It’s the weekend and here’s Weekend by The Sea and Cake! Were your childhood weekends this cool? Is it summer yet?
No More Workhorse
A Music and Arts web site, based in Dublin.
For some reason I’m going back over music from ages ago. I think it’s a hangover from our end-of-year lists of 2010 where I think the feeling was that it wasn’t a […]
Hmm, I’d usually advocate a bit more structure in an article, but I arrived home from work to be made sit in front of a programme about people cooking competitively (eh?), so […]
The music for babies series has taken a break of late, mostly as we’d run out of ideas! Merill Garbus uses the name of Tune Yards for her musical adventures. She released […]
Showtime are responsible for lots of good things, like Dexter and Weeds. They commissioned a bunch of animated shorts recently, which are worth watching. 7 in total, 2 of which are below, the rest […]
A couple of folky people I’ve been listening to quite a bit recently. Josh T Pearson is a Texan, but a nice one! He played in the workman’s club over the weekend, […]
The Bonnie Prince himself has covered one of Sufjan’s tracks from ‘Seven Swans’. The full of Sufjan’s 2004 album is being covered, and its all in aid of a good cause, Susan G. […]
Our extensive team of crack investigators used unusual methods such as ‘google’ and ‘wikipedia’ to track down the elusive Jimi Shields, and here’s what they found. After leaving Rollerskate Skinny in ’94, […]
I must admit to being quite nerdy about the Trashcan’s,which is a little odd as they are a bands that no one really seems to care about! They’re on tour in the […]
Ok, I take all the negative things I said back, the Universal Sigh (the free newspaper released by Radiohead) sounds like a nice idea. It has artwork, poems and short stories, which […]
More Don Hertzfeldt. They are just so good.
Fence Records may have passed your conscious due to the consistently pleasing output from James Yorkston over the last number of years (well worth checking out if you haven’t). Anyhow, I’ve been […]
Irish music has benefitted, but also suffered greatly at the hands of U2 and the shadow they’ve cast for the last 30 odd years. This series of ‘Lost Music’ (which I sort […]
The sad news is if you didn’t already receive a confirmation email, you didn’t win tickets! They went out on the 22nd, so check your spam filter, just in case. I’ll be […]
Tom Waits being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Neil Young. It’s 13 minutes long and has lots of things I’d never seen before. Go watch!
The wonderful Pitchfork (where John gets his musical taste from) are screening the final ever LCD soundsystem gig live! It’s meant to be a three hour long show, with lots of special […]
How can this be a good movie? How can a documentary about a trip to see cave paintings in France in 3D be in any way worthwhile? ‘The Cave of forgotten dreams’ […]
Yeah, good Smog news: New Album – Apocalypse is out in April New Gig – May 5th Academy Dublin Ireland New Song – ‘Baby’s Breath’ Just listened to the song, and there’s no […]
Very exciting news from Radiohead, they’re giving away a free news paper called ‘The Universal Sigh’ on Monday the 28th of March. They will be given out in most major cities in […]
The Fleet Foxes are offering us more of the same, but for some reason, I still quite like it. Maybe it’s just because this is their second album and not their fourth […]
While discussing global politics and in particular the recent events in the middle east, in the impossibly long queue for Patrick Wolf last night, this song came up, and I just have to […]
The Amazing adventures of Klavier and Clay is a novel by Michael Chabon, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001. It tells the story of the two men that invented the greatest comic […]
I just had a nostalgic moment and so I did a quick search for In Motion (took me several minutes to remember the band name!). Their album, The Language of Everyday Life, […]
A few more bands have been announced for the ATP nightmare before Christmas with Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav (9th -11th Dec). All seem standard ATP choices, and No Age seem […]
Happy Birthday to one of my fellow bloggers, who I was too lazy to send a card to! This is possibly my favorite version of Happy Birthday, which I found on the […]
A while back we did a piece on the music of C418, the artist behind the music of the phenominally successful cult computer game Minecraft. Well it turns out that a documentary […]
An actual movie review this time, as in a movie i’ve seen myself! Submarine is comedy set in wales, directed by Richard Ayodale (the guy with the big hair in the I.T. crowd!). […]
‘People will do anything for a pot of gold, anything’ We all know that St. Patrick himself (the Patron Saint of drunken violence) was a Welsh guy who was kidnapped and taken […]
Am I wrong in thinking that Thom Yorke seems like a ‘hanger on’ in this group? I guess he feeds of their street cred and they feed off his MONEY! Not sure […]