The first bands to play the eir Other Voices Festival in association with Heineken in Dingle from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December have been revealed.

Adding to the magic in Dingle will be:

  • RSAG
  • Loah
  • Elm
  • Columbia Mills
  • Other Creatures
  • Super Silly
  • Come On Live Long
  • Waldorf and Cannon
  • Cian Ó’Cíobháin
  • Mango and MathMan
  • R. Kitt.

The 13 venues used in the town are An Díseart, Nellie Fred’s, An Droichead Beag, John Benny’s, The Marina Inn, McCarthy’s, An Chonair, Dingle Brewing Company, Paul Geaney’s, Adams, Bean in Dingle, Kennedy’s and Murphy’s.

More music Trail acts will be announced in the coming weeks. There will be 70 free events as part of the festival (head to and register for Festival wristbands).

Venues will be hosting the eir live-stream from the main filmed gigs from St. James’ Church.

Jim Carroll’s Banter will return and is set to feature conversations with playwright Enda Walsh, Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis and Jeannette Lee, documentary director Emer Reynolds, AVA Festival’s Sarah McBriar, cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell, writer Sinead Gleeson will present the arts review of the year and Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó’Maonaigh will be exploring traditional music in contemporary times.

The Dingle Cookery School are organising food stalls in the town also for the weekend.

Other Voices announce Perfume Genius, Songhoy Blues, Áine Cahill for first names for Dingle

Posted on November 2nd, 2017


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Castlepalooza is one of the nicest little music festival in Ireland and this year’s festival has just added a load of acts for Tullamore Castle from Friday August 4th to Sunday August 6th.

Joining the lineup are:

  • Le Galaxie
  • Denney
  • Hiva Oa
  • Liza Flume
  • Oddsocks,
  • Bad Sea
  • Bitch Falcon
  • Daithí
  • Dublin Ukulele Collective
  • Dreaming of Jupiter
  • Floor Staff
  • Hot Cops
  • Ivy Nations
  • Mywoollyhat
  • Prymary Colours
  • Dip Djs
  • RSAG
  • Third Smoke
  • Tiz McNamara
  • Wastefellow
  • Elaine Mai
  • Seo Linn

DJ additions on the Friday and Saturday night in the Courtyard courtesy of Bedlam and Abstract are:

  • Al Murphy
  • Arman Giorgio
  • Bruno Grecchi
  • Beat Division
  • Bedlam DJs
  • Betty Jiminez
  • Boots & Kats
  • Charlie Garrett B2B AJ
  • Chasing Abbey
  • Daser B2B Mark Gill
  • Deadwax
  • Denney
  • Dylan Higgins
  • Fio’n’Jio
  • Fintan Lalor
  • Heroes in Hiding DJ Set
  • Killthedjs
  • Karl Guest B2B Aiden Thompson
  • Mark Byrne
  • Minisoul
  • Pat Hyland
  • Sarah Mooney
  • Sally Cinnamon

Day tickets from €59 + fees, weekend from €129 + fees.

Posted on June 6th, 2017


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Warning: video is very graphic so NSFW.

Bot’Ox are a French band that R.S.A.G’s Jeremy Hickey has been drumming with over the last couple of years when he’s not drumming for his own project. ‘The Face Of Another’ is an electro stomper with vocals from Anna Jean that remind me of Trish Keenan (RIP). The song takes a diversion with Goblin-style eerie prog synth in its second half.

The video, directed by Flokim Lucas and made by Delapost Paris has a lot of sordid sexual imagery in it but it’s rendered in bright colours with lifelike movement, conjuring a very strange but beautiful dream.

Posted on April 15th, 2013


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Nialler Gig guide
Nialler Gig guide

A list of personally recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin. All times are 7.30pm/8pm unless stated. Let me know if I missed anything of interest in the comments.

Ticket giveaway:

Five pairs of tickets to Cloud Control @ Academy 2 this Thursday. Email [email protected] with your full name before Wednesday at 8pm.

Friday is Love: Live Music Day so have a look at the listings for the country.

Tuesday 5th April

Wednesday 6th April

See the week’s full gig guide ..»

