We Shall Overcome 2022

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

Crank up the dial

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.

Book of the week – we are the clash

Charting the final era of the clash and the politics of the day, the re-election of Thatcher and Reagan and subsequent hounding of the left. Interesting that they were on the rise as the clash was in the demise.

This weeks gigs : Oct 21 – 27

This weeks gigs in Dublin SELF ESTEEM – Sound House, OCT 21 Everyone You Know - Whelans, Oct 22 ORVILLE PECK – Grand Social, Oct 22 THE DELINES – Whelans, Oct 23 Brigid Mae Power - Soundhouse, Oct 23 SKINNY PELEMBE – Whelans Upstairs, Oct 24 Dead Horse Jive + Nerves - Underground, Oct 24 … Continue reading This weeks gigs : Oct 21 – 27

“Punk arrived…. We were saved!!!” The Jude Carr Interview

  When Niall and myself wanted to raise money/awareness for the Syrian refugee crisis, we came up with the idea of collecting gig memories from the music community. Between us, we knew a few people, so we figured we'd ask them. Niall was far more effective than I was. He quickly gathered really interesting gig … Continue reading “Punk arrived…. We were saved!!!” The Jude Carr Interview

“The MC5 scared the crap out of us”. Karl Tsigdinos the Ramones zealot who championed the Pistols and the Clash.

Karl Tsigdinos doesn't sugar-coat the truth, nor does he hide his passion for the music he loves. Like Nick Kent, he isn't afraid to be unfashionable; he doesn't follow trends...he follows his own star and is an inspiring truth-teller. Unlike Nick Kent, Karl was penning his love letters to the musicians he admired from Dublin, … Continue reading “The MC5 scared the crap out of us”. Karl Tsigdinos the Ramones zealot who championed the Pistols and the Clash.

Dublin’s D.I.Y. A&R Man: The Eugene Connolly Interview Part 2

At major record labels you can find a curious breed. They are called A&R people. Their job is to find new acts, sign, then, develop them, and keep them constantly motivated and inspired to make great music. Even better for the label - to make music that sells. A&R people get paid to find acts. … Continue reading Dublin’s D.I.Y. A&R Man: The Eugene Connolly Interview Part 2

“The Ramones changed my life” Dublin’s Music Champion: Eugene Connolly Interview Part 1

Very very few people have seen more gigs in Dublin than Eugene Connolly. Ever since her saw some of the most vital of the early punk gigs he's been a passionate fan of live music. He was one of the early supporters of the Blades, Eugene and later Aslan and was one of the teenage … Continue reading “The Ramones changed my life” Dublin’s Music Champion: Eugene Connolly Interview Part 1