Paranoid Visions..”We didn’t want it to have a sell by date”

August 21st, 2017 by

Paranoid Visions formed in ‘81. Heavily influenced by bands like CRASS and the DIY ethic/music of the Anarcho Punk movement, they caught the second wave in the early eighties. For that first decade they were synonymous with punk in Ireland, playing shows both at home and across the UK – often with bands that inspired […]

Music For The People: An Interview with William McCarthy

April 27th, 2017 by

William McCarthy is set to return for his second solo outing in Dublin this weekend, but his first since former band Augustines called it a day at the end of last year. Over the course of the six years of their career together, they released three critically acclaimed albums, amassed a loyal fan base and played […]

Happyness – Whelan’s, Dublin

April 26th, 2017 by

Happyness arrive in Dublin in support of recent album Write In. The self-produced album was recorded for a measly £500, the majority of which went towards an 8 Track tape recorder. Write In, recorded in an abandoned bookshop is lo-fi DIY college rock, reminiscent of Teenage Fanclub, Sparklehorse, Pavement, and almost every fuzzy grunge slacker […]

Conor Oberst – Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin

February 10th, 2017 by

Tonight, Conor Oberst returns to the stage of the Bord Gais Theatre, his first time on these shores since Longitude 2014. Oberst has been through the wars these last few years, a sexual assault accusation, cancelled tour dates, and hospitalisation from anxiety and exhaustion. His name was cleared after the release of 2014’s Upside Down […]