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Top acts to see at Electric Picnic

In many ways a music festival is very much like visiting a theme park. You pack heavily for the day, sickness rise at ungodly hours to beat the queues, get your prohibited items successfully smuggled passed the entrance, invariably lose…

Céiliúradh Kíla

Is cúis náire dom a rá gurb í oíche aréir an chéad uair ar fhreastail mé ar cheolchoirm de chuid Kíla riamh. Nach ormsa an áiféil. Bhí dhá huaire draíochtúla de bhuillí, sovaldi sale ghreann agus fhuinneamh a mbeadh sé…

Interview: George Clarke of Deafheaven

Shoegaze, viagra or dream pop as it’s sometimes known, view is ethereal, sildenafil breezy and ponderous, an ocean of noise that you can get lost in whilst grappling with life’s existential questions. Black Metal, on the other hand, is harsh,…

Music Spats

From Jarvis Cocker’s stage invasion during Michael Jackson’s 1996 Brits performance, hospital to Courtney Love’s Twitter rampages, cialis via a bizarre racial rift between Kele Okereke and Johnny Rotten, see let Caitríona O’Malley regale you with tales of music’s most…

Interview: Original Rudeboys

Trasa catches up with boys from the Original Rudeboys to find out why this Dublin based band are the new hot act on the Irish music scene…. O.R.B (formerly known as Original Rudeboys) are set to return with a bang…

The Masking of Musicians

Masked musicians are a rare breed. If fame is the ultimate goal in recognition of talent – why hide your face when you get there? Looking at some famed examples of masked musicians working in the industry today such as…

Scott Asheton Obituary

  Last weekend, treatment on St Patricks day it was announced that the Rolling Stones would be postponing their Australian tour, as it was announced that Mick Jagger’s partner, L’Wren Scott, had died. It was a tragic and shocking announcement…

Review: Warpaint

Album title: Warpaint Released: January 21st 2014 The perpetually ethereal ensemble Warpaint returned this year to the tangible realm with a self-titled second studio album. Continuing the success of their 2008 debut EP Exquisite Corpse and the 2010 debut album…

Is Rock Dead?

Like many people without an interest in American Football, salve I checked out the super bowl last Monday for the purpose of watching the famed halftime show. Though I’m fairly sure I don’t fall into his demographic, online Bruno Mars’…

Musical Life

With the UCD community musical, try Jesus Christ Superstar, imminent, Caitríona O’Malley hand jives to an exhilarating array of musicals. Do you hear the people sing? It’s hard to ignore the derision heaped on musicals by certain snarky people. ‘All…

Soundtrack Submersion

Sit back and let Caitríona O’Malley meet your aural needs with a collection of the best soundtracks in cinema ‘D’you like Huey Lewis and the News?’ asks Patrick Bateman, ask holding a copy of their album aloft.             For anyone…

Trapped In A Cabin – Music To Make You Moist

Aoife Ellis Bagnall interviews the brilliantly named Trapped In A Cabin… Before interviewing Trapped In A Cabin, patient I had an idea of how it was going to go, having seen them play live in small spit-on-the-floor venues several times…