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HousePlants at Cyprus Avenue, Cork

Published on April 5th, 2022 | by Mike Ryan

The brainchild of electronic music wunderkind Daithí and Irish rock veteran Paul Noonan of Bell X1, HousePlants formed during lockdown and, through back and forth emails and messages, quickly started knocking out tunes. Their debut album …... Read More


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Big Thief at the National Stadium, Dublin

Published on March 1st, 2022 | by Jonny Currie

Carrying five albums in just seven years under their belt, Big Thief weigh in at the endearingly well-worn National Boxing Stadium with the towel very much not-thrown. Following warm-up act KMRU’s opening platform of ambient environmental …... Read More

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Richard Dawson @ Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Published on February 26th, 2020 | by Pádraic Grant

After recuperating from crossing freezing Scandinavia and France, Richard Dawson ended his rest period by performing in Belfast for the first time since his appearance at the Black Box in 2017. This time the setting was …... Read More

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Girl Band w/ PowPig @ Vicar Street, Dublin

Published on November 25th, 2019 | by Jack Rudden

As a line of punters stretches around the corner of Vicar Street, saturated to the bone by the pouring rain, a Dublin ‘aul fella’ passing by asks: “What’s on in there tonight?” “Girl Band” “No, but …... Read More

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Glen Hansard @ Grand Opera House, Belfast

Published on October 25th, 2019 | by Ross Thompson

Those familiar with Glen Hansard’s long-rambling career – three decades and counting – will no doubt be fascinated by the various left turns and changes in musical direction the songwriter has taken during his years of …... Read More

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