Live Review: Girls Names – Hangar (June 6th)

In the late 70's and early 80's Belfast found it's sound. At a time of great struggle and difficultly, residents of the besieged Northern Irish capital took solace in a new form of music spilling-over from across the Irish Sea. And whilst the troubles may have dissipated, the resonating edgy  tones of punk remained an indicative cornerstone of the … Continue reading Live Review: Girls Names – Hangar (June 6th)

Jameson St Patrick’s Live – Vicar Street

Whilst the world was busy painting their famous landmarks green, Vicar Street (and more so Jameson) were going one shade deeper with a star-studded, whiskey fuelled Paddy's Day (well Paddy's Eve) celebration. Kicking off the party was a band who are anything but strangers to the atmospheric Dublin 8 venue. With the echoes of We Cut Corners' … Continue reading Jameson St Patrick’s Live – Vicar Street

8 ‘not-to-be-missed’ acts at Indiependence 2014

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The Indiependence Music and Arts festival has gone from strength to strength since its original formation back in 2006. At the time it was a free festival which took place in the square in Mitchelstown. But as the popularity and subsequent crowd numbers grew, Indiependence was moved to the 5000 capacity Deer Farm. As the … Continue reading 8 ‘not-to-be-missed’ acts at Indiependence 2014

The Riptide Movement – Vicar Street

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The Riptide Movement have worked hard over the years to not only associate themselves with, but in turn become, a beacon for the never-dying spirit of good ole Irish Rock music. Invoking the spirit of Lizzy and co. each release has acted as a steady and determined stepping-stone towards something great. The most recent of these steps … Continue reading The Riptide Movement – Vicar Street

Indiependence Festival Review 2013 – Day 3

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Keeping with the tradition of Irish bank holiday weather the rain finally caught up with Indiependence on Sunday. Which thankfully did nothing to dampen spirits. An afternoon set from Solar Taxi in the Big Top allows festivalgoers to take shelter with the added bonus of some pleasing music. Their set is a live showcase of … Continue reading Indiependence Festival Review 2013 – Day 3

Indiependence Festival Review 2013 – Day 2

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Indiependence really has to be commended for the addition of the Bier Halle stage to this year’s festival. Situated within a huge barn, it is more of a music venue than stage with its own bar stocked with the finest local craft beers, lounge area with comfortable seating and even ping-pong tables. But it is … Continue reading Indiependence Festival Review 2013 – Day 2

Indiependence Festival Review 2013 – Day 1

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The Indiependence Music and Arts Festival is more living entity than music festival. One which is undergoing a constant hormone fuelled growth spurt, that is. Having become a sort of indie regular with three consecutive visits I can honestly say that the same festival has not greeted me on more than one occasion. But while … Continue reading Indiependence Festival Review 2013 – Day 1

Vladimir and Olga’s Classical Concert – Sol y Sombra Killorglin (7th March)

Vladimir Jablokov is a Slovakian violinist renowned for his classical take on modern music. Since arriving in Ireland back in 2004 he has forged a solid following for his own unique genre of 'Classical Twist'. His normal set-list usually encompasses everything from Bach to Bowie. But on the 7th of March, accompanied by his sister Olga on … Continue reading Vladimir and Olga’s Classical Concert – Sol y Sombra Killorglin (7th March)

Delorentos Live @ INEC Killarney

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After what’s been the undoubted best year of their career, there’s a strange irony in Delorentos finishing 2012 in the slightly chaotic circumstances of the INEC. With last minute schedule changes seeing the gig move from the intimate confines of the Acoustic Club to the Ballroom next door, everyone involved has to reassess their approach … Continue reading Delorentos Live @ INEC Killarney

Aslan @ INEC Acoustic Club 16/06/12

Aslan’s gig at the INEC proved to be a real diverse affair. The crowd varied from the die-hard apostles, who followed the band from the early stages, to the new fans embarking on their Aslan pilgrimage. The set-list did well to reflect this diversity with an interesting fusion of songs both old and new. The … Continue reading Aslan @ INEC Acoustic Club 16/06/12