Dublin reggae fans and all sound system heads, are in for a real treat over the next few weeks: the Reggae Movement exhibition is due in town. Curated by Ronan Lynch of Irie Up magazine, the show promises an illustrated journey into the history of sound system culture, not to mention the chance to get your wind on to some dancehall. James Redmond hears why the only good system is a sound system.
Belfast comic creator Patrick Brown has just released the fifth print issue of his epic webcomic The Cattle Raid of Cooley. Patrick has been publishing roughly a page per week since August 2008, and his interpretation of one of Ireland’s most famous folk legends, the Táin Bó Cúailnge, now boasts 140 pages. To mark the release, Kevin Squires interviewed Patrick for rabble.ie:
1. The Cattle Raid of Cooley by Patrick Brown Currently standing at 140 pages online, this is an ambitious project that has been published every Wednesday for over three years. Self scripted and hand drawn in a rough and ready – but highly effective – manner, this is an outstanding body of work. If you like it, you should support the artist and buy the print editions. 2. Between Worlds by … Read More
In a world where Fade St and The Hills masquerade as reality TV, we need to deliver a sharp kick up the hole to the lifestyle choices and cultural values purporting to represent common lived experiences on RTE.
Emerging from the dark, cramped servants quarters in the basement you enter the splendor of the late Georgian era – the richly decorated pinnacle of 18th-century living. Moving from parlour to dining-room, drawing room to boudoir every attention has been given to collecting together period pieces and replicating the sensibilities of the time. The greatest juxtaposition is evident when entering the fifth and final floor, the attic, where the children of the house spent the majority of their youth. Little wonder the rest of society could be treated with near murderous disregard when children were committed to such an austere environment.
We asked our mob of contributors for some quick reviews on the festivals they were getting mucked up at this summer. Here’s what they salvaged from memory.
Despite a glut of doom and gloom articles, sales of the black stuff have increased for the fourth year in a row in the UK. Rob Flynn from Cork bass merchants Dubculture considers why. Record stores through Ireland and the western world have been closing for some time now and its no secret what the main reason for this is. The digitisation of music was predicted to revolutionise the industry … Read More
If you thought the golden age of pirates on the west coast went out with Grainne Mhaol. Then you were wrong. Rascal Radio are bucking the trend and are determined to get back on the air after a visit from the man.
The unused City Arts centre building on Moss ST. Was damaged by fire on saturday 10th september. Dara mchugh looks at an alternative to dereliction.
Eamonn Crudden constructs a nightmarish vision of the property crash by mashing up the useless daily bleating of RTE analysis with disjointed ghost estate imagery. In blending dismembered economic banter from shows like Pat Kenny with dark, dread inspiring electronica he encapsulates the fear stenched atmosphere pervading the early days of the recession. That is, of course, before we grew immune to economic gloom…