Friday, 31 July 2009

It's Friday, I'm in Love with Dr. Millar


This week's Love song comes from one of my favourite Irish songwriters Dr. Millar. For anyone reading this from outside Ireland you may know Dr. (Sean) Millar as the bank maneger who gives Glen and Marketa their loan in Once!

Sean has released three great albums, the last album from 2002 was Always Coming Home which is right up there as one of my favourite Irish Albums ever. That album brought moderate popular success to accompany the critical success that Sean enjoyed since 'The Bitter Lie' debut album.

Recent news from Sean is that he is planning an October tour, releasing new material on cassette and appearing on RTE regarding this:

"i'm delighted to say that my songcycle/musictheatre piece silverstars has been chosen for the 2009 dublin theatre festival
i'm thrilled
were just finishing casting at the moment and i'm finishing the last two pieces for it
its exciting
-and very hard work-
i was on the six o clock news talking about it tonight,wow"

.... taken from the Dr. Millar MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/doctormillar

The great thing about this song is that it could easily have been written about the present time. The message is so strong. I love this song.


ive just got to find a way
to get some sweet relief
from all this pain and grief

everyone i know
is trying to survive
but we could live
feel everything and love yourself

you dont have to take that job
just because you feel to blame
for how you lost the other one

everyone i know etc

she doesnt have to take that man
just because she feels ashamed
of how she lost the other one

everyone i know etc

© baba records ltd 2002 under licence from Sean Millar

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The Indiependence Mixtape

This weekend is an immense weekend for Irish music in terms of the future. As we all know we can only have good independent music festivals if they have the ability to make money. Here's hoping all four festivals this weekend breaks even and continues into the future!


Le Cheile - Oldcastle, Meath July 31st - Aug 2nd.
There's a free gig on the Sunday featuring Funeral Suits and Neosupervital amongst many others that I'm looking forward to. I also got tickets to Heritage Centre and Ian Whitty for the Bank Holiday Monday.

http://www.lecheile.com/





CastlePalooza has probably the best line-up ever and as a fan of Irish music I probably should have made my way to this gig.

Find the line-up here: http://www.castlepalooza.com/




Then there are the two big festivals in Cork. This gig has a great line-up and resonably priced tickets.




But for me the big festival is the Indie-Pendance gig in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. It has a great line-up over three stages!

http://www.mitchelstownfest.com/




The Chapters - The Gun Show Sat Bavaria Stage 7.15

Joe Echo - Breakaway Sun Red Bull Village 4.45

Panama Kings - Golden Recruit Sat Cyprus Avenue Stage 4.45

The Minutes - Ukraine Sat Bavaria Stage 2.00

The Hot Sprockets - On Your Own Sat Red Bull Village 4.00

Heathers - Veronica Sat Cyprus Ave Stage 5.30

Dark Room Notes - Slow Puncture Sun Cyprus Ave Stage 5.30

Grand Pocket Orchastra - Ballet Shoes Sun Red Bull Village 5.30

Vesta Varro - Pyramid Clocks Sat Bavaria Stage 4.15

Travega - Bull Run Sat Bavaria Stage 3.30

Sixteen Layers - Hurt Me Sun Bavaria Stage 3.30

Fred - Evergreen Sun Bavaria Sage 6.00



Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Music News Round-up

Firstly there was an interesting debate about music reviews; in particular about the reviewing of Irish artists in the media over at

http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/ontherecord/2009/07/28/why-writing-about-irish-bands-can-be-bad-for-your-health/

I kinda regret going to Ikea today and maybe I would have contributed to the debate. However I have read all 100 plus comments and the only opinion I have is that I am even more convinced that the future lies with finding music blogs you associate with. In this blog I write about bands I like. I ignore requests for reviews from artists I dont particularly like. I will not review an album here and say it's shit! I don't have any hidden agendas or allow my opinion be clouded by geography or associations.







The Band Wagon TV YouTube channel is looking great.

Here is Van Cleef recorded last weekend in the Phoneix Park.




Here is Joy Booth recorded in the Band Wagon a few weeks back!





The latest video on the site is Doris:










Sept 23rd sees Elder Roche release his album Nobody Knows after his single release of Diamond which lead to sold out shows in Dublin.

