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 […]
No More Workhorse
A Music and Arts web site, based in Dublin.
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 […]
Is this the story of a woman trapped in a man’s body, or more likely the story of journalists who do less checking that I do! The New York Times runs with […]
Chris Taylor of Grizzly bear has released a song, together with Twin Shadow and Solagne Knowles for the Music for Rain campaign. It is availabe on a ‘donate to download scheme’ which […]
Have to say i was a little annoyed when the Villagers didn’t win the Choice music prize. His new album is the best reviewed Irish album in years, and has done the […]
Norwegian Wood gets confusing reviews, the type of reviews that scare me a little, and would make me very slow to go to it. The Guardian loves it, the English Independent doesn’t, […]
I’m digging the new Kurt Vile album, Smoke Ring For My Halo. Vile seems to be channelling Grant Lee Buffalo, Neil Young, The Velvet Underground… stoner rock for the soul. I like.
…And You Will Know Know Us By The Trail Of Dead play in Whelans on Wednesday May 25. They’re a band i’ve always thought I’d eventually get into, but so far it hasn’t […]
Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold has been working with Grizzly Bear’s own Ed Droste. It’s a tasty comibination as both are responsible or at least have had a hand in, some of the better albums […]
A busy few months ahead. Must crack open my piggy bank! 14/03/11 Iron and Wine – Olympia – Mon 16/03/11 Raekwon the Chef – Button Factory – Wed 17/03/11 Hercules and Love […]
The Dodos new album is being streamed on hypem. Have to say I think the Dodos are a hugely under rated band, and their album Visiter from 2007 is a thing of […]