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THE OFFSPRING of musicians often have a hard time in establishing their own musical identity if they choose to follow in their parents footsteps. One exception is Ben Taylor.
PETER DOHERTY, the songwriter and former frontman of The Libertines and Basbyshambles, will play the Róisín Dubh on Thursday October 15 as part of the Heineken Green Spheres.
BORN FROM the psychedelic US underground scene of the late 1960s, the Silver Apples were a duo whose experimental music helped pave the way for techno and indie rock.
IT IS often said that sad blokes make better albums than happy blokes, and while many music fans may concur with that, Cork indie-pop greats Fred beg to differ.
LEGENDARY NEW York hc/ska/punks Leftover Crack are due to perform a special gig in the Roisin Dubh on Monday. While a bunch of bands from So Cal were mixing ska and punk in the mid to late ninties a group of New York punkers were mixing up something a tad darker, a mix up of crusty/thrashy punk with ska.
ACOUSTIC SKA/reggae star Chris Murray will play upstairs at the Roisin Dubh tomorrow. A gifted songwriter and dynamic performer, he has captivated audiences throughout the US, Europe, South America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Canada with his embracing music, penetrating lyrics and soulful presence. From the prestigious Fuji Rock Festival to poverty stricken Oaxaca, Chris delivers his message of hope and humanity with a raw sincerity that connects with the hearts and minds of all.
THE GALWAY Americana Festival 2009 programme was launched last Friday at The Crane Bar to a large captive crowd with music provided by the excellent Jeff and Vida Band. The festival runs from September 10 to 13.
ALAN KELLY, one of Ireland’s most imaginative traditional musicians, will launch his new album After The Morning, with a gig in the Róisín Dubh on Tuesday at 9pm.