Thursday, February 25, 2010

Irish Blog Awards 2010 - Music Blog Nominees

Great to be nominated once again for the Irish blog awards for 2010, thanks to all those who voted and great to see so many great music blogs this years. Nialler9 Goldenplec On The Record 2 U I Bestow Faith No More 2.0 Spherical Notions Second Square to None Swear I’m not Paul IndieLimerick Torture Garden kDamo Those Geese Were Stupefied Musical Rooms The Clink Gigantic Asleep on the Compost Heap I’m Scared of Vinyl Cubikmusik Guesslist TheMisEducationOf mp3hugger French Letter Road Crew Comic Day and Night Mag Hardcore for Nerds Enough Talk, More Writing haido Edwin McFee TenaciousT Red TV Panic Dots These Auld Tapes From The Attic Euphiophone Amuze Me Town Full of Losers State SOS! Save Our Shoes Girl from the Hills Blog

Not to be missed tomorrow night

Incredible Limerick band 202s play baker place tomorrow night, these guys are amazing and have a superb album to boot, check them out!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Oxegen 2010 - Line up update

New additions: The Black Keys Dizzee Rascal Julian Casablancas Laura Marling Jamie T Groove Armada The Cribs The Stranglers Fox Avenue Chase & Status Earth, Wind & Fire Sad to see the irish rock festival oxegen turn into a rappers paradise. Eminem and Jay-Z are set to headline this years leaving cert fest. Im officially too old for all this, and I'm far from being old, Only reason I would sacrifice myself to the oxegen muck fields would be to witness Muse (Go see them on there own),Kasabian orVampire weekend. Only one Irish band announced so far Two Door Cinema, Such a fantastic band but I wont be forking out 250 yoyos to see them, ill check them out at the start of next month in Dolans for the fantastic price of 9 bobs. Cant see this being a great festival this year, If editors are in any Irish festival this year I am sold! The Lineup so far: Eminem Muse Jay-Z Black Eyed Peas Kasabian The Prodigy Florence and the Machine Paolo Nutini Faithless Stereophonics David Guetta Vampire Weekend Mumford and Sons John Mayer Hot Chip Calvin Harris Newton Faulkner The Gossip The Temper Trap Empire of the Sun Goldfrapp La Roux Wolfmother Rise Against The Coral Broken Social Scene Ellie Goulding Two Door Cinema Club KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR MORE UPDATES ON OXEGEN AND ALL IRISH FESTIVALS

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Musical Snippets #25 - Simon Fagan

Hail From :
Navan, Ireland
Band Members :
Simon Fagan: Lead Vocals, Guitar Peter McGuire: Guitar, Vocals Ben Shorten: Keys, Vocals Paddy Joyce: Bass Gary Nethaway: Drums
About :
Simon is off on a whirlwind tour of Ireland to promote his forthcoming album on the 14th of May. The single "Damn Honey" is out on March 5th and Simon will be in Limerick for the night before it. Simon brings his Amy Winehouse/Rolling Stones/Ryan Adams/Duke Special influenced music to Baker place on the 4th of March. He is currently making big waves in the Irish music scene and is currently "One to Watch". The songs on his myspace gives an insight into his anticipated album , it has the potential to be a great Irish record in 2010. Keep an eye on this one!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Josh Ritter to play Dolans in April

One act I have missed many times and I have been a huge fan for many years is Josh Ritter. The first time I heard his 2003 album Hello Starling I was absolutely hooked. Many albums later and a new one on the way just two days before the dolans date Josh finds his way back to Dolans with which is is very familiar with at this stage. The gig is Set to take place Sunday April 25th and will be one hell of a night showcasing his impressive back catalogue along with new tracks from his new album "So Runs the World Away". Tickets go on sale tomorrow for 30 yoyos. Josh will be joined on the night by his fantastic backing band "The Royal City Band" and support on the night comes from "Joe Pug", I was recently recommended his new album messenger and it is well worth checking out.
Head over to for a fantastic free download of "Change of Time" from the forthcoming album.

Gilbert O'Sullivan in Limerick

The quirky Waterford native is set to play a Tuesday night next month in the University of Limerick. The 23rd of March will see Gilbert take to the stage to play years of classic material and maybe some newbies from his forthcoming album. He might be cheesy and he might not be your taste but I like the guy. Incredible songwriting and just an amazing back catalogue, is sure to make for a great night of music.
Tickets: €38.50 from UCH box office 061-331549 or online

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Out on a Limb Records Presents....

Dolans are set top to host a great night with limerick based Out on a Limb records are treating us to night of talent. Three bands will take to the stage tomorrow night, The line up includes two Cork outfits the instrumental "Rest" and "Hooray for Humans" also on the bill are Dublin band "Crayonsmith". It sure to be a great night of music all for just 9 bobs.

Music Snippets # 24 - TheVagabonds

Hail From : Dublin but mainly Limerick!
Band Members :
Phelo - Vocals/Guitar
Papio - Drums/Vocals
Niall - Guitar/Vocals
Niall - Bass/Vocals
About :
Majority rules in my books so these guys are officially a Limerick band. With a three out of two wininng this majority. The Dublin based four piece have been gigging around for awhile now and I have been meaning to write up about these guys for ages so apologies for the lateness. As soon as you hear there tracks on myspace you get a sense of raw untapped talent from such a young lively band on the up. Upon listening to these guys you wont get polished sounds or studio perfect vocals just good honest music, you will find fantastically written lyrics about everyday life and guys just enjoying playing music. You could nearly describe them as an Irish early libertines or Clash outfit at times. I have missed them play Limerick already but there back our way from a "Home Town" gig on the 25th of March as part of the great Green and Live Sessions down in Dolans. This is gig is one not to be missed and as usual its free, how can you complain? This band are a great edition to the limerick talent we have and I look forward to hearing more from these guys and hopefully a possible album on the way.
GO CHECK THEM OUT HERE: Loving this song/video :

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

And So I Watch You From Afar Next Week in Limerick

Baker Place is the setting for the recently Choice Music Prize nominated "And So I Watch You From Afar". The Northen Irish four piece will bring there brand of Instrumental rock to limerick on the 11th of this month and is one gig not to be missed in such an intimate venue. There gig ties in with the 5th birthday of the wonderful venue. There is a whole host of events happening in bakers over the weekend, head over here to find out more :
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One other thing Its FREE!