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Take That and partaaaay!

Review coming soon after Solo goes to see the boys in Croke Park on June 13….

The ’80s are back with Ladyhawke

The Academy, February 5, 2009 It all started over an idle Tuesday lunch with a friend in the Dandelion in Dublin 2. Having bent the ears off my lunch buddy (by moaning about how my social life had become an unchanging snore fest) I was invited to attend a Ladyhawke gig at the Academy. Raging […]

Hit the road Jack

Shauna Rahman takes in the Jack Daniel’s experience at the recent launch of The JD Set, which encourages unsigned bands to perform live and win a variety of career launching prizes. Jack Daniel’s competition for unsigned bands in Ireland, The JD Set, was officially launched recently by Hugh Cornwell, formerly of The Stranglers, in Crawdaddy […]

To kill a mockingbird

Shauna Rahman looks back at the highly-awaited The Killers/Bloc Party concert, which was hardly a Carlsberg moment. “Mockingbirds are a group of New World passerine birds from the Mimidae family,” according to Wikipedia. “They are best known for the habit of mimicking the songs of other birds, often loudly and in rapid succession”. This is […]

Autumn/winter gigs

Solo’s top music slots to help you through those colder months… August Thursday, August 21: Bloc Party supporting the Killers in Marley Park (or as I like to put it – The Killers supporting Bloc Party). September Friday, Saturday, Sunday – September 5, 6 and 7: Cois Farraige. Check out indie rock at its best […]

Madness – welcome to their house

Tripod, June 18, 2008 There was nothing about this gig that wasn’t excellent. Held in the Tripod on Harcourt Street (which is a very impressive venue), it was almost an unlikely place for such a band. The Tripod itself is a venue designed to comfortably house the crowd who had joined in the fun. Most […]

Westlife – boyband or karaoke kings?

Croke Park, June 1, 2008