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Issue four October 09

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Full DEAF Festival Roundup Pete Doherty Interview We talk to Tony Lionni Full Clubbing & Live Gig Guide Brass Emsemble / Hypnotic Modeselektor / Derrick May & More...

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its Martina dressed up as Tescos for Halloween. Epic fail. Clubbing Roundup Take a DJ, put him in a club, have it on this month. Whoila! It’s in the clubbing roundup!

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Costume Number Four: The Recession

Costume Number Five: Joseph Fritzl

I wasn’t going to write about this, but as we all know its now against the law to put pen to paper without mentioning the recession. So here it is! Alongside the banks, the recession has to be one of the scariest things of 2009, for two reasons. Firstly, people are scared because they might lose all their money, job, house etc. Secondly, I’m scared because people might never shut the fuck up about it and I might have to drown myself. So all in all, the recession is super-scary-to-the-max! Dressing up as the recession is easily done though. Pop that beautiful little head of yours down to your local sports shop. Marathon sports or lifestyle sports, somewhere like that will do. Watch out for small groups of inner city kids who WILL try and kill you if they see you. Its sports shop etiquette, especially in town. It might be a sports shop, but if you look like you’re in there for anything other than smoking joints on the steps, you’re dead. Head for the football section and grab yourself the latest Republic of Ireland soccer kit, socks n’all! Bring the kit home and get your lovely mum, granny or girlfriend (or just do it yourself you sexist bastard) to turn down the shorts for you. Now put the kit on. There you go! You’re dressed as Ireland with a down-turn. The official fancy dress costume of the recession. Now start to cry. You’re a sap…

Its Movember next month, so what better time to grow a moustache? Everyone will think you’re an amazing person for the charitable work you are doing. What a good, good person you are. Now strap two doll houses to your feet, throw a padlock on the door and whoila… you’re Joseph Fritzl. Quite the turnaround if I do say so myself. A charitable person, a fancy dress champion and father of the year 2009… all rolled into one. Go you!

Costume Number Six: The General This one is really easy and perfect for the lazy fucks out there. Just pull your hood up and walk around with your hand over your face all night. If anyone says anything to you just shoot them…

Costume Number Seven: PHONiC Magazine It’s all very well for me to sit here and dream up stupid costumes for you to wear this Halloween, but as we all know only too well, resources are quite low at the minute. Everybody is broke. None of your friends will be going out this Halloween, citing “No money dude” as the reason. The world and his granny haven’t got a bean to go out with. So if you cant afford the night itself, how the

fuck are you gonna afford the costume? So I’m going to make this easy for you, using only the powers of my mind. I’ve been studying the Derren Brown stuff lately and I’m a lil’ physic off the back of it. Would I be right in saying…hold on…. ouch…ouuuch…this hurts a bit. Would I be right in saying… you’re holding a copy of PHONiC Magazine right now? YOU ARE! Wow. I really am physic. I’m writing this before the magazine has even gone to print and already I know that you have a copy. I’ve never been prouder. Anyway, now that we’ve established that you have the raw materials, you have a number of choices. A) Buy some Sellotape and use that to stick all the pages to your naked body B) Borrow a stapler and staple all the pages to your naked body or C) Stick the pages of PHONiC to your slender, naked frame using only the power of your own spit. Or anyone else’s spit you can borrow. You’re now dressed exactly like PHONiC, as well as being really cold and really really weird. I feel violated, and that’s not what Halloween is supposed to be about. So really the key is originality. Just like in normal life, when it comes to fancy dress parties you have to dress different if you want to stand out. Don’t let anything get in your way. A cats leg, a pint of milk, your grannies head… all perfectly acceptable costumes and all nearly guaranteed to win you the gold medal at your fancy dress gig of choice this year. And fuck it, if you don’t win the gold at least you get the pleasure of taking part… and looking like a complete and utter tool for a whole 24 hours. My advise? Stick to the jeans…

DEAF Festival The Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, what’s happening, where, when, who, why… and loads of other things starting with the letter W. Wow! The Enemy List If you happen to be paranoid and also attending college, you’re right to be! There are loads of people out there trying to kill you. Here’s a list…

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Full Gig Listings The whole shebang! What’s on tonight, and where!

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Ticket touts are the scum of the earth, we all know this. One of the best things about your college years is spending all your cash on clothes, booze and going to gigs. How though, are you expected to have any cash for booze or clothes if some smelly bastard in a dirty Febreeze smelling jumper charges you €400 for a ticket? Now capital punishment isn't something we agree with here at PHONiC, but for the ticket tours we're more than willing to make an exception! Standard kit when you start working at Ticketmaster should include a black sack with the eyes cut out and a big rusty axe. When the aforementioned smelly bastard shows up at the counter looking for 26 tickets to Electric Picnic because "The wife wants to bring a friend" you should pull a Superman-in-a-phone-box style move with the sack and start swinging that axe. If the wife wants a ticket she can go on eBay and pay a grand like the rest of us…

The God Squad Have you heard the good news? Fuck off…

Welcome to issue four! Come in, take off you jacket, read for a while! We’ve got loads going on this issue, all the usual clubbing action and live gig previews, the full lowdown on the DEAF festival, as well as full gig listings and all the usual messing. It’s Halloween this month and due to silly amounts of people running around in shite clichéd costumes last year, we thought we would throw together a guide to this years essential fancy dress costumes. Just don’t come crying to us if they don’t work out. Also, the student population of Dublin has once again returned for a year of scholarly pain, inflicted by a mixture of weekly hangovers, screaming landlords and a hatred of lectures. Hello students! We want to make sure you have a safe and friendly year, so with that in mind we’ve published the student enemy list so all you college types know exactly who to be weary of. And it’s not me, I swear. As always, if you like what you’ve read in this issue feel free to log on and check out any of the back articles online at PHONiC.ie. Thanks for picking us up…


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3way Have you ever sat at home, lonely and bored, wondering “Why will some thoughtful Dublin-based magazine not pop its beautiful little paper head down from the heavens and command me with three dutiful tasks that I must carry out this month?” If you have, you’re an absolute weirdo and you need to get yourself a hobby. But we’re here to answer your prayers all the same…

Get yourself back to old skool No, I don’t mean drinking glow-sticks to impress the cute smiley-faced raver you fancy over the other side of the school disco, only to vomit luminous green gunge all over your new school shoes (Oh, that was just me, was it?). Anyway, I’m not talking an 80’s rave revival… I’m talking books! Real paper books, with pages and everything. I had forgotten they existed! I used to read books like Jesus used to say prayers, flat out, all day. Then one day, the internet popped its little head up, and I forgot all about them. Now I know this is a bit if a silly thing to write about, as if books have fallen off the face of the earth. Surely not, I know that. A vast majority of you out there are still glued to the latest novel you picked up in Eason’s and you’re laughing to yourself while reading this as the silly man locked inside PHONiC talks about the lessening of books, but if we’re honest, so many of you out there have abandoned the book. Sure, the internet has stories on it, and you can update that, and it can make noises, play videos, play games… a book can’t do that you say! Technology is racing forward at such speeds that we now have so many media options with which to entertain ourselves. You have to think the book is being left behind. Only lately, I’ve re-discovered the book and the joys of not being able to put one down and it cant do any harm to appeal the many like me who for a while, forgot about the book. Do yourself a favour, log off whatever site you’re on, turn off your computer and pick up a good book. You won’t regret it. And now that I’ve said that, keep reading, for you shall now witness the biggest contradiction of the month…

Get on the interwebby, now! Most of you probably spend every last waking moment of your life clinging to a computer screen (not fucking books anyway), updating your Facebook, micro-blogging on Twitter… having your mucky little way with yourself on Pornhub when nobody’s looking. So me telling you to get yourself online is probably a bit of a lost suggestion. But do it anyway. Wait for it… wait for it… wait for it… Shameless plug! Yes, that’s right folks. This is another shameless plug brought to you by the makers of PHONiC Magazine and PHONiC.ie; but believe us, it’s for your own good that we do it. That we tell you to open up your browser and march forth towards PHONiC.ie is because we love you and we want you to be happy. Our website (PHONiC.ie, in case I didn’t mention) has just made the shortlist for “Best Entertainment Website” in the Irish Web awards only ten weeks after its launch. So that must mean either A) That the site is a super duper good’un or B) That the judges are all on crack. Anyway, to celebrate we’re sticking competitions galore up on the website! We’ve 10 different competitions currently there for you to enter, ranging from VIP festival tickets to spa relaxation days for two, with other prices including tickets for gigs around Dublin, booze, and a year in the Bahamas. Ok, I’m joking about the Bahamas but the rest is all true. Oh, and we’ve got a video of the cutest little Hitler kid who you are guaranteed to fall in love with. No, really!

Go DEAF! No, no, no… we don’t want you to go deaf, we want you to go to DEAF! The Dublin Electronic Arts Festival is back in Dublin pubs, clubs and venues this month for its annual October electronic feast. With a sign of the times, this year they haven’t managed to bag a corporate sponsor, so funding the festival has been that much harder and needed lots and lots of extra effort, but they have certainly managed to pull it off as this year is their most extensive programme to date. DEAF explores, teaches and promotes about all of the electronic arts including films, gallery installations, workshops, live gigs and club events. There are more than 150 events on offer, so if you can’t find something to suit you then you’re quite obviously lost. Its nice to see a local Dublin-based festival growing like this, getting bigger and bigger each year they return, so lets offer all the help we can in the form of appreciation. Grab yourself a ticket for something, shoot along to the venue, hang your coat up, grab yourself and drink, and enjoy!


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Yes to Lisbon! Now, I know I’m automatically alienating 32.9% of my readers by putting this in the good category, but if I’m honest with myself, I’m probably going to scare you all away later in the issue anyway. Sure it’s nearly Halloween, why not give some of the readers a scare? We’ve all given Europe the big kiss on the bum it wanted, now let’s hope it gets back to writing us stupidly big cheques for stuff we don’t deserve. Liberty Hall Projections We know it’s the world’s ugliest building, but how deadly do those projections look? Well done. I officially forgive it for ruining Dublin’s skyline. Maybe that’s the key to forgiveness, projecting something good on its face. Say for instance your girlfriend makes horrible dinner, pull out a projector and project Beyonce naked on her face. Forgiven. Somebody call the Viperoom and tell them to project a picture of a decent nightclub on its frontage. Em…. Still not forgiven. The Secret Millionaire It’s like Dragons Den for the down and outs, and it’s got the emotional angle. Tears + cash = no more tears! And they say money can’t buy you happiness. Secret Millionaire, if you’re out there… please send me money!

Southport Weekender Who-HOO! The line-up for the Saturday is released. If you have A) A love of house, soul or even just dancing and B) nothing to do on the 6th, 7th & 8th of next month then do yourself the biggest favour you’ll do all year and get yourself over to this. It’s amazing! We have a set of VIP passes to give away on our website, so get online!

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Christmas Already? Hold your horse’s people! I see Christmas stuff cropping up in shops and even people talking crazy talk about Christmas shopping already. “Oh, I just love getting it all done early, missing the crowds and the rushing about.” Listen to me readers, if I see any of you Christmas shopping this month, I’ll break your legs. That’s a promise. (Please note: I would never hurt you – I don’t even know who you are!) Kanye West How many ways can I spell “complete and utter knob-jockey”? One. And there it is. Kanye, if your name isn’t called, stay in your fucking seat. You might not be able to see us out those stripy glasses, but we can see you… and hear you. And believe me, it’s not pretty. So either sit down, or make like Elvis and leave the building. Forever would be great. Suits on the news I like the news. It lets me know what’s happening outside my sitting room, which is loads of stuff it would seem! But why are there always people dressed in suits, lying to me? Stop lying to me, take off that suit and give me a kiss. Lads, I don’t care if you’re sleeping with Cowen or getting blowies off Harney, start telling me the truth or I won’t elect you again. TV Licence Summons Hello Mr Postman! Oh what’s that? You want to ruin my day? Brilliant. What’s this? A TV Licence summons? Oh great, thanks a million. I love you too. Yes, it’s official. I hate the TV Licence people. A TV Licence is there to support the national TV station (A.K.A RTE), but RTE have adverts to do that! The BBC gets the licence fee in the UK, and because of it they have no adverts whatsoever. So why do RTE get both? I understand the BBC has a higher population to feed from, but at least they do something! Dear television licence people and RTE, you are shit.

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People in Bags Halloween is all well and good. If you want to dress up, you can. If you want to ignore it, you can. Its nice like that, it doesn’t necessarily push itself in your face. One question though… what’s with all the people running around wearing black bags with the arms cut out? (Bin liners don’t have arms?) Since when was a vampire mask and a bin liner a viable costume? Please people, for Halloween 2009, take off the fucking bin liners!! The Irish Apprentice I really like English apprentice. In fact, for comedy value, you could say I really like the Irish one too. But fuck me… are we all that ugly in Ireland? Surely not… are we? ARE WE? NOOOOOOOOOO!

Brendan O’Conner I was watching Brendan O’Conner on The Apprentice – You’re Fired! the other night and I thought to myself, I know its only issue four but how in the name of god have we not had this man in the ugly section yet? So here he is! Oul floppy forehead himself! Proof if proof was needed, that there really is no such thing as a good Irish television presenter. Moan bag United What’s the story with everyone this month? “Ooh it’s getting darker way earlier!” and “Ooooh-no it’s getting really cold and winter like!” What the fuck do you expect? THIS HAPPENS EVERY YEAR! Hello winter, goodbye moan bags! (Technically I’m a moan bag too, because I’m moaning about moan bags – It’s a vicious circle)


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you going These days everybody is obsessed with looks. Boobs jobs here, nose jobs there, a little bit of a makeover… all of a sudden your dad is now your mum. The pretty little beast he always wanted to be. No, sorry… that’s the extreme. But you get what I mean. Everybody wants to look different, everybody wants to look better, nobody wants to look like themselves. Everyone blames the media and normally, in an article that starts out the way this article has, I would start to blame the media too. But I’m part of the media, so I’m not going to point the finger at myself, am I? I’m not taking the blame for it. Besides, what’s to blame? 11 months out the year the whole obsession with changing your looks is touted as a bad thing, but not this month. Why not, you ask? It Halloween, that’s why! The one month of the year when it’s permissible to totally change your looks and be whoever the fuck you want to be. The other 11 months of the year you’re forced to look at your own ugly mug in the mirror. Which is an even scarier thought… worse than Halloween itself to be honest! So here it is, your one big chance of 2009 to be different, just like everybody else. Oíche Shamhna. Halloween. October 31st. The one night of the year when it’s ok to put an explosive through an elderly person’s letterbox. But who are you going to be? What are you going to dress up as? A ghost? A vampire? A playboy bunny? Freddie Mercury? Please readers, for the love of god… NO. And no, no, no… and no again. The key here is to think outside the box. You’re not going to win any fancy dress parties dressed up as the cast of Coronation Street this year. You know why? Seen it before, that’s why. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday… on the box! If you intend on dressing up this Halloween, we’ve got the only answers. Forget the sheet over your head or the wolverine outfit in the Argos catalogue, this year the only things to dress up as are the ones listed below. Don’t say you weren’t warned readers…

Costume Number One: Ryan Turbridy Step one, buy a Frank Sinatra costume and pull the head off it. Turbridy thinks he is Frank Sinatra (Watch him walking around the Late Late set with the rat pack style remix of the Late Late theme tune playing in the background if you don’t believe me – what a cunt!), but Turbridy is way to ugly to be Frank Sinatra. He has a nice suit though, so the bottom half of the Sinatra costume is still fine to use. Technically, the bottom half of a frank Sinatra costume is just a suit, so a suit will work just as well if you can’t find a Frank Sinatra costume with the head pulled off (Guineys might have them). The next step involves either stretching your own head (which we wouldn’t advise) of finding a giant peanut to replicate the head. If you can’t find a giant peanut, ask Turbridys mum where she got the one for him. Once you have found the oversized snack, attach it to the frank Sinatra suit and glue two large bowls to either side of the peanut. You now have your basic costume shape. Head, body and ears. All that’s left to do is glue a banana to the front of the peanut and walk around RTE talking shite all day. Thousands of Ryan Turbridys walking around Dublin all at once? Welcome to the wonderful world of bad ideas…

Costume Number Two: NAMA For the last few years the bad guy in town was Bin Laden. Before that it was the boogie man. Who is it now? NAMA. For years now all over Dublin, people have been shouting about NAMA. Do you want dinner son? “Na Ma!”. Are you going out tonight Kevin? “Na Ma!” Did you clean your room? “Na Ma!”. Now it’s some sort of crazy bad bank. This is perfect for Halloween. Banks are the biggest villains of the year, and now

As? NAMA is the biggest, baddest bank of them all. Seriously scary stuff, I’m shaking just typing about it. Imagine the scene, its Ghostbusters back in the cinemas for Halloween 2009. The opening credits roll and the voiceover kicks in… “You’ve lost your job and the bailiffs are chasing you, the stock market has crashed and you’ve lost your life savings, you built a billion euro worth of crap apartments in Cabra and now the property market is fucked…. WHO YA GONNA CALL? NAMA! DEEENA DEEENA DEEENA DEEENA DENDENDUDULA, DEEEENA DEEENA DUUUUUUUUU….. Sorry. Got carried away there.

