I have some thoughts about Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music shops taking place around the world on Saturday. But before that, here’s a roundup of Irish activity. If there’s anything to add, leave a comment below. Photo from Failte Ireland. First up, a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and the list… Read more »
Elastic Witch, the record shop run by Gib Cassidy for the last three years in Twisted Pepper is to close on Record Store Day Saturday April 19th. But not for the reason you might think. Anyone who’s popped into shop in the last while might not have been greeted by Mr Cassidy and his lovely… Read more »
Our LGBT brothers and sisters are the focus of lots of attention at the moment, between retrograde homophobic attacks and the constitutional amendment to extend rights to same-sex couples. With important steps towards progress, there are still steps backwards. Being a young person is hard enough, being one who is seen as different from the… Read more »
Here’s a roundup of all the Record Store Day Ireland activity for April 20th so far. If you’ve anything to add, leave a comment below. Record Store Day is the opportunity to celebrate music and the places that facilitate not just the purchasing of music but the sharing of ideas and information, where friendships are… Read more »
‘Someday’ the brilliant single from the Belgian pop duo Float Fall now has an evocative video from Cork’s Feel Good Lost. The track is available now on iTunes and will be out on 7″ for Record Store Day.
Another Record Store Day release, this one. a selection of six covers of doo wop songs by Patrick Kelleher. Doo wop’s brand of pop relies heavy on vocal harmonies and Patrick’s voice is one up to the task. The ghost in the title also comes from his ability to add some haunting atmospheres to songs. The… Read more »
Record Store Day takes place this Saturday 16th of April – it’s the day we celebrate and support our local independent record stores around the world and remember what’s so great about them no matter where we live. There will be live in-store performances, once-off compilations and limited releases. Also worth a read is Ciaran… Read more »
Conor O’ Brien aka Villagers was asked by Charlotte Gainsbourg last autumn to write her a song. Conor obliged and wrote ‘Memoir’ during a U.S. tour. It was recorded a week later by the duo together in Paris. It will get a 7″ release backed by ‘Set The Tigers Free’ (with artwork by Conor) on… Read more »