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Event News : Vernon Jane at The Button Factory

Vernon Jane are set to bring their explosive live show to The Button Factory on Wednesday the 12th of December with support from Junior Brother, and special guest TBA.

The new single ‘Push Me’ displays Vernon Jane at their most visceral. The final single from their 2018 EP ‘The Dark Place’, ‘Push Me’ is an emotionally dense exploration of acceptance beyond betrayal, featuring a constant push and pull of tension and release to mirror that theme.

Vernon Jane once again join forces with video producer DOCK for a striking and visually rich accompanying music video.

The show will see Vernon Jane incorporating striking visual elements, working with ‘Imagery By Ro’ to express the emotions explored throughout the set.
This will be Vernon Jane’s most immersive and intense performance since their inception.

This band know how to put on a mind melting show so make sure to check it out.

Doors: 7:30pm

Ticket Information: €15 book here 

Watch the video for their previous single ‘Fragile’ here

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US Rap Superstar NELLY has just announced an Irish tour with dates in Limerick’s The Big Top on 14 November, Galway’s Leisure Land on 15 November and The Wrights Venue in Dublin on 16 November.

Nelly hit the world with a bang when he emerged with his debut album ‘Country Grammar’ in 2000 which has now sold over 8.4 million copies. His iconic album ‘Nellyville’ followed and boasted the timeless number 1 singles ‘Hot in Herre’ and ‘Dilemma’ featuring Kelly Roland as well as a plethora of party anthems such as ‘Work It’ which featured a guest performance from Justin Timberlake.

Since then Nelly has gone on to be ranked by the RIAA as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, with over 21 million albums sold in the United States alone and ‘Country Grammar being ranked 8 in the Top 10 best selling albums of its category. Nelly’s unique voice and approach to HipHop has ensured his longevity and rise to the top of his industry and he aint goin’ no-wherre anytime soon.

Don’t miss Nelly live in Ireland this November. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am from

Nationwide Tour Dates Below

14 November: The Big Top, Limerick

15 November: Leisure Land, Galway

16 November: The Wrights Venue, Dublin


The Major New Irish Music Festival in Liverpool on Saturday 7th July 2018


The Feis, the Irish music festival, from the founder of the world famous Fleadh, is coming to Liverpool this summer. Featuring some of the biggest names in Irish music, both contemporary and traditional, The Feis Liverpool will be the biggest celebration of Irish culture the city has seen. The festival is taking place on Liverpool’s World Heritage Waterfront on Saturday 7th July and Van Morrison will headline the festival. Also on the line-up are Shane MacGowan, Chieftains, Imelda May, The Hothouse Flowers, Foy Vance, The Coronas, Aslan, Finbar Furey, Hudson Taylor, The Stunning, Nathan Carter, Damien Dempsey, Dublin Legends (The Dubliners), Therapy?, Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlan, Jack L & Mundy.

The Feis forms part of the Liverpool 2018 events programme which marks the tenth anniversary of European Capital of Culture and will celebrate Liverpool’s unique Irish heritage. Often referred to as the ‘real capital of Ireland’ and ‘Dublin’s backyard’, over 75% of Liverpool’s population is of Irish descent. It is being organised by music promoter Vince Power, the founder of the famous Mean Fiddler who was behind festivals such as Glastonbury, Leeds/ Reading, Tribal Gathering, Homelands, the Hop Farm; as well as the world famous Fleadh Festival. Power’s Fleadh/Feis festivals ran for over fifteen years in London, Glasgow, New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco with the most recent by Bob Dylan.

Liverpool was named UNESCO City of Music in 2015 and has recently announced an exciting programme of events to mark the tenth anniversary of its appointment as European Capital of Culture. The Feis Liverpool will add to the existing celebration of Irish culture that is already well served by The Liverpool Irish Festival, the Irish Centre & Comhaltas.

Tickets now on sale and can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or directly from The Feis website.

Event News: Gallops at The Grand Social, Dublin

Gallops at The Grand Social on March 30th for a LATE SHOW!

Math trio Gallops, will be hitting The Grand Social on March 30th for a LATE SHOW!. Gallops bring industrious composition to the “post” scene. Meandering through noises that bring you a digital Tron esc sound that has been smoothened out with your mothers brand new iron but upholds everything digitalising drool-worthy of 8 Bit sound. These guys have tracks that are so electronically charged and sci-fi tinged it will have you in seizures frothing from the mouth yet craving for more.

Support on the night comes from local post-punk noisemakers Tribal Dance. They come packing a strange concoction of math, aggression, punk, noise and manage to keep it all danceable. Alongside CHANCER who are a cinematic post-rock band made up of some of Dublin’s finest musicians from an array of bands which include Overhead, The Albatross, Val Normal, Punch Face Champions and Not Monsters. And So I Watch You From Afar will also be joining them on the night for a DJ set.

It’s a jam-packed night of brain melting ear crushing sounds that’s sure to make it one dizzing swirling Good Friday to remember. Its going to be heavy and rowdy with some sweetness blended in. One not to be missed.

