This weeks gigs – March 12 – 19

As we are all preparing for St Patricks Day and hoping to void too much sham-rock I'm looking forward to Karl Blau in the Workmans Club. There is a clash on Paddy's night with a DSC Repeal Fundraiserin Bello Bar which has a great mix and the punk rock sounds of Hooligan, immaculate deception, turfboy, … Continue reading This weeks gigs – March 12 – 19

This Weeks Gigs – Jan 29 – Feb 4

This weeks gigs - Jan 29 We are getting busy again. 2 weeks in a row of good weekend gigs. Last Saturdays decision of Frank Carter or Control seems like easy pickings when thinking about your options this week. Regardless of anything if you haven't seen Wonk Unit yet and are aroud Dublin next Saturday … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – Jan 29 – Feb 4

This Weeks gigs Jan 1 – Jan 7

Where did those weeks go? And so it begins again, a new year with new plans. If you're planning on catching more live music then here's a list of where to start. The pre-christmas benefits continuing with Bad Soup, this Friday on the Grand Social. Some of Dublins more interesting indie band are on offer. … Continue reading This Weeks gigs Jan 1 – Jan 7

Rats on Rafts + M(h)aol – Whelans Review

Rats on Rafts + M(h)aol Whelans September 28 It's kind of strange living a private life publicly at times. I was never one for putting my picture on things and always refer to things I'm involved in as a collective we even if that numbers just me. It's also kind of strange that after gong … Continue reading Rats on Rafts + M(h)aol – Whelans Review

Nessun Dorma, Zygote, SMH Dublin 1992

March 8 1992 Nessun Dorma, Zygote, SMH The Grattan (moved from The Attic) The Nessun Dorma gig the following month had just as poor a turnout. Both bands had travelled over in a bus, not the fancy tour bus kind that many bands travel in but a bit like a school bus (they're the journeys … Continue reading Nessun Dorma, Zygote, SMH Dublin 1992

Membranes, Paranoid Visions, Kill Devil Hill – Dublin 1986

April 7 1986 Membranes, Paranoid Visions, Kill Devil Hill Belvedere Hotel Hugo asked me to join a band with him, Kill Devil Hill. He also did a fanzine. While putting it together, Hugo came across John Robb, editor of another 'zine called "The Rox". John was also lead singer in The Membranes. Hugo asked John … Continue reading Membranes, Paranoid Visions, Kill Devil Hill – Dublin 1986

This Weeks News Jan 15

In what seems like his annual trip to this country but in reality it has been 4, Henry Rollins is returning to vicar street this week. Rollins has forged his own distinct career path, with the intensity of his punk rock roots with Black Flag and Rollins Band matched by the uncompromising attitude that has … Continue reading This Weeks News Jan 15

This weeks News – August 31

This weeks news August 31 Instigators were a UK hardcore band who played Ireland in 1988. I remember being blown away by their onstage antics as singer Andy Turner used the wooden stage as a springboard. he moved trampoline like from amp to amp, corner to corner. Their first album was re-issued on Skuld last … Continue reading This weeks News – August 31