This weeks gigs : Nov 4 – 10

What a week it promises to be. Australian Art noise punks Tropical FuckStorm take to Whelans stage on Monday, Sheer Mag mix a 70s rock sound with a punk ethos and are in the Grand Social on Tuesday while DC post punkers Priests are in the same venue on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday Primal noise … Continue reading This weeks gigs : Nov 4 – 10

Play of the day – Daughters

Play of the day - daughters A Dark harrowing 58 minute journey. Long intros that get inside your head with a spit of disdain. The rhythms are slightly jarring which only helps add to the unease when listening. You won’t be bopping nicely around the kitchen whilst listening to this record but if you turn … Continue reading Play of the day – Daughters

Book of the week – Europe’s Fault Lines

Europe’s Fault LinesRacism and the rise of the rightLiz feketeVerso Books One thing we all know is that we live in dangerous times. Are these times more dangerous than previously deemed ones? It’s hard to tell but those generations didn’t have social media or the exposure that we now have. Feteke tries to remind us … Continue reading Book of the week – Europe’s Fault Lines

Play of the day : A Lazarus soul

Play of the day A lazarus soul The d they put between the r and l Bohemia records As a lazarus soul prepare to play their sold out gig in Whelan’s this week I lament the fact that I can’t get there. If you have been lucky to get a ticket you have a treat … Continue reading Play of the day : A Lazarus soul

Play of the day – Bridge and Tunnel

Play of the day - bridge and tunnel  East / West No idea record I have been accused many times in the past of starting many reviews with recollections of the past. For those accusers here’s proof that you are correct.  I loved Latterman, saw them play in dublin. It was an amazing gig and … Continue reading Play of the day – Bridge and Tunnel

Play of the day – Recutting the crap

Play of the day - Various artists  Recutting the crap volume II The future was unwritten  Crooked beat records The first iteration of this record completely passed me by. Crooked beat records have decided to show some love for a much loved band but have picked their least popular era. That in itself is a … Continue reading Play of the day – Recutting the crap

Play of the day – Self Defense Family

Play of the day Self defense family  Have you considered punk music Run for cover records Since pretty much all of the music I listen to can be considered punk music I couldn’t turn down the opportunity of buying this record.  I knew nothing of this band and their previous 30 releases, including 5 full … Continue reading Play of the day – Self Defense Family

Play of the day – Misfortune Cookie

Play of the day - Misfortune cookie Danger from heavy seas Everything Sucks Music My listening pile is not quite as large as my to read collection. It is close and I try not to let bands skip the queue.  This was impossible with misfortune cookie. I was so excited when I heard of this … Continue reading Play of the day – Misfortune Cookie

Book of the week – Ragged Trousered Philathropist

Ragged trousered philanthropist Robert tressellWordsworth classic Amazing how in a century of development and technology and in a world that was unimaginable over 100 years ago a book came out telling a tale of people who “lived in the verge of want; and that a smaller but still very large number lived lives of semi … Continue reading Book of the week – Ragged Trousered Philathropist