Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live

February 21st, 2017 by

Living legend and birthday cake aficionado Brian Wilson will be performing the Beach Boys’ opus Pet Sounds live, in sequence and in its entirety in Dublin’s Bord Gais Theatre for what may be the last time on July 25th. As far as classic albums go this one is a legitimate contender on the mantle of […]


Radiohead Announce Dublin Show

October 31st, 2016 by

Following their recent announcement of a Glastonbury headline performance in 2017, MCD have now secured a Dublin performance with one of the biggest acts in the world, Radiohead.  They will be hitting the 3Arena on the 20th June 2017 and tickets go on sale from Ticketmaster this Friday, 4th November at 9am.


Cork Jazz Festival Announces Full Line-Up

September 17th, 2016 by

The full line up for the 2016 edition of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival was announced this week, including the pub trail featuring live music in over 60 pubs in the city, as well as bigger acts performing in the paid venues over the weekend. A festival that has come under criticism in the past […]


The Headhunters live at the Sugar Club

September 9th, 2016 by

This Thursday sees the return of The Headhunters, a pioneering jazz-funk band that was formed in 1973 by legendary jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock for the recording of his twelfth studio album Head Hunters.  That album went on to sell over a million copies and was a defining moment in the evolution of jazz-fusion.  In 1975 […]


Vulfpeck play Vicar Street

September 9th, 2016 by

Since 2011 Michigan’s largely instrumental group Vulfpeck have been putting the F in funk with their own brand of unashamedly playful compositions. With their early EPs receiving widespread acclaim, they made headlines in 2014 when they gave the finger to internet streaming site, Spotify, by releasing an album of silence entitled “Sleepify”. Much to Spotify’s […]


Hotter Than July – Smithfield Square

July 25th, 2016 by

This August bank holiday weekend sees Improvised Music Company move their Hotter Than July event to Smithfield Square.  After two successful years at Meeting House Square, Hotter Than July will now be celebrating Ireland’s rich cultural diversity on the north side of the Liffey, with a wealth of music on offer, from Congolese jazz fusion […]


Death From Above 1979 to begin European tour at The Academy

November 7th, 2014 by

Having recently released their first album in 10 years, ‘The Physical World,’ Death From Above 1979 have announced that they will be kicking off their European tour at The Academy on the 20th of February.  Known for infectious hooks and a garage-rock meets savage-disco mentality, their upcoming tour should be nothing short of raw, energetic […]


Want to be the Other Voice in Dingle?

November 6th, 2014 by

One of Ireland’s premier musical showcases is back for it’s thirteenth season and is once again offering it’s viewers the chance to select who plays in the final IMRO Other Room slot. Other Voices has been going from strength to strength since it first started all those years back and this year is looking as […]


Adrain Crowley to launch new album Some Blue Morning live in Tower Records

November 5th, 2014 by

This Saturday, November 8th, Adrain Crowley will mark the launch of his new LP ‘Some Blue Morning;’ released on Friday the 7th, by giving a live performance in Tower Records, Dawson Street at 3pm.  Crowley’s 7th album, ‘Some Blue Morning’ is one of the most highly anticipated Irish releases of the year and as such, this celebratory, […]


National Concert Hall announces Philip Glass, Nils Frahm and more for ‘Perspectives 2015’

November 5th, 2014 by

The National Concert Hall has announced its line-up for ‘Perspectives 2015,’ a multi-event showcase featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned musicians, as well as a performance from legendary minimalist composer Philip Glass. Pretty exciting, eh?  Running from Wednesday the 21st of January until Wednesday, June 17th, the eight ‘Perspectives 2015’ events will feature performances from the […]


Supporting acts announced for FMC Tour 2014

November 3rd, 2014 by

The six supporting local acts for this year’s First Music Contact tour have been announced as Hags in Limerick, Galway’s Voids, Cork’s Neon Atlas, Dundalk’s Youth Mass, Imploded View in Kilkenny and Plutonic Dust in Dublin.  Sure to be an unmissable set of shows, each local act has been handpicked by FMC’s music discovery site Breakingtunes.com in an effort to bring you the latest up and coming Irish talent. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Fat White Family coming to the Workman’s

April 9th, 2014 by

Peckham six-piece Fat White Family will play the Workman’s Club on 6th May. The scuzzy psych-punk outfit will make their Dublin debut after releasing their debut Champagne Holocaust last year. Tickets are €13, on sale from Ticketmaster at 2pm.