• Modest Mouse – Lonesome Crowded West | Golden Vault #31

    Welcome to the latest edition of ‘Golden Vault’, where we delve into the annals of music to bring you a classic album. You’ll know some like the back of your hand and nothing of others. We hope to get you reacquainted with old friends and create new favourites. The album […]

    Modest Mouse – Lonesome Crowded West | Golden Vault #31
  • GoldenPlec’s Guide to KnockanStockan

    GoldenPlec at KnockanStockan After a magical weekend at KnockanStockan 2013, GoldenPlec is delighted to be heading down to the Blessington Lakes once more as their official media partner. We have compiled a handy guide with the site map, timetable, bus times and a list of acts you have to catch […]

    GoldenPlec’s Guide to KnockanStockan
  • Longitude Festival – Sunday | Review

    After an exceedingly overpopulated Marlay Park on the Saturday, Sunday almost felt tranquil, with a host of acoustic and folk acts taking the stage. The sun was beaming, the ground was sandy and the day was set to be far more relaxed than the Saturday with many people returning to […]

    Longitude Festival – Sunday | Review
  • Knockanstockan 2014 | Top 10 Plec Picks

      It’s the end of July so that must mean the little jewel in the crown of Irish festivals, Knockanstockan, is back. All roads lead to Blessington and this year GoldenPlec are super excited to be hosting the hugely atmospheric Faerie Field stage. Knockanstockan is always loaded full of emerging […]

    Knockanstockan 2014 | Top 10 Plec Picks
  • Longitude Festival 2014 – Saturday | Review

    After a successful first day, where nothing seemed to go wrong, Longitude was back for its second act. Saturday was the hot ticket in the weeks leading up to the festival and it was no surprise that the day tickets sold out weeks in advance. The obvious allure of going […]

    Longitude Festival 2014 – Saturday | Review
  • Cat Power at The Olympia Theatre | Review

    Cat Power at the Olympia Theatre, Wednesday 16th July 2014 Cat Power isn’t really the type that goes by setlists. Or anything ‘set’, really. This Wednesday night in the Olympia is chaos, but not a manic panic, or an organised drama. No, it’s an introverted chaos, an awkward one where you […]

    Cat Power at The Olympia Theatre | Review
  • Longitude Festival 2014 – Friday | Review

    After the resounding success of Longitude’s inaugural presence on the music scene last year; the country’s premium city/no-camping festival was back in Marlay Park. In the lead up to this year’s Irish version of Latitude, a few questions rested upon the lips of festival goers. Would the ground/site hold up […]

    Longitude Festival 2014 – Friday | Review
  • Zaska, The Nova Collective & Ailbhe Reddy to play The Workmans | #GoldenBeck

      Artists: Zaska, Nova Collective & Ailbhe Reddy Venue: The Workman’s Club, Dublin Date: Thursday, 31st July Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5 Tickets go on sale: Available on the door After the success of our fourth #GoldenBeck gig last month, we are back to bring you the fifth in our series […]

    Zaska, The Nova Collective & Ailbhe Reddy to play The Workmans | #GoldenBeck
  • Knockanstockan adds more acts and stage times

    Event Details Artist: Knockanstockan 2014Venue: Blessington, WicklowDate: 25th – 26th July 2014 Ticket Info Tickets: €75On sale: Now  Tickets are €75 via Knockanstockan.ie Added to the fun and mayhem down at Blessington for Knockanstockan 2014 will be the likes of Aint Saint John, Markas Carcas, Hip Neck Blues Collective, Travis […]

    Knockanstockan adds more acts and stage times
  • The National at The Iveagh Gardens | Review

     The National Live At The Iveagh Gardens, Dublin,  18th July 2014 It’s a testament to The National’s increasing popularity that they’re able to do two sold out, back-to-back nights in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens right after a show in Galway’s Big Top. Which was right after a gig live at the marquee […]

    The National at The Iveagh Gardens | Review

News »

Coughlan’s Live Music Festival 2014 announces lineup

Coughlan’s Live Music Festival 2014 announces lineup

July 28, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Event Details Artist: Coughlan’s Live Music Festival 2014Venue: Coughlan’s Bar, CorkDate: 24th – 29th September 2014 Ticket Info Tickets: €TBCOn sale:...

Irish Album Reviews »

Ain’t Saint John – The Grow Yourself EP | Review

Ain’t Saint John – The Grow Yourself EP | Review

July 28, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Sounding a bit like Matthew E. White’s folkier cousin, Ain’t Saint John creates music that fits around his flat singing style and his prominent piano playing....

Competitions »

BadBadNotGood at The Sugar Club | Competition

BadBadNotGood at The Sugar Club | Competition

July 27, 2014 at 1:05 pm

After their stunning sell-out show in May 2014, BBNG have decided to bring back their improv-Jazz genius to Dublin and try out some new material and take in a bit more of...

Live Reviews »

Kathleen Ferrier: A Life in Music at the National Concert Hall | Review

Kathleen Ferrier: A Life in Music at the National Concert Hall | Review

July 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Kathleen Ferrier: A Life in Music at the National Concert Hall 23 July 2014 Framed within the intimate surroundings of the John Field Room, Raphaela Mangan and her accompanist...

Interviews »

The Knockanstockan Crew Cuts

The Knockanstockan Crew Cuts

July 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm

It’s sold out, it’s nearly 100% built now, bands are en route and everyone is plotting and planning who they are going to check out over the weekend. Behind the...

  • Bombay Bicycle Club | Interview
    Bombay Bicycle Club | Interview

    Bombay Bicycle Club made a triumphant return in early 2014 with their fourth studio album ‘So Long, See...

    July 16, 2014 at 4:05 pm
  • Fun Lovin’ Criminals | Interview
    Fun Lovin’ Criminals | Interview

    Fun Lovin’ Criminals, or FLC if you’re in a hurry, are a busy lot. It’s been four years since...

    July 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm
  • Kodaline | Interview
    Kodaline | Interview

    In the midst of a whirlwind of European festivals and American tour dates, Kodaline find themselves back in Dublin...

    July 4, 2014 at 9:24 am

International Album Reviews »

Lily Allen – Sheesuz | Review

Lily Allen – Sheesuz | Review

July 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

On her day, Lily Allen can stand toe to toe with Damon Albarn when it comes to disseminating people, places and things. Think London Town and Parklife. Lily Allen’s third...

Classical »

Stephen Kovacevich to play the National Concert Hall

Stephen Kovacevich to play the National Concert Hall

July 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Event Details Artist: Stephen KovacevichVenue: The National Concert HallDate: 24 September 2014 Ticket Info Tickets: €35-€60On sale: Now  Acclaimed American...