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JUNE 8, 2018





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‘First Impressions’ + Bulmers FORBIDDEN FRUIT FESTIVAL Photography Special

+ Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born

REVIEWS - Anna Clendening - Jared Dylan - The Capital - Imelda Kehoe - Luke Clerkin


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Young Rising Sons


Forbidden Fruit Festival



Jared Dylan




by Dave Simpson

ursting onto the scene back in 2015, Irish rock ensemble Penrose have spent the past three years touring tirelessly throughout their homeland, exciting audiences on stage at some of Ireland’s most illustrious live venues and events as well as serving as support to a number of genre heavyweights and performing at several Musicians Against Homelessness events across the sea in the UK. Right now though, the adept quartet are busy promoting the release of their longawaited inaugural album, First Impressions. Said to have been written during “a chaotic period of the birth of children, the development of relationships and the realisation of what life can entail”, the magnificently melodic seven track endeavour opens with the alluringly laidback refrains and seductively soft instrumentation of “Let’s Go Out”, which gives rise to a remarkably moving ambience before “Sign On” stomps in to excite with its

superbly penetrating beat and intoxicatingly vigorous vocals. “Take It All” is another terrifically touching offering in its wake, exuding oodles of emotion on the way to the wonderfully relaxing “Harmony”. This is succeeded by the extremely stirring serenade and fantastically affecting instrumentation of “Lightning in my Bones”, after which the captivatingly contemplative “Better Man” sails in to serve as an enticingly soft yet spirited preface to the record’s incredibly impactful climactic anthem, “Dreamer”. Penrose have spawned an assortment of spectacularly warm and accessible rock tunes here, all of which embed themselves deep in the mind and refuse to withdraw. The exceptionally harmonious singing of each song mixed with their marvellously mellow yet consistently vitalising music is guaranteed to engross an extensive listenership. Penrose launch their debut album First Impressions on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in The Soundhouse, Dublin.



by Danielle Holian


nna Clendening has released her track ‘Boys Like You’. The song opens with the musician singing, “Before I met you, I never felt good enough / Before I let you, in, I’d already given up / Left on read, no reply, left me just wondering why / Now I’m skeptical of love,” with relatable lyrics that anyone could say it’s their story. The music is in line with Clendening’s voice as the soothing piano nurtures the song. The beat picks up a little before the chorus where she sings, “So when you hold my hand, do you wanna hold my heart? / When you say you want me, is it all of me or just one part? / So when you hold my hand, do you wanna hold my heart? / When you say you want me.” The simple but elegant tune is a song for every girl out there with a wrecking relationship with a boy they know they know they shouldn’t be with, but there’s too much temptation. The tune is an ode to boys mothers warned their daughters about, but they dismissed their mom’s caution. The chorus drops beats while staging Clendening’s voice to the centre of the tune, she sings, “Momma said there’d be boys like you / Tearing my heart in two, doing what you do, best / Taking me for a ride, telling me pretty little lies / But with you, I can’t resist.” The 25-year-old singer-songwriter’s chilling vocals are empowering on this track. Her soulful vibes meet modern day music colliding in a

wonderful. It’s a masterpiece both production and vocal wise. The heartwarming emotions shine through making it an attractive listen. The self-expression and freedom the listener will interpret with the song itself is an emotionally clever and brilliant concept for the tune. The second verse takes a turn where she finds herself falling deep for the boy her mom told her not to, she sings, “I’m terrified, but I’ll never let you know / Social suicide, if I ever let it show / Everything feels just right / I fall in place, we fall in line / I’ll never let you go.” ‘Boys Like You’ is accompanied by an aesthetic music video which was shot in her home state of North Carolina and directed by Daniel Carberry. The visual shows Clendening walking into a house with plastic everywhere as a metaphor for feeling stuck in a cycle with a relationship. At the end of the video, she walks out of the house free as she broke the aforementioned

cycle. She finds someone new and exciting without any issues she’s collided with before and grabs his hand as the very last line she sings is, “For you, I’ll take that risk.” Back in 2014, Clendening auditioned for America’s Got Talent with her haunting cover with a twist of the stunning Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ finishing as a quarter-finalist. Her connecting personality shined through along with her ever so lovely voice. She shares her candid thoughts and music online and she is vocal about mental health and is open about her struggles to her 500,000 online followers. She was also popular on Vine where she had over 2 million followers.


