Come along if you’re about. I’ll be at the Soundcheck indie night in Spy tomorrow night playing a few tunes. DJing will be: UnaRocks, Sarah J Fox, Nialler9 and Quigo. 7pm til 11pm and it’s FREE in. Loreana and friends will be playing at Gift afterwards. Any requests? No? OK then.

Posted on July 2nd, 2008

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I went to see Erykah Badu last night. She was unbelievably good. Absolutely stellar show with a packed Vicar St. in effect. More on State later. The gig’s preface and prologue involved the airing of this savage tune from… (OK… I qualified my own judgement already so shut up)… Lil Wayne – A Milli. The… Read more »

Posted on July 2nd, 2008

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Image from Shellshock Rock designed to blind you for the weekend. Darklight is on right now folks as well as all the many highlights, pay particular attention to the events curated by Underground detailed here. Alongside the showing of rare music documentaries Last Night of The Funnel, The Stars Are Underground and Shellshock Rock, Underground… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2008

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My favourite pub at the moment is The Bernard Shaw in Portobello. It’s been run by Bodytonic since October 2006. Despite hearing it was due to close in early 2008, it has stayed open and doesn’t seem to be closing anytime soon. The pub has an emphasis on art, music and multimedia with art exhibitions,… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2008

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As the Future Days draws to a close, I wonder how successful it was for the promoters? Last night’s Vicar Street show was far from full and people told me there was free tickets being handed out left, right and centre. In fact I have 5 free tickets left for Metronomy tonight if anyone lives… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2008

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Just to recap on it all. Photo gallery above. Updates for State [plug] Issue 04 out Thursday [/plug]: Primavera – Thursday Primavera – Friday Primavera – Saturday Talk to you guys next week!

Posted on June 3rd, 2008

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Times New Viking just woke me up with their scuzzy shout rock. In the auditori for mary weiss of the Shangri-Las. Pissed we missed Bon Iver. Everyone’s saying he was brilliant. Wow. That was boring. Silver Jews are a nice soundtrack to a bout of extreme tiredness. The guy from Les Savy Fav is in… Read more »

Posted on June 1st, 2008

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In the massive auditori waiting for glen and marketa to start. This place is huge. Glen, marketa and band including graham hopkins are.. nice. Its all a bit too earnest though. Maybe it’s because i still haven’t seen once. Watching mv and ee at the atp stage from a patch of grass. Awful 70s jam… Read more »

Posted on May 31st, 2008

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I decided to twitter primavera updates to my blog cos I can. Keep an eye out for updates over the next couple of days. Listening to portishead soundcheck! Dublin and Barcelona airports were heaving with people primavera bound. Wonder why so may Irish come here? Fuck up with our wristbands. They weren’t clamped tight enough… Read more »

Posted on May 30th, 2008

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Ghislain Poirier – Check out his Bring the Fire mix. Dj Halfdutch – Check out her State mix. PCP – Recent PCP Radio show. !Kaboogie @ Traffic, Abbey Street, 10 euro. I’m going head down after The Boss.

Posted on May 23rd, 2008

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Live from the Sugar Club last night, despite the venue’s stupid seated crowd and keyboard problems, Duchess Says still ripped up the stage nicely. Singer Annie-Claude likes to physically represent the twists and turns in the music and the melody. Impressive stuff. Caught Yeasayer in Whelans afterwards. Rumblings that they were terrible live proved to… Read more »

Posted on May 14th, 2008

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Cork! Galway! Saul is coming to your town tonight and tomorrow night. Don’t miss. A review of last night’s show will be up on State in a bit. Photos by Dolan. This week is a non-stop gig gauntlet. Tonight, I will see Duchess Says in the Sugar Club and Yeasayer in Whelans, tomorrow night, The… Read more »

Posted on May 13th, 2008

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The Mantua Festival has announced some more headline additions to the three day event taking place in Ballinagare, Co.Roscommon from the 1st – 3rd of August for the fourth time. Múm, Daedelus, Poets Of Rhythm, Infomatics, Jinx Lennon, Bats, Terrordactyl, Gravenhurst, Clark, Shackleton have been added with a full line-up after the jump.

Posted on May 7th, 2008

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