Now I always say bands are lickable but this is beyond anything I coulda dreamed of. Loreana Rushe does dolly-pixtures of Grand Pocket Orchestra in a veritable e-number tartrazine scrumptious overload…
Grand Pocket Orchestra play Antics at Crawdaddy tomorrow night and DJ at No Disko on Friday. Good buzz? Deadly buzz! But next week they do The utter-deadly Windmill in Brixton, London (they’re really hot on Irish bands)…before heading to shows in New York and then on to Canadian Music Week in Toronto. That’s one hella sugar rush!
You will of course recognise Paul Noonan of Bellx1 who was secretly in situ in Bewleys yesterday for a once-off private performance for Hot Press competition winners. All very hush-shush and lovely I hear.
While Friday night previously saw the launch of Heritage Centre‘s EP The City, The Tree and The Fox:
And the lady has been busy – there’s a great archive of all her Hot Press pics taking shape. Gwan and gander!
Ruth Medjber AKA The Ledj was in attendance at the latest Club AC30 Dublin in Whelans and true to form, her shots are only bloody magnificent. Here we have Gazz Carr of Butterfly Explosion and their first gig in a while and although Whelans continuing sound problems marred their set the reception was warm. Looking forward to St Patrick’s weekend
‘Em check MySpace albums for more – they’re a veritable rock calendar of top concerts in the last few months. Aside from snapping live pics for Hot Press, Ms Medjber also has a tidy line of neat freelance shoots going on the side, including CODES‘ upcoming album promo and new emos on the block Romanov’s Goodbye. I think she should get a blog and show off her talents in all their glory. Anyone agree?
“Due to name duplication with a Canadian country rock band, Dry County have become Alias Empire.The band feel their new name better represents the sound and music they are producing and hope that the change will put an end to any confusion caused by the previous moniker.”
New music in the MySpace player – Coffee Cup and Boys Have Had Enough – got the AE treatment and there’s still plenty of the crisp signature electronica that propelled 2007′s Unexpected Falls to high accolade. They certainly seem to have spent a choice amount on props in this latest promo shoot, up for public viewing on their profile or you can check out more photos by Dublin snapper Mark Duggan on his White Noise Visuals site.
Anyone get a nifty new camera for Christmas? Anyone lose theirs?!
If you’re fed up with having nothing to do, here y’are. Change? is open for submissions until January 15th. It’s an interesting project addressing unused potential in Dublin brought to you by the same minds behind Hideaway Records and Roll Up Your Sleeves, the critically-acclaimed 2008 documentary examining DIY Counterculture.
Photographer – person who takes photos. Fire off an email and get involved, it’s a positive and interesting project, one that could shed some insight on how to move ahead. “Year of the Recession” has already become the most over-used phrase of 2009…on day 6. What’s really being done to inspire and encourage our culture? Do you see endless waste of space and resources or a lack of amenities?
The point is not high maintenance or obtuse art, just vision. What you see, what you think we need. Free music for all, more than one penned-in skatepark? An ice rink that doesn’t cost a family €45? Empty orchestra halls or scores of people at gaff gigs?
It’s your city too.