Jared Dylan


The Secret Garden Galway


by Danielle Holian

hey say less is more and in the intimate live show of Jared Dylan’s gig at the Secret Garden in Galway for his Consequence tour on Saturday night, June 2, it was no exception. From touring with Irish supergroup Aslan, Jared has had his own few personal shows gaining Irish attention as he swooned the crowd. The 23-year-old musician’s performance on each original and sleek tune was mesmerising as his rocky vocal approach was overwhelmingly breathtaking. The acoustic session was calming with a little fun flavouring. He knows his product and the approach he wants to take with his music. Each beat was met with an unmissable timing with a crafty production. His vocal melodies aligned in a perfect harmony. His welcoming and sincere personality shined through his stage presence as he greeted the audience with his enchanting vibes which makes him relatable and a down to earth act. The show was faultless as his flawless presentation which was an interesting watch and listens. His collection of songs are inspiring and release worthy tunes. His positivity shines through as he realises he makes a change, rather than waiting for one. The soundcheck where the band prepared for the exciting night ahead was a great gathering for the early audience. The excellent choice of tunes was a pleasuring listen for old and new listeners. Kick-starting the night with some covers of a murder ballad leading on to smooth tunes from The Script and Maroon 5, he perfectly transitioned into his original


material. With tracks on the setlist from his upcoming extended-play, the forthcoming release is highly anticipated. He went on to sing some of his unreleased tracks which will be on future collections. Playing a mix of covers and his own material, Jared’s on stage engaging personality with the aura of enjoyment and feel-good songs with just him and his guitar set the scene for a satisfaction show as he eased the crowd into fantasy while his music leads them to escape reality for the time he played. And once the set ended, Jared mingled with everyone in the crowd and made sure they have all had a good experience. From the last gig I covered at Quays in Galway city when he supported Aslan, he has improved immensely. Not that he needed to. But seeing his show again makes me realise why I enjoy reviewing music. It’s both heartwarming and fulfilling to see an act have so much fun and pleasure performing to any size crowd. His love and admiration for the craft shined throughout the set. Jared is a rare and extraordinary musical act. Hailing from New Jersey, the musician came over to Ireland to achieve further inspiration while obtaining fresh and new ideas for his experimental and creative flow with his music. While securing this, since moving to the emerald island, he has collaborated and worked alongside Irish songwriters and producers in accompaniment to heading off on tour. Jared’s extended-play ‘Consequence’ will be released later this year.


by Dave Simpson

Luke Clerkin Second Starts

ublin-based singer/songwriter Luke Clerkin has managed to earn himself a reputation as one of the most industrious artists active on the Irish live scene at the moment, having played over 250 gigs across the country in 2015 alone. Lighting up the stage at the likes of Electric Picnic and Body & Soul, he has also headlined shows at some of his hometown’s most prestigious music venues, including The Button Factory, Whelan’s and The Workman’s Club. On top of all that, he has showcased his talents to a plethora of international audiences, performing at festivals in both Los Angeles and Scotland, as well as embarking on a tour of Germany in 2017. Most recently though, Clerkin completed work on an enthralling three track EP entitled Second Starts. Exploring themes of

relationships and loss, it represents the productive Dublin native’s first effort at releasing songs with a full band accompaniment and he asserts that its sound is reflective of where he wants to take his material stylistically going forward. “Will I Fly” gets the record off to a touching start, enthrallingly with its tranquil riff and pleasant singing as its strolls thoughtfully towards the equally affable instrumentation and endearingly gentle melody that make up “Ink Written Messages.” The entrancingly serene title track maintains a meditative ambience in its wake, displaying plenty of passion despite its delicate delivery as it guides the compilation to a suitably stirring terminus. The outcome is a trio of captivating cordial folk/pop compositions that rest remarkably easy on the ears as they unfold.


L VE LIVE MUSIC Photography by Paulo Nuno



June Bank Holiday Weekend 2018 The Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin



June Bank Holiday Weekend 2018 The Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin Photography by Paulo Nuno



Glass Animals


Stephan Bodzin

Erica Cody





Seany B


Ibibio Sound Machine








Booka Brass




Denis Sulta


SG Lewis


Vince Staples







David Keenan




Grizzly Bear

Ailbhe Reddy










The War On Drugs




Penrose - Take It All

Take It All is the brand new single from the bands debut album First Impressions. Penrose will launch their debut this Saturday (June 9) in The Sound House, Dublin. Make sure you grab a copy of First Impressions and if you’re about in Dublin on Saturday night, get in to catch the live gig and witness a special show from the rising Indie rockers.

