Electric Picnic’s 2018 lineup has begun and it’s shaping up for Stradbally for August 31st to September 2nd this year. Kendrick Lamar Massive Attack N.E.R.D Dua Lipa Ben Howard St. Vincent King Krule George Ezra The Kooks Jungle Wolf Alice Chvrches Nina Kraviz Cigarettes After Sex Friendly Fires Garbage Dermot Kennedy Benjamin Clementine Sigrid Jessie… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 2018

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Now in its second year Music Cork is welcoming a host of music industry professionals to the three-day event in Cork city which takes place from April 25th to 27th. The event will consist of discussions, workshops and panel discussions as well as live music in various venues across the city. Attendees will have the… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 2018

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Dublin experimental folk-rock band The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock are releasing their new album Lockout via Japanese label Transduction Records this Friday March 16th. Lockout transports back to a historic time in Ireland. The band’s adaptation of the period of the 1913 Lockout told through an old Irish folk tale style is brought to… Read more »

Posted on March 14th, 2018

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Irish singer-songwriter Cathy Davey will be recording her new album Bare Bones live at the Unitarian Church Dublin on Friday March 23rd. The album will then be released on vinyl on Record Store Day which takes place on April 21st. Cathy will be accompanied by Derren Dempsey on guitar and Stephen Kieran on Drums on… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2018

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Last December District Magazine launched a collaborative album in aid of Pieta House which featured 20 Irish hip-hop artists including JYellowL, This Side Up, Wastefellow, Neomadic, Rebel Phoenix, Mathman and many more. On Thursday April 19th District Magazine will host a fundraiser night with many of the artists from the collaborative album performing at Hangar…. Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2018

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Dublin Digital Radio’s first digital compilation is out today, March 13th. ‘Compilation 01′ contains nine-tracks from various artist such as Apres Ski, SBOT, OBW, R.Kitt, Breen, Lumigraph, Sias, Ringolevio and Fuego Spirit. All of the money raised from the compilation will go to the voluntary run Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) organisation in Dublin. Dublin… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2018

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Dundalk native Eamonn Quinn has just been announced the winner of the prestigious Belmont Prize. The prize, awarded biennially by German entity Forberg, Stiftung and Schneider seeks to honour those who show “innovation, daring, and courage” in the field of contemporary music. The prize is worth €20,000. Quinn is the co-founder and artistic director for… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2018

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Tuesday March 13th Erasure @ The Olympia (€54.50+) English synth-pop dup Andy Bell and Vince Clarke Ruby Sessions: Pine The Pilcrow, Tadgh, Harry Hoban and the Brothers Kane, Niamh Keane @ Doyle’s Bar (€7) A weekly musical showcase in… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2018

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The annual South By Southwest Festival takes place in Austin in March and is the world’s biggest showcase of new music. As such, there’s not much better places to see new bands even if it’s debatable if 75% of the thousands of bands going there should actually bother. SXSW is for bands with traction, with… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2018

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All My Friends is a new live music showcase gig from Nialler9 which had its debut earlier this month with Sylk, 1000 Beasts and Molly Sterling. All My Friends is a brand new live music and club night featuring new and emerging bands & an indie-disco DJ after. Facebook event Our second event happens on… Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2018

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Thursday March 15th Ejeca @ Habitat (€10) Subtech and Touch of Techno welcome back Ejeca for a massive collaboration. Friday March 16th Jerry Fish @ Upstairs Dolans (€20) MTV and IRMA Music award winner. Saturday March 17th Bad Reputation presents: MONSTERS OF CRAIC @ Dolans Warehouse (€12) The double headliner features Hotter Than Hell and… Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2018

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Beatyard have announced 11 new acts to the festival lineup for 2018 which takes place at Dun Laoghaire Harbour from August 3rd to 5th. Acts added to the lineup include: St Germain Kiasmos Daphni Django Django Mr Scruff King Kong Company Confidence Man The Reflex The Scratch Loah Kelly Anne Byrne Day by day breakdown… Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2018

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Musictown, a 10-day musical celebration taking place from April 13th to 22nd 2018 have announced that Little Green Cars will be collaborating with painter Andrew Vickery for a special performance at The Abbey Theatre on April 19th. Devon-born artist Andrew Vickery’s paintings are photographed and projected as slides onto screens with narratives loosely based on… Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2018

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Castlepalooza have announced their second round of acts for this year’s festival which takes place from August 3rd to 5th in Charleville Castle, Tullamore. The 25 new artists added to the line up include: A.Smyth Akora Baba Beauty Sleep Bon Voyage & Arveene Colin O’Shea Deborah Dublin Ukelele Collective Heroes In Hiding King Bones Melts… Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2018

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Last night in Vicar Street, the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, the Irish album of the year, was awarded to Ships. The band, Sorca Mcgrath and Simon Cullen, were awarded the prize for their album Precession, and they were given the €10,000 prize. While the live event was happening, the judges locked in a room at… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2018

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