Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters Live at Dolans, Limerick 28/05/2011 Review

Little Black Marble
Hatch Sixteen
Strip The City
That Old Chestnut
Throwing Shapes
Thread The Needle
Running On Fumes
Fight The Grey
Homeward Bound & Gagged
Wasteland Overture
Spring Break
Darker Shade of Blue

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fred Live at the Belltable Theatre, Limerick 27/05/11 Review

Fred SetList:
If Not Now When
The Life Behind
Death Song
Somewhere Else
As you See
The Lights
Fears & Remedies
Good One
Trial by Fire

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Milk Market Gig No.2

After a great success last month with the Coronas headlining a show now billed as the "Big Top", Dublin's Imelda May will put her stall out down the Market.
Imelda plays on June 5th , The tent hosts some great food stalls and bars and is a fantastic addition to the music scene in Limerick. In and around 1,000 odd enjoyed the last gig and hopefully more announcements will be made for the venue soon. You can get tickets here. Hopefully the venue will start to attract bigger acts as time goes on.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fred in Limerick This Friday

The excellent Fred are to hit the town this Friday, They come bearing gifts of a brand spanking new album by the name of "Leaving My Empire". The Cork band plus one of our own play the excellent Belltable and its been awhile since I have set foot in the place. Its always a great spot for a gig and with the venue sorted you need a great band and Fred will not disappoint. I have witnessed Fred thrice now, once at half time on the hallowed turf of Thomond park! The lads play a blend of dance your socks off pop rock that always seems to put me in a great mood!
The new album is a great addition to their bag of tricks and will be excellent to catch live. Really looking forward to seeing these guy again, Buy tickets here and don't miss it!

Previous Limerick Reviews of Fred:
Fred Live At Dolans, 08/04/2009 REVIEW
Fred Live at The Belltable Unfringed Festival - 31/01/2009 Review

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fionn Regan Album News and Free Single Download

Fionn has annouced his new album will be ready for an August release. After waiting ages for a second album after the amazing debut "End of History", His Third album "100 Acres Of Sycamore" will see the light of day just a year after the excellent rocky sophomore album "The Shadow of an Empire".
To celebrate all this great news he has released the title track to the new album for free! Download the fantastic track here
He will be starting a long Irish tour in July with no Limerick date as of yet but one can hope.

Nick Carswell & The Elective Orchestra Streaming New Release

Another absolute gem of a local band have released their debut album "Folks Like Us", You may know Nick from the shadows of "The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra" and the Elective kind have been knocking around for awhile now too. Nick plays Dolans tonight to showcase the new album and a full tour is now in swing. Sample the lovely album in full below and go check them out here :

Folks Like Us by The Elective Orchestra

Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters Debut Album Released Today!

One of the best local bands in some time have today released their very anticipated debut album "The Devil In Music". The jam packed album of catchy rock and roll tunage is hitting the road on tour to celebrate the release. The lads will be down in dolans on the 28th of this month for a launch party , a night not to be missed!
If you do anything this week go buy this album and treat your ears, Buy it here
Check them out here :

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ryan Adams 2011 Euro Tour Teaser + Bootleg

Ryan Adams is on the road again, After calling it a day with his band the Cardinals in late 2009 and several releases since including a crazy metal album and release of an unheard Cardinals albums, Ryan is back on gigging duties! I was shocked at the news and delighted that my favourite artist was finally back and to hear it was a simple acoustic tour was all the sweeter.
A few dates were put up at first but no Irish show, so I booked Glasgow for the 25th of June. Soon after booking, Cork and Dublin were announced but thankfully I didn't hold out as I will be away for his Irish shows. I will actually be in Portugal when he is playing two night, Its very possible! The full list of European dates are here:

06/07/11 Cork Cork Opera House Ireland
06/08/11 Dublin Olympia Theatre Ireland
06/10/11 Stockholm Cirkus Sweden
06/11/11 Oslo Folketeatret Norway
06/13/11 Malmo The Concert House Sweden
06/14/11 Copenhagen Koncerhauset Denmark
06/16/11 Lisbon Aula Magna Portugal
06/17/11 Porto Teatro Sa Da Bandeira Portugal
06/19/11 London Barbican United Kingdom
06/20/11 London Barbican United Kingdom
06/22/11 Brighton Dome United Kingdom
06/23/11 Manchester Bridgwater Hall United Kingdom
06/25/11 Glasgow Academy United Kingdom
06/26/11 Oxford Oxford New Theatre United Kingdom
06/28/11 Amsterdam Concertgebouw Netherlands

Anyways less chit chat and more teasing, Much speculation has a risen as to what Ryan show we will get, In terms of temperament and set.
Ryan surprised alot of people when he opened up for Emmylou Harris in L.A. on the 21st of April. He played a mix of old and new songs. A small bootleg can be downloaded here of 7 songs, 4 new and 3 old
Check out these lovely videos below, Cant wait to get to Scotland. Here are my reviews of Ryans last two Irish shows :

Friday, May 6, 2011

EleventyFour plays the Loft Tonight

If your around tonight the excellent eleventyfour is playing above the locke bar in the loft. She will be showcasing her debut EP The Joy Imperative and support on the night comes from local band "Great In Small Doses".
Check them both out here :

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Music Snippets #32 - Dead Red Light

Hail From :
Band Members :
Vocals/Guitar - Rory Lewis
Bass/Vocal - Dane Staunton
Drums - Dar
As I keep harping on about the talent that Limerick has, Meet another rising band by the name of Dead Red Light. This punk- pop - in your face outfit have been trawling the local scene for 3 years. Gigging feverishly throughout and in the process releasing some great music. The trio are set to release a new single called "We Waste Ourselves" on Saturday. The great high powered energy fest that is Dead Red Light really shines through in this new epic single. The lads are kindly offering a free download of the single over here . Well worth checking these guys out live and they play Limerick on Saturday to celebrate the release of the single in the Loft (upstairs in the locke bar)/

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Albums Worth Listening to in May 2011

Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys
Cage the Elephant - Thanks You Happy Birthday
I Draw Slow - Redhills (Buy Here)
Brendan Markham - False Witness
Angus & Julia Stone - Down the Way
The Flaws - Constant Adventure
Yeh Deadlies - The First Book Of Lessons
Henrietta Game - Black Ship (Buy Here)

Suggestions welcome as always!!!