This weeks gigs: Dec 10 – 16

It's a bit quieter this week but there's a few crackers in store. Murder Capital are in the Workmans on Friday.  Murder Capital, along with Fontaines DC are receiving a lot of press these days proclaiming them as saviours of Irish Punk.  They didn't ask for the label but as any reader of this blog knows … Continue reading This weeks gigs: Dec 10 – 16

Thursday tunes – Dick Lucas

This weeks Thursday tunes come from Subhumans singer Dick Lucas. They are returning to Dublin to play in the Voodoo Lounge this weekend. It is 34 years since their first visit to Dublin when they played what was called the Youth Expression centre over 4 nights with a cast of thousands. The energy and excitment … Continue reading Thursday tunes – Dick Lucas

This weeks Gigs – Oct 15 – 21

Another cracking week in store. You could spend most of the week in Whelans and get a great feel for music in ireland this week. Monday sees many in Irelands music community wearing their political heart on their sleeve as a night for Michael D takes place in the venue. Tuesday sees a night for … Continue reading This weeks Gigs – Oct 15 – 21

Rebellion 2018 – Day 2

Rebellion 2018 - day 2 After losing the battle against the seagulls during the night (do seagulls never sleep??) and an incident in the room next door to me involving a lot of screaming I still was ready to tackle this second day refreshed. Excited to see some bands that still bring back happy memories … Continue reading Rebellion 2018 – Day 2

This weeks gigs – March 19 – 25

Punks going acoustic is all the rage these days for those of us with grey hair and a penchant to sit at a gig every now and then. Aoife Destruction is a singer from Paranoid Visions and is doing a stripped back set on Thursday. 2 nights later United Bottles will have us up dancing … Continue reading This weeks gigs – March 19 – 25

Thanks from We Shall Overcome 2017

We had a good turnout at our PUNK!DIY!40 event last night and managed to raise €300 for Aoibhneas Womens Refuge There is a fine line in any of these events between trying to tell a story and being self indulgent.  Hopefully we struck a balance with it last night Have a listen yourselves We started … Continue reading Thanks from We Shall Overcome 2017

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

Thursday Tunes

Thursday tunes This week we have mostly been listening to Paranoid visions - Rebellion Prolific Irish punks have another record out in tribute to the great punk festival that is rebellion. Of course the songs aren't about the festival, instead they are songs of rage Get the new record here Bear Trade Bleedin' Heart Trouble … Continue reading Thursday Tunes

Paranoid Visions talk about Rebellion festival

One of the most-talked about events at the Rebellion festival this year was the collaboration between Steve Ignorant from Crass and Dublin’s punk stalwarts, Paranoid Visions. They took to the stage in front of one of the biggest crowds of the festival. For anyone who has been following Paranoid Visions since their early days this … Continue reading Paranoid Visions talk about Rebellion festival

Rebellion 2017 – Day 3

Rebellion 2017 Day 3 My introduction to los Fastidios came a few years ago. They had just finished an Irish tour that I missed out on. Their background is in oi music. They proudly proclaim football as an interest but also are anti fascist and animal rights exponents. Sure what's not to like. Sing along … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 – Day 3