General News / October 25, 2019

The Shaw must go on & Forbidden Fruit act announcements – Weekly Round-up 25/10/19

General News / October 25, 2019

The Shaw must go on & Forbidden Fruit act announcements – Weekly Round-up 25/10/19

Festival line-up announcements, big news up North and more.

Our weekly round-up is here and it’s dominated by a mixture of potential openings and closures of varying venues and there’s a sprinkling of musical news as always throughout.

One positive piece of news to come from the North was the decriminalisation of abortion and legalisation of same sex marriage.

Catch up with all this and more below.

OPINION: ‘Industry plant’ has become a tag to discredit young artists

Marketing ploys, deceitful promotion and rapid trajectories, but are these young artists all being tarred with the same brush? This week our opinion piece focused on the increasing use of the tag ‘Industry plant’ in the music industry.

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Dublin Digital Radio needs your help for a new studio

The independent online station has been an important alternative media platform and now it needs your help.

In light of the current venue’s uncertain future it’s a critical time for Dublin Digital Radio. They launched their Fund:it campaign to raise €15,000 to build a new soundproof studio at The Complex, Arran Street East, Dublin 7.

Click here for their Fund It campaign.

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Respected Dublin street wear store set to close

Ireland’s only Nike Lab partner to shut after a number of years trading.

Respected streetwear store revealed in an instagram post earlier this week that it would be shutting imminently. Supplying Dublin and beyond with a wide range of rare pieces and kicks since 2014 it will be a huge miss in the streetwear scene. There is no confirmation of the store’s final day as of yet however there is currently a closing sale on site and opening hours will be limited.

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Quick-fire questions: TPM

Subtle isn’t a word that you would associate with the hilarious antics of Dundalk’s TPM. Unashamedly themselves, they show no fear in their punk-fuelled lyricism and routinely caused riotous responses across a number of festival dates this Summer.

No stranger to the live music circuit they head out on their ‘Heaven is a harp pint’ tour next month. Ahead of the live shows we had a quick chat with the boys.

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Abortion is decriminalised and same-sex marriage to be legalised in Northern Ireland

This week, in a landmark moment abortion has been decriminalised and simultaneously same-sex marriage is to be legalised in Northern Ireland.

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Oscar Jerome on the obligation to spread positivity

Learning from Kamasi Washington’s dad’s post-show workouts and the obligation to spread positivity. This week we spoke to up and coming jazz musician Oscar Jerome.

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Photo credit: Denisha Anderson
Photo credit: Denisha Anderson

Ultimate Irish hip hop quiz #5 – Music video special

Every week we post an Irish hip hop quiz and this time round we had a music video special! Testing your knowledge of some of the country’s waviest visuals.

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Dublin MC Malaki announces headline show

Malaki is quickly rising among the ranks of the Irish hip hop scene and this week the teenage MC revealed he is bringing his compelling live performance to The Academy 2 before the year is out.

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Bank holiday fundraiser for Movember featuring some our Ireland’s most exciting acts

Ahead of the annual month-long fundraiser for Movember The Sugar Club will host a bank holiday party to raise awareness and vital funds for men’s health issues.

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Photo: Istock
Photo: Istock

SafeHaus curate mega line-up of hip hop & electronic to raise money for the homeless

Wigwam will be subject to a full venue take over next month in order to raise funds for a worthy cause. SafeHaus are raising money for those without homes, and aim to reach a target of €4,000 with all proceeds going to ICHH.

South Dublin City Council have immediate plans to increase the seating capacity of Shamrock Rover’s ground to 10,000. Following impending branding and advertising analysis Tallaght Stadium is also set to get a high end corporate area. These renovations are part of a push to enable the stadium to be suitable for live music, community events and festivals.

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Forbidden Fruit announces a huge first 2020 headliner

Alongside the news of Underworld coming to Dublin to headline Forbidden Fruit it was also revealed that Loyle Carner was among the first wave of acts to be announced.

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Dublin’s essential events this weekend 25//26//27

Bank holiday Sunday parties, an all-day party at The Shaw & more.

It comes as no surprise that there is plenty on this bank holiday Sunday. However for those that can’t make it out then, don’t fret as we’ve listed a host of other events to keep you going over the weekend.

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Get to know: p-rallel

DJing for Zach Fox, drawing influence from Soundcloud and touring with slowthai.

You may have seen his name on the billing for slowthai‘s European tour, his work with Lord Apex or listened to his monthly NTS show. London producer p-rallel is steadily building a reputation as one of the best producers in the capital’s underground scene. Working alongside his Elevation/Meditation crew, there is currently a definite buzz surrounding the young production maestro’s work.

We caught up with p-rallel to talk drawing influence from Soundcloud, his days as a dancer and what he is listening to now.

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Credit: Jack Cullis
Credit: Jack Cullis

The Bernard Shaw is here to stay


Just a few weeks ago it was revealed that The Bernard Shaw would be closing its doors. Subsequently they announced it would be relocating to the North side of the city and it was widely believed that the new venue would be called Racket, signalling perhaps a new direction from Bodytonic.

However we had a sneak peak at the new venue in Phibsborough and can exclusively confirm the new venue will retain the name of the current space.

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Kanye stalls ‘Jesus Is King’ release… again

Having announced physical releases and premiering the film in the Los Angeles Forum fans everywhere finally thought they were getting Ye’s ninth studio album. However the release of his latest album was halted once again.

However this was followed by the release of the album later on Friday.Kanye West photo via Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images

Kanye West photo via Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images