Tag Archives : Dublin gigs

Gig News: Benjamin Francis Leftwich to play Whelan’s in November

A bit of good news for those of you that love shimmery folk-pop that captures fleeting moments and spins ‘em up for posterity. English singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich takes to the stage in Whelan’s this coming November 3rd. Tickets are €15 each and are on sale now from Ticketmaster. Benjamin, whose acoustic sound and delicate […]


Music: The Sweetest Silence by Storyfold

Storyfold have unveiled their latest music video for their brand new single ‘The Sweetest Silence’. Directed by Billy Keane, the video mixes film shot on location at World’s End Studios, Dublin and self-shot videos from the recording of their debut album at Modern World Studios in Tetbury, UK. The Sweetest Silence is the 4th single […]

Gig News: Rizzle Kicks to play The Olympia November 6th…

… because November is a drab, dark month and there’ll be no better fellas to chase away your post-summer blues. Rizzle Kicks are Jordan and Harley, they’re nineteen, and they once made a music video with Ed Sheeran in their back garden. Their debut album Stereo Typical, a collection of cheeky ditties wrapped in bouncy, hip-pop […]


Event: Paddy’s Weekend At The Workman’s Club

Hey there, paradoxically Dublin-based Culchies. Plans for this Paddy’s Weekend? The Workman’s Club have a right patriotic line-up for you for this Saint Patrick’s Day, right up to the bank hangover holiday dancing delightfully in its wake. Shenanigans abound from 4pm on St. Patrick’s Day, with the Somewhere indie crew churning it up in the […]

Gig News: Emeli Sandé to play Dublin this August

Fans of soulful Scots rejoice! Lady of the moment Emeli Sandé will play the Olympia Theatre on Wednesday, the 15th of August, which, Culch promises you, will still be Emeli Sandé’s moment. Emeli’s self-penned debut album, Our Version of Events, and her single, Next To Me, are both currently at Number 2 in the Irish […]


COMPETITION: Just Blaze at The Academy, Saturday 3rd.

Have you got glad rags? Fantastic. Get ‘em ironed, because you’re going out. Red Bull Music Academy is bringing hip-hop dynamo Just Blaze to the Academy (Green Room) this Saturday, 3rd March. Just Blaze has cut his gnashers producing hits for such luminaries as Jay-Z and Eminem, as well as having worked with Busta Rhymes, […]

Gigs: Storyfold @ Whelan’s March 23rd

Storyfold, who released their debut album ‘Rocket Science’ last year, are wetting the head of their 4th single release, ‘The Sweetest Silence’ with a headliner in Whelan’s on March 23rd. Frontman Paddy McKenna gives over lead vocals to pianist Lindsey Hogan for ‘…Silence’ and it’s well worth hearing: Support comes from Jet Set Radio and […]

Whipping Boy: The Interview

Keep your Joshua Trees, throw your Fitzcarraldo away because as far as you should be concerned, Heartworm by Whipping Boy was arguably one of the greatest Irish albums ever released.  Receiving international critical acclaim in 1995, the band continued for another three years and another album before they disbanded in 1998.  The good news for […]

Hard Working Class Heroes 2011

I am working-class. I am hard-working. I enjoy heroics. This is the festival for me. Hard Working Class Heroes, the “annual showcase festival and conference for new Irish music”, has just announced details of its 2011 line-up, one hundred Irish bands who will play in Dublin city centre from the 6th to the 8th October. […]

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Madrigalia – Preview

Alongside Glyndebourne, Loughcrew and the proms, madrigals are an undeniably summery type of music. For the past 500 years, travelling from Italy and across Europe, madrigals set poetry to music in a beautifully light, harmonious manner. This summer over 3 nights (July 22-24), the National Chamber Choir of Ireland under the direction of Paul Hillier bring […]


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Fionn Regan: 100 Acres Of Sycamore

Y’know the way now we have Google+? Fionn Regan is like Irish Singer/Songwriter+. As cute as Donovan crossed with a hobbit, the Mercury-nominated musician isn’t your average tousled dreamboat with a guitar; he has his own sound, but he can’t seem to stop messing with it. Which is great, because I bore easily. Pop over […]

Made In Temple Bar Festival, July 15th to 24th.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Temple Bar’s regeneration as Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, over the next ten days, Temple Bar is the place to be for arts and culture in the capital, with its Cultural Trust having organised an impressive array of events covering music, theatre, comedy, visual arts, film and family. In fact, the […]


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Go Swoon at The Dying Seconds at The Workman’s Club. The National Commands It!

Waiting on the next big bang in your day-to-day? Ah, good news then! Purveyors of delicious soundscapes and all-round interesting people The Dying Seconds play The Workman’s Club this Thursday, so, you know, you’d want to get your arse ’round to that. From two fellas with laptops to a full line-up of musicians playing all […]

The Spikes

I first saw The Spikes at Phantom’s First Friday in the Academy and I was really impressed. They have an energetic, sexy sound reminiscent of The Cult or Franz Ferdinand and they aren’t half bad to look at. Saw them again at The Mercantile last week and again they really rocked the stage. The music […]