Month: April 2015

HamsandwicH – Stories from the Surface – Album Review

It’s been five years since “White Fox” from HamsandwicH was released and a lot of can happen in five years. Relationships are formed, falter and fall apart. Projects start, mature and are completed. There are lessons learned, life truths faced and futures planned out in five years. Five years of life is a lot to put into one album but that is just what the Kells band has done with their new album “Stories From The Surface”. A few things that are learnt along the way are who you get to work on your album and HamsandwicH lined up...

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Young Wonder have announced a headline show in Whelans on Friday May 22nd to celebrate the release of their long awaited debut album ‘Birth’ ,  which will be released on Feel Good  Lost on May 18th. Tickets €13, incl. booking fee, go on sale tomorrow at 9am and are available from Other Tour Dates 07.05: Electrowerkz, London 16.05: The Savoy, Cork 22.05: Whelan’s Dublin 29.05: Roisin Dubh, Galway 30.05: Dolan’s Upstairs, Limerick 10.07: Valentia Isle Festival, Kerry 19.07: Longitude Festival, Dublin

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My First Gig

By Bobby Green In life there’s a few things you experience that will have a profound effect on you. You never forget your first love, the first time your emotions are tinted with insanity at the mere thought of that person who makes you lose all control of your common sense. Your first car is a treasure that you bestow feelings upon as though it were a living and breathing thing with emotions that are replicated, you even talk to it believing that it understands you. Your first psychedelic experience may not be the one that changes your life...

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Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day 2015 (Saturday, April 18th) is almost upon us and with this year’s celebration of Ireland’s Independent Record Stores and the batches of special releases that go with it is it still relevant? I live in Limerick and was disappointed when I couldn’t find anywhere doing something for it. Dolan’s have a gig on alright, the Record Store in the Milkmarket will be there, and O’Mahony’s is open for business. But, all as per usual. No special events have been organised. Even Cork has seen the size of the day decrease somewhat this year with less venues...

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Midweek Mixer Event – Cork

MIDWEEK MIXER #1 SPEKULATIV FIKTION + guests (Cork hip-hop) APOCALYPSE (Cork/Tralee hip-hop) HERE WE STAND (Cork hardcore) + 1 TBCMr. Bradley’s, Barrack St. Wednesday April 29th, 8pm Pay-what-you-want/free The first of a brand new night in Cork City, Midweek Mixer brings together the best of local bands and artists across genre lines in diverse line-ups, to bring Cork musos and music heads together...

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