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Its been awhile since The Pale played Kilkenny, so it was good to see them back and this time playing the award winning venue that is John Cleere’s Bar & Theatre.To the delight of the crowd the band played all the hits and more and opting to have no support so they could play a …

Crash & the Crapenters

Crash and the Crapenters never disappoint, last night they brought their mayhem to Frankie’s Pizza.

Following cancellations in both 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 and the devastating floods in Northern New South Wales in March 2022, Bluesfest came back in its’ 33rd iteration, bigger and better than ever. A large contingent of Australian artists were named in the initial artist announcements, with Bluesfest committing to getting the music industry …

Harlem Shuffle are fast becoming one of our favourite labels specialists in killer reggae reissues and the brilliant Hot Sauce compilation we reviewed a while back. They’re back with a volume 2 of the series, this time dedicated to the Trojan label and its associated UK labels, namely Amalgamated, Beverley’s Records, Blue Cat, Clan Disk, …

Los Angeles-based ska/punks Matamoska are bringing you a special FREE LIVE STREAM on Saturday, May 22nd. Music kicks off at 8pm PST, Watch it Live at mygrito.net  Based in Los Angeles’, Matamoska are considered “OG’s” of the current ska/punk revival and movement. Matamoska has developed a dedicated following locally and internationally, propelling them to appearances/tour support spots with legendary ska acts such as Reel Big Fish, …

In my formative years I was madly in love with what is termed as the second wave of ska – bands like The Specials, Madness and The Beat. There was a third wave which didn’t move me much, but if The Spitfires represent a fourth wave, then welcome back. ‘Life Worth Living’ is quite frankly …

In the eighties Madness were massive; kids loved ’em, your gran loved ’em. They scored hit after hit. While The Specials were personifying the grim zeitgeist of Thatcherite Britain in a parked car, Madness were dressing as garden gnomes and swinging from high wires. They were the nutty boys who became the lost boys, and …

Ahead of their tenth studio album While We’re At It, mixed by Grammy ward winning producer Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Lucero, The Bouncing Souls, The Gaslight Anthem), ska punks The Mighty Mighty BossToneS have revealed the first track to be released from it, Wonderful Day for the Race, with vocalist Dicky Barrett saying …

Noisy London three piece Amber had a motto upon entering the recording studio. “If it can’t be done live, it can’t be done”. It was from this motto that their latest single ‘David Dimbleby’ was born. As lead singer Ben Kelly explains: “There’s only three of us and we want to sound not just big, …