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Upcoming Gigs: February 2020

Black Midi February 14th – €16.50 Button Factory Black Midi bring their chaotic, profoundly energetic blend of genres to the Button Factory on the 14th of February. Formed in 2017, they garnered massive critical acclaim with their debut Schlagenheim and…

COMMENT: Record Labels Are Unethically Profiting Off The Deaths of Rappers

In the midst of an opioid crisis, coupled with ongoing violence in poorer communities that continues to prove fatal, the hip-hop community is losing more of its members than ever before. Major record labels are making no effort to hide…

Good Luck Everybody – AJJ

Good Luck Everybody – AJJ ★ ★   AJJ, formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad, have never exactly been strangers to mixing politics into their music, as their previous name would imply. Albums like 2011’s Knife Man were captivating with their…

Have We Met – Destroyer

Have We Met – Destroyer ★ ★ ★ ★ Destroyer was formed in 1995 as a side project of Dan Bejar, known for his work in The New Pornographers, and 25 years on he continues to deliver with a strong…

Small Socs! ‘Scootah Tunes’ talk DJing, Ambitions, and Belfield FM

On a mild January Afternoon, the College Tribune sat down with ¾ of the ‘Scootah Tunes’ collective. The group are music podcasters, bloggers, DJ’s and event curators, who have been on the scene since February 2019. They have hosted live…

Upcoming Gigs

Milky Chance – February 2nd – Vicar Street Alternative rock-come-folk music outfit ‘Milky Chance’ take to the stage on Vicar Street at the beginning of February. The group have been around for the best part of a decade now, bringing…

Marigold – Pinegrove

Marigold – Pinegrove ★ ★ ★  Pinegrove have always been Evan Hall’s band. He is the primary lyricist, songwriter and the face of the band in the press. There’s a good reason for this. What made Pinegrove so engaging when…

E – Ecco2k

E – Ecco2k ★ ★ ★ ★ Drain Gang member and all-around enigma Ecco2k delivers ‘E’, his first studio album. Hot off the back of releasing ‘Trash Island’ with fellow Drain Gang members Bladee and Thaiboy Digital, Ecco2k keeps his…

Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – Bombay Bicycle Club

Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – Bombay Bicycle Club   ★ ★ ★ ★ After a hiatus of almost six years, Bombay Bicycle Club have returned with an audacious and vivacious eleven-track album. You may recognize the band name from their…

Gig Review: Daughters Live at the Button Factory

Hailing from Rhode Island, Daughters have consistently pushed the envelope with each new release since their formation in 2002. Switching up their genre with every entry in their discography, 2018’s You Won’t Get What You Want settled on horror-tinged noise…

Album Review: Colorado – Neil Young and Crazy Horse

★ ★ ★ ★  “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.” Neil Young sang those words forty years ago. With his latest release he’s showing no signs of doing either. Colorado sees Young back with his long-time backing…

Album Review: Sea of Worry – Have a Nice Life

★ ★ ★ ★ Sea of Worry is Have a Nice Life’s third studio album, and their most different yet. 2008’s Deathconsciousness became a cult classic for its suffocatingly atmospheric darkness, but their latest effort has a more hopeful air….