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Breaking Dad – Gaiety Theatre

After many months of expectation, the wait is almost over. The total Ledge is back, and you can expect more jokes about Johnny Sexton and Brian O’Driscoll than you thought … Continue reading

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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air – Darragh McKeon – Book Review

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air by Darragh McKeon – Book Review by Helen O’Leary There are several things that particularly appeal about this debut novel that is set … Continue reading

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New Movie Releases – 18-04-14

‘Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a Spiderman can. Spins a web, any, size, catching thieves just like they’re flies. Look out, here comes the Spiderman…’ Yes, this week sees the second … Continue reading

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Record Store Day Events Dublin – April 19th 2014

Is it really that time of year again? Yes, the fabulous Record Store Day returns to the streets of Dublin, and there’s some quite fab events on around the city. … Continue reading

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Battle of Clontarf Commemoration – Dublin

As we mentioned earlier in the week, it’s the anniversary of the battle of Clontarf on the 23rd of April. A thousand years ago, there was a battle where King … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frog Music – Emma Donoghue – Audible Review

There is something that draws you in about the world that Emma Donoghue has created for her latest novel ‘Frog Legs’. The book is set in San Francisco during 1876. … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Love Punch – Movie Review

The Love Punch – Review By Emily Elphinstone Director/ Writer: Joel Hopkins Stars: Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Spall Release Date – April 18th ‘The Love Punch’ may well be … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cornerstones – Smock Alley Theatre – Review

Cornerstones Review by Joseph Kearney Dublin is my favourite city in all the world. I love her leafy Kavanagh canals, her European Boulevard Main Street, her Irishness, the spike, the … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Assassination of Brian Boru – New Theatre – Review

All history of this vintage must be taken with a pinch of salt, but as legend would have it, Brian Boru was killed by a number of fleeing Norsemen who … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Music – Tune-yards – Wait for a Minute

The second single off Tune-yards new album has just been released, and you can find the results below. It sounds like another pop gem, and the African beats are nowhere … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Sea – Movie Review

The Sea – Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Stephen Brown Starring: Ciarán Hinds, Rufus Sewell, Natascha McElhone, Sinéad Cusack, Bonnie Wright, Charlotte Rampling, Ruth Bradley, Karl Johnson as Blunden, … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kilkenny Festival Highlights Announced

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2014 runs from the 8th to the 14th of August. They’ve just announced some of the highlights of this years festival and they’ve once more managed to … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Potted Potter – Gaiety Theatre – Review

Potter Potter – Review by Emily Elphinstone In an era of short attention spans, it seems fitting that a show condensing all the (increasingly chunky) Harry Potter books into 70 … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bulmers Live – Leopardstown – Gigs

Another good list of gigs has just been announced for June, July & August at Leopardstown, on their regular Thursday night line up! The one that’s grabbing the headlines is … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Film Freak – Christopher Fowler – Book Review

Film Freak by Christopher Folwer – Review by Mary Donnelly Like many readers I came to Christopher Fowler after seeing the rather arresting cover of Spanky in the horror section … Continue reading

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Things to do in Dublin (14-04-14 – 20-04-14)

With Good Friday falling this Friday, it’s a slower week than normal, but not to say there’s not a few gems hanging around. Check out the details below… Theatre The … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

D.F.F. – Button Factory – 12-04-14 – Review

D.F.F. played in the Button Factory last night to launch their new album ‘Pouric Songs’. DFF are a ‘supergroup’ including the talents of Dave Flynn, Vyvienne Long, Niwel Tsumbu, Dan Bodwell, … Continue reading

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TV: 10 New Series to Look Out For in 2014

This week I’m taking a look at what television has to offer us this year by previewing some of the new releases in the States. Not sure if all of … Continue reading

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Join me in the Pines – Unitarian Church – 11/04/14 – Review

There’s always a moment of worry when you hear of an artist recording a solo project, away from his day job with a major rock band. Are they fulfilling their … Continue reading

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Gruf Rhys and Alasdair Roberts @ Dublin Writers Festival 2014

The Programme of the 2014 Dublin Writers Festival has just been announced. We’ll do a full review of the programme later, but there’s a couple of events that jumped off … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sponsored Article – Heineken Stage Fright

STAGE FRIGHT (noun): Acute nervousness associated with performing The Good people at Heineken have asked us to share their new campaign with you. The premise is simple, a group of … Continue reading

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New Movie Releases – 11-04-14

Calvary – This one is probably going to be the Irish film of the year. John Michael McDonagh’s follow up to the Guard. Summary: After he is threatened during a … Continue reading

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Barn Dance VII – Stage Breakdowns

Stage breakdowns have just been released for the only place to be on Good Friday. This is actually the 7th Barn Dance and it continues to go from strength to … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Half of a Yellow Sun- Movie Review

Half of a Yellow Sun- Review by Frank L. Directed by Biyi Bandele Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, John Boyega Half of a Yellow Sun is released EXCLUSIVELY at the … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mac Demarco – Salad Days – Review

This is Mac’s 3rd album under this moniker, although there are a variety of self released albums and other odd collections in existence. Mac Demarco is his stage name and … Continue reading

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The Strange Colour of your Body’s Tears – Movie Review

The Strange Colour of your Body’s Tears – Review by Frank L. Directed by by Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani Stars: Klaus Tange, Ursula Bedena, Joe Koener EXCLUSIVELY at the IFI … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

My Bedsit Window – Theatre Upstairs – Review

My Bedsit Window – Review by Frances Winston An aspiring actor called William Blake navigates the trials and tribulations of pursuing a career in the arts meeting both colourful and … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gig Guide – 09-04-2014 – Kanye West, Jack White, Wye Oak…

Your irregular Gig Guide is back, and now with added festivals! Some new gigs also, as Turin Brakes, Wye Oaks, as well as Jack White and supreme God heads Jack … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Lunchbox – Movie Review

The Lunchbox – Review by Frank L. Directed by Ritesh Batra Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui In this oblique encounter between a young housewife, Ali, and a widower … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

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