I was delighted for Hope Collective to be part of We Shall Overcome festival. Over €2,000 was raised for Aoibhneas and the Saol Project, thank you to all the bands and those who volunteered to make it such a success
Canadian punks, the last mile are coming to Ireland and the UK this week and next. It is a throwback, for me, to the diy tours I was involved in helping out with in the 80's and 90's. Everything based on trust, things backfiring and a real feeling of camaraderie amongst it all. I helped organise the Dublin leg tomorrow and in advance sent the band off some questions
Since May 2015 organisers have run more than 1100 events in 150 different towns and cities worldwide, raising an estimated £675,000 worth of food, cash, clothing, bedding, furniture and electrical goods for those struggling. This year sees two events over 2 different nights celebrating culture and musicians looking to reach out and help
Some words with Padraig from Australian Irish noise duo Chimers in advance of their appearance at the We Shall Overcome Festival in Bohs bar on Friday
This weeks Dublin gigs sees the return of We Shall Overcome Festival where musicians reach out and give a helping hand. Highlights include the last mile on Friday and Pete Holidai with tony st ledger on Saturday
Something that almost got lost in the rebellion excitement a few weeks ago was Irelands very own DIY music festival, GGI Fest 2022.
Hope Show returns once more with a show full of community, punk rock, rousing choruses and the odd spoken word
Debut album from 2 piece Australian post punk hardcore band Chimers. Sounding like Mission of Burma playing Cult songs but with lods of nods to soaring sounds of Husker Du or Lungfish this is a record well worth chasing down