Mac Miller:  the Pittsburgh rapper  died on  September 7th, 2018, at his home in California’s San Fernando Valley. He was 26. Photograph: J. Emilio Flores/The New York Time

Mac Miller, the popular Pittsburgh rapper who died in September at 26, suffered an accidental fatal overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol, accordi(...)

Kildare rap duo Tebi Rex

It was dark out and I was riding home in a far-too-packed Luas that, from the smell of cheap alcohol and sweat, was determined to destroy my remaining(...)

Thundercat. Photograph: Rich Fury/Getty Images for FYF

No matter how good the line-up is, the purchase of a Forbidden Fruit ticket is always loaded with worry, because the Irish June bank holiday is a tric(...)

Fans enjoying the Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

This is it. Summer has arrived in Ireland and to mark this special event, the Forbidden Fruit Festival has added some sunshine to the line-up. The gro(...)

Bloom 2018 at the Phoenix Park has an eclectic mix of stunning show gardens, tantalising food features and fun for all the family. Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography

BELFAST AVA Festival S13 Warehouse and the Mac, Belfast, June 1st-2nd avafestival.com This audio-visual arts (ava) festival and conference is wh(...)

The bouncy pop electronics of Soulé’s ‘Troublemaker’ could pop off dance floors at any time

Over two hours and 59 minutes, Spotify crystallises the fresh Irish rhythms currently bumping beneath the nation’s concrete pavements and in subterran(...)

Summber vibe: Electric Picnic, in Co Laois in September. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With more than 30 music festivals across Ireland between April and the end of September, there’s one for almost every age, county and g(...)

Flower Boy might lack the raw power of some of Tyler’s first batch of tracks, but it reestablishes why we need him out here right now

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All could barely have scorched the Academy with any more heat if they’d doused the stage in kerosene and sparked up a m(...)

It’s beginning to look like there was an Anderson .Paak masterplan after all. After releasing one of the albums of the year (Malibu) and striking the(...)

2015 is proving to be a bumper year for hip-hop from all quarters with landmark, groundbreaking releases left, right and centre. As they’v(...)

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