SCALLY - Let’s F*ck

Mullingar rock ‘supremo’ Scally brought out the video for his third release ‘Let’s F*ck’. The track is the B side to Scally’s latest single ‘Get Ready For War’ which was released back in March. Today rock stars are almost extinct and Scally has every ingredient including the title ‘Rock Supremo’. He's entertaining with swagger, the image with tons of energy and the most important part, the attitude. Let's F*ck new video drops today.



Paul McCann - Keep The Devil Within

‘Keep The Devil Within’ is the first single taken from Paul McCann’s forthcoming album titled ‘Here Comes The Rapture’ released later this year. An extremely talented musician, McCann plays most of the instrumentation on the album, including – Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Electric Bass, Double Bass, Slide Guitar, Piano, Mellotron, Harmonica, Kazoo, and Trumpet!

IN THE CARDS - The Only Thing

Alternative rock quartet IN THE CARDS released their brand new single 'The Only Thing'. The new track is taken from the bands forthcoming EP 'Eyes Beyond Reflection', self released on the June 22, 2018.

RAYNE - Silently Screaming

Sunderland (UK) based anthemic altrock outfit RAYNE unveil their new single 'Silently Screaming'. Free to stream ahead of its official release, the track is an insight into new material the long-serving British act are producing for their follow-up album to 2017 's 'Complex By Design'. RAYNE are poised to deliver more material this year - that may well cement their reputation as a band who relentlessly push the boundaries of their musical direction. A must 'check out' band for fans of The Killers, 30 Seconds To Mars, Imagine Dragons, Muse, Coldplay and U2.

Daniel Pearson - Little Lies

Following press and radio acclaim for his recent singles Pieces Of A Puzzle and Honest Man and over 1.5 million Spotify streams since February, Daniel Pearson has unveiled another new single ‘Little Lies’. The track explores a disintegrating relationship with a poet's eye for detail and adds vintage soul and NAMOSH - Music Muscle gospel influences to his melodic classic rock songwriting. Ahead of the release of his latest studio album, innovative Berlin-based The King's Parade - The Look producer NAMOSH unveils its title track The King's Parade have 'Music Muscle'. released the tongue-inThe single is yet another cheek video for their euphoric indicator of what latest single 'The Look'. to expect from Namosh's upcoming album: The song is taken from 'Music Muscle'; a record that tells a story their brand new EP about dancing. "Music Muscle" is released Woman. today in the UK, (June 8, 2018) on Vinyl / The humorous video for 'The Look' finds the highly acclaimed CD / & Digital via Weltglast. London four-piece playing as a pub house band while they, and the audience, bat Track Dogs - Born in love varying eyes of attraction around the room. 'Born in love' is the new single & video The Prettybads - Johnny from Track Dogs, the Madrid based band The Prettybads stream featuring two Irish their new track "Johnny" musicians alongside taken from their debut one American and one album, released on June UK musician. Filmed 15, 2018. in Madrid in midThe Prettybads is a May, the video was directed and written by Houston, Texas punk Óscar Cavaller Martínez. Track Dogs will tour band centered around founding members and co-writers Jordan Ireland starting on August 25, at the Bridge Prettybad and Kayla Prettybad. Mr. & Mrs. Bar, Ramelton, Co Donegal, and Ukulele Prettybad have been writing songs together Hooley, Dun Laoghaire on August 26, since 2007. In December 2016 Ben Bravo followed by August 28, at White Horse joined the band as a key member, adding Sessions in Lahinch. They headline the Sugar extensity to the sound. The songs are short & Club in Dublin, on August 30, followed by an fast ranging from poppy doo-wop, appearance at Electric Picnic's Salty Dog Ramonescore to melodramatic teen tragedy, Stage at 8pm on August 31 and on September beastly , other-worldy sci-fi, retro, hard-core, 1, they will end the tour at First Fruits Arts Centre in Watergrasshill, Co Cork. American punk rock.



Young Rising Sons


by Danielle Holian

or our readers, please tell us a bit about your background in music. And how the band came together?

We’ve all been playing music for as long as we can remember. Around 11 years old we all knew that we wanted to continue doing it the rest of our lives. Steve & Julian are NJ born and raised, and have played in bands together since high school, but I grew up in Ohio. I went to school in New York City to get out of the midwest and met them at a bar where I was playing acoustic. After I played they approached me and asked me to head down to NJ and practice with them. I eventually did, fell in love with NJ and made my new best friends.

