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0 Replies and 2899 Views BOA MORTE stream, gigs, album, stuff....  2899  0 Started by  billboa Boa Morte's second album The Dial Waltz picked up some great reviews on its release recently (see below). The band are now following on with a single release and a series of countrywide gigs in November. Album available on iTunes, Amazon, HMV, Plugd, Tower and lots of other places. In the meantime, here's a stream of the closing song on the album: www.soundcloud.com/boa-morte/all-this-we-must-consider Reviews of The Dial Waltz: Hot Press - (4 Star...
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9/18/2010 2:47 PM
2 Replies and 4214 Views Thin Lizzy not feeling the Vibe  4214  2 Started by  rcleere For 24 years the annual 'Vibe for Philo' event has celebrated the life, work, and musical legacy of Philip Lynott in his native city, Dublin. Originating in a personal request by Lynott in 1981 to his old friend Smiley Bolger to 'do a vibe for me sometime,' it has become something of a mecca for LIZZY supporters old and new worldwide. Over the years, Eric Bell, Brian Robertson, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, Midge Ure, John Sykes, and Marco Mendoza, along with other Lynott a...
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by  roddycleere@gmail.comJump to last post
9/15/2010 12:30 PM
27 Replies and 12133 Views Smiths - most influential band of last 50 years?  12133  27 Started by  tobble
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The Smiths have been voted the most influential pop band of the past 50 years in an NME poll. Fair enough you might say, but what I love is the London Independent Newspaper has run an Editorial about this! Check it out at: http://argument.independent.co.uk/leading_articles/story.jspstory=285795 So do you think it's true My feeling is that 50 years is stretching it a bit but to call them the most influential band of the 30 years would be fair dinkum me thinks. that's my 2 euro cents t...
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by  stveJump to last post
9/10/2010 12:31 PM
1 Replies and 3802 Views Axel Rose= tool  3802  1 Started by  John Doe Plenty of complaints about Gun's n' Roses 'performance' - or lack thereof - at the O2 last night. Wasn't there myself (I always thought they were overrated to be honest) - any Cluasers able to provide first hand accounts
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by  aidanJump to last post
9/2/2010 4:22 AM
2 Replies and 3572 Views Fu*k O2, fu*k Ticketbasta*d, and fu*k Arcade Fire  3572  2 Started by  John Doe There was a time...back in the dim and distant past...when buying a concert ticket was relatively easy. First of all, there was PUBLICITY. Your favourite band announced that they were touring. If you were lucky, they were playing in Dublin. After that it was a simple endurance test. You turned up at Golden Discs or HMV or whoever, the doors opened at 9 o'clock and you BOUGHT your ticket with cash. If it was a popular act...your U2s and so forth...you might have to queue up for a few hours before...
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by  John DoeJump to last post
8/23/2010 8:46 AM
0 Replies and 3931 Views Mercury Music Prize 2010 shortlist  3931  0 Started by  aidan Well, here we are: runners and riders listed below. As per P. Power Esq.'s online odds at the time of posting, The XX are (deserving) favourites, Villagers well-placed, with Biffy Clyro and the enigmatic Kit Downes Trio both outsiders. Biffy Clyro “Only Revolutions” (14th Floor)Corinne Bailey Rae “The Sea” (EMI)Dizzee Rascal “Tongue N’ Cheek” (Dirtee Stank)Kit Downes Trio “Golden’ (Basho)Foals “Total Life Forever” (Transgressive)I Am Kloot “Sky At Night (Shepherd Moon/EMI)Laura Marling “I Speak ...
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7/20/2010 4:51 PM
0 Replies and 2358 Views Win Tickets to T In The Park this weekend at The Twisted Pepper w/ DJ Craze, Mala, Krust, Alden Tyrell & more  2358  0 Started by  BodytonicMusic Win tickets to T IN THE PARK this weekend at The Twisted Pepper. To be in with a chance, all you have to do is be the one of the first two people to buy a pint of Tennants, and say to the bartender **T IN THE PARK**, at any of the following events this weekend: Mr Jones: DJ CRAZE Shortie MUD: MALA, KRUST, DJ CLASS A, Breakology DJs, Wobble DJs & more POGO: ALDEN TYRELL (Live), GRUM, Untz, Simon Conway & more
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6/24/2010 9:34 AM
1 Replies and 3553 Views Malcolm McLaren R.I.P.  3553  1 Started by  aidan Another month, another cult music figure dies. If you read Simon Reynolds' excellent 'Rip It Up And Start Again' you'll see just how unsavoury he could be - and at exactly the same time just how enthralling and entertaining he was. For good or ill, he shaped the modern music industry - for example, hit records by people who can't sing:
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by  eoghanJump to last post
4/9/2010 2:17 AM
1 Replies and 3599 Views BEBO be banjaxed?  3599  1 Started by  eoghan AOL who own Bebo yesterday announced that they are thinking of either selling it or shutting it down: http://paidcontent.org/article/419-aol-admits-bebo-could-be-sold-or-shut-down-may-target-for-decision/ Bebo has been haemorrhaging visitors (as you can see in the following chart - 45 down in 1 year) and AOL don't see any value in continuing to pump money into it: Ireland is one market where Bebo has got a secure foothold, at least in a certain demographic. Should it close down can w...
