rainmachine

rainmachine

Kyp Malone's solo beard gets a gig

A list of recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin.

This week: Rain Machine, Fenech Soler, Green Velvet, State’s FREE gig, Mount Kimbie, Steinski, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Mystery Jets, Stornoway, Record Store Day, Patrick Kelleher’s remix launch, Wooden Shjips and lots more.

Tuesday 13th April
C.U.N.T. @ Crawdaddy (11pm, €3/5)

Wednesday 14th April
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Whelan’s (SOLD OUT)
Phantom Music Quiz for Friends of St. Lukes @ The Sugar Club (€50 per team of 5)

Thursday 15th April
Soundcheck @ Spy (7pm, Free, €5 after 11pm)
Rain Machine, James Vincent McMorrow @ The Academy (€18.50)
BellaJane , Little Xs for Eyes -@Whelan’s Upstairs (€8)
– U:MACK presents Wooden Shjips @ Whelan’s (€14)
MUSIK @ The Button Factory (10.30pm, €6)

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Posted on April 13th, 2010

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castlepalooza

castlepalooza Castlepalooza has announced the lineup for their fifth year running and it looks like their best yet. The festival takes place on July 31st and August 1st in Charleville Castle in Tullamore.

Good on them for booking Lonelady, Wave Machines, Mercury Rev, The Cast of Cheers, Adebisi Shank and Yes Cadets to name but a few.

The lineup includes:
Mercury Rev, Fionn Regan, Wave Machines, Taylor McFerrin, CODES, Cashier No. 9, Lonelady, Adebisi Shank, Tu-ki, James Vincent McMorrow, O Emperor, Robotnik, Alessi’s Ark, Colm Lynch, Funeral Suits, The Cast of Cheers, The Lowly Knights, Readers Wives, Samantha Marais, Attention Bebe, Funzo, The Blue Choir, Sarsparilla, DJ Steve Reddy, DJ Scope, Yes Cadets, Daithi O’Dronaí, Big Dish Go, Sounds of System Breakdown, Nakatomi Towers ( I heard recently they broke up?), Heroes In Hiding, Neptune City, Mercy the Sexton.

Capacity is 3,000 and tickets are available priced at €99 (including service charge) from castlepalooza.com and usual outlets.

MP3: Lonelady – ‘Immaterial’

MP3: Wave Machines – ‘Keep The Lights On’

MP3: Adebisi Shank – ‘Ohayou’

MP3: Yes Cadets – ‘Fashionista Art Party’

Posted on April 8th, 2010

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Laura Marling plays The Academy on Saturday

A list of recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin.

This week: DM Stith quietly visits Ireland and supports Adrian Crowley as well as gigs from Port O’ Brien, Antipop Consortium, Chew Lips, Laura Marling, DJ Feadz and local gigs worth going to including sets from The Cast of Cheers, Yes Cadets, Not Squares, Robotnik, Talulah Does The Hula, Sounds of System Breakdown, White Lies DJ at Propaganda and an All City Records takeover in the Bernard Shaw on Wednesday. Mp3s below too as always – make sure to check out the Four Tet remix of Antipop Consortium if you haven’t heard it.

FYI: Im DJing at Soundcheck on Thursday with The Bubble Boy and Platinum Jones.

Tuesday 6th April
C U Next Tuesday (indie/electro/pop/dance) @ Crawdaddy (11pm, €3/5)

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Posted on April 5th, 2010

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PB33 represent China in this month's MAP Every month, MAP (Music Alliance Pact) asks 36 music bloggers across the world to share a track from their home country that they think you should hear. Ireland is represented this month by The Cast of Cheers.

ARGENTINA: Zonaindie
ModularFemme Fatale
Listening to Modular’s music is like a journey back to a time when lounge and space-age pop were present on almost every soundtrack and TV show. This track is their own rendition of the great song Femme Fatale by The Velvet Underground, taken from a recent free EP called Yoga Para Extraterrestres (which you can download from here). Don’t miss Requiem Para Robert Moog, another great track from this EP.