Costume Number Three: The Internet The internet is massive, especially with fancy dress judges. They love it. If you go to your fancy dress party of choice dressed as the internet, you can be sure you’ll be a hit (excuse the pun). This is an easy enough costume to set up. Just buy a shit load of computers and network them all up. Then gather up all the leads and wrap them around your neck, taking special care not to hang yourself (which I’m told can be dangerous). Now upload thousands of videos of goats fainting and a few more of midgets getting dirty things done to them by red-headed women dressed up as milk maids. Ta-Daa! You are now officially the internet. Just make sure to wrap up warm before you go out as you are far more likely to catch a virus while wearing this costume.


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Costume Number Four: The Recession

Costume Number Five: Joseph Fritzl

I wasn’t going to write about this, but as we all know its now against the law to put pen to paper without mentioning the recession. So here it is! Alongside the banks, the recession has to be one of the scariest things of 2009, for two reasons. Firstly, people are scared because they might lose all their money, job, house etc. Secondly, I’m scared because people might never shut the fuck up about it and I might have to drown myself. So all in all, the recession is super-scary-to-the-max! Dressing up as the recession is easily done though. Pop that beautiful little head of yours down to your local sports shop. Marathon sports or lifestyle sports, somewhere like that will do. Watch out for small groups of inner city kids who WILL try and kill you if they see you. Its sports shop etiquette, especially in town. It might be a sports shop, but if you look like you’re in there for anything other than smoking joints on the steps, you’re dead. Head for the football section and grab yourself the latest Republic of Ireland soccer kit, socks n’all! Bring the kit home and get your lovely mum, granny or girlfriend (or just do it yourself you sexist bastard) to turn down the shorts for you. Now put the kit on. There you go! You’re dressed as Ireland with a down-turn. The official fancy dress costume of the recession. Now start to cry. You’re a sap…

Its Movember next month, so what better time to grow a moustache? Everyone will think you’re an amazing person for the charitable work you are doing. What a good, good person you are. Now strap two doll houses to your feet, throw a padlock on the door and whoila… you’re Joseph Fritzl. Quite the turnaround if I do say so myself. A charitable person, a fancy dress champion and father of the year 2009… all rolled into one. Go you!

Costume Number Six: The General This one is really easy and perfect for the lazy fucks out there. Just pull your hood up and walk around with your hand over your face all night. If anyone says anything to you just shoot them…

Costume Number Seven: PHONiC Magazine It’s all very well for me to sit here and dream up stupid costumes for you to wear this Halloween, but as we all know only too well, resources are quite low at the minute. Everybody is broke. None of your friends will be going out this Halloween, citing “No money dude” as the reason. The world and his granny haven’t got a bean to go out with. So if you cant afford the night itself, how the

fuck are you gonna afford the costume? So I’m going to make this easy for you, using only the powers of my mind. I’ve been studying the Derren Brown stuff lately and I’m a lil’ physic off the back of it. Would I be right in saying…hold on…. ouch…ouuuch…this hurts a bit. Would I be right in saying… you’re holding a copy of PHONiC Magazine right now? YOU ARE! Wow. I really am physic. I’m writing this before the magazine has even gone to print and already I know that you have a copy. I’ve never been prouder. Anyway, now that we’ve established that you have the raw materials, you have a number of choices. A) Buy some Sellotape and use that to stick all the pages to your naked body B) Borrow a stapler and staple all the pages to your naked body or C) Stick the pages of PHONiC to your slender, naked frame using only the power of your own spit. Or anyone else’s spit you can borrow. You’re now dressed exactly like PHONiC, as well as being really cold and really really weird. I feel violated, and that’s not what Halloween is supposed to be about. So really the key is originality. Just like in normal life, when it comes to fancy dress parties you have to dress different if you want to stand out. Don’t let anything get in your way. A cats leg, a pint of milk, your grannies head… all perfectly acceptable costumes and all nearly guaranteed to win you the gold medal at your fancy dress gig of choice this year. And fuck it, if you don’t win the gold at least you get the pleasure of taking part… and looking like a complete and utter tool for a whole 24 hours. My advise? Stick to the jeans…


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So Footpatrol were influential to the scene and I’ve read that they even influenced A Guy Called Gerald to write a track with them. But I can’t locate any videos of them. There aren’t any videos of them but they were similar to IDJ London. And yes, Gerald wrote “Voodoo Ray” for Footpatrol to dance to and that was amazing to see them and other fusion dancers battling to that track. Would I be right in saying you probably missed the Hacienda in its heyday, and if so what experiences musical or otherwise influenced you the most growing up? No actually, that would be wrong. The best days in Manchester’s club history where before the acid house explosion at the Hacienda and in the U.K. I later went on to work for the establishment. I went to the Hacienda when I was 17 in 1988. But there where better more influential predominantly black populated clubs in Manchester like the Gallery, Legends, 52nd street and many more where all the best dance music came from and was later played by the white DJs at The Hacienda. Hip hop has been the most influential (on me) musically, as well as the records I used to hear being played at home while mum did the cleaning on a Sunday afternoon and dad played his records which were Soul, Jazzfunk and Disco records like Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown…always the latest disco funk and boogie records… You’re living in Berlin now. Why did you move? What do you most miss about Manchester, Liverpool or the north of England? I moved to be part of a large community of musicians and to be able to meet up easily with the different people from other parts of the globe when they pass by…I miss the edginess of Manchester and it’s attitude and nothing else.

Tony Lionni seemed to appear out of thin air sometime last year. First there was an auspicious debut on Mule Electronic, then another soon after on Versatile. For me though, it was “The Chase” off the Deep Joy EP on WaveTec: shimmering slabs of synth stretched out over funky titter-tottering bass notes and a stream of digital bird calls. From there on, it was one successful release after another culminating in the year ending release, The Chronicles Noir, on Detroit label, Aesthetic Audio. And don’t forget about the massive techno stormer that was “Shaka” on Len Faki’s Figure imprint. So is Lionni just a johnny-come-lately new on the scene? Hardly. The following interview sheds much light on what brought him to where he is today and what is guiding Lionni to tomorrow… This past year you kept busy with releases coming out steadily on a diverse cross-section of labels. What did it take to get you where you’re at today? And how long you had been working on music before getting your first release out there? Man, whatever your art form you gotta study. I’ve studied black music in all its forms for 30 years and experimenting with electronic instruments for 17 years. You seem to have a good understanding of what works for the dancefloor but with an ability to go deep as well. Your tracks that touch on characteristics of both techno and house without having to fit neatly into either category. Do you think you’ll continue with the sound you’re getting known for or do you think you’ll be exploring other styles too soon? As an individual person’s character evolves, so does an artist’s work along with it. I always like to keep reinventing myself. Melody or Rhythm? If you had to pick between these 2 as main components in a track which are you going to go for every time and why? Rhythm, that’s what moves you. Vibrations, rhythmic patterns can express much more for me than melody… its something inexplicable… Your release on Aesthetic Audio got props from Delano Smith

recently and you’ve received a lot of positive reviews over the last year, but I also saw an almost negative review recently on your latest Mule release. How do you deal with criticism both good bad? I know the truth and that’s all that matters. Critics are failed artists. Which track you’ve released are you most proud of and why? I can’t pick one but could pick two. My remix of “Birds” for Kuniyuki Takahashi who is a big idol of mine and now a very good friend, and possibly my release on Aesthetic Audio, “Free Your Mind” for my own personal reasons.

You recently played live in Barcelona. How did it go and what kind of gear or set up do you take to play live? How many times have you played live? Sala Becool in Barcelona has an excellent booking policy, it’s small and intimate without feeling lost…really enjoyed it and had an appreciative crowd. I use a macbook and a Behringer keyboard. I’ve played twice in the last year once at Club Yellow Japan for Mulemusiq’s 4th anniversary and on the aforementioned occasion. You were a DJ before you became a producer, and from what I’ve read you played quite a diverse selection of music. Do you still pull from that diversity in either your DJ sets or productions? Now I play one type of set or the other as the term eclectic has become an overused word and genre. Back in the day the Black music clubs played a mixture of all types of music and I wasn’t interested in any other form of music.

It seems like you’re always keeping busy with posting new demos and releases on Myspace. Do you find that it’s a good sounding board for new work? Exactly. It’s an experimentation sound board and nothing else. I write music for the necessity of it and What are some of the artists, tunes or labels that you’re the love of it and like to share my music as time is precious. really feeling lately? I release a record on a label if I am feeling what their other artists are recording. The artists and One of your recent demos is called “Footpatrol” after a past labels I am working with are those that I admire and respect for Manchester dance crew. Can you tell me a little bit about them one reason or another…Aesthetic Audio Detroit owned by and your involvement with them? How does the sound of the Keith Worthy, Patrice Scott’s Sistrum records, Brendon Moeller track represent them or is it simply a tribute? Did you do any (the) A&R man at Wave, Jamie Jimpster at Freerange records breakin’ back then? And if so what name did you go by and what and of course everything by Kuniyuki Takahasi for Mule Musiq. was your signature move? Footpatrol were real big stars on the Manchester club scene during the mid to late 80´s. They were a What else are you working on and what can we expect to Jazzfusion dance outfit from the Mosside area of Manchester and hear from you over the rest of ‘09? I am working on a remix were the best dressed and best movers. They danced to house music for Alton Miller who for me is an incredible vocalist and it will be and were indeed some of the first people dancing to house music. an honour as his new track is real, real dope. I want to record They would often battle other Jazzdance crews from other parts of the an album also finally this year. I’ve got further releases on the country at The Hacienda nightclub in Manchester where the objective previous mentioned labels without forgetting the guys at Ostgut was to take control of the dancefloor. Not enough is spoken about and my dear dear friend Len Faki-cant wait to release my 2nd them and (they) were a very important part of the club and the EP for his wicked label Len Series. Manchester scene before all the hype of Scallychester. The track is simply a tribute to them as they were idols of mine and if I entered a Lastly, the name? Fake or real? club and they where dancing I was happy. I wasn’t a breaker but more I’ll never tell… of a popper and had many different guises.

Dubfire

Dubfire set for Tripod gig As one half of electronic act Deep Dish, with studio partner, Sharam Tayebi, Ali More Laundry for Dublin… ‘Dubfire’ Shirazinia has won Grammys, released a brace of hit singles, remixed Dublin’s newest Saturday clubnight music’s biggest names, and rocked the “Laundry” is the brainchild of six Dublin based DJs, promoters and electronic music most respected clubs the world over. While taking a creative break from Deep enthusiasts who got together to bring Dish (as he and Sharam both pursue something fresh to the Dublin Clubbing individual projects), Dubfire has moved Scene. Laundry will be promoting the very best in local, international and undiscovered onto a different trajectory, but one that’s very much in keeping with a music DJ talent, focusing on quality House, Techno & Disco – with an emphasis on deep obsessive whose record collection spans punk, industrial/new wave, jazz, dub, grooves, bumpy rhythms and hypnotic soundscapes. They just launched their new hip-hop, house, and techno. Accolades for Dubfire’s productions have night last Saturday 3rd October in a new flowed thick and fast – from Mixmag venue called "The Pint" (formerly Soul 28 (including being asked to mix the now under new management) which is located at 28 Eden Quay - only a few doors magazine’s prestigious covermount CD), DJ Mag and Raveline (featured on the down from Liberty Hall / Siptu - and just 30 cover of both), to IDJ, Groove, Beatportal, seconds from O'Connell Bridge. Worth checking out if you’re looking for something Resident Advisor, and many more (oh, and the worlds best magazine… different and something Irish!

PHONiC!) And that’s just the press. His DJ and producer peers have afforded tracks such as ‘Roadkill’ and ‘RibCage’ burgeoning acclaim, in both chart reactions and interviews. Such critically (and commercially) successful productions have served as monumental openers for Dubfire’s new digitalrelease-only label, Science + Technology Digital Audio (SCI + TEC). Initially formed as the exclusive outlet for Dubfire's solo productions, it will grow to incorporate releases from some of his favourite emerging and recognized artists from around the globe.With the success of original productions, his remixes, and extensive tour dates, one thing is abundantly clear: based on the current state of play, 2009 is going to be one of the busiest yet for Dubfire. Dubfire plays Tripod on Friday 23rd October. Tickets are priced €22.95. Doors open at 11pm.


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Derrick May: Original Innovator

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advance new stages of civilisation by utilising the skills and characteristics of both man and machine with equal placing, but with man still in control. These are the roots of techno. In the summer of '86 the trio's early explorations produced what was to be the first release on May's own Transmat label, "Let's Go" by X-Ray an hypnotic space-dub-house journey across the dancefloor. When May released "Nude Photo" into the unknown a year later, following it with what was to become one of house music's classic anthems, the seminal "Strings Of Life", he (like Kevin and Juan) was still unaware of the effect that this music was to have on the European house scene. Between them the trio had created a wedge of inspiring music that, although taking a couple of years to fully sink in, directly helped twist the European dance underground from a sampling prit-stick into a concentrated hub of new investigative musical architects. Alongside May's solo releases, Transmat released early conceptions by such now well-regarded artists as Carl Craig (as Psyche), Suburban Knight, Octave One, K-Alexi Shelby, Joey Beltram and British house act Bang The Party and along with Juan Atkins' Metroplex and Kevin Saunderson's KMS imprints, Transmat became a window to what was happening inside the principal musical minds of deepest Detroit. But in 1990, May pressed the pause button.

