Crystal Antlers play Whelans – Ticket giveaway

April 22nd, 2010 by


LA rockers Crystal Antlers play Whelans next Wednesday, April 28th. We have two pairs of tickets to give away, simply send a mail to with your full name and contact details before lunchtime on Monday 26th. There are still tickets available for the show. They are priced at €16 including booking fee and can […]

MGMT add third and final Olympia date

April 22nd, 2010 by


With one sold out show and the second nearly sold out, MGMT have added a third and final date at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Saturday 18th of September. Tickets for the show are priced from €30 (including booking fee) and are on sale from Wednesday, April 28th at 9am from Ticketmaster. The band kick off […]

Arcade Fire manager confirms Dublin date for 2010

April 21st, 2010 by


According to Twitter, Arcade Fire manager Scott Rodger has said that new live dates are due to be added to the band’s touring schedule for 2010, with a Dublin date definitely on the list. More news, as ever, when we get it.

Video for The XX’s ‘Islands’

April 21st, 2010 by


Not quite sure what it all means but the XX’s enhanced commercial status has certainly given their new video an extra element. The sight of dancers getting down to their low key groove is certainly novel.

RBMA line-up at Oxegen: The Drums, Broken Social Scene, Neon Indian & more

April 21st, 2010 by


Red Bull Music Academy has announced their line-up at Oxegen this year. Artists down to play include: Broken Social Scene, The Drums, Dirty Projectors, Gabriella Cilmi, Chipmunk, Tinie Tempah, Delphic, Hudson Mohawke, Wild Beasts, Local Natives, Jamie Lidell, Alex Metric, Neon Indian and The Capitals. More additions to come. Oxegen takes place at Punchestown from […]

Mountain Man for Dublin show

April 21st, 2010 by

Recent SXSW debutantes who impressed us greatly, Mountain Man are a largely acapella folk female-trio who will be playing their first Irish gig in Dublin’s Crawdaddy on Friday July 2nd. Their debut album Made the Harbor is out in June. Tickets are on sale this Friday priced at €13 including booking fee available from Ticketmaster, […]

Lark In The Park

April 21st, 2010 by


Lark In The Park returns to Moira, Northern Ireland next weekend. The Saw Doctors and General Fiasco will headline either night of the 2 day festival on the weekend of April 30th to May 1st. Others acts on the bill are Fiddler Adam, Black Thorn, Rattle and Hum, The Beat Poets, The Varonis, The Dead […]

Upcoming U:Mack Shows – Autechre, Mission of Burma and more

April 20th, 2010 by


In order of occurence, U:Mack have the following shows happening around Dublin. Autechre – April 23rd, The Button Factory A live set from the electronica legends, support from DJ Rob Hall. Otto Von Schirach Vs Gabe Serbian (The Locust), Bats – April 27th, Crawdaddy Miami Breakcore legend Otto Von Schirach accompanied on drums by the […]

Video: J. Mascis playing tennis with a guitar

April 20th, 2010 by


Introducing Sweet Apple, a rock guitar supergroup made up of Dinosaur Jr‘s J. Mascis, Tim Parnin and John Petkovic from Cobra Verde and Dave Sweetapple from Witch. The band released their debut album just this week and ‘Do You Remember’ is the first single from it. Let us know what you think.

Gig round-up – Leonard Cohen, Limp Bizkit, Tori Amos, Feeder

April 20th, 2010 by


Leonard Cohen plays Lissadell House, County Sligo on Saturday 31st July. Tickets from €80 including booking fee on sale April 26th at 9am at Ticketmaster and usual outlets Limp Bizkit have confirmed a concert date at The Olympia Theatre, Dubin on 24 August. Tickets from €39.20 including booking fee go on sale this Friday 23rd […]

Guru R.I.P.

April 20th, 2010 by


DJ Premier has announced that Guru, his partner in Gang Starr, has finally lost his battle with cancer. The rapper suffered a heart attack in March and went into a coma, although details have been sketchy since. He was 43.

Coachella 2010 video highlights

April 20th, 2010 by


Well some of them at any rate. Here’s the best of what’s doing the rounds from last weekend’s festival featuring: Gorillaz, Jay-Z (with Beyonce), P.I.L., The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Faith No More, Major Lazer, Devo & Pavement.

Devon Clifford of You Say Party! We Say Die! RIP

April 19th, 2010 by


Devon Clifford, drummer with You Say Party! We Say Die!, has passed away following his collapse onstage at a show in Vancouver on Friday night with a brain hemorrhage. A statement from their record label reads “it is with absolute sadness to report that our dear friend Devon Clifford died just hours ago in a […]

Volcanic Disruption: A round-up of cancelled gigs

April 19th, 2010 by

As well as the cancellation/postponement of the LCD Soundsystem gigs in Tripod, the following shows have been affected by the volcanic ash. 20/04/2010 Grant Lee Phillips – The Sugar Club 20/04/2010 Powderfinger – Vicar Street 21/04/2010 Whale Watching Tour (The Bedroom Community) – National Concert Hall We’ll keep you posted on any further disruptions and […]