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Tickets There Wants You! Contributors Needed!

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, News with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2011 by Tickets There

  • Love Irish music?
  • Sick of seeing our home grown artists getting passed over for the GaGa’s and Perry’s?
  • Interested in writing?

Tickets There, Ireland’s sexiest music blog, is coming back from the dead and we want you to write for us. We’re looking for contributors willing to give up their free time to help promote and celebrate the hundreds in incredible acts that come out of Ireland every year.

Details and plans are currently being drawn up, but if you’re interested, send us a mail at and we’ll be happy to share more.


Subscribe To Tickets There… NOW!

Posted in Competition, General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , , , on July 23, 2010 by Tickets There

That’s right folks, no more lines, no more frantic searching for a computer to see if we’ve updated our glorious music blog and more importantly, no more need to follow us on Facebook or Twitter if you’ve finally gotten sick of our non-stop Rambo/Whitesnake rants. You can now sit back and see our post updates from the comfort of your own InBox.

Simply click the Sign Me Up! button there on the right hand side and you’ll get mails from Tickets There every time we update a post. Don’t worry they’re automatic, so you won’t be relying on our lazy asses to do anything.

We hope to begin weekly newsletters, regular interviews and the odd competitions very soon so get in early before….well, doesn’t make much of a difference when you sign up but just do it already. You’ll make two north Dublin touts and a Leitrim raised Editor very chuffed indeed.

Tickets There: 50,000+ Hits and Counting

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, News with tags , , , , , on March 24, 2010 by Tickets There

Hey folks,

Just wanted to say a quick thank you for reading Tickets There. Today we passed the 50K views mark and we’re pretty thrilled to have grown so much in only a few months.

Keep reading and we’ll keeping writing our sexy ass pieces.

All the best,

Tickets There’s New Look (JEDWARD-THERE)

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , on February 20, 2010 by Tickets There

www. Tickets There .com

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , , on January 18, 2010 by Tickets There

Howdy folks,

In November 2007, Tickets There was started as a laugh after watching the EyeBrowy Tout Spaced skit. Over the last two years things haven’t changed a whole pile except we’re swearing less and people are reading more. We’ve had a great laugh doing it and we’ve discovered loads of fantastic music which, at the end of the day is the whole point behind this blog. We don’t make money from TT and we don’t want to. We’re not in this for anything other than to find good bands and give them as much exposure as we can.

Today, Tickets There finally has its perfect home and we’re proud to announce that our new address is

Since it cost a kingly sum of over $14 to get this up and running, you can be sure Tickets There will be working overtime to make this a decent blog for you to read, for us to enjoy and most importantly, to give the bands we like a respectable source of feedback. Tickets There aren’t critics, we’re music fans.

Thanks alot for making all this worthwhile and I can promise you this is the last nicey nice post you’ll be seeing on this site for awhile. Now, on with the show!!

Kindest Regards,
Tickets There! (Broke N Bloggin / Irish Noise!)

Merry Christmas from Tickets There

Posted in News with tags , , , , on December 23, 2009 by Tickets There

Sorry for reusing last year’s image, but ever since the big crash of 09, all my images and art work for the lads has been deleted. Will work to get it all back next year but for now, the message is what counts.

This year has seen an enormous rise in people visiting Tickets There and it’s really been great to see bands and fans alike starting to actually like the site (and hate it in some cases…ok, many cases) but the mails and comments we’ve received, positive or negative have all been greatly appreciated. All of us here Tickets There HQ are really excited about pushing things into overdrive in 2010.

We’ll start the year with an exclusive interview with Mr. Tim Vital, the man behind Neosupervital and go from there with interviews, live reviews, albums / ep and single reviews and of course, tons of Def Leppard, Guns N Roses and KISS information. We may even have the site up and running in the first half of 2010 so keep eyes…sort of peeled for more about that.

Anyways, enough endorsement and shameless self promotion. Have a great Christmas, a happy new year and a brilliant holiday from all at TT-HQ.

