Thursday 6 March 2014, 16:29
The Nerve Centre’s Resonate project are celebrating their end of year with a special gig with over ten acts on Friday the 21st of March.
Paddy Nash, Gemma Bradley, Glenn Rosborough, The Wood Burning Savages, Droids, The Clameens, We Are Aerials, Adam Leonard, Cordials, Best Boy Grip and more will all play the event at the Nerve Centre in Derry-Londonderry.
Resonate was set up to take the musical talent, energy and spirit of the city during the City of Culture year in 2013 and preserve it for posterity.
Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17:35
Rigsy is joined by influential Irish blogger and DJ Niall Byrne (AKA Nialler9) who called into RTE studios in Dublin, to chat through some of the best new music to reach them recently.
Rocstrong – Go 'Head
Niall: ‘Interesting...that is the first song ever that we’ve heard from Rocstrong…he’s from Congo and he’s based in Dublin…his band also features members from Angola and Poland. It’s really interesting stuff, it’s got a very different vibe from a lot of the stuff you’ll hear. Bit of doomy blues, bit of funk, bit of pop…’
Rigsy: ‘…it’s great, really, really awesome, loving that. It is, as you say, a little bit different and what a back story’
Kill Krinkle Club – By Choice
Rigsy: ‘They’ve played Sound City, Electric Picnic, CMJ in New York…’
Niall: ‘I think their last album (Oxen of the Sun) is a very good album…they did a really nice series of music videos as well…and that’s really one of the best songs they’ve done so far…’
New Jackson – Satisfaction
Niall: ‘New Jackson has just released a Made It Mine E.P and this song features on it. New Jackson is David Kitt and he’s been doing so...
Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17:33
Sea Sessions are set to return to Bundoran, Co. Donegal from the 27th - 29th June. The first batch of acts for the festival have been announced today including The Dandy Warhols, Gentleman's Dub Club, Hudson Taylor, DJ Yoda, Drenge, Walking On Cars, Friction Ft. Linguistics.
For more information visit seasessions.com.
Meanwhile Longitude Festival which returns to Marley Park Dublin from the 18th-20th July have announced additions to their bill. Massive Attack, Rudimental, The 1975, BANKS, Parquet Courts, Krystal Klear, O Emperor, Eagulls, RY X, Say Lou Lou, Son Lux, Josef Salvat and Samaris are all set to play the festival.
These acts join previously announced acts such as Disclosure, Ben Howard, Bastille, Haim, Chvches, Hozier, James Vincent McMorrow, Bombay Bicycle Club and many many more.
Wednesday 5 March 2014, 16:35
Hornets UK Tour Fundraiser: Secret Location
Support: Axis of & Small Hawk Orchestral
Everyone loves a secret location, it adds to the level of exclusivity that occurs in all social circles. Hornets got it right when they decided to have a BYO fundraiser for their imminent UK tour, with a level of kool kid kudos generally given to bands seeking out non-traditional music venues. This wouldn't be the first time for these boys, previously causing chaos at a house party gig.
It's just the second gig for newcomers Small Hawk Orchestral and the surprising grab of a microphone from an audience member...
Tuesday 4 March 2014, 16:26
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Tuesday 4 March 2014, 10:49
Stendhal Festival of Art returns to Limavady on the 8th & 9th of August for its fourth year.
The winner of the 'Best Small Festival' at the 2013 Irish Festival Awards, Stendhal played host to the likes of Neil Hannon, Duke Special, Soak, Axis Of, Amidships, Trucker Diablo, The Clameens and many more last year.
This year, organisers are looking to fill "over 50 slots over four stages" and they are welcoming submissions now.
Submissions for musicians, poets, vendors, artists, sculptors, stand-up comics and family entertainment providers are open now on www.stendhalfestival.com and will close on...
Monday 3 March 2014, 15:51
Trucker Diablo have announced they are going on hiatus.
A statement from frontman Tom Harte stated that he, "decided to put the brakes on Trucker Diablo for the foreseeable future" due to family reasons.
When recalling some of the bands highlights, Tom mentioned, "supporting Foo Fighters and Black Stone Cherry", watching "Dee Snider rockin out side of the stage at Download festival" and "Ricky Warwick...agreeing to be on the 1st album and being a constant supporter of the band".
After announcing his departure in January, guitarist Simon Haddock played his last show with the band on Saturday...
Monday 3 March 2014, 14:37
The Cathedral Quarters Arts Festival returns for its 15th year from the 1st to the 11th of May.
The Belfast festival released details of it's programme earlier today, including shows from Wild Beasts, Shonen Knife, F*** Buttons, The Handsome Family, De La Soul, Wilko Johnson, Rubberbandits, Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion, Jimi Goodwin (Doves), Tinariwen and many more.
More shows will be announced in the coming weeks but to see the current list of shows, visit cqaf.com.
Friday 28 February 2014, 17:26
Hidden Machine 01 - Patrick Gardiner, The Jepettos, Master and Dog
Thurs 27th February 2014
For an 18-year-old, singer-songwriter Patrick Gardiner shows very few nerves as he takes to the stage, and as he sings the first few bars of 'He Isn’t Right For You' it becomes clear why. This is the first Hidden Machine, a new monthly gig night showcasing local talent, and Magheralin’s Gardiner is most definitely talented. As he introduces new track 'Carcassonne' he apologises in advance for “messing it up” and you can tell that he isn’t too confident about this one. However...