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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.

MySpace Review 鈥 O Emperor

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2011 by Tickets There

That鈥檚 right, another one of Ireland鈥檚 hotly tipped underground acts we鈥檝e never seen or heard before. What do we actually do with our time you ask? Well, we drink a fair bit (although not that much, only 3 times this month including new years eve), watch a lot of TV, work on our paint city and listen to a lot of Megadeth, Def Leppard, Guns N鈥 Roses and read. Not much time left in that hectic, crazy schedule to be going out and just, *tusks / grunt-laugh/shakes head and frowns* listen to music for the hell of it! Anyways, we鈥檙e here now and that鈥檚 the important thing and we have some good news! We鈥檙e liking O Emperor a lot more than we thought we would. Now for ya!

Never seen them, haven鈥檛 heard their album.

Don鈥檛 Mind Me reminds us of a song you鈥檇 hear in one of those eighties New York films with driving or a small bar. Starts nicely and improves with age. For a gentle, serene mood this is your baby. Po is a liverier wee number. Faster, louder but still nice and relaxed (a word that will be repeated in this review). Sedalia is again 鈥榬elaxed鈥 (real journalists / bloggers manage to use a little thing called vocabulary guys. Just a hint 鈥 Ed), nice on the ears and a very pleasant experience. Recommended so far.

The Fat Lady starts the second half of tunes in an even more sombre, quiet and uneventful (not necessarily a negative use of the word uneventful, just not a whole pile of complexity or action in this case) than the previous three. Very deep reaching piece of music that some have no doubt been captivated and transformed by. Tickets There is in quite a chirpy mood today so no depression here. Still quite enjoyable though and it鈥檒l definitely be on our 鈥榙epressed as hell 鈥 need reconciliation and / or companionship from non-in the room human鈥 list. Heisenberg follows much the same suit except it鈥檚 a little too over the top on the dull factor. Quite short which we always see a bonus point to songs we don鈥檛 like but just too sad. We need a little piece along the lines of Po now.

To The Sea is last and it鈥檚 got life! It鈥檚 no Springsteen now, leppin鈥 about the place or anything but it鈥檚 got blood in it鈥檚 veins and delivered enough of what we were looking for to finish things on a good note. O Emperor, recommended. If you鈥檙e having a nice relaxing Monday, then give them a go,. If you鈥檙e stressed out, give them a go. If you鈥檙e massively under the weather and 鈥榖ad thoughts鈥 are spiralling out of control in your warped head, then have a listen to Whitesnake. When you鈥檙e all happy and better, then give O Emperor a go. O Emperor MySpace

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

The J盲germeister Freezer Sessions Are Back!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2010 by Tickets There

J盲germeister have announced November dates for their Freezer Sessions series of gigs. Taking place in Limerick, Galway, Dublin and Cork, the shows are committed to bringing you some of the most exciting up and coming names Irish music has to offer.

Bands already confirmed include O Emperor, Windings, Last Days of Death Country, Dark Room Notes, Ladydoll, The Riptide Movement, The Mighty Stef, Ham Sandwich, Kid Karate, Maud In Cahoots and New Amusement with more to be announced soon. For a full list of dates, check below.

Cork: Reardons (November 25th 2010)

  • Dark Room Notes
  • Lady Doll
  • The Riptide Movement
  • The Walls

Dublin: The Workman鈥檚 Club (November 30th 2010)

  • The Mighty Stef
  • Ham Sandwich
  • Kid Karate
  • Maud In Cahoots

Galway: The Rosin Dubh (December 2nd 2010)

  • Special Guest
  • Dark Room Noyes
  • New Amusement
  • Maud In Cahoots

Limerick: Dolan鈥檚 Warehouse (December 9th 2010)

  • O Emperor
  • Windings
  • Last Days of Death Country
  • The Flaws