Cat Power has been announced for a show at Vicar St, Dublin on March 16th.

Chan Marshall last played here at Castlepalooza last summer but we’re expecting some new music to be aired at this upcoming gig. Her last album was 2012’s Sun.

Tickets priced €30 go on sale this Friday 10th February at 9am through TicketMaster & usual outlets nationwide.

Posted on February 8th, 2017



Four years on from the death of MCA, it’s clear, as it should be that the Beastie Boys are done releasing music under the name.

In 2013, the remaining Beasties Mike D and Adrock appeared in a Yoko Ono video but there’s been very little else on offer.

On Friday, French band Cassius changed that with the appearance of a new song ‘Action’ featuring Mike D and singer Cat Power on the hook. It’s a rolling percussive dance track that has the hallmarks of a laid-back sunshine groove.

Posted on March 14th, 2016

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Castlepalooza today has announced a new partnership with Aiken Promotions for its 10th year that sees them bring in bigger names and move the festival from the August bank holiday weekend to Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd July.

On the way to a redesigned site at the haunted Charleville Castle in Tullamore this year are:

  • Caribou
  • Jurassic 5
  • Cat Power
  • Romare
  • Tiger & Woods
  • Alle Farben
  • Cian Nugent
  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire
  • Overhead, The Albatross
  • Somerville
  • Get Down Edits
  • The Altered Hours

That might be Castlepalooza’s best lineup yet on the strength of headliners alone.

Tickets are a bit more this year but are still a reasonable €134 + fees for the weekend with camping or €115 + fees for a weekend ticket. Tickets go on sale on Monday at 9am from Ticketmaster.

Posted on February 25th, 2016


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Ticket giveaways this week:

How to enter ticket comp – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig or Friday 3pm latest for weekend gigs.

Tuesday July 15

  • Hall &  Oates @ Olympia Theatre (SOLD OUT)
    [Pop] You can’t go to that, no oh. (Pictured)
  • Ham Sandwich @ Whelan’s (€17.50)
    [Indie]  Part of the Whelan’s 25 series of gigs.
  • Emily Portman Trio @ The Odessa Club (€10/€12)
    [Folk]  English folk music.

Wednesday July 16

  • Cat Power @ Olympia Theatre (€33)
    [Rock] Fully-seated show from Chan Marshall.

Thursday July 17

  • Phosphorescent @ The Workman’s Club (€20)
    [Indie/rock] “country jams with claustrophobic electronica and mournful Mariachi horns”
  • 3Epkano perform to Metropolis @ National Concert Hall (€15, WIN TICKETS)
    [Live score] 3Epkano celebrate their 10th year in existence by soundtracking the Fritz Lang sci-fi epic. (Pictured)
  • The Academic @ The Grand Social  (€8)
    [indie/Rock] Young Mullingar band about to take off. Bear Claws.
  • Bombino @ Twisted Pepper (€16)
    [African] A Tuareg guitarist whose latest album is produced by Dan Auerbach.
  • The Stunning @ Bulmers Live at Leopardstown @ Leopardstown Racecourse (€15)
     [Live] Every Thursday of the summer racing and music season.
  • Theo Parrish:Teddy’s Get Down @ The Sugar Club (€20)
    [Electronic] Full set with live band which features Amp Fiddler revisiting old and new Sound Signature classics.

Friday July 18


Saturday July 19


Sunday July 20

  • Longitude Festival @ Marlay Park (€59.50 day/€149.50 for weekend)
    [Festival] Massive Attack, James Vincent McMorrow, Banks, First Aid Kit, Rudimental, Mano Le Tough, Bondax, Julio Bashmore, Broods and more.
  • Hotter Than July @ Meeting House Square, Temple Bar (Free, 2pm – 7pm)
    [world music] Improvised Music Company & Big Bang Festival West African-inspired Dublin band Manden Express, new trad from Ensemble Eriu, Coisceim Dance, the Balkan flavour of North Strand Kontra Band along samba dancers and bluegrass.

  • Owen Pallett @ Whelan’s (€20)
    [indie/alt] The violinist and composer extraordinaire sticks around after his shows with The National. (Pictured)
  • Sim Simma! @ The Twisted Pepper (6pm, Free)
    [Reggae] Reggae, dancehall and afrobeat club. Johnny Dread, Tadhg Byrna Bwoi, Frankie Grimes.

Monday July 21

  • OKO/ Alarmist @ Whelan’s (€10)
    [Alt/jazz] The experimental side of post-rock/jazz new Irish music. (Pictured)
  • Kevin Devine, Paddy Hanna @ Whelan’s (€13)
    [Rock]  Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter.

Posted on July 15th, 2014

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This rather amazing 31 track compilation is a must-have for anyone interested in any of the featured artists not because they feature but because the standard of songwriting is so high that it exceeds most other charity compilations (AIDS charity Red Hot – A good cause too right?). All and sundry culled from North American alternative and indie music is present including: The National, Feist, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan, The Books, Yeasayer, My Brightest Diamond, Iron and Wine, Spoon, Arcade Fire, Dirty Projectors, David Byrne, Bon Iver, Beirut, Cat Power, Kevin Drew and on and on.. Ridiculous line-up. The album is released today. I’m seriously considering forking out for the triple vinyl package.

Out of 31 tracks it was hard to pick favourites but these three streaming tracks to the right nicely represent the album.


Posted on February 16th, 2009


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