Rock Against Homelessness was a gig with a purpose. With an already terrible homeless situation in Ireland worsening, eight Irish acts came together under the lights of the Olympia to help fight it. Curated by Fontaines D.C., the gig ended up raising almost €70,000 for Focus Ireland. The show The show itself was a spectacle. Most acts played 2-4 songs for the sell-out crowd, with … Continue reading Rock Against Homelessness
The Murder Capital returned Thursday night for their first show on Irish soil since Other Voices in November of last year. The venue for their return would be Vicar Street, a stage graced by many of the world’s best and biggest acts. They arranged a hell of a lineup too, giving the night a festival atmosphere. Junior Brother, Unorthodox Coolock and Egyptian Blue in support … Continue reading The Murder Capital live at Vicar Street
Maybe it’s the nostalgia this one strikes up in me, or maybe I simply ate something dodgy for breakfast. Either way, this new Zeros & Ones single has me twitching. It’s been a few years since the Galway natives released new music. Thankfully, they’re back today with an alt-rock gem, “15 to 1” ft. Tiny Murder. While this is a song about relationships, the sound … Continue reading Zeros & Ones: 15 to 1
Other Voices came and went in the blink of an eye like many great weekends do. A music lover’s dream, the festival combined a mixture of acts and venues with that local feeling you can’t help falling for. Acts both big and small packed out pubs and churches throughout Dingle, giving visitors the opportunity to see some fantastic up-and-coming acts as well as sneaky shows … Continue reading Other Voices 2019 Recap
Reclessreviews are heading to Other Voices 2019 and not that that means anything to you, but I’m pretty excited! Instead of doing a ‘Ones to Watch’ or ’10 Unmissable Acts’ post, I’m just going to share a little love for the festival acts in general. Made up of shows/acts/performances in St. James’ Church, the Dingle Gin Music Trail, The IMRO Other Room, Banter, After Dark … Continue reading A Little Other Voices Love
All Together Now gets under way tomorrow and I. CAN’T. WAIT! After hearing that last year was an absolute blast, reclessreviews had to make it to Waterford this time around! Among the performers are well known and renowned international acts including Patti Smith, Hot Chip, John Grant, The National and Father John Misty. However, there are also a whole host of brilliant “smaller” bands playing at … Continue reading 9 Unmissable All Together Now Acts!
Cardiff’s Boy Azooga are either a one-man band or a quartet depending on your music source. Either way, the music is what matters most. Having released 1, 2, Kung Fu! in 2018, Boy Azooga established themselves (I’m going with the group) as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands in the UK. On 1, 2, Kung Fu! you find an unrestricted sound that Boy Azooga … Continue reading Boy Azooga – 1, 2, Kung Fu!
IDLES returned to Dublin Tuesday night for a highly anticipated show. After their Button Factory performance last year, Vicar Street offered them another opportunity to further cement their place as an Irish punk fan favourite. And they didn’t disappoint. Venue Wonderful Vicar Street. I’ve been here a good bit over the last two years, seeing the likes of The National, Kurt Vile and Sharon Van Etten, … Continue reading All Is Love: IDLES at Vicar Street
Just Mustard at The Workman’s Club was a gig I had been eagerly anticipating for a while now. Having had their debut Wednesday on repeat for the last few months, seeing them live was the last piece of the puzzle. Venue The Workman’s Club. Haven’t been to a gig here before but I enjoyed it. It’s a small venue but that only means you can … Continue reading Just Mustard Please
Reclessreviews is heading to The Workmans Club tomorrow night to see Just Mustard and I can’t wait. Giving them our Track of the Week is a no-brainer, so here’s a live recording of “Deaf” to ease you into the weekend. Tickets remain for the gig and I’d highly recommend grabbing one because these guys are just great. I’ll bring you a gig review Sunday/Monday too, so … Continue reading Just Mustard-Deaf