This Weeks Gigs – May 7 -13

This Weeks Gigs - May 7 -13 Another busy week with the highlight for me being Liberty Hall on Tuesday as a group of punks old and new talk about music as a vehicle for change. We spent a fair bit of time putting this bill together,all under the we shall overcome banner in conjunction … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – May 7 -13

Mayfest 2018

Mayfest - Liberty Hall How long does it take before something becomes a regular feature on a calendar?  Whilst this is only the second annual MayFest event it is hoped that it will be a reoccuring feature on the Irish culture calendar over the years.  Set up to celebrate workers culture and to show that … Continue reading Mayfest 2018

Book of the week – Penguins Stopped Play

Penguins stopped play Eleven village cricketers take on the world Harry Thompson John Murray publications. I know what it’s like to start your own sports team. My brothers did it in the 80s. While i was involved in putting on gigs of bands I wanted to see they were getting together to play football with … Continue reading Book of the week – Penguins Stopped Play

Jeffrey Lewis Irish tour

Jeffrey Lewis Irish tour on the way Acclaimed indie-rock songwriter Jeffrey Lewis began recording homemade cassettes at home in New York City in 1998, before coming to the attention of Rough Trade Records (label of the Smiths, the Strokes, Belle & Sebastian, etc) and releasing his first album on Rough Trade in 2001. Now with … Continue reading Jeffrey Lewis Irish tour

Book of the week – The new poverty

The new poverty Stephen armstrong Verso books Being verso this isn’t really a story but a statement of facts. Some up facts which are just a magnified version of our own inequality. In 2015 1 and a 1/4 million people were facing destitution. This mean that over 300,000 people faved two or more the following … Continue reading Book of the week – The new poverty

Book of the week – A Ton Of Malice

A Ton of Malice The half life of an Irish punk in London Barry McKinley Old street publishing. Any book that mentions the radiators from space in its opening score of pages is bound to draw me in. I got drawn even further as songs get a mention. They were cursory mentions however as it … Continue reading Book of the week – A Ton Of Malice

Book of the week – Punk Rock Entrepreneur

Punk rock entrepreneur Running a business without losing your values Caroline Moore Microcosm Business and punk rock are strange bedfellows. They are not and really can’t be anathema to each other but the do it yourself philosophy of punk rock and the will of so many of its participants to break down a capitalist system … Continue reading Book of the week – Punk Rock Entrepreneur

We Shall Overcome 2018 teams up with Mayfest

******STOP PRESS****** Dunstan Bruce has cancelled but all systems go for this night.  Joe Solo, Cassandra Fox, Sarah from Pillow Queens, Leigh from Sissy, Bitzy from Lee Harveys/Stougers, Filmmaker Chiera Vialle, Actor Cilléin McEvoy all lined up Update - May 8 Line Up is as follows 7.30-8.15. Kitty Kav From the Boy Scouts and Berniie … Continue reading We Shall Overcome 2018 teams up with Mayfest

Cheap Whine anyone?

Cheap whine Cheap whine Drunken sailor 74 The mid to late 70s must have been such an exciting time for people growing up with an interest in music. Suddenly they could play in a band, all they needed was access to an instrument or a microphone if they felt brash enough. Cheap whine could have … Continue reading Cheap Whine anyone?

Thursday Tunes – Wonk Unit

Punk never wants to know that punk could be redefined and still stay punk, the genre has held its own from its origin and anything that's not punk, well it just isnt punk, until now... Enter Wonk Unit, a 21st Century punk band that brings the present into the stone set genre we all know … Continue reading Thursday Tunes – Wonk Unit