Through time, many bands worth finding more ears have failed to garner the attention that they deserved. Similarly, anyone with an interest in music inevitably knows of a band or two who’ve […]
No More Workhorse
A Music and Arts web site, based in Dublin.
Marine Parade – Mark Eitzel
‘This is a collaboration that I have working been working on with the writer Simon Stephens. After 3 years it will be finally on the stage.’ says Eitzel in his blog. Mark […]
What is it with Joanna Newsome?
Can anyone please explain to me why she is so popular? i think her singing voice sounds like the Sea Hag from Popeye, but maybe i’m being harsh. Who knows. She’s back […]
Trashcans on Daytrotter
The trashcan sinatras have just completed a lovely acoustic session on daytrotter. You need to join to download them, but its well worth giving them a email address for all the lovely things […]
Gigs will eat themselves.
A fun night at the villagers last night, and great to see them at number one in the album charts! Out of the new additions to the list, Jens Lekman, Devandra Banhart, […]
Why do turds suddenly appear?
It isn’t a particularly difficult job to mock the official mascots of the London Olympics, so I’m not going to. I think you can probably do that yourself if you go and […]
With the new rules coming into effect next season I thought it’s worth looking into them to see how it will effect the squads. For those who don’t know, teams in the Premier […]
I cut your angel in two… (Pavement ATP)
Tired, sore, slightly deaf, and dreading work tomorrow – all of the usual post-ATP symptoms in place then! Another really enjoyable weekend with some a lovely crowd, and some excellent music, though […]
For those in Dublin this weekend…
Africa day in Iveagh Gardens looks an interesting one, with bands such as Jape, Niwel Tsumbu, Solo Cissokho & more. I think Cissokho isn’t that one that plays for Lyon, but i’m […]
Stage times for the now annual trip to ATP have been listed here! First and most obvious tough choices, night one… Calexico and the Walkmen (only one winner really, seen Calexico a 100 […]
Crisis on the Blogosphere!
An interesting story is developing in music blogs as IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) has requested payment from some of the larger music blogs in Ireland. Blogs have always existed in a grey area […]
Some of these places are very cool. I wonder if we’re about to head in to an era of functional architecture, given the state of the various economies. It would be a […]
Few new gigs
Devandra is the same night as Tallest Man on earth, i quietly rage! Decision time. What do you think? 28/04/10 Glen Hansard Odessa Club Wed 23/05/10 Villagers Button Factory Sunday 10/06/10 Devnadra […]
Cinema round up
i’m pretty much up to date with the movies at the moment, so will share my infinite wisdom with the masses. Ahem. Life during wartime – slow, slow, slow and still pretty […]
One minute to midnight!
The new National album is streaming on the new york times web site until midnight tonight! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/magazine/25national-t.html
LCD Soundsystem, Brixton Academy April 23rd
Having feared that the London dates would suffer the same volcanic fate as the tour openers in Dublin, it was a relief that LCD chose to fly to Spain and drive their […]
Nothing worse than going to dinner with your Auntie, when there’s a match between Spain and Holland at the same time! Make sure you’re not double booked. Also, very good news is […]
How have i lived so long without this item! I mean, its like the read my mind. A gas bbq with built in ipod docking station and speakers.
We’re number 1!
Ireland’s deficit is top of the pops in Europe! Yes! Take that Greece. Is that all? No sir, we’re number one at binge drinking also! A country of infinite complexity. So buy […]
Dublin Gig Guide.
A lot depends on iceland not exploding, but this is a list of vaguely interesting gigs that are on over the next while. Feel free to add your own in the comments […]
The Prisoner – mark 2.0
I watched the first episode of the new version of the prisoner, and was obviously shocked at how impossibly bad it is, on almost every level, and even more shocked that Ian […]