December 16th - 31st. Loads of special once-off gigs and Xmas/NYE parties.
If you’re looking for tickets to sold out gigs try #ticketfairy on Twitter. Ticket freebies this week: December 19th: Shift present Die Hard @ The Sugar Club December 20th: Subject presents Surgeon, DJ Skirt @ The Grand Social December 21st: I Am The Cosmos, Terrierz, Elastic Witch DJs December 21st: Sense: Daithí @ The Academy December 30th: Happenings and Nialler9 presents: New Year’s… Read more »
Posted on December 16th, 2013
Highlights: Le Galaxie, Action Bronson, State’s Midnight Mass with Skelocrats and more, Hidden Agenda’s Xmas Party with Frank B, Toby Kaar and Krystal Klear, Forward/Slash with Tara Masterson Hally, xxxy, On The Record presents 2013, Alex Metric, Twinkranes with Girls Names. The Nialler9 Gig Guide is the weekly list of personally recommended Dublin gigs taking… Read more »
Posted on December 18th, 2012
Owensie’s second album Citizens (listen here) is definitely in my top five Irish albums of the year. Here’s a new Christmas song ‘The Old Breadline’ he recorded for the charitable benefit of St Gabriel’s School and Centre in Limerick. It’s out today via Out On A Limb Records on iTunes and Bandcamp. Artwork by Darragh… Read more »
Posted on December 7th, 2012
Highlights: State’s Midnight Mass with Toby Kaar, Kool Thing, Little Xs For Eyes, Bitches With Wolves, Come On Live Long and more, Lisa Hannigan’s three headline gigs, Skream, Spies Seasonal Soiree, Loud Mouth Compilation Volume 3 Launch Party, The Jimmy Cake, POGO/HSSH’s Stephen’s Day Bash… Oh and Christmas. A list of recommended events taking place… Read more »
Posted on December 20th, 2011
Sent out to funders of her upcoming Goldmine project, Nina Hynes (with Fabien Leseure) covers a song from Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas (aka the best Christmas album ever). The album is three-quarters the way towards completion with vinyl copies promised for February/March. Download via Bandcamp.
Posted on December 11th, 2011
A list of personally recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin. All times are 7.30pm/8pm unless stated. Feel free to leave your picks in the comments. A special bumper gig guide covering all Christmas and New Year’s Eve gigs of notice. If you know of any other relevant NYE events taking… Read more »
Posted on December 20th, 2010
From the end of their Other Voices gig (my full review here) a couple of weeks ago and serving as a nice festive sneak peek into what’s to come in the new year, Hawley, Hannigan and Cocker perform ‘Silent Night’.
Posted on December 16th, 2010
Amazing. Rage against the Machine appeared on BBC Radio 5 live this 9am morning to support the internet campaign to get ‘Killing in the Name Of’ to number one for Christmas. After a few minutes talk, the band played the song live and the inevitable happened… (via State)
Posted on December 17th, 2009
Merry Christmas blog readers! Thanks for checking in over the course of 2008. Here’s a genuine modern Christmas song. Frightened Rabbit – It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop Get the extra nice choir version of this song from Fat Cat. Frightened Rabbit Myspace
Posted on December 25th, 2008