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Three-way – I’m in charge, you do what I say! The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – What’s pretty good, what’s pretty bad and what’s not pretty at all! The End Is Nigh! You and everybody you know are about to kick that bucket. You’re Hired! The economy is on the rocks, jobs are scarce.. where should you look? We have the answers. It’s the Picnic! We take a peek at some of what the picnic has to offer, including an interview with Florence & The Machine. clubbing Electric Picnic this year returns to Stradbally Hall in County Laois for another weekend of absolute madness in what will be its fifth year in existence on the Irish festival scene. This festival is first in our lil' round-up for a reason and that's because it's 100% handsdown the best thing the Irish have ever done, 1916 included. For those that haven't been before and are curious, the reason we love Electric Picnic so much is because of the lengths and the detail the organizers go to in order to make sure you have the weekend of your life. You buy your ticket, you get your money’s worth. Simple as. Unlike other large Irish festivals that simply plonk 5 stages in a field and decorate them with burger vans, the picnic goes the whole hog. First off, the venue itself is amazing. The sheer beauty of the countryside sets the tone from the start. Add to that the awe-inspiring Body & Soul village, the mad casinos, novelty churches, fossets circus, art installations.... we haven't even mentioned the music yet... and you might start to see why we love Electric Picnic. As our review of last year’s festival said "The settings are pimped to such extremes as to nearly guarantee an instant sensory overload and are followed up by an amazing array of extra activities and things to do, see, hear and take part in, to such extents that before you arrive you must pre-accept the fact that you're going to miss 75% of everything that went on. The 25% you will squeeze in however, will blow your mind.."

Clubbing, clubbing, clubbing! We take a peek.

Five non-musical things not to miss:

Body & Soul: Pretty much the coolest place on the planet, with the exception of inside my pants, of course. It’s very easy to wander in here at night and not leave at all. Amazing! The Comedy Tent: Great for just lounging around during the day, drinking beer and laughing your little hole off. Unless the comedian in question is shite in which case… you can leave! It’s the picnic, there is loads of other stuff on. Lucent Dossier: The world renowned performance art troupe, Lucent Dossier crawls once again out of the LA underground arts & music scene with their interactive Water Show. A 1960s Treehouse Jungle World complete with water stage, rope ladders, unique aerial apparatuses and wild eccentric characters. Arcadia: Each year Arcadia has looked more and more

like a jaw dropping set from a Mad Max movie and this year they will we be taking it to a new level with a unique space-aged 360 degree venue complete with robots and junk metal art installations, circus acts, trapeze performers, and fire spinners. This year Electric Picnic will be the only festival, aside from Glastonbury, that will host Arcadia’s impressive structure. Robots? Trapeze artists? Fire spinning? Sounds dull enough to me… The OFFY! I always forget there is an off-license at this. I’m a sap. I know it’s only an off-license, and it only sells cans. I can get cans anywhere… and for cheaper too. But it’s the picnic! Yah! The picnic. Oh right, I don’t really care about the off-license. I’m just excited about everything in general because it’s the picnic this weekend. Go on the picnic!!! Go on Jam!!! Go on sheep and stuff!!!

Live gigs – We talk to Finley Quaye ahead of his upcoming Dublin appearance as well as running through the best live gigs in Dublin for the month.

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The Irish flag will remain flying remained true to his school and has continuously kept I'mplace. justGranted, sittingit can in be front of my computer trying to write new vibe in the soul destroying when it's DJ notbrings really that kindaJagmysterious ofhasthing. It's more like a state of when Stephen Manning, another local his mixed edge to his character. Unabombers are one we you capture it to a you’re standing waiting for a drink while the bar is six-deep, but bag of house, disco, cosmic and boogie music, but it's not flowing so I'm just staring at a blank Logic are really looking forward to and should definitely set the scene mind.to the festival. Up go easy on the bar staff. Its not easy to serve drinks when to keep it somethi next are the combined forces of three notorious international for the headliner of the final night…Krafty Kuts, who will bring you’re locked! a festival… I’m notI'm looking five star, pageStill, at it’s the moment. stillforrecovering from last weekend playboys…Idiotproof, who will be bringing their twisted take his all-encompassing club style to the last few hours of the doing. It's working just a good time! The Bacardi B-Live area always delivers that, house that is to sure to blossom and explode with every was pretty intense, so I needed aonfew days Bacardi B-Live arena at Electric Picnichave for 2009or with his A lot of the producers you’ve signed also you canwhich be certain… around the world stroke on the B-Live stage. Taking us into the evening will be blending beats and breaks that promise to bring the weekend recover and now I’m already preparing for another decent A. Skillz, one of the UK’s funkiest have beat-meisters, will be hadwho their owntolabels. So what do you think a more than upbeat close. Performing with the stellar line-up just performed wit Kicking off on the Friday evening with a set that will encompass showcasing his incredible talents; fusing funk, hip-hop and throughout theto weekend, willas be percussionist and producer, hip hop,weekend. funk, disco and Latin, Baz Hickey will start the party in makes attractive them an outlet? breaks with his unique style of scratching andFreerange mixing. Filthy Shovell. Better known as part of multi-platinum selling group,but M in quite a uniq the Bacardi B-Live Arena at 5.00pm. Baz will be followed by Dukes will then take to the stage and bring us into the night People, Shovell, a renowned percussionist should make surewhile we were pla UK, dance act, Horse Meat Disco, a collective who are zone. These guys used to be DJs, now they are in band and things stay as on-tempo as possible throughout the weekend. Was weekend dedicated to celebrating the 100th dedicated to thethe industry of human happiness. We interviewed Foragain anand artist like Degiorgio it makes complete sense for this performance they will be DJs their set will KirkSee orchestra. We are you on the dancefloor… these guys before their gig in Wax last month, check it out at be packed with bleeping, poppingto analogue shakedowns. else handle the business side so that he release of Freerange Records? let somebody PHONiC.ie for an idea what to expect from them group. UK soon as well. It's n Toddla T (aka Tom Bell) has exploded onto the dance circuit Beatbox Champion, Beardyman is up next. A tirelessly can concentrate on making music. But there’s also an smaller clubs and in the last year and is very much the newjust bad boy on the innovative performer, there are not many festivals throughout so it is no and surprise picked him to headline Last weekend I played in Panorama Barblock in Berlin inthat Bacardi appeal in that we’re a tough label to pin down so we offer bigger crowds. Ireland and the UK that he hasn’t performed at this summer. the B-Live stage for Saturday and bring his unique take on Headlining the Bacardiso B-Live stage and the first Hungary, it was justensuring a really busy weekend. But yes, we digital dancehall and rudeboy electronics to the for arena. freedom producers to put out something that might be night, sets the pace for the rest of the weekend is Stewart having celebrations for the 100th release. We outside of their usual style. Rowell are and Louis Gaston,some better known as the Streetlife DJ’s. Your DJ dates ha have a monthly night in AKA and on March 1stdaywe are B-Live at Electric Picnic will be The final of Bacardi on the label, but Day two and the opening duties will be looked after by local opened by Calvin James, where he will no doubt be mixing going quite big around partyDublin withatquitehip-hop, a lotjazz, of techno Freerange Dublin DJ, Davidto De have Valera who is wellaknown When like Dave ‘Switch’ Taylor suddenly and house without the somebody use of headdifferent artists o this stage for his silky looks and even silkier skills onso the it decks artists coming down to play, should be a nice family phones. He will be followed by UKbecomes dance act, Disco Blood- hot property, can it get competitive such (My mum thinks he’s Gorgeous), if you’ve been lucky enough gathering. trying to get him to still make music for you? We do veer from it can be difficult. Yes, it does. But I’m sure as soon as he has something allow myself to dip You have recently said that deep house is coming back he’ll bring it to us. We put out Dave’s first Switch record it’s a bigger club t to people's ears. Does that mean that people have but we’re not expecting him to turn down the high profile tougher tracks tha missed some emotion in clubs? What's the future for work that’s currently being put his way. Although I know it? that he’s not going to want to do, like, P Diddy record Jimpster plays th 11pm. Don’t mis Jamie Odell aka Jimpster has been producing, remixing and DJing for the last 17 years and co-running his Freerange Records (voted Best British Label 2007) label for the last 13 of those. With an emphasis on the deeper end of electronic house music but not afraid to stray from the path, he retains an old school approach that has seen him rise from obscurity into the undergrounds mainstream over the last few years (a contradiction in terms, but you know what I mean!). We had a quick chat with him in the run up to his forthcoming appearance in the POD later this month…

Live, clubbing & weekly listings

Welcome to PHONiC issue three! As they say, three is the magic number and with that in mind we’ve filled this months issue with… no magic. Which is good news for people who hate magic, but not so good news for all those unemployed magicians out there. We feel your pain, we really do. Not to worry though, you’ll pull something out of the bag, or the hat, or whatever. If it’s a job you’re after, have a look at our recommended jobs in this months “you’re hired” article. It could be just what you’re looking for. If you have a job already, well done! As you all know, they’re extremely hard times out there at the minute, you’ve done really well to hold down that nine to five. That’s why it’s with regret that I inform you that you’re about to die. In fact, everybody is. It’s all explained in “The end is nigh” but be quick, the end of the world might arrive before you get a chance to read it. We really hope you enjoy issue three as much as we enjoyed invoicing all our advertisers, no wait, sorry. We really hope you enjoy issue three as much as we enjoyed making it for you. Join us next month for issue four or log onto PHONiC.ie for our daily blog! Enjoy…

Ollie Teeba is one half of the excellent Herbaliser, one of the more purely hip-hop-oriented acts on Ninja Tune's roster of sample-based pocket-funk. Combining deft midtempo beats, well-chosen jazz and funk figures, sparse scratching, and even the odd rap, Herbaliser bridge the gap between dusty B-side instrumental hip-hop and London's new school of beat scientists. Formed by Ollie Teeba and Jake Wherry in the early '90s, Herbaliser, unlike many of London's abstract beat scene's big-name artists, trace their roots to American jazz and funk (Roy Ayers, Johnny Pate, Ramsey Lewis), as well as old-school hip-hop (particularly of the New York variety -Grandmixer D.ST, Sugarhill, Jungle Brothers). A bass player in acid jazz/funk group the Propheteers, Wherry met local DJ Teeba in South London, where they both lived. The pair assembled a few tracks in Wherry's tiny studio, which they subsequently passed to Ninja Tune bosses Matt Black and Jonathan More (aka Coldcut) in a club. The group were signed to the label shortly after.

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Don’t cry, panic, scream or holler Yes, I said don’t holler (for all the yanks in the audience). There is no need for panic, no need to cry, absolutely no need to make a scene. It’s September. The summer is officially over. It was amazing, wasn’t it? The weather was beautiful, nobody moaned about not having any money, the festivals were not muddy at all. We all won the lotto, Ghandi came back to life, blah, blah, blah. No. So it rained all summer, and now that the summer is over it’s going to rain all winter. As I said, don’t panic. The arrival of autumn (we all know its winter) is good news. Now when its shit weather outside… its supposed to be! So the world will be at one with itself. Hurrah! Christmas is on the way, Hurrah! There are festivals you can go to all year long (look inside for Southport weekender in November), Hurrah! Now that’s its getting dark early we don’t have to look at the ugly people on out street when we arrive home from work, Hurrah! You see? It’s not all that bad. The correct weather, a fat jolly man in a suit, more festivals and no ugly people after work. FUCK YOU, SUMMER! HURRAH!

Get yourself to Absolute Fringe / September 5th – 20th No, it’s not the annular Irish hairdresser’s conference, its Irelands most exiting arts festival! Not including the community games of course. This year they say they have a barge, a bush, a French diva chocolate cake, gorillas, snakes, a show in a supermarket, contortionists, the sassiest hoola hooper in the world, robots, lions and Manchán Magan in a dress brandishing a chainsaw. What about Annie? Oliver Twist even? All this crazy cool cutting-edge theatre is all well and good, but you have to have the classics… no? Definitely not! There is nothing classic or done before about Absolute Fringe. Everything you’ll see is fresh and exiting and the honest, it’s September. It’s getting darker and it’s still raining. Throw yourself a lifeline and check out Absolute Fringe 2009. It might just save your life (probably wont though).

You have been evicted. For those of you who didn’t watch Big Brother all summer, well done on having a life. For those that did… an awkward hello to you. It’s over this week. Everyone has been evicted, everyone has left the house. Now, its time for you to do the same. GET OUT OF THAT GAFF OF YOURS! The Irish trend over the last few years is staying in. As every taxi driver in the land will tell you “there’s too many foreigners driving taxis”… oh no, sorry. I mean “Staying in is the new going out, don’t you know?”. Staying in? Down with that. As we have been publicising the last two issues, drink is getting cheaper in a lot of places. If it’s not getting cheaper in your local, go somewhere it is. All over Dublin this month there are loads of great live gigs, DJs, Absolute Fringe, Yes Festival or even just stuff like the cinema, bowling, restaurants etc. Loads of places are desperate for custom and dropping their prices rock bottom to get it. Take advantage, get out and enjoy the dark months for not a lot of cash. Your house won’t mind, it’s made out of brinks and doesn’t have actual feelings… I assume.

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RTE’s Sarah & Steve

Lockerby bomber Freed

Ryan Turbridy on The Late Late

Frazer Fraz from all over that interwebby thing on the computer bags himself a role in RTE’s new Sarah & Steve show. It’s by the makers of the world’s worst program, Dan & Becs, which used to actually kill people that watched it. But this looks great. Set in Tallaght, it’s a similar idea but it looks to have comedy on its side. If you don’t know Frazer, type his name into Youtube. As they say in Galway… It’s like, funny, like. Will RTE finally do something right?

