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.
Right folks. Have you no homes to go to? Rashers Tierney looks at how the government’s babysitter attitude to boozing is the bane of underground club culture.
Orla Murphy, the ex-manager of Shebeen Chic and some of its workers tell Rashers Tierney a traditional tale of evictions, pub lock-ins and usurper landlords.
It’s the season of stockings and lists. The natural occasion to ask this bunch of messers to scribble down their highlights.
rabble is delighted to bring you Ruckus #2. Keep the 19th of November free as we’re going to be raising the roof in King 7 on Capel Street. Decent shut eye is advised before hand, as this night is going to be big, badass, and stomping. We’re going to be kicking off at 9:30pm with some of the best contemporary punk bands around, with rocking riffs, hardcore guitars and punked-out melodies that will get the hooly started on the dancefloor. We’ll move on to blips and beats, with some of most exciting Djs and producers in the Dublin dance scene. Expect entrancing loops, twisted basslines, and glitchy beats that will get your legs kicking.
Now in its ninth year, the ‘Hard Working Class Heroes’ festival (HWCH) hit venues across Dublin in early October. HWCH has become an integral part of the Irish music calendar as it continues to showcase much of Ireland’s best and brightest emerging musical talents. Year on year the standard of artists, musicians and bands seems to improve ever greater, and the 2011 vintage was no different. Barry Healy was rabble’s eyes and ears at this year’s festival, here a few acts to keep your eyes peeled for.
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.
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.
Despite a glut of doom and gloom articles, sales of the black stuff have increased for the fourth year in a row in the UK. Rob Flynn from Cork bass merchants Dubculture considers why. Record stores through Ireland and the western world have been closing for some time now and its no secret what the main reason for this is. The digitisation of music was predicted to revolutionise the industry … Read More
If you thought the golden age of pirates on the west coast went out with Grainne Mhaol. Then you were wrong. Rascal Radio are bucking the trend and are determined to get back on the air after a visit from the man.