Doors 11pm till late

You can get tickets here

Event News: Crazy Town at The Bowery Dublin

Who : Crazy Town
When :  Friday 13th of April
Where: The Bowery ,196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin

Who doesn’t remember the “Come my lady, come come my lady, your my butterfly, sugar baby” lyrics anyone listening to music in 2001 could hardly prise that catchy lyric from their skull. Well Crazy Town are back and they are heading to the Bowery, Dublin for a nostalgic night of reminiscing and some new tunes. Crazy Town’s music and image reflected one of the most dynamic and volatile sociocultural environments on the planet — Los Angeles — where the urban squalor of the South Central district exists just minutes away from the glitz of Beverly Hills. Spearheaded by a team of producers/vocalists, Seth “Shifty Shellshock” Binzer and Bret “Epic” Mazur, Crazy Town combined hip-hop’s lyrical attitude and rhythmic sass with the muscle of live rock instrumentation. The combination yielded the group a number one hit in 2001, when “Butterfly” topped the Billboard 100 and helped push the band’s debut effort, The Gift of Game, to platinum status. After 2002’s Howard Benson-produced Darkhorse failed to receive similar accolades, the band broke up in 2003.Crazy Town members pursued production projects and solo careers as the decade progressed, but between Binzer’s myriad bouts with drug addiction and the death of DJ AM (2009), attempts to reunite the band never truly took hold. That all changed in 2013 when Mazur and Binzer let fly in an interview that they were currently in the studio working on new material. The resulting Brimstone Sluggers — the moniker that the duo operated under before becoming Crazy Town — dropped in the summer of 2015. So spike that hair pull out the bling and tattoos for a night of classic rap-rock.

Crazy Town are playing Friday 13th of April at The Bowery, Dublin Doors 8pm

Tickets available at

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 Public Access TV in The Academy 2, Dublin February 13th

New York’s finest Public Access TV have announced a show next week Tuesday 13th February in The Academy 2, Dublin. The band comprised of members John Eatherly, Xan Aird, Max Peebles, and Pete Star have already a critically-acclaimed debut album under their belt with sold-out tours, and festival slots around the world and they are now back with part two ‘Street Safari’. Their sophomore album was recorded with Producer Patrick Wimberly (Beyonce, MGMT, Chairlift) and we have already had two smashing appetizers in the form of the slinky groovy single ‘Metrotech’ and the funky chic ‘Lost In The Game’. These guys exude swagger with their effortlessly cool persona’s, infectious danceable tunes and slick ear worm melodies they are ones not to be missed. They are a feisty bunch of indie rockers who can lay down some pretty sleek tunes ranging from rock and roll to disco and everything in between.

You can get tickets here

Watch the video for ‘Metrotech’ below

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MUNKY ‘7am’ Single launch in Whelan’s February 9th is sold out, 2nd date added due to demand, proceeds from the second show going to the Peter McVerry Trust in aid of the homeless crisis

Dublin’s alt-rockers MUNKY are releasing their second single ‘7am’ on 17th of January. The release will also be accompanied with a music video written and directed by the band’s frontman Zac Stephenson. This is the follow up to their smashing debut single ‘Hunter Gatherer Blues’ which resulted in a sold out Whelan’s mainstage show in February 2017. MUNKY made their mark on the Irish music scene last year with a plethora of high energy live performances around the country. Within a year they played Whelan’s Ones To Watch, opened for Le Galaxie, The Hot Sprockets and Raglans, were picked by Hot Press as one of the must see BIMM acts, played in Aviva Stadium and at festivals including Longitude festival, YS festival & Electric Picnic, as well as shows in Donegal, Dingle, Mullingar and Galway. The band are also known for their silly videos on Facebook, including a mock chat show with Eddie Durkan from RTE programme the Hardy Bucks.

Their ‘7am’ single launch will take place on the 9th of February which sold out within a month of the announcement and as a result a second date has been added, Saturday 10th of February. All the proceeds of this second date will be given to the Peter McVerry Trust to help combat the homeless crisis. Tickets are on sale now via eventbrite and donations will be welcome on the night.

Make sure to check these guys out. They put on an energetic swagger soaked show brimming with rich grooves, slick, psychedelic guitar and some hefty mosh ready chunks thrown in. It’s one not to miss we are looking forward to it for sure.

‘7am’ which was recorded by Graham Byrne in Herbert Place Studios and mastered by Fergal Davis will be available on all major streaming services and online stores January 17th.

