Archive for 2012

CD & Record Fair – Filmbase, Dublin (Nov. 17th & 18th)

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2012 by Tickets There

The highlight of TT’s calendar – the quarterly CD & Record fair returns to Filmbase, Templebar on November 17th and 18th with a host of Irish and UK dealers. If you’re into Jazz, Metal, Rock, Pop, country and good deals then this is the place to be. There’s always great bargains, knowledgeable sellers and good craic to be had. I picked up the pile below at the last fair for a mere €50/60. You can’t argue with that! Best way to pick up some Christmas goodies as well :). Check the official website for more details (Click here)

Halloween 2012: Metal & Rock Nights around Dublin

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by Tickets There

It’s almost Halloween and you know what that means – HALLOWEEN Parties! The good news is there’s no shortage this year and if leather, fake blood and booze are what you’re after – Tickets There got yo back y’all! If we find more we’ll let ye know.

Personal Choice: The Teddy Bears Twisted Picnic @ The Gypsy Rose (Oct. 28th, 2012)

The Temple Street Children’s Hospital will benefit greatly from the silly volumes of Jack Daniels and Jagermeister Tickets There plans on downing at this charity event. A while night of fancy dress, drink promotions and classic rock. There’s a cover charge but all proceeds go to the hospital so you can get plastered in the safe knowledge that medicine will benefit from you. Done!

  • DATE: Oct. 29th
  • Venue: Gypsy Rose
  • Fancy Drees: YES
  • Cover Charge: €5 (For Charity)
  • Drinks promos: €4 all drinks till 11, €5 after.
  • Entertainment: Classic rock tunes and lots of lovely girls. We’ve had pro…..

Club Hell Annual Halloween Ball @ O’Reilly’s (Oct. 31st)

The now annual Blub Hell Halloween Ball is back with all manner of drinks promotions, fancy dress, fire girls…etc. All drinks on the night will be a fairly decently priced €3 with Jagermeister going for €2.50 a shot. Not so bad. Cover charge is €5 before 11pm, €7 after.

  • DATE: Oct. 31st
  • Venue: O’Reilly’s (Under Tara Street)
  • Fancy Dress: YES
  • Cover Charge: €5 before 11pm, €7 after
  • Drinks promos: All Drinks €3, Jagermeister €2.50
  • Entertainment: Tons-O-tunage…. And lots of lovely girls.

Halloween Benefit Gig @ The Pint (Oct. 31st)

Want a scatter of punk bands and cheap drink? Then the Pint is the place to be on Halloween night. Five bands will play on the night with thepint.ie reporting it’s a benefit gig. Who’ll benefit? We’re not sure – but then again Halloween doesn’t have to be a charity night. Mayhem, gore and fun is all ya need. On the roster is Contort, Rats Blood, #1s, Ghost Trap and Disguise. Should be a laugh.

  • DATE: Oct. 31st
  • Venue: The Pint
  • Fancy Dress: Seems NO – but dress like a punk and either way you’re sorted 🙂
  • Cover Charge: €10 suggested
  • Drinks promos: N/A (But the Pint is always cheap)
  • Entertainment: Five hard ass punk bands

Samhain All Hallows Eve Celebration @ Fibber Magees (Oct. 31st)

Now we’re talking – serious metal for Halloween! Darkest Era, Celtachor, Thy Worshiper and Legions of Wolves head up a night of extreme music in Fibbers (thought they were doing laser discos now?) on Parnell Street (in asocial with Music Maker). This is a Pagan themed night (although all costumes are welcome), with a cash prize for the best dressed male and female. (€250 cash prize each!) If you’re looking for proper Drink Promo Menu, then this is the place to be. Here’s a taste of what they’re offering,

Vodka (+ Miker), Irish Whiskey (+ Mixer), Jager, Mickey Finns, Sambuca, Tequila, Bottle s of VK, Pints of Fosters, Bav, Mad Dog and Slaty – all €3 each.

Jack +coke, Captain Morgan + mixer all €4.

Bottles of Buckfast, pitchers and 3xJager Bombs – €10 each!

Now that sounds like proper drunk, Fibbers will be hopping!

  • DATE: Oct. 31st
  • Venue: Fibber MaGees (Parnell Street)
  • Fancy Dress: Yes and fancy dress get’s you €2 off admission.
  • Cover Charge: €8 (but €6 with fancy dress)
  • Drinks promos: Loads, most drinks between  €3/4. See list above)
  • Entertainment: Four heavy-f**king-Metal bands and lots of lovely girls.

Crazy Nights Halloween Party @ Bruxelles Rock Bar (Oct. 26th)

You didn’t think we’d forget Bruxelles did you? Dublin’s oldest rock bar is hosting three bank holiday nights of major pinting and it all kicks off on Friday. Crzy Nights will be playing the best 80’s metal / rock all night with loads of drink promos and a fancy dress ball. Spot prizes for best costume and tunes/drinks till 03:00am. Expect to hear Skid Row, WASP, KISS, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, Reckless Love, Van Halen..etc,etc while enjoying these prices – All PinAll pints, shots, JagerBombs, Sprits with a dash – €4. Pitchers of Amstell €10, Slushies (?) & frozen cocktails €4.95, Tiger Beer pints €5 and the lovely Desperados – €5

  • DATE: Oct. 26th
  • Venue: Bruxelles Rock Bar
  • Fancy Dress: Yes with spot prizes
  • Cover Charge: Free
  • Drinks promos: Loads, most drinks between €3/4. See list above)
  • Entertainment: Hair metal up the hole!!

Sweet Jane: Irish Dates start this week

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Tickets There

Soulful psychedelic rockers Sweet Jane have a bunch of Irish shows coming up. Kicking off this week, the group will play six dates around the country, including shows in Sligo, Dublin, Belfast, Mullingar and Cork. Full list of dates can be found below – Go on the Jane!

Oct. 27th – The Garavogue, Sligo.

Oct. 28th – Twisted Pepper, Dublin.

Nov. 1st – John Dalys. Mullingar.

Nov. 4th – Crane Lane, Cork.

Nov 24th – Twisted Pepper, Dublin.

Dec. 13th – Auntie Annues, Belfast.

TURN Live @ The Button Factory – December 21st – TIX ON SALE NOW!

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2012 by Tickets There

Just click HERE for TURN tickets.

Oh really, we’ve written about this before? Don’t care! TURN are coming back for one last show down and Tickets There won’t rest until everyone in the country hears about it. Tickets on sale now, check out the awesomeballs poster they’ve put together for the gig and enjoy some TURNAGE (trying to do the whole TURN – TUNEAGE thing there) below.

Oh, very soon Tickets There will publish a list on the best places to find TURN material on-line so all you folks searching will be sorted – propers!

Review: W.A.S.P. – Live @ Vicar Street (September 25th, 2012)

Posted in Gig Review, INTO-NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2012 by Tickets There

Looking at Blackie Lawless in his thirtieth year of fronting W.A.S.P., it would be slightly forgivable to think the band is officially washed up. A man in the latter half of his mid-fifties still wearing eye liner, very unflatteringly tight get ups and his pre-emo hair sprayed do have all the hallmarks of a band that can’t move on. ….wait a minute, the person who writes those words should be shot!!

W.A.S.P. returned to Ireland tonight in spectacular form, bringing their much anticipated 1982 – 2012 Thirty year celebration tour to Dublin’s Vicar Street! A two hour, three part show that promised to dazzle, delight and rock your socks off, delivered everything a fan could ask for (no, no ‘Animal’ so stop wondering now). With a good two hours of hits and fan favourites to hammer out, the band wasted little time taking the stage and rocketing straight into ‘On Your Knee’s which sprang the audience to life. ‘The Torture Never Stops’, ‘The Real Me’, ‘ L.O.V.E. Machine’ all follow in quick succession with Blackie seemingly determined to prove W.A.S.P. have more than enough material to allow themselves to put some of their best right up front. The iconic ‘Wild Child’blasts through the PA with raw energy and nerve shattering vocals, fuelling the most pit that’s quickly expanding in the centre of the crowd.

