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Kojaque w/ Luka Palm @ The Academy, Dublin

Published on December 7th, 2018 | by Brian Coney

“What the fuck is up Dublin?” screams Luka Palm, as he takes to the stage of The Academy an hour later than expected. The young Dublin rapper carries himself with a boyish swagger, as he marches …... Read More


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Florence and the Machine @ 3Arena, Dublin

Published on November 21st, 2018 | by Kelly Doherty

It’s been nine years since Florence Welch and her varied band of musicians burst into the mainstream with their orchestral indie pop and grew to extreme levels of fame. Since then, the indie pop phenomenon has …... Read More


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Parquet Courts @ The Academy, Dublin

Published on November 5th, 2018 | by Brian Coney

In the giddy days leading up to Parquet Courts‘ sold-out Academy show, social media was strewn with desperate pleas aimed squarely at the #ticketfairy. It came as no big surprise. Riding high off the back of their sixth – …... Read More


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Johnny Marr @ Ulster Hall, Belfast

Published on November 3rd, 2018 | by Brian Coney

“Sorry, I forget to say shit in between songs. Oh yeah, politics. Fucking great, right? Don’t worry. This is a safe politics-free zone for tonight. I’m allowed to take the piss, though…” 34 years on from …... Read More


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Mac DeMarco @ Limelight 1, Belfast

Published on October 30th, 2018 | by Brian Coney

Why does 28-year-old Mac DeMarco command so much reverence from so many younger fans, right across the world? It’s a question as old as time (or, well, circa 2013), and yet, a definitive answer is still …... Read More


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Idles @ Button Factory, Dublin

Published on October 23rd, 2018 | by Brian Coney

The accepted trajectory of momentum in modern music can be an almighty fucker. But it’s no indelible law. There are, after all, those artists who somehow manage to ride the killer wave without buckling at the knees, being swiftly consigned to …... Read More


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Anna Calvi @ Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Published on October 3rd, 2018 | by James Cox

Anna Calvi is a musician who seems deeply invested in the art of the crescendo. Blessed with a gargantuan set of pipes, she can veer from a hushed mumble to clarion operatic tone in an instant, …... Read More


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