What’s the story behind the band’s name Young Rising Sons? Initially, when we came up with it there


wasn’t a whole lot of meaning behind it. However, as time has gone on it’s grown into part of our ‘Sons Family’ mantra. The cool thing about doing what we’ve done for as long as we’ve done it is that the fans that you make eventually become friends, and those friendships eventually mature into the family. Not only have our fans watched us develop as a band, but we’ve gotten the opportunity to see our fans grow up & turn into wonderful people. Who or what are your influences?

I grew up listening to a lot of Motown music. My parents would have Supremes/Four Tops/Isley Brothers records playing around the house and I always gravitated towards them. I find myself going back to those records quite a bit. When I find myself faced with serious writer’s block, I’ll throw on The Killers/Bruce/Bowie. All that with a small

splash of what’s trending on the radio I’ve found is my ideal cocktail for inspiration.

Where do you generally get the inspiration for your music? Can you describe what your songwriting process is like?

It comes kind of randomly; in the car, the shower; a soundcheck. That’s sort of the beauty and the beast of inspiration when it’s there, it’s there and it feels great. When it’s not, everything feels bleak and terrible like you’ll never write another song again. We have a pretty democratic process to writing. Generally, I’ll have an idea, lock myself in my home studio and flush it out. After that point, I bring it to the rest of the guys and we make whatever changes we can to make it the best song possible.

What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

I hope that people can listen to it and feel something. A song that makes you feel something, happy or sad, is special. It means you’re finding a common ground and are connecting with people.

How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard of you yet?

We’ve always seemed to tow the line between alternative & pop. A lot of people have told us that we need to pick one or the other, but we don’t want to live inside of a box and like the freedom of being able to create what we create without boundaries. I think the easiest way to describe our music is that it’s honest. We’re 3 very transparent people; what you see is what you get. I feel that translates to our music.

opened the festival at 5 pm Thursday. Being the first band in what appeared at that point to be a mud pit in Delaware made us skeptical. We sound checked, did a quick press walk-through, then went back to the stage. When we walked out there were 15 thousand people waiting there with more flocking to the stage, and they knew every word. It was a really special moment. How has your music evolved since you began?

As you grow up you experience different things and tastes change, so it’s only natural that you evolve as a musician as well. While the bulk of our early songs were about the good moments in life, we felt we were ignoring a large spectrum of human emotion. I think in terms of YRS, we’ve grown and are now less afraid to tackle issues that are more difficult to face. We’ve learned that it’s important to address & appreciate both the good and bad parts of life.

Do you have any advice for aspiring singer-songwriters?

Keep going. The music industry is one of the quickest to build you up then tear you down. There were many times where we wanted to quit, but we trudged on, despite how difficult it became. You have to learn from the bad moments and truly appreciate the good. Any last words?

Think that covers everything, hope to see you at a show soon!

What has been a musical highlight for you to date?

We’ve been fortunate to have so many special and unique experiences. We’ve played quite a few festivals, but Firefly in 2015 is the moment that stands out most. After nearly a week of rain in Dover, we


Padraig Stevens, Leo Moran release ‘A Prayer to St. Anthony’


by Danielle Holian

adraig Stevens has released ‘A Prayer to St. Anthony’ with Leo Moran from the forthcoming album ‘News from the Old Country’. The Whileaway feature on the record with their flavouring soaring vocals on the opening rendition of the prayer. The track gives light in celebration as the older generation believed if they lost an item, by saying a prayer to Saint Anthony of Padua, they would find the mislaid items. Padraig Stevens’ is a longtime singersongwriter who has had songs recorded by


Christy Moore, Eleanor Shanley, The Saw Doctors, Matt Keane, Michael English and Stuart Moyles. Himself and Leo Moran have been musically working together since the 1980’s and have been playing concerts together since last year. The upcoming album ‘News from the Old Country’ features 14 tracks. It was recorded at Sun Street Studio in Tuam, County Galway, and is due for release this month. Padraig Stevens and Leo Moran will play a gig at Campbell’s Tavern, Headford, Galway on June 22.

