Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oasis, Slane 20/06/2009 Bootleg

doesn't seem to be any bootlegs of this gig cropping up, however I do feel there is a big chance that the gig will either reappear in bootleg form or an official DVD from the band will be put out. For the mean time I have compiled a bootleg using audio from various youtube videos of the concert. The quality of the recording isn't great in most cases but at least it is something. My review of the gig can be found here :
Track Listing :
Fucking In The Bushes Rock N Roll Star
Lyla Shock Of The Lightning Roll With It Cigarettes And Alcohol To Be Where There’s Life Waiting For The Rapture The Masterplan Songbird Slide Away Morning Glory My Big Mouth The Importance Of Being Idle Half The World Away Wonderwall
Supersonic Live Forever Don't Look Back In Anger Falling Down Champagne Supernova I Am The Walrus

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Indie Week Ireland 2009

This is back and is being showcased in four irish cites this year. Limerick hosts a night on the 4th of July. The top act will be invited to perform at Indie Week Toronto this October and given a great showcase slot to perform in front of booking agents, radio/press, labels, etc from North America.
Two limerick bands have found success on the back of indie week in the last two years, Vesta Varro voted best band in 2007 and Walter Mitty and the Realists voted best band last year. This gig will be well worth checking out, here is the line up for limerick :
SAT JULY 04 LIMERICK Dolans DOORS:6pm 6:00 - 7:00 Meet N Greet 07:10 - 07:30 Saccade 07:45 - 08:05 Cutaways 08:25 - 08:45 Poet in Process 09:00 - 09:20 Cowboy X INTERMISSION 10:00 - 10:30 Paper Doll 10:50 - 11:20 Bella Clava 11:40 - 12:10 Vesta Varro 12:30 - 01:15 Walter Mitty

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Limerick Music Retrospective # 2

I started this retrospective to look back on past limerick bands and past limerick musical happenings. This installment just takes a look at probably one of the best gigs ever to take place in limerick. The following footage is taken from Rory Gallagher's live performance from the Savoy Cinema in Limerick back in 1972. About Limerick Music Retrospective Limerick Music Retrospective # 1 Would love to hear your comments on the show or even some suggestions or more posts about the music timeline in limerick.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Oasis Irish Tour History

03.09.1994 Dublin Tivoli Ireland
04.09.1994 Belfast Limelight Ireland
22.07.1995 County Meath Slane Castle Ireland
22.03.1996 Dublin The Point Depot Ireland
23.03.1996 Dublin The Point Depot Ireland
14.08.1996 Cork Pairc Ui Chaoimh Ireland
15.08.1996 Cork Pairc Ui Chaoimh Ireland
03.12.1997 Dublin The Point Depot Ireland
04.12.1997 Dublin The Point Depot Ireland
05.12.1997 Dublin The Point Depot Ireland
08.07.2000 Dublin Lansdowne road Ireland
14.07.2002 Meath Witness festival Ireland
05.03.2003 Dublin The Point Depot Ireland
06.03.2003 Dublin The Point Depot Ireland
16.07.2005 Dublin Marlay Park Ireland
21.12.2005 Dublin The Point Depot Ireland
22.12.2005 Dublin The Point Depot Ireland
12.12.2006 Dublin Tivoli Ireland
20.06.2009 County Meath Slane Castle Ireland

