Swear I'm not Paul: 28/06/2009

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Download: Bon Iver live at Glastonbury

Another great Glastonbury download, here's Bon Iver's set. The full show zipped and up on Megaupload.

'Creature Fear'
'Lump Sum'
'Skinny Love'
'Brackett, WI'
'Beach Baby'
'Blood Bank'
'For Emma'
'The Wolves'

Bon Iver - Live at Glastonbury

Album News: Muse - The Resistance Tracklist

Not sure what the "+"s are for, because I found this on some French blog, but here's the reported tracklist. I'm really liking the idea of the Exogenesis Symphony, although it could well be some overindulgent nonsense. Hopefully not.

1. Uprising
2. Resistance
3. Undisclosed Desires
4. United States of Eurasia + Collateral Damage
5. Guiding Light
6. Unnatural Selection
7. Mk. Ultra
8. I Belong to You + Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix (My heart opens itself to your voice)
9. Exogenesis : Symphony Part I (Overture)
10. Exogenesis : Symphony Part II (Cross Pollination)
11. Exogenesis: Symphony Part III (Redemption)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Watch: Duckworth Lewis Method - Tower Records

Today marks the Irish release date of the Duckworth Lewis Method's debut album. This is an album I've been really excited about, and I am delighted that this day has finally come. It's available in all the usual record shops, Road Records, Tower Records, HMV, all of them really. Speaking of Tower Records, the band performed a nice intimate gig to promote the album yesterday (Peter from 2uibestow was in attendance, lucky bugger) and went down a storm. The new album is also being very well received. Today's Times and Guardian in the UK have given it glowing reviews. I highly recommend you buy it. It's the album of the summer. Ashes or no ashes.

Watch The Duckworth Lewis Method instore at Dublin's Tower Records:

Live: Super Extra Bonus Party at the Academy

SEBP - Night Horses

Have I told you how excellent Night Horses is? I have, haven't I? I may even have harped on about it. 2009 is a great year all-round for Irish albums. Holy Roman Army, ASIWYFA, 202s have all released brilliant albums. And SEBP's new one is one of the best this year.

They'll be playing a headline show at Dublin's Academy on November 13th. Tickets are priced €17.50, and are on sale now.

Live: Pixies at the Olympia Sold Out

It didn't take long at all, but the Pixies' triumphant return to Dublin as sold out. In two minutes. All the tickets were gone by 9:02 this morning, much to the dismay of many people at home trying to purchase tickets on their computers.

They'll be playing the Olympia Theatre on October 1st and 2nd, but you'll have to check toutless.com or look for returns to have any chance of seeing them now.

They have no gig lined-up for the 3rd of October, so maybe they'll add another date before heading off to Scotland the following day.

Watch 'Where is My Mind' live:

Download: Oxegen 2009 Printable Timetable

Two members of the Oxegen forums have made some printer-friendly Excel spreadsheets of the stage times that you can download and print for this year's festival. They're really handy as you can print a few copies out and have them in your pocket on the day. You can also plan in advance who you're going to see and when. They're rapidshare files, but are quite small, so shouldn't upset your bandwidth!

Download here:
Qwerty's Timetable
FatGuy2k1's timetable

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Watch: Michael Jackson, O2 Rehearsal, June 2009

Short video from CNN of Michael Jackson's rehearsal for the upcoming O2 concerts.

Live: Neko Case and more at Electric Picnic

Even more acts added to Electric Picnic 2009. And some damn good ones too! Dinosaur Jr, Neko Case, Major Lazer are the pick of the bunch, with some homegrown heroes such as Julie Feeney added into the mix.

New acts added:
Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Dinosaur Jr
Neko Case
Dan Deacon Ensemble
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
The Temper Trap
Buraka Som Sistema (live)
Major Lazer
The Acorn
First Aid Kit
Julie Feeney
One Day International
Fake Blood
Boy 8 Bit
The Lost Brothers

Watch Neko Case 'Hold On, Hold On':

Oxegen 2009 Stage Times Lineup Timetable

Full timetable of the lineup for Oxegen 2009 released today.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Bacardi B-Live Arena
20:30 Krafty Kuts
20:00 Beardyman
17:30 Disco Bloodbath
16:00 Dublin Streets

Heineken Green Spheres
23:15 2 Many DJs
21:25 Republic Of Loose
19:50 Mogwai
18:20 Fight Like Apes
16:50 Dreadzone
15:20 God Is An Astronaut
14:00 Dirty Epics

Hot Press New Band Stage
00:00 O Emperor
23:00 Pulled Apart By Horses
22:00 Spinnerette
21:00 Metronomy
20:00 Iain Archer
19:00 The Hours
18:00 Dinosaur Pile-Up
17:00 Mumford and Sons
16:00 Carolina Liar
15:00 Priscilla Ahn
14:00 Truffle Shuffle

