• A Litany of Failures Announce Dublin Fundraiser Schedule

    In conjunction with IMRO, Irish grassroots independent compilation series A Litany Of Failures is set to hold a bank holiday weekend-long fundraiser over March 30th & 31st at the Button Factory. The two day event will act as a fundraiser for Volume V of the compilation series, which was been described by the Irish Times as “indispensable listening for any Irish music fan with a modicum of taste”. The full lineup is a veritable who’s who of forward-thinking Irish artistry from all corners of the island. The project was conceived as a way that DIY and independent artists could come…

  • 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…