A Brief History of Post-Punk

Published on October 10th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

Unlike many genres of music susceptible to the prefix ‘post-’, post-punk stems from largely traceable foundations. Just as the first wave of punk rock formed via so-called ‘protopunk’ pioneers in Velvet Underground, The Stooges and MC5, …... Read More



Choice Cuts: The Best Track of September

Published on October 7th, 2014 | by Aaron Hamilton

Not just a pretty face (“Not even a pretty face!”) Aaron Hamilton is a man of fine and discerning taste. So much so, he has his own monthly column here at the Thin Air dedicated to …... Read More



Farewell, Adebisi Shank

Published on September 26th, 2014 | by Mike McGrath-Bryan

Adebisi Shank’s clarification of their situation helped put a lot of thoughts to rest. “Last gigs for a while”, cool, they must be really taking a stab at America or such now they have Sargent House …... Read More



Folk Horror on Telly

Published on September 19th, 2014 | by John Higgins

Telly used to be odd. Often that oddness was on purpose. I’m not talking about the “Alan Partridge pitching on nothing” oddness of shows like Splash or Who’s Doing the Dishes? – Through the Keyhole meets Come Dine With Me presented …... Read More



Stream: A Yes Playlist

Published on September 18th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

Very obviously completely unrelated to anything that is happening, anywhere in the world, pertaining to politics, nationalism and all things in between, we’ve decided to compile a ten-track Yes playlist, featuring affirmatively-inclined tracks by the likes …... Read More



Video Premiere: Hands Up Who Wants To Die – Dreft

Published on September 10th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

Dublin noise-rock overlords Hands Up Who Wants To Die don’t as much beat around the bush as they tear right through it, an implacable beast steadfast in wreaking furious revenge. Over two years on from the release of their pummeling debut …... Read More



The Curse of Success – Billy Squier

Published on September 7th, 2014 | by Steven Rainey

In certain respects, the career of pop rocker Billy Squier can only be viewed as a failure. He was on the rise, he hit a fairly major speed-bump, and the wheels came off in a spectacular …... Read More



Electric Picnic 2014: Seven Must-See Acts

Published on August 28th, 2014 | by Stevie Lennox

Sold out for the second year in a row with good reason, there’s obviously a veritable plethora of talent at Electric Picnic. As a result, it’s never easy to sift through all the bands you may …... Read More



100 Years of Irish Women Artists 1870-1970

Published on August 21st, 2014 | by Ian Patterson

Irish Women Artists 1870–1970 at The Ava Gallery is one of the most significant exhibitions of its kind for many years. The seventy five paintings, drawings, engravings and sculptures represent some of the most important artists …... Read More

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