Thursday, February 21, 2013

Raging Sons live at Cobblestone Joes 20/02/13 Review

A great night of original music took place in Cobblestone Joes last night. The venue now has a regular Wednesday night of orginal music from mainly local bands.  The venue gets better each time I visit , this time added stage lighting and a new PA makes for a great stage and superb sound throughout the pub. Its great to see live music being advertised each week in the venue and is a great asset to have such a venue in Limerick which is easily accessible to local young bands trying to cut their teeth on a live stage.

Last night saw two local bands on the bill, First up was Randolf  and the Crokers. As I said before I have a hand to play in the band (Harmonica) so wont go on how great we were too much :) . The Crokers played a nice set of ten tracks including a fun cover of Hall and Oats 'I can't go for that'. There was a nice crowd gathered to see the band warm up the night. The band are currently busy getting a single ready for release soon and hope to have an album fully recorded by the end of the year. Randolf and the Crokers play Dolans Warehouse on the 2nd of March before then keep an eye on them here.

Headliners tonight were another local band 'Raging Sons' , The band have been gigging crazy of late and rarely a week goes by without seeing them playing a local haunt. Its great to see a local band so busy and hard working. They played a great lively set of original tracks including 'Don't Look Back in Anger' by Oasis which was met with fun audience participation for the choruses. The band are well worth checking out live and looking forward to hearing some recorded material soon. Keep an eye on the Raging Sons here.

Cheers to Cobblestone Joes for a great night and be sure to get down to the pub for a Wednesday night session of live music soon, Cheers!

Set List:(Not in Order)
One Cigarette Left to Burn
Lines Keep Changing
One Man
Written On the Walls
Left to Write
Take On Night
Sailing Through a Sandstorm
Turn It On Today
Don't Look Back in Anger
Feed The Flood

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dolans Ones To Watch 2013

Dolans Warehouse are putting on a 'Ones to Watch' night on the 22nd of February with a bill of four local up and coming bands. These bands are a serious testiment to the wealth of talent on show in Limerick, A night well worth checking out! Hopefully this becomes a regular gig. Tickets are €5 and got be bought here.

Leading armies have had a terrific 2012; winners of Indie week 2012, the Limerick/Clare sextet have gone from strength to strength. A massive support slot at the Big top followed by their first sold out Show in the upstairs of Dolans. Nationally recognised as ones to watch by Hotpress and The Irish Times, 2013 is all set for Leading Armies. LINK

Milk Baby formed in 2012 and have recently performed at Limericks best alternative club Die. Rated highly in the Limerick music scene the warehouse stage beckons for the Limerick four piece.LINK

Animal beats are seen as veterans of the Limerick Music scene. At an average age of 20 the Limerick Foursome have been playing together for 6 years. 2012 seen them play in front of 1000 people in Limericks Big top as well as part of the Hotpress Freezer sessions tour and the Phil Lynott expo. 2013 will see the release of their new E.P and a host of new fans. LINK

Purple Earth Theory were formed in August 2012 but by no means are strangers to the limerick music scene. The Limerick four piece have already shared the stage with the likes of This Club, Jericho and Ryan O Shaughnessy. Expect big things in 2013. LINK

The Minutes live at Dolans 28/12/12 Review

Only about two months behind in putting this review up but anyways guess its better late than never. The Minutes played their last show of 2012 to a packed Dolans Warehouse in full Christmas spirit! Two support bands warmed up the night , one I cant remember the name of video here and the other the great local outfit 'Animal Beats' The Beats seem to improve with every gig and are a now a great live act and always put on a super show. They played a few new tracks on the night adding to an already impressive set of tracks. Check the videos below. The band look like they are off to America to do a few shows next summer and I'm sure we will be hearing a lot more from the band and hopefully a full album release soon enough. Keep an eye on them here.

The Minutes played a blinding set on the night and if you haven't checked the lads out before make it your mission as they put on a serious energy filled set. Their album Marcata is one to get and is rarely off the pod. The band are now in the middle of recording their second album so hopefully we will be graced with that soon. Go stalk them here

Cheers for a great night!

Albums Worth Listening to in February 2013

Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
Foals - Holy Fire
I Am Kloot - It All In
The Black Keys - BBC Sessions
Ocean Colour Scene - Painting
The Virginmarys - King of Conflict

As Always Suggestions Very Welcome!