Catch Elder live on these dates:

31 Jul 2009 20:00 Cork X SW Fringe Festival Cork
9 Aug 2009 20:00 Upstairs in Whelans Dublin
11 Aug 2009 21:00 Ruby Sessions, Doyles Pub Dublin
15 Aug 2009 20:00 Conary Hall Wicklow
16 Aug 2009 20:00 Upstairs in Whelans Dublin
20 Aug 2009 21:00 Near FM Dublin
22 Aug 2009 15:00 Bruxelles, Philo Tribute Dublin
28 Aug 2009 21:00 McCarthys Bar, Dingle Kerry
2 Sep 2009 21:00 New Music Club Clonmel, Tipperary
17 Sep 2009 21:00 One Take Sessions Kilkenny





http://www.myspace.com/elderroche






This Friday I'll be in Drogheda for the Purple Sessions to catch Pearse McGloughlan, Paidi Toner, Nick Carswell, Herm, Anthony Furey & The Y. F.

http://www.myspace.com/last2leavemusic


Sunday, 26 July 2009

Sunday Summer Song: U2 - Summer Rain

Summer Rain is the B-side to Beautiful Day and summarises the Irish Summer perfectly!


When you stop seeing beauty
You start growing old
The lines on your face
are a map to your soul

When you stop taking chances
You'll stay where you sit
You won't live any longer
But it'll feel like it

I lost myself in the summer rain
I lost myself
I lost myself in the summer rain
In the summer rain

Tequila and Orange
Jamaica and rum
At the Morella
Honey on my tongue

In a small boat on a generous sea
You let me be your enemy
Tiny hand
With a grip on the world
Holding our breath now
Diving for pearls

I lost myself in the summer rain
I lost myself
I lost myself in the summer rain

Just as you find me
Always I will be
A little bit too free
With myself

Just as you find me
Always I will be
A little bit too free
With myself

I lost myself in the summer rain
I lost myself
Now there's no one else
In the summer rain

Raining down
Raining down
Rain

Raining now
Raining now

Just as you find me
Always I will be
A little bit too free
With myself

Just as you find me
Always I will be
A little bit too free
With myself

It's not why you're running
It's where you're going
It's not what you're dreaming
But what you're gonna do

It's not where you're born
It's where you belong
It's not how weak
But what will make you strong

Summer Rain

Setlist: Croke Park Saturday 25th July

Breathe
No Line on the Horizon
Get on Your Boots
Magnificent
Beautiful Day
Mysterious Ways
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Angel of Harlem
In A Little While
Unknown Caller
The Unforgettable Fire
City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Pride (In The Name of Love)
MLK
Walk On
Where the Streets Have No Name
One
---
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
With or Without You
Moment of Surrender

Dedicated to Sinead O'Connor

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Album Review: Pearse McGloughlin - Busy Whisper



The very best thing about music blogging is finding that one amazing song nestled in an album by a new artist. Pearse McGloughlin has just released his debut album called Busy Whisper and it's a great album. It will be in my "best of" lists for 2009.

Pearse from Sligo has a voice I compared before on the blog to Neil Halstead from Slowdive and that is very much in evidence throughout the album. The songs are well crafted compositions full of beautiful melodies. A wide range of instruments such as violin, cello, double bass and dobro are used sparingly and effecively. The inclusion of the guitar chord changing sound is also highly effective in creating a 'live' feel to the record. The lyrics are highly thoughtful and like the best of writers, Pearse has the ability to gently bring you along the crest of his thoughts.


For me the most defining moment of the album is that one great song I mentioned above. I'm not going to offer it as my sample because I think it's that good it's worth paying money for! 'Passion Song' is a song that when I go to the Purple Sessions next Friday I'll be hoping as a music fan he plays. 'Passion Song' takes four minutes to build up to the key melodies and has a catchy repetative line 'You Are All There Is Now' as it's outro. This song is an equal to anything Glen Hansard or Damier Rice has written. If I were to offer Pearse a suggestion it would be to do a single radio edit of the tune and get it out there.


Busy Whispers - 10 out of 12

http://www.myspace.com/walkperson

Buy the album online at Road Records


Catch Pearse live over the next few months.

31 Jul 2009 20:00 Purple sessions Drogheda
6 Aug 2009 20:00 Stables (Yukon) Mullingar
27 Aug 2009 20:00 Thirsty Thursday dublin
19 Sep 2009 20:00 Ori-Fest Cavan
24 Sep 2009 20:00 The Acoustic Corner, (ORIGINS) CAVAN
29 Oct 2009 20:00 Whelan’s upstairs Dublin

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Hard Working Class Heroes 2009

It was a great decision by HWCH to get bands to create a page on a new website http://breakingtunes.com/ and based on popularity and quality, the bands will be picked for the September showcasing festival!

