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Brian Cross aka B+ is a well-respected photographer in the world of hip-hop. Born in Limerick, schooled in NCAD in Dublin, but based out of LA for a long time, he has been responsible for many an iconic image. You will know his work: The cover of DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing Brasilintime and Keepintime – documentaries… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2016

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Celtic folk pop duo Saint Sister have announced a headline show at Unitarian Church, Dublin on Friday 27 May 2016. Tickets: €15.00 + fee on sale today from Ticketmaster. DJ Kormac has announced an Irish and UK tour of his A/V show. Featuring a stripped-down performance of Kormac, a drummer and vocalist, the tour starts Friday in Limerick: Friday… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2016

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Email to be in the draw for free entry: Friday:Sim Simma x Sunday Times: Colm K (All Night Long)  @ Wigwam Friday: EMBRZ, Ocho, M-Dot @ The Grand Social (€10, 11:30pm) How to enter free entry comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone… Artists:

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Update: Janet Jackson’s upcoming dates in Ireland and the UK have been postponed, “due to scheduling difficulties.” Last year, Jackson had to undergo surgery on her vocal cords and cancelled US dates on this tour as a result. It is not known if this is related. Tickets are available at point of purchase Due to… Read more »

Posted on March 8th, 2016

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After last year’s inaugural Musictown event, the celebration of music talent and culture in the capital of all genres by Dublin City Council is back for ten days from April 6th to 17th this year. Highlights include: Neneh Cherry and her husband Cameron McVey, famed for producing Massive Attack’s ‘Blue Lines’ album, will take part… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2016

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Filling in that big Oxegen-shaped hole in the July calendar, is now, the Punchestown Festival. Aiming for a much older audience, the one-day festival at Punchestown Racecourse is headlined by Lionel Richie with Shane Filan, James Morrison, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sister Sledge and Albert Hammond. It happens on Saturday 23 July 2016. Tickets priced €69.50… Read more »

Posted on March 4th, 2016

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I stuck my neck out earlier yesterday but I wasn’t far off for the winner of the Choice Music Prize. The winner was my second Choice from my original prediction in fairness. SOAK ended up being the winner of the Choice Music Prize last night in Vicar Street for her album Before We Forgot How… Read more »

Posted on March 4th, 2016

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Yesterday, the trailer for Cynthia Mort’s Nina, the biopic of the “High Priestess of Soul, ” Nina Simone, appeared. The film tells the story of the life of the jazz musician and civil rights activist Simone, who had addiction problems throughout her life. It stars Zoe Saldana in the lead-role along side David Oyelowo as… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2016

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Latitude Festival just revealed its lineup for the festival that takes place in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk from Thursday 14th July – Sunday 17th July, the same weekend as Longitude in Ireland. For example, Grimes is on the Latitude bill but is playing Dublin this month, so it’s likely she’ll be announced for Longitude after… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2016

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