Swear I'm not Paul: 21/06/2009

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Watch: Michael Jackson, RDS, Dublin, 1997

Michael Jackson, you will be missed. You were the greatest musician since Elvis, and left just as big an impact.

I was due to go to one of his 50 shows, but sadly this will never happen. Sniff.

I'm not going to write much more, as you'll be reading so much, but you can watch his History Tour from the RDS, Dublin on July 19th, 1997. He only played three times in Ireland. The first time was on the Bad Tour in Pairc Ui Caoimh in Cork, and then again in Lansdowne as part of the Dangerous Tour.

1. Scream/They Don't Care About Us/In the Closet:

2. Wanna Be Starting Something

3. Stranger in Moscow

4. Smooth Criminal

5. You Are Not Alone

6. Jackson 5 Medley

7. I'll Be There

8. Billie Jean

9. Thriller

10. Beat It

11. Blood on the Dance Floor

12. Dangerous

13. Black or White

14. Earth Song

15. Heal the World

16. History

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Live: The Felice Brothers at Whelan's

Fantastic news today. Folk-rockers The Felice Brothers are due to play Whelan's as part of their European Tour. Their latest record Yonder is the Clock is one of my top 3 albums of 2009 so far.

They'll be playing Whelan's on October 18th, with tickets priced at €15.50. They're on sale now!

Watch 'Penn Station' live:

Watch: Kele Le Roc - Retro

You may not realise you know Kele Le Roc, but you do. She's the vocal behind Basement Jaxx's splendid 'Romeo', one of my favourite dance tunes.

She's back with her new album Le Roc Music, and Irish video site, Muzu.Tv have the world exclusive of the album's debut single 'Retro'. 'Retro' will be released on Friday.


Kele Le Roc TV on MUZU.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Album News: Volcano Choir - Unmap

Volcano Choir - Unmap

Volcano Choir is the assembly of Wisconsinites Jon Mueller, Chris Rosenau, Jim Schoenecker, Daniel Spack, Justin Vernon, and Thomas Wincek.

Also known as Collection of Colonies of Bees and Bon Iver. They've joined up to record Unmap, which will be released on September 21st.

1. Husks and Shells
2. Seeplymouth
3. Island, IS
4. Dote
5. And Gather
6. Mbira in the Morass
7. Cool Knowledge
8. Still
9. Youlogy

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Watch: The Duckworth Lewis Method - Age of Revolution

RTE Player is actually a decent little entity. It's no BBC iPlayer, but we can't get that to work in Ireland, so it's the best we have. (Well, except Channel 4's own version).

Neil Hannon's and Thomas Walsh's new band the Duckworth-Lewis Method played 'The Age of Revolution' on Saturday Night with Miriam O'Callaghan, and that can be watched online.

Watch it here:

They also played three tunes on the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here:

Album News: The Almighty Defenders - Self-titled

You may not have heard of The Almighty Defenders, but you would have heard of their members - The Black Lips, King Khan, and BBQ (Mark Sultan). Their self-titled debut album is due out on September 22nd. And that is a fantastic album cover.

01 All My Loving
02 The Ghost With the Most
03 Bow Down and Die
04 Cone of Light
05 Jihad Blues
06 30 Second Air Blast
07 Death Cult Soup n' Salad
08 I'm Coming Home
09 Over the Horizon
10 She Came Before Me
11 The Great Defender

More info:

Live: AC/DC at Punchestown stage times

Stage times for AC/DC's show at Punchestown on Sunday. Bad news is that Thin Lizzy have been forced to pull out. They'll be replaced by the Blizzards, who supported Oasis at Slane last weekend.

14:00 Car Parks Open
16:00 Gates open
17:00 The Answer
18:30 The Blizzards
20:30 AC/DC

Again, Dublin bus will be running buses to and from the gig. You can buy tickets for them on the day or online now.

Watch: King Charles - Time for Eternity

Excellent debut single from King Charles (fantastic name too, surprised it wasn't taken before. Like the 70s Nirvana). He'll be playing the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury next week, and should put on a good show. I'm loving this tune, and you should to. I think the chorus has been stuck in my head all day. "Hey!"


