Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Brad Pitt Light Orchestra Live at Dolans 10/09/10 Review

Deligthed to finally catch the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra live after missing so many opportunites in the past. What a better night to catch them on their local show introducing their new album to the world. The warehouse was done up in red ballons which can be seen throughout the artwork on their new album "Lowering the Tone", They have gathered quite a crowd for their home show and on stage sees local support act "Windings" warm up the crowd. Another great local band that I did not have the pleasure of seeing live yet. Their new album "It's Never Light" is just about to be released, including their very own dolans night coming up on the 6th of Novemeber. They play a nice set of 5 to 6 songs, I look forward to checking out their new album, Keep an eye on them here Next up are the main event as BPLO flood onto the stage, all 8 of them. The main trio made up of the Blake siblings is that of David ,James and Ann. They were also joined by their other sister on the night for a few songs on cello, who came over across the water specially. A serious family event then, When writing reviews of bands you could say they were so tight on sound that its like they knew each other all their lives. Well this is the case for BPLO and this is the case of their sound. BPLO bring great strings, harmonies and flair to their music, I love the theatrically quality to some of their numbers. Their are some amazing gems in their album such as Soon! Grace Jones and All I Want. I got a copy of their album on the day of the release, A lot of the songs I was very familar to because of various EP's down the line. The album on a whole is excellent and has a great quality that you will find youself coming back to time and again. Its a serious grower and its proud to have such a great talent like this band from Limerick. I look forward to seeing them live again very soon! Cheers for a great night of music. Check on their movements & buy the album here :
Set List:
We Walked On
Talking To Yourself
Grace Jones
Wake Up Screaming
Four Out of Five
All Turns To Dust
Lion's Share
Last of Me
New Miracle
Devil & Me
All I Want
Long Time Rogue

Monday, September 6, 2010

Villagers to Play in St.John's Church This December

Fantastic news for a monday that the brilliant Villagers are to play a gig made for them in St. Johns Church on the 17th of December. Had the pleasure of seeing Lisa Hannigan there last year (Review here). Eightball promotions are really getting great artists into this unreal setting, Their Autumn:Winter collection kicks off at the end of this month with Delcan O'Rourke , then Bellx1 in November and now the great addition of the Villagers, Cant wait for this one! After a brilliant set at this years Electric Picnic, Conor arrives back in limerick for a second show since their support slot to Bellx1 back in March last year (Review Here) Limerick's gig of the year I reckon.

Fresher Fest UL this Thursday!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Limerick Live This October!

Limerick Live is a new venture bringing the ideas of HMV on cruises street and Dolans Warehouse together to form a street festival on the 2nd of October. This festival will be a day long event on cruises street. The street will have two stages which will see bands such as Fight Like Apes, The High Kings, John Spillane, O Emperor (Review of their dolans gig), We Should Be Dead and Supermodel Twins. While a second stage showcases some of Limerick’s brightest talent with performances from Art and Motion Performance Company directed by Jenny Brown and guests, Myles Breen Bottom Dog Productions, Comedy Improv, Centrespace Studios and Windings. What an amazing event this will be to the city! The festival doesn't just end that day as Dolans continues the party that night with add on performances from Fight Like Apes, local bands We Should Be Dead and Supermodel Twins.
Put the date in the diary!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Panic! The New Limerick Club Night

Dolans are just about to start a new revolution in clubbing, Panic!
is the new name for dolans of a Thursday night. Tomorrow night sees the first night of the change over. Dolans every Thursday night will be filled with acts in the main bar , upstairs and in the warehouse. Its a great addition to the venue and a great addition to your week. Ill let them tell you more :
Panic! is set to take over Limerick... It is the club night that will change Thursday nights in Limerick forever... Indie, Electro, Hip Hop and everything else downright wicked will fill Dolans with Panic! Everyn night will feature the best up and coming international and national talent aswell as our resident homegrown ...heroes... The very first night of Panic! will feature: Paul Webb Leon (Warehouse) Animal Beats Supermodel Twins Shane Serrano (Upstairs) UL Trad Soc (Front) All for only 5 bucks! Doors at 10

Albums Worth Checking Out This September

From L-R Interpol - interpol Sean Kangataran - Sean Kangataran Brandon Flowers - Flamingo Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People Resurrection Fern - Transcend Mortality Brad Pitt Light Orchestra - Lowering the Tone Neil Young – Le Noise David Gray - Foundling Worth checking out Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse present Dark Night of the Soul, Brilliant album been off and on the ipod over the last few weeks. Suggestions Welcome as Always!