Thursday tunes – Dick Lucas

This weeks Thursday tunes come from Subhumans singer Dick Lucas. They are returning to Dublin to play in the Voodoo Lounge this weekend. It is 34 years since their first visit to Dublin when they played what was called the Youth Expression centre over 4 nights with a cast of thousands. The energy and excitment … Continue reading Thursday tunes – Dick Lucas

Book of the Week: The Monk who sold his ferrari

The monk who sold his Ferrari Robin shame Harper Collins Publishing A self help book told as a story. Not trying to tell you what you can do to transform your life butnthenstory of Julian and John. Julian has taken a step from his life away from the humdrum of daily living. He explains to … Continue reading Book of the Week: The Monk who sold his ferrari

This weeks Gigs – Oct 15 – 21

Another cracking week in store. You could spend most of the week in Whelans and get a great feel for music in ireland this week. Monday sees many in Irelands music community wearing their political heart on their sleeve as a night for Michael D takes place in the venue. Tuesday sees a night for … Continue reading This weeks Gigs – Oct 15 – 21

Play of the Day – PLANET B

Planet B are the duo of punk provocateur Justin Pearson and hip-hop producer Luke Henshaw. They have a new single out in advance of the lp coming next month It's a horror Beastie Boys no sleep til brooklyn trip with authentic hip hop (renegade it says here) artist Kool Keith guesting in. Angry and tuneful … Continue reading Play of the Day – PLANET B

Thursday Tunes – Happy Accidents

I like a good pop song. Even better with some heartfelt lyrics, and maybe some added noise. Happy Accidents fit that bill so in advance of their gig tomorrow with Tiny Moving Parts in Workmans Club I've asked them to do this weeks Thursday Tunes Masterpiece - Big Thief https://youtu.be/oacUgWXrqwc Anxious Type - Shit Present … Continue reading Thursday Tunes – Happy Accidents

Book Of The Week: The Toy Dolls From Fulwell to Fukuoka

The Toy Dolls From Fulwell to Fukuoka Ronan Fitzsimons Ardra Press Sunderland 1979, an England with class divide arising from a punk revolution and the beginning of Maggie Thatcher. Three young men decide to start a band singing about life on the these streets, whether it’s the people living there or those they see from … Continue reading Book Of The Week: The Toy Dolls From Fulwell to Fukuoka

This Weeks Gigs: Oct 8 -14

Three big gigs this week - Australian celtic Punk band, the Runjacks are in Whelans with BlackPitts and the Dando Sessions continue with the Zips and Snubbed in Fibbers. Friday also sees Tiny Moving parts play with the excellent noisy pop Happy Accidents in the Workmans Club https://youtu.be/tDTQQWSmo8s This Weeks Gigs in Dublin ANTHONY D’AMATO … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs: Oct 8 -14

Thursday Tunes – Dunstan Bruce – Interrobang

Interrobang are over in Ireland for a few gigs this week. In anticipation of their visit I asked lead agitator Dunstan Bruce to name a few songs he's listening to for our thursday tunes. We interviewed the band a while back and wrote about their great record too. they are incredible live. A real treat … Continue reading Thursday Tunes – Dunstan Bruce – Interrobang

Book of the Week: Violent Borders by Reece Jones

Violent Borders Refugees and the right to move Reece Jones Verso books I am amazed at how it is so much easier to love capital and goods than people. We seem to worry that people born outside our lands somehow want to uproot and move in. Of course the opposite can happen. It’s ok for … Continue reading Book of the Week: Violent Borders by Reece Jones

This weeks gigs: Oct 1 – 7

Oh what interesting times. A week doesn't go by without something of interest happening in the Capital City and whilst a lot of focus will be on the rally organised by the National Housing and homeless coalition on Tuesday lunchtime outside Leinster House there's a pretty cool gig that night in Drop Dead twice with … Continue reading This weeks gigs: Oct 1 – 7