For more information follow MUNKY on Facebook here

Watch ‘Hunter Gatherer Blues’ below

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Where : The Bowery Rathmines

When : 23rd December

What’s On: Raglans with support from MUNKY and WOLFF


Dublin based indie rock band Raglans will be playing their infectious irresistible tunes for a jolly Christmas session at The Bowery Rathmines, Dublin on the 23rd December. Officially formed in 2011, they consist of Stephen Kelly, Conn O’Ruanaidh and Rhos Horan. Their self-titled debut album was released in March 2014 through IRL Records, and reached no.5 in the Irish Album Chart and no.1 in the Irish Indie Chart.They have toured extensively worldwide, as well as providing support to bands such as The Strypes, Twin Atlantic, Haim, The Courteeners, The Fray, The Libertines and Lifehouse. Raglans debut album and live shows have both received critical acclaim. In March 2016 Raglans began recording the follow-up to their 2014 debut album in Los Angeles with Chris Murguia and Jason Wade of Lifehouse. The record was released in October 2016, before they went for another tour. These guys will bring a massive high powered show to the Bowery and it’s one not to be missed and if that’s not enough the grungy-disco deity MUNKY will be supporting them along with the slick trashy blues swagger soaked WOLFF. It’s sure to be one hell of a night. You’ll regret it if you miss it.

You can get tickets here

Watch Raglans ‘Who Knows’ video below

Watch MUNKY ‘Hunter Gatherer Blues’ below

Watch WOLFF  ‘Flesh Blood Skin & Bone’ below

Event News: The Unsigned Music Awards 2017

Five Days North have been nominated for the Best Unsigned Band category at the Unsigned Music Awards 2017.

Five Days North from Manchester who we have featured on Indie Buddie have beaten thousands of other acts to be named in the UK’s top ten Unsigned Bands at the 2017 Unsigned Music Awards (UMAs) and we couldn’t be more proud of them.Launched in 2012 the awards have seen more than 50,000 music fans cast their vote including celebrities such as rock star Frank Turner and International footballer Gareth Bale. Five Days North consists of five members who all met through the University of Manchester, balancing their passion for music alongside their university studies. Whilst based in Manchester, only Sam (Guitarist) originates. The remaining four’s hometowns are: Darryl (Lead singer) – Portsmouth; David Urwin (Banjo/Synth) – London; Lewis (Bass) – Swansea; Zoravar (Drums) – New Delhi, India.

Darryl Messer said: “It’s a fantastic feeling to even just be nominated, it shows that all our hardwork over the past four years is being noticed.”

Other award categories include Best Female, Best Male and Best Song, the latter previously won by Molly Smitten-Downes, who went on to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest. The awards are organised by Best of British Unsigned  (B.o.B), the UK’s number one website for ‘Unsigned Music’ which supplies a weekly radio show to 70FM stations in 15 countries.  The winner of each category is crowned thanks to an online public vote. Nominees are also put forward for ‘The Critic’s Choice Award’, and Five Days North will hope their sound impresses a panel of three industry experts.This year’s judges are: Max Helyer, guitarist for rock band You Me at Six, Dave Gilyeat, radio presenter for BBC Introducing, and Louise Dodgson, Editor of online music directory The Unsigned Guide.

Max Helyer said: ” For me it’s important to support upcoming artists and help to give them more exposure. I’m looking forward to listening to the wide variety of styles of music submitted, some of which will hopefully become part of my personal everyday music catalogue.

David Gilyeat added: It makes a real difference to get behind new unsigned music. The Talent of the future depends on our passion for it in the present.

The 2017 awards are sponsored by Vocalzone who produce world famous throat pastilles and herbal tea used by singers and voice professionals.

George Ponsford, Sales & Marketing Director said: “Unsigned music in the UK is stronger than ever before, and these awards are not only great for recognising some of this country’s most promising artists, but also giving them the platform to share their music with the masses online.”. 

The vote for Best Unsigned Band 2017 takes place at

BEST UNSIGNED BAND: Monday 2nd October – Sunday 08th October




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Oktoberfest Live at The Bowery Rathmines Dublin.

Oktoberfest is a week-long celebration of Food, Drink and Music  kicking off October 2nd to October 8th in The Bowery- taking the best parts of the German / Bavarian traditions and infusing it with Craic agus Ceoil, hosted by Martin Maloney aka Eddie Durkan of The Hardy Bucks its going to be a blast. With the best music Ireland has to offer drenched with tankards of the most luscious traditional Oktoberfest beers, it promises to be a week to remember or not depending on how smashed you get.

The Line-up:

Monday 2nd October – Lisa Canny + Eddie Durkan + The Hit Machine Drummers

Tuesday 3rd October – The Hot Sprockets + MUNKY + Sub Motion

Wednesday 4th October – Paddy Casey + Blackbird & Crow + Jem Mitchell + Sina Theil

Thursday 5th October – Paul Alwright (FKA Lethal Dialect) + Daithi + The Scratch

Friday 6th October – Meltybrains? + Circus Viii + Mik Pyro & The Shogunz Of Stank + Accidents In The Workplace + EHCO + Free Sunshine Acid

Saturaday 7th October – Raglans / Heroes In Hiding / Jamie MacColl (Bombay Bicycle Club) / New Valley Wolves / Creative Crime / Backroad Smokers Club / Fever Solstice

Sunday 8th October – Hardy Bucks Live + GRAND + Bunoscionn + Scally & The Dirty Rats

A pretty impressive line up with something for everyone. We might head down ourselves to check it out.

You can get your tickets here

Tickets –

Check out the event on faceboo