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WIN: Tickets to see The Doors Alive tomorrow night (Closed)

December 4, 2014

This competition is now closed Another competition you say? Oh go on then. This is one you’ll have to be quick on as The Doors Alive (or as we call them – the world’s greatest Doors tribute band) are playing one of their special midnight shows at The Academy tomorrow night (Dec 5th) and thanks […]


The Doors Alive Return To The Academy

September 7, 2012

Tickets There wouldn’t normally be ones for tribute bands, but then again The Doors Alive are not your average cover act. We were fortunate enough to catch one of their packed midnight shows at the Academy a few years back and instantly became fans. For those that weren’t alive (no pun intended) when the Doors […]

Tickets There Likes: The Doors – The Doors

September 7, 2009

If you give the Doors time, it’s very hard to hate them. If you like Rock n roll, folk, pop or blues, the Doors have something for you and it’s good

Vivian Campbell | Talks 2Tickets

March 7, 2014

For more than thirty years, Vivian Campbell has been a well-established figure in the world of heavy metal and hard rock. Since cutting his teeth with the influential Sweet Savage in the late seventies, Vivian has continuously worked with some of the genre’s finest artists. Firstly with the iconic DIO, where he wrote and contributed to […]

R.I.P. Ray Manzarek (1939 – 2013)

May 21, 2013

News broke last night that Ray Manzarek, a founding member of The Doors, has passed. Ray will forever be remembered for his iconic organ intro on ‘Light My Fire’ (or even better – ‘Break On Through’) and his incredible contribution to all the Doors records. For this writer, having a band like the Doors without […]

Review: Whitesnake – Live @ The Odyssey Arena, Belfast (May 16th, 2013)

May 20, 2013

Maiden, Metallica, Sabbath and now Whitesnake – for some reason Dublin is missing out on a lot of high quality metal and rock shows these last couple of years; with the bands choosing to play up north instead. In some ways it sucks, but if you’re from the north it’s probably a long overdue welcome. […]

The Teddy Bears Twisted Picnic @ The Gypsy Rose (Oct. 28th 2012)

October 15, 2012

The Gypsy Rose needs a bit of good cheer after a very tough week last week for both staff and customers. The sad passing of LJ Aherne won’t soon be forgotten, but if Mr Long John was around he’d be the first person to get everyone in good spirits. The task will now fall to […]

IRISH NOISE! – The Plea (MySpace)

June 14, 2011

*Stretches fingers, cracks knuckles and so on. It’s good to be back, especially since we’ve accumulated a wealth of bands we think you’re going to thoroughly enjoy. As promised, we’re aiming today’s IRISH NOISE review at Donegal locals, The Plea (as seen supporting Ash in Whelan’s). The four piece have been around for over two […]

MySpace Review – The Riptide Movement

June 3, 2010

Every now and again, we find a band unknown to us that are so good we’re ashamed to call ourselves music writers. How in the hell can a team of journalists, doing our best 24 hours a day, every day of the week to scout and promote Irish talent not find acts like the The […]

MySpace Review – Floyd Soul and The Wolf

November 10, 2009

I’ve tried several bands over the last few days and none of them, not fucking one of them caught my attention in any serious way. Since Tickets There has to be all ‘happy, friendly and bollocks’ from now on, I wasn’t allowed to cut into any of them like I wanted but today, today I’ve […]

MySpace Review – The Spikes

November 4, 2009

Today’s review will be the second last (or the very last if I still can’t find Dub Country) that takes a look at this year’s lineup for the Dublin Rocks! Festival taking place at the Village on the 13th and 14th of November. The Spikes are headlining on I think this is the fifth or […]

MySpace Review – Sweet Jane

October 11, 2009

I was half way through their first track, Where’s Your Money Gone when I realised I really like this band.

MySpace Review – Mighty Atomics

September 9, 2009

It may have been done before but it’s good stuff, so why not do it again?.


August 31, 2009

What happened folks? In the mid 50’s, Mr. Elvis A. Presley walked into Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and became the very first, the best, the symbol, legend, embodiment and icon of rock n roll. Like Sid Vicious to Punk, Frank Sinatra to big band, Johnny Cash to country and western or even Dana to […]


June 3, 2009

After reminiscing with A Lazarus Soul earlier, I decided to check out fellow 80’s/early 90’s Madchester / Brit pop sound-alike’s, The Brothers Movement. Like ALS, I saw TBM by accident during the IMRO showcase week. They had only been a band a few months when they played the show but their set was tight and […]


April 5, 2008

Whelan’s was packed to the rafters as it hosted the ’Murphy’s Live 2008’ semi finals. Even after the doors had been opened there was still a queue of people stretching back to the front of the pub. The heat inside the venue was so heavy you could barely move without breaking sweat. The tickets hadn’t […]


December 17, 2014

CLUB CARNAGE are holding their annual XMAS party this Friday, Dec 19th, in Fibber MaGees and PSYKOSIS have been announced as headliners. Now, ye all know where TT stands on Psykosis but since they’ve all refused my proposal and surrogate offers, I’m no longer in the business of praising their chiselled good looks, powerful performances or […]

Bad weather disrupts Behemoth Line-up tonight – but the show must go on!

December 11, 2014

Sad news for fans of DECAPITATED, GRAND MAGUS and WINTERFYLLETH as they’ve been forced to drop out of tonight’s BEHEMOTH show at The Academy. Because of high winds and general horribleness, ferries have been cancelled and the bands are unable to travel over. It’s not all bad though, thanks to some huge efforts on DME’s […]

Papa Roach announce Dublin show – tickets on sale now

November 28, 2014

Slipknot, Korn and now Papa Roach. Right now there’s a multitude of twenty something people going out of their minds with excitement as late 90’s / early noughties nostalgia and dreams come through. We all remember MTV2 and Kerrang TV when Papa Roach burst out with ‘Last Resort’ from their massive selling second album, Infest. […]

Into The Void announce store closure

November 11, 2014

Sad news for Dublin’s metal community as Into the Void have announced they’ll be closing doors at the end of the year. The shop opened in 2011 after the closure of Sentinel Records  in 2010. The shop is the  united effort of Sarlacc Productions, Underground Movement and Blind Men & Occult Forces as well as Sentinel […]