• Beck Set For Dublin’s Trinity Summer Series

    Beck is set for Dublin this summer. Marking his first Irish date since 2017, the multi-Grammy award winning artist will play an outdoor show as part of the Summer Series at Dublin’s Trinity College on July 5th. With support yet to be announced, tickets going on sale at 10am on Friday, February 14th, priced €49.90.

  • BBC Biggest Weekend @ Titanic Slipways, Belfast – Friday

    The first signs of 6 Music’s leg of the Biggest Weekender have been appearing at venues all over Belfast this last week. Gigs, seminars, panels and outside broadcasts cropping up daily, heralding the 2 days at Titanic Slipways. For day 1 of festivities, the city, bathed in uncharacteristically glorious weather, conspires to show off just when everyone happens to be paying attention. As the flow of people moving through the city and over the Lagan grows, a Cup Final atmosphere begins to build, smiles and easy conversation with anyone willing to respond are the order of the day, and in…

  • Beck & Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ 3Arena, Dublin

    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 record, whilst Yeah Yeah Yeahs defined the New York dance-punk sound of the early 2000s. Their cult statuses, born from albums like Odelay and Fever To Tell, respectively, gives them mass-appeal to a myriad of music fans. The pairing of these artists for this one off joint headline arena gig, then, feels appropriate given the impact their music has made on an incalculable number…

  • Beck, Manics and More Set For BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend in Belfast

    As part of BBC’s The Biggest Weekend – a new series of events set to be held across the UK – Belfast’s Titanic Slipways will play host Beck, Courtney Barnett, Manic Street Preachers and Public Service Broadcasting across May 25 and 26. Priced £18 per person (+£4.50 booking fee) per day, tickets go on sale on Monday, February 12 at 10am. Go here for more info. See the full Biggest Weekend line-up – also taking place in Perth, Swansea and Coventry – below.

  • Beck and Yeah Yeah Yeahs Set For 3Arena

    The rumours are true: Beck and Yeah Yeah Yeahs will team up for a show at Dublin’s 3Arena on May 23. While Beck released his 13th studio album, Colors, back in October, YYYs are back on tour for the first time in four years following the release of Mosquito. Tickets are priced from €58.50 includes booking fee and go on sale Monday at 9am.  

  • Beck w/ Jonny Greenwood @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin

    Beck and Jonny Greenwood on the same bill. It’s very seldom that such an absolute gift is given to the city of Dublin. Both of these men are towering artistic figures who managed to nail that subtle balance between commerce and self expression in a way that few others can lay claim to. Yet in spite of this, the crowd at Kilmainham could well be at a weekend session. Most of the crowd is relaxed and calm, drinking, not to excess, and enjoying some hand rolled cigarettes of a certain variety. Greenwood’s set is predominantly an orchestral one with him…

  • Playlist For Kanye: Beck’s 20 Best Songs

    Kanye, we’re gon’ let you finish but Beck is easily one of the most innovative, exciting and singular artists of our generation. We love you, Kanye, we really do, but Mr. Hansen has consistently churned out some of the most downright exceptional sounds – party-starting jams, neo-psychedelic throwdowns and brooding odes –  over twelve studio albums, three EPs, forty singles, fourteen soundtracks and thirty-nine genre-spanning  collaborations. He’s good, Kanye – he’s very good – and to prove it, if you’ve got the time in your very busy schedule, here’s a playlist comprised of Beck’s 20 best songs. It took us ages…

  • Stream: A Yes Playlist

    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 of Tune-Yards, Mogwai, Elliott Smith, Beck and Surfer Blood. Stream that below once you’ve finished admiring the strawberry above.

  • Electric Picnic 2014 @ Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois

    With a sickeningly diverse lineup of local and international acts, both old and new, spanning more or less every genre under the glistening sun, Electric Picnic 2014 is the hottest ticket of the Irish summer, and upon exploration of the festival site (it would be unjust to ignore Electric Picnic’s attention to detail) there’s the essential Body & Soul zone, functioning as the hippie commune area of the site – the music and arts festival is, after all, the bedrock of the hippie dream – and the Trailer Park, which offers corn dogs, some cover bands and an assortment of…