259 people killed on the plane (everyone) and 11 civilians killed on the ground. One of the bombers gets compassionate leave after serving only eight years of his life sentence. That’s two weeks served for each murder. This seems fairly mental to me. I understand he has Cancer, but compassionate leave after murdering 270 people? Really? Some say the evidence against him was never that strong, some say he didn’t do it, some say he was framed. If that’s the case, he shouldn’t have been convicted in the first place.

This should be good. Going from Ireland’s most boring man, to Ireland’s ugliest man! Never mind presenting the show, he could probably broadcast it too with those ears. Two massive satellite dishes strapped to the side of his head. He looks like a car coming down the road with both the doors open…

Oasis split up Again. Hopefully for good this time! Twogood albums back in 90s shouldn’t mean you keep inflicting yourselves on us. Liam, you’re a wanker, and you’re shit at what you do. Goodbye. Lisbon treaty Back for another shot. Don’t let the first time put you off, they’ve changed the bits we were opposed to this time around. Lisbon is good for business and essential if you want to be rolling around in a bed of fresh European Union €100 bills anytime soon. And it cures Cancer. Vote yes! LIDL & ALDI Yes, I am still loving you. €5 for a months worth of shopping? 20cent for five bottles of wine? Could this get any better?

Dj AM dies One of the only survivors in a plane crash twelve months ago, DJ AM was found dead from a drugs overdose in his apartment this month. Bit of final destination stuff in action? Such a shame to be given a second chance at life and lose it months later. On a side not, at least the aviation peeps can use the tag line “Plane crashes; Safer than crack” Dodgy Boxes Why won’t our TV companies just let us steal digital television in peace? Everyone has a dodgy box. It our god given right, it says it in the bible. “And god bestoeth thy dodgy box on the sheep, and thy TV was forever without toll”. Please television companies, stop changing the codes. I’m only going to find them again on the net, you’re making things hard for the both of us. I hate you. I’ll never pay you €80 a month for digital, so just give up.

X-factor Watching people moan about their dead relatives on X factor is cringe-worthy! I honestly can’t look at the telly when they’re crying. Why are you talking about your dead relatives on talent content? This is about singing. No death needed, just singing please. Charities Act 2009 As of today, 1st of September, it is now illegal to make and sell MASS CARDS without the permission of a Bishop. The max punishment for breaking this law is TEN YEARS in prison. Oh, how we all love Ireland in 2009. The year of the Mass card epidemic. This is actually fact, for anyone that doubts it. Crazy Irish fact.

Kerri Katona mad for the coke If there is one person I never thought would turn to drugs, it was Kerri. She was always so together, so calm, so normal, so visibly heath conscious. She’s line to herself if she thinks she is impressing anybody…


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Right now I look like a complete and utter spa. What expression does a complete and utter spa have? Exitment, shock, terror, determination, worry,

happiness and sadness… all at once. Well, in this case anyway. A cocktail of facial expressions 100% guaranteed to stop clocks, possibly even time itself if I’m not careful. You see, I should be dead. Squashed under a giant lump of debris from space or sitting in a corner somewhere with my arms falling off. But I’m not. I’m sitting here writing this in my boxers, with a giant fresh cream bun and a big mug of champagne, watching people in tracksuits from

Newcastle kicking the shit out of each other on daytime television. “Its nooo ma baby ya bitch!”. So I’m still alive. This is obviously great news, and it’s

what’s causing the happiness and the shock. I feel like celebrating because of it, so I am getting quite exited. I can’t believe I got myself so worried, and I’m determined not to do so again. Although, in this day and age with a world full of pain, natural disasters and worldwide disease, the Grim Reaper is

always just around the corner waiting to dish out a swift kick to the balls before laughing in your face and dancing on your freshly culled corpse. With that thought, along comes the terror, worry and sadness. The fact is, the human race is completely doomed. We’ve been doomed every few months now for as long as I can remember. Switch on the telly if you don’t believe me. TV3, weather looks grand. Discovery Channel, Bear Grylls eating his own poo. Sky

News, YOU’RE ALL GOING TO DIE! Surprise, surprise. Every few months, the latest threat emerges. A world killing disease or the nuclear threat that will finish us all, one last giant ecological disaster to wipe out the human race for good or an email virus that takes away your happiness and makes kids

pregnant. According to the experts at the time, they’re all dead certs. 100% guaranteed pandemonium within the week. Board up your windows, lock up

your granny and unplug the TV, death is at the door and he wants to dance. We’re constantly being told we’re on the way out, through the fast lane in most cases. But we’re still here and we just keep on breathing. Why the hell aren’t we dead yet? Whose baby is it? And how can I fix my face...

Bird Flu Ever seen a chicken sneeze? Have you fuck. Back in 1997 the world’s media announced the newest strain of avian flu that was to kill us all. It would spread from poultry to humans and wipe us off the face of the planet within months. 11 years later and it seems not even birds can get bird flu, never mind us. To date, there is not one case of bird flu in Ireland. Or America for that matter, north or south. Same for Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The list goes on. In fact, its actually only reared its ugly head in six countries in total so far. Sure, both birds and people have died from it but I’m sure if you checked the facts you would find that people have died from things like smothering themselves by falling into a laminator, only to be found lying dead on the other side coated in a layer of shiny plastic. Now, I know the odds of catching the flu if it’s going around are slightly higher than you falling into a laminator, but if the little fat fella in the red jumper from Power City jumps on the telly tomorrow announcing a laminator sale and everyone runs out and gets one, does that mean we’re all going to die? Doubt it. Now with swine flu, the world is on the brink of death. This apparently is a fact. Swine flu has gripped the world with its terror and people are dropping like flies. All pork products must be boiled in Benylin before consumption and if you show any of signs of the flu, you must stop what you are doing and immediately cease to exist for fear of spreading the disease. If you aren’t quite sure how to stop existing then take plan B and lock yourself away at home, engaging in no human contact whatsoever. Some of you may live with family or friends... or even just people you don’t like, throw them out for their own safety. You have the swine flu for god’s sake! Whilst standing outside in the cold, they may catch the flu also. Don’t let them back in for fear of spreading the virus indoors. You might catch it twice. First and foremost when it comes to swine flu, you need to be scared. Everyone in the world could be dead next month, including you. If ever panic was a requirement, its now. Only this is all bullshit, isn’t it? Currently in the US it appears that for every thousand people who get infected, about forty people need admission to hospital and about one person dies. This is a still an aggressive virus, but no more so than the Flu viruses that change slightly every year or so before circulating around the world, boosting the sale of Lucozade and daytime telly viewer figures ten fold. The world currently has “the fear” when it comes to swine flu, but in reality if you contract the virus you can shake it just as easily as with the normal flu. Lash the medicine into you, stay warm, don’t be an eejit, sweat uncontrollably at night, cover yourself in snot, give it a few days and you’re better again! Don’t let the fear take over. Its only media hype. After all, if swine flu is really THAT bad, how come we haven’t heard about any pigs dying from it? That Bláthnaid off RTE hasn’t so much as sniffled on air! And if the way to beat the flu is apparently to stay warm, what about all those people who died in Mexico? It’s fucking roasting over there! My advice? If you get swine flu don’t bother staying at home. Instead, dress up like a pig and trot super-fast down Grafton Street whilst sneezing uncontrollably. You won’t get better, but at least you’ll have a laugh, and if you do die, at least you’ll die with a smile on your face. ACHHH-OOOO!

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Mobile Phones

A Giant Meteor

Has everybody forgotten mobile phones are supposed to kill us? Seven years ago the media were going crazy over the explosion of mobile phone use. Apparently, using a mobile phone made your head explode open with all sorts of tumours and radioactive animals falling out and laughing at your silly 1 mega pixel camera phone. What happened? Pretty much every single person in the country has at least one mobile phone these days, homeless people included. The only people who don’t have phones are either deaf, Amish or freshly mugged. I thought the masts were supposed to have people keeling over in the streets from electromagnetic waves? I don’t know anyone who has ever keeled over in the street from using a mobile phone. Except my mate Ponie but that was more to do with the fact that he had just smashed open the battery and drunk the contents to see what sort of buzz you’d get off it. The answer to the question, shit buzz! These days the networks are offering thousand minute packages every month, along with text bundles and the internet. Add to that the fact we use them all day as MP3 players, Cameras, Calculators…. They’re never out of our hands! I REPEAT, WHY ARENT WE DEAD YET?

Ah, the old reliable. Every few years some beardy lad with a telescope for a personality appears on the telly banging on about how he’s found a meteor that is headed directly for earth within the next few years. “Mmmm yeeess, it’s the same size as two of our moons and is similar in both mass and velocity to the meteor we believe wiped out the Dinosaurs”. Who is we? You and your ma? Everyone knows Bird Flu wiped out the Dinosaurs. Anyway, apparently every second politician in the Middle East has a giant nuke sitting in their back garden along with the power to blow up earth at the push of a single button. Surely we can take care of a meteor a fraction of its size? And if we can’t, we’ll just have to do the Armageddon thing. Fill a load of planes with foreigners and pickaxes and get Ryanair to fly them to the meteor for cheap. A few months and they’ll have it well whittled down. All they need to leave is room for a runway. Although, I suppose if the Meteor is heading back to earth anyway there’s no real point in sending the planes back to pick them up. We’re not made of fucking money.

Hold on, did someone say Nuke? Is it a man or a woman? Flip, flip. Does he have a Moustache? Flip. Is he a bit contrary looking? Flip, flip, flip. Is he from Iraq, Iran or bordering countries? Flip.

Is it some evil nuclear-wielding politician that is about to finish us all with one clean blast? Apparently so! Ah, Guess Who… Nuclear fun for all the family. Between the maniacs in the Middle East, the loony-bins in America, the mad-yolks in North Korea and everyone’s favourite communists in Russia, someone’s bound to push the button, right? Either that or they’ll probably set the fucking thing off by accident. I can see it on Sky News now, during the ads for a change. Years of research, sixteen million euro. A world destroying nuclear weapons system, five billion euro. One of your cleaners slipping on a freshly mopped floor and setting it off by accident….. Priceless! This isn’t going to happen, take our word for it. Think positive. You will not get blown up, you will not get blown up. You will not get blown up…

Gods Wrath Every ten minutes a new “radical leader” from somewhere around the world declares that the end of the world is next week, Wednesday, around three o’clock. Obviously, they’re always wrong. Yet somehow, the next madman that comes along gets just as much coverage. Repent, for the end is nigh. The bible states that on Judgement day a battle between heaven and hell will signal the end of the world, and everyone on earth will be judged on that day. The end of the world as we know it. This is absolute bollox, for many reasons. First off, God hates fighting and is against these wars, so we’re told. The

only judging he’s going to doing will be flower arranging competitions or an apostle dance-off. Secondly, it’s only a made up book, you’re not supposed to take this stuff too seriously. Thirdly, even if it does happen just pop out for a quick confession before you get shot or whatever and you’re guaranteed an immediate place in heaven. You even get to meet Paddy Englishman, Paddy Irishman and Paddy Scottishman in the queue. And they say the end of the world is a bad thing! Never mind what “they” say. The world isn’t going to die tomorrow, the human race will live to tell another tale. Yes, death is waiting outside the door with swine flu. And yes, he does want to dance. Just not with everybody at once. This ain’t no street party, its time to die but the dancefloor is full baby! Besides, you’re too good looking to go yet. Take my word for it.

This article is taken from our now defunct sister magazine, iNFLUX


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--------------------------------------------------You look busy. Busy doing nothing that is! It’s a hard oul life isn’t it, sitting on your arse all day reading free magazines. You must be one of the thousands of people all over the country recently made redundant, are you? Not to worry, here at PHONiC we’re experts on the job front. We’ve been scouring the papers, the internet, roadside bins and peoples minds in search of the essential guide to jobs in Dublin today. No need to thank us, we love you so much so we couldn’t bear to see you waste your life away reading PHONiC. Get your CVs ready, you’re about to get hired.

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You could be a Nun… Quick, get a nun! When was the last time you heard that? You’ve never heard that, have you? You little twin-legged sex machine of a reader! Nobody wants a nun. Do you know why? They’re good for fuck all, that’s why. An utterly pointless person in the first degree. Married to the lord but can’t have sex. A life dedicated to the church but can’t say mass. Dressed as a penguin but can’t even fly. Hold on, penguins can’t fly either. Or say mass for that fact. They certainly know how to have sex though, that’s for sure. Why do think they’re always walking like that? Mad for sex, that’s why. P-P-Pick up a penguin for yourself and find out, they’re freaks. This is my point exactly, what use does a penguin have, yet it still has miles more going on than any nun. Humans are supposed to be the elite species on this planet. The top of pile, the cream of the crop, the most intelligent animal to ever have walked the earth. Yet somehow nuns manage to demote themselves to below a penguin, all whilst dressed like one. And they’re supposed to be in the know? Anyway, I’m getting sidetracked here. Back to the point… anyone know what the fuck nuns are for?