Here's how the bands are doing:

The top 20 Most Viewed Bands are:


1.) TALULAH DOES THE HULA
2.) LAST DAYS OF DEATH COUNTRY
3.) BRIAN CULLEN'S LOVE BULLETS
4.) FIGHT LIKE APES
5.) GORBACHOV
6.) SWEET JANE
7.) PING PONG
8.) FLOYD SOUL AND THE WOLF
9.) AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR
10.) GHETTO AMARETTO
11.) VAN CLEEF
12.) DARK ROOM NOTES
13.) BLASTERBRA
14.) A FUTURIST THEATRE
15.) THE AMBIENCE AFFAIR
16.) BIGGLES FLYS AGAIN
17.) DISCONNECT 4
18.) GOATBOY
19.) SUBPLOTS
20.) THE ANGEL PIER


While the top 20 tracks played so far are:

1.) ESMIRELDA / GORBACHOV
2.) VC - 12 / GORBACHOV
3.) FRIENDS / GORBACHOV
4.) BAD BOYFRIEND / TALULAH DOES THE HULA
5.) ABSINTHE / FLOYD SOUL AND THE WOLF



6.) LIGHTS. / GHETTO AMARETTO
7.) VENOM / LAST DAYS OF DEATH COUNTRY
8.) OTHERWISE IT WILL BE THIS WAY FOREVER / BRIAN CULLEN'S LOVE BULLETS
9.) RED EVER / GHETTO AMARETTO
10.) GIVE IT A CHANCE / FLOYD SOUL AND THE WOLF
11.) JAKE SUMMERS / FIGHT LIKE APES



12.) METEORITES & WHITEJACKS / GHETTO AMARETTO
13.) BOTTLE OF BOOZE / FLOYD SOUL AND THE WOLF
14.) HELLO HELLO! / PING PONG
15.) TAKE ME HOME / SWEET JANE
16.) WILD / NO DEAD SPACE
17.) PRINCE / VAN CLEEF



18.) TIP OF THE HAT, PUNCH IN THE FACE / AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR
19.) TRAIN OF THOUGHT / NO DEAD SPACE
20.) ALWAYS COMFORTABLE IN DISGUISE / NO DEAD SPACE

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Michael Brunnock - Live in New York



Michael Brunnock’s second live CD, entitled Live in New York, will be released worldwide on September 1st 2009.

The CD, which is a recording of the release party for his solo debut, So I Do, on June 10, 2007, at The Living Room in New York City.

http://www.myspace.com/michaelbrunnock

Michael who is a native of Co. Meath, relocated to New York City, where he has spent the past 7 years making a name for himself in the live music scene. He is a founding member of the innovative FairplayCollective, a union of like-minded artists who support each other in all aspects of making and performing music. Other artists in the Collective are Mark Dignam, Brendan O'Shea and Jenna Nichols.

He has shared the bill with artists such as The Swell Season and The Frames, Paddy Casey, Dead Can Dance, Declan O’Rourke, and Foy Vance.

Live in New York is available from Amazon mp3 downloads. Physical CD is available from CD Freedom. The CD will soon be available through the usual online music outlets (iTunes, Rhapsody, Emusic, Napster, and CD Baby).

Michael will return to Ireland in August for a show with Little Palace as part of the Le Cheille Festival in his hometown of Kells.


Here is Michael in Little Palace performing Man Overboard.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Bobby Noonan

Ruby Tuesday is the feature where I blog about an artist new to my radar and this week it's the turn of Bobby Noonan.



"I really like you but you f***ing wreck my head!" Yep been there with that opinion! I usually think this about a member of my family! Anyway...

Bobby Noonan sent me his debut EP "I Broke It" for review and he told me to be brutally honest because I'm the first blogger/reviewer to shred his work to bits!

"I Broke It" contains four and a half charming atmospheric pop tunes. I say a half because the final tune "Lullaby" is sung very softly and would present the only negative about the EP. The other tracks are warm acoustic tunes not too far from the style of Elliot Smith or the new material from Ollie Cole. Bobby Noonan has that voice that demands attention when he sings. His lyrics are thoughtful; I especially love the imagery and cartoon references of "Little Red Hen". The EP on a whole is a great body of work showcasing the very impressive talent of Bobby Noonan.


http://www.myspace.com/bobbynoonansongs

I'm really not too sure how you go about buying the EP. Send Bobby a message on MySpace or go to one of the gigs below!

