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Send Into Outer Bass.

In Blog, Music by Rashers Tierney0 Comments

  Above: When two become one. A link up between the Rise Up and Subeversion Sound Systems. Photo credit: Off-Beat Photography. Rashers Tierney surveys the Irish sound system scene ahead of a big tribal gathering in Galway. He takes in eight different crews and leaves the technically baffling chat of hogs, tops and tweeters out of the loop,  to instead rewind through their history and what drives them to build their … Read More

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Come Out And Play.

In Art, Blog, Culture, Politics by Caitriona Devery0 Comments

  A Playful City is a collaborative project aiming to create inclusive, child-friendly, and playful spaces in Dublin City. Coordinated by co-creation wizards Connect the Dots with sustainable play heads Upon a Tree (they met on north inner city temporary park project, Granby Park), the project is part consultation, part conference / hackaton and part urban intervention. The goal is putting people and play back into the urban landscape. Caitriona … Read More

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Up The Dubplates.

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Above: Enda Starr running the controls for the weekly Firehouse show on Radio Na Life 106.4 FM. Find out when to lock in over here. Rashers Tierney caught up with Paul from the legendary Firehouse Skank to hear about hauling the first proper sound system to Ireland in the early 1990s, friends pissing in the wrong place at a rammers gig and that all essential UK link up. Mick T-woc … Read More

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Read Every Back issue Online Now.

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Win a complete collection of rabble back issues, a hape of merch and two tickets to our party on Friday. Is it too early to start talking about the weekend? Never! Well, we have this one sorted. Six years ago this September, the first copies of rabble spread across Dublin like a dose of the session flu. Oh what a sharp rupture with the ad rags and mouthpieces for power … Read More

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Up The Re:publica!

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  The Dublin re:publica 2017 #rpDUB conference touches down in our humble auld town later this week and brings with it a hive of digitally minded discussions around where l society is dragging us. The conference takes in topics like housing, banking, and media as well as a million other more esoteric techy things. Rashers Tierney caught a few words with the organising team. Okay, so what is this Re:publica thing? … Read More

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7am O’Connell St.

In #rabble13, Blog, Illustration, Print Edition by Benny Profane0 Comments

Benny Profane takes over this edition of our regular flash fiction column, and finds himself wandering around in the shadow of the spire with a raging comedown. Sounds familiar. Coming-to on O’Connell Street. It’s 7a.m on a Sunday morning in mid-March. I can’t remember at what point I left the rave. I’m in that delirious and tenuous twilight stage of inebriation; after the high and becoming more lucid but still … Read More

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Gombeen #13: The Box.

In #rabble13, Blog, Gombeen, Humour, Print Edition by admin0 Comments

Stephen Donnelly emerged on the national scene in 2011 as a white-hot ball of suburban middle class indignation. With his shiny suits and technocratic, apolitical style, he won followers for his ability to give our ruinous old establishment a bougie-common sensical dressing down. A couple of years would pass where he let his ego lap it up, before gradually the sheen started to come off. He notably voted for the … Read More

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Original Pirate Material.

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Above: Newspaper reports about Radio Sinn Fein from 1983 taken from the event page.  Activist Maureen Maguire will talk about the beginnings of the station in the Ballymun Towers, getting around Section 31 and attempts by the Gardai to shut them down. Ah yes, the romance of radio. The permanent revolution of podcasting means everyone (including their granny and last year’s Christmas tree…) is bating out spots on digital these days. This event … Read More

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Session Pixies: Holistic Lifestyle Column from #rabble13

In #rabble13, Blog, Print Edition, The Session Pixies by rabble0 Comments

The Session Pixies are back from their annual winter sojourn in the gulags of D1 to deliver you some respite from your woes. Whether it’s questioning the depths of your masculinity or just seeking an alternative to a good ol’ Tumblr whinge, the Sessions Pixies have your ear. Dear Session Pixies, I got one of those new re-issues of the Nokia 3310 to get away from Facebook. It’s great an’ … Read More

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Uptown, Top Skanking.

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With Townlands Carnival beckoning this weekend, the lads at Rua Sound have put out a mix to get you into them festival vibes. It’s full of that 160 rolling goodness and features a few dubs from their extended fam. Sadly, we’ve yet to make it down to Townloands Carnival – but it’s Goat Shed, Riddim Shack and Sub Atomic line ups look bleddy ace. Save it for the car journey … Read More