More info:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Live: Indie-Pendence 2009 Festival line-up

The full line-up for Indie-Pendence 2009 has been revealed. It takes place on August 1st and 2nd this year in Michelstown, Co. Cork. A two day ticket is a bargain at €59, and individual day tickets €39.

Saturday August 1st

Bavaria Main Stage
Ocean Colour Scene
Fight Like Apes
The Chapters
Ham Sandwich
The Stone Roses Experience
Vesta Varro

Cyprus Avenue Arena
Messiah J & The Expert
Panama Kings
Pocket Promise
The Jades

Red Bull Village
Fish Go Deep (DJ Set)
Ollie Cole
Ian Whitty & The Exchange
The Vital Spark
The Hot Sprockets
The Loaded Kings

Sunday August 2nd

Bavaria Stage
The Super Furry Animals
The Blizzards
The Aftermath
The Rags
The Minutes

Cyprus Avenue Arena
The Frank & Walters
Dark Room Notes
Cowboy X
The Brilliant Things

Red Bull Village
Mo Kelly (DJ Set)
The Kinetiks
Le Galaxie
Joe Echo
Grand Pocket Orchestra
Myp Ey Jeep
Killer Chloe

Setlist: Neil Young, O2 Dublin, 21 June 2009

Welcome return to Dublin for the legendary Canadian folkster, as he thrilled 20,000 at the O2 last night. Thanks to James Jordan for the setlist. He said it was fantastic.

1. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
2. Mansion On The Hill
3. Are You Ready For The Country?
4. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
5. Pocahontas
6. Words
7. Cinnamon Girl
8. Mother Earth
9. Don't Let It Bring You Down
10. Lost In Space
11. On The Way Home
12. Burned
13. Harvest Moon
14. Down By The River
15. Get Behind The Wheel
16. Rockin' In The Free World
17. A Day In The Life

Watch 'Don't Let It Bring You Down':

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Setlist: Britney Spears, O2 Dublin, 19 and 20 June 2009

Setlist and show was the same both nights. Can't have Britney miming the wrong words after all!

Parade Intro
Piece of Me
Thunderstorm Segue
Ooh Ooh Baby/Hot as Ice
If U Seek Amy
Me Against the Music
Everybody’s Looking for Something Segue
Get Naked
Britney’s Hotline
Breathe on Me/Touch of My Hand
Break the Ice
Do Something
Baby One More Time
Circus Reprise

Watch 'Toxic' from the 19th:

Setlist: Kasabian, Slane Castle, 20 June 2009

A mixture of old and new from Kasabian. The new tunes sound just as good, if not better, live.

Vlad The Impaler
Fast Fuse
Where Did All The Love Go?
Shoot The Runner
Club Foot
Processed Beats
Cutt Off/RiT

Setlist: The Prodigy, Slane, 20 June 2009

Supporting Oasis last night, but some have said that their set was much better than the Gallaghers'.

Their Law
Breathe dubstep
Warriors Dance
Run With The Wolves
Voodoo People
Omen Reprise
Invaders Must Die
Diesel Power
Smack My Bitch Up
Take Me To The Hospital
Out Of Space

Watch 'Out of Space' at Slane 2009:

Setlist: The Prodigy, The Marquee, Cork, 19 June 2009

Great preparation for last night's performance at Slane. The Marquee in Cork was filled with revellers. They were supported by Dublin's fantastic Noise Control.

Intro/Out of Space
Smack My Bitch Up
Warrior's Dance
Diesel Power '09
Firestarter '09
Run With the Wolves
Invaders Must Die
Voodoo People
Their Law
Omen [Reprise]

Watch 'Firestarter' live in Cork:

Setlist: Oasis, Slane Castle, 20 June 2009

Slane returned to fine form with Oasis's first headline slot at the castle (they supported R.E.M. a few years back).

Check out IndieLimerick's review:

Also, read Anthony McGuinness's review here:

Fucking In The Bushes
Rock N Roll Star
Shock Of The Lightning
Roll With It
Cigarettes And Alcohol
To Be Where There’s Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
The Importance Of Being Idle
Half The World Away
Live Forever
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus

Watch 'Wonderwall' live at Slane: