Tickets There: Gig / Festival Guide (June 2011)

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2011 by Tickets There

Welcome back to the Tickets There gig guide. It’s been a long time since we did one of these but hopefully it’s ‘back for good’. Keep in mind, this guide will be updated throughout the month of June, so check back from time to time 馃檪

Dublin Gig Guide

Friday 3rd: Alarmist We Are Losers & Avalanche Ammo (Whelan’s)
Friday 3rd: Retarded Cop (The Workman’s)
Monday 6th: ASH & Guests (Whelan’s)
Wednesday 8th: Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy(The O2)
Wednesday 8th: Lisa Hannigan (Whelan’s)
Saturday 11th: Adebisi Shank, Heathers & O Emperor (Whelan’s)
Saturday 11th: Oddsocks Revival (The Grand Social)
Thursday, 16th: The J脛germeister Freezer Sessions (General Fiasco, The Shoos, The Kanyu Tree, The Danger Is)
Friday 17th: Le Galaxie: plus guests. Album launch party (The Workman’s)
Wednesday 22nd: Ladydoll & guests (Whelan’s)
Thursday 23rd: Dirty Epics (Crawdaddy)
Thursday 30th: The Walls (Grand Social)

The West!

Thur 2nd: The Minutes (R贸is铆n Dubh)
Thur 2nd: Bipolar Empire (Monroe’s Tavern)
Fri 3rd: North Atlantic Oscillation (R贸is铆n Dubh)
Fri 3rd Imelda May (TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar)
Sun 5th Thin Lizzy (TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar)
Sat 4th: Adebisi Shank, Heathers, O Emperor (R贸is铆n Dubh)
Thu 16th: Dinosaur Pile-Up, Zombie Computer, Toby Kaar (R贸is铆n Dubh)
Fri 17th: Lite, Terra Melos (R贸is铆n Dubh)
Wed 22nd: Lowlands (R贸is铆n Dubh)
Thur 23rd: Windings (R贸is铆n Dubh)
Fri 24th: Artful Renegade (R贸is铆n Dubh)
Sun 26th Grada (Monroe’s Tavern)
Mon 27th: Janelle Monae (R贸is铆n Dubh)
Thur 30th Pugwash (Monroe’s Tavern)

Festival Guide

Saturday 4th – 5th: West Fest (Co. Mayo):
FATURING – Imelda May, The Coronas, Republic of Loose, Sharon Shannon, Bagatelle, Ryan Sheridan plus more.

Saturday 4th 鈥 5th: Forbidden Fruit Festival (Kilmainham, Dublin):
FEATURING 鈥 The Flaming Lips, Ham Sandwich, Aphex Twin, Jape, Dan La Sac, The Subs, Battles, Squarehead, The Cast of Cheers & any more

Friday 10th – 12th: Temple House Festival (Co. Sligo):
FEATURING 鈥 ASH, Stereo MCs, Something Happens, Aslan, Declan O鈥橰ourke, Lisa Hannigan, Kerbdog, Sweet Jane, The Riptide Movement and many more.

Sunday 19th: Danny Byrnes Music Festival (Co. Westmeath):
FEATURING 鈥 The Aftermath, Sweet Jane, The Vibes, Icon on Fire, Dave Peyton, Peter Doran, Arrow In The Sky, We Go Go and Ricotta.

Friday, 24th 鈥 26th: Sea Sessions: (Co. Dongeal):
FEATURING – The Villagers, Bell X1, Ziggy Marley, The Walls, Riptide Movement, The Go Team, The Danger Is, The Minutes and many more.


Digital Socket Awards Announce 2010 Shortlist

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2011 by Tickets There

There鈥檚 a new award ceremony in town and this time the bloggers are taking control. Goldenplec, Harmlessnoise, Nialler9 and a whole host of Irish blogs have formed together to present the best of the best in Irish music from last year with this prestigious new award that鈥檚 being decided by no less than 26 judges.

