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Gigs: Watch the Livestream of the Choice Music Prize Tonight

Meteor, sponsors of the Choice Music Prize, and VenueOne, online livestreamsters of cool stuff, are doing their techy dohickey tonight to provide a livestream of the sold out Meteor Choice Music Prize live event at the Olympia. Featuring performances from all ten nominated acts, it’s set to be a stomper and one of these guys […]

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Trailer: Marvel’s Avengers Assemble

You know what would really help you over humpday? A dash of Disney… Bitta Avenger’s anyone? Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel Avengers Assemble” is based on the Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in […]


Trailer: Despicable Me 2

We have to wait flippin’ aaaages until it hits cinemas on June 28th, but it looks like it just might be worth it. Despicable Me 2, the follow-up to, you’ll never guess… 2010’s Despicable Me, is once again voiced by the likes of Jason Segal and Steve Carrell but this time with the added awesomeness of Al […]


Festival Preview: Belfast’s Belsonic @ Custom House Square

Festival line-up season is in full swing. Belfast correspondent, White Rabbit, previews August’s Belsonic Festival to whet your southern appetite and coax you aboard the Enterprise for a swift trip up north. With possibly their most random line up to date, Belfast’s Belsonic Festival returns to Custom House Square in August for your entertainment and […]

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Pop Culture Show Pilot: The Format

Over the past week we’ve been trying something new. The Format, our pop culture web TV experiment, is the result of many hours of planning, filming and editing. As it is a pilot, filmed in Culch Towers (AKA Darren and Sinéad’s apartment), we would really love to hear your feedback. How did we do? What […]


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Events: The Kilimanjaro Rock Event

In June, Culch’s own Jenny Foxe will be heading off on what has to be one of the biggest challenges of her life. She’s going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Irish Premature Babies. The funds raised from this trek will go towards providing emergency accommodation for parents who find themselves separated from their infants […]


New Music: Lightships – Sweetness in Her Spark

It was revealed at the start of the year that Gerard Love of Scotland’s Teenage Fanclub would be releasing a full album of self-penned tracks. Coming together under the name Lightships, the group of musicians features Dave McGowan and Brendan O’Hare of Fanclub as well as Bob Kildea, bassist with Belle & Sebastian and Tom Crossley, […]


Culch Valentine’s: The round-up

There’s a certain laziness that pervades when something is a hobby and not a jobby. Sure you’d like to write acerbic, witty commentary of a Thursday, maybe a couple of gig reviews peppered throughout your week, dash off a Photoshop of something and a funny cat on a Saturday morning. But then there’s arse grooves […]


Culch Valentine’s: My secret admirer

Hi there gorgeous, So, Valentine’s Day. Starry-eyed loser, star-crossed lover or cross-eyed malcontent, you’re bound to have an opinion on it, yes? Be it a memory, a barely-concealed urge to vomit, a poem for your other half that makes the rest of us vomit, a scribbled note on what a perfect valentine’s would be for you, a […]

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Culch Valentine’s: How I learned to stop worrying and love the occasional bang

Hi there gorgeous, So, Valentine’s Day. Starry-eyed loser, star-crossed lover or cross-eyed malcontent, you’re bound to have an opinion on it, yes? Be it a memory, a barely-concealed urge to vomit, a poem for your other half that makes the rest of us vomit, a scribbled note on what a perfect valentine’s would be for you, a […]


I Heart Tea Crowd Episode 9 – Dead Cat Bounce

Comedy rockers Dead Cat Bounce have been on the scene since 2008, touring the circuit and regaling audiences with tales of ‘Overenthusiastic Contraceptive Lady’ and ‘Good Touch, Bad Touch’. A full band, with vocalist Jim Whalmsey, drummer Demian Fox and guitarist Shane O’Brien, the first few seconds of any of their shows will lull you […]