Friday, March 31, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Super Furry Animals
De La Soul
more details as I get them - none of this is confirmed until tomorrow
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Reverend's Eviction Blues
West Bank Ten Street Rag
Monday, March 27, 2006
The Night Shift is a brand new, home produced, interactive music programme, presented by a new Irish talent. It will cover all aspects of the alternative music scene. It will provide information on gigs not to be missed, showcase new and upcoming acts from both the Irish and International music scene and review the latest single and album releases from more established artists. Viewers can vote for their favourite videos."
Every midnight, Channel 6
Sunday, March 26, 2006
From Boston, Damone are old school rock and roll, with awesome pop-chick vocals. Signed to Island/Def Jam, they are currently touring here .
Damone: 'Out Here All Night'
2. The Immediate
I know, I never shut up about this band. But they're one of the best indie bands around. And their new EP 'Make Our Devils Flow' is out on Fantastic Plastic Records now.
The Immediate: Moneysworth
3. Love Is All
As pop ramshackleness raaaaaaahhhrrrness goes, Swedish peeps Love Is All are the only people who can do it well, Una says. Their record 'Nine Times That Same Song' should really be in your collection, if only for their underground hit, below.
Love Is All: 'Make Out Fall Out Make Up'
4. Nightmare of You
This is a true bloggers band. I was introduced to them via Karen plus One's blog (or maybe ultragrril, can't remember) Anyway, they're what The Bravery should be.
Nightmare Of You: 'My Name Is Trouble'
5. Boy Kill Boy
These Londoners signed to Mercury Records are just about to embark on the NME new music tour. Probably as close to 'American' as an English band can get, their tunes are decidedly old-fashioned. They probably have more in common with the Smiths than Joy Division - which is a rare thing these days.
Boy Kill Boy: 'Suzie' (XFM sessiobn)
Rotten Love is one of the best songs of all time. I swear, it is. And anyone who gets into it agrees. Solely for that reason, you need this band in your life.
Levy: 'Rotten Love'
7. The Raconteurs
It can't really go wrong when Jack White and Brendan Benson are in the same band. Well, actually it can, but thankfully it doesn't. Now that 'Get Behind Me Satan' is out of the way, these boys can concentrate on what promoting 'Broken Boy Soldiers'. The catchiest record so far this decade?
The Raconteurs: 'Steady As She Goes'
8. Diamond Nights
One thing about Thin Lizzy is that they don't influence bands, they end up CREATING bands that sound EXACTLY like them. Bands who attempt to rip the twin guitar attack right off and run away with it, thinking no one will notice, for better, or for worse. But Diamond Nights are 1% more subtle. And that's OK with me.
Diamond Nights: 'Destination Diamonds'
Good name. This is soft rock at its best. New Yorkers Soft don't seem to play that much, or release that much, but still, they managed to make this the number one track on Elbo. Hmm.
10. The Honeymoon
This band is not new. But their album Dialogue (released around two years ago) has become a solid favourite of mine, and my friends. Whatever happened with their marketing meant it didn't get the exposure it needed or whatever. These guys SHOULD be one of the biggest pop bands in the world. But they aren't. But that doesn't matter. Just get the record, because it's the sweetest saddest pop you are likely to hear. Maybe, ever.
The Honeymoon: 'Chaos Theory'
Last night, I slept for 6 hours straight for the first (unaided) time in at least 2, maybe 3 years. I would like to do that again. Help me!
listening to: Jeff Buckley - 'Yard Of Blonde Girls'
Saturday, March 25, 2006
listening to : Interpol - 'Slow Hands'
Staying in my parents house this weekend, which is something I haven't done in a long time, I'm reminded of things I used to do a lot, that I rarely do now. I miss doing them.
Listening to Jenny Heuson on 2fm
Hiding in the playground near DCU with Rob and co
Look up cool pictures of Hunter S Thompson
Go on a holiday
Do 5 music interviews in a day
Sleep on Lili's couch
Get excited about something
with all this MEMORIES FROM THE CORNER OF MY MIND TALK. Here are some old photees.
