Live Review

For Those I Love Live in Dublin review – a visceral night of shared personal experience

As David Balfe slammed his microphone onto the Olympia stage after an hour of brandishing…

AVA Festival: 5 highlights from Belfast’s global electronic festival

The sight that greeted seasoned festival goers who stepped through the gate at Boucher Fields…

5 acts I loved at Eurosonic 2020

It’s back to the Netherlands this week for the European new music showcase festival.

Lizzo live in Dublin review: a celebration of collective self-empowerment

Melissa Jefferson aka Lizzo has been a curious cool artist operating on the fringes since…

All Together Now: the good, the bad and the traffic

Year two at Curraghmore House for the festival was both special and frustrating.

10 highlights from Body & Soul Festival 2019

Our standout acts from the 10th year of the festival in Ballinlough.

The 9 best acts we saw at Iceland Airwaves 2018

The Reykjavik’s new music festival finds its fire once more.

Here’s our 5 standout acts from Metropolis 2018

The fourth year of POD’s winter music festival finds success in a strange blend of dance and indie acts.

David Byrne live review in Dublin: a master who has never stopped engaging

The Talking Heads man remains in light.

13 of the best sets we saw at Electric Picnic

The Nialler9 team pick their favourite acts from this year’s weekend at Stradbally.

Another Love Story has become my favourite festival of the summer

The small festival has a magic alchemy few can match.

All Together Now: the new Irish music festival lives up to its discerning promise

The August Bank Holiday has become a big weekend for Irish music festivals in the…

Nils Frahm moves between intimate and graceful live in Dublin

The revered German composer Nils Frahm’s stage setup in the National Concert Hall was a…

A night of intimate music in The Fumbally Stables with Maria Kelly & friends

Last Thursday,  Homebeat launched their Spring 2018 programme with a sold-out show by Maria Kelly…

King Krule finally brings his Ooz to Dublin

King Krule, the 23-year-old Londoner Archy Marshall who has been releasing music since he was…

Inspiring Sounds From A Safe Harbour: reimagining a festival experience

Music festivals as an entity are now so well-established that you’re starting to see cracks…

Primavera Sound 2017 review: The 10 best sets at the festival

2017 was my third visit to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival and my first since 2011.…

Metropolis in review: A considered & cultured city festival

This review is sponsored by Visa to celebrate Metropolis’ first year of being a fully…

Iceland Airwaves 2015: 16 of the best sets in Reykjavík

Iceland has a special allure. The island is alone in the North Atlantic but upon…

The 10 best bands I saw at The Great Escape 2015

20,000 people absconded to the pleasing seaside town of Brighton, less than an hour from…