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Review: Voivod – Live @ The Village (October 6th 2012)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , on October 10, 2012 by Tickets There

Not being a massive Voivod fan (no disliking them, just haven’t sat down with them near enough), Tickets There was originally going to skip reviewing this gig. It’s not that we don’t like Voivod, but we didn’t feel we possess near enough knowledge of the band’s catalogue to write a review acceptable to their fans… then again, who actually reads this blog anymore anyways? So let’s do it.

First of all – what has happened to the Village? 2 years ago when Exodus landed it was the same cavernous curse it had always been. Since the opening night when Paddy Casey and TURN opened it to a select bunch of Dublin’s elite (and fans who managed to grab a pass via TURN’s tour manager – ala me) the Village has been a curse to see gigs in. Awkward, poorly designed and the slowest bar service in the entire world – period. Tonight however, Tickets There was greatly surprised to see their new strip club / seedy den of sin make over and it’s an incredible improvement. The big manky columns are still there, blocking the view as always; everything else however is 10 times better. No more eyes glaring when you nip off for a slash (2 toilet guys now though. Think it cost me a total of E4 just to take a couple of leaks), an indoor (kind of) smoking area – no more back alley and ten flights of stairs to get through and wall to wall neon lights. Have to say – loving it. Enough of that though, not like Voivod built the damn place.

Up first are hard-core metallers Doom. The name was familiar but after some poor 3rd party digging, they were supposed to be hardcore punk – not interested. Apparently that 3rd party slipped up as the Doom on the night were full on Death Metal (or whatever sub-genre that sounds like Death Metal their fans want to call it). Up in the smoking area, heavy guitars, gruelling vocals and double bass pounding filled the air. After about 30 minutes Tickets There woke up enough to saunter down and catch the last few tracks and they are impressive as hell. The sound, the light show – everything is powerful and the regret now is not catching more of them.

With a pretty full crowd in the Village, an incredible support band to live up to and the temptations of an indoor smoking area, the task now falls to Voivod to keep bums in seats (figuratively) and hands in the air (well, on pints any who). Kicking off with the epic ‘VOIVOD‘, the band sound on top form, same unfortunately can’t be said for their sound which comes across very low down in comparison to Doom’s set. This rattles on for a couple of tracks (‘Ripping Headaches’ and ‘The Prow’) before suddenly a surge kicks in and this show finally gets underway – properzz. The quality of the bands set is pretty astonishing, even to a bystander fan. Tracks like ‘Forgotten In Space’, ‘Target Earth’ and ‘Nothing Face’ electrify the venue with Snake sounding incredible behind the mike. Semi-new guitarist Daniel Mongrain manages the daunting task of winning the crowd over as he still fits the role of ‘new guy’ since replacing the spot left open by deceased founding member Denis “Piggy” D’Amour. “VOIVOD” chants from the front fill the venue between every song with Snake expressing his delight at the size of the crowd and warm response the band are getting. As he rightly points out, ‘Sometimes you just don’t know’.

After what seems like a very short set, the band are gone but it’s not long before they return to play a hit packed encore before calling it a night on their Pink Floyd cover, ‘Astronomy Domine’. A great night and like I said, a band that can entertain anyone – even passers by and in fairness, that’s the real challenge. Entertaining fans is like shooting fish in a barrel anyway.



Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , on October 1, 2012 by Tickets There

Don’t forget folks, Voivod be coming!

Voivod Announce Dublin Show for October

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , on September 4, 2012 by Tickets There

Canadian (Well, Québec to be more specific) legends, Voivod¸ have announced a show at Dublin’s ‘The Village’ on October 6th (yes, a Saturday! Can you believe it – we can get polluted drunk!).  The band are planning a major European trek in support of their sixteenth album, ‘Target Earth’.

Tickets are only €20 inc fees from, & outlets nationwide, Sound Cellar and Into The Void Records – on sale now!

