Archive: September 2013

Culture Night on Friday last, September 20, seemed like a success right around the country. I was working til late so only got to a couple of late gigs in Cyprus Avenue and the Pavilion. Jim Carroll has a good piece on the value of culture here, but hopefully the night did spur something in […]


Little Green Cars announced a December gig in Vicar Street a few weeks ago,, which has since sold out, unsurprisingly. They’ve now followed that up with dates around the country, including a second Vicar Street show, on December 8, and at the Pavilion in Cork on Saturday, December 14. Tickets for that particular show cost […]


I did a double, then a triple take when I saw this gig announcement this morning. Three of my favourite acts, Halves, Come On Live Long and Liza Flume in one of the most beautiful venues in Ireland, the Triskel Christchurch. The gig takes place on Friday, December 13, and sees Halves return to Cork […]

villagers savoy 2

Fresh from their second Mercury nod, this time for the glorious Awayland, Villagers have announced an Irish tour for December. We already knew they were playing Vicar Street on December 17, but they’ve now added preceding dates in Belfast, Derry, Galway and Cork (no Limerick as of yet). Villagers also played the Savoy in March, […]

john grant

For whatever reason, I’ve missed out on John Grant at all the gigs he’s announced in Ireland, including in Cyprus Avenue earlier this year, and at all the festivals we’ve both attended. Well no more! Grant is set to play Cork Opera House on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Tickets cost €26 and can be bought […]


Saint Yorda have released one of my favourite EPs of the year in Disco, and they launched it in the TDC in the Triskel on Sunday night. Brid O’Donovan was there to capture the gig. Saint Yorda play Cyprus Avenue on Friday – Culture Night – as part of a free Fifa Records showcase alongside […]


Cork band the Vincent(s) ended a pretty extensive Irish tour promoting their debut EP in the Pavilion in their home city on Saturday night. And they looked like a band coming off a slew of dates, as tight as they’ve ever been and at the peak of their recently honed powers. There was a good […]

MGMTSummer 13

I wasn’t expecting this gig. I especially wasn’t expecting to hear about it late on a Sunday night. MGMT have been revealed as the headliners for Murphy’s Little Big Weekend, which runs from October 18-20, with all the gigs taking place in the Savoy. Whether or not MGMT are really festival headliners – there’s a […]

samhain fest

The festival season supposedly ended as the sun came up on Electric Picnic last Monday. But somebody forgot to give that memo to a few bookers: Valentia Isle Festival takes place next weekend, the Hunters Moon Festival is on towards the end of next month and Samhain Festival sets up show at Glendalough House in […]

Bouts nothing good gets away cover

With an EP and a single under their belts, Dublin four piece Bouts are setting their sights on an album. Entitled Nothing Good Gets Away, Barry Bracken, Colin Boylan, Daniel Flynn and Niall Jackson are releasing it on their own imprint Wonky Karousel Records on October 25. ‘6.0’ is the first single from the album […]