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U2 @ Croke Park, Dublin 24/7/09

No Comments 27 July 2009

It has been almost eight years since the first – and only – time Guess List has seen U2 live. Then it was September 1, 2001 and an unprecedented second sell out night at Slane Castle. In a little over nine months time Fianna Fail would come within a handful of seats of winning an […]

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Final Indiependence giveaways & timetable

No Comments 24 July 2009

The full schedule for next weekend’s Indiependence Festival is now online – check the festival’s webpage for the full line up. Now onto this week’s competition and this week’s question!

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Indiependence Giveaway #3, secure camping info

2 Comments 17 July 2009

Good news for organisers and punters alike – Indiependence has secured an on-location campsite for the duration of the festival this August bank holiday weekend. This week the festival organisers announced that they will not charge any extra for the campsite. Anyone with a €59 weekend ticket purchased from ticketmaster, even where these tickets state […]

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Indiependence Giveaway #2, accommodation info

No Comments 10 July 2009

First and foremost congratulations to our first week’s winners Joe and Fiona! We’re giving away another two pairs of tickets this week, details are below. As Indiependence does not have an official festival campsite itself, a number of private groups have stepped up to offer accommodation for punters over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. TO […]

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The Great Indiependence Giveaway

No Comments 03 July 2009

* Competition is now closed and winners have being notified. Thanks to all our entrants! * Summer’s well and truly here and that, of course means music festivals. While a plethora of events will be vying for you attention this year, few can claim to have as much bang for your buck as the Indiependence […]

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Gig tax update

1 Comment 27 April 2009

Grab a seat, this is going to be a long post. A while back a piece in the Irish Independent revealed that music artists visiting this country on tour do not pay a tax on their income similar to other countries. This in turn led to speculation as to whether or not such a tax […]

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Why are we paying so much for live shows?

9 Comments 03 April 2009

A topic that’s hardly fresh, granted, but it’s interesting to note Sam Smyth’s piece in the Indo on how the Government here have not been claiming tax from visiting acts. Here’s a snippet. Top Irish bands cannot understand why they pay taxes when touring abroad but the Government does not levy taxes on international artists […]

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January ’09 Playlist

2 Comments 26 January 2009

Some of my favourite music of the year so far – a nice mellow(ish) collection of tunes. Hope you enjoy ’em!

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An Indiecater Christmas

No Comments 02 December 2008

Those fine folks in Indiecater are releasing a special Christmas album featuring such artists as Jape, David Kitt and Nina Hynes. As with all Indiecater releases, the price is very fair at €6.50. It’s available now as a digital download.

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Poll: Best Irish Album of 2008?

8 Comments 24 November 2008

Quite a difficult question and one that will be posed to a panel of 12 judges for the 2008 Choice Music Prize. According to Jim the prize, won last year by Super Extra Bonus Party, will be awarded on March 4 at a live show in Vicar St. The shortlist of 10 albums will be […]

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