The Capital This Place Matters


by Dave Simpson

aid to be inspired by “the steely melodic punk of groups like Hot Water Music and The Flatliners”, Lancashire rockers The Capital have been causing quite a stir on the British music scene as of late, exciting audiences at a multitude of venues across the English north-west as well as racking up more than fifteen hundred followers between Facebook and Twitter. With one well-received EP entitled Hummingbird already under their belts, the fervent fivesome are currently preparing to put out a brand new record named This Place Matters. Put together with producer Peter Miles at Middle Farm Studios of South Devon, the ensemble assert that they took a “stripped-back” approach to recording the compilation, passing up “studio trickery” in favour of using vintage gear and embracing any slight imperfections to give the tracks more of a live feel. The enlivening five track endeavour is introduced through the energetic riffs and heartfelt harmonies of “Trouble”, which

serves as a seductively smooth yet sonorous opener ahead of the enthrallingly vivacious vocals and guitars that give life to “Harbour in A Storm”. This is followed by the fantastically vigorous “Rise Above It All”, the wonderfully rapid and rousing refrains and instrumentation of which arrest until the EP’s entrancing eponymous anthem arrives to build an emotional bridge to a tremendously slick and stirring swansong in the form of “Only Human”. The Capital have crafted a collection of incredibly cool and canorous pop/rock pieces here, the pleasant yet passionate style of which makes for a consistently compelling listen. Their affable fusion of affecting singing, characterful riffs and adept drumming should win over a wide audience. Be sure to investigate This Place Matters for yourself when it arrives on iTunes on June 23rd.





by Danielle Holian

or our readers, please tell us a bit about your background in music

My musical journey started when I was very young, about six years old. I started out singing at my church and eventually moved into musical theater when I was around 12 years old. I did musical theater professionally for a few years, was on a televised singing competition, and that’s when my solo career began.

You have a music background, how has this shaped your artistic vision to date?

Over my lifetime, I have experienced so many cool things musically. When I moved to LA it was really inspiring because everywhere I went I was just in it – music was just everywhere. I pull inspiration from many different genres even down to the music that my parents listened to when I was really young. I feel like the influence my parents had on me in music has kind of shaped my artistic vision today.


Photo by Zack Caspary

You previously were in a band, how is being a solo act different? Do you prefer performing, touring and recording music alone?

There is something special about being in a band and feeling that comradery but having full creative control and being able to produce whatever my heart desires is a very unique and unbeatable thing for an artist. To answer the question, I prefer a solo career but at the moment I get to have the best of both worlds because I am able to perform as a solo artist and I am touring with my five best friends.

Who or what are your influences? And where do you generally get the inspiration for your music? Can you describe what your songwriting process is like?

I don’t get my music from any specific genre; I tend to pull from many different ones that I have been exposed to throughout my life. With that being said, I find inspiration in any situation, whether it is relationship

drama, driving down the road, a dope party, anything really. When inspiration does hit, I will either sample the sound that I heard on my Voice Memos on my phone, or I will literally write down on paper random lyrics that pop into my head. Our generation has become so digital but I still love the feeling of pen on paper writing down my thoughts and stories.

Can we expect more music anytime soon? Or a follow-up mixtape from your debut EP ‘Finally’? Yes, you can definitely expect more music very soon. I’ve been working on a lot of new records and can’t wait for everyone to hear them! How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard of you yet?

I would say my music is something you can listen to cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway in California (the ocean views are insane) or at a club in Vegas. How has your music evolved since you began?

Just like how I personally have matured, my music has matured as well. My music grows with me.

doing the same thing as you, with you on a daily basis? Can we expect a collaboration?

It is definitely a dream of mine to have my own solo headlining tour and that is what I am working towards! Having all of my homies with me on the road while I am building my career is just the best feeling! We haven’t really thought about collaboration, we are just enjoying our time together building our careers.

I was at your show in Olympia Theatre, Dublin recently and your performance and energy were mesmerizing. Is it hard keeping a fun atmosphere visible when you’re on stage? And do you have a favourite song to perform live?

Thank you so much, I appreciate the love! Dublin was incredible, and so far the atmosphere at every other show has just been unreal. When the crowd is into it, I find it so easy to keep my energy up! Any last words?

Thank you so much! I love my fans! I am so thankful for the opportunity to do what I love to do! Photo by Zack Caspary

What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

I just want to tell my story. I want people to feel my music when they hear it. Do you have any advice aspiring singer-songwriters?


You are going to be told “No” one million times… but each one of those “no’s” will make you work that much harder to finally hear “yes”.

