Friday 22 May 2009

Babaluga - My Paradise

If the Italian cast of Grange Hill made a pop record.

While I'm at it here is the original Grange Hill and their venture into heavy set message pop with sax solos, slap basses galore.

Wednesday 20 May 2009

Cosmic Charlie - The Invisible College (They're Giving It Away No.19)

"Smoked out child star tape anthems, songs to hold his hand too".
"This is Cosmic Charlie 11 in a series of 25 tapes made to be the secret soundtracks to my summer of love... music for brotherless children."
More joyous fuzz ambientance from a truly wonderful label "Night People Records". Cosmic Charlie is a one man tape jams, thats part D. Johnston, part C. Manson. He mostly goes by the name The Savage Young Taterbug and has a super sweet tape out under that moniker.

Download Cosmic Charlie - The Invisible College
Buy The Savage Young Taterbug - "Boys of the Feather" C20

Tuesday 19 May 2009

Live At The Box Social, Trails, The Saurus, Matthew Doyle, Sat 30 of May

box social poster
The 8th Box social show, a straight up "Rock" show, while the most rock band show Ive organised so far thats not full on noise.

Winners of the inaugural Nobel Prize for Rock n' Roll, Trails will excite the eardrums of even the most ardent musical fascists. The London based six piece acknowledges disparate influences such as The Rolling Stones, Def Leppard and Dire Straits. Singer Judas Concubine says: "We just do our thing y'know.... We're essentially a link in a longer chain... the Stones, Kinks, Pistols, Oasis, Nickleback,Trails... who'll be next I can't say, but you know they'll be really
important for, like, everyone.... I'm not saying we're currently the world's best or most important band, but undeniably there's no one else these days who could fill our, y'know... shoe?" Notable for all the right reasons, Trails has established itself through anthemic rock-a-thons like "World of You and Me", "Everyone is Saved", "So Long (So Long)" and many more. The dual guitar work of John Rival and Marc DeNeaux, Paul Nadger's straight-as-a-dye bass playing,the thunderous drumming of Thomas McGhahaughahannahan and
the majestical synth playing of Rudo Svelte all combine to build a stunning platform of rock supermacy for Judas Concubine's soaring vocals and life-affirming lyricism.

The Saurus.
A mysterious two piece from Donegal and Derry that help simmer down heightening tensions on the Foyleside with their noise hurdy gurdy Donavon covers back in 2002 that even brought a tear to Michael Gira's dreary eye . After a lengthy career break, they are now back and more blazin than ever, playing a mix of time tested crowd favourites and just plain old white noise.

Matthew Doyle,
With the spunk of Barman, , Perkins and Lomax, dubliner Matthew Doyle was been slowly carving out his own style of post palace blues over that last few years.

Live At The Box Social
Saturday 30th of May
€4 suggested donation (To help feed and booze up the acts playing.)
Bring Your Own Dang Booze

Address: The Shed behind No. 236 South Circular Road, Dublin 8.
Directions: 19 or 122 bus (leaves from O'Connell St heading south), get off at the Mosque (ask driver) and continue in same direction as bus up to the crossroads, take a right down donore avenue and take the first right down a small lane. The Box Social is the third door on the right! See google map link below.

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can't stand It from Christopher Chambers on Vimeo.

N..Y.C.'S Finest hynotic girl and girl two piece are playing live tonight for the three time in Ireland in under a year at the Academy 2, 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1,8pm €16.50

Get some blazin' MP3s here.

Saturday 16 May 2009

Minivan Highway

If there was ever a band I would become a groupie for, I think I found it.

Minivan Highway.mp3

Thursday 14 May 2009

Wednesday 13 May 2009

Stuart Murdoch New Solo Works

I feel an other strong bout of belle and sebastianitis coming on. Well this is Murdoch's solo stuff,Please God Help The Girl . He does abit of a 6ths on it and get in random folks in to sing.

Tuesday 12 May 2009

This Friday

Skinny Wolves Presents


Patrick Kelleher and the Cybill Shepherds

Dublin Duck Dispensary

Friday 15th May
Whelans (Upstairs), Camden St, Dublin
Doors 8.00pm / Tickets priced 12,50e

Monday 11 May 2009

Eddy Current Suppression Ring

The best punk rock band I've heard this year.Bang boom boom garage rock with Mark E. Aussie spewing out streams of consciousness vocals. The second album "Primary Colours" is a one hell of a joyous listen, it will have you freewheelin' all day long.

Eddy Current Suppression Ring - - Colour Television.mp3
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Which Way To Go.mp3
Buy Primary Colours LP

Saturday 9 May 2009

Play Him Off Keyboard Cat

Lots more over at Play Him Off Keyboard

Wednesday 6 May 2009


Nothing better than a bride of Christ shooting men in the back in glorious slow-mo.
The clip is taken from Abel Ferrara 1981 effort.

Friday 1 May 2009

The Caretaker - A Stairway To The Stars (2001) [They're Giving It Away No.18]

"The Caretaker project began in late 1996, undoubtedly inspired from the ballroom scene in Stanley Kubrick's "Shining". The first release played and extended this theme of altering 1920's and 1930's ballroom music creating an eerie and haunted soundworld. Subsequently the sound has become darker and often more abstract over time, moving away from the initial idea of a haunted ballroom into territories involving the mind and its abilities to recall memories." - Last FM

As expected from anything connected to Vvm, its slowed down and full of ring mod. On recent trip to "festering fescos", they turned a mundane outing into a magic carpet ride, full of wonder, dread and toilet cleaner.You can get it for free from Vvm test recordings site below. Wonderful stuff indeed.

Download The Caretaker - A Stairway To The Stars LP (2001)