Book of the week – Double Nickels on the Dime

33 1/3double nickels in the dimeMichael t. FournierBloomsbury press https://youtu.be/ojOeUfCnY5o?list=PLNbMX2YXmA85sluATxsrg7TpsukXiyafs I’ve spoke and written about this series in the past where classic albums get dissected by fans. Ones I’ve appreciated have been takes on American hardcore classics from dead Kennedy’s, fugazi and jawbreaker. Whenever the words hardcore classic are joined together in an American music … Continue reading Book of the week – Double Nickels on the Dime

Play of the Day: Paranoid Visions, Adverse Reality

Paranoid visionsAdverse reality Foad / Louderthanwar records For a band steeped in history and the history of punk it’s no surprise that this record captures 4 decades of Dublin. From the greyness of Dublin town through asking people are they happy to revenge killing, Deko's lyrics have lost none of their anger over the years. … Continue reading Play of the Day: Paranoid Visions, Adverse Reality

Play of the day: The Pukes

Never mind the buffetThe pukesHoo Ha records https://youtu.be/w6LF34I3xHM The Pukes started as a punk rock ukelele collective. Their early gigs were raucous affairs with as many people on the stage as in the audience at times. They were the epitome of diy. Whether by accident or design the number of people on stage has dwindled … Continue reading Play of the day: The Pukes

Play of the day: Seth Anderson

Seth AndersonWe Could BeLittle rocket / One Week Records https://vimeo.com/212602333 I often think of penalty takers or goalkeepers as the sporting equivalent of singer songwriters. Last line of defence or hero or villain ready to win a game singer / songwriters lay it all on the line. Seth certainly puts it all out ther. Passionate … Continue reading Play of the day: Seth Anderson

Thursday Tunes – Last Reserves

Thursday Tunes returns for 2020 where we get a band playing an upcoming gig in Dublin to lit 5 songs they are currently listening to or have had an effect on their lives or music. This week we have Last Reserves, a punk band from Liverpool who are playing the Dando Sessions on Friday. First … Continue reading Thursday Tunes – Last Reserves

Book of the Week – There is no planet B

There is no planet BMike Berners LeeCambridge university press Any book that proclaims “in the 21st century it is totally unhelpful to have organisations that exist primarily in order to make profit” is going to pique my interest. Being a Cambridge university press publication I had some trepidation in that it would be coated in … Continue reading Book of the Week – There is no planet B

Dublin Bowie Festival 2020

The annual Dublin Bowie Festival returns for its fifth edition from Wednesday January 8th until Sunday January 12th and again, fans of the singer are in for a treat with the 5 night event set to celebrate 50 years of The Man Who Sold The World