One Concert – Two Cities takes place this Friday

October 15th, 2009 by

Tomorrow, Friday 16th October, a unique concert will take place simultaneously in Dublin and Gaza City. Transmitted from Tripod in Dublin LIVE to an audience in Gaza City celebrated Irish musicians Liam Ó Maonlaí, Lumiere, Kíla, Naisrin and Zahara El Safty will be joined on the bill by Palestinian singer Shadia Mansour, renowned political activist […]


Matt Groening to curate All Tomorrow’s Parties 2010

October 15th, 2009 by

Having already worked with the ATP crew in the US in 2003, Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening will curate the ATP UK Weekend 1 on May 7th – 9th. Tickets are priced at £160pp for room only and £170pp for self catering and go on sale this Friday 16th October at www.atpfestival.com.


Gig round-up – Mika, Mr Hudson, Har Mar Superstar and more

October 15th, 2009 by

Rounding up your latest gig announcements: Mika – Olympia Theatre, Dublin – February 15th 2010 Mr Hudson – Academy, Dublin – Saturday 7th November Mark Eitzel – Tobergal Lane Café, Sligo – Friday 13th November Har Mar Superstar – Academy 2, Dublin – Wednesday 9th December Great Lake Swimmers – Crawdaddy, Dublin – Friday 13th […]


Depeche Mode in need of geography lesson

October 15th, 2009 by

In what could well be remembered as a slip-up of Spinal Tap proportions, Depeche Mode’s David Gahan wrapped up a recent show in Peru with the words “Thank you very much, Chile!”. It’s fair to say that a good portion of the 30,000 fans in the Peruvian captial Lima on Tuesday (October 13) were a […]


Listen to the Twilight New Moon soundtrack. It’s good.

October 14th, 2009 by

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Who would have thought it? The soundtrack for Twilight New Moon is clearly some lucky music supervisor’s wet dream. They now know they’ll be responsible for giving teens their first taste of Bon Iver, Editors, Lykke Li, Grizzly Bear and Thom Yorke’s solo stuff. Then again minimal dubstep hero Appleblim featured on the first film’s […]


David Turpin – The Bone Dance video

October 14th, 2009 by

David Turpin’s second album Haunted! is out this Friday and ‘The Bone Dance’ is the first single from the album. The video is by David Turpin and Blue Hair Productions. http://www.myspace.com/davidturpin


Bryan Adams brings solo tour to Ireland

October 13th, 2009 by

Originally interspersed between his larger band gigs, Bryan Adams has developed his solo acoustic shows to great acclaim. Now he brings his Bare Bones tour to Ireland for six intimate dates in January 2010: Thursday 14 Dublin, Olympia Theatre Friday 15 Dublin, Olympia Theatre Saturday 16 Derry, Millennium Forum Sunday 17 Belfast, Waterfront Hall Monday […]



Hard Working Class Heroes schedule

October 12th, 2009 by

The Schedule for Hard Working Class Heroes has been announced on the site – http://www.hwch.net/schedule.html For those planning their weekend though, here’s the lowdown: FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER ________________________________ ANDREWS LANE 7.30 – 8.00 – MIRACLE BELL 8.10 – 8.40 – WE CUT CORNERS 8.50 – 9.20 – SUBPLOTS 9.30 – 10.00 – THE DEAD FLAGS […]


Peter Doherty’s Irish gigs POSTPONED

October 12th, 2009 by

Peter Doherty’s scheduled dates in Ireland this week have been postponed. A statement was issued today from the artist’s agent: ‘Last night Peter Doherty was admitted to Swindon Hospital with exhaustion and breathing difficulties. He is currently under observation by doctors.’ The shows are currently being rescheduled with dates to be announced. Tickets can be […]


Hadouken! to play Tripod

October 12th, 2009 by

Leeds’ young nu-rave favourites Hadouken! are set to play Tripod this December 5th. The band will release their second album next year. It was recorded with Nosia, the drum and bass trio from the Netherlands. Doors – 7:30pm Tickets €20 (inc. booking fee) available from Ticketmaster, City Discs, Sound Cellar and usual outlets. www.ticketmaster.ie. Here’s […]


Dark Room Notes sign to BBE Records

October 12th, 2009 by

Congrats to Dark Room Notes who have announced that their debut album We Love You Dark Matter will get a worldwide release on Berlin/London label BBE. BBE’s artist roster includes John Morales, Dimitri From Paris and Henrik Schwartz, Ame and Dixon and an initial single release in January will feature remixes by artists from the […]


Florence & The Machine’s Gear Destroyed in Fire

October 11th, 2009 by

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Florence & The Machine lost all their equipment when their trailer went on fire some time before their Copenhagen gig tonight. Details are patchy but they took to the stage in the Danish capital announcing the incident and saying that everything they were playing on was borrowed. As there wasn’t a any merchandise available it […]


Stephen Gately dies in Majorca

October 11th, 2009 by

Boyzone’s Stephen Gately has died in his sleep on holiday in Majorca. Details are unclear but it seems that the 33 year old singer went out for drinks, came home and fell asleep but didn’t come round. The remaining members of Boyzone are expected to fly out to the Spanish island today to join Gately’s […]