Una - listening to Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
Kybosh, Mongohorn, My Pet Jeep, Poppy, Silver String @ Eamonn Dorans
Hazel O'Connor @ Milbanks Theatre
Fiach, Elder, Mark Moriarty @ Pravda
Matt Lunson @ Whelans
In Flames @ Ambassador
The Flaws @ Whelans
Glyder @ Sugar Club *
Miriam Ingram @ Bewleys *
Kyoto Jazz Massive @ Bia Bar *
CPU Chart night @ Temple Bar Music Centre
Phuse @ The Boom Boom Room
Decal @ The Hub (Skinny Wolves Club night) *
Redneck Manifesto @ Vicar St *
Messiah J & The Expert @ Crawdaddy *
Asian Dub Foundation @ Crawdaddy *
Kopek @ Radio City
Roesy @ Whelans
Ladytron @ Temple Bar Music Centre *
Ger Wolfe @ Cobblestone
Boss Volenti @ Crawdaddy
T-Love @ The Village
Glyder, Messiah J @ Tower Records
Forward Russia @ Whelans *
Rodrigo y Gabriela @ The Olympia
Blood Red Mountain Band, Derek McDonald @ Pravda
(listening to: Jose Gonzalez - 'Crosses')
2. Help She Can't Swim - 'Cut The Biography'
3. The Victorian English Gentlemans Club - 'My Son Spells Backwards'
4. Guillemots - 'Cold Cool Moon'
5. Bloc Party - 'The Answer'
half a dozen. Bright Eyes - 'Touch'
7. The Cribs - 'Baby Don't Sweat'
8. Giant Drag - 'This Isn't It'
9. My Morning Jacket - 'Lowdown'
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Machine'
11. Band Of Horses - 'The Funeral'
dozen. The Walkmen - 'Louisiana'
If you're in the Boston / New York area, you probably want to check these guys out.
TT The Bears, Boston
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
The Bleedin Bleedins
The Delancey, NYC
Republic of Loose
The Bleedin Bleedins
DJ Sir Boom Boom of Scissor Sisters
La Cocina, Pittsfield, MA
The Bleedin Bleedins
Hector on Stilts
WFNX Show @ Bills Bar, Boston
The Bleedin Bleedins
Una (eating cherry gum)
Friday, March 24, 2006
Mike Skinner from the Streets got in a bit of trouble for, um, robbing a stuffed tiger from a petrol station in Germany, 'I'd like to offer my sincere apologies to the German authorities.This tiger was stolen from a motorway service station at approximately 3am the other night between Hamburg and Koln. Or maybe it was between Hamburg and Berlin - I'm not exactly sure of the facts. Anyway, the guy didn't notice the tiger being jacked from the store. We understand that it was worth 200 Euros, but if they get in contact maybe we can return Tony (as we have named him) in exchange for amnesty from deportation and/or any criminal charges being pressed. It's just that he was looking very lonely on the top shelf next to the porn and engine oil...', said Skinner
Exclusive Streets Movie: The Fine Art Of Office Expressionism: A Story In Three Parts'.
By following the links below, you can watch the worldwide premiere of this poignant trilogy, starring Mr Mike Skinner, Mr Ted Mayhem and new Beats cohort Example. It shows what can happen in The Beats' office (The Shed) after just one week of doing album-based promotion. Don't try this at home.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
Things I like today:
The Streets - The Hardest Way To Make and Easy Living
A Mainline demo I just found under my desk
My new 80's lighter
The fact that Babyshambles are playing Dublin in three weeks and I have tickets. Mwoahaha.
