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.
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.
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.
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