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It sounds like Rusangano Family, who had a stellar 2017, playing loads of festivals and winning the Choice Prize, are going away for a while to work on their next release. There’s another few dates left, including at Tramline Dublin on January 13 as part of First Fortnight, but Saturday night at Cyprus Avenue was […]

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On the latest episode of the Point of Everything podcast (Soundcloud/iTunes), I talked to the Bonk frontman Phil Christie. They’re been around for a while – all the pictures below are from a gig they played at the Kino in Cork (which has lost its Frank and Walters fan but gained a blue phoenix, if […]

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All pictures by Brid O’Donovan (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) Emmet Condon, organiser of Another Love Story, which took place last weekend at Killyon Manor, Co Meath, was telling me recently that the done thing with a ‘successful’ festival is to expand things, to grow bigger the following year. But ALS isn’t like other festivals. […]

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Subscribe to TPOE’s New Irish Music playlist on Spotify It’s a jammers week of new releases – just as well cos I’m off to Barcelona and Primavera next week. I’m spending an inordinate amount of time trying to decide between Solange and Broken Social Scene, embroiled in a direct clash on Thursday. It’s a very […]

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Louise Bruton, in the Irish Times, wrote of Bantum‘s second album Move: “With familiar names such as Rusangano Family, Loah and newcomer Farah Elle featuring, it’s an exact guide of who we should be listening to right now.” At Bello Bar last Friday night, which me and two fellow Cork people stumbled across after consulting […]

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Well that was pretty good, wasn’t it!? Altered Hours launched their debut album In Heat Not Sorry at the Kino in January, promoted by Southern Hospitality Board, and returned to the venue at the end of the year, Saturday, December 10, as part of the promoters’ Sudden Club Weekender. Supported by the Bonk, a self-described […]

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Rusangano Family ripped it up at the Kino on Friday night, opening Southern Hospitality Board‘s Sudden Club Weekender. Anybody in doubt that they’re the most exciting live band in the country is surely convinced now. The three piece, comprising the non-stop energy of rappers God Knows and Murli and beatmaster mynameisj0hn, were supported by Bantum, […]

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All pictures by Bríd O’Donovan. I wonder who saw the most acts at Hard Working Class Heroes this year. About 104 artists were on the lineup (though there were one or two cancellations, such as Affleck). I wasn’t up in Dublin for Thursday (here’s who I would’ve gone to see) so I had some catching […]

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Damon McMahon aka Amen Dunes was touring around Ireland last week, arriving in Cork on Thursday, September 25, to play the TDC in the Triskel. Promoted by the Southern Hospitality Board, Amen Dunes, completed by Parker Kindred and Jordi Wheeler, channel Kurt Vile and play sunny, laid back Americana. And finally I got to catch […]

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Cork band Elastic Sleep launched their debut EP Leave You at the Triskel on Sunday night. It was just over 10 months ago that I first blogged about them, a little flustered at just how good introductory track ‘Anywhere’ was. They’ve kept the quality levels high throughout the six tracks that comprise the new EP, […]