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

Dealing With Damage – Interview

The UK is full of so many good bands at the moment. Like Ireland it is an island full of so many people bringing out their own records and not worrying about signing record deals or careers in the music industry.  One such band is Dealing With Damage.  Their pedigree is enough to get you … Continue reading Dealing With Damage – Interview

Thursday tunes – power

Thursday tunes - power, politics and punk rock from a people standing up for themselves Prom nite Dancing to this beat Real rockers.bandcamp.com I recently watched repo man for the first time in nearly two decades. My memories of it hasn’t faded that much and it’s soundtrack is as I remembered. Prom nite could have … Continue reading Thursday tunes – power

Halloween Songs from Dark Thoughts

When I wrote about the Dark thoughts gig in the Cowley club earlier this year it was my introduction to their lo-fi tuneful ramones sound at breakneck speed. I picked up their self titled lp and it has been a regular feature since. With vocals hiding at the back of their sound it seems like … Continue reading Halloween Songs from Dark Thoughts

The Winter Passing – interview

I've been listening to The Winter Passing for a couple of years now, ever since they played We Shall Overcome night in 2015. Their hardcore pop tunes have hooks, tunes and resilience. Imagine if your friends were in a band and when you went to see them it was a gathering of your tribe. That's … Continue reading The Winter Passing – interview

Spoilers – interview

I saw spoilers play a couple of years ago and their punk pop blast caught my attention straight away.  Their stay afloat album is a gem, capturing that punk rock community feel down to a tee.  Their singer Dan keeps looking to try and get the band over to Dublin to play a gig and … Continue reading Spoilers – interview