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THE TREATMENT Announce Dublin Show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Tickets There

untitledUK rockers, The Treatment have a ….no, no I won’t go down that route. Not on the first post in WEEKS!

The Treatment have announced a show right here in sunny Dublin for June 18th. Some of you will have seen their incredible performance when they supported SLASH at the Olympia last March. Others, well other readers might just be fans of good old fashioned hard rock from some exceptional performers.

So book yourself in for The Academy 2 on June 18th. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster this Friday, April 18th priced €15.

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Review: The Riptide Movement – Live @ The Academy 2, Dublin (March 5th 2011)

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , on April 7, 2011 by Tickets There

A month! That’s how bloody long it’s taken us to knuckle down and tell you how good The Riptide Movement were at the Academy on March 5th. Whoever said Tickets There was a lazy blog owes us a serious apology. With speed like this we may even be considered for expulsion from the Irish music scene we hold so little presence on.

Aside from the delays, blurry memories and drunkenness that was ensnared us at The Riptide’s gig in March, we are happy to report that they rocked the place to it’s core. Not only that, but they managed to out play, out last and upstage the Go Team who were holding court in the venue’s main room on the same night. Having missed the opening acts of the evenings, Tickets There and a completely packed out Academy were treated to an hour and a half of excellently performed blues rock from one of Ireland’s brightest hopes in guitar rock for 2011. There was the hits from the forthcoming album including Hot Tramp and new single Keep on, Keepin’ On as well as a sizeable chunk of material from their début, What About The Tip Jars. There was an orchestra, there was crowd participation. Hell, there was even attempts at crowd suffering when things really heated up.

Without going into half fictional details due to the whole beer, lack of notes and goldfish like memory, we can honestly say it was one of the best Irish shows we’ve been to in yonks. The band’s practice of playing live every five seconds is ensuring their sound is delivered as good as any seasoned band and their songs are getting better by the day. With gigs beginning to exceed expectations in every way, you can bet that The Riptide Movement is a name you’ll be hearing a lot more of over the next few months.

….but no matter how good they are, we will never encourage them or any other Irish band to play the same stage as The Kings of Leon, no matter how good of an opportunity it is! Damn the KOL to hell!

The Riptide Movement – Keep On, Keepin’ On (Single Review)

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News, Single Review with tags , , , on March 1, 2011 by Tickets There

The Riptide Movement are back with a new single from their forthcoming debut album….(no title yet, excuse the lack of press J). Keep On, Keepin’ On follows their highly successful debut single, Hot Tramp that stormed the airwaves late last year.

Keeping their standard blue grass feel, the band has produced another tobacco chewing, spittoon of Cajun rock. This time the cut throat rock feel has been toned down but the feeling of Americana is still there and the band’s sound can be heard expanding with each note.

An excellent number that deserves as much attention as you can give it. The album is finished and coming out this year so keep an eye on Tickets There for updates because this is one you don’t want to miss.  

If you want to get a taste of the new record, make sure you head down to see the lads live in The Academy 2 this weekend.

There’s two shows so whether you’re a young folks who can’t shave yet @ 14:00 (under 14’s) with special guests The Boxing Plot & The Competition followed by a late show (with drinkies for all you over the hill, drunken silly folk….myself included) @ 20:00 with special guests Leaving Las Vegas & Powderhorse

Tickets are priced E10 for both shows and there’ll be free CD’s on the day!

Review: The Aftermath – Live @ The Academy (12th Feb, 2010)

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , on February 14, 2010 by Tickets There

Tickets There has never been good at arriving on time for anything. We’re so bad at it, people have actually stopped talking to us on different occasions because we’re so damn unreliable at turning up for nights out, days out and anything that involves being somewhere at a certain time. Despite heading straight into town after work to ensure a good two/three hours to get from Tara Station to the Academy, we still only manage to arrive at the venue just as The Aftermath were taking the stage at nine thirty. As TT standards go, that’s not bad.

From the start, The Aftermath are on fire. Johnny, Mick and the boys deliver their hits at rapid speed to ensure they squeeze in as much material as possible before the ten thirty curfew kills the joy. Opening with the classic Are You Not Wanting Me Yet, the lads play a set comprised of material from their highly acclaimed debut, Friendlier Up Here, aswell as tracks from their second album, which the guys are currently recording.

Considering it’s been a couple of years since the album first came out and almost a year since the band last played Dublin, there’s a pretty strong crowd in the Academy tonight and Wish My Love Would Die, Hollywood Remake and Northern Lingerie all help remind people what it is we love so much about this band. After opening with some of their hits, the band lash out some of the newer songs which go over extremely well before blasting into one of their biggest singles, All I Want Is For You To Be Happy which evokes it’s traditional sing along before One Is Fun ends the main half of the set.

Without going through the motions of leaving the stage, the band use every minute they have to play as much material as possible. They kick off their encore with the stomping, heaving weekend anthem, Six Days to Saturday before inviting a friend onstage to perform The Clash’s classic, I Fought The Law (and do a ridiculously good job of it). Before calling it a night, the band finishes things of with a storming rendition of Song of a Graveyard.

It may have been short but the band played a stunning set, thrilling all in attendance. After a very quiet 2009, Tickets There has officially ended it’s gig drought and what better way to do it than see one of Ireland’s most entertaining live acts at the top of their game. Judging by the new material, the lads have a great second album in store for us and hopefully it’s release will see the band get the attention they deserve from Irish people.