This Weeks Gigs Dec 11 – 17

What a week for gigs in Dublin #SuplaeosPunksdeBoutique #KNEECAP #YeVagabonds #GreatLakeSwimmers #SodaBlonde #TheAlteredHours #PeerPleasure #EasyCompany #DeadbeatsMO #VonLoop #LlamandoAJulia #FoggyNotions #Buddycore #SingularArtists #AikenPromotions #DamienDempsey #Frank&Walters #TheBlades #WupChow

Play of the day tries to bring us some culture

Long Beach, CA hardcore outfit '92 have released their debut single "Culture" on Rude Records. It sees the 5-piece blazing a hardcore storm bringing us to that hardcore era of three decades ago.

This Weeks gigs Nov 27 – Dec 3

It's all about xSLF and Hooligan this week as Dublin street punk band Hooligan launch their record in the Thomas House on Saturday. Dutch indie popsters Personal traininer are playing Whelans with BC Camplight on Wednesday - a lovely way to spend a cheerful evening, we need some cheering up after what's been going on in Dublin's streets and Personal trainer have the ability to put that smile back on your face.

Play of the day is a live Vision

While the record doesn't quite convey the anarchic mess that sometimes their gigs can be and it doesn't capture Deko at its rawest spitting venom at the audience and throwing caustic remarks at professions and politicians. It does capture the melody in many of their songs and has Aoife and Deko's voice at a level that isn't competing with the instruments.

This Weeks Gigs: Nov 20 – 26

Friday for me will be Tom Holliston + Simon Wells in Anseo. Excitement is building up in Hope Towers for this. Simon was in Snuff and Tom was in Nomeansno- what an incredible pedigree. Close your eyes and it might be 1990 all over again. Umack have really pulled a special one for this.