Cocktails and BBQ for the launch of Electric Picnic this Thursday
My new laptop is being delivered tomorrow
A quiet office
Millenium edition Monopoly
Cafe Sol super strength lattes
2. Les Rythmes Digitales vs Missy Elliott - Music Makes You (Lose Control)
3. Gang of Four vs Coco - 'Damaged MIracle'
go to http://shocker.club.fr/music.html for more like that
4. Dresden Dolls - 'My Alcoholic Friends'
5. De La Soul - 'Stakes Is High'(DJ Spinna remix)
half a dozen. Low - 'Over The Ocean', Tranquillity Bass remix
7. Talking Heads - 'Mind'
8. Dios(Malos) - 'I Want It All'
9. The Immediate - 'Never Seen'
10. Bloodthirsty Lovers - 'This Conversation'
11. We Are Scientists - 'Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt'
dozen. Tegan & Sarah - 'Walking With A Ghost'
2. A music festival has offered Morrissey £5 million to get The Smiths on stage. He said no. Is he worth it? Check out the new track You Have Killed Me
3. Una's iPod on shuffle:
Guns N Roses - Nightrain
Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea (live)
Interpol - Evil
They Shoot Horses Don't They - Empty Head
The A.M. - Spellbound
Bone Thugs N Harmony - The Crossroads
Babyshambles - What Katy Did Next
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot (live @ SXSW)
JJ72 - She's Gone (live on BBC 6)
Laura Veirs - Wind Is Blowing Stars
Miles Davis - Blue In Green
The Subtonics - The Audience
The Honeymoon - Reconcile
Prince Vs Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Controver
Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
The Chalets - Feel The Machine
Sun Kil Moon - Carry Me Ohio
Jeff Buckley - Strange Fruit (live)
Alexisonfire - Pulmonsry Archery
Bloc Party - Plans (Mogwai remix)
Muse - Hysteria
Hard Fi - Hard To Beat
Casey Hogan & GOL - Quality Sequence
Death Cab For Cutie - Lightness
Elliott Smith - Cupid's Trick
Garbage - Why Do You Love Me
Arcade Fire - I'm Sleeping In A Submarine
For Stars - How It Goes
Modest Mouse - Satin In A Coffin
At The Drive In - Lopsided
Loretta Lynn - Family Tree
Alligator - 8 Miles Down
U2 - Bad
Maths And Physics CLub - Movie Ending Romance
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco
Hole - Doll Parts
The Magic Numbers - Forever Lost (accoustic @ Oxegen)
Be Your Own Pet - Damn Damn Leash
Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
Built To Spill - Car
Aesop Rock - Daylight
The Hives - Die All Right
Antony & The Johnsons - You Are My Sister
Love Is All - Make Out Fall Out Make Up
Editors - Fall
The Streets - Lets Push Things Forward
Common - Resurrection
Radiohead - Planet Telex
The Stone Roses - One Love
Mount Eerie - The Universe is Shown
Levy - Rotten Love
Jose Gonzalez - Hand On Your Heart
Apollo Sunshine - I Was On The Moon
Le Tigre - Fake French
Hail Social - Get In The Car
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
The Ponys - Little Friends
Ben Kweller - Make It Up
Jimi Hendrix V Jay-Z - Voodoo Problems
Devendra Banhart - Todo Los Dolores
Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
The National - Slipping Husband
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Kings Of Leon - King of the Rodeo
Bangles V Dr Dre -Next Egyptian
Iron & Wine - Woman King
Lost - This Conversation Never Happened
Idlewild - Love Steals Us From Lonliness
Garbage - Milk (Massive Attack trance mix)
The Black Sea - Landscapes
The Pipettes - Really That Bad
Delays - Wanderlust
Weezer - Island In The Sun (live @ Coachella)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Upon This Tidal Wave Of Young Blood
Dry County - Static Kids
The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
Peaches - Fuck The Pain Away
The Bleedin Bleedins - Darkest Day
Nightmare Of You - My Name Is Trouble
Minus 8 - At The Beach
Blink 182 - What's My Age Again
Neosupervital - Rachel
Men, Women & Children -Dance In My Blood
Panjabi MC - Real Bangra
Prince - Pop Life
Alicia Keys - Fallin'
Coldplay - We Never Change
Starlight Mints - Popsicle
The Rapture - Olio
DJ Green Lantern - Hail Mary/Our Father
Franz Ferdinand - Jacqueline
The Beatles - Rain
Blur - Girls & Boys (Hoxton Whores remix)
Pearl Jam - Nothingman
Ryan Adams - Wonderwall
The Game - Hate It Or Love It
Mark, Greg and Ollie - Gone
Red-Eye & Andrewz - I Need You
Jack White & Bob Dylan - Ball & Biscuit (live)
Rilo Kiley - Portions For Foxes
Third Eye Foundation - Blonde Redhead - Four Damaged
The Killers - On Yop
Ashanti - Only You
Jukeboxheroes - I Love Rock And Roll
PS: unfortunately, we were having too much fun to actually provide photographic evidence of these events. Damn.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
A music event in a beautiful 18th Century walled garden
The Garden Party
2 MANY DJS
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
ANDY CATO (GROOVE ARMADA)
ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION
FAT FREDDYS DROP
NIGHTMARES ON WAX SOUND SYSTEM
SCRATCH PERVERTS (DJ SET)
& MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED...
BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH
Ballinlough Castle, Athboy, County Meath
Sunday June 4th, 2pm-2am
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
2. Bang! Bang! - 'Creepwalking'
3. Eels - 'Bus Stop Boxer'
4. Alkaline Trio - 'Mercy Me'
5. Dashboard Confessional - 'Hands Down'
half a dozen. Catfish Haven - 'Please Come Back'
7. Jens Lekman - 'Black Cab'
8. Candence Weapon - 'Sharks'
9. The Russian Futurists - 'Telegram From The Future'
10. Girls Are Short - 'Osaka'
11. Diplo - 'Jungle Fever'
dozen. The White Stripes V Notorious B.I.G. - 'Hypnotize The Army'
Thursday The Eve
Michael Mayer & M.A.N.D.Y. @ Temple Bar Music Centre
The Ordinary Boys @ Ambassador
Kila @ Aras Chronain
Aiden, Shining City @ Bewleys
Soul Food @ Bia Bar
Godskitchen @ The Point
Mike Got Spiked @ Voodoo
Friday The Day
Hmmm, it seems everyone is getting too drunk to put on any gigs
The Chapters @ The Hub
The Pharcyde @ Crawdaddy
The Beat @ Voodoo
Saturday The Aftermath
Giveamanakick @ Whelans
2. The Exit - 'Don't Push'
3. Spitting Teeth - 'Million Man Mosh'
4. Bling Kong - 'Bling Kong Girls
5. They Shoot Horses Don't They - 'Emptyhead'
half a dozen. The Rosebuds - 'Blue Bird'
7. The Faint - 'Birth'
8. Mogwai - 'Fok Death 95'
9. Guided By Voices - 'Gonna Never Have To Die'
10. Mission Of Burma - 'Dirt'
11. Cat Power - 'The Greatest'
dozen. Belle and Sebastian - 'Another Sunny Day'
Previous to that, after work, Sarah and I went to Yamamouri for some foodage and serious plum sake drinking. Plum sake is the best drink in the world. Obey. It is. Then we were looking for a gig to go to (Human League @ Vicar Street was an option) but settled on heading to Bruxelles instead. Before that, we bought a bottle o' bubbly, and headed back to her gaff.
But we got sidetracked, into a game of DVD Trival Pursuit before heading, Anthony and Corina in tow to Elephant and Castle for chicken wings. I DO NOT recommend the booze berry cocktail. So so so Flavourless. Sarah sez: "DONT EAT THE BLUEBERRIES AT THE BOTTOM". Then Simon arrived, Anthony had to go DJ @ 4 Dame Lane, so we returned to party central to play Scene It (the best Movie quiz of all time), and listen very loudly to Oasis, and Kelly Clarkson, and Kelly Clarkson. I have established that the bridgey guitar riff is a rip off of Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Any agreement on that one people?
