Month: August 2016

This Weekend: Aug 31st – Sept 4th

Wednesday The Crane Lane Theatre, Cork – Crow Black Chicken 11:3pm Tickets: Free The Workman’s Club, Dublin – Dilly Dally 8pm Tickets: Friday Stradbally, Laois – Electric Picnic Tickets: Sold Out Saturday The White Horse, Ballincollig – Drew Holcomb 8:30pm Tickets: Here Stradbally, Laois – Electric Picnic Tickets: Sold Out Sunday De Barra’s, Clonakilty – Paula Gomez 9pm Tickets: Here Stradbally, Laois – Electric Picnic Tickets: Sold...

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Watch the new video for Believe from Romes

Toronto based half Canadian half Irish band Romes have just released their debut EP and a video to accompany the title track “Believe”. There has been much talk about Romes to date and there is plenty to compare in their pop infused alternative rock sound. But, like singer Jacob Bitove says, “There’s gold in my veins”. There’s plenty that makes Romes different and exciting. The pumped up clap beat that comes in at the end of the first verse. The layers and layers of sound, vocals, synths and guitars. Plus no one is forgetting that magical bridge that demonstrates...

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Robert Green reviews The New 52 latest release Let Me Sleep

Review by Bobby Green <strong>The New 52</strong> is the latest project from Dubliner <strong>Darragh Cullen</strong>. He was once described in Hot Press back in 2010 as “one of the Countries most promising young songwriters” as he picked up Male Solo Artist Of The Year. <em>Let Me Sleep</em> will be his third album and was recorded and produced by Boo Hewerdine (Eddi Reader, The Bible), It is the follow up to Darragh’s critically acclaimed albums <em>‘The Finish Line’</em> in 2010 and <em>‘Whispers & Silent Screams’</em> in 2012. And when you’re listening to <em>Let Me Sleep</em> you really are hearing an...

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City Hall opens its doors to Beer Festival

It has been revealed that the first ever Great Irish Beer Festival when it opens at Cork City Hall this September 22nd-24th. The festival got its official launch on Thursday, August 18th with a special appearance by The Frank & Walters. A killer musical lineup was also announced and is sure to tempt craft beer and music lovers alike. The lineup includes The Frank & Walters, Crow Black Chicken, Slow Motion Heroes, MKAI, Hope is Noise and King Kong Company. Kicking off the festival on the Thursday evening, Crow Black Chicken bring their greasy blues rock sound to the...

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Doolin Craft Beer & Roots Festival

Doolin Craft Beer & Rots festival returns to its County Clare home and it’s bringing with it some incredible Irish bands to the lineup. Taking place over the weekend of August 26th – 28th the festival features a wide range of Irish craft beers in the stunning Doolin Hotel marquee. Bands set to hit the stage include La Tresca, I Draw Slow, The Whileaways, Brian Duffy Band, The Clandestinos, Booka Brass Band, The Latchikos, Malojian, Tom Portman Trio and The Plant. For more information go to...

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