Oasis, Slane 2009 Concert Review

It was quite amazing to witness the band that practically sound tracked your youth along with 80,000 fans on the side of a hill. It was the first time I had a chance to witness the brothers live and what an amazing place to have that opportunity. An early bus journey from Limerick brought us to Slane on a day that didn’t see a drop of rain in sight. The first agenda was to find a pub showing the first test of the Lions tour of South Africa. A cab brought us to a pub a few miles down the road with full coverage of the match, A BBQ, a cover band and a general nice atmosphere. The lions gave a valiant effort but lost out by 5 points in the end. You couldn't help but wonder would Ronan O’Gara have made up those points if played. Another cab back saw us entering the castle grounds and we were handed souvenir ticket stubs, a very nice touch I must say. We had missed The Blizzards and Glasvegas due to our rugby adventures but we were in plenty time to sample Kasabian who were just about to adore the stage. I have missed seeing these guys a few times at festivals. They are amazing live, such a great stage presence and their set list was made up of old and new gems. Their new album I would highly recommend. Their new single “Fire” sounded great as the crowd joined in. A must see live. Kasabian Setlist: Underdog Vlad The Impaler Fire Fast Fuse Where Did All The Love Go? Empire Shoot The Runner Club Foot Processed Beats Cutt Off/RiT LSF Next up were the prodigy, I spent the first few songs queuing in the never ending line for a beer. More beer tents would have easily sorted this out and not charging 6 squid would be an idea as the staff spent most of their time fiddling with change. But on a whole the day ran without any major hassle. 80,000 people after all like. I wouldn’t be a major fan of the prodigy but its hard not to like this guys live. Live is what they do best and they really pulled out all the stops today. They ended the setlist with an amazing rendition of “out of space” as the crowd and pit went bonkers. I was glad I got to witness them live and they really rocked slane no end. The Prodigy Setlist: Their Law Breathe Breathe dubstep Omen Warriors Dance Firestarter Run With The Wolves Voodoo People Omen Reprise Invaders Must Die Diesel Power Smack My Bitch Up Take Me To The Hospital Out Of Space Last up was the headliner Oasis. They hammered straight into the opener of “Rock N Roll” and I was amazed from start to finish. The set list hasn’t changed much over the tour and you can see why, it’s flawless. They rocked through their set playing crowd pleasers and newbies. The new songs sound great live but it was something special to hear songs such as “Roll With it” looking back on the hill as 80,000 people are screaming the words back to the stage. Half the world away for me was the highlight, it was mentioned during the week by their ex member Bonehead that they should have called it a day after the gig at knebworth. Slane just proved all that to be shitetalk.Noel seemed to have enjoyed slane as he spoke today on his on going blog : "Urgh..what a hangover! Horrific. Great, great night though. As spectacles go (and I don't mean the ones you wear) Slane Castle takes some beating.I don't think I've seen The Prodigy since Knebworth but fuck me, they had it yesterday. Incredible behaviour. You gotta be good to follow Kasabian. They are.Don't remember leaving the gig! I feel poisoned. Not looking forward to the flight home AND me and Irie Nancy have got to go to a friend's 40th tomorrow. More boozing. Shit!!Got 10 days off though so mustn't grumble.In a bit.GD." The visuals on the monitors were amazing throughout the show and its hard not to think that this concert could be released for a DVD.Liam dedicated "My Big mouth" to himself even though he remained somewhat quite for the gig, he commented to the people in the VIP section "What the hell ye doing up there?".His voice was spot on for the whole gig.They played a stormer finishing with the beatles “I am the Walrus” that I am sure the Beatles would have nodded with approval to. As the brothers made their way off stage a barrage of fireworks went off in the night sky with Oasis “Married with Children” being played over the speakers, perfectly apt with the lyrics “Goodbye I'm going home” an end to a perfect concert. Cheers lads for one of the greatest gigs you could witness. I can safely knock Oasis off my list of bands I must see before I die and as Noel said just before he left the stage at Slane castle "Thanks, it's been Biblical".
My Bootleg of the gig can be found here :
Oasis Setlist: Fucking In The Bushes Rock N Roll Star Lyla Shock Of The Lightning Roll With It Cigarettes And Alcohol To Be Where There’s Life Waiting For The Rapture The Masterplan ( My Own Video Below) Songbird Slide Away Morning Glory My Big Mouth The Importance Of Being Idle Half The World Away Wonderwall
Supersonic Live Forever Encore: Don't Look Back In Anger Falling Down Champagne Supernova I Am The Walrus

