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.

Thursday tunes

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

Thursday Tunes Week 3

This weeks tunes are based in punk rock then and now. https://youtu.be/hkic_L9XSzk Radiators Under Clerys Clock Much has been written about the Radiators releasing TV Tube Heart 40 years ago. Pete Holidai talked about it here this week and although Under Clerys Clock isn't on that album it holds a special place in many people's … Continue reading Thursday Tunes Week 3

Pete Holidai Interview

It is important for irish punk to be championed with all the other anniversaries this year. It is 40 years since the release of Ireland's first punk record, on chiswick records, tv tube heart, The radiators from space were our trailblazers back then.  Chiswick imprint Ace records has just re-released that debut album so I … Continue reading Pete Holidai Interview

In Concert – Contributors

The following is a list of contributors to In Concert and the gigs they chose   TED CARROLL (promoter, manager, record shop and record label owner) ROCK AND ROLL IN IRELAND AND BEYOND JOE WEADICK (Red Seven/Columbia Showband) RED SEVEN, LONDON, 1963 MARCUS CONNAUGHTON (broadcaster, author) FLEETWOOD MAC, DUBLIN, 1969 BRIAN O’KEALLAIGH (The Gorehounds) GOOSE … Continue reading In Concert – Contributors