Play of the Day – Mark Stewart

Back in a time when post punk was about to be unleashed as a genre Mark Stewart founded the Pop Group. A band that took the barbed wire of punk rock and mixed some funk and dub but always with resistance and rebellion in the message. After the Pop Group Mark immersed himself more in … Continue reading Play of the Day – Mark Stewart

This Weeks Gigs – Feb 26 – Mar 3

This weeks gigs Feb 26 - Mar 3 Loads happening in Dublin this weekend but the punks will be heading to the button factory for Ruts DC while those with more of an incling to their history of noise will be celebrating 30 years of Daydream Nation with Steve Shelley in the IFI. Hayseed Dixie … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – Feb 26 – Mar 3

Book Of the Week : In Support of an ideal

In support of an ideal Jack Nalty: from east wall to the Ebro  East wall history group A lovely idea from east wall history group. A small booklet telling important stories of people whose actions demand of our attention. Jack Nalty is one of those. A resident of east wall and born into a time in … Continue reading Book Of the Week : In Support of an ideal

This weeks Gigs – Jan 29 – Feb

Some weekend for gigs this weekend. For the punks Cockney Rejects and Old Firm Casuals are on Friday with the Casualties on Saturday. For the noiseniks the Messtethics are on Sunday which will be great to see Joe Lally and brendan Canty from Fugazi playing once more together in Dublin. Saturday has the fascinating Spook … Continue reading This weeks Gigs – Jan 29 – Feb

Book Of The Week : In On The Killtaker

33 1/3 In in the kill taker Joe gross Bloomsbury I love this 33 1/3 series where you take an album and write a book about it. I love it even more when fugazi are the recipients of the research. In this age of playlists and songs here, songs there it was a privilege to sit … Continue reading Book Of The Week : In On The Killtaker

This Weeks Gigs – Jan 22 – 27

It's starting to get busier alright. Some good stuff going on in the Capital this week and plenty for all tastes. Tradfest is taking place in a number of venues over the week. Two eclectic and very different gigs taking place on Friday are Sick and Indigent Music Society in DC Music Club and Lavender … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – Jan 22 – 27

Book of the Week – Dublin the chaos years

Dublin - The Chaos Years Neil Cotter Penguin Books For many sports fans worldwide Croke Park means very little. For every sport fan in ireland it is the complete opposite. Regardless whether football, hurling or camogie is your thing or not if you’re Irish and interested in sport you know how much an all ireland … Continue reading Book of the Week – Dublin the chaos years

Book of the Week – The Club by Christy O’Connor

The club Christy OConnor Penguin books There’s a small select few that will read this book and recognize their actions being written about. The people who miss weddings because the team they manage have an “important” game on the same day. The team whose players may not even turn up on the day but the … Continue reading Book of the Week – The Club by Christy O’Connor

This Weeks Gigs – Jan 8 – 13

It's a bit slow this week as people return to the normality of daily life post Christmas. Bowie Festival and First Fortnight are have daily events to keep us going though. The remarkable Dando Sessions are back on Friday with Inflatable Dolls, Reverand Mongo joans and the coathanger solution, Drastics, Sugarplum Suicide which should keep … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – Jan 8 – 13