We can all look at the music industry and feel it has always been unbalanced. Not only in Ireland but throughout the world, women and female-identifying musicians have had to play second fiddle to men in terms of exposure, gigs, festivals and pay. A new Radio documentary about women in music will be broadcast on Newstalk 106-108fm this weekend and next.
This weeks gigs Aug 15 -21
Be prepared to empty your wallets, listen to some noise as well as old fashioned punk rock with the mixture of gigs in Dublin this week
Rebellion festival 2022 those days are over
And so like all things it comes to an end. Blackpool will go back to trying attract tourists to keep the remaining shops open and the punks all troop back to reality. For a long weekend we reconnected with everyone, we escaped our realities (oh and we queued as well so there was a bit of reality!!)
This weeks Dublin gigs Aug 9 – 14
Black Bank Folk had a great record out to coincide with the centenary of the Irish Easter Rising so its nice to se them out with a new set of folk songs in Whelans this week, as a precursor to the Folk Festival that is on there this weekend. Oh Boland and Extravision promises to … Continue reading This weeks Dublin gigs Aug 9 – 14
Rebellion 2022 Day 4
“Don’t doubt yourself that there is a war on empathy”
Rebellion 2022 Day 3
Rebellion 2022 Day 3 - it’s getting emotional
Rebellion Festival 2022 Day 2
Newtown Neurotics back at rebellion with new record out on October 21 One of the vagaries of a festival this size is you miss way more than you can see. I tried yesterday to get as much in. Full on for the day but I can’t sustain that so today I’m a bit more choosy. … Continue reading Rebellion Festival 2022 Day 2
Rebellion 2022 Day 1
And that was it for the day. Barely time for food but so good to be back seeing people as well as being entertained and informed. A long day today with 19 pretty much full sets of bands and 3 with stories to tell.
Rebellion 2022 Day Zero
Rebellion 2022 back after the enforced world hiatus and back with a bang
Play of the day steeped in blood
Blood robots were a four piece band from the north east of England. They were going from 1982 - 1984 after punk rock had exploded and was going into its third wave. Post punk had come after the first wave where bands used the idea of getting up and doing it themselves but concentrated on the rhythm and the isolation. It then evolved into different styles like veins in your arms heading in different directions.