Modest Mouse Irish dates

September 15th, 2009 by

As spotted by that fine bunch at AU, Modest Mouse have announced a UK and Irish tour for December, with guests Frightened Rabbit. The dates are: 4 Dec Black Box, Galway 5 Dec- The Radisson Hotel, Galway. 7 Dec Academy, Dublin 8 Dec Academy, Dublin 9 Dec Spring & Airbrake, Belfast 13 Dec Ritz, Manchester […]

Phantom 105.2 to broadcast live Pearl Jam show

September 15th, 2009 by

To mark the launch of their fine new album Backspacer (State review to follow tomorrow), Phantom 105.2 present Pearl Jam live in concert on Friday, September 18th at 21:00. The show was recorded at Shepherds Bush Empire on August 11th, 2009 and features past favourites and tracks from the forthcoming album, including current single ‘The […]

Win Arthur’s Day VIP tickets

September 15th, 2009 by

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Next Thursday, September 24th, will see a worldwide celebration of Arthur’s Day – a musical event to mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the lease at St James’s Gate Brewery. Although there are gigs happening across the globe (including New York, Lagos,Yaoundé and Asia), it’s fitting that Dublin should be hosting the biggest […]

See Julie Feeney’s Impossibly Beautiful video

September 15th, 2009 by

Watch Julie Feeney wear 18 head-dresses in her video for ‘Impossibly Beautiful’, her new single out on October 2nd. The head-dresses were created by Piers Atkinson and the video was shot by director Vittoria Colonna.

Listen to the new CODES album

September 15th, 2009 by


CODES’ debut album TreesDreamInAlgebra is released this Friday but you can now listen to it now on MySpace. CODES play the Academy in Dublin on September 26th and the dates below also: 16 Sep – Spirit Store Dundalk, Louth 17 Sep – Roisín Dubh Galway 19 Sep – Tower Records Instore Dublin 19 Sep – […]

Patrick Swayze RIP

September 15th, 2009 by


Patrick Swayze has died at the age of 57 after a courageously fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Shooting to fame as every young girl’s holiday romance fantasy in Dirty Dancing, he more recently put in a brilliant turn as a troubled small-town celebrity in sleeper hit Donnie Darko and starred in US TV show The […]

Pamana Kings – Dublin & Belfast headliner details plus Ash UK tour

September 14th, 2009 by

Panama Kings have announced the full details of their forthcoming headline show at The Mandela Hall in Belfast on October 3rd. Presented in association with 4 Nations and Green Gigs Session, who focus on events featuring bands from all corners of the UK, it will feature 3 guest bands from England, Scotland and Wales – […]

The Pogues December dates for Belfast and Dublin

September 14th, 2009 by

The Pogues have confirmed two Irish dates this December – St. George’s Market, Belfast on 02 December (Tickets £27.50 plus booking fee) and The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 04 December (Tickets from €)44.20 including booking fee). Tickets will go on sale this Friday 18 September at 9.00am from Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide.

Kanye West loses it at VMAs

September 14th, 2009 by

The MTV VMAs took place last night and will be shown in full on the channel at 9pm. We’ll be here tomorrow with our annual review of the madness but this just can’t wait. Is this the moment that Kanye West destroyed his own reputation and even his career? Check out Beyonce’s face for the […]

Lines Drawing Circles and The Ambience Affair tonight

September 11th, 2009 by

Our recommendation for tonight is a co-headline slot between two promising Irish bands – Lines Drawing Circles and The Ambience Affair which takes place upstairs in Whelan’s. Tickets are €8 from WAV or on the door. Check out a video from each band: Lines Drawing Circles – Thebes from LDC on Vimeo. “Vacant Hearts” – […]

Video round-up: The Very Best, DJ AM, Oasis, The Temper Trap, Jay Z, Muse

September 11th, 2009 by

A few things that caught our eye while we were supposed to be reviewing records…. The Very Best album may have left us a bit cold but they look extremely good fun live, here with extra added Vampire Weekend…. Tribute video to DJ AM, put together for his memorial service…. What’s the betting Oasis will […]

Marina and The Diamonds Dublin Date

September 11th, 2009 by

One of State’s very favourite new acts of the year (if you saw them at the Picnic we’re sure you’ll agree), Marina and the Diamonds have announced their debut Irish headliner at the Academy in Dublin on November 11th 2009. Tickets priced €14.80 including booking fee go on sale TODAY. We are very excited.

Stream new albums from Muse and Bats

September 10th, 2009 by

MCD have an exclusive 24-hour stream of the 5-star rated The Resistance album from Muse out in Ireland tomorrow. Listen here. Meanwhile, our favourite Irish science-obsessed punk hardcore band BATS have made their debut album Red In Tooth & Claw, available to stream in full exclusively at Sputnikmusic.