Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Roundup

Hey there, sorry i haven't been posting lately but I have been dying sick with flu/kidney infection/chest infection/vomiting bug and so on but it looks like its all over with, hopefully. I'm off work tomorrow until the 5th! Wont be a lot of blogging due to late night Christmas booze fests and so on, but will try post a few things here and there including a review of the coldplay concert this Sunday and possible a few local gigs here and there. So just to give you a run down of some things you might have missed or somethings that are coming up before I go. - A lot of bloggers are giving their top ten albums but i believe the best so far in terms of work and quality has to be over at "Swear I'm Not Paul" ( -Off to Coldplay Sunday so be sure to come back at some stage during the week for the review -Dolans has some great gigs lined up for the Xmas so be sure to pop down for at least one. Go tonoght for the Green N Live Sessions Xmas Bash -Thanks for reading throughout the year and I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a great new year, Lots and Lots more planned for 2009. The reviews will be overflowing as I already have so many concert tickets bought! Talk Soon! -Preserve a classic this Christmas, Please Please buy Jeff Buckleys version of Hallelujah and keep that X Factor hag away. Have a nice White Winter Hymnal!

Friday, December 12, 2008

YouTube Subscription a must!

Ryan has a YouTube account at the moment. The video's are being posted up constantly. Subscribe while you can who knows how long this account will last if previous accounts are anything to go by. Here a video from today.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Morrissey For Two Irish Dates

The list of bands to see before i die is getting smaller and smaller by the day Oasis, Bob Dylan ans now morrissey decides to show up. The wallet is feeling the pinch as the tickets go on sale this Friday. The price isn't bad in and around the 50 mark and the dates are for Tue 28/04/09 at 20:30 INEC - Gleneagle Hotel Killarney and Wed 29/04/09 at 20:30 LEISURELAND Galway, IE. I think ill go for the galway tickets. Morrissey new album years of refusal will be two months old by then :)


Just confirmed the mighty Franz are coming to Limerick. The warehouse in dolans is sure to be jam packed and the tickets will go like hot cakes. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9.30 in both ticketmaster outlets and dolans. The gig is to take place Wednesday the 28th of February. Great news for the Limerick Music scene!
Use this link to purchase tickets today, its the link for the fan club to get priorty tickets, Got mine already sweet deal!!!
35 quid a pop but how often to you see these guys hanging around limerick?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Bug by Ryan Adams

The man is just unreal, I don't know how he churns out the work like this. My pre-order of his book of poems infinity blues hasn't even arrived yet and this is a pre-release signed edition that isn't out until april 2009. His new album cardinology isn't even a month old and he already has a new album demoed called dear impossible plus now we hear his work of fiction is going to be called bug and will be out soon. How do you do it? Chapters for the supposed "Bug" 1. “300 pages, Twenty Chapters….” 2. Bug… 3. New York City Destroys author/relationship 3. Nerd Fantasy /Green Light Go 4. Love is Very Confusing, (the noun) 5. words with the Ghost of Xmas Never 6. The Meltdown Part One- Oh Damn 7. Paris- why to go- how i left 8. Black and White Light 9. Nights 10. The Pills, and what sleep is not 11. The Meltdown Part Two; Bedprison 12. God Help Us 13. How Not To Write The Novel, (But say you are) 14. Bug…part two 15. The Last Grand Ballroom Unicorn Hurrah 16. The Past is Going Gold as in Golden Gang…. 17. Here It Comes…. 18. Survive The Words, Good and Bad 19. Cobwebs and a Letting Go 20. Bug, the author, and the letting in from the rain 21. Home.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bob Dylan to play the O2 Dublin!

Dylan has just announced a gig at the O2 (The Point) in Dublin for the 5th of May 2009. A Tuesday of all days but hows ever ill be there. Finally I'm going to see the fecker. My list of bands to see before i die ( is getting that bit smaller when the tickets go on sale this Monday! Ticket prices 49.80 - 59.80 euro (not too bad)
Tickets secured and I got standing right in front of the stage! Cheap too , two tickets under 100 squid, Bring on the Bob! FURTHER UPDATES Another date has been added for the 6th!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Top Ten Albums of 2008 from Indielimerick

Many lists have been already drawn up. My list is in no particular order and is not made out to seem cool or kooky its made up of albums that I kept returning to throughout the year. The albums I couldn't be away from and here they are : Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement Mark Geary - Opium Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid Glasvegas - Glasvegas Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cardinology One Day International - Blackbird Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha Lisa Hannigan - Sea Sew

Belltable Sessions are Back

This sunday brings another crew of acoustic bliss to the venue. Check out the site here Armoured Bear - Imagination

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Albums Listening to in December 08

Coldplay Nissan Live Set

Something to get the excitement going for the o2 in three weeks time.

