Play of the day – Mean Girls

Mean GirlsIs this me foreverCommunity records With vocals sounding far away in the mix this is a nice trip into emo punk. There’s feeling right throughout touching on chaos with song tempo changes and even anthemic in parts. There’s nods to rites of spring in here but also an air of pop throughout. Each song … Continue reading Play of the day – Mean Girls

Rebellion 2019 – Day 3

Rebellion 2019 - day 3 This is my final day and the penultimate for most. I could only journey for three days of punk this year. The life and world many bands sing about changing still goes on and family life calls me this year. I decide to go for something different this year. When … Continue reading Rebellion 2019 – Day 3

Rebellion 2019 – Day 2

Rebellion 2019 - Day 2 Rebellion is a mix of 7 stages with bands playing from noon right through to midnight and beyond.  It goes form the small intimate room that is the Introducing stage, for bands who haven’t played before to the 2,800 capacity Empress Ballroom. Club Casbah isn’t far behind with 2,000 capacity … Continue reading Rebellion 2019 – Day 2

Rebellion 2019 – Day 1

Rebellion 2019  - Day 1 My son volunteered in Ethiopia earlier this Summer. Him and a handful of his school mates travelled over and helped out in a school in Ambo. Three weeks after he departed he arrived back with stories of electricity rationing, broadband being cut off, real hunger, poverty and a joy in … Continue reading Rebellion 2019 – Day 1

This Weeks Gigs – May 18 – 24

A nice weekend ahead for straight forward punk rock. Angry Agenda have had to pull out of travelling but United Bottles will keep the street singalong vibe going on Saturday in the Undergorund. The Alternative Sunday Social is still flying along with Dubtones providing your Sunday afternoon tunes this week. An interesting start to the … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – May 18 – 24

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

Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018

The theme for #DFFF2018 is REFRAME/REFOCUS. Rather than foreground particular topics, our programme this year will feature films not only directed by women, but also shot by female cinematographers. In emphasising the role of the cinematographer, we aim to expand the notion of who 'makes' a film and what 'Films by Women' means, while also … Continue reading Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018

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