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cois Fharraige 2009 Update

The Festival is due to take this September 11–13 in Kilkee. Sony are not going to sponsor the festival but MCD have applied for the licence and now are looking for someone to step in for the funding. The news at the moment is that local businesses are to dig deep and fork out some funding. It would be a great event to sponsor considering the level of fans that flocked to it last year. Hopefully someone will step in and save the day. Keep an eye here for all the up to date news.
Taken from the Limerick Leader : LIMERICK music fans who have flocked to Kilkee in recent years for the Cois Fharraige festival might still be in luck this year, despite fears the MCD run festival would not go ahead. Cois Fharraige drew 10-15,000 revellers to the small town last year, a significant portion of which were from Limerick. However, the sponsors of the previous festivals have not renewed their interest this year, leaving the three day festival in limbo. A meeting was held in the seaside resort on Monday evening between local business people and an MCD official with the intention of ensuring the festival goes ahead again this year. “An MCD official met with Kilkee business people this Monday - for a last chance meeting,” said a source who attended the meeting. “The festival will be relying heavily on local business people and Clare Co. Council to come up with some form of sponsorship. We have grouped together and there is a lot of local support for this to still go ahead - there is huge potential with this festival to draw large crowds to Kilkee.” An official announcement is expected in the next couple of days. 2008 Reviews of the festival on the left sidebar, keep checking back for more info.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Top 100 Best Irish Albums of All Time

Our good blog friends over at "Swear Im Not Paul" has painstakingly created a list of the Top 100 Best Irish Albums of All Time according to him, some great inclusions and some you might want to argue about not having them in there, either way pop over and check it out and start the banter ball rolling, Well done on the great list!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ben Taylor to Play Dolans

On the 21st of June the son of famous musician Carly Simon and James Taylor is to play in limerick. His sister also is on the gig circuit, his family is like the sound of music but in a folk sense. Ben has four fantastic album in the bag the newest being "The Legend of Kung Folk". It will be a superb setting to see this guy at work. Ben's band on the night will feature former Fugees member John Forte who has just been released from prison after being pardoned by outgoing US President George W. Bush again not to be missed! The support act for the night comes in the form of David Saw. David will be releasing his debut album in early July. Check both acts out here : Ben Taylor David Shaw

Editors to Play Limerick This October

Another great act to play dolans!! Its great to have such great bands coming to our city. Most websites have announced this band are coming and that tickets are out friday but heres a link to buy tickets this minute. The presale has started tooday go buy!! I have mine and cant wait to see this great band live. They have a new album on the way and this show is not to be missed.
It looks like support on the night will come from these two bands :
Check out an acoustic bootleg of theirs i posted up a while back here

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kiernan McMullan Live at Dolans, Limerick 05/06/2009 REVIEW

