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I’ll Ava Bit Of That!

In Blog, Culture by Tiarnán Ó MuilleoirLeave a Comment

Photo by Ruairi Drayne. The Audio Visual Arts Festival conference in Belfast aims to showcase some of the city’s immense electronic talent. Practice your off-tempo dance moves and gurns everyone, the Boiler Room is coming to town. Tiarnán Ó Muilleoir takes us through the weekend ahead. While Irish nightlife north and south remains constrained under the jack-heeled boot of asinine licensing laws, the island has of late experienced a clubbing … Read More

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Banksy’s Back In Gaza.

In Blog by Fedayn6 Comments

Street artist Banksy has been back to Gaza and he’s created a parody travel advert to document his new work. Banksy has been busy in Gaza for a decade now and his subversive art highlights the vicious Israeli regime’s treatment of Gaza’s imprisoned people. For background and earlier artwork visit EI. Banksy’s site has a fuller catalogue of his recent Gaza work. If you’d like to support the Gaza Toy Drive check out their … Read More

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The More Things Change…

In #rabble9, Blog, Culture, Interviews by Rashers Tierney 1 Comment

    My Name is Saoirse is set in 1980s Limerick and is a dark comedy about shifting, peanuts and abortion. Director Hildegard Ryan and writer/performer Eva O’Connor chatted to Rashers Tierney about how the religious orders still need to loosen their vampiric grip on our schools and of course their play, which was our hands down favorite at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival. Can you tell me something about … Read More

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#rabbleChoons: Deviant & Naive Ted X rabble exclusive download.

In Culture, Music by Myles Ni Gangstaleen1 Comment

  Well, well, well. Xmas has come early for fans of Deviant & Naive Ted. Rabble has wrangled some exclusive sounds, all wrapped up in one tasty little zip file for yiz… 2014 saw Deviant & Naive Ted release a siiiiiiick EP with Clerk 5 (remember that name), and probably oddest of all, a commission to produce the theme song for a bunch of famous Japanese wrestlers to make their … Read More

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#clubbersCognotes: David Holmes On Acid House.

In Blog, History by Rashers Tierney2 Comments

Great interview with David Holmes, churned out as part of the Alternative Ulster history project up Norf. They’ve gathered up interviews with some of the musical movers and shakers of the NI scene over the years. Holmes ran the famous Sugar Sweet club, Orbital wrote the track Belfast, after playing it. In this one he chats the impact of acid house on the city: “It was the kind of the perfect … Read More

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A Wee Sit Down With The Lucid Lewis Kenny.

In #rabble9, Culture, Interviews by Rashers Tierney5 Comments

The work of poet Lewis kenny takes in everything from skagged out MDMA session victims and urban gentrification, right up to the importance of cherishing your ma. Rashers Tierney grabbed him for a chinwag about what makes him tick. We came across your videos on Youtube, saw you pop up at a We’re Not Leaving gig and a spoken word event in the Boh’s bar – can you introduce yourself … Read More

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A Chat With The Mad Professor.

In Culture, Interviews, Music, Uncategorized by Tommy Rash2 Comments

Tommy Rash had an extended chat with dub reggae producer extraordinaire and all round ledgebag The Mad Professor. It starts off with calypso but takes in punk, ebola and even the Hot House fecking Flowers along the way. Jump to the end for details on how to nab tickets to his World Music Embassy gigs.   Do you remember the last time you were over in Ireland? Laughs.. No I don’t! … Read More

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#rabbleChoons: Bittadis Bittadah

In Blog, Culture, Music by Myles Ni GangstaleenLeave a Comment

Myles Ni Gangstaleen is back with a nice mixed bag of recent Irish musical malarky…     THE CYCLIST.     The consistently savage All City Records has cropped up here a few times over the years. This time it’s with the new LP from The Cyclist. The Derry producer, who also releases under the name Buz Ludzha is back with the stunning 7-track ‘Flourish’ which follows last years ‘Bones … Read More

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#rabbleComp: It’s Gonna Be Massive.

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SomeKindOfSunday by Platinum Ray on Mixcloud Not to be outdone by Limerick’s Prima Volta weekender, a gaggle of Galway crews are coming together to hold their own three day showcase of boundary bashing electronic music across their beloved city. The line up is extensive, with Fanu bringing some international breaks pressure, while Berlin exile Eomac and Fran Hartnett heading up the local line up.   This rabbler will be popping down to play some tunes … Read More