Joy Gerrard is an Irish artist based in London. Her recent work depicts protests in cities, expressionistic crowds spilling and surging within static architectural frames. She takes mundane and iconic images from newspapers and the internet, and turns them into ink paintings of different sizes. The act of reproducing these images draws attention to the spectator as witness and asks whether media coverage is ever neutral. Caitríona Devery spoke with her for rabble. Where are you currently working on? The next exhibition I have coming up is in the Drawing Room in London. It’s a show called Graphic Witness … Read More
Last year playwright Alan O’Brien won the PJ O’Connor Award for Best New Radio Drama with Snow Falls and So Do We. rabble sent Sean Finnan along to chat to Alan about the play and why he refused RTÉ permission to broadcast the drama. So I guess to start with, what’s the play about? It was inspired by the death of Rachel Peavoy. When that happened I was amongst many that were just appalled by the whole thing. Having experienced living in Ballymun, our empirical knowledge tells us that it’s impossible to die by hypothermia once the heating is on … Read More
The reality music of Jinx Lennon shows us that we can engage with everyday life and not go under. Influenced as much by post punk and hip hop the Dundalk man is a different breed of singer songwriter altogether. He released two albums in 2016 after a six year break. We packed Martin Leen off up to Dundalk for a chat with the lad. So there has been a long hiatus of six years between National Cancer Strategy and you latest two albums. Is there any particular reason for that? There were a few things; I suppose I wasn’t that … Read More
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 classic album in 2008’s You & Me. The slow and stuttering … 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 from some of the statements and the jungle obsession within the … 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 Button Factory. While in Tengu, Out To Lunch return for their … 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.