Dolans tonight is to play host to a headline show for Kiernan Mcmullan and two great support acts. The warehouse wasn't majorly packed but a nice crowd all the same for a miserable Friday night. First act to take to the stage were local band “protobaby”, The lead singers voice not unlike Ian Curtis and the Interpol vibe was oozing from them. Their sound was quite amazing and it was if we were listening to an album unfold on front of us. This kind of thing only happens when you have been gigging or practicing for so long and these guys have that down. Such a tight unit. Really looking forward to getting my hands on some of their music but for now we will have to be content with listening to them on their myspace Protobaby play Dolans once again on august 14th, this show is one to get yourself down to. Second act of the night were “TKO”, This six piece music machine got straight into it and played a stormer. I like the cut of their jibe, dance along fun with added clarinet and violin! Their sound is very Ska/Reggie upbeat music, well a mix of about everything really, it shouldnt work but it damn well does. They threw a few covers into their set which included the Beach Boys, Mary by “the four of us” and more. At one point the bass player armed with an mouth organ jumped off stage and played around the crowd and for the finale went back into the crowd handing out sweets, A great touch and a great ending to their set. I would hope to catch this guys live again. Their also working on an album and should be out anytime soon. TKO Setlist: 1. Burned Out 2. KMT 3. Hiding in the corner 4. Bitter Twist 5. Game Over 6. The Busker Keep an eye on their progress here Now it was the turn of the headliner to entertain us and that he did. Kiernan was backed by three other band members and this was the first time they had played together for awhile due to him being on the road over in the US. The songs are amazing each one with a unique story behind, such as their love for a cartoon show called "The Venture bros" or a song about his 9 year old cousins view on life. This my second time seeing the guy and his catalogue just keeps on getting better. We were all treated to a free CD when leaving. A sample of 5 tracks from his new Album which is currently available on itunes “Perfect People are Boring”. It looks like he is off to the states once again at the end of the month, so best of luck with that, keep track with him here Cheers for a great night of music! Kiernans Set List: Fireworks Hold on No to Only angry What was I thinking Cardboard Swords Talk about it Borderline Do it rite Funk no. Grace Ballad Grace Ballad Encore: Afternoon Stick it out

Friday, June 5, 2009

Music Snippets # 17 - Class of 1984

Hails From : Lee Valley, Cork
Band Members :
Jon (Vocals Guitars)
James (Drums)
About :
Cork Two Piece seem to be on the cusp of great things in 2009, they are just back from the US recording some tracks and now are on the road. I have only sampled the two songs on their myspace page but they sound great and full of energy and im looking forward to hearing alot more

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Music Snippets # 16 - Caleco

Hails From : Limerick
Band Members :
Adam Hourigan - Vocals & Guitar
Adrian Collins - Guitar & Vocals
Eoin Barry - Bass Guitar
Joe Laffan - Drums & Percussion
About :
Local Four Piece have been gigging since 2004, A name change from Idle Hands to Caleco ,two JD Sets won back to back, An EP and a debut album (Ready For More) in the bag these guys are set for a new EP in 2009 entitled "What Hasn't Been Said", engineered by Owen Lewis who is now working in a prestigous studio in LA. The EP will feature the tracks "All She Wants", "Make You See", "Stay Around", "Celebrate The Silence", "Story Of My Life" and "Just Like You". The band are releasing'Celebrate The Silence' into the world tomorrow. This single can be downloaded from the great people at for the tennie fee of 99 cent! Go check them out and get downloading!!! GO CHECK THEM OUT HERE:

Gemma Hayes Unveils New Video

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rodrigo Y Gabriela Come to Limerick This July

This incredible guitar playing pair will be in Dolans on the 28th of July. They do things with the guitar that I have never seen the like of, This show will be one not to miss. They are headlining the electric stage at electric picnic this year and this warm up in limerick will be worth a glance. They also have a new album in the wings, so get tickets early. Tickets cost €25 and are on sale this Friday 5th June from 10am from and Dolans Box Office 061 314483. Check out their guitar wizardry here :

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Arctic Monkeys Set to Release a New Album in August

No Irish gig lined up as yet but the lads will release their yet to be names third album on the 21st of August.
Tracklisting :
1. My Propeller 2. Crying Lightning 3. Dangerous Animals 4. Secret Door 5. Potion Approaching 6. Fire And The Thud 7. Cornerstone 8. Dance Little Liar 9. Pretty Visitors 10. The Jeweller’s Hands

Albums Worth Listening to in June 09

1 Student House in Limerick + 10 Bands + 2 Days = Guantanamo Noise-Fest II?

College court is basically a ghost town for the summer as the students are gone, this weekend will see more than a bit of life in the area. A music gig spanning two days called Guantanamo Noise-Fest II is set to take place, 6 castlebook college court will see 10 crazy bands play through the two days.
I wonder how long it will take until its shut down lets sit back and see :)
Here is a sneak peak at one of the bands :

Kiernan McMullan In Dolans This Friday