Longitude Festival! It’s the god-knows-how-many-weeks-late review! To give a brief overview, it’s Ireland’s absolute best festival lineup, but let’s get into that later. It got lucky this year with some absolutely stunning acts and the light of a rare Irish summer. But the planning of the festival itself wasn’t exactly ideal, and I missed a … Continue reading Dublin Review of Gigs 2: A late Longitude recap, plus Thundercat!
Featuring reviews of Sigur Rós, Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, Kojaque, Young Phantom, Sample Answer and more, it’s the first (maybe?) issue of the Dublin Review of Gigs!
Young Wonder should be known by now as heroes in their city. The signs are all there; two gorgeous EPs, a metric ton of blog hype, an unique and daring image, a triumphant debut album and a small, but dedicated legion of fans. Still, something seems off about their presence in Cork. In May, their … Continue reading Gig Review: Young Wonder, Talos & Daithí – 19th December, Cyprus Avenue
A Review of Cork’s New Festival: Sounds From a Safe Harbour. by Colm Cahalane Sounds From A Safe Harbour was a necessary force for good in Cork City; an exploration of the unique spaces that the city offers, and bringing together a little bit of a community around love for art and music for a … Continue reading Thoughts From A Safe Harbour – A Review
A Review of Lisa Hannigan & Aaron Dessner At The Cork Opera House by Cathy Naughton As a devoted fan both of Lisa Hannigan and of the National, I was ecstatic to be presented with the opportunity to experience the collaborative performance of Lisa, one of Ireland’s most prized female musical talents, and The National’s … Continue reading Rivers & Cities & Beautiful Occasions
Villagers put me under a spell. I can’t say it’s been broken just yet. The Morning It was a day like any other: awoken by general shuffling and doors shutting, I reproachfully left the warmth of bed and got ready for the day. I showered, dressed, blow-dried, ate, and plugged in my headphones. I don’t … Continue reading A Wondrous Evening (Villagers Review)