The Thin Air’s Semi-Alternative Christmas Playlist

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Brian Coney

To celebrate our collective itchy feet awaiting the imminent hazy period of rosy-cheeked daytime drinking, half-arsed cracker pulling and hastily-concocted post-pub sandwiches, here’s our Semi-Alternative Christmas Playlist – featuring everyone from Yo La Tengo, Big Star & The Sonics to The Fall, …... Read More



Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2017 Film Review

Published on November 17th, 2017 | by Conor Smyth

With the screening of Sebastián Lelio’s Chilean trans thriller A Fantastic Women cancelled due to a logistical hiccup, it was down to Signature Move to open the film programme for the 2017 Outburst Festival, an annual …... Read More



Preview & Festival Mixtape: Le Guess Who? 2017

Published on October 25th, 2017 | by Stevie Lennox

Laying comfortably in the shadow of Amsterdam is the chilled-out university town of Utrecht, where the red light district is gladly a distant memory, and typically Dutch architecture and culture are in great supply. While this …... Read More



Shooting Star: An Elliott Smith Playlist

Published on October 21st, 2017 | by Brian Coney

Fourteen years ago today, one of the most naturally-gifted, boundlessly resonant singer-songwriters of his era, Steven Paul “Elliott” Smith bookended his story in Echo Park, California. He was thirty-four. Having spent several years being lauded as …... Read More


Tom Petty, portrait, New York, 1977. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Runnin’ Down A Dream: Remembering Tom Petty

Published on October 3rd, 2017 | by Steven Rainey

Rock and roll is built on shifting sands. What reinvents the wheel one day, is old hat the next. One minute you’re the Great White Hope, the next you’re Yesterday’s News. And in a world of …... Read More



Festival Mixtape: Hard Working Class Heroes 2017

Published on September 21st, 2017 | by Brian Coney

Right up there with the country’s leading celebrations and showcases of homegrown, independent music, Hard Working Class Heroes will take over several Dublin venues once again across September 29-30. With the line-up whittled down to a rounded 50 acts …... Read More

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