Salutes you, sir: Dave Grohl of Nirvana on McCurtain Street, Cork, when the band played at Sir Henrys, supporting Sonic Youth, in August 1991. Photograph: Siobhan O’Mahony/UCC

The Mekons played at Sir Henrys on Sunday, February 6th, 1994. It was my first night DJ’ing at the venue. Hardly anyone was there for the first hour o(...)

The music industry ain’t what it used to be when a band with a legacy like Echo & the Bunnymen’s has to finance albums via PledgeMusic. That do(...)

New days: The Saturdays  on stage at Oxegen 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Everything changes, and this maxim applies even to the most famous Irish musical bacchanalia of modern times. But this year’s Oxegen festival, whic(...)

He’s a man with a reputation for speaking his mind, so it comes as no surprise that Ian McCulloch is forthright in his opinions on young indie band(...)