Label Of the week – Alternative Tentacles

One could easily be forgive for forgetting about a record label that has been releasing classic albums for nearly 40 years. it's a sign of todays mobile world. We no longer need to rely on a labels good name for records to listen to. Alternative Tentacles started in 1979 and since then it's roster has … Continue reading Label Of the week – Alternative Tentacles

Jello Biafra and John Lydon…the punk jesters.

The punk jesters Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine came to Dublin this week and they entertained a large and receptive crowd in the Button Factory. When I say 'they came to Dublin' I actually mean that some promoter brought them over and make it happen....in this case, as Jello acknowledged from the … Continue reading Jello Biafra and John Lydon…the punk jesters.

Hope Show 102 – the lowdown

This weeks show The Dead Kennedys have been such a huge part of my life. Like so many other bands that fit into my invisible memoirs Jello's troubadors have always been close to my heart. I remember my brothers buying Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, the vinyl kept getting played. We dissected the songs and … Continue reading Hope Show 102 – the lowdown

This Weeks news – September 7

This weeks news September 7 The Winter Passing release their debut album, A different Space of Mind on September 18 on 6131 records The launch gig for their pop punk emo mix in Ireland is in Grand Social on the 26th, the band will then cross the Irish Sea for a UK tour in October … Continue reading This Weeks news – September 7

This weeks News – August 24

Round Up August 24 Paranoid Visions have just released their new record. Cryptic Cross Words is the 5th album the band have released since their 2006 reboot. Add to this the multitude of singles and a myriad of historical re-releases and compilations and it becomes clear that Paranoid Visions are a band who are not … Continue reading This weeks News – August 24

Rebellion 2014 – Day 3

Rebellion 2014 day 3 There's just so much to get through at this festival even as I arrive today For instance Hannah rickard and the relatives playing their doo wop rockabilly or Louise Distras discussing here career to date The literary stage had a great lineup his afternoon. The clashes first drummer Tory crimes (better … Continue reading Rebellion 2014 – Day 3

Rebellion 2013 – day 4

Rebellion 2013 day 4 The problems with doing stuff on your phone means you can lose hours of material. Don't know how but my early descriptions of the day have vanished. I had written about pros and cons of this festival!! All gone now, must be my pocket demon deleting the punk word. I had … Continue reading Rebellion 2013 – day 4