Tag Archives : Olympia


Competition Closed: Jack L and The 27 Club

*** Congratualtions to Laura Carroll *** *** who has won a pair of tickets to tonight’s show *** I‘ve said it many times before and I’m sure I’ll repeat it again and again – Jack L is incredible. He is my favourite Irish singer and I could listen to him forever. In his latest show, […]

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Music News: Chris Cornell announces June date @ The Olympia

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave fame is taking his solo show, ‘Songbook’, on its European leg over the next few months including a Dublin date on June 13th at the Olympia Theatre. Known for his amazing vocal range, Cornell’s ‘Songbook’ offering showcases music from across his career… Soundgarden to Audioslave to Temple of the […]


Music News: Jape Wins Meteor Choice Music Prize 2011

The Olympia Theatre was jammers last night for Choice Music Prize 2011 which  saw performances from all ten of the nominated acts. Highlights included a rousing performance of Here Be Monsters from Tieranniesaur, Pugwash being joined on stage for a spot of kazoo playing by Phantom Pure Morning‘s Richie McCormack and Michelle Doherty, Jape having […]

Jape have just been announced as the winner of the Meteor Choice

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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 […]


Competition: Ross Noble, Rich Hall and Kevin Bridges at the Olympia

The comedy line-up around these parts has been somewhat stellar this year. Dara O’Briain’s had an epically long Vicar Street run, Eddie Izzard played a blinder in the O2 not 12 months ago, Flight of the Conchords sold out two nights at the Olympia and could have sold out a good many more and along […]

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Competition Closed: See the Traces show in the Olympia

*** Competition Closed *** *** Congratulations to Maylis Campbell *** *** Thank you to everyone who entered *** Before I go on, check out this preview video from the show. It looks so cool – I cannot wait to see it: [local /wp-content/uploads/2010/03/traces2.flv nolink] Traces features 5 young artists fresh out of circus school, all […]


Dudes, Flight of the Conchords are coming…

New Zealand folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords will kick off a 15-stop European tour including 2 shows at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin 5th and 6th May 2010. The tour follows the second season and series finale of HBO/BBC’s hit show Flight of the Conchords as well as the release of the duo’s second […]


Placebo Gig Review and Interview with Steve Forrest

Earlier this year, a fresh looking, fresh sounding Placebo returned to the charts with their first album since 2006’s Meds. Battle For the Sun was critically well received and a hit with fans, while also drawing in new listeners. One of the reasons Placebo may have a fresh sound is the introduction of their newest […]


Hand Job Films – Dirty Music Videos

There are simply too many quality gigs happening in Dublin, you can’t get to all of them, sometimes you hear about them too late, or tickets sell out too fast… in steps our hero, Conor from Hand Job Films. I first spotted him filming  The Thermals gig back in June and went in search for […]


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Your Filthy Mind Has Left You Trying Things That Can Only End In Tears

Album Review: Tony Was An Ex-Con Release Date: 25th September 2009, 3U records Despite being unable to name two major GAA stars or down a pint of Guinness I have an enormous sense of pride in the produce of the contemporary Irish music industry. From Duke Special and Juliet Turner (26 counties be-damned) to The […]


I bet Bono spends 1000 pounds a day on eyeliner or In Between, In Between, In Between, In Between

Well, the Manics tour of “Journal for Plague Lovers” was always going to an emotional time for band, and I suppose for audience. The Welsh three piece’s latest album is made up entirely of missing fourth member Richey Edwards’ lyrics. Their visit to the Olympia (in Dublin, for our International readers) last night was at […]

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