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…

Camera Obscura @The Button Factory

Camera Obscura, The Button Factory, Dublin – 26th May 2014 Glaswegian indie-pop act ‘Camera Obscura’ arrived in Dublin on Monday night to play at the Button Factory instead of the original Vicar Street venue. Fresh from maternity leave after their album ‘Desire Lines’ released in 2013, there was high hopes and expectations. ‘Oh Cry Baby’…

Joan as Police Woman @The Button Factory

Joan As Police Woman, The Button Factory, Dublin – April 30th 2014 Purple and turquoise smokey light billowed on top of us all while we waited in anticipation for Joan Wasser, also known as Joan as Police Woman. The cult soul singer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, is famed for her work with high profile artists…

King Khan and the Shrines @Whelan’s, Dublin

King Khan and the Shrines at Whelan’s – 19th April Berlin based Arish ‘King’ Khan and The Shrines, a big band consisting of crazy Khan and nine wildly, talented musicians exploded onto stage last Saturday night. Best known for music steeped in punk, free jazz, psychedelic funk and 70′s era soul – they are popular…

The Riptide Movement @ Vicar Street, Dublin

Friday 4th April 2014 Ireland’s hottest rock and roll act since Thin Lizzy or Rory Gallagher…The Riptide Movement blasted onto stage amidst billowing smoke, pulsating lights and screaming fans at Vicar Street. Mal Tuohy (lead vocals/guitar) and the lads – J.P.R. Dalton (lead guitar), Ger McGarry (bass/harmonica) and Gar Byrne (drums) were launching their latest album ‘Getting Through’…

Chvrches @The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Chvrches, a Scottish synth-pop act played their first show in Ireland last night. Singer songwriter SOAK played in support with her chilled, ambient songs. ‘Blud’ and ‘Sea Creatures’ were simply lovely. SOAK’s debut EP is out in May 2014 and she will be supporting Chvrches throughout their European tour. Chvrches attracted a large crowd, and they packed in early while strobe…

John Murry @ The Pepper Canister Church

Sunday 23rd February 2014  Red ambient light filled the pulpit, as the crowd spilled in from the wet and blustery Irish night, filling up the pews. Excitement ricocheting off the walls of The Pepper Canister Church because Americana blues singer John Murry was here to show us who he was. Murry, grandson of William Faulkner, is described…

To Kill A King @The Workman’s Club

Sunday 10th Feb 2014 Folk rock act TO KILL A KING from London pulled in a large crowd at The Workman’s Club last Saturday, a queue going out-the-door is always a sure sign of good things to come, setting particularly high expectations for the act, but would they deliver? Support act ‘The Wonder Villains’ from Derry were an excellent choice to open…

Vann Music @First Fortnight

The Button Factory – Saturday, January 11th 2014 Vann Music, since the release of their debut EP in June 2013, have rocked out several festivals Longitude, Castlepalooza, Electric Picnic to name a few, and sold out venues throughout Ireland along with their energetic and electro-rock sounds receiving rave reviews. First Fortnight’s finale gig was held in…

Whelan’s Ones to Watch Festival – 2014

Jan 8th 2013 //// Opening Ceremony Whelan’s Ones to Watch four day festival this year has got it all pop, folk, indie, electronic, experimental traditional, you name it, the best of Irish is out in force this week.  Drenched to the bone from the terrible weather, I squelched on down through the streets of Portobello,…