• Mission of Burma @ Opium Rooms, Dublin

    In this day and age, it’s more surprising when old bands don’t reform than when they do, but very few bands have returned as gracefully as post-punk legends Mission of Burma. Having broken up in 1983 with just one album, an EP and a couple of singles to their name, due to their notoriously loud live shows taking their toll on guitarist Roger Miller’s hearing, 2004’s long overdue second LP ONoffON actually seemed to pick up exactly where they left off, and follow up The Obliterati was bafflingly even better. It’s been four years since they released their fifth and…

  • Stars Irish Tour

    Canadian dream pop act Stars played Dublin’s Opium Rooms with support from Vann Music on Friday and Belfast’s Limelight 2 with support from Travis is a Tourist last Saturday. Check out our two galleries below featuring photos by Mark Earley and Sara Marsden.

  • Run the Jewels @ Opium Rooms, Dublin

    Possibly the most anticipated gig all year, Run the Jewels aka Killer Mike and El-P lived up to the hype and put on a killer performance in the Opium Rooms last night, with support from GodKnows + mynameisjOhn. You can read our full review of the show in our January issue of The Thin Air magazine. Photos by Colm Moore.