Lock up your daughters: FYI – Justin Bieber to play the O2

August 9th, 2012 by

That’s right. Now you can earmark the date for when you inevitably see thousands of Beliebers in Dublin city and wonder what is going on. We have over six months to prepare. Justin Bieber plays the O2 on Sunday February 17th. Tickets on sale Thursday August 16th at 9am priced €54.65 – €81 plus fees. […]


Dolan’s Summer Party 2 for Limerick city this weekend

August 8th, 2012 by

Dolan’s venue in Limerick are throwing their second Summer party this weekend and the lineup includes curated stages from Out On A Limb, Windings and A Love Supreme with bands like Tieranniesaur, Land Lovers, MynameisJohn, Jogging, Elk, Dott, Magic Pockets and DJ sets and screenings lined up from this Saturday. It all kicks off at […]


Café Irlandaise plan female-centric Irish tour

August 8th, 2012 by

You may have heard of Café Irlandaise, the free 10-track all-female compilation of Irish artists from earlier in the year (download or listen below). Well, a number of those artists are getting together for a tour this month. With an emphasis on “electronica, alternative pop, baroque, ambient, experimental and folk,” the artists playing include Bona […]


Eleventyfour – ‘Snapshots’

July 31st, 2012 by

Dorothy Cotter has been making audiences smile and laugh with her EleventyFour project for a few years now. She’s had a few singles and videos of the quirky variety here and there but her new single ‘Snapshots’ which is out on August 10th is a different thing altogether. Dispensing with the comedic whimisical style she’s […]


Delorentos, Ash, Jape & more for Helium Music Festival line-up

April 17th, 2012 by

Delorentos, Ash, Jape and Duke Special will play The Helium Music Festival, which takes place Saturday 9th June at Skelly’s Bar & Restaurant in Ballymahon, Co Longford. The festival is a fundraiser in aid of Ataxia Ireland, a national voluntary organisation helping people disabled with Friedreichs Ataxia and other genetic Ataxia. There will be a […]


Mumford & Sons announce special show in Galway

April 13th, 2012 by

As part of a series of special shows they are planning for the summer, Mumford & Sons will be playing along with friends for ‘Gentleman Of The Road Stopover …’ at Salthill Park, Salthill, Galway, on Saturday 9th June. The line-up for the night will feature performances from The Vaccines, Willy Mason, Zulu Winter, Nathaniel Rateliff, […]


Win soundtracks and tickets to a preview screening of the Bob Marley documentary

April 12th, 2012 by

Next Thursday the 19th of April, there will be a preview screening of Marley, Kevin MacDonald’s documentary portrait of the king of reggae music Bob Marley. It’s been called the definitive family-approved look at the man’s life and we have 5 pairs of tickets to next Thursday’s screening plus a soundtrack for each winner (see […]


Ireland’s newest arts & culture magazine – De\Code

April 11th, 2012 by

Ireland’s newest arts and culture magazine De\Code is now available to read in digital format via Issuu. The magazine is helmed by Steven O’ Rourke and State contributor James Hendicott, the mag will delve into music, theatre, culture, politics, travel and literature. The first issue is out now digitally and includes features on Dublin’s hip-hop […]


Watch the video for Glen Hansard’s – ‘Philander’

April 10th, 2012 by

Details of Glen Hansard’s solo album were released last week and here we have the first video from Rhythm & Repose – the slow-burning piano-led ‘Philander’. There’s a bit of a Leonard Cohen buzz to this. The album is out on June 15th.


Lady Gaga to play Dublin’s Aviva Stadium – full details

April 10th, 2012 by

The Born This Way Ball is coming to Dublin. Lady Gaga’s followup to The Monsters Ball hits the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday September 15th as part of a larger European tour (full dates below). Support comes from English cheek-rockers The Darkness and long-time Gaga compatriot Lady Starlight. Tickets go on sale Monday 16 […]


Julie Feeney to play 10 nights off-Broadway in NYC

March 30th, 2012 by

Julie Feeney has announced a 10-night residency off-Broadway in New York City from April 25th to May 6th. The theatrical performer and singer has been gaining attention in New York of late with positive reviews from Village Voice (“pop ambitions of Gaga with Elvis Costellvian wordplay” ) and New York Times (“charming, urbane and dreamy”). […]


Free live music events in-store at Hilfiger Dublin this weekend

March 29th, 2012 by

If you’re on Trinity Street, Dublin on March 31st or April 28th, keep an ear out going past the Hilfiger store as there are planned acoustic appearances from up and coming Irish bands on those dates in-store as part of the Hilfiger Denim Music Days. On the line-up for March are Nation of the State, […]


Franz Ferdinand announce 3 Irish (non-Dublin) gigs

March 26th, 2012 by

In a refreshing move, Franz Ferdinand have announced they will preview some new material with three cosy gigs in Galway, Cork and Limerick. The three dates are: Fri 18th May – Roisin Dubh, Galway Sat 19th May – Dolans, Limerick Sun 20th May – Pavilion, Cork Tickets are on on sale Fri 30th March from […]