CMJ 2010 top 5 show highlights

November 13th, 2010 by

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Throughout this year’s CMJ, NYC bloggers, indie labels, and other determined do-it-yourselfers curated countless showcases at spaces of all types, with unofficial showcases much like the “counter-SXSW” events that happen in Austin every spring. This was all in addition to the official CMJ music marathon’s panels and showcases – an institution within the music industry […]


Arthur’s Day updates and line-up additions; on sale tomorrow

July 28th, 2010 by

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Tickets for Arthur’s Day go on sale tomorrow morning at 9am via www.ticketmaster.ie. Arthur’s Day, set for September 23rd, includes performances at various studio venues and pubs around Ireland. Many new additions have just been announced: For the studio bands, new additions include Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Eliza Doolittle, Example, Fortune, Kelis, KT Tunstall, Newton […]


New additions to Temple House Festival line-up

July 28th, 2010 by

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Howard Jones (pictured), Reef, The Saw Doctors, O Emperor, RSAG, The Chapters, Beat Poets, Noise Control, Miracle Bell, My Evil X, Sive, Twin Kranes, The Aftermath, Relief, Paddy Usher Band, Jezzebelle, Hamlet Sweeney, Carosel, Jackk Jones, Society X, The Bubba and Oddsocks Revival have all been added to the line-up of the first-ever Temple House […]


Glider at Odessa this Friday

July 28th, 2010 by

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Glider is returning to the top floor of Odessa this Friday, July 30th, from 10pm until at least 2.30am. In addition to resident DJs, Jim Carroll of The Ticket/OTR blog/Phantom FM will be DJing as well. Glider is free and open to non-members; mention at the door of Odessa that you are there for Glider. […]


Hypnotic Brass Ensemble show in Dublin

July 28th, 2010 by

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After playing multiple Dublin gigs already this year, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will return again to play at the Meeting House Square in Temple Bar on Saturday, August 7th, as part of the next One Summer Eve event. Also on the line-up are North Strand Kontra Band, Brian Deady, and DJs Tu-Ki, B+, and Handsome […]


New single from John, Shelly, & the Creatures – ‘Fools’

July 22nd, 2010 by

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Belfast’s John, Shelly, & the Creatures are set to release a new single, ‘Fools’, from their debut record Dinosaur. They will release ‘Fools’ as well as a never-before-heard bonus track, ‘The First Move’, on August 13th. The band will also play in-store at Tower Records on August 13th at 1pm. Stream both tracks below: JOHN, […]


New Guards EP for free download

July 22nd, 2010 by

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The new 7-track self-titled EP by NY-based Guards is now available for free stream and download. The EP features collaborations with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift as well as Cults, who also have a 7″ available for free download via Forest Family Recs. Stream the Guards EP below or download mp3s via Bandcamp: resolution of one […]


Date change for Gorillaz show

July 22nd, 2010 by

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The Gorillaz gig originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, 2010 will now be held on Thursday, November 11, 2010 instead. According to the email from Ticketmaster, the date change is simply “due to unforeseen circumstances.” All tickets for the September date will remain valid. Those unable to attend the new date can get a refund […]


New U:Mack shows added: Plaid, Mudhoney, Red Sparowes, Swans & more

July 22nd, 2010 by

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In addition to the previously announced Liars show at Whelan’s on August 11th, U:Mack have also announced all of the following upcoming gigs: Dublin’s Estel will play a one-time collaborative set with Stooges sax player Steve Mackay at Crawdaddy on Saturday, August 21st. €10. Plaid play a late gig at Twisted Pepper on Saturday, August […]


Indie’Go World Music and Arts Festival

July 21st, 2010 by

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The Indie’Go World Music & Arts Festival will take place from August 6-8th, at the old farming estate at Ballydarton House, Fenagh, Co. Carlow. The festival features live music, performance art, and workshops. The artists booked for the festival were chosen in cooperation with Radio Groovalizacion, who also run the bi-monthly Tropical! club night at […]


New additions to Kilkenny Heineken Green Spheres show

July 21st, 2010 by

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Jape, Delorentos (pictured) and Alex Metric have been added to the Kilkenny Heineken Green Spheres show over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The show will now be a weekender from July 30 to August 1. Full details below. Fri 30th July – Alex Metric @ Matt the Millers Fri 30th July – Delorentos @ The […]


Calvin Johnson show at Exchange Dublin

July 20th, 2010 by

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Exchange Dublin has announced a performance from Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening, founder of K Records, Dub Narcotic) taking place next Friday, the 30th of July. Johnson previously played in back garden of Hideaway House almost two years ago to the day. Support comes from Patrick Kelleher, Laura Sheeran and Squarehead. Doors are open at 6.30pm […]


Wavves – King of the Beach

July 15th, 2010 by

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Something has apparently gone right for Nathan Williams (a.k.a. Wavves) since his last record was released in 2009. On reverb-and-distortion-heavy pop songs like -No Hope Kids’, Williams wailed apathetically about having no car, no money, no time, no girlfriend: -Got no time ‘¦. got no girlfriend ‘¦ I got nothin nothin nothin not at all.’ […]