BOOM CHILD @ Gigonometry
Tonight is always going to be memorable for these guys.  The showmanship and repoire with the audience was one of the highlights of the evening and it all started with “Ba Baa”. As opening numbers go it is a sturdy showing with a granted deliberation that mixes up the... Read more
THE ELEPHANT ROOM @ Gigonometry
Always an eventful Thursday night of good music can be found under the umbrella of Gigonometry and this act were one who really caught us in the right way from the word go. The saturated flourishes in the sound come to the fore with first song “Naïve Green”. It... Read more
We have been sponsoring Gigonometry all year long and tonight was an exceptional level of music with Cat Dowling headlining and Silent Interlude opening proceedings. Yet sandwiched in between the two was Grace Wilde. We have to admit to being bowled over by how good this performance was. In... Read more
The music scene in Munster is rightly thriving at the moment and that is down in part to a diversification of homegrown artists who are currently feeding into the scene. One such act is Limerick’s Silent Noise Parade who were tonight’s headliners. Everything got underway with the New Wave... Read more
Now and then we have the great honour here at U&I of coming across an emerging act while they are in a state of infancy that suggests an incredible degree of potential. From listening to their impressive self-titled debut EP last year The Dyatonics have been a band that... Read more
The closing act at Sweeney’s this evening was Beatnik Hurricane. Fronted by Barry Sutton of The Las they played just four songs. However this wasn’t a case of them playing four songs for the sake of music. Instead each one held it together and the first of which was... Read more
Tonight was all about getting back onto the live music scene and seeing what it is all about. Sweeney’s is something of a second home for us and that is down to Dimestore Recordings and Retro Revival. They are two club nights we like to check out because they... Read more
A wonderful Saturday evening of live music in Dublin last night left us spoiled for choice it must be said and our first port of call tonight was The Twisted Pepper to catch this very impressive New Zealand band for the Dublin leg of their Irish tour. Also playing... Read more
The Probes have always been one of my favourite young bands. I had the fateful privilege of sharing a philosophy lesson with the bands frontman – in whom he told me about his band. In an interview a couple of months back, the band told me how they had... Read more
The Cavern Stage felt like a second home to me by the time Cold Committee graced the stage. The room was already full with faces and thick with the warmth of a hundred bodies closely compact like a tin of beans. They didn’t hesitate for long before tearing into... Read more