Tag: Toby Kaar

It’s been a while since Toby Kaar has played an actual gig of his own in Cork. Sure he’s DJ’d in the Pavilion a few times in recent months, most recently at the debauched Floating Joints II last Thursday. So on Friday, March 22, at the Pavilion, Toby will be doing his own thing, playing […]

Kool Thing The Berlin-based Dublin/Australian trio Kool Thing had a pretty good 2012, releasing a few singles, a digital EP of remixes and winning lots of new fans with their live show. They ooze cool – I mean look at that photo up there! Theirs is a laid-back, dark and sometimes intimidating sound, but one […]

I saw Kool Thing play the Forbidden Fruit festival in Dublin at the start of June. A great set, it was the closing song that grabbed my attention. A slow-building number that evolves when it feels like it, punctuated by the intro of a guitar being stabbed at, it felt epic. I now find out […]

The Pavilion must have thought this was a risky gig. Three producers/artists who haven’t released anything physical – two of whom haven’t even officially released anything at all yet, preferring to stick to demos.

This Friday, Cork gets to experience three of the best producers in the country. Cork’s own Toby Kaar is headlining the Pavilion on Friday night, accompanied by Bantum and Adultrock. Toby has had a tumultuous last 12 months. After playing Whelan’s Ones To Watch festival last January, he’s had every blog in Ireland fawning over […]

Two-piece Irish electronica act Nouveaunoise have been inspired. But it’s not by anything in Ireland. Despite hailing from the west of the country – “You can never get rid of that, it’s with you ‘til the day you die” – it’s the UK scene that is really opening their eyes at the moment. Indeed, they […]

Toby Kaar played the Pavilion in Cork on Sunday evening. He’s heading back to England soon for college so this is kind of like his farewell. After playing pretty much every festival in Ireland this summer, it’s safe to say he has won many fans. While I didn’t get to see the show myself, Brid […]

The Hard Working Class Heroes launch took place a few weeks ago, with a call to bands to submit their songs for consideration. The line-up was announced earlier this week and it’s got such a wonderful and diverse grouping of bands (not from up North though – four bands) that even On The Record commenters […]

On Wednesday evening, Toby Kaar unveiled a remix of Fela Kuti’s ‘Everything Scatter’, the original of which you can listen to up there. The Corkman (Toby, duh) has made the party bits go on that little bit longer. Considering his remix is double the length of Kuti’s, it’s not exactly surprised. Everything Toby touches turns […]

Out On A Limb and Dolan’s in Limerick city have joined forces to create a wonderful bill of local and national acts on Saturday, August 6. Out On A Limb, for those who haven’t heard, is an independent record label that’s released some of the best Irish music since 2003. Bands that have featured on […]