Toto – Vicar St., Dublin – in photos

May 26th, 2015 by

Toto, Vicar St, Dublin

The old rockers of Toto packed out Vicar St on what was quite a special night throughout the city. One wonders if they had any idea that a mere three hours after they finished their set, 1800 of the happiest people in the world raised the roof off the Tivoli Theatre – just 50 metres away – […]

Purity Ring – Button Factory, Dublin

May 6th, 2015 by

Purity Ring, Button Factory Dublin by Killian Broderick

Though always a challenge transporting a two-person band to a live arena, Purity Ring stepped up any beyond with cascading curtains of globe lights bracketing Megan James and Corin Roddick on the last night of their current tour. Though Megan’s gorgeous voice was a little low in the mix it was also the only instrument that didn’t […]

Le Galaxie – The Academy, Dublin – in photos

April 25th, 2015 by

Le Galaxie, The Academy, Dublin by Leah Carroll_24

Launch night of their first major label album, Le Galaxie set Le Club free in an impressive cascade of fluro-pop. The sort of night when a tech issue turned into a mass singalong to 2 Unlimited’s ‘No Limits’, and where a grand finalé turned into an Andrew Lloyd Webber tearjerker. And we haven’t even touched […]

State’s Faces of April – The Mercantile, Dublin

April 12th, 2015 by

Third Smoke, Mercantile, Dublin by Leah Carroll_14’s Faces of April was another brief snapshot of the wealth of emerging talent this country has; namely punk, garage, hardcore and whatever genius binds Third Smoke. The Dundalk band (pictured) are deservedly on the rise and their combination of Fleet Foxes-esque harmonies, Beatles-inspired melodies and deft playing is enough to ensure smooth ride. Watch […]