David Gray to headline Barretsown Inspirations gig

January 29th, 2010 by

The 2nd Inspirations Gig in aid of Barretstown takes place on Friday March 5th at The Olympia. The night will feature a host of acts performing songs by their musical heroes and some of their own material. The line up includes David Gray, Paddy Casey, Mundy, Duckworth Lewis Method, Lir, Gemma Hayes, Jape, Vengence & […]

Republic Of Loose, Ham Sandwich, Heathers, Royseven and more for Haiti benefit gigs

January 29th, 2010 by

The Irish music community’s response to the Haiti earthquake continues apace with two more gigs being announced. Haiti Aid is at Whelan’s and the Village on Wednesday February 3rd, hosted by Michelle Doherty and featuring Ham Sandwich, O’ Emperor, The Chapters, Patrick Kelleher and his Cold Dead Hands, The Holy Roman Army, Sleep Thieves and […]

Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) for Whelan’s show

January 29th, 2010 by

Final Fantasy pic

Expect some gratuitous violins this March when Owen Pallett (the artist formerly known as Final Fantasy) hits Dublin for a gig in Whelan’s. The Canadian composer, violinist and singer is playing the Camden Street venue on March 18, so it could be a nice cure for your post-Paddy’s Day hangover. Tickets are €24 including booking […]

Dublin shows for New Young Pony Club, Field Music, Blood Red Shoes

January 28th, 2010 by


Three new shows from three bands with new albums imminent have been announced in the last 24 hours for Dublin. Field Music, who return after a self-imposed three year hiatus have a new double album Field Music (Measure) on the way next month. They play Crawdaddy on Friday March 5th with support from Land Lovers. […]

202s & Patrick Kelleher Announce Live Dates

January 27th, 2010 by

Two of the brightest Irish acts of last year, 202s and Patrick Kelleher, have announced three live dates together. The play the following shows: Roisin Dubh Galway, Fri Jan 29th (Free Admission). Baker Place, Limerick, Fri Feb 26th. Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, Fri Feb 27th (Free Admission)

Broken Bells – High Road video

January 27th, 2010 by

The video for ‘The High Road’, the first single from James Mercer of The Shins and Dangermouse’s project Broken Bells has debuted today. The album Broken Bells will be released on the 5th of March. The High RoadBroken Bells | MySpace Music Videos

New Mumford & Sons video

January 27th, 2010 by

As befitting their new commercial status, the Guardian premiered video for Mumford & Sons’ latest single is a bigger budget affair – finding the four piece riding round India on scooters while their sub-Continental stand-ins do the lip sync business. The band play the Academy in Dublin on March 18th.

AC/DC soundtrack Iron Man 2 / new video

January 27th, 2010 by

AC/DC are to provide the soundtrack for the Iron Man 2 movie, it has been announced. The album, released on April 16th, features the following classic tracks: ‘Shoot To Thrill’ ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation’ ‘Guns for Hire’ ‘Cold Hearted Man’ ‘Back In Black’ ‘Thunderstruck’ ‘If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)’ ‘Evil Walks’ ‘T.N.T.’ ‘Hell […]

Choice Music Prize live line-up and ticket details

January 27th, 2010 by

The line-up for the Choice Music Prize event at Dublin’s Vicar Street has been announced, with eight of the ten nominees playing live: And So I Watch You From Afar Codes Adrian Crowley Dark Room Notes The Duckworth Lewis Method Julie Feeney Valerie Francis The Swell Season (full band) Due to prior live commitments in […]

White Stripes live album & documentary

January 26th, 2010 by


The White Stripes release Under Great White Northern Lights, their first-ever live album & documentary on March 12th. The documentary charts their Canadian tour in 2007. The live album features 16 songs available on vinyl and CD. There’s also a box set – see below for that. The film was premiered at the Toronto Film […]

Win tickets to Beach House… in Stockholm

January 26th, 2010 by


You know State tries to get around this global village of ours as much as we can. On our tours we have discovered that the Debaser club in Stockholm, Sweden (they have one in Malmo too) is one of the finest gig venues in northern Europe – Christ, those Scandos think of everything in a […]

Ticket giveaway: Mr. Scruff and Talib Kweli

January 26th, 2010 by


This weekend sees the return of Stockport’s Mr. Scruff. Once more he is bringing his infamous five hour tea party, this time to Dublin’s Tripod. As if that wasn’t enough the following night Brooklyn MC and Mos Def collaborator, Talib Kweli, will play the same venue. We are giving tickets two pairs of tickets for […]

Baby Dee plays Crawdaddy in February

January 26th, 2010 by


The enigmatic Baby Dee has a new album A Book of Songs for Anne Marie through Tin Angel on February 26th. On that same date, the performer will play a show in Crawdaddy, Dublin. Tickets are €15 available from Ticketmaster, City Discs, Sound Cellar and usual outlets. A Book of Songs for Anne Marie was […]