Live music rules on Record Store Day


Dublin’s Tower Records is leading the charge for Record Store Day, with free in-store performances on April 20th and 21st.

Tieranniesaur, The Riptide Movement and The Pale will play on Friday, with sets by Simone Felice, Hal, Sweet Jane, Elevens and more on Saturday - the official worldwide day celebrating all things music and independent.

Tower will also be stocking an extensive selection of the Record Store Day exclusive releases.
Elastic Witch in the Twisted Pepper building will celebrate their first Record Store Day with sets by Optimo DJs, Girls Names, Last Days of 1984, Simon Bird and more, while All City and EarWiggle Records in Temple Bar will have 50 local DJs playing all day.

A number of regional stores are also on board, including Wingnut Records in Galway, where Nanu Nanu, Bouts and more will play at 2-6pm. Derry’s Cool Discs will have music both in their shop and in the Sandino’s venue next door. In Kilkenny, Rollercoaster Records plans a programme of DJs and bands.

Ripe Fruit: Friendly Fires, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Mmoths are the latest names to be added to the Forbidden Fruit line-up.
Ace deal: The Lost Brothers have secured a deal with long-running label Ace Records to release their second album, So Long John Fante, in the UK this May.
Glen’s got rhythm: Glen Hansard will release his debut solo album on June 15th. Rhythm Repose will feature contributions by Marketa Irglova, Sam Amidon and others.
Here’s Rufus: Rufus Wainwright will play Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens with a full band on July 18th. Tickets on sale now.
I can’t record a song unless I have a special hat on my head

– Thanks for that strange and unexpected mental image, Lionel Richie