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#ruckusAlert: Trust In The Green.

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Trust in the Green in aid of Pieta House is happening again this year, on Saturday 27th of September on the bandstand in Stephens Green. There will be a feast of music in the park from 10am till 7pm, including MC Soom T from Glasgow, Ras Tinny, The Bionic Rats, Pia Dunne, Kiruu, Mr. Upfull, Revelation Sound System, Noel Sweeney (poetry), Patricia Lohan Ruff Chuff Crew, Djs; King Damai, Sophis … Read More

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#rabbleChoons: For The Day That’s In It.

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Myles Ni Gangstaleen is back with another look at a bitta Irish musical activity. Some new, some not so new. But first, we head to Scotland…for the day that’s in it…     LOKI.     Darren McGarvey AKA Loki, is a Glasgow-based rapper, community activist, journalist, and funny fecker. With years of gigs, battles, and recorded output under his belt, he has been quite vocal in the Scottish independence … Read More

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Our War Report From Boomtown 2014.

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Several of us rabblers took the annual pilgrimage over to Boomtown Fair back in mid-August, to join the hordes in some of the finest acts of collective tomfoolery, nonsense-jockery, gobbledygookery and wibblywobblywondery witnessed this side of that time Jesus was performing magic tricks at the wedding in Cana. The last time we made the jaunt over was back in 2012 and 2011 before that. Since then the capacity of the … Read More

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Dublin Folk Group Pulled From Culture Night Bill Over Set List.

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Dublin folk stalwarts and friends of rabble, Lynched, have had their slot pulled from the RTÉ stage in Temple Bar on Culture Night, because they wished to play one of their own songs. The song, ‘Cold Old Fire’ was penned by the group and their good friend Cian Lawless a few years ago, and is a reflection on trying to retain a sense of pride and resilience while enduring life … Read More

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Limerick’s Prima Volta Weekend.

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Despite a rough early start, Limerick’s City Of Culture continues to ratchet up rakes of class events. This early October weekender could be just the medicine to stave off early winter blues with a weekend long mad one. Friday opens up with Manchester club Hoya: Hoya leading a take over of Dolans Warehouse with hapes of their residents in tow. Stray is known for operating deep in the folds of … Read More

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#rabbleChoons: Something For The Weekend.

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Myles Ni Gangstaleen is back with another roundup of musical goings-on of late…     CL MOONS     Liverpool based Irish lad SERT ONE has returned to his CL MOONS moniker for a new release on French label Cosmonostro. The ‘1992 EP’ follows on from ‘Sweekers Volume 1 & 2’ which went down a storm and got praise and plays from the likes of Om Unit, Machinedrum and Slick … Read More

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Spooky Old Lock Out Trailer.

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Hair tingling trad from The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock, shot with a little bit of help from some close friends of rabble. Lock Out sees the band bring in support from an electric guitar orchestra. The video was filmed down in The Factory on Barrow St. Like many of the brilliant art and social spaces that popped up during the recession, The Factory has now fallen to commercial interests. … Read More

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#ruckusAlert: Trust In The Green Hut Takeover in D7.

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Some pals of rabble have put together this gig upstairs in The Hut on Friday to cover the running costs of the Trust In The Green’s soundsystem showdown on September 27th. You can expect reggae, electro swing, drum n bass, RnB and Surf from those on the bill. The door price is snackbox cheap at €5. The now annual Trust In The Green event raises awareness around suicide prevention. Soom T is on the line … Read More

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#rabbleChoons: Bitta Monday Music For Yiz

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Myles Ni Gangstaleen is back with another roundup of musical movement on these shores…     JEE4CE.     This lad knows how to have the craic. Bigtime. His ‘My Friend Jack EP’ from last Summer featured the uplifting anthemic tune ‘Be Alright’. One which sets up camp in your head, and doesn’t leave til the Summer’s over. This most recent EP raises the bar even more so. Produced by … Read More

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It’s Tony Allen’s Birthday.

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Tony Allen was the poly-rhythmic engine house of Fela Kuti’s band from 1968 up until 1979 and one of the key founders of afro-beat.  Today he turned a mighty 74. “Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”, said Fela Kuti once. These days Allen is gearing up for the release of his new solo album Water of Life in October which features collaborations with Damon Albarn and  bassist Flea.  The … Read More