The oatmeal is an online comic that tries to answer the big questions, like why people don’t respond to your email or where you should use a semi colon; and when you […]
No More Workhorse
A Music and Arts web site, based in Dublin.
One gig that might be worth a heading along to, is Richter Collective’s show at the Button factory next Friday (14th of Jan). It features Not Squares, Bats and Enemies among others. […]
I saw this piece in the Guardian today: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2011/jan/12/robert-crumb and thought that it was pretty interesting. I’ve always had mixed feeling about Crumb, which are pretty close to those of the author – […]
Todd McFarlane knows how to make money, you’d have to give him that much. Here are his 10 covers for Spawn number 200. He has recently returned to his title, and has […]
No More World Culture?
The Irish Independent is saying that Dún Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures has officially come to an end. There had been rumors for a while now, that it wouldn’t come back, and […]
Anything on at the movies? – 07-01-11
A certain nameless individual was giving out to me for not having seen any of the movies I review. I’m not sure he gets the point of this, as it’s not a […]
Will Oldham for President!
With straight talking like this, there’s only one man that could save our country, or any country for that matter. You can listen/ download to the full thing here and a nice little session here. They’re […]
Best gig of 2011? Les Savy Fav – New Years Eve – Button Factory
Les Savy Fav in the Button factory on New Years eve lived up to the immense expectation I had for it, and it must already be a contender for gig of the […]
Walking Dead Animation
I’ve been told repeatedly that the new Walking Dead series is a bit suspect (you know who you are Mary), so even though I enjoyed the first episode, I’m not hugely looking […]
Comics of the year – Duncan the wonder dog
I was tempted to write a top ten comics of the year, but really there was no way i could, as I don’t read enough of them. After a small bit of […]
Zig and Zag return!
I only realised this due to the impossibly bad advertisement campaign that 2 fm have on tv and around town at the moment. Zig and Zag are on some of the posters, […]
Coverting Roughan to…
Yes, a new series, I can see it coming… or maybe not, I think this could be a one-off. Anyway, the bold Mister Sheedy says he doesn’t like ‘Bright Eyes’, and possibly […]
Things to look forward to…
Ok, possibly enough looking back. Well, I’m tempted to do a top theatre of 2010, but would anyone really care? We’ll see how bored I get over the christmas period. So, on […]
Gigs of the Year
More lists? Yeah, I’m enjoying them. This is a list of Irish gigs, so didn’t include any of my ATP ventures, which I might do later on, if I get bored. Obviously […]
Gig guide… 23-12-10
January is still looking pretty bleak, but there’s a great list of new additions, with many of those featuring in the end of year yokes we’ve been doing here, such as Warpaint, […]
The Best New Music of 2010 – RS
Right, so I’m last off the mark with this, and to be honest that reflects the difficulty I’ve had in arriving at a list of 10 albums from this year that I’d […]
The origin of ‘smells like teen spirit’
An interesting video on youtube from Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill), which discusses teen spirit, stripping and other issues. Worth a look this one, if you were ever a Nirvana fan.
Best Movies of 2010 – MQ
1. Winter’s Bone – This blew me away when I saw it. Like most movies I go to, I try to avoid reading about them before I do, so I had no […]
New Sufjan for Christmas!
Sufjan Stevens suffers from a bad case of religion, which is a terrible affliction for anyone to have to suffer through. It is a long term illness, largely without any treatment available. […]
The Best Music of 2010 – MQ
This is the first of three lists on the site, as we’ll all have a go at our top music of the year. I seem to have beaten the crowd though, so […]
The Best Music of 2010 – JR
There’s not a lot you can say to preface these lists. Basically, this is the new music that flipped my wig in 2010. Big thanks to Morgan who really kept the show […]
Worst Fears Realised – Cinema
Yes, every critic I can find thinks Tron was rubbish. Annoying, but i’m not quite sure what I was expecting. Otherwise the only releases are old movies such as ‘its a wonderful […]
Dublin Street Art #2
ATP – Images of impossibly beauty taken with my crappy phone!
As I’m sure you’re well aware, my phone is set on impressionist, which means that you just get dappled colours without any definition. It is a unique setting to my phone, but […]
Oneida with White Magic
One of the cooler things at Godspeed ATP was the 10 hour jam session from Oneida. Yes, that’s not a mistake, the band came on stage at 2 pm and finished at […]
Awesome show, Great Job!
ATP TV is always an interesting blend of nonsense and art house junk. At Godspeed’s ATP, the best thing on it was ‘Eric and Tim’s Awesome Show, Great Job!’ which linked all […]
The New Beasties
MCA is releasing a short movie in Sundance next month, entitled ‘Fight for your right, revisited’. As the name suggests, it’s a short movie about the Beastie Boys in earlier days, in […]
Free music for Christmas!
There’s lots of free junk around the place for chrismtas. Richie Egan gave away a previous ep, as we featured here. Now he’s at it again, with a second ep here. Anything […]
I was going to entitle this piece as ‘What’s Irish for Mogwai’ but that would be a little cruel, and to be honest, its not like Mogwai created the wonderful genre of […]