Derrick May says "I believe that you're in control of your own destiny. I believe that I chose to do songs like "Nude Photo", "Strings Of Life" and "It Is What It Is". I really didn't care about making the charts or being a top 40 artist at any point in my life and I still don't. I couldn't give a shit about that." Many years ago the future began: In 1987 a shrink-wrapped record called "Nude Photo" appeared on the shelves of a few specialist dance shops in Europe and helped kickstart a musical revolution. The label featured a drawing of what looked like a second world-war pilot. Or was it futuristic time-slip rider? The hand written details read Rythim Is Rythim, the word deliberately misspelt, given a fresh twist. The music sounded outer-worldly. Sub-aquatic basslines raced with hi-hats constructed from welding sparks. It was like listening to liquid electricity. But the most outstanding feature of "Nude Photo" and the subsequent music which its author would produce, was that it was much, much more than just machine-driven sounds. This music was absolutely drenched in emotion. This was the sound of someone's soul. To put Derrick May's career into perspective you have to

include the two other chief innovators of the Detroit techno scene, Juan Atkins (Model 500) and Kevin Saunderson (Inner City). Without these two there would have been no-one for May to bounce ideas off and to help create and achieve a musical vision. It's also worth understanding the state that the city of Detroit found itself in at this time. Having once been home to the empires of Motown and Ford Motors, Detroit was now a crumbling shell laid to waste, unsure of its future. Its skeleton was as much an influence as electric instruments. With May having met Atkins and Saunderson at high school, the trio hung out in the early eighties and slowly begun developing their own scene. Influence and inspiration came from imported European electropop crystallised by the likes of Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, New Order and Nitzer Ebb and a fascination with synthesisers. With Juan's primitive electro dabblings as Cybotron and with Derrick and Kevin spinning on local mix station WJLB, it wasn't long before they pooled their ideas musically. During this period Atkins had introduced May and Saunderson to AlvinToffler's book "The Third Wave", which tells of 'Techno Rebels as agents of the Third Wave', their assignment being to help

Now, with such an incredible catalogue and up to this point, obvious motivation, it's a mystery to even the most ardent techno head why May's creative period came in burst of just three intensive years. When Rythim Is Rythim released the spellbinding "Beginning" in 1990, no-one knew that it would be the last they would hear from May for another four years, as he took a self-imposed exile from the techno scene that came complete with rumours of retirement. The soul-searching briefly halted when he returned with "Icon" in late '93, followed by the "Relics" album - a selection of previously unreleased, almost work-in-progress snapshots. "Icon" was a masterly return to form full of trademark Mayisms. Techno central breathed a collective sigh of relief. At an interview later that year he revealed some of the reasons behind the brief sojourn. "I found that everything that I had done had been sampled, and I found that I had put myself in a position where mentally I thought I had to surpass myself instead of making music like I'd always done. And I kinda let that edge get to me." It does well to consider the passion of the human spirit here. Techno is much more than a sound or a bpm rate, it's as much a state of mind as it is a culture. Magic 'Juan' may be credited with 'inventing' techno through his early electro experiments, but May changed the way electronic music was interpreted, grasping hold of the rudiments and laying plans that bared it's possibilities, plans which will always remain as fundamental reference. To categorise May's music is to really give in to the genre wars. It reaches deeper than that. Something unlocked inside that allowed him to nakedly express himself through a musical form, thus he established that 'techno' is as much inner-space music as it is outer. Even though he's produced very little new music since "Icon" he still remains an enigma. And anyway, Kraftwerk haven't released a new record in over a decade. Derrick May arrives on Irish soil for a 4 hour set this Friday Oct 16th for HYPE @ The Pod. Doors 10pm, Admission €16.

One last B-Live Deadmau5 plays The Academy The name Deadmau5 (pronounced dead mouse) comes from an incident where a mouse crawled into Joel Zimmerman's computer. Dead mouse was too long for a site login name so he abbreviated it to be "Deadmau5". But who is Deadmau5? He’s one of the hottest names in the world of electronic music right now, rocking shows in his tailor made giant Mau5head.

trance and electro. Deadmau5 kicked off his first ‘World Tour’ on September 1st 2008 in Las Vegas to great acclaim. Travelling for over three months he traversed across three continents, performing over 50 shows in such countries as Brazil, Mexico, the U.K., Ireland, Argentina, Canada and America. Beat enthusiasts the world over experienced live the sights and sounds that have made him renound for upbeat, rocking gigs.

all of Deadmau5’s most popular material including the well known hits “Not Exactly” and “Faxing Berlin”, his collaboration with Kaskade “I Remember” as well as some new gems.

In less than a year, the Canadian-based artist has become one of the most in-demand producers in electronic music now. Singles “Not Exactly” and “Faxing Berlin”, which appear on Random Album Title, have amassed tens of thousands of downloads between them. His tracks also have His live show operates from a laptop with a mix been receiving massive exposure worldwide, with Deadmau5 has won many accolades, from his of audio and visual effects. Complete with his the U.K.’s Radio 1 and every other major radio 500 metre swimming badge in 1987 to station around the world from Rome to Rio Employee of the month at some IT company, but signature Mau5head with its crazy strobing eyes, this slightly mad piece of costume is playlisting his productions in both their specialty perhaps most notably 2007's Juno Award for worn to maximum effect during his live shows. and peak time shows. Canada’s #1 Dance Track in the form of ‘All You Ever Want’; a Deadmau5 collaboration with Billy At these shows Deadmau5 had the chance to Newton Davis. Some would call him a forward- showcase the material featured on his debut full-length Random Album Title. The album, Deadmau5 plays The Academy this October thinking producer who flirts with techno and released by Ministry of Sound, brings together 16th, doors 11pm, tickets €32.70 minimal beats, while hinting at tech house,

With the approaching October bank holiday weekend comes the final chance this year to check out a taste of one of Bacardi’s Latin-themed club nights at PoD. Fresh from the feverish dance-floors of last month’s Electric Picnic, the B-Live crew prepare to set three rooms at PoD heaving to the Bacardi fuelled beats of French fab-boy of electronica DJ MEHDI, Glaswegian hip-hop maverick HUDSON MOHAWKE, and Dublin’s own hip-hop/dance mini-orchestra KORMAC’S BIG BAND, among others. Boasting an eclectic mix of cutting-edge international artists and local talent on bank holidays over the last two years, Bacardi B-Live has hosted some of the hottest contemporary acts in Dublin for the celebrations: Hot Chip, Cassius, Sneaky Soundsystem, Norman Jay, Tony Allen, Bonde DoRole, Mr Scruff, Bugz in the Attic, Claude Von Stroke, A-Trak, Dexter, Stereo MCs, N.A.S.A., and The Presets. This is the final Bacardi event of the year and looks well worth checking out. Bank Holiday Sunday October 25th is the date, Doors to the club are from 10pm.


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The Hypnotic

For this year’s opening night DEAF h wonderful Soap & Skin, aka eightee village of Gnas in rural Austria, Anja’s u:mack presents Soap filling concert halls across Europe. S & Skin ing vocal’s displaying a depth of talen Plus Special both Bjork and Nico,them perhaps Cat Po Cohran schooled hisGuest children from an early age, teaching Hubert, one of the nine-strong ensemble's four trumpet players. Alexander Tucker how to play the various horns, but theoretical like the theirs, Anja’s melancholic compo "We don't call it busking, we look at it as marketing and promotion. not just

Brass Ensemble DEAF Opening night

So we pick our sites carefully, to get people talking about us: because when people talk, rumours spread, and that means you're being exposed to more and more people. And that allows us to grow in the hearts of everyday people. So when you grow, they grow with you."

knowledge of how one note relates to the next, the principles of families of notes. By the high school, they Very special guest on the night is AT Button Factory ///time they started were experts compared to their peers. "Our older brother and exciting artist of the last decade, Tuc Thursday Oct 22 /// sister were already in the school band when weitgot high metal and elec weaving withtodrone Doors 7.30 school," recalls Hubert, "and they needed pieces in the of Tucker, w withextra the hypnotic beauty band,(Early so weshow) joined them straight away. We had to learn to work create soundscapes which complete together, but we have a common goal. Music will be a something we'll pass on to the next generation."

A sign of how much their audience has grown with them can be gleaned from those YouTube clips, which are entirely, Hubert stresses, the work of their fans. "Not one member of the Hypnotic Their father's influence wasn't simply musical, either; alongside Brass Ensemble has put up a clip on YouTube," he confirms. "It's that, he instilled in his children a strong sense of all from our fans, whom we love dearly." Brass bands are, of course, far more abundant in America than Europe, there being a self-determination which led to their penchant for street well-established national tradition of High School marching bands, performance, and to their rejection of major-label offers. "When rap started, the DJ was important, he was the one who put the along with a separate, parallel strain in New Orleans which music together," he says, "but somewhere along the line they developed out of the tradition of funeral bands such as George got left behind, and the rapper became more and more famous. Lewis's Eureka Brass Band, whose modern-day successors are Twin Kranes, David To celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Spektrum Theatre Snakes’ on Manchester’s Twisted Nerve But we wantHolmes respect for the musicians, such the Hot and Rebirth Brass Bands. Hypnotic + Andy Votel we want to recapture the label, Twinkranes perform in a clubas setting, with8 support from long-time fan ofBut the the band & B-Music associate Brass Ensemble comes from outside either tradition, being rooted mood of respect from earlier times for Monk, Miles, Bird and David Holmes, plus Twisted Nerve head honcho, Andy Votel. A psychedelic power-trio, Twinkranes Coltrane." Accordingly, they chose to pursue their own path, on more in the Chicago soul and jazz heritage. "We never really got specialize in ’zone-out progressive pop music’ Twinkranes inhabit the worlds of motor driven kraut, space B-Music Twin their own terms, even present if that meant playing in the street. into the New Orleans marching-band style, but we have a lot of rock, psychedelia and avant-pop. Kranes album launch respect for it, and Wynton Marsalis has given us a lot of encour"You can bring something to the world agement," says Hubert. "We want to re-birth that Chicago brand, with David Holmes + that you didn't know you Last summer saw the group undertake a series shows as part of theand B-music collective of but and had until you looked for it," Hubert explains. "And if you plan and from Quincy Jonesofand Curtis Mayfield Earth, Wind &tour Fire, Andy Votel (DJ sets) The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are from ChicagoEurope, – young, black and including the Spanish festival ‘Primavera Sound’ where they showcased as part of the Twisted strategise, you can put yourself in positions where you can be with a youthful spirit." gifted players on a variety of horns who owe more to soul jazz Nerve 10thand Anniversary, alongside Andy Votel and Voice Of The Seven Woods. B-Music is an independent seen by the people you want to be seen by." In the Hypnotics' than the marching band tradition. They play outdoors, too, but don't Button Factory /// led to work with the likes of Mos collective of DJs, musicians and music who count David Holmes, Gruff Furry Animals) case, that careful exposure has Apart fromlovers drummer Christopher Anderson, theRhys eight(Super horn-playing mention busking… 30th October and Chris Geddes (Belle andmembers Sebastian) way-out Space Rock, Ye-Ye, Def, Erykah Fri Badu, Maxwell, and///Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, ofwho the favour Ensemble are Psych, all sonsProg, of jazz trumpeter Phil Euro Beat, with forthcoming alliances with Damon Albarn and Red Hot Chili Folk, Funk, Jazz and Whacked Out Movie Cohran, who Muzak. was part of Sun Ra's Arkestra during its tenure in €15 /// It's not just young indie bands and ladette singer-songwriters whose Peppers' bassist Chicago, and went on to become one of the founders of the 11pmFlea /// planned. "We look forward to all of it, it's lives have been transformed by internet exposure. Take a quick all moving forward," says Hubert. "What we want to do is be Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), browse around YouTube, and you'll find countless clips of a bunch of crusaders for the musicians, because the musicians are the city's support group for proponents of avant-garde jazz. young black guys from Chicago bearing all manner of brass important: you might be able to sample things through a "Sometimes, parents have a plan for their children that the child instruments, blowing up a storm in various sites around the world: a keyboard, but a keyboard can't duplicate heart. People take doesn't necessarily see till later in life," explains Hubert. "[Our Berlin underground station, a Parisian shopping mall, a New York music for granted, but you can't imagine a dayelectro when pioneers the bird Aux 88 bring father] didn't want his music to be closed out of music history – Detroit street corner, wherever. Like some internet virus become human, the didn't get up and sing for you." because his music informed not just Sun Ra, but Curtis Mayfield Scientist Tour’, dropping old and futu Hypnotic Brass Band seem to be everywhere at once, spreading a DEAF and Earth, Wind & Fire, too – so he wanted to teach his children to CLOSING PARTY from Michigan, USA. AUX 88 is com little joy and jazz around. Just don't call it busking. The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble play TheK1.) Button Factory, spread that knowledge of music, its origins, how to heal people The group was originally formed NothingOrdinarySir.com, D1 Recordings Saturday 24th of October at 8pm as part of the DEAF festival. with it, that kind of stuff. We're still trying to fill his shoes." Sight Beyond Sight, before forming A "There's feeling and strategy and potential in our music," says Gabriel

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Aux 88 (live, Mad Scientist Tour 2009, USA) Mark Broom (D1 UK), Educution (live, D1 Irl) Paudi Ahern (Test, Irl)

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This concert aims to bring together both the long term fans and the newly-initiated for a celebration of the pioneering work of two of minimalism’s greatest composers: Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Their pioneering influence extends through the music of The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Mogwai, Claude Young, Kraftwerk, Orbital and Aphex Twin. Attendees at the concert are encouraged to circulate in the space, seating themselves at the various stages around the room to experience small ensemble and solo performances of seminal Reich works. The second halfapproachability, of the concert will consist of a screening Philip not to mention killer liveofshows, Glass’s ‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’. Directed byhas Godfrey Reggio, with Ron won Bronsert andcinematography Szary fans frombyunlikely corners. Frike, this film was premiered in Radio City Music Hall in October 1982, but was out of print for most of the casting or aissues. competition something 90s due toshow copyright Crashor Ensemble are delighted to offer this film to a Dublin audience once like that. Most of the artists are friends and we Without question, the most high profile among more.

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CRASH ENSEMBLE present ‘Minimal’ plus Philip Glass’s ‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’

odeselektor

Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary of Modeselektor make the kind of music that fits everywhere and nowhere. They duo freewheel through genres and styles at a pace that verges somewhere between giddiness and an attention deficit disorder, but that’s the charm of listening to albums like 2005’s Hello Mom! and 2007’s Happy Birthday!. Modeselektor discard the uniformity and specialization that qualifies much of the techno scene. To add to their eclecticism of sound, they’ve got a peculiar sense of humour that plasters their album covers and promotional photos, not to mention those persistent exclamation marks that underscore their titles. Two albums in, Modeselektor gives the impression that they're not about to select a mode; making choices and sacrificing favorites doesn’t appear to be part of this group’s vocabulary. Their open approach to the grab-bag of IDM, hip-hop, dancehall, straight-up techno, and even emotive ambience is accentuated by a cavalry of collaborators: everyone from Paul St. Hilaire (of Rhythm & Sound notoriety) to the digital assault of Otto Von Schirach to French rappers TTC has a place on a Modeselektor album. If anything, these collaborators often stretch the duo's range. But these methods are just how Modeselektor works. “It happened quite naturally,” Sebastian Szary said in an interview two years ago, around the time of the release of their anticipated second album. “We didn't throw a

hung out a lot, having beers, talking about possible collaborations.”

