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Leper + Chip – Theatre Upstairs – Review

Leper + Chip continues at Theatre Upstairs until May 3rd. Leper is so called as he burnt his leg in a fire, and Chip because of a chipped front tooth … Continue reading

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Tracks – Movie Review

Tracks – Review by Frank L Directed by John Curran Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth Released on April 25th “Tracks”, based on the book of the same title … Continue reading

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Americanitis – The Seagull and other birds – Pan Pan – Public Rehearsal

The wonderful Pan Pan theatre company have thrown open their doors (until May 9th), so you can see what they get up to in the creative process for their latest … Continue reading

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Things to do in Dublin (21-04-14 – 27-04-14)

Easter is a distant memory (kinda) and with far too much chocolate in our systems, it’s time to get out onto the streets of Dublin! The Darklight Festival (April 24th … Continue reading

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos VII – Review

The news of a new release from ‘A Winged Victory for the Sullen’ did set hearts a flutter around here. Their self titled album from 2011 was played on repeat … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Peter Gabriel – O2, Dublin – December 10th 2014

It’s rare enough that we get excited about a gig in the O2, as we generally feel more at home in small dingy venues, but hearing So played in full? … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Exhibition – Movie Review

Exhibition Review by Frank L. Directed by Joanna Hogg Stars: Viv Albertine, Liam Gillick, Tom Hiddleston For her third feature film, Hogg chooses a childless, married couple of some twenty … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Orcas – Yearling – Album Review

This is the second outing of Orcas after their 2012 self titled album. The band themselves are a two piece featuring Benoît Pioulard (who we featured previously here) and Rafael … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Amazing Spiderman 2 – Movie Review

The Amazing Spiderman 2 – Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Marc Webb Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field In cinemas … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

TV: The World of Liberace, Prisoners of War, Community, Crisis

I only found myself in a cinema a handful of times over the last 12 months, but a movie I saw and enjoyed was Behind the Candelabra. Sky Arts 2 … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Live Collisions – Preview

Live Collision is one of those festivals with more odd ball events in four days that you’d get in the rest of the year combined! It has an emphasis on … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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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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 Music’. 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

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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

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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

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

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