Surprise, surprise. The Presidents position is available! Yes, you read it right. The office of Irish President is open and waiting to be filled. This isn’t the lotto, but it could well be you. Just get cracking on that CV! Here at PHONiC, we’ve found out that contrary to popular belief, Mary MacAleese is actually a computer generated memory implanted in the brains of the Irish nation through a government infected strain of Tayto. The move was apparently necessary to cover up the fact that Mary Robinson wasn’t actually just a kind-hearted mother to the people, instead she was an actual real-life angel send from heaven to calm the Irish during the last years of the troubles. Becoming tiresome with the situation in the north and losing interest in life on earth, she turned to hard drugs. Unfortunately for Dublin’s street dealers, Heroin has no effect on the enchanted, even if it’s really good stuff. Instead, the lords finest must turn to the hardest shit on

earth. The yummy bit of radioactive waste. Oul Robbo well and truly went to town on the green stuff and before long Aras an Uachtarain was no more than a glorified crack den. The difference between crack and radioactive waste however, is the fall-out. Crack dens can be cleaned, but Aras an Uachtarain is in such a state due to the radioactive fall-out that no president can take up office there until the year 2063. Taking into account that the Irish president was always a fairly pointless position, done more for tradition and for the craic of an election than anything else, they decided to simply not have one, choosing to trick us into believing we had MacAleese running the show instead. That’s why you never see or hear from her. It’s also why Tayto is so fucking expensive these days. I’d say if you type “president” into Jobs.ie you’ll get to apply…


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What about an Inanimate Object? Call me naïve, but I honestly never really thought there would be jobs going in this sector. After all, why would you pay a person a weekly wage to be an inanimate object when you could so easily just get an inanimate object to do it for free? They’re not actually alive, they don’t have a soul or any personality, they want for nothing and offer nothing in return. They’re like very Boyzone in that respect, only with less maintenance and fake tan. Yet more and more I’m seeing people replace inanimate objects in the workplace. Sign holders for instance. We see them everywhere. People standing in the middle of the street or sitting on chairs while holding a sign. In the old days when someone wanted to prop a sign up in the street they would use a wooden base, these days there is so much legal red-tape and bullshit on the streets that we have to use actual living people (Dead ones would be weird). The funny thing is, I never even get to read the signs they’re holding because I’m too busy staring at the people holding them while looking for any obvious twitches or visible scarring, all while thinking “What the fuck are you at?” Another inanimate person that baffles me is a doorman. People paid to open doors for you. I though we invented the automatic door millions of years ago at this stage? (Little known fact: It was actually what wiped out the dinosaurs. All the meat eaters were in one room

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and all the plant-eaters in another, obviously this isn’t Jurassic Park so Dinosaurs cant open doors but once the automatic door came on the scene… all hell broke loose). I know some might say it’s a nice touch when you’re in a classy restaurant or hotel, but using that logic classy restaurants and hotels would have people standing above the sink squirting water out of their mouth or sitting behind you, holding you down into your chair. If you’re going to have someone replace an automatic door, you may as well do the taps and gravity while you’re at it… just to be fancy.

If not the President, possibly Taoiseach? I don’t think we really have one at the minute either, do we? That lad Cowen that looks like Jabba the Hutt, he’s supposed to be in charge but has anyone seen him since before the R word (that we won’t mention) kicked off? He’s in hiding. And come next year, after he has come out of hiding for six weeks and travelled the country kissing babies in every country from Cork to Donegal, you’ll re-elect him again. Why? You’re mental, that’s why. Normally if somebody is seen kissing a baby, he gets the book thrown at him. Look at Gary Glitter for instance, the only thing he’ll ever get elected for is the electric chair. Certainly not Taoiseach. You wanna be in my gang? Not if its Fianna Fail, that’s for sure. But if one thing is certain it’s that no matter who we elect, he’ll be absolute shite. We have a habit, no sorry, a skill of electing the wrong person. In 1970 for instance, Charles Haughey was accused of illegally importing £100,000 worth of weapons for the Provisional Irish Republican Army, using government money that had been sidelined as aid for the nationalist people. He was sacked by the then Taoiseach, Jack Lynch, and went to trial later in the year. Nine years later he was elected as leader of the country. It has of course turned out in recent years that he wasn’t the most honest of people after all and rumours of corruption were later confirmed to be true. Surprise surprise! That whole importing the arms for the IRA using government money accusation didn’t drop any hints, no?

We have established you don’t want to be Nun and have to worship all day. We noted that you could be the presidential leader or could be the government leader, but what about becoming a spiritual leader instead and actually being the one who gets worshipped? You could be the next messiah, full time, 40 hours a week if it suited. You don’t have to be God to be a god. Take a look at Oprah Winfrey for instance, she was born a normal human baby no different from you, now she’s the world’s biggest spiritual leader. She’s bigger than Jesus and Buddha both put together, and not just in weight. You see we know for a fact she exists. At least she’s out and about. She speaks about peace, love and harmony, and she does it through the miracle of television every single day. The only other person I can think of who speaks anywhere near the same level of sense as she does is her good friend Doctor Phil, who not a lot of people realise is just Oprah with a fake moustache. When the male demographic weren’t buying into the Oprah ethos, a-gender-jumping she a-went! It’s similar to the holy trinity, except more modern. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if I found out Obama was the skinny son, completing the triangle. The father, the son, and the host-with-the-most… What we’re trying to say is, if you really have to get a job, aim high. Really high! A leader of some sort, someone in charge, someone people look up to. Someone people respect. Twink for instance. Or Noirin off Big Brother. This is your life, you only get one shot. Unless you believe in reincarnation in which case fuck it, you get loads more shots. May as well take it easy, Corrie is on in a minute…


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Electric Picnic this year returns to Stradbally Hall in County Laois for another weekend of absolute madness in what will be its fifth year in existence on the Irish festival scene. This festival is first in our lil' round-up for a reason and that's because it's 100% handsdown the best thing the Irish have ever done, 1916 included. For those that haven't been before and are curious, the reason we love Electric Picnic so much is because of the lengths and the detail the organizers go to in order to make sure you have the weekend of your life. You buy your ticket, you get your money’s worth. Simple as. Unlike other large Irish festivals that simply plonk 5 stages in a field and decorate them with burger vans, the picnic goes the whole hog. First off, the venue itself is amazing. The sheer beauty of the countryside sets the tone from the start. Add to that the awe-inspiring Body & Soul village, the mad casinos, novelty churches, fossets circus, art installations.... we haven't even mentioned the music yet... and you might start to see why we love Electric Picnic. As our review of last year’s festival said "The settings are pimped to such extremes as to nearly guarantee an instant sensory overload and are followed up by an amazing array of extra activities and things to do, see, hear and take part in, to such extents that before you arrive you must pre-accept the fact that you're going to miss 75% of everything that went on. The 25% you will squeeze in however, will blow your mind.."

Bacardi announced its line-up for Electric Picnic just last week, where they will be celebrating five years at the Stradbally festival. The Bacardi Arena is always one of our favourites, mostly because of the Mojitos; but also because of the great vibe in the place. Granted, it can be soul destroying when you’re standing waiting for a drink while the bar is six-deep, but go easy on the bar staff. Its not easy to serve drinks when you’re locked! Still, it’s a festival… I’m not looking for five star, just a good time! The Bacardi B-Live area always delivers that, you can be certain… Kicking off on the Friday evening with a set that will encompass hip hop, funk, disco and Latin, Baz Hickey will start the party in the Bacardi B-Live Arena at 5.00pm. Baz will be followed by UK, dance act, Horse Meat Disco, a collective who are dedicated to the industry of human happiness. We interviewed these guys before their gig in Wax last month, check it out at PHONiC.ie for an idea what to expect from them group. UK Beatbox Champion, Beardyman is up next. A tirelessly innovative performer, there are not many festivals throughout Ireland and the UK that he hasn’t performed at this summer. Headlining the Bacardi B-Live stage and ensuring the first night, sets the pace for the rest of the weekend is Stewart Rowell and Louis Gaston, better known as the Streetlife DJ’s. Day two and the opening duties will be looked after by local Dublin DJ, David De Valera who is well known around Dublin at this stage for his silky looks and even silkier skills on the decks (My mum thinks he’s Gorgeous), if you’ve been lucky enough

Five non-musical things not to miss: Body & Soul: Pretty much the coolest place on the planet, with the exception of inside my pants, of course. It’s very easy to wander in here at night and not leave at all. Amazing! The Comedy Tent: Great for just lounging around during the day, drinking beer and laughing your little hole off. Unless the comedian in question is shite in which case… you can leave! It’s the picnic, there is loads of other stuff on. Lucent Dossier: The world renowned performance art troupe, Lucent Dossier crawls once again out of the LA underground arts & music scene with their interactive Water Show. A 1960s Treehouse Jungle World complete with water stage, rope ladders, unique aerial apparatuses and wild eccentric characters. Arcadia: Each year Arcadia has looked more and more

to check out any of his performances at his Saturday night residency Download @ Crawdaddy you’ll know that you’re in for a treat. Not just a pretty face, as my mother always says when banging out his mixes. The Irish flag will remain flying when Stephen Manning, another local DJ brings his mixed bag of house, disco, cosmic and boogie to the festival. Up next are the combined forces of three notorious international playboys…Idiotproof, who will be bringing their twisted take on house that is sure to blossom and explode with every stroke on the B-Live stage. Taking us into the evening will be A. Skillz, one of the UK’s funkiest beat-meisters, who will be showcasing his incredible talents; fusing funk, hip-hop and breaks with his unique style of scratching and mixing. Filthy Dukes will then take to the stage and bring us into the night zone. These guys used to be DJs, now they are in band and for this performance they will be DJs again and their set will be packed with bleeping, popping analogue shakedowns. Toddla T (aka Tom Bell) has exploded onto the dance circuit in the last year and is very much the new bad boy on the block so it is no surprise that Bacardi picked him to headline the B-Live stage for Saturday and bring his unique take on digital dancehall and rudeboy electronics to the arena. The final day of Bacardi B-Live at Electric Picnic will be opened by Calvin James, where he will no doubt be mixing hip-hop, jazz, techno and house without the use of headphones. He will be followed by UK dance act, Disco Blood-

like a jaw dropping set from a Mad Max movie and this year they will we be taking it to a new level with a unique space-aged 360 degree venue complete with robots and junk metal art installations, circus acts, trapeze performers, and fire spinners. This year Electric Picnic will be the only festival, aside from Glastonbury, that will host Arcadia’s impressive structure. Robots? Trapeze artists? Fire spinning? Sounds dull enough to me… The OFFY! I always forget there is an off-license at this. I’m a sap. I know it’s only an off-license, and it only sells cans. I can get cans anywhere… and for cheaper too. But it’s the picnic! Yah! The picnic. Oh right, I don’t really care about the off-license. I’m just excited about everything in general because it’s the picnic this weekend. Go on the picnic!!! Go on Jam!!! Go on sheep and stuff!!!

bath who will bring their unique blend of raw disco, spaced out italo and vintage house to the masses. Jaguar Skills will then take to the stage with his legendary hip-hop. The original ninja, Jag has remained true to his school and has continuously kept a mysterious edge to his character. Unabombers are one we are really looking forward to and should definitely set the scene for the headliner of the final night…Krafty Kuts, who will bring his all-encompassing club style to the last few hours of the Bacardi B-Live arena at Electric Picnic for 2009 with his blending beats and breaks that promise to bring the weekend to a more than upbeat close. Performing with the stellar line-up throughout the weekend, will be percussionist and producer, Shovell. Better known as part of multi-platinum selling group, M People, Shovell, a renowned percussionist should make sure things stay as on-tempo as possible throughout the weekend. See you on the dancefloor…


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I was looking at your MySpace and at the illustration and  artwork on there and was wondering if you did that?  No, I didn’t do that, some friends of mine did that for  me. We always sit down and talk about it together. I had  that drawing of the lungs and I gave it to them once I’d  sussed out what I wanted in it, and they made it work in  an internet way, which I don’t understand; I don’t understand technology at all.     How did your cover of ‘You Got The Love’ come  about?  It was last year when we were trying to think about what  to... we wanted a good way to sign off. We’d had an  amazing festival run, and we were trying to think what  would be an amazing last song to play at the last festival.  And then I just thought of ‘You Got The Love’ because  me and my friends were always dancing to it at clubs  and stuff, and it’s that song that comes on and everyone  hands are in the air, and it’s always such a euphoric song.  We were thinking, wouldn’t it be amazing if we could do  that, because we were playing in the dance tent and we  were the last act on a Saturday night, so we thought,  we’ve got to do something amazing. I mean, it felt great  when we played it in rehearsals, but, I mean, fucking hell, 

Florence And The Machine have had a hectic year.  Sprung from obscurity and now enjoying success with  their “Lungs Ep”, they continue through a busy summer of festivals, festivals and more festivals. Not a lot  of people may know that they played Electric Picnic last  year, mostly because they hadn’t broken through to the  mainstream, but they’re back to make amends. The Picnic is set for a second helping. We had a few words with  them before this months gig…    Did you enjoy your recent tour?  ever done with a bus though, like, a proper bus.     Was that a good or bad experience?  It was really good, I like the little bunks, it’s nice, it’s really  cosy, everyone has their own little apartments.     Did you have like a big double bed all to yourself?  Gosh no, everyone had like a tiny cabin. It was nice to drive  overnight from one place, and then, so y’know, one morning  we woke up in Glasgow next to botanical gardens. Then the  next morning I woke up in Brighton next to the sea. I like that  experience of waking up somewhere strange and new and  exciting.     Hopefully the next tour will be even bigger then and you’ll  just be jet-setting about everywhere.  Yeah, well, I don’t know. It’s too soon to tell. I wonder how  big it will get though. Oh gosh, I dunno. Maybe it will end up  like Bruce Springsteen, in like, two buses or something.     If I were to look through your iPod at the moment, what would 

ing live, whatever came into my head.    

