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Limerick Celebrates Its Counter-Culturalistas.

In Blog, Culture, Musicby Rashers Tierney1 Comment

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

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And The Jam Is Pumpin.

In Blog, Cultureby Rashers Tierney2 Comments

  The annual All City jam in the Tivoli is one hell of a reason to get your arse into town early for once on a Saturday. We’ve even got a pair of tickets to give away. First, Rashers Tierney flung a few questions at the All City Dublin Facebook account. They schooled him in the ways of the jam… Explain to those of us raised in the pre-internet withering culchie heartlands … Read More

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[Interview] Meet Illustrator Mice Hell

In Blog, Illustration, Interviews, Uncategorizedby Aura McMenamin1 Comment

  Aura McMenamin talks style, skips and silly rhymes with artist Mice Hell I first met Mice at a Dublin zine fair called Independents’ Day. The fair was to showcase and sell the zines, art, magazines, jewelry and whatever else you could expect from low-key urban artists. There was also a handful of earthy dread-locked folk performers on the makeshift stage and vegan food stalls. Held in the unapologetically minimalist … Read More

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New Art Territory

In #rabble6, Blog, Culture, Politics, Print Editionby Paul TarpeyLeave a Comment

Paul Tarpey examines how artists and activists are dealing with the idea of the non-place – a space with which we have all become unconsciously familiar. Pound shops, petrol stations and piss-stinking out-of-town shopping centres. This is the sprawl of the post-apocalypse we call ‘after the Tiger’. The unplanned, the undesigned is our new state. We no longer blink as we pass ghost estates and cow-shit stained forecourts. These non-places … Read More

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Second Life

In #rabble6, Blog, Culture, Print Editionby Sharon Jackson1 Comment

Social transformation, urban regeneration and skulls. There’s far more to street art than meets the eye, as Mexican artist Kathrina Rupit, better known as KIN MX, tells Sharon Jackson. Street art: what’s it all about? Street art interrupts the daily routine. I have taken part in some regeneration projects such as the Cabra Park Urban Gallery and around Thomas Street during the Liberties Festival. The idea is to create a … Read More

Good Luck and Good Riddance.

In Blogby Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

Conor McCabe and others lay the Celtic Tiger to rest… From the Celtic Tiger wake that happened a few weeks ago. We had a few words with the event organiser, Tommy Soro where he gave some background to the event before it took place. So you are having a wake for the Celtic Tiger. Why in heaven? Has the nail not been firmly hammered into that fuckers casket for half a … Read More

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Lessons Drawn From Our History

In Blog, Culture, History, Illustration, Interviews, Politicsby Rashers Tierney2 Comments

We got mad excited when word got to us that Paddy Lynch and Rory McConville were scribbling away on a graphic novel about the Lock Out. The wait is over and it’s been launched in The Workman’s Club this Thursday. We caught up with the lads for some background on the comic. Oh and to get our Fund:it moving, they’ve thrown in two signed copies of Big Jim with two … Read More

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Publishing Prose and Cons

In #rabble5, Culture, Illustration, Print Editionby Soso Wagwan 2 Comments

With bookshop shelves over stocked with Harry Potter and fifty other shades of populist shite, Soso Wagwan roots through her rejection slips has and this ramble about how the publishers are stacked against her.   Writing a book? Easy. Heading in to work extra early so you can print out 200 double-spaced pages on the sly? No bother. Quadruple-sellotaping them into an envelope from the pound shop that’s already starting … Read More

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An Interview With The Joinery: “Staggering On Is Not An Option.”

In Blog, Culture, Interviews, Politicsby Rashers Tierney3 Comments

  This pioneer of Dublin’s independent arts spaces, that now dot the city, is facing a tragic closure. Unless of course, people reach deep and get behind them. We caught up with two of the founders over email. Firstly, what is The Joinery? How did it start up and looking at the project now, is it in a place you’d have seen it evolve to when setting out? The Joinery … Read More

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Athlone Art Battle

In Blog, Cultureby Fedayn9 Comments

Some media sources are incorrectly reporting that protestors in Athlone were supporting a motion being brought to the Town Council which proposes the removal of an art work from the recently opened Luan Gallery. rabble has received messages from witnesses who categorically state that all protestors both inside and outside the Council chambers (amounting to approximately 60 people) were supporting the artist, Shane Cullen. Cullen’s artwork is 15 years old … Read More