The King Kong Club final happens this Thursday

April 6th, 2010 by

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The King Kong Club Grand Final will see six acts compete against each other for a grand prize in The Village this Thursday (April 8th). Kicking off at 8.30pm for €5, Bocs Social, Filthy Geeks, The Hot Sprockets, Infidels and The Lynchburg Mob will be among the bands looking to capture the big prize – […]

Lollapalooza announce 2010 lineup

April 6th, 2010 by


After teasing potential festival-goers with a poster with the names all but crossed out, Lollapalooza are finally ready to announce their lineup for this year. It includes: Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Phoenix, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, The Black Keys, The National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, The […]

IMRO Showcase Tour 2010 – Week Three

April 6th, 2010 by


It’s week three of this year’s IMRO Showcase Tour, which means it’s the halfway point. Friday night sees an action-packed five band bill at Dundalk’s Spirit Store, while Saturday finds an equally entertaining line-up further south in Dublin as the tour makes its final visit to Crawdaddy. Friday, April 9th – The Spirit Store, Dundalk […]

Vengeance & The Panther Queen to support the New York Dolls

April 5th, 2010 by

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One of our Faces of 2010, Vengeance & The Panther Queen follow up their IMRO showcase tour appearance with a support slot to the New York Dolls at Dublin’s Academy on 20th April. Tickets are €28 including booking fee on sale now from Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide.

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas Irish dates

April 4th, 2010 by


Having completed a four-year run as a member of the Detroit City Council, legendary soul diva Martha Reeves is back on the road with Irish dates at Cork Opera House (Thurs 22nd July) and the Helix, Dublin (Fri 23rd).

Win Whip It soundtracks and Plan B albums

April 4th, 2010 by


Thanks to our pals at Warners, we have five copies of two rather fine albums to giveaway to banish the post-Easter holiday blues. Deemed by the film’s director as her mixtape for you, the soundtrack to new movie Whip It features the likes of the Ramones, the Go! Team, Dolly Parton, Little Joy and The […]

Five Lamps Arts Festival

April 2nd, 2010 by


The Five Lamps Arts Festival returns for a third year to shine a light on the arts in Dublin’s inner city. The Festival, which is an initiative of Marino College of Further Education, will take place from the 22nd of April until the 1st of May this year. This is the third year of the […]

Nas and Damian Marley to play Dublin

April 2nd, 2010 by


Nas and Damien Marley have teamed up as Distant Relatives and will be on a world tour from May which takes in a date in Dublin’s Tripod on July 17th. No word on prices just yet but check out the intro video (featuring Oliver Stone?, Saul Williams, K’Naan, Busta Rhymes and more) below as well […]

65 Days of Static free single and new album, tour dates

April 1st, 2010 by


65 Days Of Static have announced a full UK and Irish tour in May with Cork, Dublin and Belfast dates, a new single ‘Crash Tactics’ for free download and a new album We Were Exploding Anyway to be released on April 26th. ‘Crash Tactics’ will also be released on limited edition vinyl on the 26th. […]

David Kitt solo Irish tour

April 1st, 2010 by


David Kitt will be touring Ireland for most of April on his tod for a series of solo performances. Full details: 1st April – Sandinos, Derry – £10 3rd April – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan – €15 8th April – Cyprus Avenue, Cork – €15.95 9th April – Brian Boru, Cashel – €15 10th April […]

MGMT return to Dublin

April 1st, 2010 by


Following last month’s show at the Academy, MGMT are coming back to play the Olympia Theatre on Thursday 16 September. Tickets from €30.00 inclusive of booking fee are on sale from Friday, 9th April.

State to host free Super Extra Bonus Party Love:Live Music gig

April 1st, 2010 by


Friday April 16th sees the first ever national Love:Live Music day, featuring events all over Ireland. Established by Music Network, there will be free live music events across all genres/types of music in towns and villages all over the country as well as two flagship events in Dublin and Limerick. State is extremely proud to […]