Nico Muhly, Sam Amidon, Ben Frost & Valgeir Sigurðsson for NCH show

December 17th, 2009 by


The Iceland-based Bedroom Community label presents a tour of its roster called The Whale Watching Tour on April 21st, 2010. Featuring Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, Valgeir Sigurðsson and Sam Amidon (download a new track here) it takes place in the National Concert Hall priced at €25 from, or the from the National Concert Hall […]

The XX DJ Set

December 17th, 2009 by


One of the bands of the year, The XX, are playing a DJ set in Tripod following their sold out show this Saturday the 19th. This could be one for those that didn’t manage to get tickets or those that want to keep the party going. Support comes from DJ Tu-Ki. The xx (DJ set) […]

New Year’s Eve with Redneck Manifesto, The Amazing Few and more.

December 17th, 2009 by


There are couple gigs happening on New Year’s Eve worth mentioning. Whelans are ringing in 2010 with The Redneck Manifesto with support from Sarsparilla, I Am The Cosmos and The Vinny Club. Doors open at 8.00 pm. Tickets €20 (plus booking fee) available from, City Discs, Road Records, WAV & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. In […]

Brendan Benson to play the Button Factory

December 17th, 2009 by


Brendan Benson is Dublin-bound, where he is set to play the Button Factory on March 2nd. The American singer-songwriter (and member of rock supergroup The Racanteurs) will be plugging his latest album My Old, Familiar Friend. Tickets are priced at €17 and go on sale this Friday at 9am through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide.

New TG4 Music show Ceol Ar An Imeall helmed by Una Mullally

December 16th, 2009 by

Presented by Sunday Tribune journalist and former blogger Una Mullally, Ceol Ar An Imeall (Music On The Edge) graces our screens on TG4 on January 14th 2010 for the first of its ten part music series. Over the course of 10 episodes expect interviews and live performances with the biggest names in indie music as […]

Daniel Johnston for Vicar Street and art exhibit info

December 16th, 2009 by

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Daniel Johnston is due to play a gig in Vicar Street on April 3rd next year. At the same time, there will be an exhibition showing over forty of his drawings alongside early tape covers and rare 7’ record sleeves. Joining Daniel on stage on the night will be the BEAM Orchestra. BEAM is an […]

Green Day for Dublin, AC/DC for Download

December 15th, 2009 by

Green Day have confirmed a concert at Marlay Park, Dublin on 23 June 2010 (subject to licence). Tickets priced €61.80 (including booking fee, limited to six per transaction) will go on sale this Friday 18 December at 9.00am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Across the water meanwhile, it seems that AC/DC will be headlining next year’s […]

Win tickets to Fuck Buttons in Galway

December 15th, 2009 by


Fuck Buttons return to Ireland for 4 dates this week and the noise-electronic duo stop off in the Roisin Dubh, Galway on Thursday 17th December. State has two pairs of tickets to giveaway to the show which promises to serve up much of the duo’s excellent second album Tarot Sport. All you have to do […]

Laura Marling for April Dublin gig & Xmas single

December 15th, 2009 by

Laura Marling returns to Dublin for a gig in The Academy on 10th April 2010. We can expect a new album from her in spring while a new Christmas single ‘Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)’ is out this week. Tickets at €18.50 including booking fee go on sale this Friday 18th December through all Ticketmaster […]

Cork’s Plug’d Records to close

December 15th, 2009 by

Plug’d Records in Cork has announced its plans to shut up shop before the new year with no definite plans to reopen as of right now. According to the post on Peoples Republic of Cork: The reasons are straight forward enough – business is down, like most others at the moment – and overheads are […]

New (very) X-rated Massive Attack video

December 12th, 2009 by

First track from the new Heligoland album (out in February), featuring Hope Sandoval on vocals. Beware though, this is extremely explicit so be careful where and when you watch…. Massive Attack Paradise Circus from sabakan on Vimeo.

New Hot Chip video – One Life Stand

December 11th, 2009 by

Hot Chip’s new single -One Life Stand’ is released on February 1st 2010 and on the 5th the album of the same name is released. The (admittedly pretty cheap looking) video was released today. The track is growing on us big time.

Oppenheimer are no more

December 11th, 2009 by


A message on the band’s website today explained that the duo will be parting their separate ways after their last gig in Belfast this month: On December 19th at 11pm, Rocky and Shaun plan to take to the stage together as Oppenheimer for the last time. There will be a farewell EP, a digital release […]