An Evening with Halestorm hit Dublin’s 3Olympia. On this tour Halestorm have chosen to support themselves with an opening acoustic set, tonight that set consists of seven songs.Heart of NovocaineRaise Your HornsParachutesI’m Not An AngelWhiskey in the Jar (Thin Lizzy cover)Better Sorry Then Safe (with Piece of my Heart mixed in)Mz. Hyde. Lzzy opened this …

The throng gathered in Whelans, Dublin tonight for a night of pop punk and a sold out show for headline act Crown the King, but first up are Galway band Light Grey. Light Grey a third wave pop punk band drawing elements of emo and hip hop to create an effervescent energy all of their …

I headed to The Grand Social in Dublin last night for a night of Punk with London band Wonk Unit and two Irish bands, Strangers with Guns and Bar Tape. Unfortunately I didn’t get into venue till half way through the opening act Bar Tape, due to a door time change which lucky enough I …

BIG IMAGE are going large on the cinematic CHANEY REMIX of their euphoric indie dance banger CRAZIER. Making a bigger giant out of an already huge tune, singer George Johnson says of the remix: “We’re massive fans of Chaney’s music, so when he reached out to remix Crazier, we knew it would be a match …

(Photo Credit: Donald Milne) Following the release of their critically acclaimed 10th album, Endless Arcade last year, TEENAGE FANCLUB will be hitting the road for a string of shows across the UK + Ireland.  Full dates can be found below. Support will come from Norway’s Frøkedal & Familien.  Endless Arcade is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s album Here released in 2016 …

Last night saw a Kilkenny take over of upstairs at Whelan’s Dublin with three acts playing to a packed venue.First up on stage was solo act St John of God opening his 30 minutes set with anacoustic version of Nirvanas “Heart Shaped Box” to the crowds delight, after which he says, thatwas going to be …

Last night saw Echo and the Bunnymen arrive to Dublin’s 3Olympia for their show Celebrating 40 years of magical songs. The stage backlit and set in a blanket of thick smoke, and the band take to the stage, opening the night with Going Up / Show of Strength. Ian asks at this point what time …

Tonight a large throng (including us here at Backseat Mafia) gathered 3Arena Dublin for the start of Simply Reds long awaited Blue Eyed Soul tour, and opening up the night is soul star Mica Paris who treats the audience to a set spanning her career as well as tracks from her latest album. Nearing the …

The third night of December sounds in St Canice’s Cathedral, presented by Rollercoaster Records (Kilkenny’s primary record shop and meeting place for Kilkenny’s music heads), was in aid of both Amber Women’s Refuge & The O’ Neill Centre. The line was initially announced as Elise/Lemon Cello/Malojian/Seamus Fogarty & special guest , the news of which …

Ian said:“Tonight i was back at Upstairs Whelan’s to see Dani Larkin, one of Irelands most exciting artists emerging on the contemporary and alt folk scene. Opening the night with a short set was Brona Keogh who, while in-between songs, would get lost in her own conversations. These proved to be quite funny, really warming …