Thursday Tunes: Control

First punk rock gig of the year is on Saturday in the Thomas House where Control play with Hooligan. This gig is rescheduled from December 1 - Johnny Cash - Hurt https://youtu.be/vt1Pwfnh5pc 2 - The Clash - Complete Control https://youtu.be/JeTw_p_WglY 3 - Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullaby https://youtu.be/89NjEeHku8o 4 - Dead Kennedys - California Uber … Continue reading Thursday Tunes: Control

Play of the Day Medictation

So the new year reminds us of people past and present. One musical genius I often think about is Dickie Hammond, known for so many musical endeavours. The last songs he recorded were as part of Medictation. Gushing guitars and gruff vocals. Perfect for such a melancholic time. It came out in July 2016 but … Continue reading Play of the Day Medictation

Book of the Week – Extreme Cities

Extreme cities Ashley Dawson Verso books 50% of the worlds population lives 25 miles or less from sea water. That is expected to increase to 75% in a small number of years. I’m telling you we’re doomed. Well Dawson isn’t quite saying that but you know. Climate change? Devastation. Maybe if you start running now?? … Continue reading Book of the Week – Extreme Cities

2018 A year of books

Books 2018 Wow, I can't believe I've done it. I set myself a challenge a couple of years ago of trying to get through 1 book a week and after passing the 1 dozen mark the first year I was beginning to think it was all a bit too much of an ask. Life is … Continue reading 2018 A year of books

Play of the Day – Vatican II

Todays play of the day is Dublin experimental post rock noise niks Vatican II. They make some noise for a three piece but have pedigree in former bands such as Hands Up Who Wants to Die, Shifting, Molossus and Crowhammer They are playing Whelans tonight if you want to blow some of that Christmas excess … Continue reading Play of the Day – Vatican II

Play of the day: The Murderburgers

Play of the Day - The Murderburgers These are only problems Asian Man Records While we wait for the new album which is on the horizon for 2019 this record will have to do. Pop punk rock'n'roll for you to dance the last few days of 2018 to. Kind of like NOFX without the snotty … Continue reading Play of the day: The Murderburgers

play of the day – Cyanide Pills

A refreshing post Christmas listen. ou may have eaten too much and not slept enough but Cyanide Pills will get your feet moving in that Dead boys, snotty pop punk way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJVuQ8SU1hA#action=share

Book of the Week: The Boy on the shed

The Boy On The Shed Paul Ferris Hidden and stoughton What a fascinating journey life takes many of us on. We all have the story, we all have interesting tales along the way. We all have a book in us. Ferris’s remarkable journey is told by him in this book. A mam who survived a … Continue reading Book of the Week: The Boy on the shed

End of year gigs: Dec 18 – 31

So we've come to the end of an emotional year. For me it ends with Strummer anniversary remembrance gig on Saturday with Trouble Pilgrims, El Clash Combo and Dubtones. Clashjamwallop were down for this gig at one stage but they are unfortunately no more so El Clash Combo have stepped into the breach! El Clash … Continue reading End of year gigs: Dec 18 – 31

Book of the Week; She moves through the boom

She moves through the boom Anne Marie hourihane Sitric books (Lilliput Press) Set in an era that doesn’t seem possible, a time that the ramones has sung about such a short period before. It’s the end the end of the century and dublin, along with most of ireland is awakening from a greatness that has … Continue reading Book of the Week; She moves through the boom