How cool are these toys exactly? What did we miss out on when we were knee high to a grasshopper? I mean, everyone loved star wars figures, but we all knew […]
No More Workhorse
A Music and Arts web site, based in Dublin.
Hard to resist junk like this, but I’ll try to be strong! Yes, they really are chopsticks, light saber chopsticks! They’re available here.
DC really haven’t gone for the whole movie thing, to the same degree as Marvel. It is possibly a good thing, when you see some of the dodgy adaptations that are out […]
Jägermeister Freezer Sessions
Everyone has one spirit that they got stupidly drunk on in their teenage years, and can’t touch ever since. Mine is Tequila (although I might try it again at some stage, you […]
The Decemberists – my present!
A couple of new gigs worth mentioning, 1st up is Lykke Li for the 16th of April, she’s long been one that has got away, so I think I’ll make the effort […]
I may have been one of the more pretentious teenagers around, but many Saturday evenings ended in one of my friends houses, where we would put on what was always just called […]
Girl Talk (or Greg Michael Gillis) just released a new album and its available for free here. He’s a mash up artist, which is a style of music that is starting to […]
Les Savy Fav – New Year’s Eve
I cannot say how good this news is, and whoever organised it, deserves a world of credit. Les Savy Fav are pretty average musically, but Tim Harrington is who you are really […]
New at the Movies
Ok, a quick round of what’s new this week. I went to ‘Another Year’ last week, and it was a little better than I expected. As with all of his movies, even […]
Don’t tell the IMF
Bon Jovi sold out the RDS in less than an hour today, with tickets ranging from 65 euro to 91. This comes days after Take That and the Kings of Leon. Is this […]
Ben Folds has just announced a gig in Vicar street for the 18th of Feb with tickets on sale on Friday for a mere 33.60, which isn’t too bad. He’ll be playing […]
Greg Dulli played in Whelans last wednesday week, which seemed a little out of the blue, as he hasn’t released anything a while. I was slightly disappointed with the arrangement (two guitars […]
What is wrong with people?
The Kings of Leon sold out in 40 minutes today, with ticket price set at 79 euro before rip off fees, so it generated over 6.5 million. They’ve just announced a second […]
Movie Reviews 5-11-10
Mixed bag this week, and the only thing it really proves is that reviews don’t mean a great deal! Another Year is Mike Leigh back to doing what he does best (and […]
Redneck Manifesto have long been one of my favorite Irish bands. It must be nearly ten years ago I saw them play an afternoon gig in Whelans when one of them got […]
Pork on Eno
This is slightly out of character, or at least out of character for the type of person I presumed Brian Eno to be. In this clip Brian Eno is interviewed by someone […]
The Decemberists – The King is dead
The Decemberists have a new album coming out on the 18th of January, and they’re giving away a taster for it, with the song ‘Down by the Water’ (was that also a […]
Broken Social Sopranos
I’ve always had a strained relationship with Opera, in that i basically think it’s pants. Especially sopranos, whose whole vocal range seems to do what nails on a blackboard does for most […]
The Walking Dead Pilot
Ok, I’ve seen it, i had to cheat a little via the internet, but I’ve watched the first episode of the Walking Dead as discussed here. I have slightly mixed emotions about […]
Tower Records on Wicklow street is getting on a bit. Well, not as bad as some, but its 17th birthday is this month. I have heard that its now an entirely independent […]
The Umbrella Academy
I first stumbled accross the Umbrella Academy, when i was looking at what won the Eisner awards (The Oscars for comics) a few years ago. It won best limited series, after a brief […]
Battle of the Bands!
Tough choice for next Thursday, with three good gigs on the one night. I think I went to all three bands last time they were in town, so its a little unlucky […]
Just checking the new releases this week, and nothing much of any interest on at the moment! A lot of three star movies released, and that just means ‘wait till dvd release’ […]
The National play Dingle?
Yep! Strange as it sounds, but not really that strange. It’s part of ‘Other Voices’, the RTE show that is filmed in St. James’ Church, Dingle. Other acts include Marina and the […]
The Pixies La La Love You…
More free junk on the Pixie mail list today, which you can get here. Its 145 MB’s of a show, which is slowly downloading at the moment! Its from a live show […]
There’s been talk about this for a while now, and I’ve resisted posting it. Daft Punk are doing the music to the new Tron Legacy movie, which opens in the states on […]
Animal Collective curate ATP
Animal Collective have been given the nod to curate ATP in Minehead, from May 13th to 15th. Not my favorite choice in recent years, while I do like their music, they are […]
I will always remember our failed attempt to see Lykke Li, in Madrid, as 10 ish guys (ok, it was a stag party) turned up around 10.30 at the venue, to see […]
Iron and Wine
Iron and Wine are set to return to Dublin for a date in the Olympia on March 14th of next year. I was at their last show in the Ambassador a few […]