The categories are filled with the obvious nods with bands like Adebisi Shank, Cathy Davey, A.S.I.W.Y.F.A., The Cast of Cheers and Villagers cashing in on a very successful year but there鈥檚 no shortage of other high quality acts that have been arguably passed over undeservingly by other similar award and media honours. 聽

On a personal note, the award organizers have rejected Tickets There鈥檚 many petitions to have a special honorary mention of Def Leppard in a 鈥楲ifetime Achievement鈥 category and legal action has begun. We hope this does not interfere with the Award presentation ceremony which takes place on February 3rd in the Grand Social. Music on the night will be provided by Groom and Meljoann with two special guests & DJ鈥檚 to be announced.

Tickets on sale now priced 鈧10. Please find the shortlist below for your reading pleasure (let the arguments begin)

Best Design (Website, Artwork, Posters)
Adebisi Shank 鈥 This is the Second Album
Cathy Davey 鈥 The Nameless
Halves 鈥 It Goes, It Goes (Forever and Ever)
O Emperor 鈥 Hither Thither
Villagers 鈥 Becoming a Jackal

Best Independent Label
Any Other City
Osaka Records
Out on a Limb
Popical Island
Richter Collective

Best Video
Ambience Affair 鈥 Devil in the Detail
BATS 鈥 Star Wormwood
Cathy Davey 鈥 Little Red
Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands 鈥 Contact Sports
Rubberbandits 鈥 Horse Outside

Best Music Photography
Kieran Frost
Ruth Medjber
Alessio Michelini
Loreana Rushe

Best Radio Show
Alison Curtis
Donal Dineen 鈥 The Small Hours
I-Con on Phantom
Paul McLoone
Right Click 2XM

Best Pop
Cathy Davey 鈥 The Nameless
The Divine Comedy 鈥 Bang Goes the Knighthood
Fight Like Apes 鈥 The Body of Christ and the Legs of Tina Turner
So Cow 鈥 Meaningless Friendly
Two Door Cinema Club 鈥 Tourist History

Best Folk
Simon Fagan 鈥 Outside Looking In
Halves 鈥 It Goes, It Goes (Forever and Ever)
James Vincent McMorrow 鈥 Early in the Morning
O Emperor 鈥 Hither Thither
Villagers 鈥 Becoming a Jackal

Best Rock and Alternative
Adebisi Shank 鈥 This is the Second Album of a Band Called鈥.
Enemies 鈥 We鈥檝e Been Talking
Jogging 鈥 Minutes
The Redneck Manifesto 鈥 Friendship
Thread Pulls 鈥 New Thoughts

Best Electronic & Hip Hop
Meljoann 鈥 Squick
Not Squares 鈥 Yeah OK
R.S.A.G. 鈥 Be It Right Or Wrong
Shit Robot 鈥 From the Cradle to the Rave
Solar Bears 鈥 She Was Coloured In

Best Indie
The Cast of Cheers 鈥 Chariot
Grand Pocket Orchestra 鈥 The Ice Cream
Groom 鈥 Marriage
Ham Sandwich 鈥 White Fox
Jogging 鈥 Minutes

Best EP
The Ambience Affair 鈥 Patterns
And So I Watch You From Afar 鈥 Letters
Ang Kor Wat 鈥 Early
The Holy Roman Army 鈥 Desecrations
Sacred Animals 鈥 Welcome Home

Best Newcomer
The Cast of Cheers
Jennifer Evans
Hipster Youth
James Vincent McMorrow
Solar Bears

Song of the Year
Adebisi Shank 鈥 Genki Shank
The Cast of Cheers 鈥 I Am Lion
Cathy Davey 鈥 Little Red
Squarehead 鈥 Fake Blood
Villagers 鈥 The Meaning of the Ritual

Album of the Year
Adebisi Shank 鈥 This is the Second Album
The Cast of Cheers 鈥 Chariot
Cathy Davey 鈥 The Nameless
James Vincent McMorrow 鈥 Early in the Morning
Villagers 鈥 Becoming a Jackal

Choice Music Prize 2011 Shortlist Announced

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2011 by Tickets There

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for 2011 has been released. Encompassing some of the finest records released by Irish bands鈥ait, you don鈥檛 want to see me attempt a nice big intro? Fine then, list below.

