Friday, May 30, 2008

Dirty Pretty Things UPDATE!!

Dolans have just been given extra tickets for Dirty Pretty Things. Anyone who is interested in going please email by 4pm today and they will have your name on the list at the door on the night

Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way Sessions

Sorry For the lack of post this past week as i am still recovering from Cardiff, What a weekend , my voice is just coming back and so is my typing. I told we were not going Toulouse :) Greatest feeling ever when that final whistle went. Best Sporting Moment Ever!

Here is yet another bootleg this time from the chili's. This is the sessions that led to the album "By the Way". Again nice to have an insight into the workings of an album.

Set List :
01. Don’t Forget Me
02. Fortune Faded
03. This Is The Place
04. Dosed
05. Minor Thing
06. Time
07. Body Of Water
08. Someone
09. Out Of Range

Download Here :

In Other News

Monday night sees Dirty Pretty Things swoop to dolans for a free Heineken Green Spheres Event. I was lucky enough to bag some tickets , cheers Dolans!

The libertines minus one will be showcasing their new album as playing numbers from waterloo to anywhere and hopefully a libertines classic here or there if we shout loud enough. The review will be along shortly. Enjoy the Weekend !!!!

Info on Dirty Pretty Things :

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Not Going Toulouse with..............

Great Munster Moments

Munster V Biarritz HC final 2006 (full highlights)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Unsigned Music Snippets - Daniel Jones

Name : Daniel Jones

Hails From : Cork, Ireland

Music Sound : Acoustic / Indie / Rock

About :
Few Artists excite me but this guy is really "One To Watch" , After hearing some tracks from his EP "Faces, Girls, Monsters" I was blown away. Such talent lies out there and this one is on our doorstep. He is clearly influenced by the likes of Neil Young , The Smiths and Ryan Adams. Just listen to the opener on his myspace page called "Rip It Up", its like a leaf out of Ryan Adams Rock & Roll era. This guy is going places and cant wait to get my hands on some sort of an album. He has already received some great reviews in the form of Hot Press and is clearly on his way to great things. The EP is not in the shops yet but free downloads are rumoured according to the man himself and a possible album launch, watch this space......

Media Snippets :

Cork-based solo artist Daniel Jones opens his EP on a strong note with the excellent,brooding 'Rip It Up' before the slower,almost majestic 'Bouquet' comes around.

Tinges of the Jesus & Mary Chain's signature cocktail of pounding drums and distorted riffs abound,particularly on the latter track,and the overall mood is bleak and mournful.

A gentle piano ballad,'Taunting The Tide' rounds off this compelling debut


Have A Great Weekend

Arcade Fire Bootleg

Another Bootleg you say? Sorry for the bombardment of BL's but i just loves um and i hope you get that fever too. This is a fantastic radio broadcast of the fire and really captures their truely awsome live show. I had the pleasure of seeing them live in 2007 at oxegen and it brings that memeory back to life.

Arcade Fire - 2007-06-19 - BBC Radio Maida Vale
Set List:
01. Intro
02. Keep The Car Running
03. No Cars Go
04. Haiti
05. Interview Pt1
06. Black Mirror
07. Neon Bible
08. Interview Pt2
09. Intervention
10. Antichrist Television Blues
11. Interview Pt3
12. Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out) and Rebellion (Lies)

Download Here :

Part 01:

Part 02:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Oasis - 1992-1993 - The Early Years

Might be annoying you with bootlegs at this stage but this one is a must for an oasis fan and a fantastic insight into what became of the likely lads.

Track List:
01. See The Sun
02. Must Be The Music
03. Better Let You Know
04. Snakebite
05. Rock 'N' Roll Star
06. Strange Thing
07. Bring It on Down
08. Fade Away
09. Columbia
10. Cloudburst
11. Take Me
12. Must Be The Music
13. Life In Vain
14. I Will Show You
15. Better Let You Know
17. Colour My Life

Tracks 01-04: Manchester demo recodings 1992
Tracks 05-10: Liverpool demo recodings 1993
Tracks 11-16: Live Recording Manchester 1992
Tracks 17-18: Stockport demo recordings 1992

Download Here :

Acoustic Bootleg From Sterophonics

While we are on the subject of acoustic gems, check out this little beauty. I have fallen out of favour with this band but here we can revile in their past glory.

Disc 1
01 - Mr. Writer
02 - Hurry Up And Wait
03 - Have A Nice Day
04 - Heart Of Gold (Neil Young cover)
05 - I Stopped To Fill My Car Up
06 - Step On My Old Size Nines
07 - Every Day I Think Of Money
08 - Just Looking
09 - Handbags And Gladrags
10 - Caravan Holiday
11 - Nice To Be Out
12 - Don't Let Me Down

Disc 2
01 - Angie
02 - A Thousand Trees
03 - Lying In The Sun
04 - Local Boy In The Photograph
05 - Same Size Feet
06 - Nothing Compares 2 U
07 - Not Up To You
08 - Maybe Tomorrow
09 - The Bartender & The Thief
10 - Looks Like Chaplin
11 - Summertime
12 - Madame Helga

Download here:
Part 01:

Part 02:

Acoustic Gems From Editors

This bootleg gives a great insight into a loud stadium band and breaks them down into fantastic acoustic gems. Check it out for yourself.

