Thursday Tunes – Hooligan

This week it's the turn of Hooligan and Blue Carpet Band Guitarist Dave Linehan to pick 5 songs he's listening to at the moment. Lenny has a long history of playing in bands and is the young boy that has grabbed fame in a picture from Dandelion Market days in Dublin outside Advance Records. His … Continue reading Thursday Tunes – Hooligan

Fair Plé for all

FairPlé to you I’ve just stumbled across an organization called FairPlé. For years, as a man, I felt the way to achieve equality for all is to practice equality and not promote something because of the gender makeup of its participants. I like bands I like because of their sound, I like authors because of … Continue reading Fair Plé for all

Hometown Boys are 20

Redneck Manifesto announce Dublin gig - November 30 in Vicar Street It's always hard to absorb the passage of time. As our hair gets greyer weeks turn into days as months then become weeks, in our minds. Time still flies by at breakneck speed but the absorption of it seems less. If you asked me … Continue reading Hometown Boys are 20

Play of the Day – Uniforms

Uniforms, from Scotland are the full on electriv outfit that Derrick from Make That a take parades around stages with when he is not foing his own Tragical History Tour solo stuff.  It is Scotish fast pased punk with a nod to Celtic cousins Stiff Little Fingers. https://youtu.be/HvBCtRC1kbU The new 7" is out on Friday, … Continue reading Play of the Day – Uniforms

This Weeks Gigs – Aug 20-26

This weeks gigs in Dublin Aug 20 - 26 Big Gig this week is in the button Factory, Frankie Cosmos are bringing their DIY pop to the Button Factory on Thursday with Squarehaed opening.  xSLF featuring two of Stiff Little Fingers original members are in Fibbers the following night with a cool free gig in … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – Aug 20-26

What’s this Interrobang?

Interrobang? Interrobang? All the madmen It’s funny how certain things stick with you through life and the passage of time illuminates rather than dims them. I remember my first letter from Chumbawamba. I had sent away for a 7”, which meant going to the bother of exchanging money for sterling in my post office, soaping … Continue reading What’s this Interrobang?

Rockin Road Festival 2018

Last years Rockin Road Festival 2017 was the 8th outing for this fun filled family day of music, Vintage scooters,bikes and cars with lots to occupy the young too. HUGE bouncy castle array, horse & carriage rides, market stall with lots to see and buy and see. In the peaceful surroundings of the National Education … Continue reading Rockin Road Festival 2018

This Weeks Gigs: August 14 – 20

Tonight Whelans is hosting a class gig. Pianos Become The Teeth, Foxing are doing a co-headline tour with Kamikaze Girls coming along for the ride. Saturday night in Dublin - Soundhouse is the place for action. The Winter Passing are playing with Stu Daly from Chewing on Tinfoil and Belfast's Dugout. twp as they are … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs: August 14 – 20

Rebellion 2018 – Day 4

Rebellion 2018 - Day 4 After some of yesterday’s highlights like ruts dc, blyth power, lovely eggs and menstrual cramps - never mind wonk unit, murderburgers and pizzatramp it could be hard to get motivated for another day of it. However this is what we are here for and Dealing With Damage on the introducing … Continue reading Rebellion 2018 – Day 4

Rebellion 2018 – Day 3

Rebellion 2018 - day 3 So it’s just past noon and the first band of the day are murderburgers. The room is packed, we are all ready for the Scottish pop punk sound. Short snappy songs and a great start to the third day. The Gakk from Dundalk opened up the pavillion stage. Rebellion is … Continue reading Rebellion 2018 – Day 3