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To Hell Or To Hip Hop.

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Sligo Hip Hop feens, This Side Up, release their debut album on November 14th. TSU started as an all vinyl night in McGarrigles, Sligo, in 2008 which rapidly led to nationwide performances and some quality, original tracks. Jasper Mathews dropped them a line to discuss tunes, mental health and getting rowdy. How did creating the album go for you? We made a big decision to step away from what we … Read More

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The Real Sounds of Dublin.

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Dublin’s RLSD Records are no strangers to the scene having conducted courses in production and DJing on the regular for the past few years. This week however saw the release of their first bit of wax. Jasper Matthews caught up with one half of the label, Doug Cooney, for a chat about the release and how it and RLSD came to be. Fair dues on the release, tis sounding tasty, … Read More

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Forrests.

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Organs by Forrests Forrests, comprised of Dublin based Paul O’Reilly and Owen O’Mahony have, excuse the pun, played a blinder with their latest collaboration Organs. Released in 2014 to much interest, the album is a really beautiful ambient electronic gem. It’s striking how much I enjoyed this record, as young Seán was a big fan of metal and didn’t have much time for anything that wasn’t guitar driven, never mind … Read More

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Ghost Estates.

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One from the Crate highlights releases from the Irish artists putting out their stuff on black and white. Many of these releases are self-published or are put out through small independent labels and can be hard to find. There’s no list to work off, just lucky finds in Dublin’s record shops. For the first, Sean O’Reilly takes a look at the Ghost Estate’s debut from four years ago. Ghost Estates, it has … Read More

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Films To Gaze At.

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The Gaze International LGBT Film Festival Dublin returns to the Lighthouse Cinema this bank holiday weekend, Mog Kavanagh has lined up some recommendations… 1. Viva. Paddy Breathnach rides the crest of this current wave of quality Irish cinema with Viva, a film about a young aspiring drag queen in Cuba. Viva won the audience award at the Dublin International Film Festival, definitely worth a watch!  Catch it on Friday 29th … Read More

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Green Ribbon Month.

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May is Green Ribbon month, when people wear green ribbons to show they’re thinking about, and willing to talk about, mental health. There are many films out there that focus on mental health, often very ignorantly, sometimes just plain offensively. So when a film like Two Days One Night comes along, it is all the more special. Two Days One Night is a film about a woman, Sandra, who returns … Read More

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Something For The Weekend.

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  We’re digging out our sunglasses and demanding umbrellas in our mojitos, it’s the May bank holiday weekend!   Tonight in Wigwam there’s a tribute for DJ Rashad and all the footworkerz, check it. In Turk’s Head new crew Better Living have Fran Hartnett  to inaugurate their Basement Series. For some quality disco, head on over to The Grand Social where Nightflight are back with Marcel Vogel on duty. Also … Read More

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Something For The Weekend

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Two big double headers tonight in Dublin, a jam packed Saturday and the Perlon label’s main man up in Belfast. Check it. The Karenn duo (Pariah & Blawan) team up with Sunil Sharpe again in District 8 for some heavy duty techno later on. If the British Isles techno sound they epitomise isn’t for you tonight, Out To Lunch also have a big double header with John Heckle and Hieroglyphic … Read More

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Listen to Shitwife.

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This entity caught one of their first shows a few year ago in London’s Whitechapel district and was cognitively torn asunder by the virtuoso drumming on display from the lad that used to hit the things in the sadly now defunct oddrock three-piece Shield Your Eyes (click on that name, do it…click on it). When Shitwife play, he is faced on the floor by the breakcore producer Ladyscraper, who is … Read More

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Our Fenian Dead.

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On the anniversary of the passing of Dublin historian Shane MacThomáis (the unintended star of One Million Dubliners), some of his friends and fellow historians are hosting a screening in his honour. The documentary The Greatest of the Fenians directed by Donal Higgins, and about John Devoy, will be shown, with donations collected on the day going to Aware, a charity that support people through depression. John Devoy was a … Read More