  • 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adebisi Shank – This is the Second Album By A Band Called Adebisi Shank
  • 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Cast of Cheers – Chariot
  • 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Cathy Davey 鈥 The Nameless
  • 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Fight Like Apes 鈥 The Body of Christ and the Legs of Tina Turner
  • 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Halves 鈥 It Goes It Goes
  • 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Imelda May – Mayhem
  • 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 James V McMorrow 鈥 Early In The Morning
  • 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 O Emperor 鈥 Hither Tither
  • 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Two Door Cinema Club 鈥 Tourist History
  • 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Villagers 鈥 Becoming A Jackal

The prize winner will be announced on march 3rd at Vicar Street. Last years award was won by Adrian Crowley for his album, Season of the Sparks

Adebisi Shank 鈥 This is the second album of a band called Adebisi Shank

Posted in Album Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , on August 26, 2010 by Tickets There

I bet ye didn’t know that instrumental up and coming legends Adebisi Shank have a brand spanking new album out!!…well, off course ye did, because you read Tickets There.

Now it’s time to find out what it’s like so hop on over to Golden Plec (Click Here) and read the official Tickets There Editor, sometime shop assistant, car washer and every other week rent boy – Robert O’ Connor’s Review.

Adebisi Shank Name New Album

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2010 by Tickets There

Adebisi Shank have announced the title of their up and coming second album. This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank follows last year鈥檚 self-titled debut which brought the band some serious attention from national and international shores.

Sure to be a hot independent release, the album鈥檚 due out in August. Catch the guys when they play Dublin鈥檚 Twisted Pepper on July 17th. Visit their MySpace for more information.

Original story from Hotpress.


Posted in Music, MySpace Review with tags , , on July 1, 2009 by Tickets There


After the dreadful nonsense I inflicted on myself with So Cow, I decided to go back and check out another of Ireland’s supposed underground treasures. Now, I鈥檝e seen mentions of Adebisi Shank around but aside from seeing a few photos, I really haven鈥檛 a clue about them. According to their MySpace, the band hails from Wexford, which I think is a first for Tickets There鈥檚 MySpace Review but don鈥檛 quote me on that.

Let鈥檚 go, haven鈥檛 seem them live or heard their album/E.P

Snakeships may be second on the list but it seems to want to be first so why not indulge. Fast drum intro, guitars kick in after a few seconds, defiantly nothing to hate yet. Nice electric melody that sets a good tone and they don鈥檛 seem to be rushing anything. Things break down in a good hard driven riffy break before the guitars explode back with the drums. Not too bad, certainly an improvement on the last few bands. 1.28 in and no lyrics, Tickets There suspects we have an instrumental act on our hands. Rather than sounding a little tired and boring, it鈥檚 pretty damn good. Hard, fast n heavy. Lets see how second track Horse holds up. Crunchy, scattered bass lines and some amazing guitar. Tickets sat well back for this one and rather than trying to go into detail, all I say is there is some incredible musicians in this group, really fucking good to be honest. The absence of lyrics is barley noticed as the band plough through different riffs and solo’s with ease, bringing them all together is a tremendously heavy style. Looks like ASIWYFA have some competition.

Third track (fourth on their list) Jump Cut once again stats with the drums but this time the guitars aren鈥檛 as heavy. Not the most inspiring start to a track and certainly not as ‘in your face’ as the other two but not too bad. This one sounds more like an indie number rather than metal. The problem with instrumental indie is all too often, it just sounds like a normal, wordless song rather than something that stands out clearly by itself like the previous two tracks. Ah well, could be a hell of alot worse. lets see what we’re missing from the final and first song, You Me. Well, well, well sounds good, but my net crashes once again and it keeps skipping to Snakeships.

That鈥檚 all from me then. Certainly a band worth checking out for all rock fans looking for something a little different.