Anyway the night ended some time before I had to go to work. Which was good. But I was still late. Which was bad.
PS: I am loving:
1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
2. Orange Square Portuguese Chicken Stew
3. Lucozade Sport
4. L'Occitane Room Spray
Monday, March 13, 2006
But anyway, MONO are amazing. Backstory: They're 4 people from Japan, and their fourth album in six years is released this month. It's intense, moody, instrumental stuff recorded and mixed by Steve Albini. At one hour long, there are just six tracks on the new album, which is called 'You Are There.' I would definately recommend them to anyone who's into Explosions In The Sky, or the intros to Alexisonfire tracks, or anything really. It's kind of catch-all music.
Here are some other tracks of theirs:
The Flames Beyond the Cold Mountain
Jackie O - motherfuckers (late city final remix)
On Saturday night, me and Corina went to DJ KRUST in the Temple Bar Music Centre. You have to be in the right mood for heavy drum & bass, and neither of us really were, so resigned ourselves to chilling backstage and drinking vodka and club lemon. That was until someone fell backwards over a couch. With a pint in his hand. Which went all over me. Grr.
Anywhoo, yesterday evening took a different route. Elaine and I were having a couple of drinks and watching Eddie Murphy - Raw when Sarah asked us to go over to see Adrian (Crowley) play in the Cobblestone in Smithfield. Off we went. I'm really getting to enjoy Adrian's music. It can take a while to get into, but it's really intricate when you get there. Adrian was supporting Charlie Parr, and I will never be able to look at a guitar in the same way again. He was magic. His songs started off with stories like, "one day I was getting my tyre changed at a gas stop and an old man pulled up waving a wolverine he had just shot." It was amazing.
So then, me, Sarah and Elaine went to the Clarendon where we met up with Corina and Anthony and the Mao posse. The Clarendon turned into going to party central @ Sprangers Yard for a bit of Budvar, chat, Corina downloading En Vogue, Sarah downloading Kelly Clarkson while announcing "Since You've Been Gone sounds like Garbage", and eating toast with peanut butter and honey.
Tragically, on my innocent way home, I was lured into the late night horror club show that is Sin (is it still 'lure' if you go in willingly?). Which was not the best plan that I ever had.
Now I'm in work eating Ben & Jerrys Chocolate Therapy and reviewing CDs.
listening to: Mono - 'Yearning'
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Anyway, back to the music:
BudRising - April
party, music, food, and prizes every day from 3pm @ The Village
The Shout Out Louds, The Morning After Girls @ Whelans (€15)
James Lavelle, Scope @ The Globe (free)
The Young Knives, White Rose Movement, The Immediate @ Whelans (€14)
The Automatic, Delorentos , Morning Stardust @ Crawdaddy (€10)
The Juan Maclean, Optimo DJs, Filthy DUkes @ Temple Bar Music Centre (€20)
Jussi Pekka, The Liptrick @ The Pod (€20)
The Long Blondes @ Crawdaddy
Isobel Campbell, Howling Bells @ The Village (€15)
Gucci Soundsyestem, Riton, Philth @ The Village (€10)
Hed Kandi @ The Pod (€20)
Kerri Chandler, Cartoon @ Crawdaddy (€20)
Tim Sweeney, DJ Marcus @ Anseo (free)
Freddie Cruger, Mad Matts @ Hogans (free)
The Filthy Dukes, Gerry Molumby @ The Globe (free)
Razorlight @ The Olympia (€30)]
We Are Scientists, The Longcut @ The Village (€15)
Nerina Pallot, Emmet Tinley @ Crawdaddy (€14)
David Holmes, Monkey Tennis DJs @ Anseo (free)
We sat in the bar bitching, drinking, and swapping drunken junket stories. Eventually news filtered through that the plane was diverted to Warsaw to fix some technical problems. It was due to take off from Warsaw at 11 and land in Dublin before two. It didn't take off, so all of us (bar two) cut our losses and went home with a promise of the PR chick tht it would be rescheduled. I rang the airport this morning, the plane took off from Dublin at 4am. So no Wroclaw weekend for me.
