A Monthly Playlist – New and Old – Alt Mix 01

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I’ve a new Spotify Playlist.. one I hope to add monthly. It will be a mix of Old and New songs… The genre will be mostly Rock, Post Punk, Alternative, Indie, and Metal.. but there will be exceptions. It will have 15 songs, just about an hour of music.. We’ll see how it goes! Here’s …

Festival Lineups 2018…

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In the last few weeks there have been lots of festival announcements.. with more on the way over the coming weeks.. Some festivals just present the headline acts, but the likes of Primavera Sound give the full lineup.. which is great, as it gives you a few months to listen to the long list of …

Upcoming Gigs in 2018

Goat Girl 2017

I was at these gigs… ✝ JAN The Redneck Manifesto – Whelans – Sat 13 Jan Shane McGowan 60th Birthday Celebrations – National Concert Hall – Mon 15 Jan This is the Kit – Whelans – Wed 17 Jan The Kooks – Olympia Theatre – Thur 18 Jan Fri 19 Jan Sat 20 Jan Public …

Roughcalmhead Gigs – Aug-Dec 2017

Protomartyr - Whelans - November 2017

Playlist of bands playing Ireland in the second half of 2017.. (to be added!) I was at some of the gigs.. ✝ Lots of great bands… AUG The Undertones – Roisin Dubh Fri 11 Aug Holy Fuck – Roisin Dubh Mon 14 Aug Happy Mondays – Leopardstown Thur 17 Aug ✝ The Psychedelic Furs – …

Song of the Week Q3 2017 – Rockin’ Vibrations

The Undertones Roisin Dubh Aug 2017

Song of the Week Q3 2017 includes Michael Kiwanuka (electric voice, full of feeling), At The Drive In (Complex Rock Operatics), Bitch Falcon (Rock Riffing and Scratching), The Moonlandingz (Country Beat Rock Vibrations, The Undertones (Vintage Post Pop Post Punk), Happy Mondays (Mellow Flavoured Beats”), Section Boyz (Harmonic Grime Swats and Beats) ,Marie Davidson (Pulsating …

Electric Picnic 2017 Review

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Another EP over, and although not as good a lineup as previous years, there were enough highlights and moments to make it all worthwhile. The first band I caught was Sub Motion in Jimmie Lee’s Juke Joint in Trailer Park and they didn’t disappoint. Nice sound and riffs. I’ll check them out more going forward. …

Electric Picnic 2017 Photos

Band Of Horses

Here are my collection of photos from Electric Picnic 2017… Band of Horses, Interpol, Goat Girl, Japandroids, Jerry Fish, Lemon Twigs, Lowly, Megacone, and the Pretenders…

Primavera Sound 2017 Lineup

Primavera Sound 2017

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 …

Electric Picnic 2016 – previewer

Electric Picnic 2015 Grace Jones

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 …

Song of the Week 2016 – New Additions

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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 …