This week sees the release of Brighton Rock, which I was looking forward to. Unfortunately the reviews are mixed at best, with most saying the 1947 version was better! It is based […]
Movies – 04-02-11
This is a tip from the wonderful Candepop, a long standing blog with pretty good taste in Music is Said on the Gramophone. They have a list of the best songs of […]
African Artist Romuald Hazoume is from the republic of Benin, on the west coast of Africa (a new one on me, I’m afraid). He has worked with a wide range of media […]
The Original line up of Grant Lee Buffalo play Vicar Street on Tuesday the 17th of May. Tickets at 28 euro. I loved fuzzy when it was first released in ’93 (showing […]
Grinderman in Vicar Street
Nick Cave returns to town, with his Grinderman this time. I’ve never been entirely convinced by Griderman, which is odd, as I have such a soft spot for Nick. They generally play […]
Will Oldham interviews R Kelly
I have to say, I’d love if there was a video of this interview. Those two people in the one room at the one time, just doesn’t make sense to me, they […]
John Barry RIP
Possibly the greatest composer to work in cinema, John Barry has died at the age of 77. He will be best remember for his Bond work, such as Goldfinger and From Russia […]
Movies – 28-01-11
Is it possible for a newspaper to wake up in a bad mood? Well, the Guardian doesn’t like anything this week, and especially not the new Clint Eastwood movie Hereafter (well, ok, […]
The Comics Code Authority
A sad day, as the comics code authority has come to any end. Those familiar with Marvel and DC from the 70’s and 80’s will know the symbol on the bottom left […]
I’ve been listening to Baths a bit of late (the album Cerulean). Will Wiesenfeld is the Californian behind the music and he creates a lovely blend of electronica and hip-hop, being simultaneously […]
Gig guide – 26-01-11 – Marco’s Delight!
Some good new addictinos to the line up for the next few months, and a few you might even have to move quickly on! Well, probably not. Matmos, John Grant and the […]
First off, any surprises? People they missed out? I don’t think so really. All comes within standard parameters of what we know as ‘Oscars’! The long list of ‘best movie’ nominations makes […]
The National – Other voices
The much discussed appearance of the National on Other voices will be aired on the Wednesday the 16th of Feb on RTE 2, at 11.25. The appearance itself almost didn’t happen, due […]
A Gig for Saturday night.
Just one gig I noticed on Nialler9’s list, and while the name itself didn’t mean much to me, the brackets after it did! Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A tribe called quest!) is playing […]
Exciting week at the movies!
Yes, this is one that we’ve been waiting for, for a long time and is a definite for the oscars if you ask me. I’m of course talking about John Carpenter’s ‘The […]
More money than sense?
I never post on football, and felt the need to indulge myself today. I’m claiming it’s a general interest piece anyway! The Mirror is reporting that footballer Jermaine Pennant left his car […]
Kristin Hersh – Paradoxical Undressing Book Tour
Kristin Hersh is playing in Waterstone’s on Friday night! How annoying is it that I don’t have tickets for it. It is part of a book tour for Paradoxical Undressing, where she […]
Hotpress are reporting that Phosperescent are making their debut headline performance in Ireland in the workman’s club on June 2nd. It must be my imagination that I saw them play in Whelans in […]
Neil Hannon and Friends perform Vampire Weekend?
This is as odd as it sounds, with Neill Hannon, Cathy Davey and Jape performing Vampire Weekends first album, on April 1st in the Button Factory. That date does sound funny, but […]
One that got away – 2010 albums – Brian McBride
Composed for the film, Vanishing of the Bees, Brian McBride’s Effective Disconnect was released in 2010 and as a big fan of both McBride’s solo work and his main project Stars of […]
Defending my honour. No More WorkHorse v Pitchfork – Best Ofs
To respond to a recent comment suggesting my top 10 for 2010 was similar to Pitchfork’s top 10 for 2010, here’s a very quick breakdown of the stats for the three contributors […]
Broadcast singer Trish Keenan dies
Sad news, as the lead singer of Broadcast Trish Keenan died yesterday aged 42. Not a very rock star end, as she seems to have had H1N1 flu, which ended up as […]
There’s always a few weeks where you’re better off taking a break from the movies. There’s lots of other entertaining things you can do, including starting your own stamp collection or even […]
Iron and Wine – Daytrotter Session
Some good news, as Iron and Wine have a daytrotter session here. It features four tracks for his soon to be released album ‘Kiss each other clean’ (which featured as Roughan’s number […]
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 […]
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 […]