Mos Def Announces Vicar Street Performance

October 22nd, 2014 by


One of hip-hop’s most elusive, articulate, intelligent and, above all else, talented performers has announced that he is returning to these shores for what is only the second time in his 20-year career. Yasiin Bey, or Mos Def as he is more commonly known, will be appearing at Dublin’s Vicar Street on November 24th to […]

Win Tickets to see The Minutes

October 21st, 2014 by

MCD and are giving away two tickets to see the Munites live in Whelans this Sunday, October 27th. All you have to do is answer the following question: What is the name of the Minutes new album? Send your answer to [email protected] before 5pm on Friday and we’ll notify the winner. Tickets for the […]

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Announce New Album and Tour

October 13th, 2014 by

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, or simply Noel Gallagher to many, have just announced a new album and a European tour. The album, titled Chasing Yesterday, is slated for a March release and the tour comes to Dublin’s 3 Areana just two days later on March 4th. There will be more details to follow. For […]

Sun Kil Moon to play at the Button Factory

October 10th, 2014 by

December’s gig listings just got way more interesting as the inimitable Sun Kil Moon has announced his return to Ireland, this time in support of his remarkable album Benji. Otherwise known as Mark Kozelek, SKM has developed a reputation for bringing cantankerousness to a new level and live shows are renowned for their knife-edge atmospheres. […]

Slow Skies playing the Sugar Club this Wednesday

October 6th, 2014 by

As 2014 is proving to be a vintage year for Irish music, the albums and gigs which make it so are coming thick and fast. Slow Skies are just one of the bands that State has been following for some time and they’ll be appearing at Dublin’s Sugar Club this Wednesday, Oct 8 in support […]

Catfish & The Bottlemen to Headline Whelans

September 29th, 2014 by

One of the most stealthily hyped bands of the year are finally starting to follow up on the early promise of their piece-meal emergence. The Welsh rockers have been making waves with their surprise hit ‘Rango’ since the start of they year but without ever fully capitalising on it’s success. Sounding like a party in […]

Longitude Festival – Stage Map and Public Safety Info

July 15th, 2014 by


For those of you heading to this weekend’s Longitude Festival, MCD have released stage maps and general need-to-know stuff to ensure an easy passage in and out of the site. Obviously, as I’m sure a certain country and western superstar will attest, all details are subject to change so keep an eye on, the […]

Interpol Returning to Ireland and Announce Details of New Album

July 15th, 2014 by


Having made sure that the world knew they were back with their storming set at this year’s Glasto, US indie darlings Interpol have just released details of their return to Dublin. More specifically the Olympia Theatre next February 10th. This coincides with details of their fifth studio album, El Pintor, due to be released later […]

Win Tickets to see Avi Buffalo in Whelan’s

June 30th, 2014 by


MCD and are offering two tickets to see Avi Buffalo in Whelan’s on October 5th. All you have to do is answer the frankly absurdly easy question; What is the name of Avi Buffalo’s upcoming new album? Send your answers to [email protected] and we’ll announce the winners in due course. In the meantime, have […]

Inni-K and Stephen James at Sober Sessions

May 7th, 2014 by

Sober Sessions

Dublin finally has an alcohol-free night of music and culture to rival anything you might stumble across, or into, whilst out pickling your liver. Featuring Inni-K and Stephen James, Sober Sessions will hold its inaugural night at 5 Dame Lane on May 8th from 7pm. Admission is €10 at the door.

Motown Legend Martha Reeves Coming to Dublin

April 1st, 2014 by

1960’s Motown legends Martha Reeves & The Vandellas have announced that they are playing Dublin’s Button Factory on May 8th. The soul icon, who’s hit ‘Dancing In The Street’ was turned into a short horror film staring Mick Jagger and David Bowie in the 1980’s, was originally released 50 years ago and as a testament […]

Folk Hero Shay Cotter Heading For The Mercantile

March 20th, 2014 by

shay cotter

The indomitable Shay Cotter will be appearing at Dublin’s Mercantile on April 4th with support coming from The Savage Jim Breen. For lovers of Irish folk-blues and those well versed in Cotter’s ability to weave yarns this is a night not to be missed. Cotter has graced the works of The Gypsy Kings, David Gray, […]

ASIWYFA December Irish dates

December 10th, 2013 by


Fresh from a first visit to India, And So I Watch You From Afar close another triumphant year with a quick sprint round Ireland, calling at the following venues: 13/12 – Dublin – The Button Factory – Tickets: €13.50 – Doors: 8PM 19/12 – Galway – Roisin Dubh – Tickets: €16/€14 – Doors: 8PM 20/12 […]

Update: Arcade Fire set for Marlay Park show

December 9th, 2013 by

Arcade Fir

Update: tickets €61.50 including booking fee are on sale at 9am this Friday, 13th December from Ticketmaster outlets and online. It’s been quite a day for gig announcements. First we had the news of the Pixies and Elbow playing the Marquee in Cork in June, now we have the details of Arcade Fire’s return to […]