This Weeks Gigs – November 20 – 26

This weeks Gigs Nov 20  - 26 I remember the Redskins "You've never had it so good. The favourite phrase of those who've always had it better". That lyric has stuck with me so I will just say it's a great time to be living in Dublin and interested in punk or alternative music. There's … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – November 20 – 26

This Weeks Gigs – November 13-19

Demented Promotions put on a lot of good stuff around Dublin, teetering on the edges of punk and hardcore. Every Time I Die are from Buffalo in new York, they are on the rockier side of hardcore and they released their eight album, Low Teens, on Epitaph last year. They are playing in Whelans on … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – November 13-19

This weeks Gigs – November 6 -12

This Weeks gigs in Dublin Rise Against, from California, are paying a nice Monday night visit to our shores on Monday evening. In June of this year they released their 6th melodic hardcore record continuing in the lyrical vein promoting animal rights and positivity. On the same night the very interesting Eugene Chadbourne is in … Continue reading This weeks Gigs – November 6 -12

We Shall Overcome Dublin 2017

PUNK D.I.Y 40   40 Years of Punk and D.I.Y. in Ireland.   The Hope Collective proudly presents a series of chats to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the pivotal TV Tube Heart from the Radiators From Space.   Grand Social, Dublin Sunday 1st October 2017 5 pm to 9 pm   Followed by a … Continue reading We Shall Overcome Dublin 2017

Paranoid Visions talk about Rebellion festival

One of the most-talked about events at the Rebellion festival this year was the collaboration between Steve Ignorant from Crass and Dublin’s punk stalwarts, Paranoid Visions. They took to the stage in front of one of the biggest crowds of the festival. For anyone who has been following Paranoid Visions since their early days this … Continue reading Paranoid Visions talk about Rebellion festival

Rebellion 2017 Protex

https://youtu.be/Vj2I-Z0B-oQ The pioneering punk/new wave bands of Northern Ireland including the Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers and Rudi didn't just write great songs, they wrote great pop songs. Of course we didn't appreciate it at the time but they didn't just write pop songs for the moment, they wrote songs that stood the test of time. … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 Protex

Rebellion 2017 Petrol Girls

Petrol Girls The reason why a festival like Rebellion is such a goldmine for me is that you can discover fantastic new bands that deliver on every level. And so it was with the mighty Petrol Girls. In fact this afternoon's trio, the Membranes, Interrobang, and Petrol Girls indicate why punk is so interesting, even … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 Petrol Girls

Rebellion 2017 Heavy Drapes

Heavy Drapes Another band I hadn't seen before, Heavy Drapes had the '77 style with shades and Vivienne Westwood DIY designer punk gear. They also had infectious melodies, the sound that brought sixties dream pop/rock into the punk scene in the first place. The tunefulness and power of bands like the Small Faces, as well … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 Heavy Drapes

Rebellion 2017 Interrobang

Interrobang A plush theatre in the North West of England. A new band, an audience of punks in a room full of history. There is a sense of excitement. I certainly don't know what to expect, except that Dunstan from Chumbawamba is involved. Naturally, being creatures of habit, we look at the stage......then from behind … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 Interrobang

Rebellion 2017 Youth Man

Youth Man They were promoted, quite rightly, from new band stage last year. Youth Man are a Birmingham three-piece who play fast and furious rock with a mighty girl guitarist who trades vocals with a male vocalist who played bass and wore a Smiths t-shirt...how cool is that! An absolute highlight of the festival for … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 Youth Man