Welcome to our 2013 Eurovision live blog. This is where we’ll cast opinion on the event as it happens. It’s a long night, so buckle in and keep up to date with our multiple writers dropping their thoughts as events unfold. We’ve got our man Ryan with a euro dance hit hoping to do the business. Lets see if we [...]
The Big Reunion at The O2 on the 16th of May 2013 Acts included: 5ive, B*Witched, 911, Honeyz, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X & Blue The type of reunions that we are more used to usually involve a drunk uncle singing DJ Otzi’s Hey Baby at the top of his lungs, triangular sandwiches, the insincere murmurings of a sparse “congratulations” and [...]
And So I Watch You From Afar in Whelan’s, Dublin on Wednesday 15 May 2013. To celebrate the launch of their third studio album “All Hail Bright Futures”, Belfast noise merchants And So I Watch You From Afar descended on Whelan’s last night for the first of two Dublin shows. With the new album taking the band in several different [...]
By Sunday, the weather had improved to the point that while it was still not sun-kissed, it was at least very mild and people had begun to shed their rain coats. The relaxed feel to the day set the tone for Gypsi Swing on the DoneDeal stage. Their jazz and trad style with violin, double bass and dueling acoustic guitars [...]
Waste of Time is the latest video by Karen Marie Ørsted, alias MØ. The Copenhagen native is being hailed as the new Grimes by hipster kids the world over. MØ shall be appearing at Longitude festival in Marlay Park this July. And by the sounds of Waste of Time she’ll be well worth checking out if you are a fan [...]
Tieranniesaur in Whelan’s, Dublin on Friday 10th of May 2103 There is an inherent difficulty in having a gig to launch a new album. You want to showcase the new album by playing songs from it, but don’t want to alienate the audience by playing a set full of songs that they won’t have heard before. There is a fine [...]
The early afternoon festival slot on a Saturday can be a graveyard for many bands, with most revelers just awaking from their slumber/hangovers and wandering the campsites like zombies. One of the many advantages of Vantastival is that you can roll out of the tent and, within the time it takes to make a few moans and groans at your [...]
Little Green Cars at Vicar Street, Dublin on Friday May 11th, Each time Little Green Cars have played a gig in Dublin, it has progressively increased in profile and crowd capacity. Last March it was a headline show in The Button Factory and in the interim period Little Green Cars have been touring the USA. May 10th marked the launch [...]
Coventry is a dump of a place. Okay, I’m being flippant, but having spent four years of my life tucked in the nape of a city lovingly called the car park of Great Britain; I feel I’m entitled. The furthest point from the sea anywhere in the UK probably only grabbed that particular monochromatic ‘claim to fame’ name because someone [...]
One time Eurovision winners Lordi took their ‘Tour Beast or Not Tour Beast’ tour to Dublin’s Button Factory on Thursday, and what a show it was to behold. We couldn’t miss this one! This monstrous metal band are clearly keen on theatrics, they entered the stage one by one, each of them in their budget-horror-movie-esque attire and roaringly launched into their set. What [...]
Welcome to our 2013 Eurovision live blog. This is where we’ll cast opinion on the event as it happens. It’s a long night, so buckle in and keep up to date with...
- Keywest Graduate to Vicar St.
Having sold out shows in the Academy & The Button Factory, Keywest are climbing the gigging ladder and making...May 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm
- Eurovision 2013 – Video Playlist
Eurovision 2013 on MUZU.TV. Tomorrow night is Eurovision night. It’s the single biggest night for wind machines...May 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm
- Leonard Cohen to play two nights at The O2
Big Len returns to Dublin for two nights only to headline on the quays. Moving down from one side of town when...May 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm
In popular opinion, the ukulele has certain connotations of gimmickry and tweeness that keep it from being as well used in folk music as its cousins the banjo or the mandolin....
- The Twenty – Camarilla EP | Review
Based in Belfast, though hailing from Derry, five-piece band The Twenty inhabit the ‘punkier end of rock’n’roll’...May 16, 2013 at 10:03 am
- Sounds Of System Breakdown – Nomad | Review
Sounds Of System Breakdown certainly went the extra mile for their full debut album ‘Nomad’. It was a year...May 16, 2013 at 7:57 am
- Vanilla Gloom – Vexed EP | Review
‘Vexed’ the début EP from Belfast based girl group Vanilla Gloom sees the young trio wearing their...May 15, 2013 at 12:18 pm
The Big Reunion at The O2 on the 16th of May 2013 Acts included: 5ive, B*Witched, 911, Honeyz, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X & Blue The type of reunions that we are more used...
