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

This Weeks Gigs: April 23 – 29

This weeks gigs April 23 - 29 Not a week goes by without something interesting being on the horizon for gigs in Dublin and this week is no exception. For those interested in something different try out Xeno and Oakloander on Friday. If punk rock is your thing then Aoife from paranoid Visions is bringing … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs: April 23 – 29

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

Play of the Day: Trouble Pilgrims – dark shadows and rust

Play of the day Trouble pilgrims Dark shadows and rust A theramin blues filled early punk explosion spitting out a view of the country that can only be seen by experienced eyes. Maybe this is the radiators third album, it is the majority of the band but they are not for turning back they are … Continue reading Play of the Day: Trouble Pilgrims – dark shadows and rust

Play of the day: Girl Rey – Earl Grey

Girl Ray earl Grey Moshi moshi records I’m partial to a pop tune. Pop in the terms of Sarah records and belle and sebastien. Girl ray is a band not too distant from that ilk. Some pj Harvey thrown in. Lovely vocals, haunting and melancholic at times but in a word. Beautiful, if a bit … Continue reading Play of the day: Girl Rey – Earl Grey

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

Play of the day: Booji Boys

Booji boys Booji boys Drunken sailor A second album has been released since this debut hit the shelves (or envelopes) 12 months ago. It’s a lofi speeded up ball of energy. Full of excitement and movement. It’s took me a year to buy it but certainly won’t be that long for me to get my … Continue reading Play of the day: Booji Boys

This Weeks Gigs April 2 – 8

After the excitment of punk festivals and bars being open for business on Good Friday we are back to a normal week of gigs in Dublin. An interesting affair is the night of promised hypnotic noiserock and zeitgeisty punkrock taking place in Dropdead twice on Tuesday Both bands are on the Norwegian undergroundlabel Tonehjulet Kraftpest. … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs April 2 – 8