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

This Weeks Gigs: Jan 14 – 21

It's a slow enough week this week with Whelans showcasing lots of up and coming bands with their ones to watch festival. After a slow start though Saturday night sees two stormers. Anti-Fascist gigs are always good to see so Cable Street Beat Dublin presenting a night of raucous Oi proudly proclaiming to be Anti-Fascist … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs: Jan 14 – 21

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

First Fortnight

First Fortnight is an Irish charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. As each New Year dawns it hosts an annual festival over those first two weeks. This year it has expanded into other territories but that may just be a transient thing Some of their aims are to Make the … Continue reading First Fortnight

This weekends gigs: Jan 4 – 7

This weekends gigs in Dublin Jan 4 - 7 Vibe for Phillo - Whelans, jan 4 Kaleidoscope - Bello Bar, Jan 4 Post vibe for Philo - Whelans, Jan 5 Reggae for Housing in aid of Fr Peter McVerry Trust - Grand Social, Jan 5 Womens Christmas with KATIE KIM / MARIA KELLY / DOWRY … Continue reading This weekends gigs: Jan 4 – 7

Thursday Tunes: Control

First punk rock gig of the year is on Saturday in the Thomas House where Control play with Hooligan. This gig is rescheduled from December 1 - Johnny Cash - Hurt https://youtu.be/vt1Pwfnh5pc 2 - The Clash - Complete Control https://youtu.be/JeTw_p_WglY 3 - Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullaby https://youtu.be/89NjEeHku8o 4 - Dead Kennedys - California Uber … Continue reading Thursday Tunes: Control