Finally taking time to say hello, Blackie indulges in the famous “Irish hospitality’, even going so far as to attempt an Irish accent,  as the band rattle on with a melody of  fan favourites ‘Hellion, I Don’t Need No Doctor’ and ‘Scream Until You Like It’, pauing briefly before ‘Sleeping (In the Fire)’ and ‘Forever Free’.The Headless Children’ and the classic ‘I Wanna Be Somebody’ are performed in full as the main set closers, ending amost an hour of intense, sing along hard rock. With that, band are off and the crowd settles in for one of several short films W.A.S.P. are playing between sets and encores on this tour. When the band return, they celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘The Crimson Idol’ album with a mini set comprised of material from that album. ‘The Idol’ and ‘Misconceptions of Me’ receive the warmest greeting before another short intermission / short film.

With the audience now completely satisfied by the bands biggest hits and hardcore favourites, WASP have the easy job of finishing us off with some classic closers. Blackie takes the stage again, bandsaw arm bands shinning bright and recounts a tale where iconic W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes made the mistake of leaving change from $100 on a bar in Ireland after buying a drink. It seems poor Chris was unaware of an auld Irish tradition of using money left of the bar to buy drinks for the house – his security men saved him from likely beating when he tried to get it back. Thanking us for that experience, they kick off the encore. ‘Murders In The New Morgue (Chainsaw Charlie – \,,/)’ explodes out (sadly without the pyros some venues are getting on this tour) and sends the crowd into a frenzy. The sombre  ‘Heaven’s Hung In Black’ gets the powerful performance it deserves before W.A.S.P. finish us off with the anthematic ‘Blind In Texas’. Thanking the crowd, the band leave the stage after delivering one of the best Irish performances of their career. No Elvis, no blood, no pyros and no Animal – but W.A.S.P. don’t need them. After thirty years in the business, Blackie has amassed more than enough material and stage presence to do away with cheap gimmicks and deliver a quality show based on his music alone. Long live W.A.S.P. – see you soon!

Sepultura Announce 2012 Dublin Return

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , on June 7, 2012 by Tickets There

Good news for metal fans! After a stellar sold-out show at the Academy in 2010, Sepultura have announced their Irish return.  The Brazilin thrash metal icons will take the stage of The Academy on August 11th. .

Sepultura are a phenomenon. For over twenty five years, the band from Brazil has been delivering a brutal mix of metal, hardcore, thrash, punk and tribal that could hardly be more intense or more passionate. What had begun in Belo Horizonte in 1984 soon turned into a metal hurricane of threatening proportions and has taken on undreamt-of dimensions since the enlistment of American vocalist Derrick Green in 1998. You have to experience this band live on stage to understand the fascination that this South-American act holds. And Sepultura’s current songs always indicate the future of heavy metal.

Tickets for Sepultura live at The Academy on 11th August are priced €25 including booking fee and go on sale on Friday 8th June.

WARPATH Win Irish Final for Wacken Metal Battle 2012

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2012 by Tickets There

This is massively overdue but Tickets There would like to extend our congratulations to Dublin death metallers, Warpath, for securing the winning spot in the Irish leag of the 2012 Wacken Metal Battle. Competing against Exzeltic, Beltbuckle Overdrive (who both came joint second), Psykosis, Zealot Cult and Celtachor, Warpath stormed their way to victory and will crusade across the content to the world final @ W:O:A in August.

Winners aside, the competition really showcased the incredible talent that exists in this country’s metal scene. With Primordial and Darkest Era starting to hammer down the road to greatness, it seems there are many more bands waiting in the ranks for their chance to unleash hell, raise carnage and put some metal up your ass.

Congratulations to all who entered and best of luck to Warpath at Wacken this summer!