#Music


Up Close & Personal With ‘THE HIT’ Finalist, Alice Lynskey

A little over four weeks ago, RTE unveiled a new musical reality show with a difference. Called “The Hit”, it gives up and coming songwriters the chance to have their original songs recorded and released by established Irish artists from differing music genres. Each week six songwriters pitch their... 

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,... 

Dublin Girl’s Track From THE HIT Makes TOP 10

Dublin native, Alice Lynskey, is making some impressive waves on The Hit tv show, on RTE for her songwriting skills. Her song was chosen as the track that legendary Irish rock outfit, The Stunning, recorded and released. Alice’s track, entitled ‘Run and Hide’, is doing very well in... 

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... 

Local Hip Hop Artists Put On Motor Neurone Benefit Night

A group of Hip Hop artists from our local area have come together to put on a benefit night for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). Organised by Joe Wrenn aka Explosive Joseph Wrenn, the gig takes place tomorrow night at Sweeneys Bar on Dame Street, with doors opening at 8pm. The admission... 

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... 

Atomic, When Blondie Called By (Review/Pics from Olympia Gig)

What were you doing on Tuesday 25th June from 8pm? Well I was in the Olympia with a sell out crowd to welcome Blondie back to Dublin, aka Debbie Harry and her crew. She came on stage at 9pm and straight in to her tune which was covered recently by 1 Direction, “One Way or Another”. Debbie... 

Pieta House Video Shoot – Local Rappers Highlight The Issue Of Suicide

On Thursday the 23rd of May at 5.30 pm I along with two friends met a local Rap artist by the name of Paul Tall Order Ritchie at Greenfort Shopping Centre. The reason for our arrangement was Paul Tall along with some of his friends where doing a video shoot for a song he wrote titled (entitled ‘Here... 

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,... 

Festivals Taking Place This Summer in Dublin

Going to festivals every summer is a tradition for many people but unfortunately many can come with a hefty price tag. Here I have gathered some of the best festivals taking place across Dublin this summer, which I promise won’t break the bank! Beatles Festival When: 13th – 15th July Where: Temple... 

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... 

Kilmainham Arts Club

The Kilmainham Arts Club is a free monthly Arts night held in the Patriots Inn, Kilmainham. The aim of the night is to provide a space for amateur and professional artists of all disciplines, both local and from further afield, to present or perform their work in an informal and relaxed setting. The... 
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