Incoming….Lissie

October 23rd, 2013 by

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Who are you and where are you from? I’m Lissie from Rock Island, Illinois but I have been living in California for the past 10 years. Who are your favorite artists from home? There aren’t a lot of known artists from Rock Island but up in Ojai, CA where I live there are some amazing […]


Lissie – Academy 2, Dublin

September 10th, 2010 by

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Maybe it was Electric Picnic afterglow but the sell-out crowd who packed into Academy 2 on a damp Tuesday night were highly charged and excitable, waiting on Lissie to take the stage. The-Illinois born folk singer/songwriter and her backing band with their stripped back easy country charm were actually a perfect fit for the much […]


Lissie – The Academy, Dublin

August 22nd, 2010 by

LISSIE ANNOUNCES DECEMBER ACADEMY MAIN ROOM DATE Ahead of her sold out show in Dublin this September and with latest single Cuckoo making a splash on the airwaves, Lissie today announces her return to the Academy main room on Tuesday 7th December. Tickets priced €17 inclusive of booking fee are on sale next Wednesday, August […]


Lissie – Catching A Tiger

August 17th, 2010 by

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Classic rock is a tough genre to work with in this day and age, conjuring up images of hedonistic bombast, posturing front men and generally over-the-top antics. All of which makes this attempt from the fresh-faced Illinois-native a little different and a little easier to bear. Opening track ‘Record Collector’ is a shining example of […]


Oxegen 2010: The Black Keys, Lissie, Memoryhouse

July 10th, 2010 by

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The sound of Ohio’s bluesy The Black Keys were the first band many encountered on Oxegen Friday. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney’s blues-rock is the perfect festival starter, giving the assembled punters something to sing ‘na-na-na-na’ along to early when new song ‘Howlin’ For You’ is played. The set draws heavily from their latest and […]


Lissie & Frank Turner announce Dublin gigs

April 29th, 2010 by

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MCD today announced two gigs from Frank Turner and Lissie respectively, the former taking place on Saturday 29th May in Academy 2, the latter taking place (after a cancelled support slot this week) on Tuesday 7th September . Tickets are €13.50 and €12 respectively. Both gigs are on sale now. Lissie – Little Lovin’ (Live) […]


Coachella 2012 line-up

January 10th, 2012 by

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In a bought to address ticket demand the Coachella Music Festival, held in the California Desert near the city of Indio, will this year be hosted over two consecutive weekends with the exact same line-up playing each. The 2012 line-up has been announced and The Black Keys, Radiohead and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg are […]


Incoming: Lindi Ortega

October 12th, 2011 by

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She’s currently on tour with James Vincent McMorrow in the UK but Canadian singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega will release her debut album Little Red Boots later this month and play Upstairs in Whelans in Dublin this Friday October 14th. Here she tells us all about herself. Who are you and where are you from? I am […]


Other Voices hits TV screens from February 16th

January 26th, 2011 by

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Other Voices, now in its ninth series, returns to TV screens from February 16th. RTE Two will broadcast the show every Wednesday at 11.25pm for six weeks. You can see how the actual recording and performances went down in St. James’ Church over on Nialler9. The first episode will feature highlights from The National, Anna […]



State.ie Mixtape – Other Voices 9

December 3rd, 2010 by

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Other Voices Season 9 happens this weekend in Dingle, Co. Kerry. The lucky attendees of St. James Church have a feast of music ahead over four nights (full line-up below). This week’s mixtape is for those not going as well as those making there way down to what promises to be a very special festival […]


Warpaint – The Fool

October 20th, 2010 by

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Following on from humble success of the re-released Exquisite Corpses EP (2009), the relatively unknown in Europe (until now anyway) all girl, L.A ensemble Warpaint are ready to face up to the challenge of matching the hype with their debut album The Fool. While much of the buzz about Warpaint focuses heavily on their famous […]


Oxegen ’10 – 5 acoustic and roots acts

July 8th, 2010 by

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Despite its overwhelming presence, indie and rock guitar music is not the be all and end all of the Oxegen weekend. Here are a few of the more soothing sounds: 1. Mumford & Sons (Heineken Green Spheres, Sunday) When State first came across Mumford & Sons at Field Day last summer we fell instantly in […]


Oxegen Stage Times, iPhone app and Interactive Planner

July 7th, 2010 by

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Here’s your hour by hour guide to the forthcoming weekend’s festivities. If this seems a bit too much to take in, the Oxegen website has a handy event planner which you can tie in with the new festival iPhone application. Friday Main Stage 2pm Eliza Doolittle 2.55pm The Coronas 4.10pm The Black Keys 5.35pm Vampire […]