You’re currently on tour with Why Don’t We. Can we expect a solo headline tour anytime soon? And how much fun is it having a bunch of guys



by Danielle Holian

melda Kehoe has released her new single ‘Rainbow Over London’ along with a music video. The tale of heartbreak and regret on this track brings the story to life filling it with sorrow and happiness as she poured her heart out on ‘Rainbow Over London’. The folk-pop track is an effortless release from the songstress. The moving tune with wonderful imagery brings the story to life making the listener fall in love with her beautiful voice and get lost in-between the lines. Her songwriting is excellent quality making this tune a repeatable one. It is a highlight release with an inspiring atmosphere with an incredible arrangement production wise along with her haunting vocals on the heartfelt, soothing tune. She is a rare songstress in today’s music with her extraordinary talent. The freshness and versatility she brings to her music are


overwhelmingly amazing. Each track she makes is distinctive and effortlessly delicate as she embraces a simple yet special take on each release. The Irish singer-songwriter’s, who was born in Leeds, UK, to an English father and Irish mother, musical catalog to date is breathtakingly wonderful. Prior to the release of the track, in the 90’s she trained as an A&E and Intensive Care Nurse and cashes this as a huge experience that reflects in her music. As a child, she spent most of her youthful days around caravans and campsites where herself and her siblings found their love for music listening to the likes of Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, and Ray Stevens. The songstress’ musical influences have embraced her admiration for music leading her to storytelling in a positive way with the release of her album ‘How To Be Human’ and it’s latest release ‘Rainbow Over London’.



Friday June 8, 2018

Alice Jago + Jem Mitchell The Cobblestone Doors: 8.30pm

I DRAW SLOW Whelans/Main venue Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15

KODALINE Malahide Castle Tickets: €49.50

SCALA & KOLACNY BROTHERS Olympia Theatre Doors: 7pm Tickets €33.50

TOSHIN Sin E Bar Doors: 9pm

DON MCLEAN Vicar Street Doors: 8pm Tickets: €54.64

THE MAGIC NUMBERS Whelan’s/Main Room Doors: 8pm Tickets: €20

Wednesday June 13

Sunday June 10

PENROSE (Album Launch) The Sound House Doors: 7pm Tickets: €25

DAVID KITT The Purty Kitchen, Dun Laoghaire Doors: 9pm Tickets: €17

GIANT SAND Whelan’s/Main Room Doors: 8pm Tickets: €25

HUNKPAPA Whelan’s/Main Room Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

The Zodiac Sessions Singer- songwriter weekly acoustic showcase Bruxelles Bar Doors: 9pm

VANCOUVER SLEEP CLINIC Whelan’s/Main Room Doors: 8pm Tickets: €17.35

CROWBLACKCHICKEN (Album Launch) The Bowery Doors: 8pm Tickets €10

Saturday June 9

Tuesday June 12

Kerry Devine + Maija Sofia + Laura Ann Brady Underground Doors: 7.30pm Tickets: €5

PICTUREHOUSE (Acoustic Gig) Civic Theatre, Tallaght Doors: 8pm Tickets €23

THE HOT SPROCKETS The Chalk Venue, Swords Doors: 7pm Tickets: €10

SONG CYCLE - Whelan’s Open mic night: Doors 8pm

KATIE GALLAGHER The Harbour Bar, Bray The Live Lounge Doors: 9pm Monday June 11

DON MCLEAN Vicar Street Doors: 8pm Tickets: €54.64

Thats It! Open Mic Sin E Bar Open mic night: Doors 8pm

SONIF (Album Launch) East Side Tavern Doors: 7pm Tickets: €3.75

SHIPWRECKED The Bowery Open mic night: Doors 8pm Thursday June 14

SKYFEVER Whelan’s/ Main room Doors: 8pm Tickets: €13/15

AARON NESTER (EP Launch) East Side Tavern Doors: 7pm €5 entry + CD

*Times and prices could be subject to change and should be used as a guideline only*




Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga A Star Is Born


Star is Born stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and multiple awardwinning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut. In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with— struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. The cast of “A Star is Born” also includes Andrew Dice Clay, with Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott. In addition to playing Ally, Gaga, who earned her Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground,” performs original songs in the film, which she wrote with Cooper and a handful

of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson. All the music is original and was recorded live. “A Star is Born” is produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor. Ravi Mehta, Basil Iwanyk, Niija Kuykendall, Sue Kroll, Michael Rapino and Heather Parry serve as executive producers. The screenplay is by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters. Collaborating with Cooper behind the scenes are Oscarnominated director of photography Matty Libatique (“Black Swan”), production designer Karen Murphy, three-time Oscarnominated editor Jay Cassidy (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Into the Wild”), and costume designer Erin Benach. Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in Association with Live Nation Productions, in Association with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, A Jon Peters/Bill Gerber/Joint Effort Production, “A Star is Born.” Slated for release beginning October 5, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


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