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Weekend round-up

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Both U2 concerts in Croke Park are sold out – expect a third date to be added!

Brian Boyd seems certain that Fleet Foxes, Fleetwood Mac, Lady Sovereign, and Green Day (usually a regular feature at Oxegen) will be on the Electric Picnic line-up.

The Meteors took place this week, with the awards for best band and best album being won by The Script. Click here to see all the winners.

Gemma Hayes has a new EP coming – check her myspace on the latest on Oliver.

GIGS

Cork – Jinx Lennon plays the Pavillion tonight with Los Langeros, while the wonderful Heathers are playing in The Quad with Hooray for Humans.

Dublin – Earplugs ready? Mogwai are kicking off their 3-night residency in the Academy tonight. Also tonight: mashup party guy Girl Talk is in ALT, while Crayonsmith, giveamanakick and Dublin Duck Dispensary are in Whelans.

Scottish experimental folk siren Nalle will be playing in The Joinery gallery in Dublin with Cian Nugent and The Family Elan on Saturday the 18th of April.

More newly announced gigs this week: Phosphorescent / Von Bondies / The Maccabees / Ariel Pink & Haunted Graffiti / DJ Yoda

BITS & BOBS

Road Records have issued a statement following last weekend’s ‘One For The Road’ fundraiser, thanking those who organised/played/attended the event. Still no word on the future of the store though – watch this space…

The Decemberists new album is now streaming online. Listen here.

Bloc Party’s Intimacy is to get a remix launch in May with Armand Van Helden and Mogwai amongst the acts trying their hands at improving the so-so source material.

The Guardian is doing a feature on the 1000 songs everyone should hear.

Atlas Sound have a new online release available for free download over on the Deerhunter blog.

Internet metal fans rejoice! Mastodon’s Crack the Skye and IsisWavering Radiant have leaked.

Comedian Matt Berry (of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Snuffbox, The IT Crowd etc) has released an album! Titled Witchazel, he’s giving it away free online.

Now to go enjoy the weather!

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