True to form, most of their collaborators share the same “everything but the kitchen sink” attitude Modeselektor prizes. “With TTC, they guested on "Dancing Box" on our first album and we guested on "Une Bande de Mecs Sympa" on their album, 3615 TTC. We all knew there had to be a follow-up. It's a never-ending story with them, it seems.” Canadian expat Gonzales also shares their warped humour, and the rapping marionettes of Puppetmastaz seemed a perfect fit for Happy Birthday!. “Puppetmastaz have always been on our list of wanted collaborations. Those dudes are awesome, no matter whether they’re on stage or in the studio.” “Otto von Schirach is a friend of ours as well,” Szary continues. “We hung out at DEMF in Detroit last year and played a show together, which was great. The guy rocks. This is how most of the collaborations came around meeting, eating, drinking, and then working together.” It’s not hard to imagine Modeselektor as friendly guys who are willing to have a drink or meal with anyone to pass the time between gigs on tour. Even their recordings have an inviting appeal that doesn't require the prerequisite of genre expertise. And that

was produced under different circumstances, and this is probably the main difference. We 24 October /// in a pretty short period of finished the album Smock Alley Theatre /// the day. One could time and only worked during 7.30PM /// album is full of energy, sunlight, say that the like a ripe €15 /// orange. We didn't use a studio this time, and worked at Gernot's house instead. We had to stop in the evenings because of our pregnant girlfriends waiting for us at home. Edgar, Gernot's cat, was our biggest fan during that time!”

them is Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, an early and vocal supporter of the duo and the elephant in the room for anyone interviewing them. More than just a famous fan who offers tacit support, Thom Yorke has been actively talking up the band every chance he gets for years now. It's gotten to the point where one wonders if the duo would have experienced the success they've had without Now that the record is well behind them and the Yorke's endorsement. When his solo album The reception has been more than good, Eraser came out last year, Modeselektor were NAPHTA Modeselektor find themselves back on the brought on board for remix duty. He repaid the road, splitting pitchers, sharing food, and favour by appearing as guest vocalist on Happy making new friends and collaborators along the Naphta ‘de D1 Recordings presents 23rd October /// Birthday! and this coming July the duo gets the way. To be fair, the stage is where Modeselekpioneer Naphta delivered his bluepri /// state their case. They wrangle an opportunity to open for Radiohead on one of the Filmbase tor really original resident DJ. The album ‘Lon /// that fires up an audience like few other dates of their world tour, surely their biggest show7.30PM energy foundation for a new Irish-based vin to date. “Over the years, Thom placed our tracks €10 ///can. “For us, it has always been important to Violence’ on DEAF’s compilation CD in his charts regularly and last year he asked us [includes play a unexpected writes. “It free copylive of sets,” Szary launch of Naphta’s for a remix of his The Eraser,” Szary writes. “We doesn’t matter if we have athe sudden change of latest work. D the double-pack vinyl, ‘democracy. were really proud and tried our best to give him a style or tempo or pour five bottles of now’ both maps out a n offersThe an unflinching great remix. We then asked him if he would sing plus complimentary champagne over the audience. message engagement w on one of our tracks - and he did it, even though beers](in the words of Scooter) is: "I want to see you he was recording a new Radiohead album at this sweat! I said, I want to see you sweat!” point and didn't have much time. So this is why he sings, "You have all the time in the world". Great!” And sweat you will! Modeselektor are currently online booking two of Ryanairs finest. They’ll Great, indeed. But Thoma Yorke aside, it's really soon be winging their way to Dublin just in time their zeal for the ambitious, wide-ranging package for their gig at The Button Factory on Friday the that gets the ball rolling; it helps to be good at 23rd of this month for the DEAF festival. Tickets what you do, and Happy Birthday! is a more are €24 and doors are 11.30pm. Way past my cohesive and stirring set than 2005's Hello Mom!. bedtime… Bronsert and Szary have picked up a lot of experience in the interlude between their debut GROUPER PLUS and sophomore albums. "We are older and maybe JOHN WIESE even more mature,” Szary concedes. “This album

Based in Portland, Oregon, Grouper is Liz Harris. She specialises in a sound steeped in the world of dream-pop, drawing heavily in mood from the likes of 4ADs Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil. John Wiese is an artist and composer from Los Angeles, California. His ongoing projects include LHD and Sissy

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DEAF Opening night u:mack presents Soap & Skin Plus Special Guest Alexander Tucker Button Factory /// Thursday Oct 22 /// Doors 7.30 (Early show)

For thisthe year’s night DEAF For this year’s opening night DEAF have the honour of presenting debutopening Irish performance of thehave the honour of p DEAF Opening night wonderful Soapup&onSkin, aka eighteen year old Anja Plasc wonderful Soap & Skin, aka eighteen year old Anja Plaschg. Having grown a pork farm in the small village of Gnas in rural Austria, Anja’s spellbinding live performances been stunning audiences village ofhave Gnas in rural Austria, Anja’sand spellbinding live per u:mack presents Soap alone, with filling concert halls across Europe. She performs a grand pianohalls and electronics, her breathtakfilling concert across Europe. She performs alone, w & Skin ing vocal’s displaying a depth of talent rarely seen in such aing young artist.displaying While many likened her to vocal’s a have depth of talent rarely seen in such both Bjork and Nico, perhaps Cat Power and Antony and the Johnsons are more suitable comparisons, as Plus Special Guest both Bjork and Nico, perhaps Cat Power and Antony and like theirs, Anja’s melancholic compositions are truly the music of the outsider.

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Very special guest on the night is ATP recordings artist Alexander Tucker. One of the Uk’s most original and Very special onfuture, the night is ATP exciting artist of the last decade, Tucker///takes the British folk tradition deepguest into the twisting and recordings artist Al Button Factory weaving it with drone metal and electronica. While many musicians practice looping, none do it the British f exciting currently artist of the last live decade, Tucker takes Thursday Oct 22 /// with the hypnotic beauty of Tucker, whose mandolin, acoustic guitar, fantastic voice and bank of electronica. pedals weaving it with drone metal and While many Doors create soundscapes which7.30 completely mesmerize. with the hypnotic beauty of Tucker, whose mandolin, aco

Twin Kranes, David To celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Spektrum Theatre Snakes’ on Manchester’s Twisted Nerve Holmes + Andy Votel label, Twinkranes perform in a club setting, with support from long-time fan of the band & B-Music associate David Holmes, plus Twisted Nerve head honcho, Andy Votel. A psychedelic power-trio, Twinkranes Tomusic’ celebrate the release debut album ‘Spektrum Theatre Snakes’ on Manchester’s specialize in ’zone-out progressive pop Twinkranes inhabitof thetheir worlds of motor driven kraut, space B-Music present TwinTwisted Nerve rock, psychedelia and avant-pop. label, Twinkranes perform in a club setting, with support from long-time fan ofalbum the band & B-Music associate Kranes launch

David Holmes, plus Twisted Nerve head honcho, Andy Votel. A psychedelic power-trio, with David HolmesTwinkranes +

Last summer saw the group undertake a series of as part of the B-music of and inhabit the worlds of motor driven kraut, space specialize inshows ’zone-out progressive popcollective music’ tour Twinkranes Andy Votel (DJ sets) Europe, including the Spanish festival ‘Primavera Sound’ where they showcased as part of the Twisted rock, psychedelia and avant-pop. Nerve 10th Anniversary, alongside Andy Votel and Voice Of The Seven Woods. B-Music is an independent Button Factory /// collective of DJs, musicians and music lovers who count David Holmes, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) Lastwho summer thePsych, groupProg, undertake series of shows as part of Fri the30th B-music collective October /// tour of and and Chris Geddes (Belle and Sebastian) favoursaw way-out Space a Rock, Ye-Ye, Euro Beat, Folk, Funk, Jazz and Whacked Out Movie Muzak. Europe, including the Spanish festival ‘Primavera Sound’ where they showcased as part of the Twisted €15 ///

Nerve 10th Anniversary, alongside Andy Votel and Voice Of The Seven Woods. B-Music is an independent 11pm /// collective of DJs, musicians and music lovers who count David Holmes, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) and Chris Geddes (Belle and Sebastian) who favour way-out Psych, Prog, Space Rock, Ye-Ye, Euro Beat, Folk, Funk, Jazz and Whacked Out Movie Muzak. DEAF CLOSING PARTY NothingOrdinarySir.com, D1 Recordings & Wayward Distractions present Aux 88 (live, Mad Scientist Tour 2009, USA) Mark Broom (D1 UK), Educution (live, D1 Irl) Paudi Ahern (Test, Irl) SURPRISE VENUE TBA Saturday 31st October - 10pm - €15 Before midnight / Fancy Dress/ €17- after 12

Twin Kranes, David Holmes + Andy Votel B-Music present Twin Kranes album launch with David Holmes + Andy Votel (DJ sets)

Button Factory /// Fri 30th October /// €15 /// Detroit electro pioneers Aux 88 bring 11pm /// the curtain down on DEAF 2009, performing live as part of their ‘Mad

Scientist Tour’, dropping old and future classics from their esteemed catalogue. AUX 88 is an electro group from Michigan, USA. AUX 88 is composed of Tom Tom (Tommy Hamilton) and Keith Tucker (DJ name DJ K1.) The group was originally formed as "RX-7" in 1985. The group also formed another project known as Sight Beyond Sight, before forming AUX 88 in 1993. In 1995, Tucker went solo and Hamilton continued as Aux 88 together with dancer William "BJ" Smith. After Smith left in 1988, Aux 88 became Hamilton's solo Detroit electro pioneers Aux 88 bring the curtain down on project. Tucker later rejoined the band.

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USA. AUX 88 isIscomposed Aux 88 have released a string of singles, primarily on Directfrom BeatMichigan, Records. Their debut album It Man or of Tom Tom (T K1.) The group was originally formed as "RX-7" in 1985. T Machine? came out in 1996, followed by Hamilton's solo project Xeo-Genetic (1998) which won for Detroit NothingOrdinarySir.com, D1 Recordings Music Awards for Best Artist and Best Recording. In 1999 Aux 8 released CD in the Electro BoogieAUX series Sight BeyondaSight, before forming 88 in 1993. In 19 Wayward of& mixed albums.Distractions In 2005 Aux 88present released their self-titled third Aux 88. Aux have also released Auxalbum 88 together with88dancer William "BJ" Smith. After Sm music under the aliases Aux Men and Alien FM. Also performing is acid house veteran Markthe Broom, a project. Tucker later rejoined band. pivotal in theMad development of Tour house2009, and techno in the UK since its inception, as his releases on a Auxfigure 88 (live, Scientist diverse Vision, Pure Plastic and many more. Further USA)range of releases attest, including Mo’ Wax, D1, 20/20 Aux 88on have released a string of singles, support comes from Educution, whose string of funk-inspired EPs D1has been hailed as some of the primarily on Dire Mark Broom (D1 UK), Machine? came out in 1996, followed by Hamilton's solo most unique techno/house material of recent years. Educution (live, D1 Irl) Paudi Ahern (Test, Irl)

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CRASH ENSEMBLE This concert aims to bring together both the long term fans and the newly-initiated for a celebration of the present ‘Minimal’ pioneering work of two of minimalism’s greatest composers: Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Their pioneering influence extends through the music of The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Mogwai, Claude plus Philip Glass’s Young, Kraftwerk, Orbital and Aphex Twin. Attendees at the concert are encouraged to circulate in the ‘Koyaanisqatsi: space, seating themselves at the various stages around the room to experience small ensemble and solo Life out of Balance’ performances of seminal Reich works. The second half of the concert will consist of a screening of Philip Glass’s ‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’. Directed by Godfrey Reggio, with cinematography by Ron 24 October /// Frike, this film was premiered in Radio City Music Hall in October 1982, but was out of print for most of the Smock Alley Theatre /// 90s due to copyright issues. Crash Ensemble are delighted to offer this film to a Dublin audience once 7.30PM /// This concert aims to bring together both the long term fans and the newly-initiated for a celebration of the more.

Music Awards for Best Artist and Best Recording. In 1999 of mixed albums. In 2005 Aux 88 released their self-titled music under the aliases Aux Men and Alien FM. Also per pivotal figure in the development of house and techno in t diverse range of releases attest, including Mo’ Wax, D1, 2 support comes from Educution, whose string of funk-insp most unique techno/house material of recent years.

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€15 ///and Philip Glass. Their pioneering present ‘Minimal’ pioneering work of two of minimalism’s greatest composers: Steve Reich influence extends through the music of The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Mogwai, Claude plus Philip Glass’s Young, Kraftwerk, Orbital and Aphex Twin. Attendees at the concert are encouraged to circulate in the ‘Koyaanisqatsi: space, seating themselves at the various stages around the room to experience small ensemble and solo Life out of Balance’ performances of seminal Reich works. The second half of the concert will consist of a screening of Philip Glass’s ‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’. Directed by Godfrey Reggio, with cinematography by Ron 24 October /// Frike, this film was premiered in Radio City Music Hall in October 1982, but was out of print for most of the Smock Alley Theatre /// 90s due to copyright issues. Crash Ensemble are delighted to offer this film to a Dublin audience once NAPHTA 7.30PM /// more. €15 ‘democracy. /// D1 Recordings presents Naphta now’ album launch. Two years ago, Irish jungle/drum n bass 23rd October /// pioneer Naphta delivered his blueprint for the sound that he’d represented through ten years as Bassbin’s Filmbase /// original resident DJ. The album ‘Long Time Burning’ both garnered critical acclaim, and went on to lay the 7.30PM /// foundation for a new Irish-based vinyl label, ‘Ruff Revival’. Since then, only last year’s ‘A Word About €10 /// Violence’ on DEAF’s compilation CD provided any clue as to what was next. Now D1 is proud to present [includes a free copy of the launch of Naphta’s latest work. Drawing upon his skills at sample selection and manipulation, the double-pack vinyl, ‘democracy. now’ both maps out a new narrative environment that begs further musical exploration – and plus complimentary offers an unflinching engagement with the overtly political that is rarely heard in music these days. beers]

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Based in Portland, Oregon, Grouper is Liz Harris. She specialises in a sound steeped in the world of dream-pop, drawing heavily in mood from the likes of 4ADs Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil. John Wiese is an artist and composer from Los Angeles, California. His ongoing projects include LHD and Sissy Spacek, with freelance work for and with a number of diverse artists, including Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, Evan Parker, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Cattle Decapitation, and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core).

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23rd October /// Filmbase /// 7.30PM /// €10 /// [includes a free copy of the double-pack vinyl, plus complimentary beers]

30th October /// 7.30PM /// €12 ///

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Bouncers Imagine if when Humpty-Dumpty fell off the wall, he didn't actually break. He just got a bit cracked and bent out of shape, and in turn got all pissed off with the world. Then he went to Penney’s and bought a cheap leather jacket before hitting a series of cheap and seedy strip clubs where he got drunker than Paris Hilton on a driving test. When he arrived home he "made love" to the King's horses and had a scrap with the King's men, before passing out in the hallway. A few months later the Kings horses gave birth to range of baldy egg-headed creatures which we today refer to as "bouncers". People think bouncers are stupid people, this is simply not the case. Beneath that hardened exterior lie very inquisitive, insightful and spiritual people. Constantly wondering what life is all about, why we're here and have we all been re-incarnated from a previous life. They want you to ponder these things too, as you can see when they ask you questions like, "Where have you come from?" and "Have you been here before?". Too often these people refuse us entry to a pub or club for no good reason, giving silly excuses like, "Regulars only", "I don't know your face" and "You don't bring me flowers anymore…". We don't like bouncers. Doormen, on the other hand are totally different. Doormen are lovely…

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Setting the Bluetone Performing classic Bluetones material and songs from his acclaimed solo album Memory Muscle, Mark Morriss returns to Dublin for two intimate shows Upstairs @ Whelan’s, October 16.

Never say never again!

