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The Golden Boys of Irish Noise-rock.

In Blog, Music by Benny Profane1 Comment

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 … Read More

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The Baubles Family Punxmas.

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    There’s too much to do. Auntie Mary is doing me head in. All the shopping is inciting anxiety. There’s no tree up and the decorations are still in the attic. There’s too many christmas songs. Christ, there’s just too much christmas… The bahumbuggery always gives way in the end though. Generally thanks to good company, some time to put the feet up, or delicious pints. You succumb to … Read More

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Dissenting Drogheda.

In Blog, Culture, Highlights, Music, Politics by Martin LeenLeave a Comment

Nolan spent many months in Drogheda interviewing people who were involved in the punk community and gathering their stories of dissent including Paddy Dillon who disrupted Sunday mass in the early eighties by letting loose a clutch of hens.

This secret history is documented in the publication ‘Subvert All Power’ Drogheda’s Punk History, in the theatre space of the Droichead Arts Cent which will be launched on Saturday the 27th of August. To coincide with the launch there will be talks of feminist punk culture, 24 hour punk gigs and other goings on.
On Sunday 28th there will be a Parade of Dissent including banners, madzers and music through Drogheda and a punk picnic and a free punk concert.

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Photos Of Loud Noises.

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Bit Thorn went down to a rawk show the other evening in The Bello Bar (that’s the Lower Deck to you old timers…) and took some fine snaps and scrambled out some short reviews. First up was Be Honest who was billed as lo-fi rural noise but I would say noise is a bit harsh. Very interesting use of samples to create an eerie and dark soundscape.  Next up were Native … Read More

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Doin’ It For The Kids.

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  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!

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A Riot Of Our Own.

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Riot 77 is a long running Irish Punk fanzine, its just hit issue 18 and you can grab copies of it from a number of shops across Ireland and the Uk. Here’s what we were asked to pass on: “It’s now available in Dublin from Freebird Records (Wicklow Street), Spindizzy Records (Georges Arcade) and Thomas House Pub (86 Thomas Street) priced at 3 Euros. Available in the U.K. through That’s … Read More

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Punk’s Not Dead.

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  What’s this? It’s a punk rock starter kit on a bit of a crust bent, available for purchase on Etsy. Hilarious wind up or brilliant cash cow? We can’t decide but the sales pitch goes like this: Did you recently see some punks at the mall, thought they looked sick and want to join the freak show? Well now you can with the kit that has everything you need … Read More

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Runnin’ Riot Singer Dies.

In Blog by Rashers Tierney9 Comments

A sad day for punk and underground music lovers. The lead singer of Belfast’s iconic street punk outfit Runnin’ Riot died while on tour. Late yesterday the band posted to their Facebook page: “We are devastated to announce that our brother and comrade Colin passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning. Anyone who knew Colin knows his passion for music and his love for Runnin’ Riot and our family/fans. We … Read More

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Boomtown’s Back With A Bang.

In Blog, Culture by Rashers Tierney and Darragh Lynch1 Comment

  In little under a week, half the rabble team will be mitching off work early and catching the snail and rail across the Irish sea to enter the parallel universe of Winchester’s Boomtown Fair. Rashers Tierney and Darragh Lynch threw together this round up of Irish acts making the voyage over. We missed out last summer, opting instead for hometown madness – but after slaving away slopping out pints … Read More

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I Wanna Riot 77.

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We’re fans of DIY publishing in rabble. Dublin has a fine tradition of it. Long standing punk zine Riot 77 are hawking their 17th edition at the moment. Here’s what they have to say for themselves: “Riot 77 is available in Dublin from Freebird Records (Wicklow Street), Spindizzy Records (Georges Arcade) and Thomas House Pub (86 Thomas Street) for the meagre sum of 3 Euros. Available in the U.K. through That’s … Read More