• Access All Areas?

    Eoghain Meakin weighs up the occasional mismatch between music love and accessibility in venues, festivals and beyond. People come to music for different reasons; for some it’s that hour wind down after work. For others it’s the pumped gym playlist, the ‘let’s get it on’ dinner mix tape, the ‘when I was young’ NOFX compilation, or the ‘I am still young’ hip hop hits of 2015 (handpicked by VEVO). It permeates into our entire lives. It’s a comfort, a refuge and a challenge and inspiration. It doesn’t exist just in a moment but as a continuous soundtrack to our lives.…

  • AAA: Reverberation Psych Fest @ The Grand Social, Dublin

    In this installment of AAA we go behind the scenes at the Reverberation Pysch Fest weekender which took place at the Grand Social in Dublin last weekend, featuring The Urges, Twinkranes, Magic Pockets, The Watchmakers, This Other Kingdom, Elastic Sleep, Dead Rabbits, Documenta, Autumns and much more. We’ll have a full review of the weekend online shortly. Photos by Ste Murray.

  • AAA Tour Edition: Bear’s Den

    In this special installment of AAA (Access All Areas) we hop on tour with London alt-folk trio Bear’s Den as they took in the Workman’s Club in Dublin and Voodoo in Belfast with support from Rukhsana Merrise last weekend. View both full galleries of their tour below,  filled to the brim with photos by Shaun Neary and Sara Marsden. The Workman’s Club in Dublin by Shaun Neary Voodoo in Belfast by Sara Marsden

  • AAA: Subplots w/ Voids @ The Workman’s Club, Dublin

    Our first AAA (Access All Areas) installment of 2015 features Dublin post rockers Subplots as they prepared for the launch of their latest album in the Workman’s club over the weekend, with support from Galway duo Voids. Our photographer Carlos Daly spent the evening snapping away with both bands as they set up and soundchecked ahead of the gig. For a comprehensive overview of the entire night, check out the gallery below.

  • AAA: September Girls @ Bello Bar, Dublin

    In this installment of AAA (Access All Areas) we spent Friday evening with September Girls for the launch of their new EP Veneer at the Bello Bar in Dublin, a particular favourite venue of the band. Support on the night came from Squarehead and Sissy. Check out the gallery before for more great photos by Joe Laverty.

  • AAA: King Kong Company @ The Sugar Club, Dublin

    In this installement of AAA (Access All Areas) we hang out with King Kong Company before they performed to a sold out to capacity Sugar Club in Dublin last Saturday night. We sent our photographer Shaun Neary to the venue to document the goings on from set up and sound check, as well as catching support from The Casanova Wave and Nanu Nanu who were more than capable of warming the crowd up before the main act took to the stage. Check out the gallery below for a comprehensive overview of the night.