Laura Izibor postpones Dublin show

August 20th, 2009 by


No news as to why, but Laura Izibor’s planned Tripod gig next month has been postponed to November 28th. Original tickets are valid for the new date.

Body and Soul lineup and times for Electric Picnic

August 20th, 2009 by

The Body and Soul Stage at the Picnic has got a full lineup with some promising sets from Four Tet, J. Tillman, Villagers, Beach House, First Aid Kit and more. Times are subject to change so check the website before you go to be sure, particularly the time of Dan Deacon’s solo show on Sunday

Josh Ritter Irish tour dates and album theme nights

August 20th, 2009 by

Following last month’s huge Marquee show in Cork, Josh Ritter returns in October for an extensive Irish tour, including some special album nights at Whelans in Dublin. Inspired by recent shows with the legendary John Prine, these shows will see Josh play with a brand new string band comprising upright bass, mandolin and acoustic guitar […]

New music from Bernard Sumner

August 19th, 2009 by


With the on / off New Order story now seeming finally off for good, Bernard Sumner has re-emerged with his new band Bad Lieutenant. Featuring Jake Evans and recent New Order member Phil Cunningham, the band’s debut single ‘Sink or Swim’ is available to stream on their MySpace site or to download for free on […]

Ballrooms of Romance #90-92

August 19th, 2009 by

As it fast heads towards its 100th event, Ballroom Of Romance has announced its next three gigs: Friday 4th September – Ballroom #90: Dacianos (Ireland/ Norway featuring members of Salvatore & 120 Days) with E+S=B, Patrick Kelleher & his Cold Dead Hands – The Lower Deck, Portobello. Doors 9pm, €10 entry, free mp3 compilation download […]

Them Crooked Vultures footage

August 19th, 2009 by

Our first sight and sound of Them Crooked Vultures has emerged onto the internet in this short studio clip for the track ‘Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I’. The band made their European debut in Amsterdam last night, following a first ever gig in Chicago. As for how it sounds, how would you expect […]

16 more acts & Thisispopbaby announced for Electric Picnic

August 19th, 2009 by


Electric Picnic has released another list of acts to play the festival in three weeks. They are: Passion Pit The XX (announced prior) Luciano presents ÆTHER Our Fold David Kitt 8Ball David Geraghty Additions to The Little Big Tent: The Hacker Optimo DJs Switch Zombie Nation Duke Dumont Aeroplane DJs Ebony Bones Arveene and Misk […]

The Beatles – back catalogue new and improved, Rock Band and BBC week

August 18th, 2009 by

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With the release of The Beatles Rock Band video game in early September due to send the world Fab Four mad (again), their entire back catalogue is also being re-released in a remastered format at the same time. The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released […]

Sligo Live returns with Martha Wainwright

August 18th, 2009 by

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Sligo Live which takes place from Thursday 22nd- Monday 26th October 2009 has announced its lineup and it includes gigs from Martha Wainwright, Imelda May, Josh Ritter, The Saw Doctors, Frankie Gavin, Comedian PJ Gallagher, Wallis Bird, Jinx Lennon and Paula Flynn, Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends, Tony De Marco, Oddsocks Revival, Oisin and […]

Festival of World Cultures lineup announced

August 18th, 2009 by

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The ever brilliant Festival of World Cultures returns to Dun Laoghaire on the 29th and 30th of August this year with yet another packed lineup. Now in its 9th year, the family-friendly festival attracts over 250,000 people making it Ireland’s largest intercultural celebration. This year will see music from the likes of French singer Jane […]

Gomez to play The Academy in November

August 18th, 2009 by

Gomez have been announced to play The Academy on Saturday November 28th. Their Academy date last April sold out practically overnight so there looks like there’ll be genuine demand for this one. Tickets €26 including booking fee, go on sale this Wednesday August 19th at 9am.

Grab new track from The Swell Season

August 18th, 2009 by

Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard will release Strict Joy in late October and the duo have debuted a track entitled In These Arms through Hansard says of the LP followup: “For me, it’s just an audio diary. It’s just another installment of the life we lead.” Pop over to Spinner to listen and download […]

New Jamie T video

August 17th, 2009 by

The new Jamie T album Kings And Queens, due early September, has been essential playing on the State virtual stereo over the past few weeks and to gear up for its release Mr T is putting out the Chaka Demus EP on August 28th. You can see the video plus the equally fabulous ‘Sticks ‘N […]