30 Jul 2009 20:00 Mulligans Irish Music Bar Amsterdam
27 Aug 2009 20:00 One Take Sessions Kilkenny, Kilkenny
6 Nov 2009 20:00 Crawdaddy Dublin, Dublin
2 Dec 2009 21:00 Brazils cafe bar Clonmel, Tipperary

Monday, 20 July 2009

Monday Under The Covers: When The Stars Go Blue


Today is a really important day for me personally. Alot of people look to the Stars for inspiration right? Anyway this cover version of a Ryan Adams song is quite possibly the best thing The Corrs have ever done! Bono sings with them. The U2 machine hits Dublin this weekend. If you are in Dublin this weekend remember there are some seriously good gigs on elsewhere!

When The Stars Go Blue

http://www.u2.com/index/home/







Wallis Bird is playing Whelans on 24th July





Declan O'Rourke is there the following night!





Elder Roche is Upstairs in Whelans on Sunday!


Sunday, 19 July 2009

Sunday Summer Song: Duckworth Lewis Method



Sunday's Summer Song is the weekly feature where I post a sample about all things Summer. A few weeks ago the Duckworth Lewis Method released a bunch of tunes all about Cricket and the Summer. I seen the performance in Tower a few weeks back and I was hugely impressed by the quality of all the songs played. The album is full of beautifully crafted pop tunes from start to finish. I love how Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh look like they are having a great time making music they love about their passion for cricket! And it's paying off for them as the album broke into the UK top 40 with very little promotion!

"Finding the Sun in an Irish Summer is something akin to playing Russian Roulette!"


http://dlmethod.com/

http://www.myspace.com/dlmethod


Friday, 17 July 2009

It's Friday, I'm in Love with Roesy!



Singer-songwriter Roesy is back touring Ireland next month in the run-up to his next album scheduled for release in the near future. I knew Roesy was good but in the last few months I have been listening to his music and rich lyrics more and more. You will find me at a Roesy gig in the near future.


http://www.myspace.com/theroesy


Tour Dates


July 18th 2009 @ 20:30 Roesy Art Exhibition & Gig, Bru na Bo, 33 Scudder Avenue, Northport, New York USA

(Limited seating available, please RSVP by email: brunabostore@gmail.com or phone: 631 239 6764 before July 15th)

August 13th 2009 @ 19:00 Roesy Art Exhibition as part of Birr Vintage Week launches at The Chestnut, Green St. Birr Co.Offaly IRL (Runs until August 23rd)


August 14th 2009 @ 21:00 The Vine, Wexford IRL

August 15th 2009 @ 20:00 The Corkscrew, Gorey, Co.Wexford IRL

August 19th 2009 @ 19:30 Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, as part of Birr Vintage Week Co.Offaly IRL

August 20th 2009 @21:00 De Barras Clonakilty Co.Cork IRL

August 23rd 2009 @ 20:00 Dolans Limerick IRL

August 26th 2009 @ 20:30 Cyprus Av. Cork IRL
(Tickets from The Old Oak, 113 Oliver Plunkett St. or tickets.ie)

August 27th 2009 @ 20:00 Whelans Dublin IRL
(Wav Ticket Box 1890 2000 78 and ticketmaster.ie)

August 28th 2009 @ 21:00 Roisin Dubh Galway IRL


Also check out Roesy's blog over at http://roesymusic.net/



Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Oxegen Clips hit YouTube big time!

Kudos to Ronan, Jim and Niall for their coverage of the festival on their blogs/sites over the weekend. There were times last week where I was fuming I never even considered going. Especially when sitting in Connemara with a big centre page of band stage times and circling the bands I'd have gone to see. So sad!

Some of the best clips I have found from Irish Artists are below:



The Answer clip below is great fun!




Wow what a sing-song!


Monday, 13 July 2009

Monday Under The Covers: The Pale Summertime!



I found The Pale's single from 1994 called In Me a few weeks back in Dublin's best charity shop for music on Parliament Street. The b-side is their take on the 1970 Mungo Jerry classic 'In The Summertime'. Enjoy!

The Pale - In The Summertime

http://www.thepale.ie/wp/

http://www.myspace.com/thepaleie

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Best of 2009 Mixtape ..... so far!