Delorentos come storming out of the traps with a new album, You Can Make Sound, released on their own DeloRecords label through ADA Global on 9 October 2009. Having already given fans of the band an early taster of the album at the beginning of the year (in the shape of a free download of the title track, “You Can Make Sound”) the first single from the album will be “Secret” and will be released on 2 October. Delorentos’ second album follows on the heels of their 2007 Top 10 debut In Love With Detail and demonstrates a leap forward in the maturity of the band’s songwriting while retaining the power and accessibility of their pin-point melodies. It seals the band’s commitment to continue with music after a two year period of trials, tribulations and uncertainty caused them to announce (and quickly rescind) earlier in the year that the band would be breaking up. Suffice it to say that Irish music fans are all the richer for the band’s recommitment to the cause! The band have announced a headline gig in Whelans on Saturday 17th of October to promte the album.

John Ritter Touring Ireland. Josh Ritter returns to Ireland this month for a series of special shows which are selling out fast! These now include an additional show at The Pavilion, Cork on Friday 16 October (the last show to be announced on the tour). Josh will be playing with a brand new string band (The Love Canon String Band) comprising upright bass, mandolin and acoustic guitar and he will be reinterpreting some of his older material from the acoustic reissue series (Golden Age Of Radio, Hello Starling & The Animal Years) with 3 Special Dublin Shows as part of Whelans 20th Birthday Celebrations which will focus on a different album each night. The special series of deluxe 2 CD back catalogue releases in Ireland on Independent Records each come with expanded artwork, lyrics and a special bonus disc of each album recorded acoustically and exclusively for these releases. The Golden Age Of Radio and Hello Starling are available now and the Collectors Edition of The Animal Years will be available in Ireland from 9 October. www.indepdendentrecords.ie

Arnold arranged the strings for “How Maggie Got Her Bounce Back”, “I’m Sick” and “Lay Low” - he also plays piano on “Unwanted Friend”. The album features two covers: a light, mellotron-enhanced twist on Teenage Fanclub’s “Alcoholiday” and the album’s closer is a take on Lee Hazlewood’s “My Autumns Done Come”. The lightness in Memory Muscle is often in the music itself dark lyrics with warm, sunny arrangements: “I wanted to make a Californian kind of album,” he reveals. “I wanted to re-create the sounds of my favourite records when I was a callow youth. It wasn’t stuff from my own generation really, it was music from the West Coast of America in the late 1960s and early 70s - things like Forever Changes, Rumours and Harvest.” With the release of Memory Muscle Morriss will be hitting the road to share these newly embellished songs with whoever enjoys a persuasive melody and a nifty way with a word.

Its not easy!

Aiken Presents…

Hard Working Class Heroes have announced Villagers as the second headline act of the festival, playing live in Andrews Lane Theatre on Friday 16 October (with Fionn Regan headlining the second night in the Button Factory on Saturday 17 October). Meanwhile the full 99 bands lining up for this year’s festival are preparing themselves for three whole days of fun. The festival, now in it’s 7th year, will take place in 6 venues in the Temple Bar area of Dublin on 16/17/18 October and has become an essential on Ireland’s music calendar, offering a perfectly encapsulated introduction to Ireland’s best emerging talent on the music scene. Full details of this year’s festival are always available on the website.

We Used to Think…Richmond Fontaine’s eighth studio album finds the band at their peak both artistically and commercially. The Independent recently called singer/ songwriter Willy Vlautin “the Dylan of the dislocated” and the band has been a firm critics favourite since the release of Post to Wire in 2004 and were given two albums of the month from UNCUT in 04 and 05. Fontaine’s sound has continued its decade-long evolution and is now fully realized on We Used to Think…Featuring epic songs like “Lonnie“ and “Two Alone” and beautiful folk tunes like “Ruby And Lou” and “The Pull”, the new album delivers Vlautin’s classic storytelling backed by Fontaine’s most interesting and accomplished musical performance to date. Aiken Promotions presents RICHMOND FONTAINE, Live at the Sugar Club this. Saturday 17th Oct ’09. Tickets €19

Tickets €20 (INCL booking fee) from www.ticketmaster. ie, WAV [lo-call 1890 200 078] & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

More BellX1 Bell X1 have announced a second date for the Olympia after the first one sold-out. They will now be playing on 27 and 28 November. This is in addition to a trio of shows in October (22 Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise; 24 Virginia Pumpkin Festival, Cavan; 25 Royal Theatre, Castlebar). The band head to the US for touring duties later this month. www.bellx1.com

Best known as the frontman in The Bluetones, Mark Morriss has been getting his hands dirty with his own set of songs since 2004. Last year he started recording the material for his debut solo album Memory Muscle with producer Gordon Mills, enlisting Grammy award winning composer David Arnold along the way: “We first met on the set of Little Britain, ironically. We were both making a cameo in the same scene, and it was here that I learnt that he really liked the Bluetones’ music. In fact it was when he was composing the soundtrack to Independence Day that he first heard Expecting To Fly. I was naturally, incredibly flattered, and never dreamed that I’d ever have the chance to work with him.”

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Mark Morriss plays Friday, October 16, Upstairs @ Whelan’s - Tickets €14 plus booking fee from WAV Box-Office (Lo-Call 1890 200 078), City Discs, tickets. ie, Ticketmaster outlets nationwide


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Pete, er

Peter Doherty @ The Academy

British rock gods used to be better. While Strummer, Moon and Page packed their spare time with politics, narcotics and Satan, today’s idols embrace corporate gigs, advertise car insurance and check themselves into rehab at the mere whiff of a wine gum. There is, however, one last eccentric who has not been cast from the mould of your average modern rock disappointment. Having survived The Libertines and Babyshambles, that 30-year-old poet has just penned a fantastic solo album despite his well-publicised crack, heroin and trilby-hat addictions. His name is Peter Doherty (yes, now with a new and improved ‘r’ on the end), he writes implicitly English songs about drinking gin from teacups, and he’s sitting in front of me on a ping-pong table, eating chilli with a plastic fork. Every bruised inch of him looks iconic – like he could collapse or elope to Vegas to marry a girl he’d just met at any second. “Pete, are you OK to have this chat?” we ask. He’s not; he’s nervous – he doesn’t do interviews. “I just need to pop to the loo first,” he croaks with his trademark slur. Five, 10, 15 minutes pass with Peter locked away in a tiny Hackney loo. Just as we begin to fear he’s done a bunk, he stumbles out, swigging a tin of chocolate Nurishment. We’ve all read the stories about him leading Kate Moss astray, feeding his cat cocaine and bleeding on Amy Winehouse’s face, but we want to get to the real Pete – the funny Pete, the political Pete, the Doherty of Time For Heroes and Last Of The English Roses. As his eyes roll around and he coughs up his lungs all over us, it appears that may not be an easy task… Were you a target in prison because of who you are? Prison? Yeah. Of course. What do you reckon? It was a nightmare in there. I was definitely a target for the, shall we say, less pleasant people. My toenail’s falling off. Your toenail’s falling off? Yeah. Arrgh! I’ve been playing football for two hours in boots two sizes too small for me, and it has knackered my foot to pieces. Arrgh! It’s peeling off. That’s grim. How good are you at football? No good. Not any more. I was good at school, but I’m not very healthy these days. My brain knows what I want to do with the ball, but my body’s all over the place. All I ever wanted to do was play for QPR, and when it sank in that it was never going to happen, it was heartbreaking. There comes a time in every young man’s life where they have to face the fact that they will never play the game professionally, and I don’t think I ever recovered from that. I will never play for Rangers. Were you in the Wormwood Scrubs team? Nah. They wouldn’t let the likes of me play in prison. A few years ago they tried it out for people who were on privileges, but everyone got a bit carried away. They tried to escape during a corner, that kind of thing. So they had to stop. No football, no guitars. Do you write better songs on or off drugs? Drugs don’t make me write better songs. You can’t pick up a guitar and try to make sense of it. I don’t know – nobody’s in my shoes. You can definitely get strength by coming through something, but a lot of the time, if you’re in a dark place, the last thing you want to do is write. You’re just too sad. For me, to not be writing, to not be creating, creates more of a dark place, so it’s a real downward spiral. How paranoid do you get? I get very paranoid. There was the time I thought the IRA were on my roof, trying to break in. You laugh, but it was scary, in my mind the IRA were outside trying to get me. It’s crack psychosis. The only way to get through it is by lying on your belly for two days. When you have the crack shakes, you think everyone you know is going to kill you. How hard is it to read stories about your imminent death? I don’t know. I just ignore it, I guess. What can you do? I don’t want to see it really, but I can’t stop it. What about your friends and family – your mum wrote that book about you? To be honest I don’t know why they bother. When I was growing up I never once saw my mum reading the Daily Star or any of that rubbish. Now all of a sudden the paper has become gospel, you know what I mean? It hurts, that. What has been your greatest ever gig? There’s so many. I’ve had some amazing gigs. I think the ones that stick in the mind are from back when The Libertines first started getting support slots. We supported the Sex Pistols, Morrissey, The Strokes – it was amazing. Did you hang out with them? With The Strokes, yeah. I actually already knew them before I was in a band or anything. It was back when I was working in a bar pulling pints. I used to sell a few little things on the side, you know? They were on their first tour, and were like just a few American lads in London looking for a good time. They met a friend of mine, who said I could get them a few bits and bobs. I think I sold them a load of acid, they gave me tickets to their gig, I got them some more acid and it went from there. You just gave a talk on philosophy at Trinity College – how did that go? They have had various luminaries do talks – Oscar Wilde, Al Pacino, all kinds. I went down all right. One guy at the front goes [terrible Irish accent], “Pete! Pete! Can I ask you one quick question there? Have you ever committed suicide?” Then the little fella next to him started shouting, “You idiot! If he ever committed suicide, he’d be dead, so he would!” Only if I’d been successful, though, only if I’d been successful. Do the public give you grief about Kate Moss? I’d say eight out of 10 people on the street don’t give me stick, but then there’s the two. But that’s not because of Kate, people have always wanted to beat me up. They call me a queer. I’ll be walking around Hackney and someone will shout, “Poof!” They don’t even know who I am, just think I’m a bit poofy for some reason. I’m not queer, and even if I was, mate, someone who shouted poof at me would be the last person I’d go with. Football is

where I really don’t feel safe. I’ll walk around east London at midnight and feel safer than I do at a match in the view of 20,000 people and the police. At football everyone is, “F*ck off you crack-head c*nt!” There seems to be a lot of fans dressed like you at your gigs. Would you regard yourself as a style icon? It’s hard because I don’t want to sound like an utter kn*b. [Posh accent] “Oh yes, I’m a style icon. Look at me.” No thanks. But secretly, yeah, I think I might be. I walk down the street and I see people in a trilby hat with a syringe sticking out of their arm and I think, “I recognise that look.” Are you clean right now? As a whistle. I think it’s all about my confidence. With the new album, it’s all quite mellow, and I’m a shy man. When you’re wasted it becomes even more petrifying to go out with just an acoustic guitar. When you’re in that place it’s easier to hide behind a massive wall of noise. That’s not there right now. Are you completely over Kate? Erm… Yeah. Well, yeah. To be honest with you I just hope she’s doing OK, you know? I don’t really want to talk about love and all that, to be honest. Why do you cut yourself and paint in blood? I just feel like putting needle to canvas. Sometimes blood is the only thing to hand. Saves on paint. I’ve just done a painting for every song on the album, actually. I wanted them to come as a booklet with the CD, but my label said no because they’d take up 16 pages, and Coldplay were only allowed 12. I

was like, “I’ll take my ball home then. No pages, no album.” I got the pages, but now they won’t let me have the cover I wanted. There’s this old picture of Elvis kissing a girl on a staircase and his tongue looks like this big piece of ham. Parlophone said it was too expensive but I don’t know if I believe them. If there was ever a movie about your life, who should play you? I could do a decent job of playing myself. I’d love to do some acting. When I was younger, me and my mate had a comedy stand-up act called Mr Spaniel and Mr Spaniel. We used to think we were really funny. The thing is, we would go around all the comedy clubs, get booed off every time, but I still loved it. I’d like to do something like that again. What I’d really love is to go on The Catherine Tate Show, but the offers aren’t coming in thick or fast right now. What has been your biggest regret? I stage dived in Dundee and got a wedgie. That was awful. I ran off the stage and hid in the tour bus crying. The gig was going great, so I thought, “I’ll dive in,” and this big Scotsman just grabbed hold of my pants and said, “Cop a load of this, Doherty!” Those were his exact words. “Cop a load of this.” When they found me on the bus I was crying my eyes out going, “The band’s not working out. I think we should split up.” Nobody believed that was what’s wrong, and eventually I snapped, “All right! I got a wedgie, OK?” Just how boring is rehab? It’s impossibly dull. When I go, it’s usually because I’ve been given the choice of rehab or jail. When you’re there, its not even giving up drugs that’s hard, it’s that you have to give up everything. If you could sit there and read a book it would be fine, but you’re not allowed to do anything other than focus on your recovery. Once a week I was allowed to play my guitar. Did you really form a band with members of The Darkness and Keane in The Priory? Yeah, and it’s all coming to fruition now. The other week, Keane were playing in France, and I came on and sung Karma Chameleon. The thing was, they gave him [singer Tom Chaplin] a piano in rehab, which wasn’t fair. I couldn’t have my guitar. He was locked away in his room playing a piano. They tried their best to keep me away from him – I wasn’t allowed near him or his piano most of the time. It was good to meet up again in France. Will The Libertines reform? Well, it’s up to him [former band-mate Carl Barât] isn’t it? If Carl wants to play, the band’s back together? I’d love to play those songs again, but it’s up to him. I never thought I’d say this, but it’s all just kind of dissolved into the past now. I don’t feel anger, everything that happened I couldn’t give a toss about really. I badly want to play those songs, so let’s get on with it and rake it in. How much money is on offer to get the band back together? I’m not sure he feels the same way I do, but there’s £2m. Now do you see what I mean? He’s… he’s mad. When we approached him about it, I don’t think he really believed me, but it’s £2m to headline Reading. It’s crazy because I’ve never really had a commercial success. The first Libertines album sold only 5,000 in the first month. Even the last Babyshambles album sold more copies in France than England. That’s why I’m nervous and excited about my new record, this could be a big album for me. So then, how do we re-form The Libertines? He [Carl] wants me to go and see his energy consultant. Energy consultant? He says that he wants to be certain that I am no longer surrounded by the dark forces. I have a dark energy around my aura, and he can’t be near me until I’ve sorted that. I’ll go see this energy guru, I guess. Yeah, why not. It might be a giggle. Peter Doherty will play The Academy, Middle Abbey Street on Wednesday the 14th of October. Tickets priced at 26.50 of your good euros, are sadly sold out.


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“I asked God for a good job. He put me on a plane.  All of the people that I love, the people that I’m from, are far away.” So begins Don’t Hurry for Heaven!, the new record from Virginia’s Devon Sproule.  Perhaps a hint of homesickness is understandable.  Not only did Ms. Sproule spend much of the last two years touring abroad, her new album -- produced by husband Paul Curreri and featuring the pedal steel playing of the legendary BJ Cole -- was recorded, for the most part, in England.  “Last year was a good one,” Sproule says, “and full of adventures.  I drove myself all the way from Scotland on the left side of the road for a radio show.  I learned the intro to “Johnny B. Goode” before 8am in a Spanish hotel.  I even smoked a J with Lucinda Williams and kept my cool.”  “Musically,” she continues, “after a whole summer of festivals in the UK, my band was feeling great.  Everything was.  It wasn’t even raining that much!  It would’ve been a shame not to capture something from that time, to let that phase of our playing evaporate into the next.  So we booked this studio out in the country.” Conveniently, Sproule’s husband, the formidable guitarist, songwriter and burgeoning producer Paul Curreri, was about to cross the pond for his own European tour.  Curreri flew over three days early and under his direction, the group tracked eight songs at Far Heath Studios in Northamptonshire.

complete. Continuing in the tradition of her previous works, Don’t Hurry for Heaven! sports a variety of sonic influences: the title track -- a tipsy, twangy, spousal nudge -- wears a cowboy boot on one foot, and another on its head.  The great Jesse Winchester, a fellow Southerner (and hero of Sproule’s), makes a cameo on the uber-groovy “Ain’t That the Way.”  Sproule and Curreri even duet on a left-field, desert-bluesy version of Black Uhuru’s “Sponji Reggae.”