Furious and tired, I got a taxi home at about 12.30, and was lured to Whelan's by Sarah. There me, Corina, Sarah and Gus had some drinks and fun. I left at around 2am - when their night was only getting started it seemed.
So in work this morning, much to the delusion and amusement, and pity of my colleagues. But at least it gives me a sort of lost weekend. Nothing is planned, so anything can happen. That first anything may well be DJ Krust at the Temple Bar Music Centre tonight.
Have a good weekend folks, and good luck to Ireland in the rugby match today.
Last night, at the removal, Rob remained, as always, upbeat and witty. He was talking to the lads about the awkwardness of buying a new suit that day. "It was really annoying. I hate shopping. But the guy knocked €20 off because it was for my Mom's funeral. So, if you're ever looking to get a cheap suit, you know what to say."
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Prison Love @ Airfield Arts Centre
Josh Ritter @ Christchurch Cathedral
Dublin City Workingman's Band @ Crawdaddy
Helper Monkey @ Lower Deck
Against Me @ Temple Bar Music Centre
The Jamm @ The Hub
Sundogs @ Eamonn Dorans
Prison Love @ Sugar Club
DJ Krust @ Temple Bar Music Centre
Leanne Harte @ The Hub
Dublin Guitar Quartet @ Tower Records
Fallen Angels Caberet @ Whelans
Autamata @ Bewleys
Human League @ Vicar St
Anthony (Remedy) @ 4 Dame Lane
Human League @ Vicar St
Stiff Little Fingers @ Voodoo
Hazel O'Connor @ Whelans
I've received international birthday phonecalls from the family - Mum & Brendan in France, Dee in Mauritious (sp?) Aoife in Leeds and John keeping it old skool in Dublin.
What I am NOT over is the fact that Sarah manged to get 3 tickets to Babyshambles at the Temple Bar Music Centre on April 13th. SO FUCKING EXCITED. I've never seen Babyshambles live - or even Pete Doherty for that matter, because by the time I got to see the Libertines in Boston, he's already jumped ship.
Anywhoo, back to work
Monday, March 06, 2006
Electric Picnic news - Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Pet Shop Boys and Gary Numan are all go.
Hi-Fi News - New Order, Ian Brown, The Streets, Faithless, Prodigy, Maximo Park, Editors, all set to play.
Anywhoo, much drinks were had in Toner's in her honour, as is tradition.
Check out Edel's awesome band Medea
So that was Friday. After work on Saturday, I intended on hitting the Sugar Club to see The Dublin Guitar Quartet, but destiny (and Lili) had other plans. We ended up staring at Drago for some YUMMY cosmos. Then we met a guy called Ross (so the tattoo said on his wrist) who filled us in on his night, life and why he was wearing Tommy Girl ("I had no deo for my B.O."}
Being sick of Dragon, but still needing more cocktails, we headed to Rogue, a place I will never go to again if I can help it. CRAP cosmos, shame on you barman. They tasted like fucking bathroom cleaner. So we went to the Front Lounge for a couple of Coronas and then to the George for some dancing and vodka redbull.
Lili ended up staying in my gaff thanks to the continuing taxi shortage on Saturday night. So we ate pasta and watched Dogtown And The Z-Boys before passing out sleepies.
Of course the highlight of Sunday was the final of You're A Star on RTE. I was HORRIFIED that Marilyn Bane was kicked out on Saturday, but Roisin's furious texting meant Lucia Evans won and the Sullivan Brothers didn't YAY.
Today I'm in work (I've relocated to Edel's old desk), so I should probably do something and stop the blogging madness.
Friday, March 03, 2006
Radiohead will also play, with support from Beck.
Meanwhile, The Streets, Faithless and The Prodigy will headline the Hi-Fi festival in Mullingar, along with acts previously listed on UnaRocks.
