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3 Replies and 5589 Views Shannon Wright  5589  3 Started by  aidan Last night I was at a concert by a US singer-songer called Shannon Wright www.myspace.com/shannonwright. I reckon she has a low profile in Ireland but a sizeable cult following here in 'ooh-la-la'-land. I hadn't heard much from her: friends of mine rave about her so out of curiosity I went along.Her songs are dark folk-rock with a hint of blues, where the tunes are quite subtle and must be caught attentively. She sings loud and deep and clear, with lots of emotion but never showboating. She play...
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by  janJump to last post
10/13/2009 3:37 PM
1 Replies and 3559 Views Pixies @ the Olympia?  3559  1 Started by  PeterQuaife great band, great venue...anyone lucky enough to attend if so, did it go wellPQ
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by  janJump to last post
10/2/2009 5:07 AM
9 Replies and 4199 Views Deus in Tripod  4199  9 Started by  mixtapepublicity Great gig, crap crowd. I should be a reviewer.
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by  floodzerJump to last post
7/8/2009 5:44 AM
4 Replies and 3794 Views Neil Young at the 02  3794  4 Started by  NickWray Opening act on the night was Villagers, who set up in the cramped space between stage front and Neil Young's mammoth set-up of amps, pianos organs and various noise making devices. They seemed comfortable in front of such a massive crowd, Conor O'Brien howling and crooning a passion that was soon to be echoed by ol' Shakey himself. Young and his band pulled no punches, opening up with the crushing Hey Hey, My My. Rock and roll will never die indeed. I envied those who were standing u...
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by  aidanJump to last post
7/2/2009 7:39 AM
0 Replies and 2591 Views NOFX in the Olympia  2591  0 Started by  whiterob81 Was at this on Saturday night. They were fecking amazing. I've heard they're hit and miss but I obviously caught them on a really good night. It seemed like they were trying to make up for the fact that they hadn't played in 5 years and that gig was meant to have been crap. They played the full 20 minute version of the Decline which sounded deadly
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4/27/2009 2:04 AM
3 Replies and 4011 Views hockey/passion pit  4011  3 Started by  whiterob81 Was at this last night. thought both bands were deadly, especially passion pit. very 80's vibe off themdoes anyone else here think whelans is an absolutely horrible venue when there's a big crowd there
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by  UnicronJump to last post
3/8/2009 9:18 AM
1 Replies and 3857 Views Ambience Affair/Somadrone/Le Galaxie, Button Factory  3857  1 Started by  Archie Where the hell was everybody A group of about ten who knew some of the band memories, myself and my 1, and maybe four others What a disappointing gig for such a good line-up. Poor Somadrone, a great set but it just fell dead... Was anybody one of those few others there
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by  UnicronJump to last post
1/26/2009 5:14 AM
2 Replies and 4207 Views Glasvegas in the Academy  4207  2 Started by  whiterob81 Ended up being given a ticket over the weeknd. Deadly show, well impressed, only heard their album for the first time on saturday. Probably the best light show i've seen at a gig in ages. anyone else there
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by  whiterob81Jump to last post
12/16/2008 11:12 AM
0 Replies and 2548 Views Fight Like Apes - Leed's Cockpit  2548  0 Started by  PeterQuaife as a rule which I don't enforce, but which sort of fogs my brain, I am not really a fan of female lead singers, with the exceptions of yer one from Alphastates and of course Alison Moyet...and if my hand was forced I'd would inc the moody one, now turned writer(!) from Sleeper, but thats cause I was a randy teenager and impure thoughts invaded my brain more than algebra or Peg.. but MayKay is something else, tonnage of energy, great presence...Pockets using the ceiling as a drum at one s...
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11/18/2008 4:00 AM
0 Replies and 2792 Views Built To Spill - Whelan's last night  2792  0 Started by  Unicron Genuinely one of the best gigs I've ever seen. My God those boys can play.
