Book of the week – They’ve taken our ghettos

They’ve taken our ghettos; A punk history of Woodberry Down Estate Active Distribution Punk rock means so much to me. It’s not a dictionary defined experience and I’ve put a fanzine together asking many for their views on it. For most it comes down to doing what you want to do without impinging in others … Continue reading Book of the week – They’ve taken our ghettos

Book of the week – Striking Back by Mary Manning

Striking back The untold story of an anti apartheid striker Mary manning with sinead o'brien Collins press This is a real tale of David vs Goliath. 10 working class people from Dublin accept a directive from their union and take on a major employer. Much has been written about the Dunne’s stores strike from 1984 … Continue reading Book of the week – Striking Back by Mary Manning

Book of the Week – Silence in the age of Noise

Silence in the age of noise Erling Kagge Penguin books / Random House What a beautiful idea. Pause. Take a breath. Stay quiet. Even momentarily it’s a good thing. When you’re about to explode with rage because the car in front is going too slow. Stop. Reflect. You’ll get there. Sure it’s probably only leading … Continue reading Book of the Week – Silence in the age of Noise

This Weeks Gigs – Feb 5 – 11

This weeks Gigs - Feb 5 - 11 My ears are still playing glorious games with me after the wonderful sounds of Wonk UNit last Saturday. Alex gave us the Thursday Tunes last week. DBD Venue host GNOD and Wovenskull this week but if psychadelic noise isn't your things and you want to catch some … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – Feb 5 – 11

Thursday Tunes – Wonk Unit

Punk never wants to know that punk could be redefined and still stay punk, the genre has held its own from its origin and anything that's not punk, well it just isnt punk, until now... Enter Wonk Unit, a 21st Century punk band that brings the present into the stone set genre we all know … Continue reading Thursday Tunes – Wonk Unit

Book of the week – Nasty Women

nasty women A collection of essays and accounts of what it is to be a woman in 21st century 404ink A strong collection of essays from people with strires to tell Katie Muriel explains that her president is not her president and how prejudice exists within family. How do you deal with it? Kristy Diaz … Continue reading Book of the week – Nasty Women

This Weeks Gigs – Jan 29 – Feb 4

This weeks gigs - Jan 29 We are getting busy again. 2 weeks in a row of good weekend gigs. Last Saturdays decision of Frank Carter or Control seems like easy pickings when thinking about your options this week. Regardless of anything if you haven't seen Wonk Unit yet and are aroud Dublin next Saturday … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – Jan 29 – Feb 4

New Offering from Boz Mugabe

Rogue spore Escape from asafoetida Rogue spore For those familiar with the artwork of boz mugabe this is an album to complement his work. Challenging yet intriguing.  It is 9 tracks of atmospheric, repetitive (drone like), haunting electronic based sounds, here they are in their rawest descriptors Quest for the violet spectre chili has pinky … Continue reading New Offering from Boz Mugabe

Croatian Pop Punk

Trophy Jump Depression Club I came across Trophy Jump when dying scene featured them recently.  It says they are from Croatia but the could be U.S. brothers of Lag wagon.  On further inspection it seems that some of the band at least are originally from California.  That explains the pop punk hooks and the sunny … Continue reading Croatian Pop Punk

Remember those Guilty Optics

Guilty optics Colossal velocity Waffles records Taking what is good with later era  discord and post hardcore sounds Guilty optics released their debut album earlier this year (as in 2017). It is their third recorded output following appearances on a couple of 7”s. Different riffs merge their way into songs to create a package that … Continue reading Remember those Guilty Optics