BBC Review of Performing Groups
Even the BBC performing groups are struggling under the turbulent financial climate. The BBC have just released a report by John Meyerscough that outlines the results of an independent review of the... Read More
The Fabulous Beast-Liam Ó Maonlaí collaboration, Rian, received a massive standing ovation after last night's performance in the Heaven's Gate set of the Visual Centre, Carlow as part of the Eigse... Read More
Making a Living from Music in Ireland
Neil O'Connor — of Somadrone, the Redneck Manifesto and Jape — was featured in the latest installment of the Irish Times' 'Generation Emigration' series. He talks about the difficulties in making a... Read More
Do Music Journalists Peak in Their Early Teens?
Hermoine Hoby at the Guardian is worried she might be too old for pop. She's twenty-seven. It's all sparked by an email from a friend: It made me want to ask a question [to my friend] that, like... Read More
Four New Quarter Inch Collective Releases
Independent record label Quarter Inch Collective are launching four new releases with a gig at The Workman's Club this Friday, 15 June: three EPs, by Ginola, minimalist electronica newcomer Ilex... Read More
A Brief History of Video Games
Made using only sounds, music and video from the video games themselves.
Kreayshawn: Good? Bad?
Kreayshawn, of Gucci Gucci fame, has a new single entitled 'Breakfast (Syrup)'. It's another slightly confounding track, but one that once again raises some very interesting questions about... Read More
The Arty Of The Intro
Introducing a song or a set is an important part of the live performance, though not all musicians are comfortable or good at doing it. In this clip, which is being circulated widely around Facebook... Read More
Music, Football And Fashion
Whatever happens in Gdansk, Irish football fans will no doubt keep on singing. It comes from a determination to have fun and a collective optimism even in the face of trouble, a spirit that a new... Read More