Sharp darts

Not content with releases from Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Action Bronson to name a few, hip-hop in 2015 has decided to reward us again; Earl Sweatshirt has released a new surprise album. I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside was announced last week along with the video for lead single “Grief”. The album was released yesterday.

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All leader Tyler, the Creator will bring his own personal brand of chaos to Dublin this coming August. He will play the Academy on August 26th. Tickets are €25.50 and on sale now.

Drummer AJ Pero of glam rockers Twisted Swister has died, aged 55. The suspected cause of death is a heart attack.

Actor Ryan O’Neal has told of how the filming of Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon was disrupted after IRA threats against the director. Kubrick was placed under threat for filming scenes involving the British Army during the Troubles. O’Neal commented: “He was given 24 hours. He was gone in 12.”

US television website TVLine are reporting that the upcoming sixth season of Downton Abbey will be the show’s last. The website cites “multiple sources” and the report follows hints of the show’s end from Maggie Smith earlier this month.

John Connors has been confirmed to be leading an acting masterclass at this year LiFT Youth Arts Festival in Ballymun. The actor is best known for portraying pipe-bomb maker Patrick Ward in RTE’s Love/Hate.

Odrán de Bhaldraithe and Stephen Keegan

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