PS - IT'S SNOWING
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Disconauts @ Temple Bar Music Centre
Amadou & Mariam @ Olympia
Kelly Clarkson @ The Point
Numbers, Cap Pas Cap @ Skinny Wolves Club - The Hub
The Chapters, The Maladies @ Whelan's
Mitch @ Voodoo
The Waterboys @ Olympia
Trivium @ Ambassador
The Coldspoon Conspiracy, Large Mound @ Whelans
The Upgrades, Terry Hall (The Specials) @ Voodoo
Wallmark @ Crawdaddy
Kopek @ Temple Bar Music Centre
Josh Ritter @ HMV
Glyder @ Radio City
The Waterboys @ Olympia
Dublin Guitar Quartet @ Sugar Club
Dave Couse and the Impossible @ Whelans
Butterfly Explosion @ Temple Bar Music Centre
Frifot @ Whelans
Red Sparowes @ Crawdaddy
Zrazy @ The George
The Stereo @ Voodoo
Nizlopi @ Whelans
Empathy Boy @ Eamonn Dorans
Kelan @ Voodoo
Anthony @ 4 Dame Lane
Ann Scott @ Doyles
Red Dancers Cometh @ Whelans
Soul Food @ Bia Bar
Hi Fi Junkies @ Whelans
Red Kid @ Eamonn Dorans
So, being a research fanatic, I found out the club night in question is Bottletop on every second Wednesday. They've got some cracking bands coming up - Negative For Francis, The Cazals, Metro Riots and so on and so forth, so I'd advice you to check it out.
Sarah said the place smelt like ass, but I thought it had more of a fishnets whiff. I managed to retain the will power of a bear (bear, bear, bear) by refusing after party invitations from Delanies drummer and heading straight home (um, at 3 o clock - go team me).
Congrats to ,Lili and Corina for their AWESOME shoot in this month's Totally Dublin, and also YAY to Anthony for having Michael Mayer on the cover of the Event Guide this fortnight. Yay to everyone - YAAAAYYYYY!.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
What does this mean for Electric Picnic, considering they had their sights set on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah? The fact that CYHSY played an MCD gig at the Village earlier this year may mean that they have committed themselves to that promoter.
Meanwhile, it's a busy Irish summer for Editors. They're playing the Ambassador next month, and are also high up on the bill for Mullingar's Hi-Fi festival, along with a slot at Oxegen.
Ticket sales may become slow for Electric Picnic as a result of these latest announcements, with the festival refusing to confirm many acts, and previous announcements remain sporadic. However, the festival organisers can rely heavily on punters forking out based on the Picnic's excellent (if very young) reputation, and the anticipation of a similar 'vibe' this year.
The additional day at Electric Picnic may divert the hardened partier from Oxegen, and the €20 surcharged announced for parking at Oxegen - a facility many favour over pitching at a mile-away campsite - might also sour the opinion of revellers.
Post below with opinions, and rumoured acts whoever you guys are hearing about. Feel free to declare your alegiance to one festival or another, or whether you even care?
PS - good luck to Ireland tonight against Sweden! See yiz at the match y'all.
Razorlight will headline the Spring installment of Bud Rising, playing The Olympia on April 17th - the same night We Are Scientists hit Whelans.
More bands will be updated as I get the info.
The launch of Bud Rising takes place on March 9th in the Village, with DJ sets from the Rakes and other special guests.
Bud Rising will also feature very predominantly in Ireland's Autumn gig schedule, but details of big gigs remain sketchy. Last year, people like Franz Ferdinand, The Pixies, Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, King of Leon and Underworld hit Landsdowne Road and Marlay Park. Expect similarly big names late in the summer.
In other festival news, Paul Weller will play the Oxegen festival on July 9th.
More details of Electric Picnic will not be announced for a good few weeks, although a lot of really cool band details are filtering through already, with Broken Social Scene and Massive Attack already confirmed.