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Bong! R Kelly on his belly! The “controversial” r’n’b dude has yanked his entire European tour, including a Dublin date at the swanky Grand Canal Theatre, due to “nodules on his vocal cords”. All dates to be rescheduled. Bong! Yakking! …

Thu, Mar 11, 2010, 17:10

   

Bong! R Kelly on his belly! The “controversial” r’n'b dude has yanked his entire European tour, including a Dublin date at the swanky Grand Canal Theatre, due to “nodules on his vocal cords”. All dates to be rescheduled.

Bong! Yakking! Billed as a “conversation for the nation”, Mindfield takes place at Dublin’s POD complex over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Brought to you by the folks behind the Leviathan events, Mindfield will feature debates and discussions on sport, economics, politics, architecture, media, art and much more with such guests as Gil Scott-Heron (who also plays Tripod on May 2), Alastair Campbell, Jon Snow, Robert Fisk, Simon Napier-Bell, Howard Marks (yawn – do you really want to hear more dope tales from this eejit?), John Cooper Clarke, DBC Pierre and many more. Full details here.

Bong! Bob’s back (again)! Bob Dylan plays Limerick’s Thomond Park on July 4 to make even more shekels for the pension plan.

Bong! Beat(yard) on the brat with a baseball bat! Beatyard takes over Dublin’s Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1) on Saturday with live gigs, a music fair, Banter talks, film screenings and more. Admission is free and full details are here.

Bong! Gigmania! Full details have been announced of the IMRO Showcase Tour for 2010. Gigs will be held from March 25 to May 1 in Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Dundalk, Derry, Kildare and Limerick featuring such acts as Nakatomi Towers, Not Squares, Strait Laces, The Cast of Cheers, We Cut Corners, Brian Deady, The Ambience Affair and tons more. Full details here.

Bong! And finally….

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