Kindest Regards,

Tickets There

(Rob / Dave & Harrington)

Tickets There: Top 50 Albums (2000 – 2009)

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2009 by Tickets There

So, it’s decade ending time. All the music publications, webzines, blogs, fans everyone with a computer and the ability to type has a list of their top 5, 10, 20, 50, 1,000, 1,000,000 albums of the last ten years and the great, thoughtful, original minds that drive, create, nurture and bring you Tickets There have finally decided we’ll do one to. Sher if everyone else is, why wouldn’t we? Tickets There never claimed (in the last 30 minutes) to be original or independent so we’ll follow the herd with the list thing. Not really sure what’s the point since we probably only bought 20 albums in the last ten years that were actually released in that time.

Instead of doing the 1 – 50 order, we’re putting them in chronologically.  This is a basic, hastily put together history of what shaped the amazing, the incredible, the mind-bendingly stunning tastes held by all at Tickets There HQ.

(Please don’t give me hell for Testament, but that album deserves to be on this list, even though it wasn’t released in the time frame. Damn calendar counter counters!!)

Artist Album Title Year
Testament The Gathering 1999
Turn Antisocial 2000
The Avalanches Since I left you 2000
At The Drive In Relationship of Command 2000
The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia 2000
Smashing Pumpkins MACHINA/The Machines of God 2000
Iron Maiden Brave New World 2000
White Stripes White Blood Cells 2001
The Foo Fighters One By One 2001
Ash Free All Angles 2001
Berkeley Hope Prayers and Bubblegum 2001
Muse Origin of Symmetry 2001
The Strokes Is This it 2001
Weezer The Green Album 2001
Idlewild 100 Broken Windows 2001
Rammstein Mutter 2001
Ben Kweller Sha, Sha 2002
The Frames Set list 2002
Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around 2002
Turn Forward 2003
Future Kings of Spain Future Kings of Spain 2003
Bell X1 Music in Mouth 2003
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf 2003
Blur Think Tank 2003
Iron Maiden Dance of Death 2003
The Darkness Permission to land 2003
Motorhead Inferno 2004
Arcade Fire Funeral 2004
Jape The Monkeys At The Zoo 2004
The White Stripes Elephant
Turn Turn 2005
Humanzi Tremors 2006
White Stripes Icky Thumb 2007
Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink me 2007
Happy Mondays Uncle Dysfunctional 2007
Siouxsie Sioux MantaRay 2007
Bruce Springsteen Magic 2007
Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy 2008
Metallica Death Magnetic 2008
Def Leppard Songs from the Sparkle Lounge 2008
Future Kings of Spain Nervousystem 2007
The Aftermath Friendlier Up Here 2008
Jape Ritual 2008
Whitesnake Good to be Bad 2008
Wired Desire Barley legal (EP, Honorable mention) 2008
Lady GaGa The Fame 2008
KISS Sonic Boom 2009
Megadeth EndGame 2009
Bell X1 Blue Lights on The Runway 2009
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures 2009

Tickets There on TWITTER – Broke ‘N’ Tweetin’

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , , on November 14, 2009 by Tickets There

I know you all hate it, I hate it to but it seems these things have to be done. Cant wait to see what ‘up to the minute’ yoke they come up with next but never mind all that, Tickets There is now officially on Twitter

Not sure if anyone really cares but sher, we might say something funny every now and again and it costs nothing (except your soul) to add us as a friend.

Hope to see the numbers go up soon because it recession folks and it costs me nothing :)

Check us out now by Clicking Here.

MySpace Review – Floyd Soul and The Wolf

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2009 by Tickets There


I’ve tried several bands over the last few days and none of them, not fucking one of them caught my attention in any serious way. Since Tickets There has to be all ‘happy, friendly and bollocks’ from now on, I wasn’t allowed to cut into any of them like I wanted but today, today I’ve found a band that relieves my aching, maniac serial killing styled murderous heart, Floyd Soul and the Wolf. I’m sure they’re well known because they’re too damn good not to be but since no one at Tickets There actually listens to a radio, we don’t find these acts as quickly (but we do find them in the end – Ed).

Nice to have a band from Waterford in the MySpace review section for a change. On their MySpace under ‘Sounds Like’ they’ve written ‘Why Don’t You Tell Us’ so, Tickets There is gonna try but after a couple of pre-listens, we still haven’t nailed it. We just know we like it, we like it very much.

I’ve never seen them live or heard their album (if they have one).