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by  BinokularJump to last post
4/7/2010 9:02 AM
3 Replies and 4396 Views Electric Picnic 2010 lineup = dampish squib?  4396  3 Started by  eoghan The Electric Picnic line-up has been announced. A solid enough roster but - if you were asking me - it is lacking any major, major names. Maybe some are in the pipeline. For comparison just take Wechter Festival this year where they will have Muse, Green Day, Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam... Roxy Music LCD Soundsystem Massive Attack The National PiL Leftfield Gil Scott-Heron The Frames Imelda May Modest Mouse New Pornographers Seasick Steve 808 State Hot Chip Fever Ray Beach Ho...
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by  BinokularJump to last post
4/7/2010 3:48 AM
0 Replies and 2065 Views Mark Linkous R.I.P.  2065  0 Started by  aidan Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse committed suicide on 6 March: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8554319.stm Sad news, especially given the other recent deaths of excellent artists:
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3/7/2010 4:02 PM
1 Replies and 3214 Views Adrian Crowley Wins Choice Music Prize  3214  1 Started by  eoghan Congrats to Adrian Crowley who won this year's Choice Music Prize. No major surprise, he was always in with a serious shot. A sound choice by the jury. Check out our interview with Adrian that we published only last week.
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by  aidanJump to last post
3/3/2010 5:39 PM
9 Replies and 6306 Views Choice Music Prize 2009  6306  9 Started by  jan The nominations are no longer a mystery....place your bets!!For my money it's a fairly disappointing list lacking in imagination! No mention for Holy Roman Army, 8Ball (brilliant album), Patrick Kelleher and others. The inclusion of Laura Izibor and Swell Season merits the 'wtf' response for this year. Adrian Crowley for the win. And So I Watch You From Afar - And So I Watch You From AfarBellX1 - Blue Lights On The RunwayCODES - Trees Dream In AlgebraAdrian Crowley - Season of the SparksDark Ro...
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by  aidanJump to last post
2/23/2010 6:11 AM
2 Replies and 3134 Views Kate McGarrigle RIP  3134  2 Started by  jan Really sad news. Hadn't realised she was ill. :(Here she is doing what she did best.
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by  aidanJump to last post
1/20/2010 6:19 AM
0 Replies and 2230 Views Suede reform for gig  2230  0 Started by  aidan A once-off charity show in London in March. But it's Richard Oakes on guitar, not Bernard Butler: www.nme.com/news/suede/49240 First band I ever loved. Their final album was awful and the others haven't aged so well - but still: in their prime they were awesome. Even Luke Haines says so (in his recent autobiography) and he hates everybody:
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1/19/2010 6:42 AM
0 Replies and 1901 Views Session evening  1901  0 Started by  Andrew Smyth I'm trying to set up a session evening, in my pub in Bicester Oxford. There is a reasonable size Irish community in the area and I'm hoping to make this a regular Sunday event. Any help would be much appreciated.Thanks
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1/18/2010 7:35 AM
2 Replies and 3145 Views Neil Young, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air  3145  2 Started by  aidan This is pure genius. Aside from the great man delivering a haunting version of an anthem for our times, the retro cross-fade camera shots are lovely. (There's one that's held for a second or two in pure '70s styleee.) Anyway, one that'll sear your soul: &91;if video clip does not appear - it doesn't seem to in IE7 - then you can see the clip here&93; &91;if video clip does not appear - it doesn't seem to in IE7 - then you can see the clip here&93;
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by  Idiot KidJump to last post
1/14/2010 1:48 AM
2 Replies and 2978 Views Jay Reatard RIP  2978  2 Started by  jan Just 29 years old :(
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by  janJump to last post
1/13/2010 3:50 PM
0 Replies and 2029 Views Bono writes again  2029  0 Started by  aidan In case you missed it, a couple of weekends ago there appeared the latest NY Times op-ed from Bono:www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/opinion/03bono.html Credit where it's due: this one is fairly readable and interesting. However, the Napoleon of Killiney is always good for one cringe-inducing moment, and this article has a cracker: 'In Ireland, at the height of the “Troubles,” it was said that the only solution for rabid sectarianism was to let 1,000 punk-rock bands bloom...'  Of course.
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1/12/2010 4:20 PM
0 Replies and 2245 Views Vic Chesnutt R.I.P.  2245  0 Started by  aidan I've just heard about this - sad news indeed: www.billboard.com/news/singer-vic-c...5514.storyI couldn't find a video for 'When The Bug Hits' so here's something else from him:
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12/26/2009 11:01 AM
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