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.
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
Redmonk considers the anti-social way the council treats graffiti. Graffiti art is often lumped in with many aspects of youth culture as ‘anti-social’. As mindless vandalism bereft of any artistic qualities, perpetrated by cowardly hoodlums under the cover of darkness, a faceless counter to decency and the notion of property. It is dealt with by gray paint, powerwashers and policy that I would describe as more ‘anti-social’ than the menace … Read More
Freda hughes has been archiving our city’s street art for donkies now. We asked her to select the five choicest cuts from the summers just gone. Street art and graffiti reveal a subculture beyond the organised structures of our society. The interplay between the artist and the city fascinates me, as does the artists’ acceptance of the transience and public ownership of their art. These pictures are just a small … Read More
John fisher was one of the original dublin punks. He dusted off some memories for us and has some stall tales from the dandelion market.
After ten years of hard work and research, garry o’neill has finally finished his long awaited photo book on the history of dublin youth subcultures. Entitled where were you?, The coffee-table book looks at fifty years of our city’s working class teenage fashion and music scenes. Jay carax caught up with him for an interview. Originally, Garry had planned to write a book based on his and other peoples’ memories … Read More