Welsh musician Gruff Rhys has announced a mini-tour of Ireland which will include three dates around the country. His new album Babelsberg is set for release on June 8th on Rough Trade Records which will mark his fifth studio album following on from Set Fire to the Stars which came out in 2016. Irish dates… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2018

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The Flaming Lips will be playing the Galway International Arts Festival this year. The Oklahoma psych-rock pop extravaganza of a band will play the Big Top thanks to the festival and Róisín Dubh on Thursday July 26th. Tickets for The Flaming Lips go on sale on Friday 9 March at 9am, priced at €49.50 from www.giaf.ie  and roisindubh.net. The… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2018

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Once Upon a Time Back West returns to Galway this February 8th-11th. The festival will feature music, comedy and club culture across four venues in Galway’s West End. Line up includes: Thursday 8th February Le Boom @ Róisín Dubh (Free) Oisa D’Preto Massino @ Massimo (Free) Friday 9th February Daithí, Slow Place Like Home, Elaine… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2018

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Caribou are to play their only show in Ireland next year in Galway as part of Galway International Arts Festival Big Top on Saturday 28th July. Dan Snaith and co last played Galway in 2007 in the Roisin Dubh. Tickets go on sale tomorrow from www.giaf.ie and roisindubh.net at 9am priced from €49.50 + fees…. Read more »

Posted on December 18th, 2017

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Fujiya & Miyagi play two Irish dates to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their excellent debut album Transparent Things which will now be made available on vinyl. Support on the nights comes from Donegal based electronic act Slow Place Like Home whose album’s title song ‘When I See You… Ice Cream!’ was recently premiered… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2017

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Dublin alternative 4-piece Delorentos will play 4 intimate Irish shows in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick in April. They are set to release a new single  ‘In Darkness We Feel Our Way’ – featuring Richie Egan of Jape is to drop very soon. Tickets go on sale this Friday November 17th from Ticketmaster.ie Dates include: Tuesday April 3rd @… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2017

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Eoin Dolan is a Galway musician who channels the Beach Boys’ sunny warmth like no other in the country. As I’ve said before, it’s more Salthill than Santa Monica but his latest release, the full-length Ubique certainly echoes the late-era Beach Boys music on an an album that has a pleasing psychedelic haze. Joined by… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2017

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After the news that the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson is to play Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin, news is out that Galway is also going to get some American west coast sunshine. Wilson will play Galway Arts Festival’s Big Top on Sunday July 23rd. The singer and songwriter behind some of the most iconic… Read more »

Posted on February 24th, 2017

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This Saturday, January 30th, in the Roisin Dubh, Galway, a lineup of friends, family, DJs, musicians and “chancers” are putting on a gig in honour of Mark Logan, the Disconaut percussionist who passed away two years ago. Mad About Mark features: Disconauts live show (featuring full horn section) will be joined by DJs and live… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2016

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Eoin Dolan is a Galway city singer-songwriter who aptly quietly released his debut EP Placid Ocean in September last year. The 12-minute EP came to my attention after the it appeareed in a single Youtube video by David Boland of the band New Pope. Inspired by surf pop and the seaside, the free EP has… Read more »

Posted on November 19th, 2015

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Cyril Briscoe & Cian Ó Cíobháin’s 110th Street club is celebrating 17 years and as with last year’s great instalment, they’ve given us a mix to celebrate and it is a doozy. In a nod to the years active it kicks off with a snippet of ‘N17’ before taking us to higher places with Stevie… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2015

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Sweet. Annie Clark aka St. Vincent will be back in Ireland this summer for three shows now: an outdoor show in Iveagh Gardens, Dublin on Friday July 10th, Cork Opera House on Monday July 13th and Festival Big Top, Galway on Tuesday 14th July. Tickets are on sale for Dublin this Thursday at 9am from… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2015

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23 year-old Irish beat and soundtrack producer Revin Goff, from Galway has been posting songs on Soundcloud for about a year now. They range from the synth-waving clipping track of ‘Genocide City Zone’, the experimental beats of ‘Rain Shrine’, the distorted bedroom hip-hop beats of ‘Endgame’ and the electro-rock of ‘Harlots’. Clearly, there are influences… Read more »

Posted on July 9th, 2014

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HAWK are a band fronted by Galway lady Julie Hawk, who are now based in London. The band began in 2012 when Julie started working with Matt Harris before Chris Handsley and Sam Campbell rounded out the band. It’s Hawk’s vocals that are the main draw here. The band’s debut single ‘Take Off Your Suit’… Read more »

Posted on February 26th, 2014

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