The Irish Youth Music Awards is returning to Croke Park this year on Saturday, April 21st which also marks the launch of Youth Work Ireland week which will see various events taking place around Ireland. Some of Ireland’s top music industry professionals will be coming together on the awards day that will also feature masterclasses… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

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Post indie-rock group Little One have previously featured female vocalists Alannah Hewitt (James Vincent Mcmorrow), Faustina Finnerty (Pockets) and Catherine Smyth (Vernon Jane & Farrah Elle) on tracks such as ‘The Habit and ‘L/0’. For their latest release they have teamed up with Mayo singer-songwriter Maria Kelly on ‘Grawgy’, a melodically gentle track with up-beat… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri| Sat | Sun | Mon Tuesday April 3rd Ruby Sessions: Le Galaxie, Mick Pyro, Theo Katzman, Eve Belle @ Doyle’s Bar (€7) A night in aid of the Simon Community Macklemore @ The 3Arena (€51+) American singer and rapper Ben Haggerty touring his new album… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

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Footage from the last night of The Gloaming’s five-night residency at The National Concert Hall Dublin earlier this month by filmmaker Philip King will be broadcasted on RTÉ 1 on Easter Sunday, April 1st at 11:05 pm. “Given the power of The Gloaming’s live performances and the unique relationship between the band and their audience,… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2018

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Dublin-based five-piece band Spies made up of Michael Broderick, Neil Dexter, Conor Cusack, Hugh O’Dwyer and Jeffrey Courtney are back after a two-year hiatus from releasing music. Their last release was five-track EP Sea Creature which came out in 2015 featuring tracks such as ‘Quincy Morris’ and lead track ‘Sea Creature’. Their new release ‘Young… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2018

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Tuesday March 27th Belle and Sebastian, Julien Baker @ Vicar Street (€46.50) Glasgow native indie-pop band Django Django, Æ MAK @ Tivoli Theatre (€24+) British art rock group. Listen to ‘Surface to Air’ Phoenix @ The Olympia (Postponed. Click… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2018

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Update: Bad news, Phoenix’s Dublin show tonight has been postponed due to illness Postponement Notice – Phoenix at The Olympia Theatre Phoenix and MCD are sorry to announce that following medical advice, tonight’s performance at the Olympia Theatre has been cancelled due to illness. Phoenix would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologise to… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2018

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Vinyl is a cultural event taking place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin from May 5th to 7th which will see a host of big names in music coming together to talk about all things Vinyl. The event across the bank holiday weekend will feature programmed talks, panel discussions, curated collections, music performances, album… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2018

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London-based pop punks made up of Limerick musicians Aoife Power (vocals/ bass), Niall Burns (guitar), Andrew Flood (drums) Whenyoung made their debut with ‘Actor’ late last year which was followed by the release of ‘Pretty Pure’ last month. This latest release is a live video recording of a cover The Cranberries ‘Dreams’ recorded by their… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2018

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Dublin-based noise-pop five-piece Thumper made up of Oisin, Alan, Gabriel, Stevie and Brendan have steadily been making a mark for themselves through their loud, quick-tempo tracks and high energy live performances. Their latest release ‘AFL’ is a sharp noise-rock gem with a contagious attitude. “The song is about ageing rapidly but gaining no wisdom; Feeling… Read more »

Posted on March 26th, 2018

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American singer-songwriter Julien Baker has announced a gig at Vicar Street on September 27th with special guest Becca Mancari. For an insight into what went down last time she played in Dublin at Whelan’s read our interview with her. Tickets priced at €22 go on sale this Thursday March 29th via Ticketmaster.ie

Posted on March 26th, 2018

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Electronic duo PBR Streetgang, comprised of English DJ/producers Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe, have just released a video for their single ‘Everything Changes’ featuring Mattie Safer from the Rapture on vocals. The video, directed by Bob Gallagher and shot in Dublin, is a shocking reversal of disorderly youth stereotypes. The group are fresh off the… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

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Uk contemporary Jazz trio Mammal Hands will play a gig at The Sugar Club on Friday, May 4th with support on the night from Irish Sierra Leonean singer Loah. The gig is presented by Homebeat and Islander. Mammal Hands is made up by saxophonist Jordan Smart, pianist Nick Smart and drummer and percussionist Jesse Barrett…. Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2018

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