RSAG & MJEX at Tailor’s Hall

November 19, 2007 at 11:54 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

Bummed that I missed this Murky Nights gig over the weekend – didn’t even know about it until I saw it on Phantom FM’s Graveyard Shift Shane’s blog yesterday, where he has a write-up of the dramatic evening and a vid of one of my favourite Irish acts of 2007, Rarely Seen Above Ground.

Would’ve also liked the chance to see Messiah J & The Expert again, as well as getting to see another gig in the stunning Tailor’s Hall, which is probably one of the most unique venues in Dublin. It’s only used for gigs a few times a year and it really makes for a special evening. And that’s even without the fire brigade turning up.

Have a look at the RSAG footage on Shane’s Blog.

Here’s the mp3 of the show we did with Jeremy aka RSAG back in July of this year, in case you missed it the first time around.

Here’s a peek at Tailor’s Hall – nice, eh?

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The Cosiest Cushions of All

November 6, 2007 at 1:11 am (The Show) (, )

On the bus on the way into work today, two bus inspectors got on at Camden Street. After getting over the initial irrational ‘fuck! I haven’t paid the full fare’ fear left over from college days, I remembered one of the funnier things I saw while living in London a few years ago.

I was on the top of a double decker bus heading towards Shepherd’s Bush when two ticket inspectors came on and inevitably found a youf who did not have the correct ticket. After a lengthy exchange between the two London Bus employees and the teenager about whether or not he had paid the 70p or if the ticket had been bought two weeks previous or if the bus driver would remember that the kid had paid enough, the ticket inspectors went downstairs to speak to the driver and told the young fella not to move. As if he had anywhere to go, right?

So, the inspectors head downstairs, and the young kid stands up, walks to the back of the bus, opens the emergency exit window at the back, and jumps out.

Okay, right. The bus was at a traffic light, and was not moving. And when I say the kid jumped, it’s probably more accurate to say he scaled down the bus. All I know is that I saw him leg him it away from the bus unscathed and knew he was all right. Not even a bruise. It was quite impressive.

The funniest bit of all this was when the inspectors came back up to the top of the bus to give the kid a fat fine. They came up and looked around a bit confused, and all we could say was ‘He just jumped out the back.’

I enjoyed the show last Thursday a lot. We were joined by Rich Bolhaus and Orla Nolan from House of Cosy Cushions, ahead of their gig this Thursday in Whelans. They played two songs and we listened to Palace For The Lost Ones, from their EP of the same name.

We also spoke to Messiah J from Messiah J & The Expert about their pending new album, about the whole SXSW experience, the Choice Awards, and how they’ve been received as an Irish hip hop act in various venues around the western world.

We started the show with Day The Arms That Came Out Of The Wall from The Jimmy Cake, nialler9 recommended Dark Day from Chromatics, finishing off with Superfamous Supertune from Messiah J and The Expert.

Listen up…


House of Cosy Cushions and Messiah J & The Expert Thursday 1st November

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Tonight! Cosiness!

November 1, 2007 at 5:07 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

Tune in this evening from 9pm on 103.2 Dublin City FM when we will be joined by Richard Bauhaus from House of Cosy Cushions, ahead of his their gig next week in Whelans.

We will also be talking to Messiah J from Messiah J & The Expert about what to expect from their new album to be released in 2008.

We have a couple of pairs of tickets to give away and all – for Messiah J & The Expert with support from Super Extra Bonus Party on Friday night in Crawdaddy, and tickets for 65 Days of Static on Saturday night in The Button Factory. Do tune in to find out how to get your grubby mitts on ’em.

Remember you can listen live on-line through the web.

Until 9pm…

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