• Oh Sees Set For Two-Night Dublin Return

    Californian garage/psych outfit Oh Sees are set to return to Dublin for a must-see two-night stint at the Button Factory on May 18th & 19th, almost a year to the day since their last shows here. Unanimously accepted as one of the finest rock & roll bands in the universe, the John Dwyer-led band have averaged around one album per year since 2003 under the Oh Sees name or its various aliases. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am at Ticketmaster.

  • Weyes Blood Set For Dublin Show

    Having released one of the albums of the year, Weyes Blood is set to play the Button Factory on October 26. Natalie Mering’s fourth album, Titanic Rising, came out in April to unanimous acclaim. Absorbing classical and renaissance music, pop culture and social commentary into a cinematic narrative, it’s the most focused, singular vision of her all-encompassing contemporary pop so far. Read Andrea Cleary’s review from back in April. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, May 22 at 9am from Ticketmaster.

  • American Football @ Button Factory, Dublin

    It’s unlikely that you’re ever going to find a crowd as earnest as the gentle gang of 20-something year olds that bundle into The Button Factory for emo heroes, American Football. It’s been a long time coming but the Illinois band are finally making their Irish debut 20 years after their humble beginnings and emotions are running high among the expectant audience. The first thing to notice about American Football is that, despite how few shows they’ve actually played over the last two decades, you’d be hard pushed to find a band more technically accurate. Each song sounds identical to…

  • Front of House: Conor Friel

    We’re pleased to present a new regular feature, Front of House, in which we will be chatting with the people behind the scenes who bring live music to life. Sound engineers, lighting technicians, roadies, tour managers to name a few will all be delving into what goes into their job and the bands they work with. First up is Conor Friel, a sound engineer working primarily in the Button Factory in Dublin. Photos by Shaun Neary. Hi Conor! Can you tell us about yourself? My name is Conor Friel, I am a Front Of House Audio Engineer. I am completely freelance so I…