Book of the week – the gunk punk undergut

We never LearnThe gunk punk undergut 1988-2001Eric DavidsonBackbeat Publishing What is this punk rock monster that has evolved? So many different interpretations to a form of music and a word that was meant as a derogatory put down towards a fellow human. So many different forms and so many directions and tangents. I’m often accused … Continue reading Book of the week – the gunk punk undergut

Book of the week – the first Sunday In September

the first Sunday in September Tadhg Coakley Mercier press Sport is a leveler they say. When I was an idealistic teenager getting ready to change this world I stopped playing sport and went in protest marches. My training ground became gigs or rehearsal rooms as I planned on moving our nuclear clock away from 7 … Continue reading Book of the week – the first Sunday In September

Book of the week – A year with the Dubs

A year with the dubsDaire Whelan Gill and Macmillan I love reading history books. Of course what defines history? Yesterday? Last century? If it happened it’s history as far as I’m concerned so a book about dublin gaa in 2008 is an historical artifact. This book was written in a different era, the tiger in … Continue reading Book of the week – A year with the Dubs

Book of the Week – My name is Lucy Barton

My name is Lucy BartonElizabeth strongRandom House Publishing This is a love story, a story of a soldier whose actions in world war 2 haunted him forever. A story of his wives unconditional love and support. A story of poverty. A story of a daughter in hospital with a tortured relationship with her mother who … Continue reading Book of the Week – My name is Lucy Barton

Book Of the Week – Chronicles of our troubled times

Chronicles on our troubled timesThomas PikettyPenguin books This is a series of essays written as Europe was trying to come to terms with a financial crisis. This crisis evolved after the populace saw a 60% increase in wealth being absorbed by 1% of the people. We are still coming to terms with that crash as … Continue reading Book Of the Week – Chronicles of our troubled times

Book of the Week – Another Brooklyn

Another BrooklynJacqueline WoodsonHarper Collins This is a coming of age novel about 4 girls growing up in 1970s bushwick, Brooklyn. You can imagine the summers as they sit on the steps of houses, people playing on the streets with an innocence while the underbelly of the world is just below the surface. Kids oblivious to … Continue reading Book of the Week – Another Brooklyn

Punk Rock and Teenage kicks in troubled times

Punk Rock and Teenage kicks in troubled times In 1977 Punk Rock was shaking up the world of music while an angry & defiant youth culture was born . But while the Sex Pistols predicted "Anarchy in the U.K." they did so from the comfort of Carnaby Street in London , while for some the … Continue reading Punk Rock and Teenage kicks in troubled times

Play of the Day – IDFS

https://youtu.be/MR1EReWfw-E Play of the Day - In Dire Fuckin Straits what a better way to celebrate the reurn of fans to Bloomfield road to watch their football team than having IDFS as Play of the Day. For thos who don't follow football and for those who do but don't go outside League Of ireland or … Continue reading Play of the Day – IDFS

This Weeks Gigs – May 18 – 24

A nice weekend ahead for straight forward punk rock. Angry Agenda have had to pull out of travelling but United Bottles will keep the street singalong vibe going on Saturday in the Undergorund. The Alternative Sunday Social is still flying along with Dubtones providing your Sunday afternoon tunes this week. An interesting start to the … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – May 18 – 24