The Dundalk band ended their 10-year live hiatus with a secret charity show at the Ruby Sessions. Is it The Right Time for a comeback?
Social history, personal memories feature against backdrop of innovative performance
Band’s first show in city since 1997 combined big songs with overwhelming visuals
Florence Welch is industrious throughout but the odd bit of wildness shows the Machine’s more chaotic potential
What starts out as a small crowd in the Little Big Tent ends up as an appreciative throng
Like an apparition in club gear, she emerges from the smoke
Gorgeous, distinctive vocals deliver set worth five stars
Huge performance but a significant lull in the middle
What’s in a name change?
It’s an altogether pleasant set for sore heads, but it’s difficult to tell the songs apart by the end.
Reimagined, fresh set for veteran’s eighth outing at Stradbally
While Shamir Bailey’s first outing is ebullient, on the Body & Soul stage he’s let down by muddy sound and over-crowding
Murphy is revealed finally as an unapologetic hedonist. She wears it divinely.
A burlesque act prove this is not where Cry Monster Cry belong
Chvrches start small and finish beautifully
New bands to check out from Brooklyn, Stockholm and Washington DC
Your weekend soundtrack from Nils Frahm, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Elliot Smith, Kendra Morris, Júníus Meyvant, Natalie Prass, Arca and others
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Only one living Irish composer is part of the NCH’s seven-concert series for the 1916 centenary
Many years ago I wrote about music for a while under a female pseudonym. It was a real eye-opener
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