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Giant Sand @ Whelan’s, Dublin

Published on June 13th, 2018 | by Stevie Lennox

No word in the English language sums up Howe Gelb’s ever-mutating life’s work Giant Sand more than idiosyncratic. Threaded through by just one man and his broad-ranging – oft. cowpunk – plays on the idioms of …... Read More

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Metá Metá @ Black Box, Belfast

Published on June 11th, 2018 | by Ian Patterson

Two years have passed since Metá Metá’s memorable gig at the Crescent Arts Centre as part of Moving On Music’s Beat Root festival. The São Paulo band’s incendiary performance that evening was all the more remarkable …... Read More

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Jim White and George Psarandonis. Pic Ben Searcy 2013

Xylouris White @ Black Box, Belfast

Published on June 2nd, 2018 | by Ian Patterson

A lute and drum kit doesn’t sound like a combination that should really work, but in this post-genre age almost anything goes. And, when the musicians in question are veritable virtuosos, as is the case with …... Read More



Father John Misty @ Vicar Street, Dublin

Published on May 31st, 2018 | by Hugh O'Dwyer

Father John Misty’s brand of quip laden folk rock has garnered him a loyal following. One that has seen him sell out not one but three nights in Dublin’s Vicar Street. On a humid Monday Night, …... Read More

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Beck & Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ 3Arena, Dublin

Published on May 24th, 2018 | by Zara Hedderman

Both the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Beck have crafted careers built on distinct sonic styles. Their music captured time and place; Beck encapsulates an era within the 90s pushing towards innovation by blending genres within one …... Read More

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The Go! Team @ Custom House Square, Belfast

Published on May 11th, 2018 | by James Cox

This evening sees Brighton based musical magpies The Go! Team bring their kaleidoscopic, crate digging pop to Custom House Square as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. With a stellar archive of hits at their …... Read More

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Pragmatic Endeavour: An Interview with Ben Folds

Published on April 24th, 2018 | by Jonny Currie

Ahead of his sold-out Belfast show at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival and Dublin’s Vicar Street – musician, photographer, talent-show judge, music therapy advocate, and soon-to-be author Ben Folds speaks to Jonny Currie about managing song requests, …... Read More

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