IMRO Stage
00:25 The Mighty Stef
23:25 Yes Cadets
22:30 The Flaws
21:30 David Kitt
20:30 Heathers
19:30 The Joy Formidable
18:30 Cashier No. 9
17:35 Ruth-Anne Cunningham
16:40 The Brilliant Things
15:45 Home Star Runner
14:50 Stone Motion
14:00 Prowler

OXEGEN Dance Arena
23:30 Deadmau5
21:30 Swedish House Mafia
20:00 Crookers
19:00 Aeroplane DJ Set
18:05 Frankmusik
17:10 Evil 9
16:20 Japanese Popstars
15:30 BURNS
15:00 Gordo
14:00 Tom Middleton

Red Bull Music Academy
00:10 Arveene
23:20 David Holmes DJ Set
22:20 DJ Chloe
21:00 Ladyhawke
19:30 M83
18:00 DJ Johnny Moy
16:45 'Special Guest'
15:15 DJ Lukid
14:00 202s

OXEGEN Stage 2
23:35 Keane
21:50 Pendulum
20:15 Fun Lovin' Criminals
18:40 Duke Special
17:10 Therapy?
15:10 The Answer
14:00 Telegraphs

Main Stage
23:10 Blur
21:10 Snow Patrol
19:35 The Script
18:05 Lily Allen
16:35 James
15:00 The Coronas
14:00 The Artane Boys' Band

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Bacardi B-Live Arena
20:00 Filty Dukes
18:00 Idiot Proof
16:00 Horsemeat Disco
14:00 Sound Check

Heineken Green Spheres
23:50 Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club
21:45 Pet Shop Boys
20:25 TV On The Radio
19:15 Pete Doherty
18:00 Regina Spektor
16:50 The Saturdays
15:45 Daniel Merriweather
14:50 Gary Go
14:00 Fred

Hot Press New Band Stage
00:00 Airborne Toxic Event
23:00 Go Audio
22:00 Patrick Wolf
21:00 Sneaky Soundsystem
20:00 Little Boots
19:00 Hockey
18:00 Passion Pit
17:00 In Case of Fire
16:00 Howling Bells
15:00 Will and The People
14:00 Seven Days

IMRO Stage
00:25 Cap Pas Cap
23:25 And So I Watch You From Afar
22:25 Codes
21:25 Director
20:25 General Fiasco
19:30 St. Vincent
18:35 Joe Echo
17:40 Nightbox
16:45 Angel Pier
15:50 Carosel
14:55 Jenna Toro
14:00 Distractors

OXEGEN Dance Arena
23:00 Tiga
21:30 Boys Noize
20:30 Annie Mac
19:30 Digitalism
18:30 Dr Lektroluv
17:30 Popof
16:30 Don Rimini
15:30 DJ Philth
14:45 Bitches With Wolves
14:00 Louis Osbourne

Red Bull Music Academy
23:45 DJ Tu-Ki
22:45 Mano Le Tough
21:15 Crystal Castles
19:50 Tinchy Stryder
18:35 DJ Colm K
17:25 Messiah J & The Expert
15:55 Defcon
15:00 DJ Rizm
14:00 Jamie Woon

OXEGEN Stage 2
23:35 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
22:05 Doves
20:35 The Mars Volta
19:05 Maximo Park
17:35 Eagles Of Death Metal
16:15 The Game
15:00 The Gaslight Anthem
14:00 Red Light Company

Main Stage
23:30 Kings of Leon
21:55 Bloc Party
20:25 Elbow
18:55 Yeah Yeah Yeahs
17:30 James Morrison
16:20 The Blizzards
15:10 Squeeze
14:00 The Saw Doctors

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Bacardi B-Live Arena
20:00 A Skillz
18:00 Street Life DJs
16:00 Unabombers
14:00 Remedy Ireland

Heineken Green Spheres
22:35 Manic Street Preachers
21:05 Glasvegas
19:45 Jason Mraz
18:30 Foals
17:15 Friendly Fires
16:00 That Petrol Emotion
14:55 Noisettes
14:00 Iglu & Hartly

Hot Press New Band Stage
23:00 The Twang
22:00 Camera Obscura
21:00 The Chapters
20:00 Wild Beasts
19:00 The Virgins
18:00 The Maccabees
17:00 Wallis Bird
16:00 Bombay Bicycle Club
15:00 The Phenomenal Handclap Band
14:00 Box Social

IMRO Stage
23:15 Concerto For Constantine
22:20 Dark Room Notes
21:25 Villagers
20:25 Wintersleep
19:30 Broken Records
18:25 Blood Or Whiskey
17:30 The Chakras
16:35 The Jades
15:40 Andrew Hozier-Byrne
14:50 Bone
14:00 Susie Soho

