Book of the Week: Pirates punk and politics

Pirates punks and politics FC St Pauli: falling in Love with a radical football club Nick Davidson Sb sports books This is a cross between a diary of and history lesson in FC St Pauli. A story of how Davidson travelled to Hamburg to watch a football team and became wrapped up in something so … Continue reading Book of the Week: Pirates punk and politics

This weeks gigs: Nov 26 – Dec 2

Some real punk rock beauties are on this week. There's Night of the punks with Trouble Pilgrims, Lee Harvey's and Stephens Ruin Drop Dead Twice on Friday. The following night the Restarts are in town with Dubtones and the Nilz. Also that night is AIHC festival with Disguise, Grit, Overbite, Deathgrip, Flashpoint, Belwood, Strong Boys, … Continue reading This weeks gigs: Nov 26 – Dec 2

Thursday Tunes – Redneck Manifesto

Thursday Tunes: Niall Byrne, Redneck Manifesto It is a real honour to have Niall Byrne from Redneck Manifesto choosing this weeks Thursday tunes. Born from the punk and diy scene the rednecks have carved out their own musical path in a way that they have chosen to follow and stick to. Their gigs are infrequent … Continue reading Thursday Tunes – Redneck Manifesto

Book of the Week: Crass Reflections

Crass Reflections Alastair Gordon Active Distribution Chances are if you’re reading this blog then you will appreciate Crass. Chances are if you appreciate Crass you will want to read a book that gives some mention the band, especially if it’s published by anarchist imprint Active Distribution and written by a fan. Alaistar Gordon is a … Continue reading Book of the Week: Crass Reflections

This weeks gigs – Nov 19 – 25

Another busy week in the Capital this week. If you were quick off the mark you may have already picked up a ticket for Shame and Fontaines DC but those of us slow, or not in the know will have to make do with the punk rock of Foreign Legion in the Thomas House or … Continue reading This weeks gigs – Nov 19 – 25

Thursday Tunes – Cadaver Club

BuddyFest returns for 2 days this year in Drop Dead Twice on Dec 8th & 9th with an estimated 16 bands on, covering a whole spectrum of punk, hardcore and downright strange. AS part of a series featuring bands playing the festial we have asked some to list their 5 songs. Up first are Sunday … Continue reading Thursday Tunes – Cadaver Club

Book of the Week: Last of the High Kings

Last of the high Kings Feed is MacAnna New Island Books Originally published in 1991 Ferdia MacAnnas novel is a story of an Irish family living in Howth in 1977. Punk rock, Christian brothers, an irrational distrust of Britain and local politics all get raised here. It’s a functionally disfunctional family with kids growing up. … Continue reading Book of the Week: Last of the High Kings

This Weeks gigs: Nov 12 – 18

This weeks gigs in Dublin EMANCIPATOR ENSEMBLE – Button Factory, Nov 13 Bene and Cormac – Whelan Upstairs, Nov 13 Foja – Whelans, Nov 13 Greg Fox Quadrinity, Jessica Moss – Workmans Club, Nov 13 Slaves, amyl and the sniffers, ladybird – academy, nov 13 Vinci – Whelans, Nov 14 Moscow Death Brigade, Drastics, Pozoga … Continue reading This Weeks gigs: Nov 12 – 18

Thursday tunes – Implement

Leeds hardcore rippers Implement pick this weeks Thursday tunes in advance of their gig in the Hut this Saturday with Disguise, Fiend, Flashpoint & Bloodculture Vashti Bunyan - Coldest Night of the Year John Grant - Diet Gum Tomb Mold - Abysswalker Yung Lean - Silicon Wings Sacrilege - Lifeline Implement … Continue reading Thursday tunes – Implement

Book of the Week: Hara Hotel

Hara hotel A tale of Syrian refugees in Greece Teresa thornhill Verso books In what really is a tragic indie t if how we have not come as a civilization here is another book of harrowing stories from refugee camp. Teresa thornhill was moved by pictures she saw of human suffering. Moved so much that … Continue reading Book of the Week: Hara Hotel