We had the pleasure of having Fran Hartnett down to play at one of our parish fundraisers nearly a year ago. Sweatbox. That is all need to say. The more miscreant among you might be familiar with Mongo. A regular all dayer event that pops up on Bank Holiday weekends. The past wee while has seen it take over the Grand Social. To get around our obnoxious licensing laws it … Read More
Promoters are always on the look out for a new venues and spaces to put on gigs. Casting a quick eye over the PA system, checking out what kind of desk they have and trying to gauge roughly how many dancing bodies could be squeezed into a room have often become a distraction when they’re out and about. These ‘distractions’ sometimes lead to on the spot conversations with the bar staff or management about opening hours, budgets and availability. Needless to say, oftentimes stiff opening hours and uptight policies can be a huge put off.
rabble welcomes back the kid with big hair that’s proven to be one of the world’s premier moombahtonistas and tropical bass aficionados. For those of you asking, what the hell is that? Let’s put it this way, expect some seriously wonky riddims and big ass bass to get your money maker shaking. Munchi played our first ever gig in Toners on Baggot St. Despite being plagued by 9 hour flight … Read More
Dublin has one of the worst ‘after hours’ public transport services in Western Europe. On the weekend, public transport does not operate any later than 12:30am and any earlier than 6:30am. Jay Carax looks at the consequences.
In current times where most people don’t arrive at a club until 12.30/1am, it does very little to nurture any type of club culture or community. Most clubs operate a very strict cut-off time of 2.30 for music, so if you add it all up, it’s a pitiful situation.
Since it’s inception over 5 years ago Lunar Disko, a monthly club night ran by Andy Doyle and Barry Donovan, has placed Italo Disco as one of the main reference points in their music policy. So how has this quirky European off-shoot of late 70s Disco come to find a home in the Irish capital? Kenny Hanlon’s our tour guide through it’s history.
Finally, Cheap Falafel. Those over priced super market kits can go fuck themselves as this humble street food comes to dublin at a price we can all finally afford. Several fine Dublin establishments have served falafel for years now. But face it – they were a rip off. It’s always remained a mystery to any Irish person with experience of the wondrous Mao falafel chain in Amsterdam, with its ‘help … Read More