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Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Flyer :: Arthur Russell at the Beatyard

Sunday at the Bernard Shaw and the venue’s reputation as a hipster hangout could well implode on itself with irony: some of the most dedicated and passionate musicians come together in veneration for Arthur Russell. Niamh Corcoran, the electronic producer known as Angkorwat, claims no other musician has influenced her so directly: “He worked totally

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Interview :: Squarehead

  Interview two of a series running on Totally Dublin this week – Karl McDonald speaks to buzzersband Squarehead. From roots in about a dozen different bands they covered Genki Shank for the Quompilation, after a year...

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Interview :: Cloud Castle Lake

Nifty interview with Cloud Castle Lake by Karl McDonald for Totally Dublin. They discuss the evolution of their band over the last couple of years ahead of the release of the Quarter Inch Collective’s Quompilation to which...

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011

News :: Leaving The Lyrics Behind

Lauren Murphy wrote about instrumental music in today’s Irish Times, examining the current crop of exceptional musicians, the historical context of music without lyrics and its cultural future. Includes quotes from Steve Shannon, Mick Roe, Richie Egan...

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

2010 :: Year of the Blog

“Bloggers! Just tell them to bloody well sod off to their grubby dingy little bedrooms.” Spat Terry Coverly, the downtrodden press secretary from Armando Ianucci’s hilarious BBC2 sitcom The Thick Of It, in response to an aide’s...

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Monday, October 11th, 2010

Blog :: On The Record @ HWCH

What was the most striking aspect of the whole weekend for me was the sense of optimism in the air. Sure, there’s doom and gloom on all sides – both within and without the business, because external...

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Friday, September 17th, 2010

Blog :: Musical Rooms

Delighted to see Sinead Gleeson has returned with new posts on Musical Rooms this week with a contribution from Hunter-Gatherer. Somehow he manages to even make his recording space sound spine-chilling… “At the moment, my musical room...

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Friday, September 17th, 2010

Blog :: Too Famous To Get Fully Dressed

Evvvven though he’s gone and chosen the same bloody blog theme as I use, I have to take this opportunity to salute Dave Donnelly for making the move and transferring his site Too Famous To Get Fully...

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Introduction To Belfast

Remember I said Girls Names would be back soon? Indeed they are, tomorrow 23 January, with Not Squares and SKP. It’s been a good while since I last saw the definitely unSquare, chug-bouncing Nordie trio while SKP’s...

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