I don’t have an iPod. I’ve got a personal CD player. Really really  old skool. I’ve been listening to a lot of Fever Ray, and I’ve been  listening to The Maccabees’ new album. What was I listening to  the other day... probably some kind of strange playlist made for  me by Wolf Boy, which would include stuff, like, I dunno, really  obscure stuff that I just can’t even tell you what the names are.     Who’s Wolf Boy?  Oh, he’s just my friend.     And he makes you playlists and stuff?  Yeah, we make each other mix CDs. His are always amazing, but  so obscure. He never gives me a list of the names, and I’m just, 

stantly rework them?  Yeah, I would probably like to go back and rework most stuff.  But I think that is being, sort of, a perfectionist. I think as soon as  you make something that’s perfect, why would you want to make  anything else? Y’know?     I think that is probably the best way to make music, to constantly have it grow.  That sense of awkwardness and uncomfortableness with what  you’re doing, I think that encourages you to create.     You talk about awkwardness. You seem so charismatic and 

I saw a cover you did on YouTube, of a Beirut song...  I love Beirut! I went to see them play. They’re really just incredible,  seeing them live was just such an amazing experience. They’re so  good. He’s a fucking genius.     I’d really like to see him live, but he’s not playing any festivals  is he?  Hmm, he played Coachella, but I missed him, obviously. But, I’m  really glad I got to see him in that venue because it was just really  emotional and beautiful, I really enjoyed it.     So, what other bands or artists have you seen live recently?  I saw No Age at Coachella, and I saw TV On The Radio, um, and  I saw, who else did I see? Well, I saw Paul McCartney play at  Coachella actually, and Morrissey. But, yeah, the most recent one I  went to see was probably Beirut.     So do you go to gigs a lot?  Yeah, I think it’s very important creatively. Seeing other people  play always makes me want to play, and makes me want to go  and make music.     So, how did you start to write and perform music?  Well, I don’t know really. I think it was just sort of, being a kid and,  I dunno. It’s hard to know when I started. I just had a couple of  songs, but wasn’t really sure what to do with them, and then I just  sort of fell into gigging really. So, it was never really a plan, and  then once I started gigging I just kept writing and writing, but I  never really stopped playing live. It wasn’t like I’d squirrel myself  away, that’s why there have been so many different reincarnations  of the songs, just because I’ve never really stopped. It’s always  been an ongoing, it’s just been growing and growing, and only 

Maybe it comes easier in stage than it does in life, I think. On  stage it is okay; on stage I have control over my emotions, rather 

I remember hearing you say at a gig that with one track it only  developed lyrics once you’d toured it?  Ah, yeah [laughs] on the record it doesn’t have any lyrics. I mean,  the music, they come. But, occasionally, it is just so off the cuff,  that we just record something on a whim, that the lyrics never get,  what it was I wanted to say, and they kind of developed from play-

purpose. Sometimes I can just lose myself in reality, and just get  completely out of control, whereas, on stage, I think I’m a lot more  focused.     When I see you on stage I get glimpses of Kate Bush, strutting  about with your hand movements. I read that you listened  to her when you were a kid, and I used to listen to her a lot,  because my mum used to play her all the time. How much do  mouth?  I dunno, I think Kate Bush is so amazing. But I think performance  wise, I’ve never seen Kate Bush perform, so, I don’t know how  she performs. I think that’s just a, sort-of, coincidence. But I don’t  really think about what I’m doing that much on stage, it’s just  whatever I feel like doing.     So what music did you listen to when you were a kid?  I think I was listening to a lot of, like... I’m trying to remember, but  I think I was listening to a lot of stuff on the radio, like, in the car  on the way to school. I was also listening to stuff like Pulp and lots  Show and the Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs soundtracks, just  because I had older brothers who were really into those movies.  And from my parents and stuff, I think my Dad was playing a lot of  The Velvet Underground and The Rolling Stones, so it was quite a  mix.    I don’t know, it’s hard to say because I’m not really sure what my  nothing. I think I’m interested in so many different aspects of muby a lot of actual dance music, and that sort of euphoric drop has  always been something that I have been obsessed with in music.  And also things like hip hop.     I read that you went to Camberwell College. Did you actually  study illustration?  I got in to do illustration but never managed to do it.    

song and the whole crowd went, it was such an amazing  moment. I just think it’s a moment when everyone comes  together. Oh my god, I swear to god this man, I’ve seen  him like three times today walking around with pots of  paint and sunglasses on. It’s really weird, like, outside.     Strange.  It’s very strange - strange things are happening. Um, but no,  seriously, he doesn’t look like a painter. Literally, strange stuff just  follows me around. But, yeah, whenever I’ve heard that in a club,  really enjoyable, and I think that a lot of my songs are so dark, and  my material is so heavily emotive, that I think, sometimes, it’s nice  to have something that, is equally emotive, but, also will have that  sort of dance euphoria.     are quite abstract sometimes and arty.  What, you mean they don’t make any sense? [laughs]     So what’s ‘Rabbit Heart’ about?  I was trying to write something upbeat, and music always really  lifts me up, but then, my brain sort of brings me back down again,  album and I guess I did feel under a bit of pressure. So I was  really thinking about what am I giving up, y’know? Am I giving up  experiences doing this kind of stuff, but you could have chosen a  different life. I think in this industry, you get taken up to such great  heights but you’ve got to come down to somewhere, so, I was just  thinking about, maybe there are sort of pressures and pitfalls, but  wanting to be brave about the whole thing and try not to get too  swept up in it.     Talking about things like that, have you ever experienced a  bad gig yourself?  I always love the gigs, but yeah, sometimes when I feel like my  voice isn’t right. I’ve had gigs where I feel like I’m straining my  voice and I’m physically uncomfortable because of it, and I can’t  relax or release in the way I would like to because of it. So, in that  sense, yeah, but I’ve never had a bad response, really. Oh, actually  I have had a fucking bad gig. Oh my god, now I’m remembering it.  eally  good gig was to be the drunkest. I’ve learnt now that that is not  the way forward. I say, get drunk after and not before, you want  to be able to remember it. But, no, gosh, it was terrible. It was in  who I knew, who was a musician, was there because it was a  big festival. I was on last, after a band, and I just got up in a fairy  dress, completely off my face, throwing drinks around, swearing,  it was horrible, it was awful. I got into so much trouble with my  guitarist for that. It was not my proudest moment.     So, how does it feel to be so close to the release of your debut  album?  Do you know what, in some ways I think that all the nervousness  and the angst that’s built up, I feel like it’s a bit of a release, really. I  think once it’s out there, I’ll be like, what’s all the fuss about. What  I’m really looking forward to is the fans buying it, and being able to  listen to everything, and then when I do gigs they’ll be able to sing  it back to me and stuff, which I’m really excited about.  Florence And The Machine play Electric Picnic this month, don’t  miss em!


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after P Diddy record and he’ll be back with an underground track as soon as he has the opportunity. Let's come back a bit to the history... You worked with Coldcut, helped producing their album and went on tour with them... Yeah, that was a brief thing. I first started the label in 1996, and in about 1997 or 1998 Coldcut became interested in what I did as a producer and they wanted to get me involved in that particular album. I had already released other records a few years earlier than that and Coldcut had a huge influence on my early stuff. So to become involved with their stuff was something really interesting for me and to get that exposure as well, because they were really huge at that time. That was very good for me to just get my name around. Matt and Jonathan are excellent guys, very experimental and always wanting to try interesting stuff, so it was quite an interesting time. I was living in Manchester at that time and they were based in London, so I kept going there for jam sessions and stuff like that and doing other recording sessions. I was also bringing other musicians from Manchester as well, so yeah, it was quite an important period for me. Would you do anything like that again? Would you find time and will for that?

Jamie Odell aka Jimpster has been producing, remixing and DJing for the last 17 years and co-running his Freerange Records (voted Best British Label 2007) label for the last 13 of those. With an emphasis on the deeper end of electronic house music but not afraid to stray from the path, he retains an old school approach that has seen him rise from obscurity into the undergrounds mainstream over the last few years (a contradiction in terms, but you know what I mean!). We had a quick chat with him in the run up to his forthcoming appearance in the POD later this month…

For me it has never been only deep house. I have always been playing lots of different stuff and I think all my favourite DJs, they love all styles. What I meant by "coming back" is something with a little bit more musical content, maybe a bit slower, just more atmosphere and less hardcore banging things. I think it's really a return to how I imagine clubs in New York were in the mid 90s, when Kerry Chandler was doing gigs, or maybe even earlier in the Chicago house scene - from disco to mad acid tracks. I think in one night one should play everything, where in the end it all kind of melts together. That's what I try to do in my sets, try to move around a little bit, What's up Jamie? but a synonymous vibe. The problem with the people saying now "deep house will be the next big thing" is that I'm just sitting in front of my computer trying to write new it's not really that kind of thing. It's more like a state of music, but it's not flowing so I'm just staring at a blank Logic mind. page at the moment. I'm still recovering from last weekend which was pretty intense, so I needed a few days to A lot of the producers you’ve signed also have or recover and now I’m already preparing for another decent have had their own labels. So what do you think weekend. makes Freerange attractive to them as an outlet?

Yeah, I would, there would be several artists that I'd love to work with but... I am not sure that you know about my live project ... The one that doesn't release anything, The Bays? Right, we don't actually release anything, it's just a live improvisation project. So that seems to be my outlet for experimental things and collaboration things. We did a performance with Herbie Hancock about two years ago - he was playing piano and we were just doing our regular things, we basically jammed for a thousand people for like an hour. That was an amazing experience! So I am focusing on "The Bays" now and the Jimpster side. So why won't anything by The Bays be released?

It's all about the capturing the moment of performance. As soon as you capture it to a record, it kind of loses a value for us. We want to keep it something that is special and unique that nobody else is doing. It's working really well so far, we are getting booked all around the world and for a variety of different projects as well. We just performed with a large orchestra and we were improvising, but in quite a unique way. We had three composers scoring stuff while we were playing and then sending it via computer to the Was the weekend dedicated to celebrating the 100th For an artist like Kirk Degiorgio it makes complete sense orchestra. We are going to play in a few international jazz festivals release of Freerange Records? to let somebody else handle the business side so that he soon as well. It's nice, because while DJing I usually play in can just concentrate on making music. But there’s also an smaller clubs and with The Bays I get to see bigger venues and Last weekend I played in Panorama Bar in Berlin and in appeal in that we’re a tough label to pin down so we offer bigger crowds. Hungary, so it was just a really busy weekend. But yes, we freedom for producers to put out something that might be are having some celebrations for the 100th release. We outside of their usual style. Your DJ dates have become showcases for what you release have a monthly night in AKA and on March 1st we are on the label, but does it get difficult reflecting the variety of going to have quite a big party with quite a lot of Freerange When somebody like Dave ‘Switch’ Taylor suddenly different artists on the roster? artists coming down to play, so it should be a nice family becomes such hot property, can it get competitive gathering. trying to get him to still make music for you? We do veer from the twisted big room stuff to mellower material so it can be difficult. Although I tend to find a middle ground then Yes, it does. But I’m sure as soon as he has something allow myself to dip into those extremes if I can get away with it. If You have recently said that deep house is coming back he’ll bring it to us. We put out Dave’s first Switch record it’s a bigger club then I’d be more likely to lean towards the to people's ears. Does that mean that people have but we’re not expecting him to turn down the high profile tougher tracks that we put out. missed some emotion in clubs? What's the future for work that’s currently being put his way. Although I know it? that he’s not going to want to do, like, P Diddy record Jimpster plays the POD on Friday the 25th September, Doors 11pm. Don’t miss it!

Ollie Teeba is one half of the excellent Herbaliser, one of the more purely hip-hop-oriented acts on Ninja Tune's roster of sample-based pocket-funk. Combining deft midtempo beats, well-chosen jazz and funk figures, sparse scratching, and even the odd rap, Herbaliser bridge the gap between dusty B-side instrumental hip-hop and London's new school of beat scientists. Formed by Ollie Teeba and Jake Wherry in the early '90s, Herbaliser, unlike many of London's abstract beat scene's big-name artists, trace their roots to American jazz and funk (Roy Ayers, Johnny Pate, Ramsey Lewis), as well as old-school hip-hop (particularly of the New York variety -Grandmixer D.ST, Sugarhill, Jungle Brothers). A bass player in acid jazz/funk group the Propheteers, Wherry met local DJ Teeba in South London, where they both lived. The pair assembled a few tracks in Wherry's tiny studio, which they subsequently passed to Ninja Tune bosses Matt Black and Jonathan More (aka Coldcut) in a club. The group were signed to the label shortly after.

attention. While that album capitalized more directly on London's burgeoning underground breakbeat scene, freely mixing styles into a funky, sample-heavy amalgam closer to beat-heavy acid jazz, subsequent singles ("Flawed Hip-Hop," "New & Improved") subtracted the schmaltzier bits from the mix, focusing and expanding upon the group's hip-hop foundation. Blow Your Headphones, their second LP, presented a solid hour-plus of the same, simultaneously taking aim at U.K trip-hop's tendency toward gimmick and noodle over depth and kick. Very Mercenary followed in 1999, bolstering the duo's hip-hop foundation, as did 2002's Something Wicked This Way Comes.

The group has provided remixes for artists including DJ Food, Raw Stylus and label foremen Coldcut's "Atomic Moog," the last of which went to number one on the U.K. singles chart. Wherry has also released solo material through the Parisian Big Cheese label (under the name the Meateaters) and worked with the Propheteers. A touring act as well, Herbaliser have assembled a full-blown group sometimes dubbed the Herbaliser Band, unleashed as a recording project for 2000's Session 1 for live performances, with Wherry's bass and Teeba's turntable tricks supported by a three-piece horn section and live drums and percussion. That live act has gained more influence on the recording front, seen to small effect on Something Wicked This Way Comes but coming into full flower Herbaliser released a few warmly received EPs on Ninja Tune with 2005's Take London and 2008's Same as It Never Was. in 1994 and 1995 (the hard to find Real Killer being the best) Ollie Teeba (Herbaliser) plays Soul @ Solas this coming before dropping their debut LP, Remedies, which brought both Thursday 24th of September. Doors as always are free so get there early to avoid tears and drama! the group and the then up-and-coming Ninja label much


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One of our favourite festivals here at PHONiC - Southport Weekender, have just announced some of the line-up for their forthcoming event in November… and it looks delicious! Can line-ups look delicious? Yes, they can. For those who haven’t heard of Southport weekender, it started out as a soul festival 22 years ago showcasing the best in black music. Since then, they have held the three day event every six months (May and November) without fail reaching the point where the next event is number forty five! It’s by no means just a soul festival anymore though, it’s all out house heaven! There is still loads of soul too, and hip-hop… and disco. Pretty much everything a person with ears could want for. The event itself is entirely indoors, taking place in a huge indoor arena split into five venues dedicated to the different musical styles. The largest and most impressive of these rooms being The Powerhouse. You could say this room is clubbing perfection in every way. The room itself is extremely big (holds 2000), but not too big. Upon entering you are immediately drawn to the huge screen that takes up nearly the full wall at the end of the room, throwing out never ending hypnotic visuals with nothing getting in its way but the silhouette of the Dj who works right in front of it. The light show and décor are perfect, while the sound system is probably the best I’ve ever heard. Rather than actually listening to the music, it feels like I’m actually in it! At any given stage during the night the DJ or a promoter could pick up the mic and just have a little chat with the crowd, let you know how he’s feeling, remind you just how good everything is or just to get a round of applause for whoever! This gives the whole event a feeling of “oneness”, as if the acts and crowd are in it together. The Djs came to see you just as much as you came to see them. The atmosphere in here is indescribable and you would be hard pushed to find it anywhere else. I guess that’s why they keep coming back….. The Funkbase, The Bacardi B-Bar, The Connoisseurs Corner and the chill-out room are the other venues surrounding The Powerhouse. All are a good size but they also all have a nice intimate feel to them which is perfect. Besides the actual indoor arena, the Pontins complex gives home to hundreds of self-catering apartments which are used as accommodation during the festival. Forget your tents or sleeping in a campervan, at the Southport Weekender you stay in an apartment with all the luxuries you wouldn’t normally get at a festival such as a shower, a fridge and if you’re so inclined, a bed. How much does this cost? It’s all included in the ticket price of €159 (£140) for the three days! Unbeatable value? I think so. Return flights from Dublin to Liverpool can be easily got for under €100 and then it’s less than a €30 taxi ride to the venue. The

booze is also a bit cheaper over there so all in all the whole weekend works out roughly the same as if you attended a festival here in Ireland. So far, they have only released small portions of the line up as teasers, but so far, so so good! Already confirmed for the Friday night in the Powerhouse are Frankie Knuckles, Kenny Dope, Nicky Siano, Al Kent, Norman Jay and Steve Butler. The Beat Bar is looking fairly hot too with Giles Peterson, Henrick Schwartz Live, Recloose, Dam Funk, Marcellus Pittman, Mad Mats, Zed Bias Experience, Floating Points, Kev Beadle, Bob Jones, Snowboy and Simon Mansel. November sucks. Its cold, dark and its raining. Sort your head out by grabbing yourself a ticket for this before it sells out (It has sold out months before the event for the last 13+ years running!). You can do so by logging on to SouthportWeekender.co.uk and paying deposits of €50 each. We went to this back in November 07 and haven’t been able to miss one since… and we don’t think we ever will! Do yourself a favour and get over there, you won’t be able to leave. Just when you thought the world was about to close up for the year, along pops another little event shouting “come to me”. Brilliant! Last week the first details popped up for YES Festival, which will be held in the Epicentre Bar, just outside the city centre. This coming Saturday 26th of September a collective of local Dublin DJs and promoters will come together for an all day dance event that has plans to compare to the infamous Mixed Salad events from recent years that were run by many of the crew involved in YES Festival. The event will kick off at 1pm running through to 11pm that night with a host of Dublin DJs and Live acts all under one roof in what the promoters are billing as the perfect way to wave goodbye to the summer. They might be right, except for the summer bit! It’s a relatively unknown location, but judging from the pics and what we can see online, it looks perfect. “A unique location for a unique event”. YES Festival is promising to bring you a mix of House and Techno as well as healthy dashes of Dubstep, Disco, Reggae, Indie and Electro, all spread over three different spaces. The first is a larger club room which will host the house, tech house and techno. A large smoking area / cavern style space which will double up as the mash up room hosting a mash up of styles and DJs. And finally a large outdoor marquee which will be the “buzz fest section”, offering lesser house and techno to keep

things grooving. Apparently the marquee will be added directly onto the venue so the weather won’t be an issue! The line up looks like this: Sunil Sharpe. Matador Live. Barry Redsetta. Barry Donavan. Produse Live. Al Keegan. Hugo Johnson. Sex Shop. Jackit DJs. Lil Dave. Saoirse Ryan. Citezen Black. Mark Allton. Supa Fast. Jonathan Woods. Color TV DJs. Handsome Paddy. Calvin James. Rubio. Richie Kaboogie. Mardiva. John Brady. Will Kinsella. Barry Greeves. Rez & Zorro. Dave McDonagh. Aaron Dempsey. Admission for the event will be €20. Its taking place in The Epicentre, Eastpoint Business park, D3, located 5 minutes from the O2 arena, a mere 20 minutes walk from Dublin city centre, one stop on the dart from Connolly to Clontarf Road and an easily split €12 taxi fare away from the quays. For those travelling via the dart which is highly advised and the recommended mode of transport, it’s simply one stop from Connolly station, get off at Clontarf Road where they will have party bus service running throughout the day to bring you straight to the party! Here at PHONiC we think its great news to see a group of local promoters pushing forward events like these, let’s hope this one goes really well and we can look forward to many more in the future. YES!


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Tallest Man in PHONiC Times for a dance I think

Pixie No No

Times New Viking are made up of Columbus, Ohio trio Adam Elliot, Beth Murphy and Jared Phillips. Their first album Dig Yourself emerged as the first release in years from the pioneering imprint Siltbreeze (former home to crucial early works by Guided By Voices, the Dead C., Sebadoh, Strapping Fieldhands, Harry Pussy and other giants). Those sceptical to the hows and whys of a seminal American indite coming out of hibernation had their cynicism shattered with one listen to Dig Yourself - an instant classic that recalls multiple generations of that nebulous thing known as “lo-fi” while still being packed with a sensibility undeniably TNV’s own. Times New Viking play Whelan’s, Sep 19, Doors 7.30pm, Tickets €12 plus booking fee from WAV Box-Office (Lo-Call 1890 200 078), Sound Cellar, City Discs, www.tickets.ie, Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Support comes from special guests LOVVERS

Due to popular demand the Pixies have announced a third night at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Wednesday 30 September. Tickets are sold out so you’ll have to get your tout on if you fancy a peek. Tickets for the bands previously announced two nights in the Dublin venue were snapped up in minutes by fans eager see the band recreate their Doolittle album in the intimate settings of the Olympia Theatre. Pixies will perform all of the songs from Doolittle and its related B-sides. Pixies’ classics such as “Debaser,” “Wave of Mutilation,” “Here Comes Your Man,” “Hey,” and “Gouge Away” are all on Doolittle’s track listing. Stand outside The Olympia Theatre screaming for a ticket on Thursday 1st of October and you just might see The Pixies.

Sweden’s Kristian Matsson is The Tallest Man on Earth – a finger picking virtuoso who plays inspired Dylanesque folk songs. Montezumas front-man Matsson started recording a set of rustic, gravelly-voiced tunes, ones that nodded to fellow Swedes Homesick Hank and Thomas Denver Jonsson, under the name The Tallest Man on Earth in early 2000. His self-titled debut EP was released on Sweden’s Gravitation Records in 2006. The “Pistol Dreams” single followed one year later, leading up to the release of his first full-length album, Shallow Grave, in 2008. Accompanied solely by his acoustic guitar, Matsson bellows out his serpentine verses with great passion, especially on highlights “I Won’t be Found” and “Where Do My Bluebirds Fly?” The sparse yet intimate musicianship reinforces this album’s singular vision, drawing you into a darting stream of consciousness. Matsson is an adept fingerpicker, and his guitar is easily as central as his voice, which is high, crackling, and rich. Much like Dylan himself, Matsson has mined the American south for inspiration, and his frantic strumming and front-porch poetry recall everyone from the Carter Family to Lead Belly to, most noticeably, country bluesman Mississippi John Hurt. Foggy Notions presents this gig in Whelan’s on Sep 11, Doors 7.30pm Tickets €13.50 plus booking fee

Rubberbandits gonna get ya

Coldplay live in The Phoenix Park

The Hot Rats

From opening up for Ice Cube to hosting a 2000 person Moustache Party on the banks of the River Shannon, Rubberbandits have - via prank phone calls, songs and riotous live shows - emerged as the country’s surrealists-beyond-compare. Straddling the comedy and music worlds like a tracksuit wearing colossus, Blind Boy Boat Club and Mr. Chrome have manipulated and bullied their way to a level far beyond either their talent or intellect. Songs like “Bag of Glue”, “Too Many Gee” and “Up Ad Ra” have made them the 12th most popular My Space page in the whole of Ireland, beaten only by traditional Irish bands who aren’t even from here. Their live show, which has sold out in Limerick, Dublin and Dungarvan’s Lower East Side is basically a Prime Time special on the Limerick gangs. Blindboy Boat Club and Mr. Chrome will present a perspective on life that only two roadside fruit sellers who got a start selling mixtapes through local Limerick drug dealers can provide. Check them out at The Academy on September 19th.

It seem like only 20 minutes ago to me since Coldplay appeared on the mainstream radar. 40 million album sales over their decade-long career tells me my body clock is well broken. 40 Million album sales! Their latest album “Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends” was released last year and reached number one in 36 countries, including Ireland, the UK and the US. Martin described Viva la Vida as a new direction for Coldplay: a change from their past three albums, which they have referred to as a “trilogy”. He said the album featured less falsetto as he allowed his voice’s lower register to take precedence. “Violet Hill” was confirmed as the first single from the album and was made freely obtainable from Coldplay’s website for one week where it achieved two million downloads! Tickets for the September 14th, 2009 Phoenix Park gig are priced €76.50, including booking fee.

Ahhh, side projects. Where would we be without them? Supergroups too, for that matter, which is exactly what The Hot Rats are. In case you haven’t heard of these rodents with high temperatures yet, The Hot Rats is the new side project of Supergrass’s Gaz Coomes and Danny Goffey. That pair have only gone and teamed up with super producer Nigel Godrich (who had produced albums by Radiohead, U2, REM, Air and err.. Natalie Imbruglia), and the trio have already enjoyed a massive reaction on the festival circuit so far this summer. They’ll be in Dublin to perform a gig on Arthur’s Day, but they’ll also play their own headline show at The Academy on September 25th. Tickets are on sale now at €12 from usual outlets.


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Finley Quaye_ Is the only Quaye in The Village_ DARKNESS and light, darkness and light – Finley Quaye has flitted between the two since forsaking the gloom of Leith's snooker halls for the feel-good hit of the summer of 1997 and instant pop fame. And here he is hiding behind Dior sunglasses to explain why, five years ago, the multiplatinum reggae superstar slipped from view: "I got fed up answering the same questions – about the death of my mum, the death of my dad and the death of Paula Yates. That required me to bear my soul emotionally, which is quite a dangerous thing to do, and I'd always end up feeling drained and pained. So I moved to Berlin where no one is interested in that stuff." Just then, he stops talking and points a finger upwards as the laidback lilt of 'Sun Is Shining' wafts round the hotel bar. It's the Bob Marley original, not Quaye's restyling – the Scots-Ghanaian mix. That would be too cute, and Quaye's life has rarely been that. But it's a reminder of happier days, before he crashed and burned. Quaye is now 34, and has rarely spoken in these last five years. I'm not sure which incarnation is going to turn up today. Darkness or light? It's long enough since any of us has glimpsed the latter. Even the reviews in serious newspapers of the last of his three albums were itemising the boozing, the drugs, Paula, the Priory, his failure to meet child maintenance payments and a charge of assaulting the mother of his second son – all of that before a discussion on the merits of the music. Quaye has done things of which he's not proud, but you can sort of understand his disillusionment. But I think I've got the light version, despite the sunglasses staying on the rest of the afternoon. Dressed in blazer and jeans, he arrives at our rendezvous bang on time and flashing broad smiles. He's happy to talk – about everything. Indeed, he wants to go all the way back to 1910, when the Quayes first arrived in Britain from Ghana. "My grandfather, Caleb Jonas Quaye, formed the Five Musical Dragons who played hi-life in London, so 2010 will be the centenary of my family making music there." He's thinking about writing a book commemorating this, and he should. The story is chaotic, tragic, vivid and, still for him, hugely inspirational. Before we delve back into the past, though, some more about Quaye's recent history. "I went to Berlin because I wanted some of that bohemian lifestyle," he explains in a cockneyesque accent that's lost all trace of Edinburgh, where he grew up. "It was artists and artisans with everyone free to do what they wanted. There were cellists from Russia who didn't want to play in orchestras anymore and dudes like me who for once thought they'd really behaved

themselves and made a good commercial record..." Quaye is talking about that third album which he says got lost amid record company restructuring and wasn't properly promoted. He split from that label but, when he was ready to record again, couldn't get a new deal. Maybe his temperamental, troublesome reputation had gone before him. "My ego got in the way," he admits. Perhaps the industry thought he was beyond turning out hits like 'Sunday Shining' and 'Even After All' from the time when he beat Robbie Williams to a Brit Award.

until the day an uncle struck him around the head with a belt and, still in school uniform, he boarded a train back north. So, what kind of grounding was all of that for a pop life? "Well, I enjoyed a tremendous amount of freedom. My Edinburgh was hot-rod racing, CB radio and of course music. Was I wild then? Not really. I was the most courteous snooker player. But while I didn't have my parents around to moan at me, they also couldn't give me advice."

