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Posts Tagged ‘ Concert ’

James Blunt Beams Into Dublin

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Dual blogged on I’m Talkin Here

James Blunt. Two words that can cause so much division, usually followed by vitriol, and few can justifiably explain why. Nobody was more sick of hearing the constant refrain of “… you’re beautiful…” across airwaves in the last ten years than the man himself and sadly most people missed the fact that he is an exceptional talent in the meantime. On Thursday night he reminded a near full 3Arena just how good he is. Continue reading

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Franz Ferdinand Throw Down Some Indie Rock At The Olympia

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The first time Scot rockers Franz Ferdinand came upon my radar was back at Oxegen in 2004. It was back at a time where dance music took a backseat at festivals and the 4/5 piece rock outfit reigned supreme, with these guys leading the way along with the likes of Razorlight and The Killers. Nowadays, Franz Ferdinand and most others are relegated to playing for dedicated pockets of fans in venues like the Olympia, or unappreciated slots such as Electric Picnic last year, and going on last night’s performance they’re all the better for the former. Continue reading

News in Brief – Hacked Off Brendan Drops A Howler

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‘Has there been bugging? What’s bugging? Am I a bug?’ Minister Brendan Howlin asked assembled journalists in relation to Garda Ombudsman ’eaves-dropping’ to put it nicely, or phone-hacking. It seems Brendan was at a loss as to what exactly had happened inside the offices of the Garda Ombudsman or where in fact he was.

Where are you? Abroad? Australia or Canada, the promised lands? Well if ye are, ye need to learn to speak proper. According to RTE journalist and voice of the Luas (!) Doireann Ni Bhriain mispronouncing certain words could get you in trouble, when trying to settle abroad. Instead of tay you must say tea, three instead of tree and diddly-ie diddly-ie diddly-ie dee ever time you enter a room, just so everyone knows where you’re from. Continue reading

News In Brief-Fine Gael TD Puts His Foot In It As Gingers Set To Revolt

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Some weeks NIB thinks the World can be a strange place, others it is completely and utterly insane.

These are modern times, if asked who they love with all their hearts, most young children are more likely to say Santy than Jesus. Or Harry Styles and the rest of One Direction. Kids in Limerick then will be disappointed that the date of their first Holy Communion has not been changed so they can go to a 1D concert. Gaelscoil an Raithin was forced to ballot parents after discussions about a potential move to three weeks earlier got out of hand. You might not see them in mass but they love a good row. Parents voted overwhelmingly to keep the original date, 24th May for communion, also the day of the boys sold out gig in Croke Park. Don’t worry though kids, they’re shit. Continue reading

Make Way For “GANGS”

L-R: James Connolly, Dan Smith, Jordan Curtis, Jonathan Halpin

L-R: James Connolly, Dan Smith, Jordan Curtis, Jonathan Halpin

No, we’re not condoning organised crime, “GANGS” are a Dublin based 4 piece band made up of Jordan Curtis (Vocals and Bass), Dan Smith (Guitar), Jonathan Halpin (Drums) and James Connolly (Guitar). You won’t see them plastered all over YouTube anytime soon, nor will they be clogging up your Facebook News Feed. That isn’t to say these guys haven’t got songs to flaunt, but if you truly want to experience “GANGS”, it has to be done live.

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Imagine Dragons Bring Night Visions To The Olympia

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Many times I have tried to go to smaller gigs with an open mind, ie no knowledge of the artists just their music. I figured it would be a good way to just immerse myself fully in their set and make up my mind based on their live show. Last night, at Imagine Dragons in the Olympia, I finally succeeded in doing so and what a treat it was.
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Springsteen Keeps The Wrecking Ball Rolling In Cork

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So, how do you top playing one of your biggest albums live start to finish two days before yet another landmark gig in your forty year career? Well if you’re Bruce Springsteen, you only play three tracks from said album yet still churn out one of the finest live shows of 2013.
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