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11/11/2008 4:09 AM
0 Replies and 2961 Views The JK Ensemble Session, The Button Factory  2961  0 Started by  floodzer Was at this last night. It was a nice, conservative gig. Performing were Bill Carrothers with Kevin Brady and Dave Redmond (Brilliant), Carly Sings (Meh) & the Callino Quartet, Chequerboard (Some nice tunes, some a little repetitive), Ensemble ICC (fantastic) and The Jimmy Cake (bit of a let down, but that was down to the set so Im told). Good crowd there. It was in celebration of John Kellys radio show's 2nd Anniversary. I reckon he could do a monthly gig and he'd continue to get the numbers if...
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10/3/2008 7:48 AM
0 Replies and 2435 Views Introduction to Dubstep in the Iveagh Gardens  2435  0 Started by  whiterob81 Was at this on Firday. It was alright. Some deadly tunes but kind of ruined by Skream stopping the tunes every couple of minutes to shout drunken nonsense. He was really hammered. But then so was i by the end of it. Never been to a Dubstep night before but was surprised at how well the music works in a club setting. does anyone know if those dustep nights are still on in traffic Wouldn't mind checking one out
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9/15/2008 2:59 AM
0 Replies and 2456 Views Chris Rock  2456  0 Started by  whiterob81 Was at the late show of chris rock last night. He was deadly. Anyone else here go What was the name of the support act he was great
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9/5/2008 4:18 AM
1 Replies and 3919 Views Electric Picnic - Your High/Low Points  3919  1 Started by  floodzer Favourite gig had to be Wilco. They were fan-bloody tastic as always, although it was a real shame they only had an hour set, maybe less Other highlights include Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band, who put on a whopper set, entertaining me throughout despite not knowing one tune as I'm a relatively new Bright Eyes fan. Also enjoyed what I saw of Elbow from the back of the tent and loved Cathy Davey too! Lastly, I very much enjoyed Henry Rollins' spoken word set! I'm sure there will...
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by  mixtapepublicityJump to last post
9/4/2008 4:10 AM
10 Replies and 3540 Views Metallica at Marlay Park  3540  10 Started by  whiterob81 Was at this gig last night. Thought they put on a great show etc. but the whole thing was ruined by trying to get to and from the event. An hour and a half of a bus journey from the city centre after which there was half an hour of a queue to get into the venue because they only seemed to have one entrance open. Then when the thing ended we waited around for as long as we could before going to get the bus back into town. we had to queue for an hour to get the bus back in. they erec...
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by  whiterob81Jump to last post
8/27/2008 2:26 PM
2 Replies and 3075 Views The National - Mandela Hall  3075  2 Started by  PeterQuaife Absolutely blinding...2 piece brass section really added to the night. The band on great form and fairly talkative too...best gig I have been to in an age. PQ
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by  stephenJump to last post
8/11/2008 6:59 PM
8 Replies and 3446 Views Glasto  3446  8 Started by  UnaRocks anyone else there Santogold rocked it.
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by  carry_grantJump to last post
7/3/2008 1:10 PM
1 Replies and 2970 Views Buena Vista Social Club  2970  1 Started by  Trix Was anyone there last night I ended up there on my own as a friend pulled out sick the minute we arrived, normally I hate being at a gig on my own but I had an amazing time. They really are men that have mastered their instuments. What did yous think
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by  PARTONJump to last post
6/20/2008 6:58 AM
1 Replies and 3192 Views Low - Andrew's Lane Theatre  3192  1 Started by  dermot_trellis Anyone here go along to the Future Days gig last night Low were tremendous, a surprisingly ferocious set, scarily intense in a couple of places. Alan Sparhawk screaming into the pickups of his guitar isn't something I ever thought I'd see.. Atlas Sound was a bit disappointing, too much vague ambience that never really cohered into anything substantial, plus he was practically invisible crouched down over his gear (EDIT- apparently he was sick with bronchitis, so this might explain the subdued p...
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by  AllyJump to last post
6/20/2008 3:16 AM
5 Replies and 3185 Views Radiohead @ Malahide?  3185  5 Started by  Father Roneo Sensini anyone at radiohead over the weekend i went last night, they were awesome... have to say thought the marley park 06 gig was better though highlight had to be thom's dancing!
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by  MUSICLOVERJump to last post
6/9/2008 9:17 AM
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