Quaye, whose own sons by different women are now 15 "But I did a Les Dawson and it worked." Come again? "Early and nine, admits such guidance has been badly needed in on Les was getting nowhere as a comedian so he decided: his personal life. "Maybe I would have learned how to treat a girlfriend and how to deal with jealousy and possessive'Bugger Britain.' He went off to Paris to become a poet, failed at that as well, but the experience did him good. Berlin ness." was good for me and now I've come back to set up Finley Quaye met and got involved with Paula Yates at the Priory, Quaye Music Ltd, which will release my records. I've got just before he was thrown out of the celebrity detox centre, three albums good to go and the company HQ is a cottage and he talks tenderly of her. "Beautiful, stylish, intelligent, in the middle of nowhere in Powys, where I now live." unique and lonely, that was Paula, and she just needed a Quaye's conversation often fires off at tangents. One minute bit of care and love. She reminded me a lot of my mum." he's talking about his football team Hibs, for whom he was a While his father's ashes were scattered at sea, his mum's once a ballboy paid in pies – the next it's 9/11 and how we should all be a little less paranoid. A chat with him is also an last resting place is in Manchester and he makes regular visits to the cemetery. He can seem harsh when he says audio-link to pop's more cobwebbed corners – who else he's glad his mother hasn't been around all these years to references Badfinger, Medicine Head and Hookfoot these moan at him. But then he adds: "Of course I miss her in so days? Then when I ask him about his current relationship many ways and wonder what she'd be like now." with drugs, he suddenly starts blaming himself for the escalation in knife attacks. Of all the relationships and non-relationships in Quaye's far-flung family – which doesn't after all include trip-hop "I sent out the wrong message when I smoked weed so pioneer Tricky as a nephew – you guess this one has been blatantly," he admits. "I see kids up and down the country the most difficult to reconcile. But he's getting there. "I was smoking like I smoked, dressing like I dressed and they're back in Edinburgh recently to meet a couple of mum's scaring the shit out of people. I made those early records friends who confirmed her to be this amazing character. I'm when I was high. There was a time when I thought good music and drugs were inseparable. But weed also made me very proud of Edinburgh and I'm very proud of her." paranoid and affected my memory." So has he quit? "Pretty So who is Finley Quaye now? "A less aggressive, more much." professional, mellower, happier person," he says. A decade ago he was big. He knows he could have been bigger but With a name like Finley Ellington Quaye, he was always maybe that would have tipped the light-darkness balance going to be a musician – The Duke was his godfather. His too far in the latter direction. Not that he's totally finished father was a jazzer, too, but Augustus "Cab" Quaye split with the other side. "I gave up snooker because it was dour from his mother when he was a baby. Dad and son were and hard work and there wasn't enough sunshine. But if finally reunited in Amsterdam, shortly before the old man's you know of any death. "I was so lucky to get to know him for a few years," snooker-based celeb-reality shows…". he says. "What a blessing that was." His mother, Sharon McGowan, died of a heroin overdose when Quaye was 11. For a long time he was a secret to her "Wee Free" relatives in Glencoe. "Mum had me out of wedlock – by a black man." After Sharon's death, he was shuttled between relatives in Edinburgh and Manchester

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Back for their 15th edition and now with a brand new name, this year’s ABSOLUTE FRINGE festival is a return for Irelands most exciting arts festival. This year they’ve spiced it up with some things old, many wonderful things new, the odd thing borrowed, but nothing about it is blue. The festival this year takes over Dublin city for two weeks in September, from the 5th to the 20th.

period of movement reflection.

International work also not to be missed includes the world premiere of Gerardo Naumann’s A Useful Play, co-produced by ABSOLUTE FRINGE and Project Arts Centre, featuring a local cast of twenty, Edit Kaldor’s Point Blank and Ranters Theatre’s Holiday. For those of you who loved last year’s hits Bouffon Glass MenagAudiences never know what to expect at this festival and this year erie and Red Bastard, do not miss Die Roten Punkte and The Lost the whole city comes alive with an edgy back-to-basics DIY theme to Pirates at the Metro Bosco Theatre. get the whole city moving again. The new partnership with Swedish This year ABSOLUT FRINGE will host more ways than ever to vodka brand, ABSOLUT, who with their track record of collaborating ‘participate’ in the festival with brand new Fringe Clubs including a with great artists from around the globe, is also set to deliver a boost Glee Club (where you can compose you own song & music), a to this year’s festival. For 16 days and nights this city-wide Dance Club (unleash your inner Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers or multi-disciplinary festival will present works which confront, embrace Nureyev), become the next Banksy at the Street Art Club, a Science and defy this period of remarkable change and challenges we’re Club (Geek Chic is in) and a Debate Club all led by leading currently experiencing. practitioners in each area and there will be a field trip for each event. There will be more workshops at the festival for ABSOLUT This year the performing arts and music include the much-loved FRINGE revelers all at good ticket prices and no more than €30. Spiegeltent, a gorgeous tent of mirrors, brought to you first by the Fringe (this year though is the last year ABSOLUT FRINGE will pitch Reclaiming the streets with Michelle Browne’s Mind The Gap, who this tent). Going back to its spiritual home at George’s Dock adjacent takes on the challenges and looks for new ways to imagine our city to the IFSC it will be joined by its younger, sassier sister tent, the through architecture, design, urban planning and visual art giving a Metro Bosco Theatre. positive potential to the city. St Patrick’s Park will be transformed by the The Readers, a large scale, free, participatory dance perforThis year’s festival will host more Irish work than ever before with mance where an ocean of people participating in what creator and shows like Loose Canon’s Piggyback Project where two theatrechoreographer David Rolland describes as “collective choreogramakers share designers, cast, space and time, one piggybacking on phy”. The festival this year are also producing a limited and highly the other. A performance in St Brendan’s hospital called Nurse me. A collectable daily magazine on the festival called Oh Fringe! created bilingual Gaeilge/bearla play, Broken Croí, Heart Briste by Manchán by young Irish design students. Magan. The Performance Corporation’s new site specific adventure, Power Point where Dangerous Liaisons meets The Apprentice, Volta Considering that times are tough this year and for those on a tight Theatre’s hilarious new satire from the writers of Fringe 2007 hit budget, ABSOLUT FRINGE have programmed free events or those Gerry and the Peace Process, and Rex Levitates new dance for under a tenner. Whatever your budget, there’s something there collection of twelve short works which are the result of a year-long for you.

Sunset Rubdown

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////// September 12th Crawdaddy, Harcourt Street. Doors 8pm Tickets €14 available from Ticketmaster, City Discs, Sound Cellar and usual outlets.Crawdaddy

Over the years, it’s difficult to say where I stand on the many different projects of Spencer Krug. Though, if there’s one thing we can all pretty much agree upon, is that he’s without a doubt one of the hardest working people currently working in music right now. Whether it’s juggling the many different musical projects he involves himself with (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake), or that he seems to be constantly on tour 24/7 — it’s all very admirable, regardless. Unlike a majority of people I know, who absolutely worship the ground that Spencer walks on, I’ve been a bit lukewarm (until recently) in response to many of his upcoming projects, including the third full-length titled Dragonslayer from Sunset Rubdown that is out now on Jagjaguwar. Now, I loved Shut Up I Am Dreaming when first heard it in 2006. It was, for lack of a better term, epic. Many of the tracks felt like they were building to something; to the point where I actually felt rewarded as a listener. It’s something that I felt was completely missing and devoid of with the band’s follow-up, Random Spirit Lover. It wasn’t until very recently that I gave it another shot due to the chagrin of a friend of mine. Apparently, I wasn’t listening to it correctly, but I still don’t think it’s as great as people make it out to be. The sole reason I decided to give that album another shot, has been due to how much I’ve been enjoying Dragonslayer the past month or so. Accessibility is very important to a record’s success in my opinion, and this has been to be Sunset Rubdown’s most accessible release to date. Krug has gone on to say how it’s been their most honest record, and it definitely shows; as this direct approach of playing live in studio is just as fulfilling and exploding with creativity as opposed to the use of studio tricks and tools with Random Spirit Lover. If you needed any more convincing, you wouldn’t need to look much further than listening to the very first three tracks of this album. Despite the bitterness and overall roughness that seems to permeate these tunes, at the very core lies some pretty solid pop hooks and sensibility. And those female backing vocals? Come on now! Hearing such a small, added detail like that is almost like a revelation to me. It brings some much needed depth to the table and sort of acts as a balance to Krug’s vocals, which can tend to get out of control quite easily. Suffice to say, I’m back on the bandwagon, wherever it may lead. Sunset Rubdown play Crawdaddy this September 12th at 8pm, Tickets €14 available from Ticketmaster, City Discs, Sound Cellar and usual outlets.

T-Model Ford

////////////////////////////////////////// September 28th Whelan’s Camden Street. Doors 8pm Tickets €17

musician making his debut who could just as easily be starring in the most competitive branch of the National Wrestling Federation: The Cage Match.

Even wilder than T-Model himself is his drummer, Spam. His girlfriend walks around dragging an oxygen tank and holding a cigarette in her other hand, a situation that could easily blow out her rib cage if not the entire block. Spam doesn’t care about that, though. He’s more worried she T-Model's credentials are impeccable; if anything he's over qualified. He was born James Lewis Carter Ford in Forrest, might snip off the tips of his fingers with a box cutter again. Tommy Lee Miles to the authorities, Spam to his friends, he a small community in Scott County, Mississippi. T-Model has been T-Model's number-one drummer for the past eight thinks he's seventy-five but isn't sure. He was ploughing a field behind a mule on his family's farm by the age of eleven, years. Sam Carr and Frank Frost, T-Model's old friends, and in his early teens he secured a job at a local sawmill. He were brought in for one session. But the guest musician's smiles gave way to scowls as T-Model's constant refrain excelled there and was later recruited by a foreman from a ("T-Model Ford is going to remember you sorry fuckers how bigger lumber company in the Delta, near Greenville and it's done") became more and more emphatic. Seconds eventually got promoted to truck driver. Between that and working in a log camp, T-Model was sentenced to ten years before "Been a Long Time" was recorded, Frank Frost felt compelled to state, "I want everyone to know that I'm now on a chain-gang for murder. He landed on his feet, luck-wise, and was released after serving only two. He says, playing against my will." grinning, "I could really stomp some ass back then, stomp it T-Model and Spam are the only men still playing on good. I was a-sure-enough-dangerous man." Greenville's Nelson Street. Most of the audience has scattered due to violence from the crack trade, and with the T-model is constantly arguing playfully with Stella, his exception of T-Model, the street that once boasted Booba girlfriend, about their more violent disagreements. When asked how many times he'd been to jail, T-Model responded, Barnes and others is dead. On a typical night Spam and "I don't know. How many?" He seemed to think it might be a T-Model will arrive at the club and unpack T-Model's guitar and amp, and the bass drum and snare he allows Spam to trick question. Upon realizing it wasn't, he answered to the use. When T-Model feels there are enough people, they best of his ability. "Every Saturday night there for awhile." start banging away in their own post-war Peavey-powered As disheartening as this is, it's also a refreshing reminder of hill stomp. It's nothing unusual for T-Model to play eight how ridiculous the present image of a bluesman is. Nothing hours a night. They keep going until no one's left standing. could be more wrong that the romantisiced and picturesque After his equipment's packed up T-Model will climb into his van and crash for the night. T-Model is all about the blues. standard; and old black man devoid of anger and rage happily strumming an acoustic guitar on the back porch of his shack "in that evening sun". Three quarters of a century old, and with a dislocated hip, T-Model Ford is the only

T-Model Ford plays Whelan’s on Monday September 28th, Doors 8pm, Admission €17.