Following the example of the main two Music blogs based in Ireland here and here I've decided to summarise 2009 with a mixtape.

A big thanks to everyone visiting my little page and for the few comments I been getting. The hit counter seems to be increasing and the comments justify the pleasurable effort I put into the blog so again a big thanks for them!

Just a little reminder that I won't be posting anything on this blog until Sunday 12th July. If you can make it to Boyles tomorrow night we have a superb line-up of Bill Coleman, Henrietta Game, Arrow In The Sky and Mickael Lenel.


Sixteen Layers - Into The Sun MySpace

Heritage Centre - Your Leaders Are Dead MySpace

Groom - Mythical Creatures MySpace

Alphastates - Taste MySpace

I Am Not Lefthanded - Everybody Sleeps MySpace

Melophobia - Final Rest Stop MySpace

Dark Room Notes - The Same City Awaits Me MySpace

Super Extra Bonus Party - 2 MySpace

Garret Baker - For A Pittance MySpace

Peter Doran - Pathways MySpace

The Resistance - Spinning Tops MySpace

Colin Devlin - Innocent World MySpace

Foy Vance - Hold Me Now MySpace

Martin Finke - Bad Wine MySpace

Arrow In The Sky - Little Puritan MySpace


Just a note..... all this only works when you the reader checks out the artists myspace, goes to a gig or buys some music from the artists!

Best Poster Ever!





If only I can get Amanda Bunker to wear a '2UIBestow Sessions' t-shirt I'd have the best posters going!

Oxegen Times

Main Stage

Friday July 10

1400: The Artane Boys Band and The Brilliant Things
1500: The Coronas
1635: James
1805: Lily Allen
1935: The Script
2110: Snow Patrol
2310: Blur

Saturday July 11
1400: Saw Doctors
1510: Squeeze
1620: The Blizzards
1730: James Morrison
1855: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2025: Elbow
2155: Bloc Party
2330: Kings Of Leon

Sunday July 13
1400: Ocean Colour Scene
1515: Calvin Harris
1630: Lady Gaga
1745: Paolo Nutini
1905: The Specials
2035: Razorlight
2210: The Killers

Festival Line-up Announcement, Oxegen 2009
Oxegen: IMRO New Sounds Stage Breakdown

Friday July 10
1400: Prowler
1450: Stone Motion
1545: Home Star Runner
1640: The Brilliant Things
1735: Ruth Anne Cunningham
1830: Cashier No. 9
1930: The Joy Formidable
2030: Heathers
2130: David Kitt
2230: The Flaws
2325: Yes Cadets
0025: The Mighty Stef




Saturday July 11
1400: Distractors
1455: Jenna Toro
1550: Carosel
1645: Angel Pier
1740: Nightbox
1835: Joe Echo
1930: St Vincent
2025: General Fiasco
2125: Director
2225: Codes



2325: And So I Watch You From Afar
0025: Cap Pas Cap


Sunday July 12
1400: Susie Soho
1450: Bone
1540: Andrew Hozier-Byrne
1635: The Jades
1730: The Chakras
1825: Blood Or Whiskey
1930: Broken Records
2025: Wintersleep
2125: Villagers



2220: Dark Room Notes
2315: Concerto For Constantine

Festival Line-up Announcement, Oxegen 2009
Oxegen: Hot Press New Bands Stage Breakdown

Friday July 10
1400: Truffle Shuffle
1500: Priscilla Ahn
1600: Carolina Liar
1700: Mumford & Sons
1800: Dinosaur Pile Up
1900: The Hours
2000: Iain Archer



2100: Metronomy
2200: Spinnerette
2300: Pulled Apart By Horses
0000: O Emperor

Saturday July 11
1400: Seven Days
1500: Will And The People
1600: Howling Bells
1700: In Case Of Fire
1800: Passion Pit
1900: Hockey
2000: Little Boots
2100: Sneaky Soundsystem
2200: Patrick Wolf
2300: Go Audio
0000: The Airborne Toxic Event

Sunday July 12
1400: Box Social
1500: Phenomenal Handclap Band
1600: Bombay Bicycle Club
1700: Wallis Bird
1800: The Maccabees
1900: The Virgins
2000: Wild Beasts
2100: The Chapters
2200: Camera Obscura
2300: The Twang

Festival Line-up Announcement, Oxegen 2009
Oxegen: Dance Arena Breakdown

Friday July 10
1400: Tom Middleton
1500: Gordo
1530: Burns
1620: Japanese Pop Stars
1710: Evil 9
1805: Frankmusik
1900: Aeroplane
2000: Crookers
2130: Swedish House Mafia
2330: Deadmau5

Saturday July 11
1400: Louis Osbourne
1445: Bitches With Wolves
1530: DJ Philth
1630: Don Rimini
1730: Popof
1830: Dr. Lektroluv
1930: Digitalism
2030: Annie Mac
2130: Boys Noize
2300: Tiga

Sunday July 12
1350: Scott McNaughton
1430: Hudson Mohawke
1520: Nialler 9
1600: Fever Ray
1700: Kissy Sell Out
1800: Yussek
1900: Bloody Beetroots
2000: MSTRKRFT
2100: Miss Kittin & The Hacker
2200: Felix Da Housecat

Festival Line-up Announcement, Oxegen 2009
Oxegen: Red Bull Music Academy Stage Breakdown

Friday July 10
1400: 202s
1515: Lukid/DJ
1645: Special Guest
1800: Johnny Moy/DJ
1930: M83
2100: Ladyhawke
2220: Chloe/DJ
2320: David Holmes/DJ
0010: Arveene

Saturday July 11
1400: Jamie Woon
1500: Rizm/DJ
1555: Defcon
1725: Messiah J & The Expert
1835: Colm K/DJ
1950: Tinchy Stryder
2115: Crystal Castles
2245: Mano Le Tough
2345: DJ Tu-Ki

Sunday July 12
1400: Ruari
1455: RSAG
1645: Goldielocks
1755: Telepathe
1900: Casio Kids
2005: Of Montreal
2145: Florence And The Machine
2215: Onra/DJ
2305: Mikki Dee & Mystro/DJ

Festival Line-up Announcement, Oxegen 2009
Oxegen: Heineken Green Spheres Stage Breakdown

Friday July 10
1400: The Dirty Epics
1520: God Is An Astronaut
1650: Dreadzone
1820: Fight Like Apes
1950: Mogwai
2125: Republic Of Loose
2315: 2 Many DJs

Saturday July 11
1400: Fred



1450: Gary Go
1545: Daniel Merriweather
1650: The Saturdays
1800: Regina Spektor
1915: Pete Doherty
2025: TV On The Radio
2145: Pet Shop Boys
2350: Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club

Sunday July 12
1400: Iglu & Hartly
1455: Noisettes
1600: That Petrol Emotion
1715: Friendly Fires
1830: Foals
1945: Jason Mraz
2105: Glasvegas
2235: Manic Street Preachers

Oxegen 2009
Oxegen: The O2 Stage Breakdowns
07.02.09 | No Comments
Friday July 10
1400: Telegraphs
1540: The Answer
1710: Therapy?
1840: Duke Special



2015: Fun Lovin’ Criminals
2150: Pendulum
2335: Keane

Saturday July 11
1400: Red Light Company
1500: The Gaslight Anthem
1615: The Game
1735: Eagles Of Death Metal
1905: Maximo Park
2035: The Mars Volta
2205: Doves
2335: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Sunday July 12
1400: The Horrors
1455: You Me At Six
1600: Starsailor
1710: White Lies
1820: Katy Perry
1940: Ting Tings
2100: Jane’s Addiction
2250: Nine Inch Nails

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Music News Round-up





Another cracking poster for Rory Grubb's mini Irish tour to promote his debut album. Looking forward to catching him in Whelans on 21st July.











A reminder that this charity event is happening tomorrow night in The Sugar Club.










Alternatively you can go check out Nell Bryden & Joy Booth in Boyles in Slane tomorrow night. I think Joy is one of the best new talents we have in this country and Nell is playing Boyles on the back of a reported great performance in Whelans.









This looks like it might be a great night!










New additions to the Electric Picnic line-up include Julie Feeney, The Lost Brothers and One Day International.














Colin Devlin plays The Sugar Club on September 11th. I caught Colin's gig before Christmas in Whelans but missed the Feb gigs he did around the country. Looking forward to Sept 11th!

http://www.colindevlin.com/

Lisa Hannigan 'I Don't Know' Live at Glastonbury

I'm posting alot these days because I'm closing the blog for about 10 days from Friday while I relax in the West of Ireland. Will I be able to resist the call of the blog for 10 days? I wouldn't have to close the blog if Blogger's schedulding of blogs was working properly! Anyway here is Lisa's class performance: