wind and Fire, The Last Shadow Puppets, Skepta, Ellie Goulding, The 1975, Annie… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2016

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Having kicked off as a one-day festival in 2014, BARE in the Woods is back for its third year on June 11 in Garryhinch Woods, Portarlington, Co Laois  and they are hosting some legends after bringing Roots Manuva last year. Hip-hop originators The Sugarhill Gang are coming to Laois to headline and will be no doubt playing hip-hop classics… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2016

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Lumo is back in Tengu for its monthly party this Easter Sunday for dance-friendly club of music assortments. Last month we had tunes from Anderson Paak, MJ, Daft Punk, Fatima Yamaha, Caribou, Deacon Blue, Monika, Daphni, Disclosure, James Brown, Four Tet, William Onyeabor, Grimes and Kraftwerk in the mix. Resident DJs are Nialler9, Simon Roche… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2016

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2016 takes another one.  A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg has passed away at the age of 45. Cause of death is unconfirmed but Malik Taylor aka Phife Dawg had Type 1 diabetes and ill health over the last number of years that included to a kidney transplant from his wife in 2008. Malik Taylor was part… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2016

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