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Review: Metropolis 2016

November 16, 2016

There it sits, under a crescent moon, Leinster blue spotlights glinting off each individual mirror – the world’s largest disco ball, in the courtyard of the RDS – a signifier of the weekend to come.

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Scenery – Japan’s greatest contribution to Jazz

November 16, 2016

Grandiose statements require grandiose substantiation, and as such it’s a rare day that I would take such a concept to task. Though it is of little debate as to whether Mr. Ryo Fukui’s 1976 debut

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Review: Sleaford Mods at Vicar Street

November 5, 2016

Close to 1,000 spent their Thursday night at Vicar Street being hypnotised by a 45 year old ex-social welfare adviser repeatedly slapping his own head and unloading half a century of inequality, class division and

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Sussed: Metropolis 2016

November 3, 2016

Ireland’s biggest winter festival returns to the RDS after a stellar debut outing. Chic, Hot Chip and Le Galaxie were the highlights of a serious couple of days’ dancing in Donnybrook last year – but

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Review: American Football – American Football

October 26, 2016

Opening with a track entitled ‘Where Are We Now’ seems pretty apt considering that this is the first LP American Football has released this century. Though their sophomore offering is still self-titled, the album is

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Did Bob Dylan deserve the Nobel Prize for Literature?

October 26, 2016

Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. “Wait, literature?” I hear you say. That’s right. The Swedish Academy has awarded him “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

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Review: Death Grips at the Academy

October 17, 2016

It’s a long flight of stairs up to the Academy’s main room and on this night, getting close to Samhain, it felt like a liminal space, a passageway between the relative sanity of the street

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Review: A Seat at the Table by Solange

October 12, 2016

Eight years on from the groovy, upbeat album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, Solange Knowles has emerged with a clean, crystal cut album full of emotion and thought. Solange Knowles has invited us to

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All roads lead to ROMES

September 28, 2016

ROMES are a half Irish, half Canadian alternative pop band made up of childhood friends Jacob Bitove on vocals, his brother Nick Bitove on drums, Andrew Keyes on Bass and James Tebbit on guitar. Earlier this

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The Suss’ Summer: Longitude

September 28, 2016

As crowds of people swarmed into Marlay Park, it was clear that Longitude was going to be a weekend to remember. The atmosphere was full of excitement for a fantastic lineup. Laura Mulva, Daughter and

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REVIEW: The Lumineers at the Olympia

April 21, 2016

The Lumineers are currently on tour and this week they took to the stage of the Olympia Theatre in Dublin to perform in front of hundreds of their loyal Irish fans. For a group of

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REVIEW: Muse at the 3Arena

April 20, 2016

  Teignmouth titans Muse are no stranger to Irish shores and last week saw their first show here since 2012 – when they toured their sixth album, The 2nd Law. The trio are showing off

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Festival line-ups in flying form

April 20, 2016

A long summer lies ahead, however, not all of us have the luxury of escaping on a J1 for three months or going InterRailing around Europe with friends for a couple of weeks. Whether it

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King Kong Club: helping to climb the tower

April 20, 2016

We’re upstairs in Whelan’s – it’s the end of the gig, and the crowd is huddled together before the stage, clapping enthusiastically and screaming at the top of their lungs. Only it is not a

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Review: Mind of Mine by Zayn Malik

April 6, 2016

Zayn Malik’s debut album has been highly anticipated since his departure from One Direction just over a year ago. In a boyband, his role was clear: brooding, mysterious, soulful. As a solo artist, he seems

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“We’re doing it for Ireland” say Rusangano Family

April 6, 2016

In the Shona language of Zimbabwe, the word Rusangano means togetherness, and it’s clear that the concept resonates strongly with Rusangano Family’s members – MCs God Knows and MuRli, from Shannon by way of Zimbabwe

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Will Zayn go the same Direction as Robbie?

April 6, 2016

There comes a time in each successful boyband’s lifespan where one member throws a spanner in the works and decide to leaves the band, disappointing fans all over the world.

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European festival forecast

March 23, 2016

It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer. The grey skies and morning drizzle may beg to differ, but with Electric Picnic’s lineup launched festival season is right around the corner. LCD Soundsystem and Lana