Rihanna to showcase new album with online gig

November 11th, 2009 by

Snapping at the platform heels of Bono and co’s YouTube gig last month, R&B poster girl Rihanna is planning her own live streaming concert for fans on 16 November. Rihanna will be showcasing tracks from her new album Rated R via the Nokia website, before the record’s release on 20 November. And while U2 chose […]

Hot Chip to release One Life Stand in February

November 11th, 2009 by


Hot Chip will release their fourth album One Life Stand on February 5th (IE) and 8th (UK), it was announced yesterday. A press release describes the album as “a full blooded leap into the unknown” and one that is “more cohesive and more soulful”. One Life Stand apparently draws inspiration from UK funky, soul music, […]

Annie Mac, Benga, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool tickets

November 10th, 2009 by


The last time Annie Mac Presents rolled into town, State left with shattered ears and near-tinnitus. Well, we’re a glutton for punishment especially when it comes to the Annie and friends providing us with beats. This Thursday night in The Academy from 11pm, we’re going to do it all over again with Annie, dubstep’s finest […]

When Under Ether – A new RTE music TV show debuts tonight

November 10th, 2009 by


The curiously named When Under Ether (after a Polly Jean Harvey song title) debuts tonight at 11.50pm on RTE Two. It’s the first of a six-part video-based alternative music series which will broadcast on Tuesday nights and presented by former Nightshift presenter & Phantom 105.2 DJ Michelle Doherty and musician & former Nightshift producer Elton […]

Steven Tyler quits Aerosmith

November 9th, 2009 by

According to several sources, including the band themselves, singer Steven Tyler is no longer a member of Aerosmith. Although there has been no official word, Joe Perry told the Las Vegas Sun “”Steven quit as far as I can tell….he has had no contact with me or the other band members. Right now i’m adjusting […]

Fight Like Apes add second Dublin and Galway New Year’s Eve shows

November 9th, 2009 by

Following high demand for their first show in the venue, Fight Like Apes have added a second night at the Academy on Saturday 19th December. These unique Dublin Academy shows will see Fight Live Apes playing live in a specially built wrestling ring, which is being brought in especially for these exclusive gigs. Tickets are […]

Video – Morrissey hit by bottle, abandons gig

November 9th, 2009 by

Only a short clip (via NME) but here’s Morrissey’s Liverpool show coming to an abrupt end after the singer was hit by something thrown from the crowd…. It’s not been a good week or so for Moz watchers all round of course…

Fucked Up to re-record ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’

November 9th, 2009 by


NYmag.com reports that Canadian Polaris Music Prize winners Fucked Up are planning on using the money from the prize to record a charity single. Damian Abraham, the band’s singer told the Vulture blog: David Cross, members of Vampire Weekend, TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene, the GZA, Bob Mould, No Age, and Yo La […]

!!! drummer dies in New York

November 9th, 2009 by


!!! and The Juan MacLean, drummer Jerry Fuchs has died after an elevator accident in Williamsburg, New York. Fuchs was at a fundraising party when according to sources at the party, he and a friend had attempted to leap over a gap between an elevator and the building’s fifth floor after a malfunction. He fell […]

Pixies give away 4-track live EP

November 7th, 2009 by

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Doolittle and the current Doolittle tour, Pixies have released a four-track live EP recorded in Paris. All you have to do is go here, fill in an email address and download it.

The Drones cancel remaining dates of UK/Irish tour

November 4th, 2009 by

Australia’s The Drones have been forced to cancel the rest of their UK and Ireland tour including a date at Whelan’s on November 8th. The reason is a genuine one: The Drones’ Dan Luscombe has been hospitalized with pneumonia The band would like to offer their sincere apologies to all fans that had bought tickets […]

Until The Light Takes Us – The Black Metal Movie trailer

November 4th, 2009 by

Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is […]

Ian Brown arrested for domestic assault

November 4th, 2009 by

Ian Brown was arrested on Monday on suspicion of assaulting his wife. The 46-year-old was detained in west London and taken to a police station before being released on bail. A statement from Scotland Yard said police were called to reports of a disturbance at a residential address shortly after 8am on 2nd November. Brown […]