This weeks gigs : Nov 4 – 10

What a week it promises to be. Australian Art noise punks Tropical FuckStorm take to Whelans stage on Monday, Sheer Mag mix a 70s rock sound with a punk ethos and are in the Grand Social on Tuesday while DC post punkers Priests are in the same venue on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday Primal noise … Continue reading This weeks gigs : Nov 4 – 10

End of year gigs: Dec 18 – 31

So we've come to the end of an emotional year. For me it ends with Strummer anniversary remembrance gig on Saturday with Trouble Pilgrims, El Clash Combo and Dubtones. Clashjamwallop were down for this gig at one stage but they are unfortunately no more so El Clash Combo have stepped into the breach! El Clash … Continue reading End of year gigs: Dec 18 – 31

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

This weeks gig – August 27 – Sept 1

It's a slow week this week, must be something to do with Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally that has everyone broke. Still Saturday night is promising with Stu Daly from Chewing on Tinfoil playing and 2 former Stiff Little Fingers in the form of XsLF playing with Hooligan in Drop Dead Twice. And of course … Continue reading This weeks gig – August 27 – Sept 1

Play of the Day: Trouble Pilgrims

Play of The Day - Trouble Pilgrims I have written about Trouble Pilgrims many times on this blog here and herebut it's nice to hear this track now available on bandcamp. It's on the much applauded debut album, Dark Shadows and Rust so dip in and go further niallhope

This Weeks Gigs – May 7 -13

This Weeks Gigs - May 7 -13 Another busy week with the highlight for me being Liberty Hall on Tuesday as a group of punks old and new talk about music as a vehicle for change. We spent a fair bit of time putting this bill together,all under the we shall overcome banner in conjunction … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – May 7 -13

Play of the Day: Trouble Pilgrims – dark shadows and rust

Play of the day Trouble pilgrims Dark shadows and rust A theramin blues filled early punk explosion spitting out a view of the country that can only be seen by experienced eyes. Maybe this is the radiators third album, it is the majority of the band but they are not for turning back they are … Continue reading Play of the Day: Trouble Pilgrims – dark shadows and rust

Dublin Rock’s Gentleman Drummer: Johnny Bonnie Interview. Part 1

Now with the excellent Trouble Pilgrims, Johnny Bonnie had never played drums until he got together with Dick Purdy, Paul Woodful and what became the Skank Mooks. Since then he has drummed with over thirty Dublin bands, which surely is some kind of record. He is also one of the genuine good guys in the local scene, … Continue reading Dublin Rock’s Gentleman Drummer: Johnny Bonnie Interview. Part 1