- And So I Watch You From Afar in Whelan’s | Review
And So I Watch You From Afar in Whelan’s, Dublin on Wednesday 15 May 2013. To celebrate the launch of their...May 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm
- Vantastival 2013 – Sunday | Review
By Sunday, the weather had improved to the point that while it was still not sun-kissed, it was at least very...May 15, 2013 at 9:09 am
- Dexys at The Olympia | Review
Dexys live at The Olympia on Thursday 2nd of May 2013|Review Homer: Lisa, did you see the Grammy’s? Lisa:...May 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm
It’s a strange thing that a band can inspire an entire musical movement, yet still remain firmly under the radar. Mudhoney are one such group. With 1988’s legendary ‘Superfuzz...
- Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City | Review
In Everlasting Arms, Ezra Koenig sings about a chandelier that hangs above his head like a guillotine. That image...May 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm
- Rudimental – Home | Review
Rudimental have had quite the beginning which has projected them to mainstream accolades. Feel the Love peaked...May 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm
- Major Lazer – Free The Universe | Review
If you’ve ever wanted an album that will help you lose your mind and then quietly give it back to you remodelled...May 9, 2013 at 5:56 pm
Damien Dempsey has been a busy man. Goldenplec caught up with him on a media day in Dublin recently not long after he returned from a tour in Australia. Despite being visibly...
- Little Green Cars | Interview
Little Green Cars release their debut album this week. Vanessa Monaghan caught up with three of the band, Stevie...May 9, 2013 at 5:03 pm
- Man Overboard | Interview
It’s just over a month until Pop-punk’s own Man Overboard release their next album and less than that until...May 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm
- Valerie June | Interview
We had the chance to ask American folk singer Valerie June some questions ahead of her upcoming Irish concert....May 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm
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- And So I Watch You From Afar at Whelan’s | In Photos
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- My Tribe Your Tribe at The Grand Social | In Photos
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- Little Green Cars at Vicar Street | In Photos
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ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS appear for the first time at Live At The Marquee on the 26th June. The singer/songwriter who has penned classic tracks like ‘Alison’...
- Rebecca Karijord at The Workmans Club | Competition
It’s competition time again on Goldenplec. This time we have tickets to this Saturday’s show by Rebecca...May 14, 2013 at 8:45 am
- VerseChorusVerse to play free show Upstairs at Whelans
VerseChorusVerse (aka Tony Wright) will be taking to the stage on June 13th upstairs at Whelans for a very special...May 9, 2013 at 11:21 am
- Zucchero at The Olympia Theatre | Competition
The 40m selling superstar from Italy, Zucchero, is coming to Dublin for a headline show on May 20th 2013. Tickets...May 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm
Eurovision 2013 on MUZU.TV. Tomorrow night is Eurovision night. It’s the single biggest night for wind machines of the year. A night that Westlife have been banned from...
- Neon Wolf – I Can’t Speak For You | Video
Kilkenny based indie rockers Neon Wolf, and winners of the RTÉ Breakthrough Bursary 2012, are back with their...May 16, 2013 at 7:47 am
- Saint John The Gambler – Lemonade Man | Video
Saint John The Gambler are back with the video for their new single Lemonade Man ahead of the release of their...May 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm
- MØ – Waste Of Time | Video
Waste of Time is the latest video by Karen Marie Ørsted, alias MØ. The Copenhagen native is being hailed as...May 14, 2013 at 8:43 pm
By Sunday, the weather had improved to the point that while it was still not sun-kissed, it was at least very mild and people had begun to shed their rain coats. The relaxed...
- Tennents Vital announce Snow Patrol for day 2
Irish superstars Snow Patrol have just confirmed they will be headlining the second day of Tennent’s Vital...May 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm
- Vantastival 2013 – Saturday | Review
The early afternoon festival slot on a Saturday can be a graveyard for many bands, with most revelers just awaking...May 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm
- Camden Crawl 2013 Sunday | Review
Prince Rama – The Button Factory It’s impossible to know what to expect from Prince Rama. The Larson sisters...May 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm