We Shall Overcome Dublin 2017

PUNK D.I.Y 40   40 Years of Punk and D.I.Y. in Ireland.   The Hope Collective proudly presents a series of chats to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the pivotal TV Tube Heart from the Radiators From Space.   Grand Social, Dublin Sunday 1st October 2017 5 pm to 9 pm   Followed by a … Continue reading We Shall Overcome Dublin 2017

GRIT interview

Dublin Oi Punk DIY band Grit have been doing the rounds for over a year now.  Their fast snappy tunes almost coming across like an Oi X Ray Spex at times have seen the light of day on vinyl a couple of times on Distro-y-records.  They are a feature of the DIY scene throughout Ireland … Continue reading GRIT interview

May fest 2017

Hope Collective are delighted to be involved with Mayfest 2017. Mayfest is a celebration of Workers Clulture and is running nightly in Liberty Hall from May 1 to May 12. Our event is on Tuesday May 2 with an event compered by Actor Bryan Murray. Joining Bryan will be Fran QUigle (booker of McGonagles in … Continue reading May fest 2017

Not Our World, Keltic Konviction, Malicious Damage, Lawnmowers Dublin 1989

Feb 24 1989 Not Our World, Keltic Konviction,  Lawnmowers, (Malicious Damage added on the night) Grattan The two Not Our World gigs in the Grattan were full of incident. During the first one there was crowd trouble in the venue but, more worryingly, there was trouble   outside the second week. Timo played bass in Keltic … Continue reading Not Our World, Keltic Konviction, Malicious Damage, Lawnmowers Dublin 1989

We Shall Overcome benefit Paranoid Visions, I AM A Carcrash. Checkpoint, The Black Pitts, Kiss My Acid, Cross Guns

October 2 2015 We Shall Overcome benefit Paranoid Visions, I AM A Carcrash. Checkpoint, The Black Pitts, Kiss My Acid, Cross Guns Fibber Magees

Green Day, Dog Day – Dublin 1991

December 15 1991 Green Day, Dog Day The Attic Yeah, yeah, it's all true. Green Day played in the Attic. It was a wintry Sunday afternoon. They used my bass, They covered up my Sink stickers. They took off their trousers and 40 people saw it all. Retrospectively when people talk to me about ‘hope’ … Continue reading Green Day, Dog Day – Dublin 1991

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

Bands That Changed a life – The Pleasure Cell

Bands that saved a life The Pleasure Cell Picture the scene. A boy with an attitude. Wanting to change a world be believes is coming to get him. Him and his punk mates. Only. Everyone over 21 is out to get him. Noone understands. Only when his music is playing is he happy. It's 1985 … Continue reading Bands That Changed a life – The Pleasure Cell