Posted on April 4th, 2011


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REdneckI’m staying out of Dublin for New Year’s but if you are in the capital, here are some things to do:

The Redneck Manifesto, Sarsparilla, The Vinny Club, I Am The Cosmos @ Whelan’s (€20 – SOLD OUT)
Valerie Francis, Autumn Owls, Blind Yackety @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€10)
Transmission NYE Special – Humanzi, Shit Disco, Schizophonics, The Murder Clues, loadsa DJs @ The Button Factory (€15)
The Amazing Few 3D Spectacular with Funzo, Gran Casino, Bot-Heads @ The Village (€16.50)
Phantom NYE Ball: Delorentos, RSAG, Noise Control, Funeral Suits, Talulah Does the Hula, Planet Parade, Heritage Centre @ The Academy (€25)
Jerry Fish Carnival Show @ Vicar Street (€29.50)
Smash Hits New Year’s Eve Party @ The Sugar Club (SOLD OUT)
Attention Bebe @ Bernard Shaw (FREE)
NightFlight NYE Yacht Rock, Kormac Live, Headphone Disco & more @ Twisted Pepper
Horse Meat Disco, Soundcheck and WAR @ Spy & Wax (€15)
Studio 54 @ Pod (€17.45)
Lorcan Mak, Arveene & Misk, Deadbots, Tu-Ki and loads more @ The Good Bits (€15)
Noize New Year’s Eve Meltdown Rave @ Andrew’s Lane (€12)

Posted on December 29th, 2009


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

Tuesday 3rd Nov
BLK JKS @ The Academy 2 – Win tickets (€11.80)
Wednesday 4th Nov
Mew @ The Academy (€17.50)
Thursday 5th Nov
Yo La Tengo @ Tripod (€20 – sold out?)
Wild Beasts @ The Academy (€16)
Analogue TV launch with Hunter Gatherer, The Great Lakes Mystery, Angkorwat, DJ Karlusss @ The Joy Gallery, Rutland Place (€5)
Soundcheck @ Spy (Free before 11pm, €5 after) (more…)

Posted on November 2nd, 2009


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SEBP’s second album Night Horses will be released in May (the 1st I think) and features contributions from Cadence Weapon, Mr. Lif, Heathers, May Kay of Fight Like Apes, R.S.A.G, Captain Moonlight, Ann Scott and White Noise amongst others. Check back here next Wednesday to grab ‘Radar’ – the Cadence Weapon collaboration and lead single from the album as an MP3.

The cover was illustrated by Stephen Mooney. Tracklisting and tour info after the jump. Disclosure – I do visuals and artwork layout for the band.


Posted on April 17th, 2009


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Don’t listen to the naysayers. 2008 was one of the best years for Irish music in a long time. The results of the third album poll demonstrate the breadth of talent this small country has to offer. Please support the artists you’ve never heard and intrigue you by buying their music using the links below. Thanks to everyone who voted. If you needed some late Christmas ideas this collection would be a pretty cool present. The entire list of 64 albums voted for is available on Google Docs.

An Irish songs of 2008 podcast as voted by you is to follow.

Posted on December 23rd, 2008


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I’ve been keeping my eyes and ears out for former Blue Ghost drummer Jeremy Hickey over the last two years. This Friday he will release a debut album The Organic Sampler under his Rarely Seen Above Ground moniker. Those of you who have witnessed Jeremy’s incendiary live show will know what to expect – a one man band in the form of a drummer, percussion and singer who performs with the aid of self-created backing tracks and silhouetted visuals.

At times he sounds like Talking Heads, one of his many influences.His music is psychedelic, heavy on the percussion, brimming with bassline and filled with drum rolls galore. Get caught up in the maelstrom of his ebullient, textured album, because you know this Kilkenny man isn’t going underground for much longer. Plus, Matt Vinyl likes it so that’s good enough for me.

RSAG – Stick To Your Line


Buy the album on double gatefold from Psychonavigation.

Photo by Ian Oliver. Taken from a live session on The Indie Hour which you can listen to here.

Posted on September 23rd, 2008