• Manic Street Preachers announce Dublin show

    It may only be little over a year that the Manics last visited these shores, but their return has got us very excited indeed. It’s twenty years since the release of the legendary The Holy Bible album and to celebrate the occasion the band will the album in its entirety at The Olympia Theatre on December 13. Tickets are priced at €39.05 and go on sale this Friday, September 26. Check out the video for ‘She Is Suffering’ below:  

  • Final Electric Picnic Acts announced

    Less than two weeks now to the start of Ireland’s premier music festival, and the festival has revealed the final seventeen acts that will grace the stage at Stradbelly. Several top Irish bands lead the way with Sleep Thieves (above), Tvvins, We Cut Corners and Raglans all set to perform. The other artists that will be playing at the festival are Jenny Lewis,  Krystal Klear,  PHOX,  The Minutes, Vann Music, Booka Brass Band  Spies, The Academic, Orla Gartland, Buffalo Sunn, Daniel James,  Acrobat and Wyvern Lingo. Electric Picnic takes place at Stradbelly Estate, Laois from August 29 to 31. Tickets are sold out.

  • Martha Wainwright announces Dublin shows

    Canadian singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright has announced that she will be performing in Dublin later on this year. The American singer has confirmed that she play two intimate shows on November 3 and 4 at Whelan’s. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday August 13 at 9am, and these will cost €25. Wainwright, sister of acclaimed singer Rufus Wainwright, released her latest album Come Home To Mama in 2012. Check out ‘Proserpina’ below.

  • Gigs of the week: Slint, Blue Whale, The Charlatans, DJ Food, Squarehead, Deafheaven

    It’s somewhat of a dow-time for gigs these days, with Electric Picnic looming in just a few weeks, it seems that the smaller shows have dried up just a little bit. That’s not to say that there are not numerous shows taking place right across around the country this week, and we’ve picked out a few that are most definitely worth checking out. Slint, Girl Band – Limelight 2, Belfast; Monday, August 18 Louisville post-rock pioneers Slint make their Belfast debut on Monday, August 18 at Limelight 2. Hands down one of the most influential bands of all time, they will…

  • Gigs of the Week: Ryan Vail, Groom, The Minutes & Johnny Marr

    With the majority of the Summer festivals already behind us (boo, hiss, etc.) we’re pretty much all going to have to centre our gig-going attentions firmly towards venues with roofs and walls and stuff. Devastating, we know, but sure it could be a whole lot worse. Having taken a fine toothcomb of good taste through our own Gig Guide and elsewhere, here’s our Gigs of the Week for the next few days, every single one of which involve absolutely zero chance of you getting drenched and/or sunburned. Ryan Vail, Affleck – The Twisted Peppper, Dublin; Saturday, August 9 Two of the…

  • Eagulls announce Belfast and Dublin shows

    Maybe you’ve managed to catch Eagulls at Longitude last week, or even supporting Franz Ferdinand in March. Well, the group have now announced two Irish headline shows for October this year. The band will be performing at Belfast’s Limelight 2 on Wednesday, October 22 and Dublin’s The Academy 2 the following night. Tickets for both shows go on sale on Friday, July 25 at 9am. Eagulls eponymous debut has been one of the best we’ve seen this year, so check out ‘Possessed’ below.

  • Electric Picnic announces additional acts

    Electric Picnic will be upon us in about a month’s time, and Ireland’s biggest music festival has added twenty-three new acts to their lineup, including a host of artists who performed at Longitude last weekend. The highlights of these new additions include Bombay Bicycle Club (pictured), Wild Beasts, James Vincent McMorrow and Hozier. The full list of the new acts will also see the following perform at the festival: SBTRKT, The 1975, Hercules & Love Affair, The Strypes, Walking On Cars, Le Galaxie, Shit Robot, Bp Fallon, Cathy Davey, Asgeir, Nick Mulvey, Sampha, Seinabo Sey, Rustie,  Nightbox, Sheppard, The Whereabouts, Trinity Orchestra…

  • Gigs of the Week: Ciaran Lavery, Tycho, Swords & RESET

    Another week, and like all weeks it presents many, many opportunities to check out the very best gigs on offer around the country. The number of gigs does tend to drop somewhat during the summer months, but we’ve managed to unearth several shows that you can wrap your ears around… Tycho – The Button Factory, Dublin; Wednesday, July 23 Post rock-inflected electronic group Tycho will be performing at the Button Factory this Wednesday. Beautiful, swirling soundscapes are to expected here in what ought to be a wonderfully dreamy and epic show. Tickets are €14 and doors are at 7.30.  …

  • Interpol announce second Dublin Show

    Due to massive demand, Interpol have announced that they will be adding an extra Dublin date in February next year. The extra date will be on February 11 in the Olympia. Tickets are priced at €39.05 and are on sale now. Have another look at the band’s new song ‘All The Rage Back Home’ here;  

  • The Jesus and Mary Chain set for “secret” Dublin Show

    Scottish noise-pop pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced a ‘secret’ Dublin show for the end of the month. The band have been rehearsing in Dublin recently, and according to their facebook page they love it so much here that they’re going to put on a low-key performance at Vicar Street on July 31. Tickets are on sale now and are priced at €30. Take a look at ‘Just Like Honey’ below.