Iceland Airwaves have announced the first 28 acts from over ten countries for their 20th-anniversary edition of the festival that takes place from November 7th to 10th across the city of Reykjavík in Iceland. International acts include: Fontaines D.C Girlhood Girl Ray Jade Bird Jockstrap Mavi Phoenix Naaz The Orielles Sassy 009 Scarlet Pleasure Soccer… Read more »

Posted on March 26th, 2018

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Belfast three-piece Girls Names have announced details on their fourth LP Stains on Silence which will be released on June 15th via Tough Love Records as a follow on from their 2015 album Arms Around a Vision. Following the departure of drummer Gib Cassidy in 2016 the band took a break, returning to full-time jobs… 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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Danish punk-rock band Iceage have announced a string of European tour dates for this year which includes a gig at The Workman’s Club, Dublin on September 7th. This will be the bands first Irish date since they last played Workman’s in April 2015. They also just dropped their latest single ‘Take It All’, a tastefully… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

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Chicago born and bred DJ/producer Honey Dijon has been announced for show in The Button Factory on April 21st. The disco-house DJ was recently appointed a brand ambassador for Smirnoff’s Equalising Music campaign, a three-year initiative which aims to increase the number of female headliners at major shows and festivals, among other goals. The event… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

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Wednesday March 21 Bad Reputation presents: Cannibal Corpse @ Dolans Warehouse (€26) American death metal band perform as part of their Irish tour. Thursday March 22nd The Stunning @ Dolans Warehouse (SOLD OUT) Listen to the hit single, Brewing Up A Storm, here. John Smith @Dolans (€14) Also featuring Graham Hopkins of The Frames. Prescription… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2018

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THURSDAY MARCH 22ND Footnotes @ An Spailpín Fánach (7pm, €5) The Footnotes residents are joined by Out of Space maestra Aoife O’Neill and Lower Your Expectations resident Paul Byrne for a night of dancing upstairs in the South Main Street venue. Lee “Scratch” Perry @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €22.50) The Upsetting Upsetter takes a break… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2018

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American multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ariel Marcus Rosenberg or Ariel Pink has announced a gig at The Button Factory on August 16th. His eleventh studio Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, came out last September. Tickets priced at €22+ are available now via Ticketmaster.ie.

Posted on March 21st, 2018

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Electronic music festival Celtronic, now in its eighteenth year have announced ambient house and techno DJ and producer Roman Flugel from Darmstadt, Germany and UK techno DJ Paula Temple as the first headlining acts for this year’s festival which takes place from June 27th to June 1st at various venues across Derry city. Full lineup… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2018

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Tuesday March 20th Ruby Sessions: Erica Cody, Molly Sterling, Nile St. James, Liam Geddes @ Doyle’s Bar (€7) A weekly acoustic showcase in aid of the Simon Community Stephanie Rainey @ The Grand Social (€16+) Cork singer-songwriter. Listen to… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2018

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Flight of the Conchords were due to play UK and Irish shows this week, starting on March 25th and with another on April 2nd. But due to Bret MacKenzie falling down some stairs and breaking bones in his hand, all dates have been rescheduled and ticketholders will be contacted. coming back and finishing the tour… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2018

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Bloc Party’s debut Silent Alarm was first released in 2005 and quickly became a seminal record in indie of the decade with songs like ‘Helicopter’, ‘Banquet’, ‘This Modern Love’ and ‘Like Eating Glass’. The band never recaptured the magic of that first record with four albums released in the intervening years up until 2016 having… Read more »

Posted on March 19th, 2018

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Here is a list of some of the Irish events that taking place around London for Paddy’s weekend, everything from live bands, acoustic sets, an all-female showcase to electronic music, DJs playing until late and more. Friday March 16th An oíche eile: Delorentos, Pillow Queens, Video Blue, Tayne @ The Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith (£16+,… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 2018

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The transformation of Cork-based muso Kelly Doherty from enthusiastic online music journalist to producer, DJ and events maverick has been a joy to witness over the past few years, with Doherty assuming the name ‘Gadget and the Cloud’ in 2016 for her exploratory, semi-improvisational strain of lo-fi electronica. In doing so, she’s gained a certain confidence… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 2018

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