It’s Christmas so we are all in benevolent mood and a hugely important event is on this friday which means a lot to anyone around the edge of the Dublin punk scene. Run On’s, objectorz and stoat are playing in drop Dead Twice Tap Room in a very personal benefit for oureoin. Here’s a message from his parents

“Eoin was diagnosed with MLD (Metachromatic Leukodystrophy) in October 2016. Prior to this Eoin was a very active little boy who loved running, climbing and playing. Following this devastating diagnosis Eoin’s condition has deteriorated rapidly and Eoin relies on a wheelchair and requires full assistance for all his needs. This life limiting condition unfortunately is incurable and Eoin will need us more and more as time passes.

It has been the hardest and most soul destroying news for all of us and we know that as MLD progresses it will rob our son of his speech, sight and hearing. Please help us by raising funds to help us ensure that Eoin can have his care needs met and allow us to have time with him to enjoy each precious moment

Thank you,
Avril & Gary (Eoin’s Mum and Dad)


Eoin’s dad Gary has been involved in the Irish underground music scene north and south of the border for a long time, playing in a comprehensive list of bands along the way – including the objectorZ, who you can see at this very gig.

The Run Ons
Formed as a tribute to record collections (remember them? like a Spotify playlist but harder to carry) stocked with Big Star, Dinosaur Jr, Pavement too many Matador and Sub Pop albums to list and anything recorded by Mitch Easter. The Run On’s passionately believe that big chords through big muff’s into big amps make things better. Makes sense, right?

“I was in 3rd year in school, playing bass in a band that I wanted to play guitar in. Someone told me that a guy called Cormac in 2nd year played bass. First time I met him, he had glorious black eye from a schoolyard fight. Turned out he played orchestral double bass – not exactly what I was looking for, but he was enthusiastic so he was in. That was 1986. We’ve been playing music together ever since. It would be around twelve years before we met Stephen, our drummer, who joined the band I think in 1998 direction. So the three of us have been doing the rounds now for the bones of twenty years.”

the objectorZ
“Cheap Trick or AC/DC crossed with Pegboy/Naked Raygun? Somewhere between hard rock (& roll) stuff and punk rock flittering around the heavier end of power pop .Some twin guitar action occasionally (you know they like a bit of Status Quo and Thin Lizzy) but staying under the 3 minute punk mark.” Thanks for the description from Spoonful of Tar. This is as accurate description as you could want.”

If you can’t make it along on the night but would still like to contribute, head over to

December Solidarity Dinner with RAMSI and MASI
With the weather getting cold the Solidarity Dinners are the perfect place to be – full of lovely people, warming food and a cosy atmosphere of welcome and solidarity. You’re all invited to the next dinner on the 16th December ❤

Do you like to eat lovely food? Laugh? Sing? Dance? Cook? Listen? Chat? Be a friendly face? Then join RAMSI + MASI for this month’s Solidarity Dinner!

A wonderful opportunity to eat good food, meet new people and raise much needed funds for those seeking refuge and migrating in Ireland and abroad. Families and children are welcome.

*Suggested donation is €5 per plate (if you have less that’s fine, if you can give more – great!)*

*Wanna show off your cooking skills? We’d also be grateful it if some people brought along a VEGETARIAN/VEGAN dish to share, please let us know so we can coordinate 🙂 As the dinners grow we need more and more food – Send us a message!

Let’s come together to share a meal, have a chat and get to know each other – let’s challenge the separation and isolation the system of Direct Provision creates by coming together as people going through DP, people who’ve migrated to Ireland and been on the move and local people in a spirit of friendship, fun and solidarity. There’ll be speakers, musicians, face-painting, yummy food and new friends to be made ♥
Money raised at the dinner will go towards supporting the work of MASI – the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, and towards funding transport for people coming to the dinners from direct provision centres outside of Dublin.

MASI – is an independent platform for asylum seekers to join together in unity and purpose. The collective seeks justice, freedom and dignity for all asylum seekers. They campain and struggle for the end of the system of direct provision, the right to work and education, and oppose deportations.
More info at

Speakers from MASI will update us on their work and actions, and about whats been going on with the struggle to End Direct Provision.

Upcoming gigs – December 11 – 17

The Amity affliction, boston manor, vukovl, casey – Academy, December 11
Moulettes – Whelans, December 12
King Krule – Academy, December 13
Joe Chester – Grand Social, December 13
Gaelynn Lea – Workmans Club, December 13
Sikth, 7.5 Tonnes Of Beard, Dead Label – The Bowery, December 14
THE CRAYON SET, ROB BOCHNIK – Whelans, December 14
The Blades – Academy, December 14
Othekin – Button Factory, December 15 Christmas Party 2017, in aid of the Our Eoin Fund with The Run Ons, Stoat, the objectorZ – Drop Dead Twice – The Taproom, December 15
Sister Cookie – Thomas House, December 15
Bleeding Heart Pigeons – Whelans, December 15
King Kong Company – Academy, December 16
Ganxsta Zolee és a Kartel – Fibbers, December 16
December Solidarity Dinner with RAMSI and MASI – Seomra Spraoi/Jigsaw, December 16
The Eskie – Button Factory, December 16
Adrian Crowley – Grand Social, December 16
Spellbound “New Blood” Album Launch + The Slick Hicks – Drop Dead twice room, December 16
The Grunts, Fresco Future – Fibbers, December 17
Lerosa, Sunken Foal, Mantle (LIVE Ambient A/V Sets) – Unitarian Church, December 17
I Draw Slow – Grand Social, December 17

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