“Le festival des Marionnettes arrive”. Marionnette… Musical words tend to linger. Memories start to materialise, but then bleed into the next. Some fleeting and nebulous; the trancing Truly Scrumptious, hoodwinking the Baron as a wind-up doll in a music box… … Continue reading Marionnette, ou Marie Honnête? Normandy’s CRéAM puts a modern twist on a treasured tradition, writes Aifric Doherty.
The news that The Gloaming will extend their residency in the National Concert Hall next spring by adding a further three dates was surely met with glee by fans across the country. After all, the initial dates, running from the … Continue reading The Gloaming announce further National Concert Hall dates Upon announcement of three more NCH concerts next spring, Áine Palmer looks into the success of Martin Hayes’ trad supergroup.
●●●●● A man returns to his hometown to determine if his brother’s disappearance is somehow connected to a bizarrely sinister children’s television show in Channel Zero. If this sounds familiar to you, don’t be surprised. Syfy’s newest horror anthology show … Continue reading Don’t Miss Syfy’s “Channel Zero” Based on “Candle Cove” by Blank Label Comics’ Kris Straub, we follow psychologist Mike Painter (Paul Schneider) as he solves the mystery of his brother’s death.
Goodstock: We Deserve Better Girlfriend, Over Being Under, Natures, and Regret Will Come @ Drop Dead Twice ●●●●○ TW: Sexual Assault. This gathering of local Dublin bands was an act of defiance against the alleged misconduct that led to the cancellation … Continue reading ‘Goodstock’: a music event that says “We Deserve Better” Girlfriend, Over Being Under, Natures, and Regret Will Come played the Drop Dead Twice venue on November 16th, with all donations from the gig going to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
There’s a simultaneous feeling of excitement and dread amongst fans of The Smiths when we hear that Morrissey is releasing a new album. Excitement at the thought that maybe, just maybe, we might get a repeat of Vauxhall and I … Continue reading Morrissey’s Low in High School Review
Arguably the epitome of the bubblegum-pop days of the mid-to-late noughties sound is the fun, happy-go-lucky English pop-rock band Scouting for Girls. Remarkably, their self-titled debut is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. To celebrate, the trio has come out … Continue reading Ten Add Ten: The Very Best of Scouting for Girls A vault of pop nostalgia worth investigating?
Information overload is a serious issue. Social media has become a plague, infecting every facet of our lives, and as our phones buzz away, our minds can constantly wander. Maybe I’m the exception and not the rule, but if you … Continue reading App Review: Pushbullet
It all started with a dream… This is the premise for the Thom Browne spring/summer 2018 fashion show, one of the most controversial and extraordinary of the season. In the enchanting location of the Hotel de Ville in Paris, the … Continue reading Thom Browne SS18
●●●●○ Despite his status as creator of Ireland’s most beloved painting, Irish nineteenth-century watercolourist Frederic William Burton is often a forgotten figure. While The Meeting on the Turret Stairs has been widely acclaimed, his other works evoke significantly less recognition. The … Continue reading Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art The National Gallery of Ireland’s latest major exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to discover the impressive career of this home-grown talent, alongside works of friends, contemporaries and masters.
●●○○○ The title of Louise White’s production at the Project Arts Centre connotes a grim narrative that may deter a lot of people from paying to see it. However, This is the Funeral of Your Life begins on an uplifting, … Continue reading “This Is The Funeral Of Your Life” – review Death is a jumbled mess that few of us truly understand, much like this play.
●●●●○ If visited in a rush, Beyond the Three Perfections, running in the Coach House of Dublin Castle Gardens until December 8th, seems utterly conventional. Sponsored by the Office of Public Works, featuring President Higgins’ verses and aimed at celebrating … Continue reading Beyond the Three Perfections – review Linking poetry, calligraphy and painting.
●●●●● David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors recently referred to the community of independent rock as mostly “miming a codified set of sounds and practices whose significance is inherited rather than discovered reflective of the world as we experience it now.” … Continue reading King Krule’s “The Ooz” Finally Gets Us Excited for Indie Rock While none of its inspirations are hard to decipher, these sounds come together like a collage that looks as a whole entirely different from its embodied parts.