AUSTRALIA: Who The Bloody Hell Are They?
OtoutoAstronauts
Exciting new trio Otouto from Melbourne have released a new single called Astronauts on their own artist collective label Two Bright Lakes. You may recognise singer Hazel Brown’s voice from Whitley’s song Killer. So catchy.
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Posted on March 15th, 2010

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Born Ruffians Say it

Born Ruffians Say it

Born Ruffians' new album has a song called Retard Canard

This weekly chart consists of ten of my favourite tunes right now including a new track from Born Ruffians’ new album, Frightened Rabbit, a new Girls B-Side cover, The Morning Benders, Aloe Blacc featuring El Michels Affair, Humanzi, The Rednecks and two remixes of Ireland’s best new band The Cast of Cheers. Don’t forget tonight’s gig in Andrew’s Lane: Super Extra Bonus Party, Cast of Cheers’ first ever gig, Enemies, Rubberbandits and Nakatomi Towers. All for a fiver. MayKay of Fight Like Apes and Heathers will be joining SEBP on stage. It starts at 9pm with The Cast of Cheers (an interview is on Ragged Words).

  1. Frightened Rabbit – Swim Until You Can’t See Land
  2. Operator PleaseLogic
  3. The Cast of CheersDerp ( Enda MacNally remix)More info / Super Extra Bonus Party “Chillwave” remix below.
  4. Born RuffiansSole BrotherNew album Say It out May 31st
  5. Aloe Blacc featuring El Michels Affair – I Need A Dollar
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Posted on February 26th, 2010

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Super Extra Bonus Party ALT. A list of recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin.

Shows from Girls, Hockey, Air, Jesca Hoop, Valerie Francis amongst others this week. The State Social #2 takes place downstairs in the Shebeen Chic and a mega-lineup for a fiver takes place in Andrew’s Lane on Friday with Super Extra Bonus Party, Rubberbandits, Nakatomi Towers, The Cast of Cheers and Enemies. Poster above. Sample MP3s below too.

Tuesday 23rd February
Air @ The Olympia Theatre (€49.20)
- Trashed (Indie/Electro club) @ Andrew’s Lane Theatre (10.30pm, €5)
C U Next Tuesday (indie/electro/pop/dance) @ Crawdaddy (11pm, €3/5)

Wednesday 24th February
The State Social #2 with Talulah Does the Hula @ Downstairs, Shebeen Chic (Free)
Air @ The Olympia Theatre (€49.20)
Antics with Wounds live (indie club @ Crawdaddy (€5, 11pm)

Thursday 25th February
Soundcheck @ Spy (7pm, Free before 11pm/€5)
PANDAmonium! @ Shebeen Chic (Free)
Choice Cuts: The Beatdown – T-Woc, Handsome Paddy, DJ Scope @ The Pygmalion (Free, 10pm)
The Mighty Stef and The Streetgang Sound – Whelan’s (€14)
Jesca Hoop @ The Academy 2 (€12)
Groove Armada @ The Olympia Theatre (€33.60)
Vyvienne Long @ The Sugar Club (€18)
MUSIK @ The Button Factory (10.30pm, €6)

Friday to Monday’s Listings »

Posted on February 22nd, 2010

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castofcheers

Or say hello to your new favourite Irish band.

Thanks to labels like The Richter Collective and the autonomous sphere of bands around the country making brilliant and mostly loud guitar music again (Adebisi Shank, ASIWYFA, Bats, Not Squares – to name a few) we can now add Dublin’s brilliantly-titled The Cast of Cheers to that list.

They’ve released their debut album Chariot via Bandcamp for FREE DOWNLOAD with a physical release coming in April. The album is a fully-formed 33-minute blast of post-punk, looping post-rock, tightly-wound songs with echoes of touchstones like Battles, Foals and Death From Above 1979.

It’s so good you’d wonder where this band appeared from? Some of them were involved in the band Abam so they’re not total newbies. Chariot is a breath of fresh air from a band I didn’t even know existed seven days ago. They’ll be supporting Super Extra Bonus Party in Andrew’s Lane Theatre on the 26th of February alongside Nakatomi Towers, Enemies and more.

Download their album now. Here’s 10 reasons why you should.

The Cast of Cheers – Chariot by richtercollective

Posted on February 12th, 2010

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