Above: A shot by photographer Steve Gullick, taken from the band’s website. Last Friday the suicide and self-harm awareness charity Pieta House held a fundraising gig in Dublin’s Vicar St featuring a host of Irish acts. The line-up included Limerick-based hip-hop collective Rusangano Family, followed by four-piece folk innovators Lynched, with the near-peerless Girl Band headlining the event. Benny Profane sent us in this review. Now as my presence at this show was basically a last-minute who-cares-if-I’m-by-myself-a-good-gig-is-a-good-gig-is-a-good-gig sort-of decision, I coordinated my arrival at the venue with the intended … Read More
An all ages afternoon punk gig is all set for the 4th of June at Boh’s bar, Dalymount park. A summertime Saturday afternoon all ages gig with the mighty Rats Blood, Sissy and next gen bands Xylem and Arboreal Lung will be kicking off at 1pm on the 4th, with a portion of proceeds going to Bohemians Youth Development. Entrance is 10 euro. Bring the nippers!
On Friday 27th November FrontLeft presented their fourth outing of electronic music. The venue for the night was bar Tengu at the Yamamori Sushi restaurant on Ormond quay. A nice little venue for dance music and this, combined with a decent sound-system, provided a quality setting for the three acts for the night: Kyoka, Sinead Meaney and Niamh de Barra. First up was experimental Irish musician Niamh de Barra performing a live set. Anyone familiar with her music will be accustomed to seeing her perform using live vocals, … Read More
Catchy ditty from a band called Fierce Mild. A straight to the point anthemic message about getting out and voting in the marriage referendum. They’re playing a gig in the Grand Social tomorrow night. Ya might want to get down early, it’s getting fierce support online. Follow the #televisemusic tag for more underground Irish music.
DabbledooMusic is a multimedia project that aims to transform the way music is taught to young people. It uses colour-coded video pieces that kids can play along with, regardless of their level of skill, and teaches them the basics of rhythm, melody, composition and performance . This video explains it all. The lads behind the project have been slaving away at building a new website of late, and need an extra cash injection to finish the job. So, they decided to put on a line-up tonight in the Twisted … Read More
https://soundcloud.com/s_p_a_c_e_s/pitch Not at Life Festival this weekend? In need of jaw-dropping visuals and bass that threatens to shake your eyes from their sockets? Then pop round to see Diamond Version in the Button Factory tonight. Diamond Version are two ABSOLUTE LEGENDS of the electronic scene: Alva Noto and Byetone, stalwarts of the bastion of electronica that is the Raster-Noton label. They will be performing an Irish debut of their AV show with a festival-sized stage setup. Not only that, but they’ll each be DJing afterwards till the wee hours. … Read More
Folk music at its best is the living, beating heart of human experience and you will find few records that encapsulate this idea so beautifully and devastatingly as Hirta Songs, a collaboration between musician Alasdair Roberts and poet Robin Robertson. “We drowned our dogs with heavy rocks, and gave them up to water’s trust.” The album is a reflection on the exodus of Hirta, the most westerly island of St Kilda, a remote archipelago of the Outer Hebrides which had been inhabited for two millennia but saw a singular … Read More
Wowzerz. Seems like only yesterday when we were at those early !Kaboogie gigs, sweating a few pounds off to bass-heavy punky mashup BADMANISMS in the likes of Kennedy’s Basement and the Ice Bar (remember?). Well, it’s 8 years later so make like a cake and GET SLICEY to this lineup tomorrow night in the Twisted Pepper: YOUNG FATHERS (big dada / anticon). JAM CITY (night slugs – check this mix!). MYNAMEISJOHN & GODKNOWS. (check their deadly EP with Graeme S. and their interview in Rabble 7) FLYING BUTTRESSES. RICHIE … Read More