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)

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Upcoming Gig: Girls Names

Girls Names - Live in Hangar Dublin

Girls Names @ Hangar Andrew's Lane, Dublin - June 6 Belfast band Girls Names are set to play their biggest Dublin show to date this coming Saturday in Hangar. Whilst the Northern Irish four-piece have been gracing far away fields (Primavera, London Roundhouse) with their brand of psychedelic punk, Dublin appearances have become somewhat of a … Continue reading Upcoming Gig: Girls Names

The Riptide Movement – Vicar Street

The Riptide Movement

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

Introducing: Gangs

Gangs

Irish four piece Gangs have turned many a head following their formation back in the not so distant 2012. And in the relatively short space of time wedged in between their conception and the present day they have achieved some fairly solid accolades. Hot Press (one of the very few Irish music magazines) may have … Continue reading Introducing: Gangs

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)

Introducing: The Family Monore

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Christmas is great but I cannot personally think of any one event responsible for backing up so much work. I mean It's the end of January and I'm still feeling the effects of it. As I mentioned on my Facebook page (yes this is  a shameless plug, please click on the link and like my … Continue reading Introducing: The Family Monore

Thank You For A Great 2012

2012

This is just a quick post to thank each and every one of my readers for making 2012 a special year for me and my blog. Seeing as I started out back in October 2011, last year was my first full calendar year and with almost 34,000 views and 1375 followers it's fair to say … Continue reading Thank You For A Great 2012

Mumford and Sons – Lover’s Eyes

  Whilst I haven't yet had the opportunity to listen to Babel, the newest musical offering form Mumford and Sons, in its entirety. I have, like the rest of you, been bombarded by the ghastly debut single 'I Will Wait'. But rather than waiting around for a better single to be released, I fished around … Continue reading Mumford and Sons – Lover’s Eyes

Raving Reviews

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Hey everyone. Not sure if you already know but I am the editor of Raving Wild's website. They are an indie-folk band from England, I reviewed them earlier on The Radar if you remember. well anyway I also write a column on the website called Raving Reviews. I have just written my first review of … Continue reading Raving Reviews