Thursday Tunes. Twenty of Another Kind 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2octOKgJn3I In 1979 the Polydor record label released a compilation album, Twenty of Another Kind, Part 2. In addition to some of the better know acts on Polydor at the time, The Jam, The Cure, Sham 69 and Gary Numan's Tubeway Army, it contained tracks from some of the most interesting acts of Ireland's punk/new … Continue reading Thursday Tunes. Twenty of Another Kind 2

Spoilers – interview

I saw spoilers play a couple of years ago and their punk pop blast caught my attention straight away.  Their stay afloat album is a gem, capturing that punk rock community feel down to a tee.  Their singer Dan keeps looking to try and get the band over to Dublin to play a gig and … Continue reading Spoilers – interview

Knocking Shop – interview

Dublin based band the Knocking Shop are back playing sporadic gigs after 20 years. They had a place in an emerging independent scene in Dublin that wore guitars on heart. They have been described as a punk Leonard Cohen or the Fall wrestling with Go Betweens. They will be bringing their understated yet underestimated style … Continue reading Knocking Shop – interview

Thanks from We Shall Overcome 2017

We had a good turnout at our PUNK!DIY!40 event last night and managed to raise €300 for Aoibhneas Womens Refuge There is a fine line in any of these events between trying to tell a story and being self indulgent.  Hopefully we struck a balance with it last night Have a listen yourselves We started … Continue reading Thanks from We Shall Overcome 2017

Thursday Tunes..Menace

This weeks Thursday tunes come from Noel Martin.  Like many more of his Irish generation Noel's family emigrated from Ireland in the early 70's to a London that was cosmopolitan, a world away from this island. He formed Menace in 1976, 41 years and many releases later the band are still going.  They were due … Continue reading Thursday Tunes..Menace

Steve Mack Interview. Stag, That Petrol Emotion and the US punk scene.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x75EdTZi_5E       This was a particularly exciting interview for me. That Petrol Emotion were one of the greatest live acts of all time, and their records captured their musicality, originality, fun, ambition, enthusiasm and ability to construct amazing unique songs. When I mentioned to one of the stalwarts of Ireland’s independent rock … Continue reading Steve Mack Interview. Stag, That Petrol Emotion and the US punk scene.

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Book Yer Ane Fest is a three-day celebration of DIY punk music and culture that aims to be a positive force while raising money and awareness for and support the great work of many great people and organisations within our community. Started as an all-dayer in a Perth pub in 2008, the evolution of Book … Continue reading Thursday tunes

Relitics – Interview

Durham punk band Relitics came to my attention earlier this year with the song Anti Fascist. I like bands that proclaim their politics through their lyrics and Relitics are one of these. There's no fences to sit on with these. I sent singer Carol Nichol on a few questions and here's the results. 1. Can … Continue reading Relitics – Interview

We Shall Overcome Dublin 2017

PUNK D.I.Y 40   40 Years of Punk and D.I.Y. in Ireland.   The Hope Collective proudly presents a series of chats to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the pivotal TV Tube Heart from the Radiators From Space.   Grand Social, Dublin Sunday 1st October 2017 5 pm to 9 pm   Followed by a … Continue reading We Shall Overcome Dublin 2017

Thursday’s Tunes…in memory of Grant Hart

Husker Du Don’t Want To Know If You’re Lonely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoKeH7JYE48   This week’s Thursday’s Tunes are posted with a deep sense of loss. Apparently Grant Hart from Husker Du has died. I’m so sad. I never met the man, yet his music touched me in so many ways at different times of my life. Husker … Continue reading Thursday’s Tunes…in memory of Grant Hart