It's all about Peter McVerry Trust this week Nurse Diesel features three members of 90s rock dopes Pet Lamb When bastard cancer took Grant Hart last September we were, still are, shocked to lose a hero of ours so young. As massive Husker Du fans we were thinking about his contribution to the Du and … Continue reading Upcoming Gigs – December 18 -24
At major record labels you can find a curious breed. They are called A&R people. Their job is to find new acts, sign, then, develop them, and keep them constantly motivated and inspired to make great music. Even better for the label - to make music that sells. A&R people get paid to find acts. … Continue reading Dublin’s D.I.Y. A&R Man: The Eugene Connolly Interview Part 2
It's Christmas so we are all in benevolent mood and a hugely important event is on this friday which means a lot to anyone around the edge of the Dublin punk scene. Run On's, objectorz and stoat are playing in drop Dead Twice Tap Room in a very personal benefit for oureoin. Here's a message … Continue reading Upcoming Gigs – December 11 – 17
Very very few people have seen more gigs in Dublin than Eugene Connolly. Ever since her saw some of the most vital of the early punk gigs he's been a passionate fan of live music. He was one of the early supporters of the Blades, Eugene and later Aslan and was one of the teenage … Continue reading “The Ramones changed my life” Dublin’s Music Champion: Eugene Connolly Interview Part 1
Now with the excellent Trouble Pilgrims, Johnny Bonnie had never played drums until he got together with Dick Purdy, Paul Woodful and what became the Skank Mooks. Since then he has drummed with over thirty Dublin bands, which surely is some kind of record. He is also one of the genuine good guys in the local scene, … Continue reading Dublin Rock’s Gentleman Drummer: Johnny Bonnie Interview. Part 1
Dick Purdy was a member of one of the most legendary of Dublin bands, the Skank Mooks. They didn't last long but they made a mark on the local music scene with their punk attitude of 'why can't we do it?' They played in the very legendary gig at Anthony's Hall in November 1978. A … Continue reading Punk for Life: The Incredible story of Dick Purdy and the Dublin punk/DIY/new wave scene.
https://youtu.be/aTnIHDFNzGk This weeks gigs - November 4 - 10 There will be some amount of noise around Wexford Street as Portland Black metal exponents Wolves In The Throne Room who have us a selection of tunes last week bring their sound of a landscape to Dublin. Eclectic American indie rocker Karl Blau will bring the intensity … Continue reading This weeks gigs – December 4 – 10
George Purdy: The behind-the-scenes spokesman for Ireland's punk/new wave generation. This was a particularly thrilling interview for me to do. I had heard so much about George Purdy from the people who were there......the people who were ready for new sounds and new styles in 1977 Dublin. I had seen him at so many … Continue reading George Purdy: The young Dubliner who championed punk, and young Irish bands, in the early years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8mSHVjA8OM Little Rocket Records announce a new single by Lost Avenue and UK Tour Dates! Lost Avenue are a three piece, Alternative Punk band from Derry, Northern Ireland, a powerhouse of an outfit, with distinctive vocals, throwing out such memorable hooks. The band have recently become part of the Little Rocket Cosmonauts Punk Squad and release … Continue reading Derry’s Lost Avenue heading on tour
Friday Favourites - Aaron Weaver This weeks tunes come courtesy of Aaron Weaver, drummer in Portland Black metal band, Wolves In The Throne Room. The band are playing in Dublin on Monday night. Theirs is the sound of paradox, ambiguity and confusion, Catharsis is the objective, not a lilly-white and guilt free existence. Death and … Continue reading Friday Favourites – Wolves In The Throne Room