LCD Soundsystem – Ticket Update

January 20th, 2010 by

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As reported earlier this week, LCD Soundsystem will play Dublin’s Tripod this coming April. Blog rumours may have had you scrambling fruitlessly for tickets this morning but we can now confirm tickets will go on sale this Friday, January 22nd from 9am. So far only one show has been announced and here are the details. […]


Hear David Byrne, Fatboy Slim & Santigold collaboration

January 20th, 2010 by

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More details on the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim concept album Here Lies Love about Imelda Marcos were revealed today by Byrne via his mailing list.

The Santigold-fronted ‘Please Don’t’ was offered as a download and you can hear it below. Byrne says


Belfast4Haiti fundraisers on January 31st

January 19th, 2010 by

Belfast’s music community is mobilising to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee, who are working with the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Two massive gigs are taking place on Sunday, January 31st; the first being a rock and indie affair being split between the Spring & Airbrake, the Limelight and Katy Daly’s, […]


Video: Peter Doherty live in Paris

January 19th, 2010 by

Peter Doherty’s rescheduled Irish dates take place this week, to see what to expect here’s the man himself in action in Paris last night…. Peter Doherty en concert à La Flèche d’Or, le 18 /01/2o10by Bonobo35


Jay-Z, Muse, Faith No More, Gorillaz and a lot more for Coachella

January 19th, 2010 by

The full line-up for this year’s Coachella festival has been announced and it’s a monster…. FRIDAY APRIL 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle […]


Kate McGarrigle RIP

January 19th, 2010 by

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Kate McGarrigle, one half of the folk duo The McGarrigle sisters and mother to Rufus and Matha Wainwright has died at the age of 63. After three and a half years, McGarrigle lost her battle to the rare form of cancer Sarcoma, earlier today in Montreal. Despite being described as “gravely ill” in recent months, […]


Listen to new Smashing Pumpkins song

January 19th, 2010 by

Smashing Pumpkins have posted another new track from their forthcoming Teargarden By Kaleidyscope album on their website. ‘Widow Wake My Mind’ follows last month’s ‘A Song For A Son’. Hear both of them below….


Brits nominees announced

January 18th, 2010 by

With the debate over the recent Meteor and Choice Awards having died down a tad, it’s time to see if the Brits 2010 will offer anymore surprises. The nominations are: British Male Solo Artist: Calvin Harris Dizzee Rascal Mika Paolo Nutini Robbie Williams British Female Solo Artist: Bat for Lashes Florence And The Machine Leona […]


Other Voices show line-up released

January 18th, 2010 by

Other Voices returns for its eighth series next month, once more hosted by Annie Mac. Filmed, as ever, in Dingle the full line-up and transmission dates are as follows: Programme 1 – Wednesday 3rd February Snow Patrol Speech Debelle Adrian Crowley IMRO Other Room – Low Mountain Programme 2 – Wednesday 10th February Imelda May […]


Win (500) Days of Summer DVDs & Soundtracks

January 18th, 2010 by

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“This is not a love story. It is a story of boy meets girl”. So begins the start of last year’s hit romantic comedy with an original twist, (500) Days of Summer starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. The film gets a DVD release this week and State has got 3 DVD and soundtrack […]


LCD Soundsystem to play Dublin

January 18th, 2010 by

Having done the business in our albums of the decade poll with their Sounds Of Silver record, LCD Soundsystem look set to celebrate (well, we like to think so) with two dates at Tripod on 20th and 21st April, with tickets on sale this Wednesday it appears. No more details yet though. Thanks to ATL […]


New Gil Scott-Heron video – Me And The Devil

January 18th, 2010 by

For a man who hasn’t released an album since 1994, Scott-Heron sounds on point in this new song ‘Me And The Devil’. The new album I’m New Here is out on February 5th in Ireland / 8th in the UK. The video directed by Coodie & Chike and Michael Sterling Eaton.


Vampire Weekend for Glastonbury

January 15th, 2010 by

Emily Eavis has confirmed via Twitter (where else?) that Vampire Weekend will play Glastonbury Festival on Friday 25th of June. See the band play a surprise show at a central London ice rink here.


U:mack bring Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra to the city

January 15th, 2010 by

Montreal’s Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra will play in The Button Factory on March 18th. Tickets are €16 from City Discs, Road Records, Spindizzy, Sound Cellar, Sentinel & Online at www.tickets.ie/umack. The band will release a new album Kollaps Tradixionales in February on Constellation records which will be their sixth full-length. Here’s a taster: