Despite his youthful appearance and relatively underground status Hamilton Leithauser has been treading the boards of the alternative music scene for a long time now. Benny Profane caught him in action last night and felt the mad urge to scribble this review and send in a photo he took with a potato. With his former cohorts The Walkmen he was the driving song-writing force behind a band that put out some of the most superbly sculpted rock singles of the last 15 years and delivered at least one … Read More
Some weeks ago we stumbled upon a performance called The Rave Space in Cube. This small underground sweat box venue in Cork city was well suited to the tightly woven jungle laced theatrics that followed. The Rave Space was part of the Quarter City Block Party and provocatively strung together spirituality and oral fragments from UK rave’s zenith. Rashers Tierney caught up with main man Will Dickie to find out just what the hell was going on. Firstly can you tell me something about your own backgrounds? I gathered … Read More
I don’t really know enough about the contemporary aspirations of planning culture now to comment. But if you look at Milton Keynes in the UK as a prime example of 60’s utopianism, its history is hilarious. I got given a tour about 10 years ago, when I was looking to do a project there. Its original planners were entrenched in new-age ideology. They even sited its main artery, Midsummer Boulevard, on the axis of the summer solstice sunrise.
It’s payday weekend and we have a fine selection of things to spend your hard earned cash on this weekend. Tomorrow in Dublin, Mutate have brought UVB back over. By all accounts his show in Pacinos a while back was great, this’ll be no different. Also on Friday, techno brothers Tom and Ed have a new project together. Moving on from TR//ER they are now preforming as Overmono, you can check them out in Hangar. On Saturday in Dublin, Sense have booked Boddika for the … Read More
Some of us here at rabble have had quite enough of dry January at this stage, thank you.
Huge night in District 8 tonight: Paula Temple, Rebekah and Cailín.
New year, new tunes. We’re back to the grind here at rabble planning for the year ahead but don’t worry, we still have time to party.
Easing us in to the new year is Italian selector a.p. prods. The Flipside crew are bringing him to Tengu this Saturday with Mark Murphy and Daire Carolan on support. We’re looking forward to this one.
The weekend clubbing guide is back and it’s a jam packed weekend coming up. Some great locals parties as well as a couple of record launches.
Tonight down in Limerick the 909 Crew have Fran Harnett in control to cause a bit of a ruckus. 909 resident Maedbh O’Connor is on support. Two top quality Irish DJs there so get on it if you’re in the area.
Radicalism and reinvention are two prevalent themes running through programming for A Fair Land. Cultural and artistic activism were predominant in the creation of the political movement for 1916 and it was this gathering of energy, ambition, ideology and activism which A Fair Land sought to emulate, orientating the project towards a future vision moving forward in 2016.
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, was getting it out there as hair-pullingly stressful an experience as releasing records is perceived to be? Thank you, … Read More
Rabble clash with DDR for a spooky Samhain Bash.
This Sunday, Rabble and Dublin Digital Radio come together for a Halloween party to remember.