Friday Favourites – Wolves In The Throne Room

Friday Favourites - Aaron Weaver This weeks tunes come courtesy of Aaron Weaver, drummer in Portland Black metal band, Wolves In The Throne Room.  The band are playing in Dublin on Monday night.  Theirs is the sound of paradox, ambiguity and confusion, Catharsis is the objective, not a lilly-white and guilt free existence. Death and … Continue reading Friday Favourites – Wolves In The Throne Room

Thursday Tunes. Guest DJ: Paddy McPoland

Thursday’s Tunes Guest DJ: Paddy McPoland You want some folk with your punk, punk? When Paddy McPoland was asked to list his five favourite Irish singles, naturally he delivered a list of 15! We like rulebreakers here at the Hope fanzine, so here is Paddy’s list in full. What is interesting is how it spans … Continue reading Thursday Tunes. Guest DJ: Paddy McPoland

This Weeks Gigs – November 20 – 26

This weeks Gigs Nov 20  - 26 I remember the Redskins "You've never had it so good. The favourite phrase of those who've always had it better". That lyric has stuck with me so I will just say it's a great time to be living in Dublin and interested in punk or alternative music. There's … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – November 20 – 26

Thursday tunes – Goodstock comes to dublin

In what must be one of the most positive moves from the Dublin alternatvie girlfriend the band have put together a great line up for Goodstock on Thursday. This was initially set as an antidote to the "Brand New" gig that has since been cancelled but was scheduled for the olympia on the same night. … Continue reading Thursday tunes – Goodstock comes to dublin

Angelic Upstarts – Bullingdon Bastards

Angelic upstarts Bullingdon bastards Boss Tuneage Like any angelic upstarts record this is not just music. It’s a reflection of society and a request for those not happy to do something about it. Musically it’s sing along mid tempo punk rock but the upstarts are still trying to smash the system. Or, failing that, those … Continue reading Angelic Upstarts – Bullingdon Bastards

This Weeks Gigs – November 13-19

Demented Promotions put on a lot of good stuff around Dublin, teetering on the edges of punk and hardcore. Every Time I Die are from Buffalo in new York, they are on the rockier side of hardcore and they released their eight album, Low Teens, on Epitaph last year. They are playing in Whelans on … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – November 13-19

Dublin feminist Film Festival – interview

Now in its fourth year, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival has established firm roots on Dublin’s cultural calendar, shining a spotlight on women in film. The DFFF promotes and celebrates female filmmakers, hoping to inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking. This involves considering women on-screen, but also behind the camera, through the … Continue reading Dublin feminist Film Festival – interview

This weeks Gigs – November 6 -12

This Weeks gigs in Dublin Rise Against, from California, are paying a nice Monday night visit to our shores on Monday evening. In June of this year they released their 6th melodic hardcore record continuing in the lyrical vein promoting animal rights and positivity. On the same night the very interesting Eugene Chadbourne is in … Continue reading This weeks Gigs – November 6 -12

Feminist Film Festival Fundraiser

There's an eclectic mix of people and music appearing in Jigsaw on Saturday (November 4)  in a two pronged fundraiser - Firstly for the upcoming Dublin Feminist Film Festival which is happening between November 16 - 18 in Dublin's New Theatre.  Cabaret Feminista will launch the 4th Annual Dublin Feminist Film Festival and will feature - poetry, … Continue reading Feminist Film Festival Fundraiser

Thursday tunes – Ed Wenn

As part of our interview with Dealing With Damage during the week I asked Ed for his dream line up for a festival.  His answers made me search through my collection for these bands   The Slits Typical Girls A band that was so influential but yet still a bit undervalued, or are they.  Can't wait to … Continue reading Thursday tunes – Ed Wenn