Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lisa Hannigan Sets Date for Dolans

Lisa will play Dolans on the 18th of December, She has just released her excellent sophomore album "Passenger". She always puts on a great show in Limerick, I last saw her in limerick in the beautiful setting of St.Johns Church. Review and bootleg here.
Tickets for her Dolans show are already on presale here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Protobaby Getting Ready to Launch

The hard working local act Protobaby are set to launch their new single on the 18th of November in Dolans. The release will be entitled "Tradition" which deals with the subject of bare knuckle boxing within the travelling community. The band have had great success with previous releases in the guise of EPs and are now set to release their debut album next year. To celebrate the impending launch, the lads have made their excellent single "State of Affairs" available for a free download here. Looking forward to hearing the new stuff!

Sessions from the Hub #4 - Moscow Metro

The lovely people at the Thomond student times have had another band in the hub this week. This time its the turn of local young band Moscow Metro. Fresh from playing the working class heroes tour in Dublin and also headlining the IMRO showcase tour in Limerick, the 4 lads play 2 tracks. The first called "Where it all ends" which is a superb taster as to what to expect from this band in the future. The band then play homage to legendary limerick act "Tuesday Blue" playing their track "Tunnel Vision". Keep a keen eye on Moscow Metro here.
For more info on the Session from the hub, click here

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Drea in Bourkes for 2 nights

The excellent local act "Drea" is playing two nights in Bourkes as part of a warm up for a showcase gig in London next October.
The Vesta Varro former front man will take to the stage at Bourkes tomorrow night 13th and also the following Thursday the 20th. Support acts on the night will come from Birdthistle(13th) and Brendan Markham(20th). Well worth checking these gigs out, Keep an eye on him here.
New Limerick dates added :
Cobblestone Joe's Limerick -26th Oct
Acoustic Performance The Curragower -28th Oct Limerick

2 New Dates for Limerick's Big Top

After a string of excellent gigs in September, The Milk Market will be transformed into the Big Top Music Venue once again. Its turning out to be one of the best venues around and is obviously attracting both acts and crowds.
November 25th will see the Coronas back to the venue after playing to a packed tent back in April.
The superb Bellx1 will fill the venue on the 2nd of December, The lads will be back in limerick after there sold out show in St.Johns Church back in November last year (Some videos here).
Looking forward to seeing this great band in such a brilliant setting. The brilliant Jape will be supporting bellx1 on the night. Tickets can be sourced here

Fred live at Dolans, Limerick 07/10/2011

The Cork/Limerick outfit were back to limerick after a great Belltable show back in May. The band have just released their fantastic new album "Leaving My Empire".
The band have gone a new route with the album musically. They still have that Pop fun sound but now its intertwined with an alternative sound much like "the national". This album is well worth checking out!

The support act tonight was another corkonian act by the name of "Slow Motion Heroes". A motley looking crew with members that didn't fit in and members that could have been plucked from Woodstock and members straight out of Kasabian. The lead singer did not posses a belt but my did he have a voice! He had one hell of a stage presence acting out most of the sounds with his hands, eyes and hips.The harmonies produced at times were amazingly good. They played a small but excellent set with many tunes coming from their brand new EP called "Not Pop". The new EP can be downloaded for free here. Looking forward to catching this guys live again.

Fred arrive on stage but with a change of personnel the keyboard player is now Julie Feeney. The last girl Carolyn Goodwin has now left the band for other musical endeavours and Julie is filling in for a bit. Julie is currently in the middle of sorting out a new album and has gone down the route of trying to self fund it. Check out a link here to help her out if you can. Julie isn't fully up to scratch with all the lyrics and nuisances of the songs but she is only at it a week and she played great considering the length of time. Non the less a superb show as always and they are a great live band, loved the stage adorned with red and white paper circular lights and sweeping white cloth. They played a great set of 14 tracks including the brand new single we are the city now, Cheers for a great gig and if you can go buy their album, it wont disappoint!
If Not Now When
The Life Behind
The Lights
As you See
Somewhere Else
We Are The City Now
Fears & Remedies
Trial By Fire

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fred in Town This Friday

The brilliant part local indielimerick favourite Fred are in town this Friday and they are bringing along the superb Julie Feeney as support too!
The lads are back to limerick after their excellent performance from the belltable back in May this year. Check out some videos from the gig Here.
If you haven't seen this act live before you have been missing out big time, The band just released a new album this year called "Leaving My Empire". I must say its rarely off the ipod this year, its a gem of an album!!
This is gig is not to be missed! The Slow Motions Heroes are also on the bill to support.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Albums Worth Listening to in October 2011

Lisa Hannigan - Passenger
Ryan Adams - Ashes and Fire (Stream Here)

Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Snow Patrol - Called Out In The Dark
Noel Gallagher - High Flying Birds
Feist- Metals

As Always Suggestions Very Welcome!