Swear I'm not Paul: 06/09/2009

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Watch: John Mayer and Jay-Z medley

John Mayer was one of Jay-Z's many guests on Friday at his "Answer the Call" concert. John was on stage for a medley of songs, including 'DOA', 'Dirt on Your Shoulder' and '03 Bonnie and Clyde'. Watch the full guest appearance below.

Caution: It's brilliant.


Full show setlist:
“Empire State of Mind”
“Where I’m From”
“Brooklyn Go Hard” (with Santigold)
“Heart of the City”
“Already Home” (with Kid Cudi)
“Diamonds Are Forever”
“Jigga My N—-”
“Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”
“Jigga What, Jigga Who”
“U Don’t Know” (with John Mayer)
John Mayer: Riff medley (”‘03 Bonnie & Clyde,” “Run This Town,” “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” “D.O.A.”)
“D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” (with John Mayer)
“Run This Town” (with Rihanna and Kanye West)
Kanye West: “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”
Kanye West: “Good Life”
“99 Problems”
“Venus vs. Mars”
Beyonce: “Diva”
“I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)” (with Pharrell)
“On to the Next One” (with Swizz Beatz)
“I Know” (with Pharrell)
“Allure” (with Pharrell)
“Dirt Off Your Shoulder”
“Can’t Knock the Hustle” (with Mary J. Blige)
Mary J. Blige: “The One”
Medley: “Money Ain’t a Thing”/”Excuse me Miss”/”La La La”/”Feelin’ It”/”Fiesta” (remix)/”Lucifer”
“Can I Get A…”
“Big Pimpin’”
“Hard Knock Life”
Moment of silence
“Young Forever”
“Encore” (with Diddy and Kanye West)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Awards: Vote for Blind Pilots

If you have a minute, vote for Blind Pilots at the Dundalk Music Awards. The Dundalk Music Awards are to be held on the 10th October in the good town itself. Blind Pilots are nominated in the following categories, and need your help!

*Best singer/frontman- JIM O'DONOGHUE MARTIN
*Best guitarist- IAN PATTERSON
*Best bassist- RONAN MCGEOUGH
*Best drummer- GAVIN MURRAY

Head over to www.dundalkvotes.com and get voting.


Live: Tallest Man on Earth at Whelan's

Someone is not doing a good PR job. Because I only heard about this today. Bad form, bad form. I've a night out with my former uni mates planned, if I had've heard before now that Tallest Man on Earth was playing Whelan's upstairs tonight, then I probably would've postponed for this!

Tickets will be available at the door, and will be priced €13.50. Bargain. It'll be fantastic. A perfect Friday night.

Watch 'I Will Follow the Rain':

Watch: I Am Not Lefthanded - Everybody Sleeps

Some videos are throwaway. There's hardly much point in watching them. It seems like the band made them in ten minutes (like the new Dave Matthews Band video - awful).

But others are glorious. They actually add to the music. Some even work like little films. Some are 'Everybody Sleeps' by the ever-improving I am Not Lefthanded.

Watch 'Everybody Sleeps':

I am Not Lefthanded - 'Everybody Sleeps'

More info:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Single News: Ryan Adams - Pax.Am Digital Single No 1

Ryan Adams Pax.Am Digital Single #1

First ever "single news" post, but it's needed because the legend that is Ryan Adams will be releasing a new single tomorrow. 'Lost and Found' will be the A Side with 'Go Ahead and Ride' as the B Side. Ryan is no longer contracted to Lost Highway, so now he can do what he wants. Which may be a fantastic development. 'Lost and Found' was originally a Sad Dracula tune but has been reworked for this digital single release.

You can buy it tomorrow for $1.49 here:

Live: Morrissey at the National Stadium

The ever-prolific Morrissey will be returning to Ireland to play a fully seated show at the National Stadium in November. He'll be promoting his new B-sides effort Swords, and will come to the nation's capital on November 23rd. Tickets are €68.50 and go on sale on Monday.

Watch Morrissey 'First of the Gang to Die':

Stream: Muse - The Resistance


MCD.ie (Ireland's number one music promoter, for those visiting from abroad) is allowing their visitors to stream the entire new Muse album The Resistance in advance of its Irish release tomorrow.

Muse play the O2 in Dublin on November 6th and it's already sold out. You can also get a 2 euro off voucher at the MCD site to redeem against your album purchase tomorrow.

Stream here:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Setlist: Okkervil River, Roisin Dubh, 7 September 2009

Great review of the Okkervil River Galway show over on IndieLimerick. Dawn Landes supported. That would've been some show. Pity I wasn't around for it.

Plus Ones
Singer Songwriter
A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene
A Girl in Port
Pop Lies
A Stone
John Allyn Smith Sail
For Real
Lost Coastlines
Live is not a Movie or Maybe
Unless It’s Kicks

There's also plenty of videos from the show over there, here's one 'Lost Coastlines':

Live: Mick Flannery at Vicar Street

Thanks to Peter over at 2uibestow for the heads-up about this gig. Mick Flannery will be playing Vicar Street on November 7th. Tickets are €25 and go on sale on Monday.

Watch Mick playing 'Tomorrow's Papers' on the Late Late (back in the Pat Kenny days):

Monday, September 7, 2009

Watch: Muse - The Resistance

Muse played a homecoming gig in "lovely" Teignmouth at the Den, where they played some new material from The Resistance which will be released next week. Here's the title track.

Watch Muse - 'The Resistance':

Live: Arctic Monkeys at the O2

Although their new album is fairly dire, the Arctic Monkeys still put on a great live show. They'll be playing the O2 in Dublin the same night as Bell x1 come to town at the Olympia, the 26th, with a show up north in the Odyssey on the previous night.

Tickets for the Dublin show start at €42.50 and the ones in Belfast are £32.50. Support for both shows comes from Josh Homme's Eagles of Death Metal, and tickets are on sale this Friday.

Watch 'Flourescent Adolescent':

Live: Bell x1 at the Olympia

(Don't tell anyone but this is the surprise present Gill will be getting for her birthday. Shhh.)

Bell x1 will be playing a special one-off concert at the Olympia on November 26th. Tickets are €29 each and go on sale this Thursday. They'll probably sell out damn quick, like the Vicar Street nights did earlier this year. Now there was an amazing show. One of the best gigs of the year so far.

Watch 'Some Surprise' live at Vicar Street with Lisa Hannigan: