• Hozier @ The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

    Hozier returns to his hometown crowd for the first time since things have really blown up for him. The pride and excitement in The Olympia is palpable. What makes this pride stand out even more is that all of tonight’s acts are homegrown talent. Alana Henderson opens with her cello and piano-driven set. Next up are Wyvern Lingo, who are incredibly impressive, the three piece putting on a show that raises the standard for the night in a way that a support does not often do. With their harmonies, unique sound and stage present, the girls put on a very…

  • The Magic Numbers Irish Tour

    Pop-rock juggernauts The Magic Numbers were in Ireland this week, for a tour rescheduled from September after an ill-timed throat issue afflicted vocalist Romeo Stodart. Undaunted, they traversed the country, with The Thin Air in tow at various tour stops. With fourth album ‘Alias’ in the can, and on the home stretch for pre-Xmas touring, the band were in rare form, and we were there for all of it with access-all-areas photography, and our thoughts from each night. MONDAY DEC. 1ST – GALWAY @ THE ROISÍN DUBH: Not Faemous took to the stage to a small crowd, and played quite pleasing…

  • Jape announce Spring 2015 tour

    With his new album, The Chemical Sea, set for release on January 23, Jape AKA Richie Egan & Friends have announced a forthcoming European tour. Kicking off in Lilla Hotelbaren in Stockholm, Sweden on January 28, the tour will conclude in Barcelona’s Razzamatazz on March 6, taking in Dublin’s Academy, Galway’s Roisin Dubh, Limerick’s The Kasbah Social Club and Cork’s Cyprus Avenue along the way. The announcement coincides with the reveal that ‘Séance of Light’ will be the second single to be taken from The Chemical Sea. Make sure to check out the January issue of our magazine to read Richie’s…

  • Morrissey w/ Anna Calvi @ 3Arena, Dublin

    What an indulgence it must be to be able to gather your gripes together and air them on a grand scale via music, imagery and the written word. Morrissey’s grievances are legion, his ire legendary, and the usual Morrissey-isms are cheerfully present and correct on his latest album World Peace Is None of Your Business. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer; four legs good, two legs bad; an unparalleled sense of self-righteousness – all of these things, already none too subtle on record, are bundled together for tonight’s Dublin crowd into an audio-visual feast of disdain. He…

  • Little Hours w/ Bairbre Anne @ The Sugar Club, Dublin

    Serving up a sumptous set of folk-pop sound, the up-and-coming Little Hours delighted Dublin’s Sugar Club with their first headlining gig and eponymous EP launch on Thursday evening. The Donegal duo dazzled the house with a fresh array of work that’s garnered them a worthy following since the release of their first single ‘It’s Still Love’ in June, including a respectable line-up of support acts to play their momentous evening as well. The show was a night of new artists who toil, and an impressive one, at that. Kicking off the evening’s line-up was Dublin’s own Bairbre Anne, promoting new…