Friday, August 22, 2014

Albums Worth Checking out in August 2014


The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Ryan Adams - 1984
First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
The Magic Numbers - Alias
Carswell & Hope - A Hunger

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Albums Worth Checking out in Jul 2014


Morrissey – World Peace Is None of Your Business
Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – CSNY 1974
King Creosote – From Scotland With Love
SaintSeneca - Dark Arc
Angus And Julia Stone – Angus And Julia Stone 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

dREA live at Cobblestone Joes 16/05/2014 Review


Managed to check out local band dREA launch their album in Cobblestone Joes at the start of the month. The 11 tracks 'Bravest of All' is a superb record and well worth checking out. The vocal layering and massive amount of instruments played throughout the album is simply excellent. Its an album you will constantly be going back to for another listen and hear another superb inclusion in the song structures.
Lead singer Damien Drea's voice is a deep almost Matt Berninger type vibe adding a darkness to the tracks. Had the pleasure of heading along to the acoustic launch of the album the week previous and then tonight we saw the band giving the songs welly on front of packed venue. 

Do yourself a favour and go buy the album and go check them out live, Cheers for a great night of music!!
SetList:
Bravest of All
Through the Wire
Voice on the Road
Lost in the Water
Crystals
Science
Fear
To the River
Animal
Father is a Drummer
Violence


Kasabian live at The Big Top , Limerick 16/05/2014 Review


So this years Glastonbury headliners Kasabian played down the local Milk Market recently , What a treat to have such a high profile act call in to us. The band have played in Dolans on two other occasions and love to come back to the city before hitting every festival known to man for the summer. The hard working lads have just brought out there 5th studio album "48:13" titled due to the running time.
Been to see them many festivals including last year in Marley Park, The always bring a great energy and showmanship to a gig. The party atmosphere was in full swing in the big top in limerick on the night in question and the crowd got more into as the night went on, The new tracks are very much party anthems relying heavily on dancer beats going back to their routes. They work perfect on a live setting and as we saw clearly on the night.
Waterford band O Emperor opened up proceeding , unfortunately the early start and small crowd and festival sound rig didn't really show how brilliant this band are, There latest album is a must have and do go see them live if you get a chance over the summer.
As you will see below in the set the band left a few festival classics right to the end and the tent was well and truly hopping by the end of the night. Hopefully they will be back before another string of summer dates down the line, Cheers for a great night!

Setlist:

1. Bumblebeee
2. Shoot the Runner
3. Underdog
4. Fast Fuse
5. Days Are Forgotten
6. eez-eh
7. Where Did All the Love Go?
8. Running Battle
9. Take Aim  (Snippet of "The Doberman")
10. Stevie 
11. Club Foot
12. Re‐Wired
13. Empire
14. Fire
Encore:
15. Switchblade Smiles
16. Vlad the Impaler
17. Praise You  (Fatboy Slim cover)
18. L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)


Albums Worth Checking out in June 2014


Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
Jack White - Lazaretto
Neil Young - A Letter Home  
Paul Weller – More Modern Classics
Kasabian - 38:13
The Phantom Band – Strange Friend

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Albums Worth Listening to in May 2014

L-R

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Only Run
Pixies – Indie Cindy
dREA - The Bravest of All
The Black Keys - Turn Blue
Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain
Coldplay - Ghost Stories

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

We Cut Corners live at Cobblestone Joes 02/05/2014 Review


Managed to catch the superb We Cut Corners recently as they headlined the wonderfully newly refurbished Cobblestone Joes last friday night.
The show was run by Seoda Shows which is now running gigs throughout the city and tonight saw the Dublin duo take to the stage as they just released their second album offering 'Think Nothing'. I picked up a copy of the album in vinyl form at the gig , Its an amazing quality record which included a cd copy within the sleeve (Nice touch). The artwork and weight of the vinyl is excellent and no expense was spared. Their debut album 'Today I Realised the I Could Go Home Backwards’ was nominated for a choice music prize and I have no doubt the new record will reach the same heights.
They played a stormer of a set to a packed crowd , The lead singer , Guitarist and drummer Conall O’Breachain puts an amazing amount of energy into the live performance. I suppose you would have to when your playing most of the instruments. Go check them out live if you get a chance! Cheers for a great night.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Albums Worth Listening to in April 2014


We Cut Corners - Think Nothing
Printer Clips - The Left Sleeve EP
Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out
Wilko Johnson & Rodger Daltrey - Going Back Home
Eels - The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Albums Worth Listening to in March 2014


L-R
Elbow - The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Windings/Land Lovers - Split EP (Buy Here)
We Are Scientist - TV en Francais
Sun Kil Moon - Benji
Band of Horses - Acoustic at the Ryman
Wild Beasts - Present Tense


Suggestion very welcome!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Albums Worth Listening to in February 2014

 
L-R
Beck - Morning Phase
Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow
Hard Working Americans - Hard Working Americans
Hawk- The Sum of All Things (Buy Here)
Lisa O'Neill - Same Cloth or Not
Patrick Freeman - Perfect Fit (Buy Here)
 
As Always Suggestions Very Welcome!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Girl Band live at Bourkes 30/01/2014


Managed to catch Dublin outfit Girl Band in Bourkes last night, These lads sure pack a punch!
The musical equivalent of jumping head first into the cold sea. The massive loud sound is backed up by a singer who has no care for his vocal chords, The guitarist and bassist were equipped with a huge armament of pedals adding to the wonderful chaos with various loops and distortions. The foundations of Bourkes were well and truly tested by this young quartet as they smashed through their set. Extremely enjoyable to watch this energy fest, check out the clip below for a sample of it. Cheers Lads!