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Poets Corner: To The Outsiders

To the people with their piercing eyes, the ones who try to look in to me not meet my gaze, I didn’t want to end up on the streets I just lost my ways To the people who speak with their eyes, this was never meant to happen to me, it wasn’t in one of my dreams I became homeless after I lost my home,... 

Poets Corner: You Drug Pusher

The clothes on your back were stolen by an addict, you didn’t give them money you gave them Crack You are a drug pusher no one wants Your neighbors happily play along but what you don’t know that they are sticking their dagger in to your back once your back is turned You’re a drug pusher no one... 

Fusion Sundays: World Culture Market, Newmarket, Dublin 8 (Oct 13)

This Sunday, in Newmarket Square (off Cork Street), a market that is rich in cultural diversity is taking place. Fusion Sundays is hosted by the Dublin Food Co-op every second Sunday of the month, and is advertised as a ‘World Culture Market’, serving up ethnic handmade products plus music... 

Local Hip Hop Crew Book US Artist For Voodoo Lounge Gig (Nov 29)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony playing live @ Double Door in Chicago, September 2013. Bloodshed Promotions are proud to have recently have announced the legendary and the Grammy award winning group from USA, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, for one night only, Saturday 29th November at the Voodoo Lounge, Arran Quay Dublin. Tickets... 

Pieta House Fundraiser, Sweeneys Bar Thursday 12th September

On Thursday the 12th September at Sweeney’s Bar on Dame Street, in our wonderful city of Dublin at 8pm till last order’s, you can once again catch the one and only, Explosive Joe Wrenn. One of Dublin’s most wanted men on the Rap & Hip Hop scene, he will be joined by Jay Hickey, Noel Sweeney,... 

Alice Lynskey Through to Final of THE HIT

We are very pleased to see that Alice Lynskey has made it though to the final of RTE’s songwriting series, THE HIT. Her song, entitled ‘Run and Hide’, was recorded by The Stunning and released last week, alongside a competing track, ‘New Tatoo’ which was wrote by Dublin-based,... 

Artists Compete @ The Voodoo Lounge To Support US Act

On Saturday 20th of July at The Voodoo Lounge on Arran Quay, I arrived to witness what I can only describe as an evening of pure pleasure from beginning to end. At least 15 hip hop acts where there to battle it out and try to earn themselves a chance of a lifetime. Irish rap & hip hop acts came... 

Music To My Ears – The Pipers Parlour

Being the year of the centenary of the great Lockout, we at the Fountain, your favourite newswire, decided to venture out in the beautiful sun and review the new tenement museum on 14 Henrietta Street off Bolton Street. It was such a pity when I arrived that it was fully booked up and I couldn’t get... 

Thomas ‘Street Fest’ – Urban Art Regeneration Project (July 19-21)

The traders around the Thomas Street area have been busy in recent times attempting to clean up the area, by regenerating buildings and corners of our locality which have fallen into disrepair. As part of this programme, Evolve Urban Art (also see their facebook page) are holding the 1st Thomas Street... 

Local Girl Hits The Right Notes!

Yazz was recently snapped with Kasey one of the girls from the Irish pop group, Wonderland, who Yazz hopes to get a chance to work with, if she does well in the final. Local girl Arezu Tabarsi (aka Yazz) has been hitting the right notes recently since she entered a competition hosted by the Starz music... 

Dublin Band, The Lee Harveys, Release Gun City Album

If someone said to me this time last year that in less than 12 months I would be listening to rap and punk music I would have laughed at them, but today I smile with content whilst listening to ‘Gun City’, the 1st offering from the Dublin based trio, The Lee Harvey’s. Last year I heard... 

U2 – Then & Now

In the year of 1976 a then 16 year old school boy answered a news notice that was displayed in his school at the Mount Temple Comprehensive School that a band forming in the school were looking for a guitarist. Paul Hewson, a then 16 year old, answered the notice and became one of the once 7 piece group,... 

Develop Your Artistic Side – Art Classes @ F2 Centre, Fatima

Do you have some free time on your hands? If so the F2 Centre at Fatima have free classes up and running since last year, and in particular the Tuesday evening art class which runs from 7 to 9pm. Once you arrive at reception you sign in, and you can either walk the stairs or take the lift up to the... 

The Rare Old Times – The Pogues

The Pogues were set up in London in 1982, their birth has with many punk bands, was a tale of many small bands swapping players. Peter “Spider” Stacy who plays the tin whistle, first met Shane McGowan in a toilet at a Ramones gig in the Roundhouse pub in London in 1977. Spider was in another group... 

Poets Corner: Son, Oh Son

I have always loved you even when things weren’t good between us, I always made sure you were ok before I went to bed each night I always made sure you had fresh and clean clothes on your back, and that you had a least four pairs of runners or shoes I always gave you two big bouts of love, to make... 

Book Review – The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson

The Psychopath Test: A Journey through the madness industry by Jon Ronson Ronson is well known for his humorous look at the quirky eccentric fringes of society. Often he sees the peculiar with great empathy as he considers himself, well, as quite peculiar. From the almost fantastical “The men who... 

Poets Corner: A Wintry Morning

The trees that were dotted in between the park’s path on either side, looked so shabby and bare the leaves that once danced on each branch were all gone… long disappeared so it seemed As I look around all the trees, the plants look so lost and so miserable, so lonely like a lost soul, lost on this... 

Poets Corner: Past Lives And Trades

The days that have past us by, people say are the good old days. The ways that people worked and lived, is part of our rich history. The arcs that surround our Cathedrals and churches, where all done by hand, there was no machines them day but at least there was plenty of work. Boys at the age of 12... 

Film Review – Limitless

LIMITLESS Staring: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro & Abbie Cornish Director: Neil Burger Rising star Bradley Cooper’s latest offering is an exciting fast paced thriller. The story starts with a deadbeat writer’s chance meeting with an old acquaintance, a former brother in law who now deals in... 

Poets Corner: Memoirs Of A Memory

He Looked, She at him. She Smiled, He at her. Do you remember, he asked. I do she said. Its so fresh, we where so new. So new to that world, and so new to the love buzz. Seeing you today she said, It feels that it was only yesterday. Its so fresh inside, I can still feel it within my heart. We where... 
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