At the record’s thematic heart is a young woman longing for the daily hiccups of a balanced home (“On a drive, nowhere going, / Gravel popping, tape deck whirring, / Happy couple talk a back road, / Face a thistle with a backhoe”), even while lifelong dreams are quite literally coming true around her. The songs are about her friends, family, herself, her husband — or at least versions of “They had donkeys and ducks and everything -- just like home!” them seen through the lens of geographical distance.  But these laughs Curreri.  “As for Dev’s band, they were tight when I got there.  I never had to say, ‘Hey mister drummer, could you put a bit character sketches ring bona fide; these people seem familiar.  “I had a river growing up.  I had a pond. / I had barely a secret.  And more ruffle in that rumba?  Cool, daddio.’  Instead, it was just, ‘Great... Let’s have a beer and try one a little slower, a little lazier.’”  now I have none.”  Sproule roots for the home team, and she’s telling everybody.  From there, Curreri brought the tracks back to the couple’s home studio in Virginia.  A few weeks later, Don’t Hurry for Heaven! was Sproule’s domestic leanings, youthfulness, and romantic sense of

MESSIAH J & THE EXPERT

+ INFOMATICS //////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Whelan’s, Friday 9th October, Door 7:30pm Tickets €13 including booking fee from WAV Box-Office (Lo-Call 1890 200 078), HYPERLINK "http://www.tickets.ie" www.tickets.ie and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide 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 Unlike a majority of people I know, who absolutely and tools with Random Spirit Lover. worship the ground that Spencer walks on, I’ve been a bit lukewarm (until recently) in response to If you needed any more convincing, you many of his upcoming projects, including the third wouldn’t need to look much further than listening to the very first three tracks of this full-length titled Dragonslayer from Sunset album. Despite the bitterness and overall Rubdown that is out now on Jagjaguwar. roughness that seems to permeate these tunes, at the very core lies some pretty solid Now, I loved Shut Up I Am Dreaming when first pop hooks and sensibility. And those female heard it in 2006. It was, for lack of a better term, backing vocals? Come on now! Hearing such epic. Many of the tracks felt like they were a small, added detail like that is almost like a building to something; to the point where I actually felt rewarded as a listener. It’s something revelation to me. It brings some much needed depth to the table and sort of acts as a that I felt was completely missing and devoid of with the band’s follow-up, Random Spirit Lover. It balance to Krug’s vocals, which can tend to get out of control quite easily. Suffice to say, wasn’t until very recently that I gave it another I’m back on the bandwagon, wherever it may shot due to the chagrin of a friend of mine. lead. Sunset Rubdown play Crawdaddy this Apparently, I wasn’t listening to it correctly, but I September 12th at 8pm, Tickets €14 available still don’t think it’s as great as people make it out from Ticketmaster, City Discs, Sound Cellar to be. and usual outlets. 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.

humor are deepened by a hurling undercurrent of musical ambition and multi-genre awareness. The album’s solo, jazz-infused closer, “A Picture of Us in the Garden,” signs off with, “Honey, how are we supposed to ever have us a family / when the business won’t give us a buck?  /  I guess it’s lucky I’m still pretty young.”  Perhaps it’s her effortless delivery of the deceptively complex melody, or her charmingly badass guitar work, or the economic poetics of her pleading, but the song throws into relief what lies at the root of all of these compositions -- an infectious vitality, a desire to push forward while continuing to  love what got you this far. Devon Sproule’s last record, 2007’s Keep Your Silver Shined, was the lead-off release for the Coventry-based label Tin Angel Records and proved an indie hit in the UK, Ireland and Europe.  Sproule toured with Woodstock legend Richie Havens, Lambchop frontman Kurt Wagner, and supported back-to-back nights in London with Lucinda Williams.  She was the first American to grace the cover of fRoots in the new millennium, and her appearance on Later...With Jools Holland cocked the ears of fans and industry alike, informing them that yes, her surname does indeed rhyme with “rock ‘n roll.”

Dancehall Styles and The Button Factory Presents

CHAKA DEMUS AND PLIERS

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reworking of a Toots & The Maytals tune. In a 1998 interview, Demus recalled his initial reaction to hearing Pliers. "The man has a sweet melody voice, " he said. "Any time I listened to him and listened to myself, I knew I could mesh with him."

After collaborating to record "Gal Wine," for producer Ossie Hibbert, and "Rough This Rough-voiced, deejay Chaka Demus (born: John Year," for producer Blackbeard, Chaka Demus Taylor in Kingston, Jamaica in August, 1963) and And Pliers had their first major hit, "Murder She smooth-toned vocalist Pliers (born: Everton Bonner Wrote," produced by Sly and Robbie, which in Rockhall Hills, Jamaica on April 4, 1963) have Pliers had previously recorded as a soloist. come together to create one of the most successful Their next single, "Tease Me", remained in the acts in he history of Jamaican music. The first British top ten for three months, reaching the Jamaican act to place three consecutive singles in number three slot, and sold more than three the top five of the British music charts, Chaka Demus hundred thousand copies. "She Don't Let And Pliers have continued to make their presence Nobody", a cover of a Curtis Mayfield tune, and felt. "Twist And Shout", a remake of the Isley Brothers and Beatles hit, recorded with Jack Both Chaka Demus and Pliers had established Radics and Sly and Robbie's Taxi Gang, successful solo careers prior to combining their followed "Tease Me" into the British top five. efforts. Demus, who grew up in the Waterhouse The duo's debut album, Tease Me, released in district of Kingston, launched his career as a deejay January 1994, included their first six singles for the Roots Majestic sound system. Although he and a new version of George Clinton's anthem, made his recording debut with the King Jammy"One Nation Under Groove." Their second produced single, "Increase Your Knowledge," his first album, She Don't Let Nobody, released in hit came in 1986 when he recorded "One Scotch" as 1995, reached number four on the British a duet with Admiral Bailey. His subsequent hits album charts. included "Everybody Loves Chaka," a duet with Yellowman, "Bring It To Me," a duet with This astonishing success in the 90’s launched deejay/vocalist Scottie and "Chaka On The Move," a whole mainstream movement in the UK for which he recorded solo. Reggae and Dancehall, with only Shaggy surpassing them on top 5 hits and can be still Pliers, who worked with such producers as King felt today with the likes of Sean Paul reaping Jammy, Winston Riley, King Tubby, Black Scorpio the benefits. and Coxsone Dodd, recorded such solo hits as "Snake In The Grass" and "Bam Bam," a hip hop


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The Rotana Cafe We visited this lovely middle-eastern cafe and restaurant owned by a Lebanese chef Mohammed when we happened upon it for lunch a week ago. It is delightful, authentic, spotlessly clean and the food is delicious. Middle-eastern food at its best. We had a mezze for three (which would have done four people for a little over twenty euro fora plate of mixed starters). We had the smokiest baba ganoush, that’s roast aubergine whizzed usually with tahini, a sesame seed paste – and it tasted as if we were sitting up a chimney eating it. It was as good as any The Gobbler ate in Jerusalem. They sat next to little daschund burgers, well that’s what we called them: dark fried meat in a sausage with spices,an ugly cousin to the aubergine but yummy. We had five of the best falling-off-the-bone meatiest chicken wings in a spicy sauce; a roll of Labneh, a cheese made from drained yogurt served with homemade flat breads for dipping and lots of other morsels that were just splendid. The ingredients were excellent, everything was home-made and servings were generous. We had mint tea with fresh mint leaves, it sounds obvious but usually you don’t see mint

Monty’s of Rathgar Monty’s of Rathgar in Dublin 6 is a cousin of Monty’s in Dublin 2. Both serve Nepalese cuisine though the one in Eustace Street in Temple Bar is tiny while the Rathgar branch is deceptively large with a delightful outdoor seating area with a herb garden and tropical plants. Inside a plush red and black lacquer interior invites you into another world where you can forget that house prices are going down while upstairs you can sit on low seats and get cosy with your neighbours. The owners have invested heavily in the interior – it is a shame that they have not kept an eye on the waiting staff who swing from attentive to detached from starter to main course and completely disengage from dessert to coffee. Perhaps it was because we were sitting outside. We ate there on the three evenings we could get a booking – we called twice just after 9pm on a Friday and Saturday and both times were told they were booked out. When we passed by the restaurant, we saw that there were lots of seats empty outside and inside. Had

Café Mao Dundrum Cafe Mao started its life in Chatham Street where it carved out a niche serving really good reasonably priced Asian fusion food. Then it closed for unfortunate reasons and when it reopened, it had thankfully lost none of it’s oomph. There is now a Mao in the Dundrum Shopping Centre just beside the water feature, which literally springs to life while Bocelli is singing in time to the spurts. If you sit outside the cafe it can feel distinctly moist on a May Day but would be delicious in Summer. The cafe menu offers a good mix of lightly spiced starters and main courses with starters of crispy squid and spring rolls and main courses cooked as stir-fries and curries and freshly made salads, noodle and rice dishes covering every part of the Asian experience from India to China to Vietnam to Thailand.

in the teapot, just a bag. We just had to try the Lebanese cardamom coffee to finish off with baklava pastries which were made from scratch. To tell you how unusual that is, here’s how to make them. Buy some filo pastry, defrost it. Layer it with lots of nuts and flavoured honey in about five layers. Bake, then cut into squares. By the time you buy the variations of nuts you need, you’ll need another loan from the Anglo Irish Bank. As a result, many baklavas are made with cheap nuts (not premium pistachios or walnuts or almonds), then the nuts are dyed the appropriate colour to make them look more expensive. The result of course is not authentic and when the baklavas sit in plastic packaging, the pastry softens and they get chewy. To taste how freshly-made baklavas taste, you need to go to the Rotana. Theirs are crisp and sweet but not cloying and they make you understand why you would be bothered eating baklava at all. We also ordered a dessert of melted mozzarella with a florescent pink straw hairdo – that was what it looked like, honestly. The crispy fine noodle topping was dyed bright pink and doused in rosewater and sat on top of melted cheese – it was a local approximation of a speciality. It was better than we could have imagined and as one of our party was Italian,

we not been reviewing the restaurant, we wouldn’t have bothered. Why would you eat at a restaurant that doesn’t want your money? We ate excellent food the first time with excellent service, the second time we had good food and average service and the third time we had below-average food and disinterested service. The menu looks different at first glance, partly because of the descriptions (starters are called Surawa, mains are Moukhay Khana and the descriptions on the main menu are equally unfamiliar) but the more you eat there and drill down the menu, the more you see the similarities to the dishes you order in any Indian restaurant. The fish dishes are the most original. If you choose the Poleko Squid (medium-spiced baby squid barbecued in the Tandoor and served in a sizzler: €8.75) it is cooked fresh and is meltin-the-mouth soft and tender. Monkfish Tareko (a barbecued spicy monkfish, finished off in the pan with crunchy vegetables and soy sauce €26.50) is lightly spiced and delicious, a truly interesting fish dish and deservedly a finalist in the Moreau Chablis Fish Dish

The food is stunning: we had a mixed platter of crispy vegetarian spring rolls moistened by soft golden nuggets of butternut squash; roast baby back ribs and juicy chicken satay skewers, all cooked fresh with the crispest salad sitting underneath (18.95 euro). The dressings (a sweet honey, then a chilli, then a sour saltier one) were just right offering the salty, sweet and sour flavours that are a fundamental plank of Asian cooking. We shared this and a Coconut Lamb Korma (17.95 euro) which came with coconut jasmine rice. The meat was soft and plentiful, the sauce sweet had a light chilli warmth though it but the rice didn’t taste any different than plain rice. Service by our Hungarian waiter was charming and he negotiated with the bar to get us a glass of wine from an opened Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc bottle instead of selling us those

we had to try it. It wasn’t one of those things you would order again but it’s interesting to explore. And in the end, we ate nearly all of it. Three of us ate oodles (and noodles!), drank coffees, stuffed ourselves with pastries and the bill came to €55 – that was partly because we ate about five desserts in the interest of research. They do shawarma and doner plates for about eight euro and as they don’t have a wine licence yet, you could get out at a tenner a head if you wanted to. The owner is a Palestinian refugee, his family was exiled to Lebanon a long time ago and it is a privilege to eat his food and to help him to find a happy home in Ireland. Our verdict: Rotana Cafe is well worth a trip, bring a gang and share everything. Hopefully they will have a wine licence soon, but if not stop at The Portobello before and after where you can get two pints and a glass of Guinness for a tenner in lovely surroundings. 31 South Richmond Street, Portobello, Dublin 8 (just before the bridge on the left coming from town). Tel: (01) 4759969 / Mobile: 0857803800 E-mail: info@rotanacafe.ie Website: www.rotanacafe.ie

Competition in 2004. The Jyogi Bhati is the equivalent of a good quality Biriyani. We ate a lamb dish that was the same as a Rogan Josh curry. After our third visit and great hopes on our part that we would have a second alternative to the very good Poppadum Indian restaurant next door, we decided to return to our old haunt. We had given Monty’s a genuine try but the last time we ate there, we had to go in search of the waiter to pay because he had completely forgotten us. This is a restaurant with so much promise and an audience on its door step who have the money to eat out, regardless of the economic climate. When we last ate there upstairs was full and downstairs half full, so perhaps we had a singular experience or need to eat indoors where the gaze of the waiting staff is steady and consistent.

Montys of Rathgar, 88 Rathgar Road, Rathgar. Tel: 01 492 0633

awful quarter bottles that they insist on offering instead of wines by the glass. The other diners were relaxed shoppers or people who work in the shopping centre taking a break after a hard day standing on their feet all day (what a daft phrase, what else would they stand on). We would have to rate Cafe Mao in Dundrum highly for the price, the service and most of all, but an increasingly rare commendation for restaurants in the mid-price-range, we recommend it for the food.