Absinthe, not just a drink but a song title. On any other day Tickets There would argue that only Lemmy could pull of a title like that but here we go, proven wrong once again. It’s a strange song to say the least. Like relaxed indie with dance, with rock, with silent melodies, hushed instruments and just a general good feeling n buzz about the track. It’s catchy, it’s upbeat, it’s soulful and it’s good. Have listened to it about ten times and every time just gets better and better. Next one!

Same vibes appear on second track Battle of Booze except this one sounds more rockfish than indie. Lead singer Floyd Soul has a great dry kind of voice. Oh hang on, banjo’s and Beatles styled beats half way through. Good change and back to the up down beat tippin’, toe tappin’ niceness of chill-axed, rock ‘n’ mojo roll a-hoi-hoi.  Short, interesting and also, quite good.

Tickets There loves good old fashioned classic rock n roll. We like ZZ Top, we like the Smith! (Aero, not vegan fest 1989), we like The Stones, The Kinks, Zeppelin, The Doors and we like the blues driven riffs, cow bell drumming’, classic eighties American highway vocal styling’s, smacked all over Floyd Souls thirds song, Give It A Chance. Great track, full on rock with some poppy moments. What more could you want?

Now this one’s a little easier to nail down. Life in Time is classic Neil Young and a damn good job of it.  I’m not heading into too many details because well, no matter how much shit I write and no matter how many nice, flattering things I can think off to put down on this review, it won’t change the fact that this band are deadly and you have to go and hear them. So stop worrying about reading this drivel and go over there and give them some spins. Then go out there and buy whatever the hell you can from them and then finally, smack yourself for still reading this after I told you not to!

Check out Floyd Soul and The Wolf’s MySpace by Clicking Here.

You will hear more about these guys on Tickets There in the future.

Tickets There Gig Guide Returning

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , on November 10, 2009 by Tickets There


That’s right folks, after almost a year of no updates, the Tickets There gig guide is returning. Not only that, but it’s coming to the Tickets There WordPress for the First time!.

Starting this weekend, Tickets There will provide fortnightly updates of the best gigs (according to us) taking place in the capital and, when possible, around the country.

Check Back on Sunday the 15th to see the first installment of this new series.

Until then , take care ya’ll

Tickets There!.

Eyebrowy – Touts at Electric Picnic

Posted in General Tickets There Blog with tags , , , , on November 10, 2009 by Tickets There

In case any of you haven’t seen them, here’s the Tickets There lads in their proper surrounding (in the good hands of Eyebrowy)

Head over to now to see more clips of musicians from Ireland and the UK.

Tickets There – Saturday Music Quiz

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 17, 2009 by Tickets There

Due to phenomenal demand, I’ve decided to create a much easier quiz as a follow up to yesterdays that you all loved so well. However, heed my warning. This quiz isn’t all fun and games, oh no! It’s a mind bendingly difficult little slice of musical penetration. Possibly the second hardest quiz in the world…after my first one.

Only Eyes: Can you name this rock star using only this small, hard to see image of their eyes?


Hats off!: Name the owner of this destructive and ‘illusioned’ and Velvet hat (if you please)?


Oh yes, Tickets There fooled you all. This quiz is much, much harder than my previous one. Once again Tickets There claims victory!!

The man on the left is former U.S. president, Richard Nixon. Who is the man on the right?


Mask Attack: Name this famous King of Pop who is cleverly disguised?


Irish Bonus Round: Name all four singers from this Eyebrowy sketch?


Well, Well, Well. Once again Tickets There got ya. Spent the evening watching Vince Vaughn’s latest movie (with an introduction from the man himself in Dublin’s Savoy) so please forgive the complete lack of humour.

Tickets There on TWITTER – Broke ‘N’ Tweetin’

Posted in Music, News with tags , , on September 21, 2009 by Tickets There


I know you all hate it, I hate it to but it seems these things have to be done. Cant wait to see what ‘up to the minute’ yoke they come up with next but never mind all that, Tickets There is now officially on Twitter.

Not sure if anyone really cares but sher, we might say something funny every now and again and it costs nothing (except your soul) to add us as a friend.

Hope to see the numbers go up soon because it recession folks and it costs me nothing 🙂

Check us out now by Clicking Here.