Set List:
01. Bones
02. Bullets
03. The Racing Rats
04. Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors
05. Munich
06. An End Has A Start
07. All Sparks

Download Here :

Monday, May 12, 2008

Dirty Pretty Things are now at it!

They are all at it nowadays, free albums , free B-Sides, well heres the new single form Dirty Pretty Things called "Hippy Son" off their forthcoming album 'Romance At Short Notice', the single free gratis here -->, Cheers!

In Other News Zak Starkey Quit Oasis for shame those boys cant keep down a drummer, they must seriously wreck heads on tour.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Unmissable Night in Dolans Tonight

Tonight Siobhan O'Brien showcases her new album in dolans. The album intitled "Songs I grew up to" hoards gems from her childhood. The album is full of covers from "Scarlet Ribbons" to "The Fox". These songs we all grew up with at family gatherings and sing songs but Siobhan put her own unique spin on these old favourites and dusts them off for a new generation of ears.
Siobhan and her little red hen music label sure are a testament to the hard working talented singer songwriters of Limerick and in no doubt this gift she has will be rewarded. Already receiving worldwide attention from the likes of Leonard Cohen & Bob Dylan and also just finishing a tour of the states , which included some dates with the chieftains, siobhan is sure to bring a great night of entertainment on her new Irish tour.

Tour Dates :
9 May 2008 21:00
Dolan’s Warehouse/ Cd Launch of Songs I Grew Up To Limerick, Limerick

15 May 2008 20:00
Schoolyard Theatre, Charleville, Co. Cork charleville, Cork

17 May 2008 21:00
The Cherrytree/Walkinstown, Dublin Dublin, Dublin

21 May 2008 21:00
Matt Molloy’s Westport, Co. Mayo Westport, Co. Mayo, Mayo

22 May 2008 21:00
The Crane bar, Galway Galway city, Galway

14 Jun 2008 20:00
Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare ennis, Clare

Please show your support and check her out in Dolans tonight.

Her Myspace page has sample of these songs and you can catch them here

Siobhán O' Brien performing "All my Trials" April 2008 SEOIGE & O'SHEA -RTE 1 -TV Afternoon TV Chat Show

Radiohead Bootleg - 2008-04-02 - London, UK

The lads are off on tour soon and I'm sure its going to be one hell of a gig whoever is lucky enough to see them. Radiohead play Malahide Castle 6th & 7th of June. For a teaser here is a bootleg of a set they performed for VH1 in April. VH1 on May 3rd, aired Radiohead In Rainbows From The Basement, an intimate live performance the boys filmed in the studio.

Set List :
01 - Bodysnatchers
02 - Nude
03 - Myxomatosis
04 - Weird Fishes/Apreggi
05 - House of Cards
06 - 15 Step
07 - Optimistic
08 - Reckoner
09 - Where I End and You Begin

Download here :

Part 1
Part 2


Friday, May 2, 2008

Converse People

A Picture of my collection couldnt fit them all in!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Festival Conundrum Update - Carlsberg Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival

Festival Conundrum Once Again...........

Name : Carlsberg Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival

Where : Kilkenny

When : This Weekend 2nd to 5th of May

2008 Performers :

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
Tift Merritt
Fred Eaglesmith
Chatham County Line
Eilen Jewell
Malcolm Holcombe
Tim O'Brien
Martha Scanlan
Tom Fun Orchestra
Sam Baker
Baskery Sweden
Hillbilly Casino
Wynntown Marshals
Ben Reel Band
Two Time Polka
Raglan Rodeo
Migrant Hawkers
Custers Last band
The Deans
Elvis Fontenot & The Sugarbees
River Valley Band
House Rockin' Jes
Strictly Cash
Rye River Band
Swingin' Blue Cats
Swing Street Band
Loudest Whisper
Smokin' Mojo
Oona and the Devils
The Desert Aces
Willie and The Poor Boys

When are the tickets on sale : Tickets still available , ring 056 7794664

The Low Down :
Never been to the festival yet! I know a few people who have gone throughout the years and have had great things to say. Its a fantastic weekend , full of lively bands,craic and drink.
One band in particular i would keep on eye on is Raglan Rodeo. A limerick rooted band with plenty of noise and a guarantee of one hell of a night out. Check them out over the festival at
Springhill Hotel - Saturday May 3rd 10.00 pm
Biddy Early's - Sunday May 4th 4.00 pm
Billy Byrnes - Sunday May 4th 10.00 pm
Check out their website

Also check out

For more in the festival conundrum series check out

My Review on Electric Picnic

My Review of the Roskilde Festival

My Review of the O2 Wireless Festival

My Review of D Festival Weekender (Dolans) Here

My Review of Glastonbury Here

My Review of V Festival Here

My review of T- in the park Here

My review of Oxegen Here

About Festival Conundrum here :


Dolans Festival is upon us!

The date is finally here and it sure will be worth the wait. I'm going to miss Friday and Sunday but will be there for Saturday's festivities.
To Book Tickets :
Have a great Weekend!

Albums Listening to in May 08