This weekend features Boxed Off, new club night Wah Wah and the second Gash Collective takeover. Sligo boys Brame & Hamo are doing well for themselves lately, tonight they show us what they’re about as play all night long in Tengu. It’s not too long since they featured at the Out To Lunch Tengu weekender, back again the Firehouse Skank Soundsystem have some roots reggae in the Teacher’s Club tonight. … Read More
Photos from The Grand Social facebook page. Dublin’s northside gets a new clubbing space in The Grand Social. If you’ve been in The Grand Social lately you may have noticed the work being done on the ballroom downstairs. The refurbishment sees the venue change tack and aim to draw in a regular crowd of dance music enthusiasts. Taking over the reins are Hidden Agenda and This Greedy Pig. They’re launching … Read More
An Aquarius, Irish boys in Berlin and another new name for The Pint all feature this weekend.
Friday night sees the Dialogue crew back in action, they bring over Italian digger Niff to play with their usual residents in White’s Tavern, Belfast. The venue on Eden Quay formerly known as The Pint, and briefly as The Wiley Fox, has been renamed The Sound House. It’s there that Mutate kick off their autumn/winter season with Tripeo’s Irish debut. Check out the event page for a chance to win four passes to every show.
There’s a strong local showing this weekend in Belfast as Tw!tch gear up for their birthday bash.
Tw!tch celebrate turning ten by inviting a selection of DJs from the island that have played at their parties previously. If you can’t make it, check out the event page for the big international line-up next month. In Dublin, Barry Redsetta is taking a short break after the Out To Lunch weekender from throwing the parties and getting back behind the decks, on Friday he plays with Melly.
Oisin McKenna takes a look at queer activism today and republican activism in the past in his new show Gays Against the Free State. Beggars sat down with him to find out what’s what. Okay so, you’ve done a show at Fringe before – GRINDR – a love story, and you’ve done Write/Performer/Salesman, both back in 2013. Is this your first show since then? Yeah this is my first show … Read More
I think my work is politically charged at times. I am quite ambivalent to the conventional roles ascribed by society to gender. In particular, in our own constitution, the language that enshrines women for example to situations of compromise, for example article 41.2 which prioritises a woman’s domestic role over her career and 40.3.3 which ensures women are not given full their reproductive choices.
Pyg continue with their great bookings in Dublin, and up north it’s a big weekend.
With the bank holiday up north this weekend there’s a good selection of big bookings. Blawan plays Belfast, Prosumer plays The Bunatee with Tw!tch and Shine have Marcel Dettman on Sunday too. Over in Derry, Cocoon have Josh Wink, Sven Vath, Dana Ruh and more at their party.
Nolan spent many months in Drogheda interviewing people who were involved in the punk community and gathering their stories of dissent including Paddy Dillon who disrupted Sunday mass in the early eighties by letting loose a clutch of hens.
This secret history is documented in the publication ‘Subvert All Power’ Drogheda’s Punk History, in the theatre space of the Droichead Arts Cent which will be launched on Saturday the 27th of August. To coincide with the launch there will be talks of feminist punk culture, 24 hour punk gigs and other goings on.
On Sunday 28th there will be a Parade of Dissent including banners, madzers and music through Drogheda and a punk picnic and a free punk concert.
The telly only had two channels when Eoin O’Mahony left Cork for the Big Smoke. He tells rabble how he tried to hide the whack of Benjy with Gauloises and angsty French fillums in the soon to be demolished Screen Cinema. I had a real fondness for the Screen. When I was rent from the Real Capital of Ireland to Dublin in the late 1980s, the 84 from my far … Read More
When was Pallas formed?
Pallas was formed in 1996 when myself and Brian Duggan located a building on Foley Street. It was an old knitwear factory called Pallas Knitwear so after a bit of pre-ambling about a few different names we decided on Pallas because Pallas was the goddess of the muses, the goddess of intellect and the goddess of war. We knew we were going to be in for a rough ride so we wanted her on our side.