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Unique Irish Record Stores That Are Making a Difference

By Alannah Kenny April 12, 2018 (2 Comments)
One of the most disheartening announcements that we hear more and more frequently these days are the closures of once popular record stores as a result of the digital age taking over. When you can stream everything online, the desire for buying a physical copy of music just isn’t as strong as it used to be. However, there are some Irish record stores that are defying all odds and are succeeding. So what’s their secret? Well to mark the upcoming Record Store Day on April 21st, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite independent record stores in the country. These are places that you must visit if […]

5 Irish Gigs You Need To See This March

By Alannah Kenny March 6, 2018 (No)
With Paddy’s Day getting closer, it’s time to get in the swing of things this March as we have a Country and Trad takeover to celebrate. They say that Country-Western music got its origins from the Irish and with the list of gigs coming up on Paddy’s Day with an Irish Country theme, we can certainly believe it! So if you’re looking for a good line dance, hoedown, jig or a good Rattlin’ Bog chorus to suit the spirit of the weekend that’s in it, look no further! Check out some of these fantastic Irish gigs this March and witness our local gems show ‘em how it’s done. 5) The […]

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This January

By Alannah Kenny January 3, 2018 (No)
You guessed it, it’s that time of year once again – the unavoidable January blues have arrived. With Christmas now only a fading memory and the New Year in full swing, the celebrations have nearly come to an end. If spirits are low this month, a great cure can be found in the capital with some cracking shows on the way. There are fantastic gigs in Dublin this January, including a huge tribute show in Whelan’s and some great local names ready to entertain. So if you still can’t decide on that New Year’s resolution, supporting home-grown talent in 2018 is certainly a good place to start! 5) The Avant […]

5 Gigs You Need To See in Dublin This November

By Alannah Kenny November 1, 2017 (No)
As the Halloween festivities draws to a close, the cold, dark November nights will start to creep in. If you’re sick of staying indoors binging Netflix boxsets then our next gig guide is the perfect excuse to get you out on the town in Dublin. We have some great local music acts performing this month that are well worth checking out. So whether your on a dry November, growing out the mustache or just planning a few pints, here are the five gigs that you should definitely keep in mind! 5) Moxie First on our list and hailing from Limerick and Sligo we have Moxie, a group described as a […]

8 Unsigned Irish Bands That Are Turning Heads Right Now

By Zuzanna Piasek October 30, 2017 (No)
If you’re bored listening to the same old mainstream music over and over again, then this is the perfect place for you. Why not dive into some unsigned Irish bands that are turning heads right now. The music range includes lots of genres and if you can’t stop listening, why not check out one of our gig guides? That way you can go support them too! So lets go ahead and dive right in. 1) Empathy Empathy are an alternative rock band, citing bands like Placebo and Interpol as their influences. They are known for their ability to blend delicate and distorted guitar tones and a vocal style similar to […]

What Do I Need For Festival Season – The Festival Basics

By Ryan Corry June 5, 2017 (No)
If like me, you watched a lot of American made young adult TV shows when you were growing up, which every now and again portrayed how fun and simple festivals are then I’m sorry to burst your bubble. While they were honest about the fun side they are by no means honest with the simple portrayal. We’ve come up with a few things you’re going to need to bring with you to each festival to make sure you have a blast and create memories you want! A TENT Remember that show you watched, there’s loads so take your pick. Well, we were all jealous when they rolled up at some […]

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