Book of the week – Fxxked up Reader

Fucked up readerBryan Ray turcotteGinkgo press This book has given me the best quote I’ve read about punk rock “ It was just a movement, where anyone who cared could be part of something that really mattered” Shawn stern from byo records and youth brigade. But who did it really matter to! The thousands of … Continue reading Book of the week – Fxxked up Reader

Book of the week – A Keeper

A keeperGraham Norton Hodder and Stoughton My second graham Norton book in less than a year. What is the world coming to? However norton the comedian or norton the chat show host isn’t quite the same as Norton the novelist. He writes with an eloquence that isn’t evident when he is dumping people off a … Continue reading Book of the week – A Keeper

Book of the Week – The best is yet to come

the best is yet to comeAlan O’Mara Hachette books This is not just a book about someone suffering from depression. In reality that term, whilst perfectly reflecting the hopelessness of having depression, makes it harder for people to admit to being afflicted with a mental illness. The existence of books like this from people like … Continue reading Book of the Week – The best is yet to come

This Weeks gigs: Nov 18 – 24

Some crackers this week with the sound of the Ronettes hangoing out with the Raincoats in the guise of London punks, Big Joanie on Wednesday. Or !!! (chk chk chk) in Whelans the following night. On friday you may have been lucky to get a ticket to Girl Band or can wonder in the Scotish … Continue reading This Weeks gigs: Nov 18 – 24

Book Of the Week – Revolutionary Threads

Revolutionary ThreadsRastafarian, Social Justice, And Cooperative economicsBobby SullivanAkashi Press “The question really is How can we work effectively together when we have so much pulling us apart” Sullivan is working for a world “that must not continue to systematically demean, exploit and subjugate its people and their natural resources.” He has been working for this … Continue reading Book Of the Week – Revolutionary Threads

This Weeks Gigs – Nov 12 – 18

It's a week for those interested in the more metal sound of punk / hardcore, with Agnostic Front bringing their street core sing along noise to the Voodoo. They are proud New Yorkers with a strong history including one of violence during a time when violence at gigs was par for the course. For those … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – Nov 12 – 18

Play of the day – Glimmerman

https://youtu.be/5rqkbqcXs34 Dublin scenesters Glimmerman are launching their new album, Here I Stand with 2 gigs this week Bello Bar tonight with their friends, the Middle Ages and panik attak also playing and Tower records on Saturday at 1 which means it’s an all ages event The record is out on Greyslate Records which many will … Continue reading Play of the day – Glimmerman

Book Of The Week – View from the flyover country

the view from flyover countryDispatches from the forgotten AmericaSarah KendziorFlatiron Books This is a collection of essays written by Sarah Kendzior. It was never intended to be published in book format but the conditions for these essays, written over a 5 year period,” systematic corruption, the breakdown of institutions and a post employment economy where … Continue reading Book Of The Week – View from the flyover country

Play of the day – imperial wax

Playing dublin this week are uk post punk band Imperial Wax. My interest in the band is two fold. Featuring three former members of the fall and this new single out on Louder than war records there is a pedigree there before I even hear a note. Their album Gastwerk Saboteurs was release earlier this … Continue reading Play of the day – imperial wax

Play of the Day – Sheer Mag

Play of the day - sheer mag A distant call Wilsuns recording company In anticipation of their rocking gig in the Grand Social on November 5 I’ve been listening to this album for a while. It’s a rocky journey with riffs and some screaming vocals. It’s part 70s rock but a punk attitude hangs in … Continue reading Play of the Day – Sheer Mag