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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Monday Mixtape: Joshua Burnside

Published on September 4th, 2017 | by The Thin Air

Having come good on years of promise with his long-awaited debut album, Ephrata, back in May, Comber experimental folk musician Joshua Burnside reveals a selection of his all-time favourite tracks, including Luke Kelly, The Microphones, Sam Amidon, The …... Read More



Festival Mixtape: Indiependence 2017

Published on August 2nd, 2017 | by Brian Coney

Returning to Deer Farm in Mitchelstown this weekend (August 4-6), the line-up for this year’s Indiependence Music & Arts Festival is arguably their strongest and most eclectic to date. Headlined by Welsh alt-rock masters Manic Street …... Read More



Festival Mixtape: Stendhal Festival 2017

Published on July 28th, 2017 | by Brian Coney

Set to return Ballmully Cottage Farm in Limavady across August 11 and 12, Northern Ireland’s only unmissable summer festival – and officially Ireland’s “best small festival” three years running – Stendhal is shaping up to be just …... Read More

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