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum - Telephone: 01 296 2802 Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 12pm to late Sunday 12pm-9pm


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Fitzsimons, Temple Bar

Cassidy’s Bar Cassidy’s Bar, is steeped in history: As established publicans since 1856 the Cassidy family have gone on to create some of Irelands finest drinking emporiums throughout the country, currently located in Westmoreland St where they own the old premises of the Freeman’s Journal - the oldest national newspaper in Ireland which acted as an instrumental medium for Irish people during the 1916 rebellion. Cassidy’s is what you would call “a real Irish bar” with a traditional atmosphere serving wholesome traditional food all day. Better than the food though, is the Guinness. If what you expect from a traditional Irish bar located in the heart of Dublin is good Guinness… then your bang on the money! So good food, good Guinness, loads of traditional Irish music being played regularly throughout the week. It doesn’t get more Irish than that, and if that’s what you’re

after… Cassidy’s is perfect! Appreciating the importance of Irish history and in particular the role played by the political insights of the Freeman’s journal, Cassidy’s has very much kept alive the theme and influence of the heritage which was the journal. Historically the paper is referred to several times in James Joyce’s Ulysses as is it’s location… Westmoreland St, where Cassidy’s bar is now located. Go on, go for a pint. You know you want to…

Cassidy’s Bar - 27 Westmoreland Street Dublin 2 Tel. (01) 6708604 Email: HYPERLINK “mailto:info@CassidysBar.ie” info@CassidysBar.ie Web: HYPERLINK “http://www. CassidysBar.ie” www.CassidysBar.ie

Bia Bar Bia bar is a relaxed, trendy bar near Stephens Green shopping centre, just off Georges Street and only a few minutes walk from Grafton Street. A really nice looking establishment, Bia Bar works both as an evening pub, a late night bar and a great place for lunch. The menu is very good - offering a high standard of pub food with good pizzas and burgers. It’s the kind of place you might go after work, for a few pints and a nibble or perhaps if you’re looking for a bit of a dance later on, but in a more intimate surrounding. Not overly trendy, but not too shabby either, it’s a really well thought out little bar and strikes the perfect mix. They have DJs seven nights a week, playing a much less “commercial” sound than some of its neighbours, so you can expect nice cuts of soul, funk, jazz, hip-hop, house grooves etc. The dance floor area is well laid out, not too big, but still with plenty of space to get your

groove on. Best of all, its always free. Oh, and free Wifi too! So next time you find yourself wandering around town with your laptop, a taste of hunger or a bit of a thirst, think of Bia Bar. You might find it was exactly what you were looking for…

Bia Bar - 28/30 Lower Stephens Street , Dublin 2 / Tel: 01 4053653

Fitzsimons is, essentially, all things Temple Bar. It’s a pub, a nightclub and a hotel, all in one, and situated right in the midst of Temple Bar. Spanning over four main levels, Fitzsimons includes a ground level bar area that is packed full of partygoers on a weekend, with a small stage that hosts live music well into the wee hours of the morning. One act I have seen perform there a couple of times is a duo playing mostly acoustic covers of all the kinds of songs you want to sing along to when out on the tiles with your mates - and the crowd is more than happy to comply. On the second level, you will find another bar area of the complex with plenty of space to eat and plenty of flat screen to watch the match. Indeed, every level servers food and every level seems to be decorated with various flatscreen tvs. On the top level you’ll find the roof terrace. This is the Jewel in Fitzsimons crown, much more

than just a smoking area, it’s a full outdoor heated roof-terrace, complete with couches and overhead shelters, it’s the perfect place to come to for an outdoor pint. In the basement you’ll find 5IVE nightclub, open 7 days a week. Fitzsimons is located on East Essex street (Or Wellington Quay, depending on which way you are facing) and is one of those bars that you can always guarantee will have a bit of atmosphere and a nice big crowd. Perfect if you find yourself in Dublin on your own and don’t feel like partying away solo, this would be the place I’d recommend to go and find new friends - or at the very least, it should be busy enough that no one will notice you standing on your own! Fitzsimons, Temple Bar. T: 677 9315 F: 677 9387. E: info@fitzsimonshotel.com www.fitzsimonshotel.com


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Thurs 22nd-Sat 31st //// Under a Grey Sky by Simon Burch Landscapes and portraits from the boglands of the mid-West Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Free 11am-6pm - www.galleryofphotography.ie If these walls could talk Video Art Show + DEAF Egyptian Film Programme by Khaled Hafez and Ahmed El-Shaer (Egypt) The Joinery, 6 Rosemount Terrace, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7 - www.thejoinery.org Free 11am – 6pm Fugitive Video Project 2009 (USA) Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Free -11am -8pm Projector Collective present: ATOM: Meditations on the Disappearance of the Independent Record Shop Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Free - 11am -8pm Donal Dineen Mix Media installation (Irl) Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Free - 11am -8pm Thurs 22nd-Sat 31st: The Model present ‘Relay’ an online sound project Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Free 11am – 8pm Thurs 22nd-Sat 31st: Messages Sonores by Peter Maybury Road Records, Fade Street, Dublin 2 Free 11am – 6pm Young Hearts Run Free present “Hide That Can“ Photography exhibition by Deirdre O’ Callaghan Venue: No. 13 North Great Georges Street 11am – 6pm Roger Doyles 60th Birthday Celebration in Sound Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8 www.cmc.ie Free - 6pm

Thurs 22nd //// The Model present Beautiful Unit / New Spaces for Music (Irl) Location will be announced online no more than 24hours before the performance takes place. Check DEAF on twitter, facebook or the website to get details 4pm - Free Candy Collective & ChoiceCuts present SweetTalk 37 Featuring Vaughan Oliver / Graphic designer (UK), David Rodigan (Kiss FM ‘Real Authentic Reggae UK), David O’ Reilly / Filmmaker and Animator (Irl/Ger) followed by exclusive DJ Set from David Rodigan. Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2 € 12 plus booking fee / €15 on the door - 7pm ChoiceCuts presents David Rodigan Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2 €12 plus booking fee /€15 on the door. Free entry from Sweettalk -10.30pm Lunar Disko present DJ Jus-Ed DJ Jus-Ed (Underground Quality – Connecticut, USA) + Dan Power (Electric Shock, Irl) Kennedys, The Underground, Westland Row, Dublin 2 €10 - 11pm Big Time present Sixfoot Apprentice (!Kaboogie, Irl) The Bernard Shaw, 11 – 12 South Richmond Street. Dublin 2 Free - 8pm - Dubstep, hip hop, party Mashup laptoppery from Kaboogie resident Sixfoot http://www.myspace.com/sixfootapprentice

Friday 23rd October D1 Recordings presents Naphta (Irl) ‘democracy. now’ album launch Filmbase - 7pm – 9.30pm

Spatial Music Collective: Workshops Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall. 2 – 5pm / Free

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u:mack presents Soap & Skin Plus Special Guest Alexander Tucker (ATP Recordings) Button Factory - Thursday Oct 22 - Doors 7.30 (Early show) Tickets €15 From Road, Sound Cellar, Spindizzy, City Discs

Spatial Music Collective perform Alvin Lucieres “I am sitting in a room” Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall. 6.30pm / Free Spatial Music Collective present 8.5 Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall 8pm - €8/6 The Model present Baby Beef / New Spaces for Music Location will be announced online no more than 24hours before the performance takes place. Check DEAF on twitter, facebook or the website to get details 7pm - Free I + E present: Toshimaru Nakamura (Jap), Chip Shop Music The Ireland Institute 8pm / €10 u:mack @ DEAF present ISIS (USA)+ very special guest TBC Button Factory 7.30pm / €TBC Delay and Technotic presents Grovskopa (Sweden), Jon Hussey, Adam Kelly, JO & Kelsa, VJ Julyo & Q.P.O.P Kennedy’s, The Underground 10pm - €11/€15 after midnight ChoiceCuts/Revolution & Scribble present Beardyman (UK), Dam Funk (Stones Throw, US), DJ Kormac, DJ Scope, Q the Monkey VJ Twisted Pepper 11pm - €12/10 Fri 23rd: u:mack present: Modeselektor Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 11pm - €24 AUTOMATIC – Exhibition Launch Participating artists: Karl Burke (IE), Alicia Frankovich (NZ), Candice Jacobs (GB), Gereon Krebber (DE), Ruth Proctor (GB), Linda Quinlan (IE), Berndnaut Smilde (NL) Pallas Studios 7pm - Free B-music @ Thomas House Pub, 86 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 6pm - Free Film Programme: Balkan Shorts, selected by Vladan Petkovic ( Serbia ) Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8 Free 6pm -8pm

Sat 24th October //// Crash Ensemble present ‘Minimal’ Performing works by Steve Reich & Philip Glass, plus screening Philip Glass’s ‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’directed by Godfrey Reggio @ Smock Alley Theatre (Formerly known as SS Michael And John. Lower Exchange Street -just off Parliament Street). 7.30pm - €15 / 10 ChoiceCuts present Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Honest Jons, USA) Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. 8pm - €20 Big Dish Go & Teknowarfare present: Surgeon (UK), Fran Hartnett (Live, Irl), Jamie Behan (Irl) + Conan O’Donnell (Irl) Kennedy’s, The Underground, Westland Row, Dublin 2 10pm - €15 DEAF presents Children Under Hoof, Angkorwat & Kevin Blake Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 3pm – 6pm / €5 DEAF presents Spilly Walker & HunterGatherer Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 8pm-10.30pm - €8 !Kaboogie present Automatic Tasty (Irl), Gland & Conduit (Irl), Sixfoot Apprentice (Irl), + films ‘Alchemists Of

Sound’, ‘High Tech Soul’, ‘RIP: A Remix Manifesto’. The Joinery, 6 Rosemount Terrace, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7 www.thejoinery.org - 3pm – 7.30pm / Free

Tuesday 27th Film Programme //// Solus Anthologies Part 1: Irish and international shorts The Sycamore Club, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Free / 6pm -8pm

’What We Do’ Irish label Showcase Aciitone, D1 Recordings, Elevation, FVF, Mode Music, Nice & Nasty, Psychonavigation, SeedyR, Stereotonic Pygmalion Bar, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2 5pm – 3am / Free The Model present Somadrone / New Spaces for Music Location will be announced online no more than 24hours before the performance takes place. Check DEAF on twitter, facebook or the website to get details. 7pm - Free

Sat 24th: Film Programme //// Egyptian/Middle Eastern Documentary Shorts Part 1; Experimental Joy Gallery, 2 Rutland Place, Parnell Street East, Dublin 1 Free 2pm -4pm Sunday 25th October

Sun 25th //// u:mack present Warp @ DEAF Plaid (Live Classics Set), Clark (Live), Tim Exile (Live), Bibio (Laptop/ DJ), DJ N>E>D (Overkill) Button Factory - 8pm till late - Tickets €25 From Road, Sound Cellar, Spindizzy, City Discs & online at www.tickets.ie/umack Second Square to None present ‘Ten Second Rule Audio Recycling’. Vince MakMahon (Irl), PushMoveClick (Irl), Ev Tiernan (Irl), Euphiophone (Irl), Melesta (Irl), Brown Cloud (Kachanski and Rory St John) (Irl), Dubreak (Irl), Fyed (Irl). Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 2pm – 8pm - Free The Experimental Film Club presents Moira Tierney & collaborators ‘Maison Des Cineastes’, Mauritania. Odessa Club, Dame Court, Dublin 2 5 – 7pm - Free Bottlenote Collective present Morla (Irl), Simon Jermyn (Irl), Seán Óg (Irl), Bang Hazard (Irl), Led Soup & solo sets from Bottlenote musicians(Irl) Odessa Club, Dame Court, Dublin 2 7.30pm – Late - € 10.00 The Model present Thread Pulls / New Spaces for Music 7pm - Free Location will be announced online no more than 24hours before the performance takes place. Check DEAF on twitter, facebook or the website to get details Roger Doyle @ 60 – Roger Doyle and Crash Ensemble + very special guest to be announced closer to date, check web Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street Doors: 7.30pm / show starts at 8pm Admission price includes a CD of Roger Doyle’s music: €15 Earwiggle present Planetary Assault Systems + Ancient Methods (Live, Ger), Sunil Sharpe (Irl), Rory St John (Live, Irl) + Giles Armstrong (Irl), live visual programming by Brandscape OPTIK Andrews Lane Theatre, Andrews Lane, Dublin 2 ‚ 9pm- late - €18 incl booking fee from Spindizzy, City Discs,Road & €18 +booking fee Subject presents Luke Solomon (Live, UK) + Subject DJs & External Sound DJs 4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2 11pm - €7/ €5 Broken Bus Driver Movement The Bernard Shaw, 11-12 Richmond Street, Dublin 10pm-12am / Free

Monday 26th October //// Diatribe Recordings present Yurodny (feat Linda Buckley) Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. 7pm - €10 E+S=B with Alan Lambert and Gavin Duffy Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 € 6 - 5-7pm

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€10 [includes a free copy of the double-pack vinyl, plus complimentary beers] Fri 23rd:

Thurs 22nd October ////

Galactic Beat Club present Keep Schtum, Check The Guns, Tom Beary, Ro Flynn, Russell Parker, Martin Ansbro, Jaycee, Kenny Hanlon Turks Head, Parliment Street, Dublin 2 7pm – 3am / Free

Wednesday 28th October //// Pitch Black (NZ) present Ableton Live Workshop Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 2 6pm - Free Spacific present Pitch Black (Live, NZ) + support from Mikki D (NZ/Irl) Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 2 9pm - € 7 in advance /€ 10 on the door Isn’t Anything – Feat Eamonn Doyle, D1 Nights of Dream Pop, Post Punk and Primitive Electronica Thomas House Pub, 86 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 8pm – Close / Free

Wed 28th: Film Programme //// Egyptian/Middle Eastern Documentary Shorts – Part 2; Narrative. Speaker / Curator: Sherif Awad, Film Critic for Egypt Today Magazine. The Odessa Club, Dame Court, Dublin 2 Free / 6pm -8pm

Thursday 29th October Relay launch featuring Polly Fibre & Hulk Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 6pm – 9pm / €5 African and Irish Animation Programme Curated by Mohamed Ghazala, Director of ASIFA, Egypt. The Sycamore Club, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 6pm – 8pm / Free The Secret Boutique present Ulrich Schnauss (Ger) Electro Celt, The Resistance, Doug Sheridan , Kevin Barry + more Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2 8pm – 2am / €15 The Model present Neosupervital / New Spaces for Music Location will be announced online no more than 24hours before the performance takes place. Check DEAF on twitter, facebook or the website to get details 6.30pm - Free My Heart is in the East - An Evening of Sephardic & Persian Music Performed by the Judith Mok Hamsa Ensemble – featuring Judith Mok (soprano), Javid Afsari Rad (santour), Nick Roth (sax), Oleg Ponomarev (violin), Cora Venus Lunny (viola), Francesco Turissi (percussion & keyboard) and Simon Jermyn (guitars) Smock Alley Theatre, 8 Exchange St Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8 (Formerly known as SS Michael And John. The entrance is located on Lower Exchange Street -just off Parliament Street) - 8pm - €20 / 15 ‘Pastures New’ presented in association with the National Concert Hall Featuring Paddy Glackin (Fiddle), Emer Mayock (Flute) and Donal Siggins (Laptop) Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 8.30pm - €10 / €5 (www.nch.ie / (01) 417 0000) Power FM and Friends present “OFFSHOOT” A diverse night of Electronica with: Steph Power (Power FM), Paul Chillage (XFM) Paul Grant (Power FM), Mossy (Lazybird / Power FM) Thomas House, Thomas Street, D8 From 8pm Free


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Fri 30th: Film Programme: African and Irish Animation. African Selection Curated by Mohamed Ghazala, director of ASIFA, Egypt. The Sycamore Club, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Free 6pm - 8pm

Friday 30th October Hertz-u present Goldie (History of Metalheadz set) Plus guests: Fraher, Bonz, Synergy Andrew’s Lane, St Andrew’s Lane, Dublin 2 Admission: €15 / Doors: 11pm – late Takeover Recordings /Nice & Nasty/ Static Recordings Showcase The Paralell (Irl), Toirse (Educution Irl), Rob Glennon (Irl), T.Polar (Irl), thatboytim (Irl), Desy Balmer (Irl), Defekt (Irl), Jay Riordan (Irl), Rogue Frequency – Live,Irl), Shaun Mac & Daire Delmar (Irl) Pygmalion Bar, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2 / 6pm / Free The !K Club Goes DEAF featuring Lakker (Live, Irl), Manus Goan (Live, Irl), ForceFed / Scurvy Lass (Live, Irl) Thomas House Pub, 86 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 8pm – 11.30pm / Free The Alphabet Set presents Don’t Panic/Panic! Featuring Sunken Foal, Sarsparilla, Cignol , Solen, Laura Sheeran, Love Rhino, Ventolyn & Becotyde & Jimmy Penguin, Johny Alpha & T-woc The Sycamore Club, No 9 Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 11pm – 3am - €6 Before midnight / €8 after Skinny Wolves present Grouper (USA) & John Wiese (USA) & support from Boys of Summer & Over - BYOB event Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 7.30pm – 11pm / € 12 Scribble Records present ‘All City’ Showcase (Art & Label) The Bernard Shaw 8pm – 1am / Free / Club night B-Music present Twin Kranes album launch with David Holmes & Andy Votel (DJ sets) 11pm / Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 €15 / 10 The Model present Polly Fibre / New Spaces for Music Location will be announced online no more than 24hours before the performance takes place. Check DEAF on twitter, facebook or the website