Full Gig Here :

Dear Impossible

While the rest of the cardinals have been off enjoying their Thanksgiving/end of euro tour break, Ryan has been busy recording demo's to what looks like a new cardinals record. Mr.Adams blog known as foggy ( is a place to share his thoughts, pictures and demos. It nice to peer into the man's hectic life and see his world in his eyes.
The list below are the demos he has recorded and as he says himself all they need now is to be cardinalised. So keep an eye on the blog and who knows we could soon have a new album soon. What a work horse the man is. DEAR IMPOSSIBLE Demo’s 1. FireFly………………………….FINIS-*(mix) 2. So Quiet, It’s Loud…….FINIS-*(mix) 3. Goodbye Sunshine……FINIS-*(mix) 4. Universe Size Arms…..Finis-*(mix) 5. Dear Impossible…………Finis-*(mix) 6. Please, Hold On -………(new vocal) FINISHED plus vionins 7. Souls Full of Holes…….Finis-*(mix) 8. Ok, I Surrender…………..Finis-*(mix) 9. Wild & Hopeless…………Finis-*(mix) 10. Kaleidoscope Eyes….Finis-*(mix) 11. Your Name Here……..Finis-*(mix) 12. Mirror-Gold……………..Finis-*(mix) 13. The Lights………………..Finis-*(mix) 14. Lost in Space …………Finis-*(mix) 13. The Lights………………..Finis-*(mix)
OK, I SURRENDER - Ryan Demo (Loads more on the blog)

Monday, December 1, 2008

An Irish Indie Christmas

Mp3Hugger and Indiecater Records are at it again. Another fine release from this ever growing record crew. This time a christmas record full of indie cheer.
The Tracklist is as follows and can be purchased for the fantastic price of 6.50 over here
1) The Cloud Room - Melody, Like Snow (Dancing Around The Christmas Tree In New York) 2) Nina Hynes - Twinkle (Fixing Fairy Lights In Berlin) 3) Kill Krinkle Club - Songs Of Noel (Playing Twister In Dublin) 4) Bill Baird - Christmas In Jail (Throwing Snowballs In Austin) 5) Idaho - Santa Claus Is Weird (Leaving Cookies Out In Los Angeles) 6) Venice Is Sinking - The Grey Line (Putting Up Decorations In Athens, Georgia) 7) Normandy - Merry Christmas, Blogosphere! (Ice Skating In New York) 8) The Very Most - This Year, Christmas Came November 4th (Playing Santa In Boise) 9) Remington Super 60 - Here Comes Christmas (Wrapping Presents In Fredrikstad) 10) Jape & David Kitt - I Will Cry This Christmas (Sobering Granny Up In Dublin) 11) The Specimen - Wish It Would Snow (Listening To The Bells In Brooklyn) 12) Nonstop Everything - There Is No Santa, Little Boy (Pulling Crackers In Pittsburgh) 13) My Teenage Stride - Is It Christmastime Already? (Hanging Mistletoe In Brooklyn) 14) Dora Flood - Coastal Winter (Carving Turkey In San Francisco) 15) Loxsly - Santa Got The Spins (Feeling Stuffed In Austin) 16) Track A Tiger - Once In The Wine (Singing Carols In Chicago) 17) The Winks - Action Figures (Stoking The Yule Log In Montreal)

Rod Stewart to Play Live in Thomond Park

More great news for the cheesetastic pop addicts of Limerick. Rod will be winging his way to thomond park on the 4th of july.

Tickets go on sale this Friday and are priced 80 euro to 90 euro. This news comes in the wake of Elton John being announced for the venue for June (

Now all we need is Neil Diamond to play in August for a Hat-Trick of Crap!