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Live listings

WED 2ND SEPT DE SHONOS €tbc Dublin’s De Shonos play Whelan’s on September 2nd, the 2008 Emergenza winners are hoping to follow up on the success of the release of their second EP last year. Their sound attracts people from all different musical tastes. Their influences include The Verve, Oasis, The Doors, The Beatles, and The Who. www.myspace.com/deshonos INTERGALACTIC FROM 11PM ELECTRO/INDIE

THUR 3RD SEPT Debasement presents SUBJECT MATTER + Technical Sole, Handshaak €10 Debasement gigs have been showcasing new bands in Dublin for over ten years, with some current Irish bands launching their careers from the nights. On the night you are guaranteed a mix of quality acts from Dublin, often with guests from all over Ireland. www.whelanslive.com LATE BAR WITH DJ JOHN WALSH

FRI 4TH SEPT THE PADDYS WAKE SESSIONS Single Launch Night €8 The PWS have an infectious energy on stage, their mixed music styles and their diverse backgrounds are key strengths as they take their audience on a journey with their emotive love songs and rousing political commentaries with only one promise...... to entertain, move and inspire. myspace.com/thepaddyswakesessions LATE BAR WITH DJ ED SMITH

SAT 5TH SEPT Debasement presents LOST TO THE CONTINENT + Forever Young, Last Buskers €10 Debasement gigs have been showcasing new bands in Dublin for over ten years, with some current Irish bands launching their careers from the nights. On the night you are guaranteed a mix of quality acts from Dublin, often with guests from all over Ireland. www.whelanslive.com LATE BAR WITH DJ KOOL DROOL

TUE 8TH SEPT I.M.P. presents ELECTRIC WIZARD + Blood Ceremony €17 ELECTRIC WIZARD is the heaviest band in the world. The oblivion and ecstasy of crushing doom and high grade marijuana, a sonic aural trip far away from this world, where cyclopean walls of crackling valve amps set to the full overdrive and primal ritualistic beats can wash away the filth and drudgery of everyday life. myspace.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom RUBY TUESDAY FROM 11PM ROCK’N’ROLL, INDIE & ELECTRO

WED 9TH SEPT PAT FARRELL +Q €10 Riff It Avenue is the eagerly anticipated first studio album from renowned Dublin guitarist Pat Farrell. The eleven original, mostly instrumental, tracks on Riff It Avenue showcase the many facets of Pat’s musicianship... Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz, and Alternative. Riff It Avenue is an album for guitar lovers everywhere. www.thebusinessbluesband.com INTERGALACTIC FROM 11PM ELECTRO/INDIE

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THUR 10TH SEPT THE SHOOS €10 The Shoos, Dublin's latest ‘must see' band launch their debut EP on September 10th in Whelan's. Following on from the success of their last sell out show here in July this upcoming Dublin band has it all…experience, personality and one very good sound! Keep an ear out for them in the coming months… you won't be disappointed! www.theshoos.com LATE BAR WITH DJ PAT DILLON

FRI 11TH SEPT Foggy Notions presents THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH + Valerie Francis €13.50 Sweden's Kristian Matsson is The Tallest Man on Earth, a finger picking virtuoso who plays inspired Dylan-esque folk songs. Montezumas front-man Matsson started recording a set of rustic, gravelly-voiced tunes, ones that nodded to fellow Swedes Homesick Hank and Thomas Denver Jonsson. His first album, Shallow Grave was released on Gravitation Records in 2008. myspace.com/thetallestmanonearth LATE BAR WITH DJ KOOL DROOL

SAT 12TH SEPT U:MACK presents SILVER APPLES €20 U:Mack are delighted to announce a special performance from 60's electronic music pioneers, the legendary Silver Apples from New York City. Last seen in Ireland giving the performance of the festival at 2008's Electric Picnic, Silver Apples performances are rare, this show is not to be missed. www.silverapples.com LATE BAR WITH DJ JOHN HENNESSY

SUN 13TH SEPT SANZKRIT + The Ambience Affair & Fiach €10 Sanzkrit create a unique indie sound, where bold pop melodies toy with a dark undercurrent of moody rhythms and progressive structures. The soundscapes are countered by imaginative lyrics that craft a world of colourful introspect. Excitement surrounds their debut album, and a feeling that something special is on the way. www.myspace.com/sanzkrit LATE BAR

MON 14TH SEPT Debasement presents GROOVE & MISSILE CRISIS + Vagabonds & more €10 Debasement gigs have been showcasing new bands in Dublin for over ten years, with some current Irish bands launching their careers from the nights. On the night you are guaranteed a mix of quality acts from Dublin, often with guests from all over Ireland. myspace.com/grooveandmissilecrisis THE MIGHTY STEF – ACOUSTIC NIGHTMARES + DJ SET

TUE 15TH SEPT MIKE BARTLETT + Martin Staunton & The Lost Parade €15 Mike Bartlett launches his debut album “Truth & Love” in Whelan’s on Sept 15th. He has worked on the road internationally and at home for twenty years and more with acts as diverse from   Rolling Stones to Lambchop and recently he has returned to writing and has been touring to critical acclaim. www.myspace.com/mikebartlettmusic RUBY TUESDAY FROM 11PM ROCK’N’ROLL, INDIE & ELECTRO

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WED 16TH SEPT Foggy Notions presents DIRTY PROJECTORS + Tune-Yards €15 Dirty Projectors return to Ireland with an expanded 6-piece line-up following the release of their widely acclaimed fifth album Bitte Orca on Domino Records, as well as collaborations with Bjork, David Byrne and U.S. tour support with TV On The Radio. The new album received an incredible 9.2 review on Pitchfork. www.myspace.com/dirtyprojectors INTERGALACTIC FROM 11PMELECTRO/INDIE

THUR 17TH SEPT BEAT BOX POLICE €10 Beat Box Police are a four-piece punk rock band from Monasterevin with a reputation for wild live performances. This will be the bands album release party where they will be showcasing a sh*t load of new songs. It promises to be a great night. www.bebo.com/beatboxpolice LATE BAR WITH DJ ALASTAIR FOLEY

FRI 18TH SEPT Foggy Notions presents DAVID KITT + Get Back Guinozzi €18 David Kitt returns to Whelan's following a sold out show at the Wexford Street venue in April, the release of his brilliant sixth LP The Nightsaver and a European tour with Tindersticks. Special guests from France are Fatcat's new unique indie-pop signings Get Back Guinozzi, making their Irish debut. www.davidkitt.net LATE BAR WITH DJ EAMONN SWEENEY

SAT 19TH SEPT Foggy Notions presents TIMES NEW VIKING + Lovvers €12 Lo-fi punk sensations Times New Viking return to Dublin with album number four Born Again Revisited. Through their national travels, both as a headliner, and in league with such characters as The Country Teasers, Mission Of Burma, Endless Boogie and Psychedelic Horseshit, Times New Viking have achieved near mythic status in the US indie underground. www.myspace.com/timesnewviking LATE BAR WITH DJ KOOL DROOL

SUN 20TH SEPT Foggy Notions presents WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE €13 Whitmore returns to the scene of his triumphant performance in April following a much talked-about appearance on Jools Holland. Hailing from a farm on the banks of the Mississippi, he has developed an intense love and understanding of the land. With live performances which will leave one stunned in silence, and songs from the heartland. www.williamelliottwhitmore.com LATE BAR

MON 21ST SEPT HILARY BOW + Aoife Moriarty €tbc Launch night of the long-awaited second album, Oneness, Hilary Bow is at her purest. Oneness is an eclectic collection of original pieces written, arranged and produced by Hilary. This evening, she performs with band; guest trumpet, violin, accordion and cello carrying her versatile and

distinctly beautiful voice. The launch of Oneness marks the opening of Why Violence Week. www.myspace/hilarybow THE MIGHTY STEF – ACOUSTIC NIGHTMARES + DJ SET

TUE 22ND SEPT DUBLIN UNDERGROUND PRESENTS €10/12 Hosting over 100 gigs and 250 bands last year Dublin Underground proves that the underground music scene is very much alive and kicking and producing some great music in Dublin. Check listings nearer the date for a full line up.

PENTAGRAM + Brigantia & Council of Tanith €tbc Pentagram is considered to be one of the most influential heavy metal acts ever, especially in the realm of the doom-metal genre. Over the years since its inception in 1971, the band has gone through a long and complicated history with many lineups and countless devastatingly Heavy live shows...Doom Or Be Doomed! www.myspace.com/livefreeandbur n LATE BAR

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Awkward Silence presents T-MODEL FORD www.myspace.com/dublinund €17 erground American blues musician T-Model RUBY TUESDAY FROM Ford's credentials are impeccable; 11PM ROCK’N’ROLL, INDIE if anything he's over qualified. Not & ELECTRO sure of his exact age he was plowing a field behind a mule by THUR 24TH SEPT age eleven, and sometime later he was sentenced to ten years on a chain-gang for murder but was Guinness Presents released after two. He will be ARTHUR’S DAY backed by Seattle-based band SOLD OUT GravelRoad. Live music is a big part of Dublin culture and on Arthur's www.myspace.com/tmodelford Day, it's going to be even THE MIGHTY STEF – ACOUSTIC bigger. Whelan’s, one of NIGHTMARES + DJ SET Dublin’s best music venues, is being taken over by huge headline acts. Featuring David Gray, The Enemy, The Wombats, The Undertones, TUE 29TH SEPT Lisa Hannigan & Hot Rats featuring members of HOWE GELB Supergrass. €20 It took Howe Gelb nearly 20 years www.guinness.com to receive the type of attention LATE BAR WITH DJ JOHN upstart indie rockers routinely WALSH obtain by their second album. During those two decades, Gelb released an abundance of material FRI 25TH SEPT at the helm of his group, Giant Sand. Gelb received the biggest CLIVE BARNES critical and commercial success of €15 his career with his Chore of Clive Barnes new album is Enchantment album in 2000. released in September. It's the sound of a musician at the top of his game. On “The Ghost Country” Clive sounds truly unique having forged his own voice through years of touring and sharing stages with the likes of Eric Bibb, Taj Mahal, Jeff Beck, Dr. John, Solomon Burke, Seasick Steve and many more. www.clivebarnesmusic.com LATE BAR WITH DJ JOHN HENNESSY

www.howegelb.com RUBY TUESDAY FROM 11PM ROCK’N’ROLL, INDIE & ELECTRO

WED 30TH SEPT Vibrations /Spacific / Agency Group present

THE BLACK SEEDS + Braintheft €15/20 SAT 26TH SEPT Renowned for their legendary 8-piece live shows, TBS produce a DNP presents boundary-crossing fusion of dub, KINKY FRIEDMAN funk, afro-beat and soul, mixed and Friends with vintage reggae. Their unique €30 style of mixing infectious grooves Singer, songwriter, novelist, and melodies with undiluted roots humorist, Politian & Cigar mogul Kinky Friedman comes music has seen their popularity spread rapidly throughout the to Whelan’s on September world. Do not miss this amazing 26th. While Kinky considers running for the 2010 governor live act this September. of Texas, you can show your www.theblackseeds.com support of his campaign by coming along to celebrate the INTERGALACTIC FROM 11PM wonderful music he's written ELECTRO/INDIE over his 30 year career. www.kinkyfriedman.com LATE BAR WITH DJ JOHN WALSH

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YOU’R A REAL GOOD DANCER GREG...

Mondays ///  Bia Bar Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2 The Darko Sessions: Live acoustic acts every Monday from  9 to 12 The Mission @ ThinkTank ThinkTank, Temple Bar, D2 Club Night Doors 10.30pm Weedway & Guests The Turks Head Parliament Street, temple bar, D1 10pm, Free Live Reggae till late Island Culture South William 52 South William Street, D2 Carribbean Cocktail Party, Free Fionn Davenport Sin, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, D2  9pm, €5 A no-cheese eclectic mix The Hep Cat Club 4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, D2 8pm, Free Swing, Jazz and lounge with classes  Dice Sessions The Dice Bar, Queen Street, SmithFree – Dj Alley  King Kong Club The Village, 26 Wexford Street, D2 11pm, Free Musical Game Show  Dolly Does Dragon The Dragon, South Great  Georges Street, D2 10pm, Free Cocktails, Candy & Classic Tunes  Soap Marathon Monday/ Mashed  Up Monday The George, South Great  Georges Street, D2 6.30pm, Free Chill out with a bowl of mash and  catch up with all the soaps  The Industry Night Break for the border 2 Johnstons Place, Lower  Stephens Street, Dublin 2 8pm, Pool competition, Karaoke & Dj   Make and Do-do with Panti Panti Bar, 7-8 Capel Street,  Dublin 1 10pm, Gay arts and crafts night  Dj Ken Halford Buskers, Temple Bar, D2 10pm, Chart, Pop, Indie & Rock  Euro Saver Mondays Twentyone Club and Lounge D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 11pm, DJ Al Redmond  Therapy Club M, Blooms Hotel, D2 11pm, €5 Funky house & RnB

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Tuesdays /// Metro Kitchen The Village, Wexford Street Micro Kitchen believes that a dash of  new tunes spices up old favourites. Every Tuesday 10pm to late  Tuesdays@ The Dragon The Dragon Bar Pre-Glitz party, €5 Cocktails 8pm, Free  Beauty Breaks Solas Bar, 31 Wexford Street, D2 Mo Kelly American Hip-Hop  Ready Steady Go-go! South William, 52 South William  Street, D2 8pm, Femmepop, Motown, 60s Soul  Ruby Tuesdays Ri-ra, Dame Court, D2 11pm, Free before 11.30, €5 after Classic and alternative rock  Le Nouveau Wasteland The Dice bar, Queen Street, SmithFree Laid Back French hip-hop and groove Dj Shirena, Dj Rich Bea & Guests The Turks Head, Parliament Street,  Temple Bar, D2 Latin House, Afro-Latin, Brazilian &  Reggae Beats  Jelly Donut The Village, 26 Wexford Street, D2 10.30pm, free Minimal Techno  Give A Dog A Bone Panti Bar, 7-8 Capel Street, D1 Pennys In The Bar  Jezabelle The Purty Kitchen, 34/35 East  Essex St, Temple Bar, D2 7pm, Free before 11pm Live Classic Rock   The Drag Inn The Dragon, South Great Georges  St, D2 8pm, Free Davine Devine presents open mic  night with prizes, naked twister, go-go  boys and make-overs. Glitz Break for the border Lower Stephens Street, D2 11pm Gay Club Night Trashed Andrews lane Theatre, Andrews Lane,  D2 10.30pm, €5 Indie and electro  Dj Stephen James Buskers, Temple Bar, D2 10pm, Chart, Pop and Indie  Funky Sourz Club M, Temple Bar, D2 11pm, €5 Dj Andy Preston (FM104)  Take-over Twenty One Club, D’Olier Street, D2 11pm, €5 Electro & Techno

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Wednesdays /// Galactic Beat Club Disco. Boogie. House. Funk. Balearic. Subject DJs and guest DJs weekly Adm: Free Free Free // 11pm - 3am Turks Head, Parliament Street, Temple  Bar, Dublin 2 www.turkshead.ie Fosters only €3.75 per pint / 3 x  Bottles of Miller / Sol only €10.00 / 2 x  Cocktails for €12  Gaff Party @ Wax Powerscourt Centre, Dublin 2 11pm / Doors €5 / €4 drinks  ANTICS INDIE/ELECTRO night. CRAWDADDY.Doors: 11pm. Tickets  €5 BREEZE SUMMER CLUB night. TRIPOD. Doors: 10:30pm. Tickets  €10/12. Contemporary music mix covering  Indie, Chart, Hip-Hop, Dance, Electro  & everything in between.  Tetric The Button Factory, Curved Street,  Dublin 2 Electro, Funk & House Music Doors 11pm  A Twisted Disco Night Ri-Ra, Dame Court, D1 Free, 11pm 80s, Indie & Electro Beatdown Disco The South william South William Street, D2 8pm, Free Balearic, Soul, Underground, Disco &  House  Stylus Presents Solas Bar, 31 wexford Street, D2 With residents mr.moto, Paul Cosgrave and Michael McKenna Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Latin Dean Sherry Sin, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, D2,  9pm Underground House, Techno, Funk 1957 The Dice Bar, Queen Street, SmithFree, Blues & Ska  The Mighty Stef’s Acoustic Nightmares The Village Bar, 26 Wexford Street St, D2 Acoustic night with the Mighty Stef

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Soul bitchin Panti Bar, 7-8 Capel  street, D1 Gay Student Night

31 Wexford Street Dublin 2 www.solasbars.com Resident Mr Razor.

Wednesdays @ Spy Spy @ Powerscourt Centtre, South William Street Dublin 2 10pm Late Club Night

City Lady Play Shine, Wexford Street With Sally Foran.

