Primavera Sound 2017

Primavera Sound 2017 Lineup

It is still December 2016 and the lineup for Primavera Sound 2017 has just been announced.. wow! And yet again, they have delivered a super selection of bands in areas of music that I am attracted to… Lucky for me I am going to be there in 2017.. my 4th time in 7 years.. It’s …

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Electric Picnic 2016 – previewer

Just working out who I’m gonna see at this years Electric Picnic… I have my 18 top bands.. and then a further 34 bands I want to catch some of… Girl Band at EP 2015   Here is my Top 18 bands to see at the picnic, with comments. I’ll be happy if I catch …

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Song of the Week 2016 – New Additions

I’m gonna try and add a song a week to the blog. It will be a song from the past, present or brand new… just something that I’m digging at present. So it will be varied.. I’ll create a new archive every 3 months.. and I’ll add them to a spotify playlist.. ROUGHCALMHEAD SONG OF …

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Roughcalmhead Gigs – Jan-Jun 2016

Playlist of bands playing Ireland in the first half of 2016.. I was at some of the gigs.. ✝ Lots of great bands… Mudhoney… JAN Henry Rollins – Vicar Street 17 Jan Massive Attack – Olympia 19/20 Jan Matthew E White – Roisin Dubh 20 Jan Girl Band – Gabos Castlebar 23 Jan Villagers – …

Electric Picnic 2015- the aftermath

Electric Picnic 2015 Review

REVIEW Jack Crossan Friday I arrived just before 3pm but it was after 5pm before my bed for the night was sorted. Queuing is a pain.. First up was a quick visit to The Word stage in Mindfield and I caught the last few tracks from Zack Boone, including ‘Beautiful’. Strong Soulful Electronical Acoustic songs …

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Electric Picnic 2015 Preview

Here we are again, the week before Electric Picnic. I’ve been listening to lots of EP music and here is my spotify playlist of who I will be catching at this years festival… Battles, Fat White Family, Girl Band, Low, Interpol, Ride…

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Gigs Jan – June 2015

Some super gigs over the last few months and over the next 2 months..
Highly recommend all of these…
The Undertones, Girl Band, Afghan Whigs, Interpol, Royal Blood, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Iceage, Viet Cong, Fucked Up, Swans, The Bronx, Patti Smith, Spiritualized, Television, Antemasque

Spotify Playlist – Gigs Jan – Jun 2015

15 Songs from The Undertones, Girl Band, Afghan Whigs, Interpol, Royal Blood, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Iceage, Viet Cong, Fucked Up, Swans, The Bronx, Patti Smith, Spiritualized, Television, and Antemasque

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Electric Picnic 2014 Review

My thoughts on Electric Picnic 2014
Friday: THE STRYPES, BLONDIE, FOALS, GIRL BAND, PET SHOP BOYS
Saturday: THE STRANGLERS, BENJAMIN BOOKER, THE ORWELLS, TEMPLES, MELTYBRAINS?, METRONOMY, THE BLADES, OMAR SOULEYMAN, PORTISHEAD, CHIC FEAT NILE RODGERS
Sunday: THE WHEREABOUTS, THE DISTRICTS, SINEAD O’CONNOR, STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, SIMPLE MINDS, ST.VINCENT, BECK, THE HORRORS, MOGWAI, SLOWDIVE, WHITE DENIM, NENEH CHERRY, DRENGE, WOLF ALICE, VAULTS