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Weekend Round-up

No Comments 06 March 2009

Congrats again to Jape for winning the Choice Music Prize 2009. Please support Blackout Week, which started yesterday – campaigning against IRMA’s plans to censor and block websites from Irish Internet users. U2 had a busy week of promo for new album No Line On The Horizon (see what Joe thought of it); having New […]

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Neil Young for the O2

No Comments 05 March 2009

Following from his sold out shows in Malahide Castle and The Marquee, Cork last year Neil Young will return to play live at the O2, Dublin on Sunday 21st June ’09. Tickets will be €65.70, 68.20, €76.25 on sale Monday 9th March at 9am. Young has also been announced as the headline act at this […]

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And the winner is…

No Comments 05 March 2009

Jape has walked away with the Choice Music Prize and a cheque for ten grand. Richie Egan won for ‘Ritual’, having played the Vicar St award show with Fight Like Apes, Mick Flannery, Halfset, Jape, MJEX and RSAG. The other nominees on the night were Fight Like Apes “Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of […]

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Gemma Hayes – Home

No Comments 04 March 2009

One of standout tracks from The Hollow of Morning gets the video treatment: Shot in Calabasas in California, it’s reminiscant of her Back of My Hand video from 2002.

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Preview: Sonic Youth – The Eternal

No Comments 03 March 2009

Roll on the 6th of May! Here’s a mashup of clips from their forthcoming album on Matador. Sounds rockier than the last couple of outings… Spotted via thesonicyouth on Twitter.

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TV on the Radio and more for Oxegen

No Comments 03 March 2009

From Oxegen.ie – more great bands announced for the July festival, including: Lady GaGa, Manic Street Preachers, TV On The Radio, Florence And The Machine, The Game, Ladyhawke, James, Foals, Of Montreal, Friendly Fires and Squeeze. The festival lineup is pretty much amazing this year, despite fairly safe headliners there’s lots of great acts onboard. […]

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Deerhunter Live @ Noise Pop 2009

No Comments 02 March 2009

This video from last week’s Noise Pop festival in San Francisco is one of the best recordings of Deerhunter that I’ve seen. It sees the band unleash more new material amid songs from Crytograms and Microcastle; all wrapped up in eerie echoes and murky vocal loops… Setlist: Intro (3 mins of Bradford vocal echoes) / […]

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Weekend Round-up

2 Comments 27 February 2009

[City of Arabia image from Dark Roasted Blend] Blogs are dropping like flies lately – pay your respects to UnaRocks and The Chancer. Latest odds on The Choice Music Prize (via paddypower.ie): Jape – Ritual 9 – 4, Lisa Hannigan – Sea Sew 7 – 1, Oppenheimer – Take The Whole Mid-Range And Boost It […]

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Electric Picnic & Bestival – jumping to conclusions?

No Comments 27 February 2009

Bestival, the three day festival held in September on the Isle of Wight has announced its line up for this year’s event. An article on the BBC last year suggested a link up between Bestival and a series of other events such as Electric Picnic. While at this moment it is purely speculative, the net […]

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The new U2 album track by track

8 Comments 26 February 2009

“No Line on the Horizon” The b-side to Boots, this is the better song of the two and a decent album opener with Bono screaming against a droning wall of sound, and an undercurrent of 50’s sci-fiesque whistling guitar. A great marriage of sound and lyrics as the soundscape opens up with a crash of […]

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