• Metropolis Festival

    Taking place over the 7 & 8 November at Dublin’s RDS, the Metropolis Festival boasts an incredible lineup spread across 6 rooms, taking in live music, performance, discussions & talks from selected creatives, and installations geared towards transforming the RDS into an audio-visual playground. Chic, featuring Nile Rodgers – about whom nothing further needs to be said – headline the Metropolis stage, so expect one of the richest and tightest sets in the world. Performing during the weekend are hit machine Mark Ronson, Jamie XX – fresh off the back of his excellent new In Colour LP –  The Roots, Giorgio Moroder, Finnish maestro Todd Terje, Kaytranada, Matthew Herbert, Dorian Concept, Kerri…

  • In Photos: Chic @ Belsonic

    Alan Maguire shoots the globetrotting, decades-spanning, downright legendary Chic featuring Nile Rodgers at Belsonic at Belfast’s Custom House Square. Talk about a cool customer – and Rodgers’ ain’t too bad himself.

  • Electric Picnic 2014: Must-See Acts

    Electric Picnic is possibly one of the most eclectic festivals in the country. Each year the line up strives to provide something for every palate. In the picturesque surroundings of Stradbally, Co. Laois it began as a daylong event with Groove Armada in 2004 and has grown each year since. So what has this summer’s weekend event got in store? Headlining are Portishead, Outkast and Beck with each artist representing different aspects of the musical spectrum. In recent years, Portishead have almost leant toward noise music with their most recent album Third. The aforementioned Third is a far cry from…

  • Chic announce Irish dates

    Having wowed at Forbidden Fruit and set for Derry’s Ebrington Square on July 28, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers have announce a string of Irish dates in October. Starting in Belfast’s historic Ulster Hall on Wednesday, October 23 the five-date leg will culminate in a second night in Dublin’s Vicar Street on October 30. View the full dates below. October 23 – Ulster Hall, Belfast October 25 – Milk Market, Limerick October 27 – Radisson Hotel, Galway October 29/30 – Vicar Street, Dublin Tickets for the show go on sale next Friday, July 19. Good times!

  • Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

    Unlikely though it sounds, it is actually possible to simultaneously love and loathe something. A catalogue of things that The Thin Air has at once both liked and disliked might include: the effects of alcohol; Wayne Rooney; various members of our social circle; and most of all the taste of olives (delicious, salty, greasy, disgusting olives). To this non-exclusive list we might now add Random Access Memories, which is partly ludicrously enjoyable – and partly just plain ludicrous. Where to begin with this sprawling ginormo-album? Perhaps with joyous single ‘Get Lucky’. It hardly needs saying at this point that it’s…