Who are the Young Conservatives

Young conservatives Non exist Total recall records Fast and frenetic but not altogether memorable this is a solid release. 5 songs of angry thrashy hardcore. There’s bits of articles of faith in here which is certainly no bad thing. There is little information in the sleeve but the internet tells me “Young Conservatives. Not young. … Continue reading Who are the Young Conservatives

Jimi Cullen calls for revolution

Jimi Cullen Revolution Jimicullenmusic A call to arms from Wexford troubadour Jimi Cullen. I’m always happy when people put words that mean something to music. And Jimi is happy to let his feeling be know. His is the sound of the risen people as they prepare for battle. I can across Jimi last year when … Continue reading Jimi Cullen calls for revolution

Book of the Week – Within The Seat Of War by Adela-hare centenary commemoration committee

Within the seat of war Dublin Dockland and the sinking of the ss hare and ss Adela 1917 Published by the Adela-hare centenary commemoration committee The East Wall History Group run a lot of interesting events. Peoples stories are told of a time when the streets were black and white and people went from short … Continue reading Book of the Week – Within The Seat Of War by Adela-hare centenary commemoration committee

This weeks gigs Jan 15 – 21

Quiet enough this week with most of the emphasis being on Whelans for the Ones To Watchfestival. This has 50 bands over 4 nights and 3 stages with a lot of up and coming Dublin bands showcasing their sounds. Bands like Girlfriend, Alien She, Oh Joy and Sub Motion. There is the pop punk sound … Continue reading This weeks gigs Jan 15 – 21

Antillectual – Engage

Antillectual Engage Waterslide Records This record somehow slipped into my grasp. It was on my pile of ones to get around to for a while. Along with a growing number of books this pile is getting bigger. I promised myself over Christmas i would try and tackle it. Songs about materialism and a better way … Continue reading Antillectual – Engage

Book of the Week – Nama land by Frank Connolly

NAMALAND Frank Connolly Gill books Not that I would know but have you ever told a story where you're not sure of the whole picture? When people start asked big questions confusion kicks in and you wish you’d never started? Well I felt a bit like that when reading this book. There’s so much in it, … Continue reading Book of the Week – Nama land by Frank Connolly

This weeks gigs Jan 8 – Jan 14

This weeks gigs It's still a bit of the post Christmas lull but amongst the quiet there are a couple of gems. Bleeding Heart Piegoens are playing with Pillow Queens in the Workmans Club as part of the First Fortnightfestival. The following night there is the moshuary festival with Belfast slamlords No Approval. Saturday the … Continue reading This weeks gigs Jan 8 – Jan 14

Book of the Week – Out of the Wreckage – George Monbiot

Out of the wreckage A new politics for an age of crisis George monbiot Verso How many dinner parties have you been at in recent times when you have righted all the worlds wrongs? I know most of the ones that I go to have some discussion around housing and jobs and sport. We tend … Continue reading Book of the Week – Out of the Wreckage – George Monbiot

This Weeks gigs Jan 1 – Jan 7

Where did those weeks go? And so it begins again, a new year with new plans. If you're planning on catching more live music then here's a list of where to start. The pre-christmas benefits continuing with Bad Soup, this Friday on the Grand Social. Some of Dublins more interesting indie band are on offer. … Continue reading This Weeks gigs Jan 1 – Jan 7

Dublin First Fortnight Festival

First Fortnight returns for 2018 https://youtu.be/IBlWbUhllbc First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. Its AIMS & OBJECTIVES are to Make the First Fortnight of each year synonymous with mental health awareness, challenging prejudice and ending stigma. They do this by Creating a consistent space in the cultural … Continue reading Dublin First Fortnight Festival