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Ding-dong-ding-dong – news round-up

Due to, uhm, “unforseen circumstances”, On The Record was away yesterday and missed the following stories Awesome! Ladyhawke comes to Ireland next year. She plays Dublin’s Academy on February 5. Video from herself below to mark this news Bob Dylan …

Thu, Dec 4, 2008, 10:31

   

Due to, uhm, “unforseen circumstances”, On The Record was away yesterday and missed the following stories

Awesome! Ladyhawke comes to Ireland next year. She plays Dublin’s Academy on February 5. Video from herself below to mark this news

Bob Dylan to play the 02 in Dublin on May 5.

Lovefoxxx obviously didn’t get the memo that we’re sick and tired of seeing the same acts coming round like a bad penny. The CSS lead lady comes to Ireland in March to see if we can spare some more recession-euros for her DJ set at Dublin’s Button Factory on February 21

Lily Allen – remember her? She was sort of big in 2007 – plays Dublin’s Academy on March 16. That’s the night before Paddy’s Day. Brave (and perhaps stupid) woman.

“Dark Was The Night” is a double-album compilation coming in February on 4AD. From the Red Hot folks, we will be calling it “Red, Hot & Indie” as it features exclusive or new tunes from such acts as Antony, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Beirut, Bon Iver, The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez (a version of Nick Drake’s “Cello Song”), Grizzly Bear, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The National, Sufjan Stevens and Yeasayer.

Pinnacle Entertainment, which distributes over 400 labels and such acts as Fleet Foxes, has collapsed..

Proof that an old dog is best for the hard road: Vinnie on Nighty Night with Vincent Brown gave Eamon Ryan a well-deserved and overdue drubbing last night for what seemed to be the entire show. Talk about being all up in your grill: Vinnie just never stopped with the bashing. Even when they were reviewing the papers, Vinnie was hounding the smuggest man in the cabinet about everything from the RTE Authority to the Green ministers asleep in their beds as the government organised a bail-out for the bankers. It reminded you that the coursing season is in full swing nationwide. Video of some of the exchange is here.

On The Record is now in the red. Yes, we have our colour-coded links back thanks to the IT IT guys working like the clappers on this for, oh, months.

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