Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

And now, the news headlines from Eileen Dunne

Nialler9 wants you! Well, your votes at any rate. It’s his annual Irish albums and songs of the year poll. Voting has already started (and runs until December 16 at noon) so make your voice count, Coronas fans! For those …

Thu, Dec 10, 2009, 10:43

   

Nialler9 wants you! Well, your votes at any rate. It’s his annual Irish albums and songs of the year poll. Voting has already started (and runs until December 16 at noon) so make your voice count, Coronas fans! For those of you living in Baile Atha Cliath, Nialler has also been doing a really useful guide to the gigs of the week for the last while so check that out too. Dude should turn it into an email list or iPhone App (when he gets the time, like).

Song of the decade? What about Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip’s “Thou Shalt Always Kill”, which was the first ever OTR Tune of the Week? That’s one of the choices in the RTE Guide’s poll which runs until December 18. Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” is leading the way, but that could always change. Hey, why don’t we start an OTR campaign to manipulate that chart and put something else at Number One? Sure, the Guide would dig that. They love OTR at the Guide. Especially since we pointed out that they were, er, borrowing ideas from Entertainment Weekly. Love you too, guys!

He used to be in Oasis! He used to be in Ride! He used to be in Hurricane #1 (but we’ll forget about that if he wants to)! He is Andy Bell and he is now hitting the decks. Bell DJs tonight at the Good Bits (Store Street, Dublin 1) alongside Clampdown duo Arveene and Johnny Moy, Steve Reddy, Orlando and DJ Sharpie and there will also be live sets from Howlin Dowlin, The Ramparts, Kid Karate and Chewing on Tinfoil. Doors open at 8pm and it’s €8 to get in.

New round-’em-up website. Any Decent Music is a one-stop shop which rounds up what various critics and reviewers have to say about new releases and gives them an ADM rating. There are a few sites like this (Metacritic, for instance), but I like the look and useability of this one.

Ragged Words gets into the promotional game. The rather swell web-mag is throwing a gig with Adrian Crowley, the awesome Hunter-Gatherer (his album, which is released tomorrow, is just off-the-hook) and Holy Roman Army at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1) on December 20. Tickets are a tenner.

Late-minute Foggy Notions show: Kurt Vile plays the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1) on Sunday next, December 13 with support from Lie Ins. Tickets are €13.

Finally, if you are in a band and you only read one blog post today, make sure it is this. A fantastic state of the nation address from Pampelmoose and Gang of Four fella Dave Allen.

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