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The Re-Up

Big thanks to Conor Pope for keeping a eye on the shop last week while I was unblogged on holidays. Conor is the Pricewatch fella so check him out if you have a burning consumer issue or a rip-off to …

Mon, Jun 11, 2007, 09:43

   

Big thanks to Conor Pope for keeping a eye on the shop last week while I was unblogged on holidays. Conor is the Pricewatch fella so check him out if you have a burning consumer issue or a rip-off to report.

You go away for a week and all hell breaks loose. But enough about Paris Hilton, here’s the all-singing, all-dancing On The Record re-up.

The fabulous Os Mutantes are coming to town. Hurrah! They were supposed to play last year’s Electric Picnic but must have got a better offer. Now, they’re set to play Dublin’s Vicar Street on July 26. Hurrah again! Here they are performing “Panis Et Circenses” on a Brazilian TV show in 1969. Are we allowed a third hurrah on a Monday morning?

The latest twist in the Irish Recorded Music Assocation’s anti-piracy drive sees them getting the nod from the High Court to round-up 23 individuals who’ve uploaded 180,000 music files. That’s a lot of Richie Kavanagh

George Michael cancelled his second Dublin show last week and used the best ever excuse for a gig cancellation in the process. This one involved a truck crash on the road from Bucharest to Prague (no, really, sure everyone knows that road is as bad as the M50), vital missing components and a stage rebuild. Now riddle me this: how come all this didn’t prevent the first sold-out show going ahead? Why was it that the second show, the one for which there were still tickets on sale, which got canned? Surely the logical thing to do would be to pull the first show and use the extra time to get the necessary “components” in place?

Mark Ronson plays Dublin in August. Look, some of you haters just don’t like him, but On the Record digs him. We also really dig his Authentic Shit radio shows on East Village Radio, all available to be podcasted at your convenience. Ronson and band are at the Olympia on August 23.

Did anyone go to see Malajube in Dublin last week? Have people not yet clicked that their “Trompe-l’œil” album is rather fantastic? Are we just late to this party? Or is the French language thing really a turn-off?

Consider this a public service announcement for the day. The last episode in the current series of The Wire airs tonight. TG4, 11.25pm. Forget The Sopranos, this is real bad-ass TV. Who needs Tony Soprano when you have a complex bad-ass like Omar Little?