Red Bull Music have announced their ‘Free Gaff’, a three-night event across three floors taking place from March 30th to April 1st at a secret location in Dublin city centre. Nialler9 will DJ the launch on the Thursday. The line-up across the three days looks like this: Friday Benjamin Damage (Live) Mango & MathMan Fritz… Read more »

Posted on March 8th, 2018

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The National Concert Hall and Sounding the Feminists (STF) have announced a new five-year initiative supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, under the creative Ireland programme to promote creative work by female musicians and composers worth €100,000 in the form of €20,000 in funding each year. The initiative will work in… Read more »

Posted on March 8th, 2018

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Life Festival added a slew of new acts to their bill for the Belvedere House festival on the MAy Bank Holiday weekend May 25-27th and it includes one of my favourite new artists Yaeji along with: Alan Fitzpatrick Wiley Dax J Midland Blawan Yaeji Jay Clarke Brame & Hamo KETTAMA Tommy Holohan George Feely prYmary… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2018

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Now in its second year Girls Rock Dublin camp which is taking place from July 3rd to 7th at the Sound Training College and Temple Lane Studios are taking applicants for this year. The 2018 camp is for 12-17 years olds and aims to boost girls self-esteem and help them to express themselves through music… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2018

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American dream-pop duo Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally or Beach House have announced a gig at Vicar Street on Saturday October 12. They also dropped their new track ‘Dive’ today, a follow up from ‘Lemon Glow’ which was released last month. Both tracks are from their seventh album ‘7’ which is set for release on… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2018

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It Takes A Village festival which takes place from April 13th to 15th in Trabolgan, East Cork has announced its final round of acts who will be joining artists like Young Fathers, Andrew Weatherall, Talos, Fujiya & Miyagi, Brian Deady, Bitch Falcon, Le Boom and more. Acts added include: Stephen James Smith Landless A discussion… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2018

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Vantastival, the campervan-themed festival which will take place from June 1st to 3rd at Beaulieu House & Gardens in Drogheda has added 35 new acts to the line up including: Engine Alley Le Galaxie Loah The Stunning R.S.A.G The Hot Sprockets The Bonny Men Corner Boy Elephant Marc O’Reilly Marlene Enright The tragedy of Dr…. Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2018

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Forbidden Fruit have announced their day-by-day breakdown and added 25 new acts to the 2018 lineup including: DJ Seinfeld Hookworms Earl Sweatshirt David Keenan Loah Novelist Floating Points (Live solo) Axel Boman, Agoria (Live) Call Super Jasper James Kornél Kovács Tensnake George Fitzgerald (Live) Stephan Bodzin (Live) Idris Elba Sing Along Social Saoirse SG Lewis… Read more »

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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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Jon Hopkins has announced the followup to 2013’s Immunity album today. It’s been a long wait. Singularity, his next record will be released on May 4th on Domino and he has shared the first song from it called ‘Emerald Rush’ below. More good news? As well as playing Body & Soul, he’s also announced headline… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2018

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The RTÉ Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year takes place this Thursday in Vicar Street. Tickets are available from €28 + fees. As the same time as the 10 artists nominated take to the stage (and the popular vote-driven, less weighted song of the year winner is announced), the 10 judges will spend… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2018

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Tuesday March 6 The Gloaming @ The National Concert Hall (€45+) Traditional Irish and contemporary group play 7 shows in a row Rapsody @ The Workman’s Club (€22+) American hip-hop artist Marlanna Evans Wednesday March 7 Mahalia @ The… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2018

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Belfast’s AVA Festival and Conference which takes place from June 1st to 2nd has announced that Chicago producer Larry Heard aka MR Fingers will be performing at the festival as well as taking part in the conference as a keynote speaker. Mr Fingers will be releasing his first album in 25 years this April. Bicep… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2018

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Glasdrum have announced that Saint Sister and Ryan Vail will be performing at St John The Baptist Church, Drumcondra on Friday, April 27th as part of New Sounds In An Old Place. Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty make up the atmosfolk duo Saint Sister. They are one of the nine Irish acts heading to SXSW… Read more »

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State Magazine announced today that it is closing its website for good after 10 years of publishing music content. State is an operation close to my heart. In late 2007, the founding members of State: Roger Woolman, Phil Udell, Simon Roche and John Walshe brought me onboard as a staff writer and web editor for… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2018

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