The Song room The Globe Bar South Great Georges  Street Dublin 2 8.30pm, Free Live Music We Got the Soul, The  Funk and The Kitchen  Sink Ri-Ra Dame Court, D2 11pm, Free Before  11.30pm, €5 after Soul & Funk Unplugged @ The Purty The Purty Kitchen 34/35 East Essex Street Temple Bar, Dublin 2 7pm, Free Before 11pm Live acoustic set with  Gavin Edwards

selection of anything from  Soul to Pop. Jam Thinktank Templebar Dublin 2 Student Night 10.30pm, Free The Bionic Rats The Turks Head Free Live reggae & Ska Tea-Time Thursdays Howl @ The Moon 7 Lower Mount Street Dublin 2 Complimentry Captain  Morgans & BBQ Karaoke with Cormac and  Stevo from 9pm Muzik The Button Factory,  Curved St, Temple Bar, D2  11pm, Up Beat lndie, New  Wave, Bouncy Electro

Space N Veda The George, South Great  Georges Street, D2 9pm, Free Before 10pm,  €8 after. Performance and  Thursdays @ cafe En  Seine dance. Retro 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s Cafe En Seine, 39 Dawson  St, D2 DJs and dancing until  Noize 2.30 am. Andrews Lane Theatre Cocktail promotions Andrews Lane, D2 Free, 8pm 8pm, Student night Thursdays // Sound Check and Le  Cirque Every Thursday @ Spy Powerscourt Centre,  Dublin 2 Free before 11pm, €5  after. Music starts 7pm.  €10 bottle of wine til 9pm. 2 for 1 on cocktails til  11pm. €4 selected drinks after  11pm

The Little Big Party Ri Ra Free, 11pm lndie music night Mr. Jones The Twisted Pepper, 54  Middle Abbey Street, D2 llpm, €8/5 House, Electro, Baseline Cooler Than You The Underground @ Kennedys Westland Row, D2 10pm, € 6 /€4 before 1lpm 

BRAZILIAN MIX CRAWDADDY. Doors: 9pm. Tickets: €5/8. lndie Rock, Motown and  Swing Two rooms full of spicy  Brazilian rhythms and a  Alterative Grunge Night special taste of Electro  Peader Kearneys, 64  House and Minimal Dame St, D2 llpm, €5/3 Alternative  Guateque Party grunge Bia Bar Lower Stephens Street,  Soundcheck Dublin 2 Spy, Powerscourt Centre,  Guateque Spanish, Stb Brazilian styled party with  William St D2 Domingo Sanchez, guest musicians and DJs.  7pm - 11pm Unarocks  and Sarah I Fox play indie  9 to 12 rock n’ roll Admission Free SOUL@SOLAS  Solas Bar


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Mash South William Street,52 Sth William St, D2, 9pm Free Mash-ups, Bootlegs, Covers Jason Mackay Sin, Sycamore St, Temple Bar, D2  9pm Dance, R’n’B House Control/Delete Andrews Lame Theatre, Andrews Lane, D2  11pm €3/4 lndie and Electro Annie’s Family Fortunes The George, Sth Great Georges St, D2 9pm Free before 10pm, after 10pm €8/4 with student ID Game show followed by 80s and 90s  music. Thursday night DJ The Globe, 11 South Great Georges St, D2, llpm, Free After Work Party The Purty Kitchen, 34/35 East Essex St, Temple Bar D2 6pm, Free before 11pm , Live Rock with Totally Wired. Moog 69s Thomas Reads, Parliment St, D2 9.30pm, Free Live covers band + DJ  Funk, Soul, Pop. Big Time! The Bernard Shaw 11 - 12 Sth Richmond St, Portobelle D2 You Tube nights, hat partys... make and do for grown ups! The Panti Show Panti Bar, 7-8 Capel St, D1 10pm Gay cabaret.  

Fridays /// The Button Factory, Dublin 2 keyring House & Techno from local and international guests each week Doors 11pm WAR - Every Friday @ Spy Powerscourt Centre, Dublin 2 Free before 11pm. €7 before midnight,  €10 after.  Bucket of Corona for €20 all night (5  bottles) 10e bottle of wine til 9pm. NODISKO @ The Academy Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1 Doors 11pm  Adm Only €.50 b4 12, €5 after! Pint Becks €3.50 / Selected bottled  beers €3.50 / VS ICE €3 / Quickie Shots  €3   HYPE SUMMER SOUNDSYSTEM POD/CRAWDADDY/LOBBY/BAR/ COURTYARD. Bar and barbecue from 18:00. Club doors: 11pm. Tickets: €12

INSIDE OUT  Michael Stylus & Peter Cosgrove  Disco Balearic Grooves. Sub-Zero Transformer (below the oak) Parliament Street, Dublin 2 11pm, Free Indie, Mod, rock The Turks Head Parliament St & Essex Gate, Temple Bar, D2 11pm, Free Live lndie music followed  by DJ Eamon Clarke Drop Dead Gorgeous Ri Ra Dame Court D2 €5 Before 11pm, €10 after Friday Tea-Time Club Break for the Border Johnstons Place, Lower Stephens St,  Dublin 2. Karaoke with Cormac and Stevo from  6pm Budweiser promotions. DJs until late InsideOut Solas Bar, Wexford Street, D2. 9pm Free Balearic Soul, Disco, Re-edits, House, etc. Fridays @ Cafe En Seine Cafe En Seine, 39 Dawson St, D2 DJs and dancing until 3am  Cocktail promotions 8pm, Free Club M, Anglesea St, Temple bar, D2, Chart, dance, R&B 10pm, Freebefore  11pm Mud The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey St, D2 11pm, 10 (varies if guest) Bass, Dubstep, Dancehall Babalonia Tropical Soundclash South William, .52 South William St, D2 8.30pm, Free Dub, Ska, Afrobeat Music with words Pravda, Lower Liffey Street, D1 9.30, Free Indie, Soul, Electro Processed Beats Searsons, 42-44 Baggot Street Upper,  D4  9pm, Free Funk, House, Dubstep, Hip-Hop GO! Bodega Club, Pavillion Centre, Marine  Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin 11pm, €10, Soul, Indie, disco, Rock Scribble The Bernard Shaw, 11 – 12 South Richmond Street, Porto   bello, D2 Funk, House, Dubstep, Hip-Hop Hells Kitchen The Dice Bar,   D7 Free Funk and Soul classics Friday Night Globe DJ The Globe, 11 Sth Great Georges St,

D2, llpm, Free DJ Eamonn Barrett plays an eclectic  mix. Ri-Ra Guest Night Ri-Ra Dame Court, D2 llpm, €10 from 11.30pm International and home-grown DJ talent. Strictly Handbag The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St, D2 llpm, €10 (2 for 1 before midnight) Al Redmond Sin, Sycamore St, Temple Bar D2 9pm R’n’B House, Chart Fridays @ V1 The Vaults, Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, D1 Progressive Tribal, Techno and Trance The Friday Night Project The Purty Kitchen, 34/35 East Essex St, Temple bar, D2 10pm Free before 11pm Let’s Make Party The Village, 26 Wexford St, D2 11pm - DJ Mikki Dee Dj Fluffy in the Box The George, Sth Great Georges St, D2  9pm, Free before 10pm,  €9 after Camp, Commercial, Dance Karaoke Friday Break for the Border, Johnstons Place, Lower, Stephens St,  D2. 10pm Karaoke night. Panticlub Panti bar, 7-8 Capel St, D1 Dj Paddy Scahill Dj Austin Carter Commotion @ Shine, Wexford Street Dublin 2

Saturdays /// VIVA! New and Retro Club Classics with an  International Flavour! Presented by Aoife Nic Canna and  Marina Diniz Adm: Free before 12am / e2 after //  11pm - 3am Turks Head, Parliament Street, Temple  Bar, Dublin 2 www.turkshead.ie Fosters only €3.75 per pint / 3 x Bottles  of Miller / Sol only €10.00 / 2 x Cocktails for €12 DOWNLOAD TRIPOD SATURDAYS POD/CRAWDADDY/LOBBY/BAR/ TRIPOD. Doors: 11pm. Tickets: €12 GROOVEMENT SOUL Upstairs @ 4  Dame Lane Every Saturday Night 9pm  - 3am, Adm Free. Groovement Soul  sounds from the Soulful Underground  with the emphases strictly on the party.  Expect to hear Soul, Jazz ,Rare Groove,  Jazzfunk, 80’s Boogie, Latin, Afro,  Classic Disco & Soulful House with occasional international guests.  Gossip,  Every Saturday at Spy. Powerscourt Centre, Dublin 2, 80s,  Disco, Hip Hop, Pop, Indie, Rock Free before 11pm. €10 after. 2 for 1 on cocktails til 11pm. €10 bottle  of wine til 9pm.

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Re-session Wax @ Spy Powerscourt Centre Sth William St, D2 11pm Minimal, House, Techno

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Soundcheck Afterparty Vs Le Cirque Spy, Powerscourt Centre, South William Street D2 llpm, €5, Fashion, fun, concept nights,  indie-rock and electro

Free BBQ from around 5.30pm.  Solas Bar 31 Wexford Street Dublin 2 www.solasbars.com Yep, free tasty treats, long drinks, cock tails and summer vibes. Then later… later...

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SQUEEZE Aiden Kelly (Electic sounds) Solas Bar 31 Wexford Street Dublin 2 www.solasbars.com Festa @ Shine, Wexford street,  Dublin 2 All girl weekend with  Kitty Kat doing her Disco  thing....From 8.30pm Transmission The Button Factory Curved Street Dublin 2 Mix of indie & Dance Pogo The Twisted Pepper 54 Middle Abbey Street Dublin 2 11pm, €10 (varies if guest) House, Soul & funk SIDESTEPPIN’ Bia Bar Lower Stephens Street,  Dublin 2 CHUNKY N’ FUNKY UNDERGROUND DISCO AND  HOUSE with Peter Cosgrove, Mick  McKenna and guests. 8ish  to 2.30ish Admission Free Sugar Club Saturdays The Sugar Club, 8 Lower  Leeson Street, D2 11pm, €15 Salsa, Swing, Ska, Latin Freaks Come Out The Academy Middle Abbey Street Dublin 2 €15, Dirty Electro & House  with regular guest djs Saturdays @ V1 The Vaults, Harbourmaster  Place IFSC, Dublin 1 RnB, Soul & Hip Hop With Regular guest DJs Wes Darcy Sin, Sycamore Street,  Temple Bar, D2 9pm, RnB Basement Traxx Transformer (Below the  Oak) Parliament Street Dublin 2 11pm, Free Indie & Rock Downtown Searsons, 42-44 Baggot  Street Upper, D4 10pm, Free Indie, Soul, Chart Saturdazed Bodega Club, Pavilion  Centre, Marine Road, Dun  Laoghaire 11pm €10 Chart, Dance & RnB Toejam The Bernard Shaw 11-12 south Richmond  Street

Portobello, Dublin 2 Afternoon is car boot sales,  t-shirt making etc Later on: Resident Djs  playing Soul, Funk, House  & Electro Saturday @ The village 26 Wexford Street, D2 11pm Djs Pete Pamf, Morgan,  Dave Redsetta & Special  Guests Dj Karen The Dragon South Great Georges Street Dublin 2 10pm, House music Beauty Spot Karaoke The George, South Great  Georges St, D2 9pm, free before 10pm,  €10 after Karaoke followed  by DJs playing camp com mercial pop Panticlub Panti Bar, 7-8 Capel Street,  D1 DJ Philth & Guests Sundays // SUNDAY SOLAS SUM MER SCENE It’s free BBQ time again.  This time from 3pm on a  Sunday.  The last few weeks have  been great. We’ve had Noel  Phelan, Declan Comiskey  Pete PAMF and Razor all  playing some Summer  tunes. Sponsored by our  kind friends at Kapperberg.  Bucket of Kapperberg 20e. Sundown Bia Bar Lower Stephens Street,  Dublin 2 Chilled Sunday with good  vibes, quality sounds and  tasty visual treats. 6 to  11.30 Admission Free   Audio update with Martin  McCann Solas Bar Old and new soul offbeat  sounds Live soul and funk  


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