Play of the day – the dressing rooms are starting to unlock

Continuing on with the excellent series of benefits is the latest Locked in the dressing Room comps. As the light is starting to emerge on live music once again it will be more difficult to remember how many venues and staff were left with no income. For most reading this blog live music was a pulse we clung on to. We looked forward to the camaraderie of gigs, the explosion of sound and sight on stage as our world revolved so much around music. That came to a halt as we re-assesed and some tried to recreate that experience online. But it was difficult. Live In the Dressing Room was created to show support to venues by the musicians.

This weeks Gigs – Sep 23 -30

Fibbers will keep you busy this weekend with Shithatt, the Nilz and Buck Eejit there on Friday and Headstone Horrors playing on Saturday with Audible Joes and Four Men Dead. That might keep you from the Vulpynes on Sturday in the Academy. If you still have some energy pop down to the Wild Duck for … Continue reading This weeks Gigs – Sep 23 -30

End of year gigs: Dec 18 – 31

So we've come to the end of an emotional year. For me it ends with Strummer anniversary remembrance gig on Saturday with Trouble Pilgrims, El Clash Combo and Dubtones. Clashjamwallop were down for this gig at one stage but they are unfortunately no more so El Clash Combo have stepped into the breach! El Clash … Continue reading End of year gigs: Dec 18 – 31

This Weeks Gigs : Oct 30 – Nov 4

This week is all about the Bar Stool Preachers - the band picked 5 songs they are listening to for Thirsday tunes last week. They are playing the Bowery this Thursday. There's a lot been spoken about Vulpynes these days. This two piece are in Whelans on Friday. There's another interesting gig in the Bello … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs : Oct 30 – Nov 4

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

This weeks gigs March 26 – April 1

This weeks gigs in Dublin March 26 - April 1 For years Good Friday was one of two days bars closed in Dublin. It was illegal to sell acohol on that day and the link between live music and alcohol really shone through as no gigs would happen on that day. This year the bars … Continue reading This weeks gigs March 26 – April 1

This weeks gigs – March 12 – 19

As we are all preparing for St Patricks Day and hoping to void too much sham-rock I'm looking forward to Karl Blau in the Workmans Club. There is a clash on Paddy's night with a DSC Repeal Fundraiserin Bello Bar which has a great mix and the punk rock sounds of Hooligan, immaculate deception, turfboy, … Continue reading This weeks gigs – March 12 – 19