Support is still TBC but for all the latest, visit Dublin Metal Events ..ehm, event page on Facebook (Click here)

Now let’s all say it together… VOIVODDDDDDDDD

Dublin ‘Gig for Michael D. featuring The Stunning’ Announced

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , on October 21, 2011 by Tickets There

That’s right, one of Irelands most successful bands, The Stunning are coming back to Dublin…This SUNDAY! A Gig 4 Michael D. has been set up to raise funds for presidential hopeful Michael D. Higgins and the Stunning are lending a hand. This will be the group’s first Dublin show in two years and promises to be a savage night featuring a full set of all their hits.

It all takes place this Sunday, October 23rd at the Village. Tickets are €16.50 and are available from the WAV ticket office outside the venue (beside Whelan’s).  There’s be two support acts on the night (yet to be announced) and discounts for unwaged and students. press release below,

The Stunning have been confirmed as headliners for a special show in The Village, in support of Higgins’ Presidential campaign.

The gig, which will be The Stunning’s first Dublin show in two years, takes place upstairs in The Village, on Sunday October 23, with doors opening at 7pm.

Michael D., who was Minister for Arts, Culture and an Gaeltacht during the ’90s, remains passionate about the role of the arts, and sees creativity as a central plank of his vision for the presidency. “As a candidate for President,” he says, “I offer a vision of a radically inclusive citizenship, in a creative society, worthy of a real Republic – making us proud to be Irish in the world.”

The Stunning will play a full set, making it a great chance to see these Irish rock legends play their most intimate Dublin show since reforming. Two support acts will be announced over the coming days. The gig follows a summer of acclaimed Stunning performances to expectant crowds at a variety of festivals over the summer – from the Sea Sessions to Sligo.

There will be DJs of all shades downstairs on the night, with plenty of surprises in store.

Tickets There will be there. Politics aside – no one should miss an opportunity to rock out with the Stunning. For more information, check out

Dublin Metal Events: Upcoming 2011 / 2012 Shows

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2011 by Tickets There

The good folks over at D.M.E. (Dublin Metal Events) have an savage line-up of shows ready to suit the needs of every shot downing, leather wearing, long haired legend in the country. Whether you love rock, hard rock, glam rock, heavy metal, Celtic metal, black metal, death metal or sher, unadulterated gore infestation of the most ancient, alien-enslaving nature – DME got your back ya’ll.

Kicking us off is one of the foundation stones of Irish metal, Primordial. Celebrating two decades together, Primordial will be blowing the walls of the Academy this Saturday after an incredible year that’s seen them finally earn the respect they (and the Irish metal scene) deserve. Since it’s not TT’s cup of tea, we’re not going to bandwagon jump here – but it’s great to see an Irish act get some real recognition. It’s been twenty years, but incredibly enough it might just be the beginning.

Next big one on the TT Calendar (well actually, the first one on our own gig planner) – Norwegian black metal lovelies, 1349. Named after the year the Black Death gripped Norway, 1349 intend on re-igniting the flame of Lucifer in The Pint on October 15th in what will hopefully be a full on corpse-paint blood fest. Wonder how our Def Leppard love will go down with this crowd?

Second on our own planner (all dates listed below – no need to panic), Gorgoroth & Vader @ The Button Factory on November 12th. Now, TT doesn’t know a whole pile about Gotgoroth (aside from folks constantly saying they’re frickin’ amazing!) but we managed to catch Vader’s last Irish show in Whelan’s and that’s enough for us. Without a doubt Poland’s premier metal band and one you should do anything you can to see live.

The Quireboys introduce a little good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll into the line-up when they play Whelan’s on November 27th. Sing along with their classics and you can enjoy Belfast’s Million $ Reload, who’ll be joining them on the night as support. Both bands get a double TT thumbs up which, as you all know, is the highest mark of respect in the world!

