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IF LIAM'S As You Were was about getting back to basics, Noel's album - arriving only weeks after Our Kid's - is all for defying expectations and pushing into previously unexplored territories.
OK COMPUTER was where Radiohead went from delivering era-defining music - The Bends - to creating an album for the ages; revealing themselves as the successors to Pink Floyd, and admitting, without saying it out loud, that they are a prog-rock band.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke said, “This is me and my son's favourite music at the moment” when speaking about Irish noisemakers Girl Band on BBC Radio One just before Christmas. The band will be headlining a show at the Garbo's venue next Friday, April 7. The last few years have been momentous for Girl Band. Their most recent album “Holding Hands With Jamie” on Rough Trade has raised great acclaim from The Guardian, NME, NPR, Vice, and further afield, they have been named as one of the best new bands of 2016 by Stereogum and one of the best rock bands active today by SPIN.
The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen has a MEGA competition running on their Facebook page at the moment. This one will surely put a song in your heart.
THE SEX Pistols and The Clash may get all the glory, The Damned will always have released the first British punk album, but Manchester's Buzzcocks might just have cast a larger, and more longer lasting influence on music.
Liveline's Joe Duffy will be in Galway this weekend to speak as part of a two day conference examining the history of children and childhood during and after the revolutionary period in Ireland.
One of Galway’s most enduring, most enjoyable, and most enjoyed institutions is the community based musical group, St Patrick’s Brass Band. The band was founded in Forster Street in 1896 and they have been entertaining Galwegians since.
If you think Saint Patrick’s Brass band seems to have been around forever, you are almost right. It was founded 119 years ago in 1896, in Forster Street by Peter Rabbitte, Michael Spelman, and Paddy Walsh. It was originally a fife and drum band known as St Patrick’s Fife and Drum Band Society.
FOLK BANDS Old Hannah and The Mariannes, both of whom draw on Irish folk, roots, and Americana, pla a double headline show at Monroe’s Live on Thursday August 6 at 9pm.
MARTYN BARKER is the drummer with Shreikback, and he has also performed with Billy Bragg, Robert Plant, Marianne Faithful, and Goldfrapp, but he comes to Galway in a different guise next week.