Play of the Day: Paranoid Visions, Adverse Reality

Paranoid visionsAdverse reality Foad / Louderthanwar records For a band steeped in history and the history of punk it’s no surprise that this record captures 4 decades of Dublin. From the greyness of Dublin town through asking people are they happy to revenge killing, Deko's lyrics have lost none of their anger over the years. … Continue reading Play of the Day: Paranoid Visions, Adverse Reality

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

Punk Rock and Teenage kicks in troubled times

Punk Rock and Teenage kicks in troubled times In 1977 Punk Rock was shaking up the world of music while an angry & defiant youth culture was born . But while the Sex Pistols predicted "Anarchy in the U.K." they did so from the comfort of Carnaby Street in London , while for some the … Continue reading Punk Rock and Teenage kicks in troubled times

This weeks gigs: Dec 10 – 16

It's a bit quieter this week but there's a few crackers in store. Murder Capital are in the Workmans on Friday.  Murder Capital, along with Fontaines DC are receiving a lot of press these days proclaiming them as saviours of Irish Punk.  They didn't ask for the label but as any reader of this blog knows … Continue reading This weeks gigs: Dec 10 – 16

Thursday tunes – Dick Lucas

This weeks Thursday tunes come from Subhumans singer Dick Lucas. They are returning to Dublin to play in the Voodoo Lounge this weekend. It is 34 years since their first visit to Dublin when they played what was called the Youth Expression centre over 4 nights with a cast of thousands. The energy and excitment … Continue reading Thursday tunes – Dick Lucas

This weeks Gigs – Oct 15 – 21

Another cracking week in store. You could spend most of the week in Whelans and get a great feel for music in ireland this week. Monday sees many in Irelands music community wearing their political heart on their sleeve as a night for Michael D takes place in the venue. Tuesday sees a night for … Continue reading This weeks Gigs – Oct 15 – 21

Rebellion 2018 – Day 2

Rebellion 2018 - day 2 After losing the battle against the seagulls during the night (do seagulls never sleep??) and an incident in the room next door to me involving a lot of screaming I still was ready to tackle this second day refreshed. Excited to see some bands that still bring back happy memories … Continue reading Rebellion 2018 – Day 2