Posts Tagged ‘Music’

My review of Two Door Cinema Club’s debut album, Tourist History, is now online over on State: http://www.state.ie/2010/02/album-reviews/two-door-cinema-club-tourist-history/

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State Midnight Mass

It’s been a busy couple of weeks music-wise. First up was Kasabian: http://www.state.ie/2009/12/live/kasabian-the-o2-dublin/

And then there was Sonic Youth: http://www.state.ie/2009/12/live/sonic-youth-vicar-street-dublin/

Due online soon is my review of Florence & the Machine’s gig at Dublin’s Olympia. And also coming soon will be a review of Depeche Mode’s concert at the O2, which takes place this Thursday.

Following up on Morrissey

Posted: December 9, 2009 in Music
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Gene Stout, former music critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has picked-up on my review of Morrissey’s recent Dublin concert:

http://www.genestout.com/index.php/morrissey-opens-his-years-of-refusal-tour-in-seattle/

One of the most anticipated albums of the year is released in Ireland today.  ‘The Resistance’ is the fifth LP from Muse and to say it’s amazing is an understatement. You can read the full album review I wrote for State by clicking here.

‘Uprising’ is the first single to be taken from the album:

Rock School 101

Posted: September 10, 2009 in Music
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Take note all you aspiring rockstars! The following video is a shining example of how not to conduct an interview if you don’t want to be portrayed as a bunch of muppets:

The band featured are London-based indie-poppers Raygun, who say, “if you stuck Iggy Pop, James Brown and David Bowie and Shirley Bassey in a lift, then you’d probably have our band.” Indeed.

Themes for Great Cities

Posted: September 10, 2009 in Music
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I recently came across an intriguing website called CitySounds, which streams music and still images from major cities across the globe. Designed by Henrik Berggren and David Kjelkerud, the site is powered by APIs from SoundCloud and Flickr and music playlists from the various cities are updated in real time as more tracks are added.

Check it out for yourself at www.citysounds.fm.