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Art As Activism.

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Above:  A sticker in Dublin highlighting the contemporary HIV epidemic and our centre spread featuring a graphic by Will St Leger. It’s become a bit of rabble tradition to use the middle of  our little parish newsletter for the disgruntled to showcase a particular artist we admire.  When discussing ideas for #rabble14, we were stunned with statistics about HIV today. Hence, bringing Will St Leger in as our centrespreadista with … Read More

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Let There Be Houses.

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Back in late October the Campaign For Public Housing burst onto the scene promising a water charges style agitation for that most basic of human needs. Harry Sal Lacey caught up with Eugene Mcartan to see if they tick any differently to the rest of the housing movement. What do you mean by public housing? Is this social housing or affordable housing or both? The difference between social or affordable … Read More

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Give It A Listen.

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Above: Breen outside All City with a copy of his EP which came out on Vision Collector. Then his mix from the Deee Deeeeee Hur first birthday in Jigsaw. Breen is one of the founders of Dublin Digital Radio – ddr. which has become a real little community hub for Dublin’s outsider dance scenes.   He’ll be one of the heads taking care of upstairs in The Wiley Fox after our screening on December … Read More

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Just A Few Bad Apples, Yeah?

In #rabble14, Blog, History, Illustration, Politics, Print Edition by Gemma HylandLeave a Comment

  Above: Kerz knocked it out of the park with his illustrations for this feature in #rabble14. He previously delivered the goods on Stephen Donnelly for Gombeen #13. To see his work in all its inky glory, go cop yourself this article in print.   Nóirín O’Sullivan finally resigned back in September but the Garda scandals just keep on coming. Gemma Hyland delved into some of the more recent scandals in the … Read More

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The Sonic Roots.

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DJ Mek delivers this stomper of a mix delving into the primordial soup of modern dance music. It’s part of RTE2FM’s Masterclass series and is a seriously spine-tingling schooling. Here’s what he had to say about it himself: “I went diggin through New York & L.A. ElectroFunk classics. Old skoolers will remember some of these jams from when Streetsounds mix albums ruled the day in UK, Ireland & Europe. Younger … Read More

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Buzzin For Busáras.

In Art, Blog, History by Caitríona DeveryLeave a Comment

  Waiting for the 109 at Busáras to Navan or Cavan or whatever part of the shticks you’re off to, you probably don’t think, “what a fine building this is”. Doubly so if you frequent the post-apocalyptic stainless-steel-clad bathrooms. But perhaps you should. Caitríona Devery spoke to artist Gavin Murphy who has researched the place for an exhibition called Double Movement in Temple Bar Gallery & Studios. Busáras is a … Read More

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Everybody Dance!

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Above: A member of the campaign lobbies council members to get rid of the Cabret Act. Credit to the Dance Liberation Network’s Insta acount.    If you thought Ireland had poxy restrictions when it came to dancing, wait til you hear about New York’s Cabaret Laws.  They were forged in 1926 amidst an atmosphere charged with racial fears of Jazz music. Much like our own 1935 Dancehall Act so. While … Read More

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Send Into Outer Bass.

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  Above: When two become one! A link up between the Rise Up and Subversion 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 DeveryLeave a Comment

  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