Top Albums and Songs of 2013

Top 25 Albums of 2013 – Link Lots of albums released in 2013, didn’t get to listen to all of them, but I’ve listed most of them. Top 20 Songs of 2013 – Link Some great new music from 2013 with video clips.

Gigs Autumn/Winter 2013

Dearly Beloved, #1, Mullingar Fri, Sep 20 Lively Act, Indie rock, strong bass. Worth checking out… Wire, Workmans Club, Dublin, Fri Sep 27 Awesome. Early albums are excellent but the last few albums have been very good too. One of the gigs of the year. Hard Working Class Heroes, Various Venues, Dublin Fri Oct 4 …

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Electric Picnic 2013

What a great festival. It has it all. Music, food, art installations, cake… This was my 9th Electric Picnic. I missed the first one. I’ve been at Stradbally every year since 2005, the year Arcade Fire played the Electric Arena. An epic gig and atmosphere. Other highlights that year were Kraftwerk, The Flaming Lips, Nick …

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Primavera Sound 2013

The first festival line up of the year has been announced, in full! And it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Primavera Sound takes place in Barcelona at the Parc del Fòrum from 22nd – 26th May, 2013. It has eight stages (including the Auditori), and having been there twice, I can highly recommend it.

Digital World – Streams v Mp3s v Physical Product

It is January 2013. Music is now more available than ever before.
How do you consume yours?
Do you need to own music? or just listen to it without owning it?

I have vinyl, tapes, cds, minidiscs, and dvds.
I also have mp3s, mp4s, wavs, aacs, and more.
I also stream music for free and for payment. Which one will take over?

Roisin Dubh Bar Counter.. sometime

Rock Music – yes?

Another blog. Another view.
This blog is about Music, Rock Music.  In its broadest sense.
It is not limited.

It is about music I like.
I will try and describe the music I listen to.
But it is about rock, not pop.