Month: May 2011


SOLDIERS CAN’T DANCE + guests Hailing from Clane in Co. Kildare, Soldiers Can’t Dance are one of the country’s most exciting young indie bands. Armed with a vibrant, infectious and energetic sound they have been compared to everyone from The Jam to Artic Monkeys.


THE O’S + guests With almost 300 shows and 1 album behind them, Dallas, TX natives The O’s return with sophomore release “Between The Two.”


The Irish Modernist Society proudly presents THE UNIVERSAL As sharp musically as they are in attire, Liverpool quartet The Universal apply timeless values of upbeat melodic British rock songwriting to a sharp-dressed 2011 model. The band brings a deep-seated love of classic mod culture to crafted, vintage guitar rock. They have just completed their self titled debut album, 10 tracks of… Read more »


AVANT GARDAI + guests Avant Gardai burst on the Dublin music scene in 1988 straddling the crap with ponytail and crap without ponytail era. 20 years later they remain committed to their irreverent and idiosyncratic view of all things Irish- particularly Irish rock.  Musical influences straddle Wedding Present, Pixies and Rolf Harris. TICKETS: €5 excluding… Read more »

THREAD PULLS & TWINKRANES presents THREAD PULLS & TWINKRANES //////// THREAD PULLS Thread Pulls are part rock band, stripped back to a core of drums and bass. Skewed grooves anchor their hypnotic proto-disco sound – kick-drum centred and sub-bass heavy. Roughly cut vocal layers and eastern trumpet-echoes coupling solar-synth-drones bring to mind early elements of future sounds. Having acquired… Read more »


Japanese Legends SHONEN KNIFE 30th Anniversary Tour plus special guests SO COW What about this new album then? ‘Super Group’ is the 14th album from Shonen Knife, released in the UK on DAMNABLY. The CD features exclusive artwork and bonus live tracks recorded from their first UK show in 15 years at the Brixton Windmill in… Read more »


ZOMBIE COMPUTER + SertOne INDIAN SUMMER ALBUM LAUNCH Forming in June 2010 Zombie Computer came to life and quickly gathered a cult following on the strength of their no holds barred live performances. Already gaining recognition in Ireland and further afield in the UK and US the band have been highly tipped as “One’s to Watch” for… Read more »


CATSCARS ANGKORWAT ILEX +Suzanne Walsh+Diarmuid MacDiarmada Catscars needs/wants/must make an awesome video and release a shiny new EP this summer and so Caustic Soda-Pop are holding a show on Thursday to help this cat pursue her dreams!


F.M.C Tour presents ADEBISI SHANK, HEATHERS & O EMPEROR + special guests THE CRAYON SET Following on from the enormous success of the inaugural FMC Tour last November, First Music Contact are delighted to announce a second six-date tour with Adebisi Shank, O Emperor and Heathers all performing across two weekends in June. First Music… Read more »