Music

Kurt Vile’s Sunburnt Symphonies Light Up Vicar Street

In a packed Vicar Street, Kurt Vile is at his best when the subtlety of his guitar playing is given room to breathe over the vigour of his band.
By Michael Dooley

Vinyl Festival Spins Into Dun Laoghaire

Musicians, filmmakers and writers will unite over a shared love of vinyl this weekend, at the Dun Laoghaire Vinyl Festival.
By Alison Traynor

Bob Dylan, Books and the Blues

Michael Gray, the author of several books on Bob Dylan, delivered a lecture this week defending Dylan's right to be considered a literary figure.
By Katy Poole

Dublin’s Best Affordable Live Music Nights

Experience Dublin's thriving music scene for less than €10.
By Alison Traynor

The Legacy of Irish Festivals’ Founding Father

The unexpected death of John Reynold's led to an outpouring of gratitude for his dedication to the Irish music scene.
By Alison Traynor

Jaws Resurrected in National Concert Hall

This evening, watch the horror classic complete with live orchestra accompaniment.
By Lauren O'Hare

Irish Eclecticism at Metropolis

Day one of Metropolis festival in the RDS showcased a vibrant Irish scene.
By Michael Dooley

The Sounds of Halloween

A hand-picked selection of the best Halloween music events in Dublin.
By Alison Traynor

Government Announces €9m for Royal Irish Academy of Music

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Josepha Madigan today announced funding of €9 million for the redevelopment of the academy's premises.
By Rachel O’Leary

Joy as a Result of Idles

The contradictions at the heart of everything Idles do are laid gloriously bare as the band bring their visceral punk to the Button Factory.
By Michael Dooley