Interpol @The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Interpol post-punk revivalists for the first of three shows arrived at the Olympia in Dublin as part of their El Pintor tour. Rock artists Health from LA intrigued on support, merging electro and rock into a hard to ignore sound. Blood coloured lights shone across Banks and the new Interpol live line-ups smirking faces. Smirking because,…

Gruff Rhys @The Pepper Canister Church

Musician, film maker, composer and author – Gruff Rhys arrived to perform a sold out show at the Pepper Canister Church in a quaint street in Georgian Dublin. Rhys is known for – his solo work across the world, as lead singer of both ‘Super Furry Animals’ and ‘Neon Neon’, and his Mogwai, Dangermouse and…

Elton John @ The 3Arena, Dublin

“How wonderful life is now you’re in the world.” Legend Elton John, also known as Sir Elton Hercules John, and his band played at the 3Arena last night. A jam packed arena awaited them and almost every seat of the 14,500 space was filled. Dazzling like a puff of magic  across the stage, John was…

Little Dragon @ Vicar Street, Dublin

Swedish act Little Dragon formed their electronic band in Gothenburg in 1996, comprising of Yukimi Nagano (lead vocalist), Hakan Wirenstrand (keys), Erik Bodin (drums) and Fredrik Kallgren (bass/keys). They named themselves after Nagano’s nickname because she often threw tantrums during recording. TV drama Grey’s Anatomy exposed them slightly during album Machine Dreams (2009). Album Ritual…

La Roux @ The Academy

“Streets are lined with people, people who want to move, move, move.” – La Roux It’s been a long five years since statuesque red one ‘La Roux’ (Elly Jackson) released her smash hit debut album ‘Bulletproof’ (2009). After an acrimonious split from producer Ben Langmaid, Jackson placed the recording of her second album on hold…

Marta Wainwright @ Whelan’s, Dublin

Arriving at Martha Wainwright’s concert, one would have found themselves in the middle of protest. Well a mini protest, clad with banners and placards showing images of the effects of Palestine-Israeli warfare. Anti-Israel leaflets were being passed around in order to stop Wainwright playing her next concert in Israel. Stepping inside the venue, it was a different story,…

The Fray @ The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Colorado act ‘The Fray’ landed in Dublin town to blow their dedicated fans and followers minds away. Uber popular Irish act Raglans were great in support. Check them out on Breaking Tunes -’Digging Holes’ and ‘Natives’ makes you sit up and take notice (Arctic Monkey’s style). They have a new album, great lyrics/vocals/guitar skills and are…

Fox Owl Crow @ The Bewley’s Cafe Theatre

Fox Owl Crow at The Bewley’s Cafe Theatre Friday, 22nd August 2014 Fox Owl Crow merges different genres from art-rock, folk to prog-rock. Formed a year ago by Suzanne McEnaney (guitars/multi-instrumentals/vocals), it was her talent that attracted the other highly talented multi-instrumentalists to the show: Sebastian Boes (drums/hammered dulcimer/glockenspiel), Carol Faherty (guitars/multi-instrumentals/vocals) and Frieda Freytag…

Cat Power @ The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Cat Power at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin – July 16th “It’s your responsibility as an artist to stand up if you believe in something.” Patti Smith Cat Power played to a full theatre, hopes were certainly high and the crowd of supporters were looking forward to seeing Chan Marshall break her record of poor gig performances…

Little Green Cars @ Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

Little Green Cars at the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin Saturday, 12th July 2014 Little Green Cars played to a crowd of avid fans and enthusiasts, in the quaint Iveagh Gardens on a wet mid-summers evening in Dublin. Gradually, the rain clouds vanished in time for the spirit to return to the crowd at the picnic styled…

Arcade Fire @ Marlay Park, Dublin

Arcade Fire at Marlay Park – June 29th Sunday was an absolute scorcher of a day in Dublin for Arcade Fire, in promotion of their 4th studio album ‘Reflektor’, which was released in late 2013 to critical acclaim. Previous albums are still popular pieces of work ‘Funeral’ (2004), ‘Neon Bible’ (2007) and ‘The Suburbs’ (2010) and…

Bob Dylan @The 02, Dublin

Bob Dylan and his eternal tour arrived at the O2 in Dublin last Tuesday night, attracting a crowd of all ages. Many were avid fans and some I spoke to were simply there be in the presence of a living legend who is still hard at work at the age of 73. Since 1998, Dylan…