Bringing us towards the end of 2011 will be two almost back to back hair metal bonanza nights. First up, The excellent Reckless Love who’ll be hitting Whelan’s on December 2nd for a night of hairspray, spandex and some of the best rock n roll classics ever to emerge out of Finland (Hanoi who now?). Again anyone that was at their Crawdaddy show will agree that this gig promises to be something very special. After that we get some Swedish glam rock from Crashdiet who’ll also be abringing local lads Eazy Tyger along for support. Anyone that hasn’t seen them in a while would do…alright to check out their regular show in Gypsy Rose as there’s a new singer and new sound…well, newish. Both nights promise to make for a great end to 2011 with one final surprise up DME’s sleeve…..

Beasts of the night, enslavers of men and the all-round overlords of the Universe – GWAR will be ringing in the New Year in chaotic fashion when they arrive on stage in Dublin’s Button Factory on Januray 17th to show people how gore metal and stage theatrics should be done. GWAR have always been the pinnacle of on stage extremity with January’s show promising to be one of the highlights of the decade, let alone the year. More details still to be confirmed for this one but D.M.E. are hoping to have this sorted later in the week.

So to sum up, we’re not exactly stuck are we? All tickets are on sale now from Into The Void Records and (and outlets nationwide) for all events (except GWAR for the moment) and you’ve also got shows from Onslaught, Christ Agony, Evile and Hail of Bullets just in case none of the above appeal to you (although you should ask yourself ‘what sort of person isn’t infatuated by GWAR?’. We say bad people!!). Full list of gigs is available below, keep checking D.M.E.’s official website for more details.

Band Venue Date
Primordial The Academy  24/09/2011
Onslaught The Pint 01/10/2011
Christ Agony The Pint 07/10/2011
1349 The Pint 15/10/2011
Evile The Pint 23/10/2011
Hail Of Bullets The Pint 05/11/2011
Gorgoroth & Vader The Button factory 12/11/2011
The Quireboys Whelans 27/11/2011
Reckless Love Whelans 02/12/2011
Crashdiet The Village 04/12/2011
GWAR The Button factory 17/01/2012

EXODUS: Look What’s Coming to Dublin Next Month!

Posted in Music, Music Video, News with tags , , , on October 13, 2010 by Tickets There

Dublin Metal Events are brining the pain next month as legendary bay area thrashers Exodus arrive to destroy The Village and Dublin!

Exodus + Man Must Die takes place on November 20th at The Village, Wexford Street. Tickets are a handy €22 in advance or €25 on the door. A small price to pay for this little beauty alone.


Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2009 by Tickets There


Yet again this is something you could have read sooner if you’d visited Hotpress, but you didn’t. You didn’t because you’re lazy and Tickets There is lazy. What’s the old saying, the early bird catches the worm…but the second mouse gets the cheese (thanks Patrick).

The Final line-up and details have been announced for the Dublin Rocks Festival, which will see the like of Jaded Sun, Dub Country, The DC Experiment and more playing over two nights in The Village (Wexford Street). Final line-up’s for both nights can be viewed below.

In celebration and promotion for one of the few dedicated Rock festivals in this country, Tickets There will be taking a look at the this year’s acts over the coming two weeks so be sure to check us out.

Tickets are on sale now and they range from €15 (One Night) – €25 (Two Nights)

After the festival, the bands hit the road for a mini nationwide tour so if you’re not in Dublin, be sure to catch Jaded Sun at least.

Saturday November 13
Dub Country
Jaded Sun
The Spikes

Sunday November 14
The DC Experiment
The Beat Poets

Monday 16 November – Roisin Dubh – Galway
Friday 20 November – Stables – Mullingar
Sunday 22 November – Auntie Annie’s – Belfast
Wednesday 25 November – Spirit Store – Dundalk
Thursday 26 November – An Cruiscin Lan – Cork
Friday 4 December – Electric Avenue – Waterford
Tuesday 8 December – Dolan’s – Limerick
Friday 11 December
– Stables – Mullingar
Saturday 12 December – Square Peg – Warrenpoint