Book Of the Week – Revolutionary Threads

Revolutionary ThreadsRastafarian, Social Justice, And Cooperative economicsBobby SullivanAkashi Press “The question really is How can we work effectively together when we have so much pulling us apart” Sullivan is working for a world “that must not continue to systematically demean, exploit and subjugate its people and their natural resources.” He has been working for this … Continue reading Book Of the Week – Revolutionary Threads

This Weeks Gigs – Nov 12 – 18

It's a week for those interested in the more metal sound of punk / hardcore, with Agnostic Front bringing their street core sing along noise to the Voodoo. They are proud New Yorkers with a strong history including one of violence during a time when violence at gigs was par for the course. For those … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – Nov 12 – 18

Play of the day – Glimmerman

https://youtu.be/5rqkbqcXs34 Dublin scenesters Glimmerman are launching their new album, Here I Stand with 2 gigs this week Bello Bar tonight with their friends, the Middle Ages and panik attak also playing and Tower records on Saturday at 1 which means it’s an all ages event The record is out on Greyslate Records which many will … Continue reading Play of the day – Glimmerman

Book Of The Week – View from the flyover country

the view from flyover countryDispatches from the forgotten AmericaSarah KendziorFlatiron Books This is a collection of essays written by Sarah Kendzior. It was never intended to be published in book format but the conditions for these essays, written over a 5 year period,” systematic corruption, the breakdown of institutions and a post employment economy where … Continue reading Book Of The Week – View from the flyover country

Play of the day – imperial wax

Playing dublin this week are uk post punk band Imperial Wax. My interest in the band is two fold. Featuring three former members of the fall and this new single out on Louder than war records there is a pedigree there before I even hear a note. Their album Gastwerk Saboteurs was release earlier this … Continue reading Play of the day – imperial wax

Play of the Day – Sheer Mag

Play of the day - sheer mag A distant call Wilsuns recording company In anticipation of their rocking gig in the Grand Social on November 5 I’ve been listening to this album for a while. It’s a rocky journey with riffs and some screaming vocals. It’s part 70s rock but a punk attitude hangs in … Continue reading Play of the Day – Sheer Mag

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

Play of the day – Daughters

Play of the day - daughters A Dark harrowing 58 minute journey. Long intros that get inside your head with a spit of disdain. The rhythms are slightly jarring which only helps add to the unease when listening. You won’t be bopping nicely around the kitchen whilst listening to this record but if you turn … Continue reading Play of the day – Daughters

Book of the week – Europe’s Fault Lines

Europe’s Fault LinesRacism and the rise of the rightLiz feketeVerso Books One thing we all know is that we live in dangerous times. Are these times more dangerous than previously deemed ones? It’s hard to tell but those generations didn’t have social media or the exposure that we now have. Feteke tries to remind us … Continue reading Book of the week – Europe’s Fault Lines

Play of the day : A Lazarus soul

Play of the day A lazarus soul The d they put between the r and l Bohemia records As a lazarus soul prepare to play their sold out gig in Whelan’s this week I lament the fact that I can’t get there. If you have been lucky to get a ticket you have a treat … Continue reading Play of the day : A Lazarus soul