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“He’s a human being. He needs water.” A young nurse got her 15 minutes of fame in Dublin last night when she took Matt Bowman’s microphone from him to attempt an intervention at one of the most chaotic gigs to...
It's a fierce mild evening in Belfast; the first Saturday night that feels like spring. Voodoo, similar to its Dublin namesake plays host to noisy brats and ragged punks. The floor is sticky and the acoustics are questionable, it’s...
After launching their previous single in The Grand Social, The Klares are stepping up in visibility to the academy’s basement venue. The low roof and multiple pillars don’t make for an ideal venue acoustically but for any band to...
Bow Street Sessions - brought to us by Jameson and Hot Press - returned to Dublin on January 26th at the Sugar Club in what was an extraordinary show of immense talent and good vibes. In this leg of...
A righteous noise is in offing in Sin é this fine evening. North Dublin's Slouch will be bringing a mix of stoner rock sounds and Weezer style pop later on, after Galway's Oh Boland get shouty over slashing guitars....
Ones to Watch festival is now seven years old. The event takes place over four days and three stages in Whelan’s Main Venue, Upstairs, and Front Bar. The festival covers a wide range of music, from folk, indie, hip-hop,...
Ones to Watch festival is now seven years old. The event takes place over four days and three stages in Whelan’s Main Venue, Upstairs, and Front Bar. The festival covers a wide range of music, from folk, indie, hip-hop,...
On the 9th of December Gavin James performed his biggest headline show to date at Dublin’s 3arena. During his career Gavin released his chart topping debut album Bitter Pill, and supported artists such as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith...
The streets are already frosting over when the upstairs venue opens for The Midnight Hour. The line-up is promising. Omagh’s Mosmo Strange have already released two EPs this year. A split record with Part Time Pilots and the astonishingly...
It’s the first cold Friday of the winter and The Stoles want to warm us up with their insanely catchy rock. Songwriter Deco Fitzsimons kicks off proceedings before Cork’s Blaming Hannah emerge in the main support slot. The young power...
Warpaint played Dublin’s National Concert Hall on August 23rd. Forming in 2004, Warpaint is an experimental indie rock band based in Los Angeles. The band comprises of Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg, and Stella Mozgawa, who joined...
White Denim are an American rock band who mix several different styles of rock to create their own unique strain of music. Having released 7 full-length albums over the space of their ten-year career, the group have appeared on...