Who remembers MTV’s The Party Zone? Source of much mid-1990’s late night music mirth. Folk of a certain generation will have the odd recording of this show, locked away on old VHS tapes in the attic. Probably breeding dust mites with other music documentaries, some random Oliver Stone movie and a collection of grunge videos sucked off satellite to watch on a rainy day. Here Aphex Twin chats about wrecking … Read More
Long time slave horse to Dublin’s gigging hordes (and rabble office share buddy…) Barry Lennon got in touch to tell us about his new club night. Lennon who also moonlights as the frontman for Hands Up Who Wants To Die and whips out community TV productions like Generator (the first episode of the new season is out now…) by day, was part of the duo behind the Richter Collective. Basically you … Read More
Croke Park only gets licence for 3 of 5 Garth Brooks concerts. In what will be a relief for people who joined the mad speculation in Garth Brooks tickets and haven’t been able to flog ’em, planning has been granted for just 3 concerts in late July. Presumably the promoters will refund the fans and speculators who bought for the two now invalid dates. Aiken promotions had sold tickets in advance before … Read More
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
Here’s a video shot and edited by Mark Verling that captures some of the art work at the recent All City Jam. The soundtrack features a track from Midnight Eez, a Bronx crew that got a release on All City with a very odd back story all of their own. The Tivoli grounds look set to serve up another summer session over the August Bank Holiday weekend with the Dublin … Read More
These two homeboys making good stepped up for an extended interview with the Subsekt blog over a year ago. It’s just popped up online now. Yiz might well remember, Lakker stepped up with a number of others to help clear the debts of putting out #rabble1 way back in 2011. The video looks at their influences and gets down and dirty on production technique. Here’s the bit for the nerds: … Read More
Super cute stop gap animation music video from Donegal based producer NYT Bloomer. The release itself is a beatsy blend of sampledelica and field recordings. Great art work too. The vinyl comes packed with a set of 3D- glasses so you can appreciate it in all its glory. The video was put together by Robert McClelland. It’s up for pre-order on Bandcamp now.
Mumble mumble… cultural hybridity. Here’s a final year performance by Mikey Fingers, Danny Deepo and Deviant. Summoning up a tune by Róisín Ní Gallóglaigh through the methodology of scratch. Via Deviant and Naive Ted.
Making the Cut looks at the legacy of counter-cultural youth and those that dared to break with conformity in Limerick City during the heady late sixties and early seventies. It takes place as part of a whole raft of events under the EVA International 2014 banner, an art event dancing around the term ‘agitationism’ as a thematic pivot. Making the Cut jumps back to look at how the global sixties counter culture rubbed off … Read More
FAO all discerning music nerds, acoustic instrument enthusiasts, folkies, traditional culture buffs, or just anyone who’s sick of the forty shades of shite that come spewing in torrents out the doors of every second rate tourist-trap in Temple Bar. 1. The Cobblestone, Smithfield Square. As obvious as it might be, this list would be a big pile of balls without mentioning it. The pub will probably be known … Read More