OXEGEN Dance Arena
22:00 Felix Da Housecat
21:00 Miss Kittin And The Hacker
19:00 Bloody Beetroots
18:00 Yuksek
17:00 Kissy Sell Out
16:00 Fever Ray
15:20 Nialler 9
14:30 Hudson Mohawke
13:50 Scott McNaughton

Red Bull Music Academy
23:05 Mikki Dee & Mystro
22:15 DJ Onra
21:45 Florence and the Machine
20:05 Of Montreal
19:00 Casio Kids
17:55 Telepathe
16:45 GoldieLocks
14:55 R.S.A.G
14:00 Ruari

OXEGEN Stage 2
22:40 Nine Inch Nails
21:00 Jane's Addiction
19:40 The Ting Tings
18:20 Katy Perry
17:10 White Lies
16:00 Starsailor
14:55 You Me At Six
14:00 The Horrors

Main Stage
22:10 The Killers
20:35 Razorlight
19:05 The Specials
17:45 Paolo Nutini
16:30 Lady Gaga
15:15 Calvin Harris
14:00 Ocean Colour Scene

Live: Blitzen Trapper Irish Dates

Blitzen Trapper have a lot of Irish dates in their schedule as part of their upcoming European Tour. They play Electric Picnic, support Wilco, and even visit cities outside Dublin doing their own headline shows. There's a great reason to go to the shows (apart from catching them live, of course), they sell a six song EP only at their live shows.

Irish dates:
Thursday 27 August – Vicar Street, Dublin w/ Wilco
Friday 28 August – Vicar Street, Dublin w/ Wilco
Monday 31 August – Auntie Annie's, Belfast
Wednesday 2 September – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Thursday 3 September – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Sunday 6 September – Electric Picnic, Stradbally

Watch 'Wild Mountain Nation':

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Watch: U2 - Man in the Mirror/Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

U2 opened their newest tour, in 360 degrees last night at the Nou Camp in Barcelona. They paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson by playing short teases of 'Man in the Mirror' and 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'.

No Line On The Horizon
Get On Your Boots
Beautiful Day
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Angel Of Harlem > Man In The Mirror > Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
In A Little While
Unknown Caller
The Unforgettable Fire
City Of Blinding Lights
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Walk On
Where The Streets Have No Name
Ultra Violet
With Or Without You
Moment of Surrender

Watch 'Angel of Harlem' with Michael Jackson tribute:

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Live: Handsome Furs at the Academy

Dan Boekner from Wolf Parade brings his other incarnation, Handsome Furs, to the Academy in Dublin on Tuesday 27th of October. They've just released the excellent Face Control, which is an album I highly recommend.

Tickets for the Academy show are €16.50 and are on sale this Friday, the 3rd.

More info:

Live: Jamie T at Whelan's

Jamie T is set to release his latest release the Sticks and Stones EP, his follow-up to the powerful Panic Prevention. To promote it, he'll be visiting our shores to play Whelan's on Saturday October 24th.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at a price of €18.95.

Watch new single 'Sticks and Stones':

More info:

Monday, June 29, 2009

Download: Blur at Glastonbury (Full Show)

Thanks to Rubi at the Blur Forum for uploading and posting the full recording of Blur's reunion at Glastonbury 2009. BBC has removed a lot of videos from youtube of the gig which is a bit disappointing. Guess they want you to use iPlayer to watch. But what about us in Ireland?

1. Girls And Boys
2. tracy jacks
3. there’s no other way
4. jubilee
5. badhead
6. beetlebum
7. out of time
8. tender
9. country house
10. sunday sunday
11. parklife
12. end of a century
13. song 2
14. for tomorrow
15. the universal

Blur - Live at Glastonbury

Live: The Pixies at the Olympia Theatre

The reunited Pixies will play 'Debaser' and some other classics when they come to Dublin for two dates as part of their European Tour.

They will play the Olympia Theatre on October 1st and 2nd. Tickets for each night cost €44.20 and €54.80 and go on sale this Friday at 9.

Here's a video of Pixies mainman Frank Black giving an impromtu busking performance at Stephen's Green in February 2008:

Setlist: AC/DC, Punchestown, 28 June 2009

The Black Ice train stopped off in Ireland for a legendary performance from AC/DC.

Rock n Roll Train
Hell Ain't a Bad Place To be
Back In Black
Big Jack
Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
Shot Down in Flames
Black Ice
The Jack
Hells Bells
Shoot to thrill
War Machine
Dog Eat Dog
Anything Goes
You Shook Me all night long
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway To Hell
For Those About To Rock

Very dark recording of 'Highway to Hell':