.... I want to blog Guinness Just Fuck Off
.... but that would be childish and well there really is nothing better than a pint of plain ....
I really dislike the way these 'Our Thursday' gigs are going. I can only imagine how soul destroying it must be for an artist or band to get kicked out of the competition because you didn't bring enough mates and family with you! Especially if you get knocked out to a band that is shite!
Anyway it's a recession and Guinness want their product sold and look after their interests while apparently giving new bands a helping hand ......
St James's Gate
Bands: Snow Patrol, Guinness Our Thursdays Finalist plus very special guests
The six larger official Arthur's Day Studio venues will showcase an exclusive named Arthur's Day line up of several bands and artists.
Folan Quay, Galway Harbour
Bands: Newton Faulkner, Magic Numbers, Sharon Shannon, Guinness Our Thursdays Finalist plus very special guests
Wow The Magic Numbers must have shares in Guinness for them to be playing for a second year running .... or maybe this is the only way they'll ever play a sold out gig?
The Savoy, Cork
Bands: Paolo Nutini, KT Tunstall, The View, Slow Club, O Emperor and Our Thursdays Finalist
Waterford's fine band O Emperor
The Academy, Dublin
Bands: Brandon Flowers, Plan B, Jose Gonzales, Eliza Doolittle plus very special guests
The Olympia, Dublin
Bands: Carbon/Silicon, Our Thursdays Finalist plus very special guests
Vicar Street, Dublin
Bands: The Maccabees, The Hoosiers, Fortune plus very special guests
The Village, Dublin
Bands: Kelis, Tinie Tempah, Example, We Have Band plus very special guests
You do have to take your hat off to the PR department in Guinness. What an excellent line-up!
To Arthur for 251 years!