Posts Tagged ‘ rock ’

Springsteen Set For Croke Park


As an avid Bruce Springsteen fan and as the proud owner of an unused Garth Brooks ticket it’s hard to respond to this news with anything but at least mild trepidation; but all signs indicate that Bruce Springsteen is set to play two nights in Croke Park this coming summer. Continue reading

Slipknot Finally Return To Irish Shores


“Take care of yourselves. And take care of each other”. Yep, those were the last words spoken from the stage by Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor after rocking a near capacity crowd for an extremely solid two hours. I’m opening this review with that little factoid not because it was so unexpected from the frontman of a bunch of “satanists”; no I’m opening with this information because it just completely summarises what Slipknot are all about and what those who do not take the time to learn do not realise about them. This band is there for their fans in a way no other band is. Continue reading

Mastodon-“Once More ‘Round The Sun” Review

The masterful Mastodon (image courtesy

The masterful Mastodon (image courtesy


One of the most acclaimed bands, not just in their field, but modern music in general, Mastodon have always seemed to be on the cusp of a major breakthrough. This is despite their stock in trade being complex, progressive and conceptually bonkers heavy metal. But with two Grammy nominations, a top ten US album under they’re belts and ringing endorsements from the likes of Metallica, could Mastodon be about to conquer the mainstream? Continue reading

Metallica, And Other Festival “Mis-Bookings”

Daphne and Celeste getting battered,  not in a good way. (Image courtesy

Daphne and Celeste getting battered, not in a good way. (Image courtesy


With Glastonbury finally upon us, we are once again faced with the two usual talking points: One: the weather, and two: controversy and skepticism regarding one of the headliners. This year, the announcement of heavy metal titans Metallica as the festival’s third headliner raised more than a few eyebrows. Would metal and a Mumford type crowd mix? Continue reading

More Than Just A Melody


Reblogged from I’m Talkin’ Here

I’ve always loved music. Listening, singing, playing; it’s always been there. We listen to music for a multitude of reasons. To sing, to dance, to pick us up and even sometimes to bring us down. It stirs emotion, to those who allow it; above and beyond things we’ve ever previously experienced. Continue reading

Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival 2014


The silly season has finally ended, we’re all partied out and still digesting horrendous amounts of food. Except nobody told Whelan’s. Once again they’re kicking off 2014 immediately with one of the hottest tickets of the year, the Ones To Watch Festival 2014. With over 50 of the best and breaking acts playing over the course of the festival there’s gonna be a lot to take in, so we said we’d make life easier for you, if you only see five acts over the four days, make sure it’s these guys! Continue reading

My Pyrrhic Victory Set To Ink Record Deal

mpvIrish band My Pyrrhic Victory are on the brink of success as they prepare to ink their first contract with a record label and headline Dublin’s Academy.

The Dublin based trio of Carl O’Rourke (VOX & Lead Guitar), Paul Ford (Bass & Backing Vox) and Keith Hatch (Drums) were founded in 2007 and have finally risen to the top, with a contract to be penned in the forthcoming weeks.

It hasn’t always been easy for the trio who headline the Academy on June 21st but after years of hard work they are ready to make the breakthrough. Continue reading

Club Poison, A New Era Dawns on Dublin’s Tired Rock Scene

Thursday, not quite the weekend, not quite mid week. A bit of a non-entity of a day. Not anymore my friends. Enter Poison rock and metal club. Located in 21’s night club on D’olier Street, it brings you everything needed for some pre weekend madness.

I know as a frequenter of Dublin’s rock bars these past 12 years, I was getting pretty tired of the same old thing being fed to us over and over again. But this place is really rocking. I had gotten so used to the dingy holes that usually play host to metal nights, I had almost forgotten what it felt like to sit in a comfortable seat!

Poison is brought to us by SEG Entertainment, the crew that bring Club Hell, in O’Reilly’s bar Tara Street, to our door every Saturday. That knowledge alone should have been the first indication that it was bound to be a great night.

Two different DJ’s throughout the night, both as equipped and well versed in all things rock as each other. Their music choices across the evening were second to none, and I have to say, squealed with delight when I asked for the Misfits, Green Hell to be played…and they played it…that never happens!

So we are in comfortable surroundings, we are hearing all kinds of classic rock tunes, what more could you want? I’ll tell you.

The best drinks promotions this side of the hemisphere, a dedicated Buckfast bar, weird and wacky activities such as Sumo suits and beer pong, pretty girls on roller-skates handing out shots for €1, friendly bar staff, and a cover charge that would make you blush at one €5!

All drinks are €2.99 with other specials at €1.99. The staff are really supper friendly. Bottles of Buckfast are going for a tenner a pop and the atmosphere in the place is nothing short of electric.

It just seems to have brought all the weird and wonderful people of Dublin out of the wood work.

It’s an all round winner in my book. Thursdays are definitely the new Fridays with this Doozy of a night. Expect to see this aging rocker propping up the bar on a regular basis.

My advice…young or old…go get yourself poisoned!