Festival: Cork Sound Fair

Cork Sound Fair

 

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.

 

 

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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

The Workman’s Club – The New Original

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The Workmans Club are only delirra to announce a brand new night of brand new music in their Vintage Room. Get into their cosy retro gaff upstairs and prepare to check out some very seriously deadly music! The New Original Club is a brand new music showcase night bringing you live intimate performances from up and coming bands and solo artists.

This is a FREE FREE FREE event and will take place every second Tuesday. All you gotta do is show up, They’ll take care of the rest. The first night kicks off on Tuesday, 2 May at 8 bells. This inaugural gig will feature some awesome bands.

First up, we’ve got ZAR! This guy is an incredible singer and guitar player. Check out his great new cover of Ben Howard’s Old Pine right here to get a taste of what to expect.

We’ve also got GRIFF, the frontman from hard-rocking trio New Secret Weapon coming along to perform for you!

Fancy some off-beat melodic rock/funk performed through unorthodox guitar phrasing, soaring vocals, metronomic drums and thunderous low-end with sultry saxophone? ‘Course ya do. Us too, so we’re bringing you CHASE NOVA & THE EVER CHANGING BANDNAME

Finally, CARRON are the cherry on top! They’re an indie-folk duo from Dublin, led by the sisters Meabh and Mella Carron. These siblings are unique in their style of singing and songwriting, attempting to capture far more than just melody or rhyme. Through the frequent use of unison vocals, they create a sense of one shared voice between them reinforced by a strong familial bond, while singing in harmony highlights their differences. Their EP ‘Roots’ was released last year, and they’re working on a brand new LP for release imminently.

So there you have it. Brilliant brand new music in the comfy surrounds of our Vintage Room, the second Tuesday of every month. Did we mention it’s FREE?

BARE in the Woods

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BARE in the Woods 2017 has announced more block rockin’ beats for this summer’s rapidly expanding festival at Garryhinch Woods inPortarlington on June 9 – 11. Joining headliners House of Pain and Helmet is Canadian electro-pop sensation Kiesza, who’s hit ‘Hideaway’ has clocked up an impressive 350 million views on YouTube. The BARE17 Dance Arena line up has also been revealed with acts of the calibre of Dan ShakeCinema, Damiano Von Eckert, Phare, Mr Beatnik and Josh McGowan leading the way.

Irish indie stalwarts HamsandwicH join a sensational and diverse bill at BARE 17, that already features Mike Skinner & Murkage present Tonga, UK hip hop/grime artist Akala, Danish experimental pop trio WhoMadeWhoRubberbandits,  Right Said FredAlvarez KingsJon Stevens (INXS)The Frank & Walters and RSAG. A Spoken Word Stage brimming with talent will host Dublin Slam Poet Champion Jon Cummins, Ri Ra, David Jackson, Cormac Lally, Stuart Wilde, Tempermental Missy Elayneous and more, while the Comedy Stage will be headlined by Andrew Maxwell and Karl Spain.
With a limited amount of Tier Two tickets still on sale, BARE in the Woods is bolstered by a fantastic Irish bill that has been programmed with the help of a new partnership with Mobstar. New names announced today include Brave GiantSuper Silly, Katie Laffin, Pranks, Katie Cassidy and Emma Jai.

BARE in the Woods’ bespoke woodland site features a party island on a lake, chill out spots hidden amongst the trees and a full sized Crannog hosting the Spoken Word Stage.

JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW

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JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW

‘ONE THOUSAND TIMES’ MUSIC VIDEO

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN SHOW ON FRIDAY JULY 7TH

Check out his new video here

James Vincent McMorrow has released the third music video from his latest album ‘We Move’ for the song “One Thousand Times.” The video was directed by Bob Gallagher [www.bobfilmsthings.com] and McMorrow said in a statement, “I hate being in my own videos. I said to Bob that if we were going to make a performance video then something had to happen in it to elevate it into more interesting territory, that it had to have a point that was more than just ‘guy on stage plays music’. So we gave it a point…. Bob can articulate it better than I can.” Gallagher is an award-winning director based in Dublin and has directed videos for Girl Band and Floor Staff among others. He describes the concept for this video in a statement below:

“When the dictator enters James and the band become prisoners within their own performance, and the complacent audience who try to ignore the malicious presence in the theatre gradually come under attack. No one stands up for anyone else so eventually everybody becomes a victim of the regime. At the end you have a reversal where James’ and the dictator become locked in an exchange where James uses the stage to acknowledge him directly. He sort of pleads with the dictator and you get the sense that he might have made some small impact on him. The video is obviously an exaggerated surreal scenario, with no intention to trivialize complex political issues, but we’ve reached a point where fact and reason aren’t the powerful mind changing tools they should be. We don’t have the middle ground of debate so much as we have streams of diametrically opposed opinions flying back and forth. I think that art can be the middle ground or abstract space where these subjects can be humanized and discussed, and where perceptions can potentially be changed. That may be optimistic but you’d hope that at some point the dictator realizes why he’s the only one clapping.”  – Bob Gallagher

Additionally, McMorrow has announced a Dublin show at Trinity College on Friday July 7th, and is one of the ten shortlisted acts for the RTE Choice Album of the Year, for We Move, and the Song of the Year shortlist for Rising Water. The winners will be announced at the event in Vicar Street on Thursday March 9th.

Praise for ‘We Move’: “On the aptly-titled ‘We Move’, a focused and excitable McMorrow ditches the acoustic and breaks a few shackles, turning over a brand new bag of genre-defying treats.” Eamon Carr – Evening Herald

“Musically brilliant, and lyrically permeated with anxiety, regret, and social unease, ‘We Move’ is a fascinating third chapter.” Olaf Tyaransen – Hot Press

“The songs are probably McMorrow’s finest to date, a clutch of tracks dealing with the doubts and fuzzy-headed approach with which everyone deals with love, life, health and the future.” Jim Carroll – Irish Times