Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ear Worm #4

Steven O’Rourke Nirvana – ‘Lithium’ There’s been a lot of talk of Nirvana this week (On The Record, Swear I’m Not Paul, mp3hugger and more) and it set me thinking. I haven’t actually listened to Nevermind since reading the Charles … Continue reading

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For The Turnstiles: Cocophone Interview

Cocophone are one of the most talked about bands in Ireland at the moment and for good reason. Last Summer they beat over twenty bands in the first ‘Becks on the Night’ band competition in Boyles, Slane as well as … Continue reading

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Nothing But The Girl(s): The Ladies of 2010

Seeing as we’re still in January (just) and the nominees for this year’s Choice Music Prize were announced exactly a fortnight ago, I thought it might be a good idea to include a run-down of my favourite album releases by … Continue reading

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For The Turnstiles – Ani DiFranco – NCH Live Review

Ani DiFranco played a solo concert last night in the exclusive National Concert Hall in Dublin. It was intimate, soulful, delicate as well as a real celebration for the room full of Ani fans.

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Ear Worm #3

Peter Nagle Ezio – ‘Bruce Springsteen’ I was sent the new album from English Folk-Rock band Ezio before Christmas and it’s been on regular rotation ever since. The band name is also the first name of main songwriter Ezio Lunedei … Continue reading

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InReview: A Lazarus Soul – Through a Window in the Sunshine Room

I’ve sometimes wondered what the artists I’ve critiqued have thought of that review. That, of course, makes the massive assumption that they actually cared enough to read the review. InReview attempts to answer that question. In this series, I will … Continue reading

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For The Turnstiles: Dan Wilde Interview

For the inaugural ‘For The Turnstiles’ interview I wanted to introduce Ireland to a considerable talent from Blackpool called Dan Wilde. ‘This is the Place’ is Dan’s debut album released officially on February 28th through The Littlest Mojo music company. … Continue reading

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Review: The Certain Three Tour, Workman’s Club, 15th Jan

Whoever’s idea it was to get these three bands onto one tour either  has their finger firmly to the pulse of the Irish music scene as it stands, has a canny head for marketing, or just really gets each of … Continue reading

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Whether or not you’ve applied for funding from the Arts Council or other government bodies for projects in the past, all you musicians and artists in Ireland will be glad to see that the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport … Continue reading

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Ear Worm #2

Anna Murray Michael Gordon – ‘Industry’ A greatest hits compilation is an unusual beast within the world of ‘classical’ music, but then the Bang on A Can composers are too. Re-released at the start of the month as mp3 download, … Continue reading

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