This Weeks Gigs – May 18 – 24

A nice weekend ahead for straight forward punk rock. Angry Agenda have had to pull out of travelling but United Bottles will keep the street singalong vibe going on Saturday in the Undergorund. The Alternative Sunday Social is still flying along with Dubtones providing your Sunday afternoon tunes this week. An interesting start to the … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – May 18 – 24

This Weeks Gigs: Jan 14 – 21

It's a slow enough week this week with Whelans showcasing lots of up and coming bands with their ones to watch festival. After a slow start though Saturday night sees two stormers. Anti-Fascist gigs are always good to see so Cable Street Beat Dublin presenting a night of raucous Oi proudly proclaiming to be Anti-Fascist … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs: Jan 14 – 21

First Fortnight

First Fortnight is an Irish charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. As each New Year dawns it hosts an annual festival over those first two weeks. This year it has expanded into other territories but that may just be a transient thing Some of their aims are to Make the … Continue reading First Fortnight

Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018

The theme for #DFFF2018 is REFRAME/REFOCUS. Rather than foreground particular topics, our programme this year will feature films not only directed by women, but also shot by female cinematographers. In emphasising the role of the cinematographer, we aim to expand the notion of who 'makes' a film and what 'Films by Women' means, while also … Continue reading Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018

Thursday Tunes – Hooligan

This week it's the turn of Hooligan and Blue Carpet Band Guitarist Dave Linehan to pick 5 songs he's listening to at the moment. Lenny has a long history of playing in bands and is the young boy that has grabbed fame in a picture from Dandelion Market days in Dublin outside Advance Records. His … Continue reading Thursday Tunes – Hooligan

Fair Plé for all

FairPlé to you I’ve just stumbled across an organization called FairPlé. For years, as a man, I felt the way to achieve equality for all is to practice equality and not promote something because of the gender makeup of its participants. I like bands I like because of their sound, I like authors because of … Continue reading Fair Plé for all

Hometown Boys are 20

Redneck Manifesto announce Dublin gig - November 30 in Vicar Street It's always hard to absorb the passage of time. As our hair gets greyer weeks turn into days as months then become weeks, in our minds. Time still flies by at breakneck speed but the absorption of it seems less. If you asked me … Continue reading Hometown Boys are 20

Play of the Day – Uniforms

Uniforms, from Scotland are the full on electriv outfit that Derrick from Make That a take parades around stages with when he is not foing his own Tragical History Tour solo stuff.  It is Scotish fast pased punk with a nod to Celtic cousins Stiff Little Fingers. https://youtu.be/HvBCtRC1kbU The new 7" is out on Friday, … Continue reading Play of the Day – Uniforms

This Weeks Gigs – Aug 20-26

This weeks gigs in Dublin Aug 20 - 26 Big Gig this week is in the button Factory, Frankie Cosmos are bringing their DIY pop to the Button Factory on Thursday with Squarehaed opening.  xSLF featuring two of Stiff Little Fingers original members are in Fibbers the following night with a cool free gig in … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – Aug 20-26

What’s this Interrobang?

Interrobang? Interrobang? All the madmen It’s funny how certain things stick with you through life and the passage of time illuminates rather than dims them. I remember my first letter from Chumbawamba. I had sent away for a 7”, which meant going to the bother of exchanging money for sterling in my post office, soaping … Continue reading What’s this Interrobang?