Lady Grew June 8th

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You might remember her from RTE 2s- groundbreaking and award-winning docu-drama Connected, from playing one of many Irish festivals or possibly as a prominent activist for sex workers rights –  Lady Grew is set to launch her brand new track “Sixes” at The Underground this June 8th.

Her candour about her experience in the sex industry shocked the nation and she was catapulted onto the front lines of sex workers’ fight for their rights in Ireland. Lady Grew takes inspiration for her lyrics from experience within the sex industry as well as bringing attention to gay rights.

Her 2016 track “Stonewall” was inspired by the Stonewall riots of 1969 and directed attention to gay equality. Her new track “Sixes” is sultry yet catchy hip-hop reggae track and will be launching in The Underground venue, Dame street June 8th.

Kate McGrew moved from New York City to Cork City in 2008, quickly gaining notoriety as Lady Grew: writing and performing vocals for dancehall reggae/hip-hop tunes, releasing EPs, appearing on vinyl with Dublin labels Ghetto Quietly and !kaboogie, and making music videos. She’s performed in clubs and at festivals all over Ireland, the UK, Germany, Australia, and America. Her two comedy musicals “Sweet Pang!” and “Hooker P.I.” – which combine her skills of acting, singing, clowning, rapping, and pole-dance – sold out shows and won 4-star ratings at Edinburgh Fringe Fest and two awards at the San Diego International Fringe Fest.

Lady Grew will be performing her brand new track “Sixes” June 8th with Support for Minnie Marley and Adrain Lenz.

Minnie Marley hails from Cork and is an International Singer/Songwriter & Performer of Alternative Soul, RnB, Jazz, hip-hop, Trap, Dancehall, Reggae, Afro-beat, House & Dance, she is a talented performer.

Adrain Lenz moved to Ireland in 2011 form Grenada. In 2012, Adrian joined forces with London based record Label “Blank Mind”, Releasing the remix of “Cover Me”. 2017 Adrian Lenz with his own unique identity as a singer, songwriter and Lyricist has released his multi-genre Single and Video “Play my Love”,
He received an award as Best Male Artist at the Irellywood Recognition Award 2017, Dublin.

June 8th is set to be a great night with fantastic performers from 8 pm at The Underground. Tickets only €10 and can be got on Eventbrite on Lady Grew Live!

Lady Grew is also appearing for Repeal the 8th hosted by Jam Forest “Tipperary for Yes” Nenagh May 18th and a host of festivals yet to be announced.

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Boomchild – New track – I Want To Shift Your Sister

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Boom Child are a chaotic rock trio from Dublin. Their music is an irreverent mix of punk, funk, and power pop. They released their debut “The Super Edible EP” in 2016 on the first 100% edible music format.
“the spread of guitar-based genres Boom Child can run through is impressive. You will rock out, experience an abrupt jazz breakdown without warning, and get whipped by some disco-funk,” – Remy’s Music Blog
“…to sum them up they are crazy, chaotic and fun. Go see them live if you get a chance.” – Outcast Magazine
“Boom Child are really really good” – Musician.ie
“I can’t tell if this trio is just very funny or if they are taking the piss” – Larry Little, former Killers Manager, Fortress Music
Playing Fibbers March 5th. Check out their new track below 🙂

 

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CONNOLLY’S OF LEAP 2017 IMRO MUNSTER VENUE OF THE YEAR

 

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The annual IMRO awards celebrate the dedication and passion of those who work in Ireland’s live music venues, providing the public with an exceptional live music experience on a weekly basis.

More than 12,000 IMRO members considered hundreds of venues across the country for the shortlist. Venues were judged on their commitment to providing the core elements that make for a great live music venue – atmosphere, sound and lighting, staging, diversity of programming and importantly, the staff and management of each venue, and from the shortlist, the public voted for their top live venues.

At the much-anticipated tenth IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards at the Irish Music Rights Organisation Headquarters in Dublin this week, Connolly’s of Leap scooped up the 2017 Munster Live Venue of the Year award.

Commenting on the win, owner of the venue Sam McNicholl said “I’m absolutely over the moon. A huge thanks to all those who have made this possible: the artists, the punters, my immediate family and my extended musical family. The last two years have been a whirlwind. I’m very excited for what lies next.

Live music venues and festivals play a vital role in the music industry in Ireland, giving international and homegrown artists a platform to engage with fans and build new audiences. They also play a central role in urban and rural communities across the country, providing a social gathering space for varied audiences, and contributing hugely to the domestic economy. Connolly’s, an intimate third-generation music venue steeped in history has seen many musical lovers flocking from far and wide to enjoy some of the very best in local, national, and international acts perform ‘Under the Hammers’. Since it’s re-opening in December 2015, Sam McNicholl has built on the strong values his late father, Paddy McNicholl, instilled in the venue. Together with his mum, Eileen McNicholl, and a small, dedicated team of close friends, Sam brings a special energy and magic to this tiny west Cork town, week after week.

We can expect more great things to come from this charming bar nestled in Leap. Coming up over the next few weeks, the line-up includes Dave Geraghty of Bell X1, Wyvern Lingo, Liam O’Maonlai, Marlene Enright, Stephen James Smith, Willy Mason, Brian Deady, Wiggle and John Blek, to name a few. Head west and raise a glass to Connolly’s www.connollyofleap.com

Upcoming events: http://connollysofleap.com/events/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ConnollysOfLeap/

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Festival: Cork Sound Fair

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Cork city is teaming with entertainment and festivals alike. Just announced is Cork Sound Fair, music and arts festival has been confirmed for early 2018. Cork is set to host a busy year ahead with other annual festivals soon to be announced.

For more on Cork, Sound Fair check out their video here.

 

 

LADY GREW @ TOWNLANDS CARNIVAL

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This year Townlands Carnival will be hosting an exciting array of Irish and overseas artists including America’s glorious export and Irish adopted, lyrical boss Lady Grew.

Lady Grew will be playing on Saturday in  Townlands Carnival this July 21st – 23rd in Macroom Co. Cork. Kate, AKA Lady Grew, never fails to tease and torque the audience with high energy, on point delivery and supreme stage presence.

Her mix of Hip Hop and Ragga will leave you with your jaw dropped. Check out Miss Grew with Under The Hammers after 6 PM July 22nd on The Village Green stage at Townlands Carnival, Macroom, Co.Cork.

 

 

 

Forbidden Fruit – Bon Iver Announces Special Collaboration

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What do Lisa Hannigan, Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, The Staves, Paul Thomas Saunders, Gordi, William Tyler and Velvet Negroni all have in common?

They’ve all been hand-picked by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon to perform at Forbidden Fruit on Monday, 5th June.  This is an incredibly unique event and the only festival day that Bon Iver will curate in Europe this year.

To top off this superb day of music, Monday will be headlined by Bon Iver with what promises to be an amazing 90-minute set – the band’s first show in Ireland in over five years since selling out The O2 in 2012.

 That’s not all we’ve got! A rich part of Ireland’s cultural heritage is the music session, lots of musicians getting together to jam. On that note, we are so excited to let you know what else we’ve got in store for you on Monday…

 5:15pm at the Outcider Stage will be THE place to be as members of Bon Iver and some of the other performers that day will get together for a jam session – and YOU can be there! The jam session will last for 40 minutes and this is a chance to see some of the finest musicians getting together to do what they love.

 This time next week you could be getting ready to head into the beautiful grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham. You’ll be spoiled for choice, with a brilliant line-up curated by and headlined by the stunning Bon Iver, a one-off collaborative jam session, a giant inflatable church and Disco Dodgems, madcap Bingo Loco, gorgeous food, ice cold cocktails and lots lots more.

Forbidden Fruit 2017

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Forbidden Fruit 2017

June Bank Holiday Weekend / Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th

Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.

The party doesn’t end once the lights go down in Kilmainham. There is a whole host of Forbidden Fruit artists that will be taking the party to some new and unique venues around the city centre for what have quickly become the legendary Forbidden Fruit by Night. A series of festival after-parties in official locations around the city, running until 3am on the June bank holiday, featuring some of Dublin’s best collectives joined by international guests from the festival line-up. Last year we hosted and sold out twelve parties across the weekend and you can expect this year to be bigger and better!

MACEO PLEX – BOOKA SHADE – KINK – SNAKEHIPS – HOT CHIP (DJ Set)

DENIS SULTA – MALL GRAB – PEGGY GOU – GARDENS OF GOD – 67

DJ DEECE – GHOST CULTURE – BRAME & HAMO – HYBRASIL

MANGO – WASTEE – DONAL DINEEN

And an array of local talent and collectives … with MUCH MORE STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED

SATURDAY 3RD

Booka Shade @ Button Factory

Mall Grab & 67 @ The Grand Social

Snakehips & LUI @ Opium Rooms

Special Guest to be announced @ Tengu

Hot Chip (DJ Set) @ Wigwam

Ghost Culture & More @ Wah Wah Club

Mother Club

SUNDAY 4TH

Maceo Plex & Gardens Of God @ Button Factory

District Magazine with Brame & Hamo + more  to be announced @ The Grand Social

KiNK & Hybrasil @ Opium Rooms

Peggy Gou, and more @ Tengu

Special Guest to be announced @ Wigwam

Denis Sulta and more @ Wah Wah Club

Special Guest to be announced @ Chelsea Drug Store

Special Guest to be announced @ Xico

MONDAY 5TH

DJ Deece @ Button Factory

Wastee @ The Grand Social

Orange Tree Edits @ Chelsea Drug Store

Saturday, 3 June

ORBITAL

Booka Shade

Tycho, Giggs

Hot Chip (DJ Set)

Jax Jones, Snakehips,

Nao, Mall Grab

Trinity Orchestr

Sunday, 4 June

APHEX TWIN

Nicolas Jaar

Moderat, Maceo Plex,

Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kink, Fatima Yamaha, Peggy Gou, Danny L Harle, Hybrasil

Monday, 5 June

BON IVER

Flying Lotus,

Lisa Hannigan,

The Staves,

Gordi

Paul Thomas Saunders

Bulmers Live Stage

Saturday, 3 June

Tara Stewart, Le Boom, BARQ, OCHO, Tara Lee, Mango, Super Silly   

Bulmers Live Stage

Sunday, 4 June

Handsome Paddy, The Innocent Bystander, Bad Bones, SHIPS, Soule, Heroes In Hiding, Aik J

Bulmers Live Stage

Monday, 5 June

Rusangano Family, Ryan Vail, Talos, Wastefellow, LAOISE