This weeks Gigs – Aug 12 – 18

It's quality over quantity this week as the singer songwriting skills of Goodtime John and Brian Mooney are on display on Monday.  It gets heavier from there with Killing Joke and Radical Dance Faction hitting the Academy on Wednesday.  DIY Hardcore has the flag raised on Saturday with the third All Ireland Hardcore festival taking … Continue reading This weeks Gigs – Aug 12 – 18

This Weeks Gigs: Aug 6 -12

This Weeks gigs Aug 6 -12 https://youtu.be/nPIbw1BLzC0 Enthusiastic Eunoch continue with the eclectic and alluring promtions with Oren Ambarchi playing in the Sound House this week with Declan Synott opening proceedings. Ambarchi has worked with artists like Sunn O)) and John Zorn and has records out on a diverse range of record labels such Drag … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs: Aug 6 -12

Rebellion 2019 – Day 3

Rebellion 2019 - day 3 This is my final day and the penultimate for most. I could only journey for three days of punk this year. The life and world many bands sing about changing still goes on and family life calls me this year. I decide to go for something different this year. When … Continue reading Rebellion 2019 – Day 3

Rebellion 2019 – Day 2

Rebellion 2019 - Day 2 Rebellion is a mix of 7 stages with bands playing from noon right through to midnight and beyond.  It goes form the small intimate room that is the Introducing stage, for bands who haven’t played before to the 2,800 capacity Empress Ballroom. Club Casbah isn’t far behind with 2,000 capacity … Continue reading Rebellion 2019 – Day 2

Rebellion 2019 – Day 1

Rebellion 2019  - Day 1 My son volunteered in Ethiopia earlier this Summer. Him and a handful of his school mates travelled over and helped out in a school in Ambo. Three weeks after he departed he arrived back with stories of electricity rationing, broadband being cut off, real hunger, poverty and a joy in … Continue reading Rebellion 2019 – Day 1

Book of the week – the gunk punk undergut

We never LearnThe gunk punk undergut 1988-2001Eric DavidsonBackbeat Publishing What is this punk rock monster that has evolved? So many different interpretations to a form of music and a word that was meant as a derogatory put down towards a fellow human. So many different forms and so many directions and tangents. I’m often accused … Continue reading Book of the week – the gunk punk undergut

Book of the week – the first Sunday In September

the first Sunday in September Tadhg Coakley Mercier press Sport is a leveler they say. When I was an idealistic teenager getting ready to change this world I stopped playing sport and went in protest marches. My training ground became gigs or rehearsal rooms as I planned on moving our nuclear clock away from 7 … Continue reading Book of the week – the first Sunday In September

Book of the week – A year with the Dubs

A year with the dubsDaire Whelan Gill and Macmillan I love reading history books. Of course what defines history? Yesterday? Last century? If it happened it’s history as far as I’m concerned so a book about dublin gaa in 2008 is an historical artifact. This book was written in a different era, the tiger in … Continue reading Book of the week – A year with the Dubs

Book of the Week – My name is Lucy Barton

My name is Lucy BartonElizabeth strongRandom House Publishing This is a love story, a story of a soldier whose actions in world war 2 haunted him forever. A story of his wives unconditional love and support. A story of poverty. A story of a daughter in hospital with a tortured relationship with her mother who … Continue reading Book of the Week – My name is Lucy Barton