Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Protobaby , Traditions Launch Night, Dolans 18/11/2011 Review

The limerick band Protobaby brought a huge crowd to dolans to showcase their new single "Traditions", The first from their eagerly anticipated debut album "The Spark" due out sometime in the new year.

We were treated first to some great support acts in the form of the crazy but wonderful Mustang Hobo. Lead singer complete with duck outfit and homegrown tunes about life and superheroes.

Next up were an another local band called Killing Streets , The three piece played a nice set and I am looking forward to checking these guys out very soon again. They have some super demos up on their breaking tunes site, so be sure to drop be and say hi.

Last up before the main act was dREA, Been meaning to see Damien Drea live for ages now and thankfully got to see it on stage tonight. The ex-Vesta Varro frontman played a fantastic set with a huge range of sound throughout. dREA features on the new reindeer age album with a new track called X-Ray Machine and he clearly has a huge bundle of songs to release, looking forward to hearing them on cd soon. Highlight of the set was "What You Do To Me" with the brilliant inclusion of a Kate Bush sample at the end, Video Below.
dREA Set:
Still Swimming
Through The Wire
What You Do To Me

Next up on the late night bill were Protobaby, They featured some new songs in the set that will feature on the 2011 debut "The Spark" which sound excellent. The 11 strong set kept the warehouse alive. Yet another great live gig from the lads. Looking forward to the album launch next year, The lads play this Saturday night in Dolans to launch the new reindeer age album. Check them out if you around.
Cheers for a great night!
Protobaby Set:
Slight Obsession
Nobody Knows
Only A Spark
Hollow Minds
State of Affairs
This Might End?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Press Night - The New Reindeer Age

This Event is a small gathering to spread the word of the album to the media masses, All are welcome.
We will have some acts from the album play on the night and a nice insight to the launch night in dolans on the 3rd of December. Keep an eye on the albums progress

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Protobaby offer free download of new single

The limerick band Protobaby have just released their new single "Traditions" into the world, They are offering a free download of the track over on their bandcamp site here.
The lads are having a launch party in Dolans this Friday with a stellar line up of bands as support, This is one night not to be missed!!
Support on the night comes from dREA, The killing streets and Mustang Hobo!!! Adm 5euro

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Freezer Sessions are back for 2011

The Jagermeister Freezer Sessions are becoming a great annual event in Dolans, The Flaws & O Emperor headlined the event last year and this year is set for the 9th of December in Dolans exactly a year later to the day. A superb line up as been announced for this years sessions :
El Hombre Jokes
Animal Beats

Get your tickets for free here
Review of the 2010 sessions here

Monday, November 14, 2011

Two great gigs lined up for Bourkes Bar this week

The excellent pop-tastic the Kanyu Tree will play their rescheduled gig this Wednesday night. This will be the follow on gig from their last brilliant outing at the Mary I fresher fest in Dolans.

Irish indie favourites Tieranniesaur will bring their music to bourkes the following night.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sessions from the Hub #5- Tod Doyle

The 4th in the series of excellent sessions from the hub brought to you from the lovely people at the Thomond student times. Each session has two tracks from artists recorded in the music hub in the Learning Hub Limerick, this time around its a session from the singer songwriter Tod Doyle. Born in Rathangan Co.Kildare, Tod currently is studying in the University of Limerick, He is hoping to bring out an EP early next year and this is what to expect from that release. Keep an eye on him here

Sessions from the Hub #3
Sessions from the Hub #2&1

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hermitage Green Unveil new Video

Hermitage Green have shot a new video for their original track "Live On", really looking forward to a release from these local lads soon. For more on the band check them out here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Albums Worth Listening to in November 2011

The Decemberists - Long Live The King
We Cut Corners - Today I Realised I Could Go Home Backwards
Mark Geary - Songs about love, songs about leaving
Popical Island Compilation #2
Squarehead - Yeah Nothing
Raglan Rodeo - Wild Bird Food

As Always Suggestions Very Welcome!

Raglan Rodeo Roll Into Town This Saturday

Dublin based but Limerick fronted Raglan Rodeo are set to play Foleys bar this Saturday the 5th of November. Native Paddy Hehir hasn't played this neck of the woods for some time, so expect a great show.
The band have just released a new record and will showcase tracks from "Wild Bird Food" on the night. Check out the excellent video for "I Traveled a Road" taken from the album below. The four piece band made up of Ray Ellis, John Worth, Martin McGuirk and Hehir are very much regulars on the gigging front in Dublin and are no strangers at the Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival. This act are well worth checking out live and wont disappoint!
Check out more info here:

Book Shop Gig Tonight

The kookie book shop in Little Catherine street is putting on a gig tonight, This place is great for a noodle around for books and records when your in town. Heres more on tonights event:

Wireless Folk presents SHARRON KRAUS (UK, Camera Obscura, Bo’Weavil, Important).

Sharron Kraus is a musician and songwriter who both defiantly recasts and tenderly cherishes the folk traditions of England and Appalachia. Her songs tell intricate tales of rootless souls, dark secrets and earthy joys, the lyrics plucked as sonorously as her acoustic guitar while her worldly voice plunges through the ages to haul up the yarns of c...
enturies and tell of the darker places of the human psyche.

So come and join us for this free early evening concert of ‘dark folk music for the new millennium’ at The Little Catherine Art & Book Gallery on Little Catherine Street on Wednesday 2nd November.

Support from PETER DELANEY.
Doors open at 7pm with free entry.