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Saturday 31st October DEAF CLOSING PARTY NothingOrdinarySir.com, D1 Recordings & Wayward Distractions present: Aux 88 (live, Mad Scientist Tour 2009, USA), Mark Broom (D1 UK) & Jerome Hill (DON’T UK), Rob Hall (SKAM UK) + Educution (live, D1 Irl), Paudi Ahern (Test, Irl) The Good Bits, Store Street, Dublin 1 (formerly Radio City/Cavern) 9pm / €15 Before midnight / Fancy Dress/ €17after midnight ‘Night leaves breathing’ Quiet Music Ensemble (Irl) with guest artist David Toop (UK) Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 5pm – 10.30pm - € 15/10 The Douglas Hyde Gallery present ‘A Gallimaufry’ featuring Mountains (USA), Mark Garry (Irl), Karl Burke (Irl) + Ciaran Murphy (Irl) 2pm – 10pm / €15 The Model present Sarsparilla / New Spaces for Music (Irl) Location will be announced online no more than 24hours before the performance takes place. Check DEAF on twitter, facebook or the website to get details 6pm / Free ChoiceCuts presents Mayer Hawthorne & The County (Stones Throw) support tbc Crawdaddy, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 8pm - €17.50 DEAFest Most Freaked Out DanceWave Smock Alley Theatre, 8 Exchange St Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8 (Formerly known as SS Michael And John. The entrance is located on Lower Exchange Street -just off Parliament Street). €10 /// 7pm-10.30pm Electric City present Hardfloor (live, Ger), Like A Tim (live, NL), Americhord (live, Irl), Niall Power (Irl), Barry Donovan (Irl), Simon Conway & Giles Armstrong (Irl) Twisted Pepper (downstairs), 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 2 10pm - € 15 Automated Music present Tim Green (UK), Darren Humphries (Irl), Blue Nun (Irl, Black Citizen (Irl Kennedys, The Underground, Westland Row, Dublin 2. 10pm - € 15 DEAF Banter 90’s v 00’s electronic music in Dublin with

Francois, Sunil Sharpe, & Jim Carroll. Twisted Pepper (The Mezz, Upstairs), 54 Middle Abbey, Dublin 1 8.30pm – 10pm Free Young Hearts Run Free present We Love Sinking Our Teeth / a BYOB event The Basement, Clarendon House, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2 € 15 Power FM and Friends’ present Dave Fields (Irl), John The Mantis & Aidano (Irl), Munroe & Cooper (Irl), Steph Power (Irl), Richard Brophy (Irl), Paul Smith [Leonid] (Irl), Barry Dempsey (Virtu Studios) and Jay Grogan (Irl) www.powerfm.org 7pm – 3am /// Free before 12am - € 5 after

Film Programme: ‘Solus’ Anthologies Part 2: Irish and International shorts, cont. Joy Gallery, 2 Rutland Place, Parnell Street East, Dublin 1 Free 2pm – 4pm


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Increasing your bust without surgery

One of the most exciting non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the last decade is now available in Ireland. It’s called Macrolane, and it promises to increase the size and improve the shape of your breasts without surgery. Yes—without surgery! That means no general anaesthetic, no scars, no long recovery period and natural looking results. Dr Peter Prendergast, medical director of Venus Medical Beauty, is one of the only doctors in Ireland offering the procedure and already has a waiting list of eager customers who have seen the benefits for themselves. “Macrolane is a soft, clear, biocompatible gel that is injected behind the breast through a tiny puncture under local anaesthesia. In 30 minutes, we can increase the breast size by about one to one and a half cup sizes”, says Dr Prendergast. “It really is a revolution in breast enhancement and so far with over a thousand cases we have found it to be extremely safe with very high patient satisfaction”, he adds. Macrolane is a non-permanent filler, and lasts about 18 months, so you have the option to have more at that stage if you liked the results. As for the results… well, they speak for themselves!

A free consultation for Macrolane can be arranged by calling Venus Medical Beauty on 01 2962747.

To see even more before and after photos,

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THE STUDENT’S HOMEOPATHIC SURVIVAL GUIDE Prepare for Winter with Homeopathic remedies – at our next 1 day workshop for €50 – colds,flu, hangovers, digestive complaints are just a few acute remedies that will be covered –your survival guide to treating yourself sustainably this Autumn and winter. During the winter season many people fall prey to a host of complaints such as coughs, sore throats and colds. Homeopathy can play a major part in helping to treat these illnesses, while at the same time assisting in building up an individual’s immune system in a holistic and natural way. Homeopathy also has a very good track record in helping individuals manage flu – it can shorten the duration and severity dramatically – and with fewer complications. There are many remedies indicated with the various types of flu symptoms and many Homeopaths will have an acute clinic to attend to your family for this acute condition. With homeopathy there are two forms of treatment, acute and constitutional homeopathic treatment. Acute prescribing treats a broad range of relatively minor ailments ( ‘Acute’ in this instance refers to an illness that occurs suddenly and naturally only lasts for a short duration), examples being colds and flu, strains and minor injuries, teething, stomach upsets, travel sickness and jetlag. Treatment normally involves a brief consultation in which the specific symptoms will be matched to a remedy which the Homeopath will provide. Many people come to a Homeopath for ‘constitutional treatment’ to improve their overall health without having a particular health complaint. The value of constitutional treatment is that it boosts the immune system and reduces its susceptibility to disease. This treatment is also given where a ‘chronic’ (ongoing) condition exists, e.g. skin complaints, recurrent headaches, persistent on-going coughs , menstrual problems, depression, anxiety and stress, allergies (for e.g. Hay Fever), asthma and serious illness also. Treatment involves a longer consultation, usually one hour where details of the complaint and general information about the patient will be gathered by the homeopath. A remedy will then be supplied and a follow up appointment arranged.

At Milltown Park, Ranelagh we run a public homeopathic clinic which is available at reduced costs and is run by our student homeopaths while supervised by registered Homeopaths visit www.homoeopathy-clinic.com for more information.


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Fri 16th Oct @ Tripod More info www.pod.ie

October 9th //// MESSIAH J & THE EXPERT + INFOMATICS Whelan’s, Friday 9th October, Door 7:30pm Tickets €13 including booking fee from WAV Box-Office (Lo-Call 1890 200 078), www.tickets.ie and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide Messiah J & The Expert make a triumphant return to Whelan's on October 9th in the wake of the monstrous success of third album 'From The Word Go'. This is the last chance to see MJEX on tour in Ireland before they are unleashed on the UK next year. From The Word Go is considered the band's piece de resistance and it was no surprise that press and radio salivated so or that it was nominated for The Choice Prize and The Meteors for Best Irish Album. MJEX's super-energetic show has become the stuff of legend so you would be quite daft not to get your tickets now Discorotique: Bia Bar - 28/30 Lwr Stephens Street Dublin 2 Ph 01 4053653 - www.biabar.ie Mark Kelly & Kelly-Anne spinning les disques, takin you back to the time of Studio 54, Paradise Garage and The Loft.

October 10th //// Wax @ Spy Dancepig Live (Space Factory / King Nail) Dave Mc Donagh Shane Ryan Adm 10e Doors 11 Till Late

October 16th //// Vamos Bia Bar 28/30 Lwr Stephens Street - Dublin 2 Ph 01 4053653 - www.biabar.ie New Monthly Party hosted by Super DJs Mark Kelly and Mark Allton and playing a wide range of Soulful music for Dancing 10pm til 3am H Y P E at Pod Harcourt Street Dublin 2 Friday Oct 16th - DERRICK MAY - 4 Hour Set Doors 10pm // Adm: e16 Advance Tickets: Ticketmaster & usual outlets Pod: Derrick May [Transmat - 4 Hour Set] David O'Sullivan Lobby Bar: Austin Molloy Mark Greene www.Subjectevents.com SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM @ Tripod Doors 11pm - Admission €15 POD + 515 PresentsSneaky Sound System Support: Conor G

DeadMau5 The Academy The hottest talent in the world of electronic music, DeadMau5 has just confirmed a late night Academy show Friday 16th October 2009 as part of the “For Lack Of A Better Name” tour. Tickets €32.70 including booking fee on sale now from Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Doors 11pm. Over 18s. I.D Required Ed Banger X Eastpak European Tour 16.10.2009 @ 23.00pm The Button Factory, Dublin 2 http://www.eastpak.com

October 17th //// Transmission Every Saturday at Button Factory Saturday 17th October - €10 Shortie (Schizofonics DJ/VJ Set) Ghetto Blaster DJs (Poland) Quigo (Transmission), Neon Vampires Doors 11pm.

October 21st //// Theo Parrish The Pavilion, Cork PAVILION BAR & NIGHTCLUB Located just off Patrick Street, on Carey's Lane, in Cork's Huguenot Quarter. 21.10.2009 @ 22.00pm

October 22nd //// Lunar Disko presents.. Thursday October 22nd @ The Underground, Kennedys [DEAF 09 Special] DJ Jus-Ed (Underground Quality Connecticut/USA) Dan Power (Electric Shock) Adm:e10. Doors:11pm

October 23rd //// DUBFIRE (Deep Dish) @ Tripod Doors 11pm Admission €20 POD + 515 Presents Dubfire (Deep Dish) Support:LRB Fri 23rd oct @ Tripod More info www.pod.ie Bia Bar 28/30 Lwr Stephens Street - Dublin 2 Ph 01 4053653 - www.biabar.ie Residents night from the Stephens Street Social Club: 10pm til 3am

October 24th //// Transmission Every Saturday at Button Factory Saturday 24th October - €10 Mustard Pimp, Haido, Barry Farrell Doors 11pm Funk D'Void & Sian

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The Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1 24.10.2009 @ 23.00pm

October 25th //// POD in association with Bacardi presents DJ MEHDI Hudson Mohawke KORMAC’S BIG BAND Disco Brasil DJ O.B. Downtown Sounds DJs Bank Holiday Sunday October 25th POD/Crawdaddy & Lobby Bar – 3 rooms Doors – Club 10pm til late, bar from 6pm Drinks promotions Lobby Bar 6pm-11pm Tickets €20 incl booking fee available from Ticketmaster, City Discs, Sound Cellar and usual outlets. www.ticketmaster.ie Earwiggle present: Andrew’s Lane Theatre, St Andrew’s Lane, Dublin 2 Planetary Assault Systems [www.lukeslater.com] (London) - Full live show and visuals Ancient Methods (Berlin) - Live Sunil Sharpe Rory St John - Live Giles Armstrong Doors: 9pm – late Tickets: €18 (incl. booking fee) from Spindizzy Records, Road Records, City Discs Letrik present Judge Jules, Sean Tyas & John Gibbons 25.10.2009 @ 22.00pm The Vaults, Connelly Station, Dublin 1

October 30th //// French Friday Bia Bar 28/30 Lwr Stephens Street - Dublin 2 Ph 01 4053653 - www.biabar.ie Monthly French Party hosted by Merrill and David playing some great sounds with a French feel 10pm til 3am. Multi Storey Soul Dublin's newest underground soulful house showcase. Guests Tom Conrad (UK) and Niall Redmond and resident, Alan O drop grooves to bring a kick to the step and a smile to the face of weather weary

Dublin clubbers. LeCirk -Dame St -9.30pm - €5 Last Friday of every month

October 31st //// Transmission Every Saturday at Button Factory Saturday 31st October - €12 The Subs (Live) Transmission Fancy Dress Halloween Party Live horror visuals Doors 11pm Electric Shock @ Pogo Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey Street DEAF Closing Party Hardfloor - LIVE [Cocoon - Dusseldorf] Like A Tim - LIVE [Clone - Rotterdam] Americhord - LIVE [D1 - Drimnagh] Niall Power [Electric Circus - Kilmeaden] Barry Donovan [Lunar Disko - Shandon] Simon Conway [Electric Shock - Stare Misasto] Giles Armstrong [Electric Shock Westbourne] Doors : 10pm - www.tickets.ie


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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 Clu 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 euro Funky House & RnB

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

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 The Button Factory, Dublin 2 http://www.eastpak.com 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 Doors 11pm Funk D'Void & Sian The Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1 24.10.2009 @ 23.00pm

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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

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

The Little Big Party Ri Ra Free, 11pm lndie music night

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

Mr. Jones The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, D2 llpm, €8/5 House, Electro, Baseline

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 Space N Veda The George, South Great Georges Street, D2 9pm, Free Before 10pm, €8 after. Performance and dance. Retro 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s Noize Andrews Lane Theatre Andrews Lane, D2 8pm, Student night

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

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

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

Muzik The Button Factory, Curved St, Temple Bar, D2 11pm, Up Beat lndie, New Wave, Bouncy Electro

The Mighty Stef’s Acoustic Nightmares The Village Bar, 26 Wexford Street St, D2 Acoustic night with the Mighty Stef

Thursdays //

ANTICS INDIE/ELECTRO night. CRAWDADDY.Doors: 11pm. Tickets €5

Tea-Time Thursdays Howl @ The Moon 7 Lower Mount Street Dublin 2 Complimentry Captain Morgans & BBQ Karaoke with Cormac and Stevo from 9pm

Thursdays @ cafe En Seine Cafe En Seine, 39 Dawson St, D2 DJs and dancing until 2.30 am. Cocktail promotions Free, 8pm

Wednesdays ////

Gaff Party @ Wax Powerscourt Centre, Dublin 2 11pm / Doors €5 / €4 drinks

The Bionic Rats The Turks Head Free Live reggae & Ska

BRAZILIAN MIX CRAWDADDY. Doors: 9pm. Tickets: €5/8. Two rooms full of spicy Brazilian rhythms and a special taste of Electro House and Minimal Guateque Party Bia Bar Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2 Guateque Spanish, Brazilian styled party with Domingo Sanchez, guest musicians and DJs. 9 to 12 Admission Free SOUL@SOLAS Solas Bar 31 Wexford Street Dublin 2 www.solasbars.com Resident Mr Razor. City Lady Play Shine, Wexford Street With Sally Foran. selection of anything from Soul to Pop. Jam Thinktank TemplebarDublin 2 Student Night

Cooler Than You The Underground @ Kennedys Westland Row, D2 10pm, € 6 /€4 before 1lpm lndie Rock, Motown and Swing Alterative Grunge Night Peader Kearneys, 64 Dame St, D2 llpm, €5/3 Alternative grunge Soundcheck Spy, Powerscourt Centre, Stb William St D2 Soundcheck Afterparty Vs Le Cirque Spy, Powerscourt Centre, South William Street D2 llpm, €5, Fashion, fun, concept nights, indie-rock and electro Re-session Wax @ Spy Powerscourt Centre Sth William St, D2 11pm Minimal, House, Techno 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


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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 /// Nightflight 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 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... 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.

not sure might just hang around here...

Commotion @ Shine, Wexford Street Dublin 2 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

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. 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

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