The title Why Dylan Matters, professor Richard F. Thomas’ recent contribution to the ever-expanding field of Dylanology, is perhaps a bit of a misnomer. Thomas is a classicist who teaches a Harvard course on the relationship between Bob Dylan and … Continue reading Does Dylan Matter?: Richard F. Thomas’ Why Dylan Matters reflects on the literary importance of Dylan Richard F. Thomas’ Why Dylan Matters reflects on the literary importance of Dylan
In 1973, literary critic Harold Bloom articulated a new theory of poetry in his book, The Anxiety of Influence. Finding its basis in Freudian psychoanalytic theory, the book drew a parallel between the Oedipal relationship between the child and father, … Continue reading In Dialogue with the Irish Composer’s Collective Tn2’s Music Editor, Aine Palmer, discusses the history and achievements of the ICC.
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.
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world” W.B Yeats, ‘The Second Coming’ In late 2015, one of the cornerstones of teenybop culture collapsed, scattering its debris across the global pop stratosphere. This, my … Continue reading Five Directions the boys are… not back in town
Ah, autumn. That time of year when we don polo necks, wrap scarves a little tighter, break out the berets to warm our chilly ears, and indulge in the joy of kicking through multicoloured leaves. Of course, as young, intellectual … Continue reading Music for… Walking through Autumn Leaves and thinking about stuff For angsty October you
“Seduction is when the invitation is better than the party itself”, Annie Clark — otherwise known by her stage moniker St. Vincent — says, looking deadpan at her out-of-shot interviewer. Though to believe blithely that Clark said this is flawed; … Continue reading MASSEDUCTION – Album Review
●●●●● “Aromanticism/aromantic – having no interest or desire for romantic relationships.” It seems to be an intentional irony, then, that Moses Sumney’s debut release celebrates the value of solitude with an album drenched in the traditional signifiers of love. From … Continue reading Moses Sumney’s “Aromanticism” – Review Moses Sumney’s debut release celebrates the value of solitude with an album drenched in the traditional signifiers of love.
Last Friday, the RTE National Symphony Orchestra opened their new season at the National Concert Hall with an evening that encapsulates what we can expect in the months to come. Led by the new principal guest conductor of the season, … Continue reading A New Season with the NSO The RTE National Symphony Orchestra give a glimpse of what to expect in the forthcoming months with their season opening at the NCH last Friday.
I had never been to The Bowery before this Monday evening just past. Rathmines hasn’t been a regular haunt for me since my first year Halls days when Toast occupied its place near the Swan Centre. Apparently, the bar has … Continue reading Oktoberfest begins at The Bowery An eclectic week of live music at the Rathmines pub
You got through Freshers’ weekend flitting around each others’ apartments, but now that you’ve started to get a gang together, it’s your turn to host. You’ve been trying to gauge the vibes music-wise at other gaffs, but it’s been carnage … Continue reading Music For . . . Your Hall’s Prinks’ Playlist Getting the perfect pre-drinks vibe can be a toughie.
I had never been to The Bowery before last night. Rathmines hasn’t been a regular haunt for me since my first year Halls days when Toast occupied its place near the Swan Centre. Apparently, the bar has been in … Continue reading Oktoberfest at the Bowery If the opening night is anything to go by, expect an eclectic week of live music at the Rathmines pub.
Dublin wears its culture proudly. Our streets boast plaques commemorating every Ulyssian step of Leopold Bloom, walls are emblazoned with Maser’s murals, and, at this time of year, we prepare for the annual Culture Night, when the city gets to … Continue reading Homegrown: Discovering Music / Discovering Dublin Dublin wears its culture proudly. Our streets boast plaques commemorating every Ulyssian step of Leopold Bloom, walls are emblazoned with Maser’s murals, and, at this time of year, we prepare for the annual Culture Night, when the city gets to showcase the best it has to offer.