More gigs – Julie Feeney, Lisa Hannigan, Mundy, Damien Dempsey

September 7th, 2009 by

Following on from the announcement of some pretty major gigs this morning, we have some more dates for your diaries – this time from a series of homegrown acts: Following sold out dates across the country over the summer, including turns at The Galway Arts Festival and Electric Picnic, Julie Feeney has announced a date […] teams up with Love Music Hate Racism Ireland

September 2nd, 2009 by


We at State are delighted and proud to announce the start of our involvement with Love Music Hate Racism Ireland. Launched earlier this year, the LMHR campaign has the aim to promote education and understanding of other cultures through musical events. Love Music Hate Racism Ireland is a movement FOR the people, BY the people, […]

Mad Decent at Antics tonight

September 2nd, 2009 by


Tonight sees a proper warmup to the Picnic with two Mad Decent artists playing Antics in Crawdaddy, Dublin. The latest signing to Mad Decent Maluca and Paul Devro (who writes the influential Mad Decent blog) will be in the building for some good tunage. Support comes from 3marias. Doors at 11pm and entry is €5.

Interpol Frontman’s Academy Gig

September 2nd, 2009 by


Interpol frontman Paul Banks will play The Academy on December 1st under his Julian Plenti monkier. Banks played this venue, HQ at the time, back in 2001 with Interpol just before they became indie-rock heavyweights. Julian Plenti Is…Skyscraper was releasead August 4th, it’s an experimental album featuring contributions from guests like Ratatat’s Mike Stroud, Interpol’s […]

Delorentos tour and album release date

September 1st, 2009 by


Delorentos take to the road this October. The national tour will promote their upcoming album You Can Make Sound which is released on their own DeloRecords label through ADA Global on October 9th in Ireland followed by a European relase in 2010. The first single from the album will be ‘Secret’ and will be released […]

Ian Brown Irish tour dates

September 1st, 2009 by

With a new studio album My Way due at the end of September, Ian Brown has announced a pleasingly extensive Irish tour for November, details and ticket info as follows: St. George’s Market, Belfast Sunday 22 November Tickets £27.00 including booking fee Telephone: (028) 9032 7007 The Olympia Theatre Monday 23 November Tickets from […]

R.E.M. ‘Live At Olympia’ videos online

August 31st, 2009 by

With the release of their Live At The Olympia double album fast approaching, a Vincent Moon directed videos of ‘Drive’ and ‘Living Well Is The Best Revenge’ recorded at their series of ‘working rehearsals’ has been posted online. The deluxe edition of the album will feature a full documentary on the shows shot by Vincent […]

Extra Fleetwood Mac date added

August 31st, 2009 by

Fleetwood Mac have confirmed an extra concert date at The 02, Dublin on Sunday 25 October, after their show the previous night sold out. Tickets for the extra date will go on sale this Friday 04 September at 9.00am.

Oasis split?

August 28th, 2009 by

Having pulled their V Festival headlining slot at the last minute last weekend, Oasis have repeated the trick at the Rock En Seine festival after a fight between Noel and Liam just moments before they were due on stage. According to Amy McDonald, writing on Twitter, the singer smashed Noel’s guitar with the result that […]

Sol Revolution gig with SEBP, Kormac, Tucan and The Chapters

August 27th, 2009 by


Super Extra Bonus Party, The Chapters, Kormac Live (11-piece band) and Tucan have been lined up for the Sol Sunshine Revolution gig which takes place on the 16th of September at Pygmalion Powerscourt Centre, South William Street, Dublin. The event is FREE of charge and can be applied for

Jinx Lennon to release DVD, single with The Radio

August 27th, 2009 by


Dundalk troubadour Jinx Lennon will be releasing a DVD of his live show at The Sugar Club last year on October 9th. The DVD features 25 songs and will be called Magic, Rawness and Rage and Jinx and Miss Paula Flynn are taking to the road to promote it in the same month with the […]

Future of the Left Irish gigs cancelled

August 27th, 2009 by

Future Of the Left

The planned show at The Academy tonight as well as two for Derry and Belfast has been cancelled. On the band’s Myspace a blog says: We’re really sorry that we’ve had to postpone these Irish dates. Despite the ridiculously late notice it’s totally unavoidable and due to some scheduling problems we’ve had recently, and new […]