Tickets There: Our Favorite Irish Bands

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2009 by Tickets There


Hi There,

Tickets There has decided to create a list of the Safe (Good) Irish bands.

This list will only be based on our collective (my) personal tastes and will be updated as often as possible (Also, the Top Ten only includes bands that are still together and fairly underground / local. Thats why Ash aren’t on this list for example ;)).

Click on the band names to read what Tickets There has to say about them.

Safe: Top 10 Best Irish Bands & others worth checking out

  1. The Future Kings of Spain (Indie Rock)
  2. Concerto For Constantine (Indie Rock)
  3. Jape (Indie / Techno / Pop)
  4. Humanzi (Punk Rock)
  5. The Aftermath (Pop Rock)
  6. Jaded Sun (New Entry) (Rock N Roll)
  7. Cathy Davey (Singer / Songwriter)
  8. LE GALAXIE (Electro-Rock)
  9. Adebisi Shank (Hard Rock / Metal, Instrumental)
  10. Mass Extinction (Thrash Metal)

TURN, The Mighty Atomics, Kill City Defectors, The Walls, One Day International, The Brothers Movement, Oliver Cole, The Answer, The Delorentos, Class of 1984, The Mighty Stef, The Frames, The Rapport, ,Bell X1, Lisa Hannigan, Republic of Loose, Berkeley, The Murder Clues, Fred, Sickboy, TKO, Joe Rubix, R.S.A.G., The Stunning, And So I Watch You From Afar, Codes, I’ll Eat Your Face, Cheap Freaks, Sound of System Breakdown, The Mighty Atomics, The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, Sweet Jane, C!ties, 21 Outs, Floyd Soul & The Wolf, The Bloody Shanks, The Pulpit, A Futurist Theatre, Beastmen, A Futurist Theatre, Solar Taxi, Ghundi, Stone Throwing Youths, House of Dolls, Fingersmith, Fighting With Wire, Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Swanee River, The Black Strands, The Cold 100, Million Dollar Reload, Sirocco, The Whiskey Limbs, Lluther, Two Tales of Woe, Raging Conflict, Gama Bomb..more to come.

Comments on the Net

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , on September 7, 2009 by Tickets There


Have you ever noticed the amount of sher, unfounded hatred on the internet? Now, don’t bother mentioning my reviews. They’re based on bands music and sometimes I like to get silly but I’m not insulting them anymore than they’re insulting the whole idea of music with their presence in that industry,

But seriously, I generally visit a select number of sites every day to check out new and updates so I can pass them on second hand to you folks when you trip across my blog on the very rare occasion I feel it’s worth mentioning. All I see on these sites (NME, Blabbermouth and several others) is just hate filled people writing the most horrible comments about everything. As a Guns N Roses fan I used to spend a lot of time on until I just couldn’t handle reading another thread of people constantly ripping into each other about how ignorant the other person was. Either their absolute gutter hatred fueled comments or they’re sneery and sarcastic. People just tearing into everything for the sake of it and trying to act cool or smart or tough or basically anything they aren’t in real life without adding anything positive to their message.

I know it’s fun and all but I rarely see the same people ever commenting anything good or positive on other posts. Like they only comment when they hate something. I’m not going to go into a huge thing about this because it’s not really music specific but people please, comment occasionally on things you like or say something good. Stop trying to look tough over the net because everyone will instantly know you are a total pussy (does that make it look like I’m trying to be tough?).

If you see something you don’t like, try and look at it from all angles and maybe be constructive if you feel the need to have yourself heard. Otherwise, remember that if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.

(As for my site, comment whatever you like. I tear away into bands so it’s only right that bands and fans tear away into me. God knows there’s enough own goals on my blogs to castrate me if you want. I’m directing this comment more at people who can’t shut up insulting everything from bands cloths, music, homes, speeches, life-style and whatever else. )

Tickets There WordPress 101 Posts

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, News with tags , on September 3, 2009 by Tickets There


I just copped on that I’ve now posted here 101 times (including this one).  The last few months have seen my average monthly hits go from 31 this time last year to over 600 in August. Thanks a lot for reading all and I promise I’ll make more of an effort to discuss new bands going forward.

Tickets There.