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Heavy Metal Truants Show Announced: Frantica, Psykosis, Shoctopus, Beltbuckle Overdrive, AeSect and Stone Trigger

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , on April 29, 2013 by Tickets There

913966_574469175917485_283617622_oA night of metal/rock and charity has been announced for the Grand Social on May 15th.  Headliners are Frantica, a Metallica tribute band and they’ll be supported by rock and metal artists from the local scene including Psykosis, Stone Trigger, Shoctopus, Beltbuckle Overdrive and AeSect.

It’s all for a good cause and sher everyone likes sneaky Wednesday pints. €10 on the door (all of which is going to various charities – so it’s a charitable dinner… that’s what you can tell the boss the next day). Doors are at 7pm!


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 🙂

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 JÄgermeister 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 (Róisín Dubh)
Thur 2nd: Bipolar Empire (Monroe’s Tavern)
Fri 3rd: North Atlantic Oscillation (Róisín Dubh)
Fri 3rd Imelda May (TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar)
Sun 5th Thin Lizzy (TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar)
Sat 4th: Adebisi Shank, Heathers, O Emperor (Róisín Dubh)
Thu 16th: Dinosaur Pile-Up, Zombie Computer, Toby Kaar (Róisín Dubh)
Fri 17th: Lite, Terra Melos (Róisín Dubh)
Wed 22nd: Lowlands (Róisín Dubh)
Thur 23rd: Windings (Róisín Dubh)
Fri 24th: Artful Renegade (Róisín Dubh)
Sun 26th Grada (Monroe’s Tavern)
Mon 27th: Janelle Monae (Róisín 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 – 5th: Forbidden Fruit Festival (Kilmainham, Dublin):
FEATURING – 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 – ASH, Stereo MCs, Something Happens, Aslan, Declan O’Rourke, Lisa Hannigan, Kerbdog, Sweet Jane, The Riptide Movement and many more.

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

Friday, 24th – 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.

Review: Fox E. and the Good Hands – Live ‘Saucy Sunday’s’ @ The Grand Social, (Feb 20th, 2011)

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , on March 1, 2011 by Tickets There

Recessions have their purpose, for those of us who like to see the good side at least (*on hands and knees – Please lord, don’t make Tickets There eat those words with your wrath). Aside from tax increases, less benefits, no jobs and, oddly enough, rising prices; there are some perks like Saucy Sundays at the Grand Social. A whole day of free music with food and booze deals to boot. Having never been, Tickets There jumped at the chance for a new experience accompanied by music from Kildare’s excellent Fox E. and The Good Hands. There were others…..but let’s not go there.

With recent line up changes now finished and a whole batch of new material rarin’ to go, The Good Hands are looking and sounding better than ever and they’re finally ready to seek out some real success. Their blues / soul / rock sound mixed with lead singer, Fox E’s sexy, seductive voice are enough to make any music fan drop to the floor in respect for some of the finest talent you are going to hear this year.  

Coming on to an almost packed house, the bands reputation has obviously preceded them with most in attendance rapturously greeting them. Kicking things off with the Forbidden Fruit, the band waste little time living up to the audience’s expectations and winning over the bystanders. A cover of Blackstreet’s No Diggity helps the band find their feet on stage which become firmly cemented after a performance of the wonderful For Elise. The sexy, energetic soul feel returns with excellent performances of Ain’t Got No Cigarettes, Please Me and the wonderful I Like It Cury. The bands on stage and audience interaction only heightens your love for them but with tracks like Sunday’s Whore and the others played tonight, they could say SFA and you’d still be back begging for more. If not for Fox E.’s charms and amazing voice then definitely for David’s soaring guitar solo’s or Barry’s tendency to belt out some pretty decent rap solo’s.

Going against the grain tonight, the band are hastily brought back after finishing their set to feed the hungry audience with one final helping of music gold (in other words, a cover of Stevie Wonders Superstition) which brings the house down. An incredible gig from a band that have success stamped firmly across their respective line-up. Watch this space!

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Digital Socket Awards Announce 2010 Shortlist

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

There’s 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’s 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’s no shortage of other high quality acts that have been arguably passed over undeservingly by other similar award and media honours.  

On a personal note, the award organizers have rejected Tickets There’s many petitions to have a special honorary mention of Def Leppard in a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ 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’s to be announced.

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

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

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

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

Best Music Photography
Kieran Frost
Ruth Medjber
Alessio Michelini
Loreana Rushe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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