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Weekend Round-up

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Gigs galore: In Cork Guess List will be taking in Adebisi Shank in The Whiskey tonight and lamenting the fact that Halves are scheduled to play in The Pavilion at the same time. Kila play Cypress Avenue on Saturday night. During the week we hope to take in a free gig or two.

Dublin is busy-busy with live music this weekend. Tonight: Don Caballero in ALT, Benga in the Twisted Pepper, and the Bestival reunion thingy in POD has a pretty good lineup. Saturday sees TV on the Radio in Tripod and Cut Copy in The Village. On Sunday, The Presets play The Village and Jay Reatard will be in Whelans (though venue is no longer listed, last minute move?).

DiS have their 2009 predictions up. Already? Includes recent Guess List faves Crystal Antlers and Women. Also liking Wavves.

Rolling Stone lists the 100 greatest singers of all time. Bono 32, Van Morrison 24.

Frankie Poullain (former bassist in The Darkness) is publishing his memoirs. So what? Well, he’s actually very entertaining and irreverent about the whole thing. This excerpt makes for great reading, especially the details of their heyday relationship with the NME.

Bon Iver announces a new EP to be released in January.

Ahhh look at all the lonely people. The Guardian writes up on where they all come from.

Until Kanye apologised to Jaret Leto, Guess List never knew that 30 Seconds To Mars covered ‘Stronger‘. Ignorance is was bliss.

Via UnaRocks; Fleet Foxes get the Takeaway Show treatment from La Blogotheque.

Pitchfork launch their first book; The Pitchfork 500, which lists the 500 greatest songs since the outbreak of punk in 1977. They promise ‘essays, sharp wit and insight’ and probably lots of smug.

Muxtape founder Sean Adams has started a column on DiS about digital music technology.

Finally, in the true spirit of compilations, here’s the Guess List compilation of…articles on compilations; both of which appear in national papers in Ireland today. Track One is Jim Carroll’s ‘Compilations Prove Greater Than The Sum Of Their Parts’ in The Irish Times, Track Two is John Meagher’s ‘Now That’s What I Call Success,’ from the Independent.

a bit of fry and jay z from defyingdarwin on Vimeo.


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  1. Nay says:

    How was the Adebisi Whiskey show? Savage? Of course!

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