Ane Brun @Vicar Street, Dublin

Ane Brun @ Vicar Street Saturday 16th Nov 2013 Last Saturday night underneath a full moon at Vicar Street, there was a feeling of something otherworldly and magical waiting for us something by the Norwegian name of singer and musician Ane Brun. Before she arrived, Tonbruket performed their jazzy ambient sounds, with elements of folk and slide country-guitar…

Suede @The Olympia, Dublin

Saturday 28th Oct 2013 Suede played to a packed house at the Olympia last night, October 28th 2013, with excellent support coming from Teleman, a UK act who are similar to ‘Django-Django’, ‘Girls Names’ and ‘Friendly Fires’. Light and clean, nerdy indie-pop, the lead singer Thomas Sander is like a blonde ‘Aidan Gillen’. Some nice…

Agnes Obel @Vicar Street, Dublin

Wednesday 24th October 2013 Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel and the Aventine album (2013) tour played to an excited and fully seated house at Vicar Street last Wednesday night. The renowned pianist from Copenhagen, along with her talented accompanying musicians, has embarked on a European tour to the deepest of praise so far. Her audience of fans…

Leonard Cohen @The o2, Dublin

Wednesday, 11th Sept 2013 Gifted with a golden voice and literary genius, Leonard Cohen, a living music legend thrilled the O2 arena in Dublin instantly. Cohen practically running onto stage, bursting into song, and crouching down on his knees. He soothed us with “Dance Me To The End Of Love” and told us “I’m here…

Paramore @The o2, Dublin

@ the o2 arena, Dublin Monday, 2nd Sept 2013 Insanely popular emo-punk band Paramore and chameleon front woman Hayley Williams bombed into a hot and packed O2 arena after support came from Walking on Cars who opened to a tremendous response from the full house screaming along to their tunes. Kerry’s popular act did themselves…

Crayonsmith @Anseo, Dublin

Sunday 25th August 2013 Crayonsmith played upstairs in Anseo last Sunday night to a full room; supported by the awesome I Heart the Monster Hero and Percolator. I wasn’t due to review this gig, however afterwards in hindsight we felt that a few words were in proper order. Apologies to kraut-rock act Percolator as we didn’t get to see…

Lord Huron @Whelans, Dublin

Sunday 18th August 2013 Dusk was settling on the skies over Dublin, while American indie-folk act Lord Huron from L.A. prepared to hit the stage in Whelan’s last Sunday night. Conor Linnie was “the chosen one”; he played perfectly in support with his finely crafted folk-blues numbers. To my surprise the room was completely silenced…

NanuNanu @Whelans, DUblin

@Whelan’s, Friday 26th July 2013 Nanu Nanu teleported onto stage in support to Keith Moss and the Tightrope Walkers and Common Wolf at the jam packed upstairs venue of Whelan’s last Friday night. Nanu Nanu, creators of their own genre “alien-pop”, consists of Mirrorman (Marc Aubele) and Glitterface (Laura Sheeran). Together they have been making waves…

Keith Moss +The Tightrope Walkers @Whelans, Dublin

@ Whelan’s Friday 26th July 2013 Keith Moss and the Tightrope Walkers played upstairs in Whelan’s on Friday night for the launch of their debut album ‘What Eludes You Moves You’ off Reekus Records label. Whelan’s upstairs was packed with Keith & Co’s fans, mainly female, who were jammed up front to catch a good look. Support on the night…

Longitude (Sunday) – Top Acts

LONGITUDE – TOP ACTS (SUNDAY) Longitude – 21st July 2013 Landing at Longitude on Sunday my mission was to check out as many of the acts as humanely possible, in order to narrow down who performed outstandingly and to tell you of new ones to watch for further down the music line. YEAH YEAH YEAHS…