News In BriefsKrystal Klear

A triple header of Irish electronic music all under one roof will be happening to get you in the festive mood mid December. Krystal Klear and Toby Kaar will be rocking The Button Factory with support from DJ Frank B on Saturday 22nd December 2012.

Doors are at 11pm and Tickets are €10 inclusive of booking fee available from Do join them for the Hidden Agenda Xmas party.

Malibu Red bring NE-YO to Wright Venue

Malibu is set to launch it’s new Red Hot line of Malibu and Tequila and will be bringing RnB superstar NE-Yo to Dublin for the celebration.

They will be bringing the Grammy award winning NE-YO to the Wright Venue on Friday 11th January 2013 to official introduce the Malibu red line to Ireland. All the details on how to get tickets will be via the

Time Is A Thief

Time is a Thief are set to continue their recent onslaught of the Irish music scene with a new single ‘Good Night Blood Sucker’.

The track will be released as a digital download only on iTunes and other digital retailers on Friday 7th December. They band will be out for a few shows around the new year, you can catch them in The Pavillion, Cork on December 21st with The Minutes.

Young Songwriters Competition

Solidarity Songs is a national young songwriter competition jointly organised by Kerry One World Centre Tralee with KDYS, & Clubheadbangbang ,now in its second year. The goal of the competition is to encourage young songwriting talent and to raise awareness of global issues. The theme is to write a song based on the 8 UN Millennium Development Goals.

Entry criteria
– one song in any genre, based on any one of the MDGs, or the MDGs in general
– to be submitted on CD or by email
– entrants must be aged 21 or younger
– entrants must be resident in Ireland
– melody and lyric must be entrant’s original work
– entrants may have another person perform the work

Submitting your song: Email or CD
Send your song, on CD, to: John Buggy, KDYS, Denny St., Tralee, Co. Kerry. You can email your entry in MP3 format (max. size 5MB) to
Closing date for entries is December 31, 2012!

Stags Head Raw

Irish five piece indie pop act Heritage Centre are set to play as part of Stags Head Raws this Sunday.

The gig will be in The Stags Head on Sunday 2nd December.  The band released their 11 track debut “Alright, Check it Out” on September 14th  and are following it up with some promotional shows to close out the year. Admission on the night is €6 / €8 and doors will be at 8pm.

Gavin James supports Ron Pope

We’ve just announced his own headline show but another side not to anyone headline along to see Ron Pope. The Geogia native will be in Dublin on January 10th in The Button Factory.

He will be joined on the night by rising songwriter Gavin James, just before his album launch. Ron Pope is an All-Ages show. Tickets are €15.

Maud In Cahoots to support The Strypes

The brilliant young beat band are playing Whelan’s in December. We already told you this, so you knew that right? no? well this is a reminder. Tickets for the show are €17.50 inclusive of booking fee and are on sale now available from and outlets nationwide.

Today they have announced that Maud in Cahoots will join them on the night as support. The Dublin based sisters Maud and Zoe will have their 7-piece band in Whelan’s to warm the crowd up with their brand of dramatic alt-pop.

Fish Go Deep

Fish Go Deep will be celebrating 24 years of playing the finest house music, with a gig in the Pavilion in Cork.

The gig is on Friday 30th November, tickets are €10 and doors at 9pm. Do pop on down and help them celebrate their birthday.

Nu-Centz to join The Rubberbandits

The Rubberbandits are celebrating Christmas on December 14th with their Rubberbandits Christmas Party, which can only be all kinds of sordid. Tickets for the show are €20 and are on sale now available from and outlets nationwide.

Rising rap sensation NuCentz will join them on the night as support. He shot to fame after collaborating with Lupe Fiasco on the track Had Enough. If you want to check out one of their songs, the video for Do You Really Love Me is just below.

Nu-Centz – Do You Really Love Me

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