Little Green Cars announced for Sligo Live

The quintet join Rodrigo y Gabriela and Paul Brady on the line-up for the west coast spectacular By Colm O'Regan

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The Ongoing Internal Battle Of Drug Testing Athletes

A growing divide between the IOC and WADA threatens to undermine sport’s integrity – and leave athletes adrift. By Colm O'Regan

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Elbow confirm Dublin shows

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The Message: And Then There Were Four

It is just over 40 years, since Larry Mullen put the note on the noticeboard in Mount Temple Comprehensive, which led to the formation of U2. As various contributions to this special issue of Hot Press confirm, that gesture changed the world for millions of people all over the globe. But that they are still together is perhaps the band’s greatest achievement... By Niall Stokes

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Mike McCormack & Eimear McBride among Goldsmiths Prize nominees

Come November one of them could be ten grand better off! By Stuart Clark

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Kate Bush to release live album

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In the new Hot Press: U2 @ 40

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JP McMahon reveals all in revelatory Hot Press interview

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Spotify plotting SoundCloud takeover

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#U240 Obscure Track of the Day No. 4

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch 'This Is The Time' from David Holmes' new project Unloved

Alongside True Detective TV composer Keefus Ciancia and sultry LA songwriter Jade Vincent, Holmer serves up a riotous slice of pop-noir By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Conor McGregor Versus Eddie Alvarez Announced For UFC 205

The very first UFC event in New York City has finally received the big name fight it deserved By Ed Murphy

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#U240 U2: The Gig That Got Away

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Mel Gibson and Sean Penn Shoot Scenes in Dublin

Dublin doubles for Oxford in new film about Sir James Murray - early editor of Oxford English Dictionary. If you saw a Mel Gibson or Sean Penn look-a-like while roaming the Dublin ...

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'Closer' continues to beat out 'Let Me Love You' for top spot 'Closer', the smash hit from Chainsmokers and Halsey, continues to hold onto top spot ...

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Nick Cave continues to reign supreme on album chart

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Kraftwerk announce second Dublin show

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LISTEN: Surprise Vibes from Tycho

Wind down with the chill, ambient rock vibrations of Tycho's surprise new album Bred in Berkeley, California, the home spun tunes on Epoch are a great way to relax this Friday ...

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Pixies, Kings Of Leon, Conor Oberst & The Weeknd star in Free Music Friday

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Ready Ogre Not, a Fifth Shrek in the DreamWorks

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Meet the Cast of Kenneth Branagh's Adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express

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WATCH: Robbie Williams releases new video

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The double-whammy taster has us all psyched up for new album, Friends! White Lies are offering fans upfront listens to two of the songs from their Friends album, which is out on October ...

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Elbow confirm Dublin shows

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Winston Duke Joins the Cast of Black Panther

If Black Panther was the coolest hero you have never heard of, M'Baku is the oddest villain you have never heard of. Black Panther made his debut as a major character in Captain America: ...

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Just Released: Wallis Bird's 5th Album Home

If love is all you need, then you need the new Wallis Bird album. Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird treats us to her much anticipated album Home. The album features her powerful ...

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Heroes In Hiding to play the Late Late Show tonight

Ryan is also being joined by Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña and Jason McAteer Heroes In Hiding invade the nation’s living-rooms when they perform their new single, ‘Hospital’, ...

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LISTEN: New song from the Kings Of Leon

'Around The World' finds the band firing on all southern boogie cylinders. The planet has woken up to another new tune from the Kings Of Leon’s much-anticipated WALLS album, which ...

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Niall Horan shares first solo single 'This Town'

The ex-One Direction man has unveiled his debut tune on his Tobler Niall Horan has shared the first tune since his time in One Direction. The Mullingar man today unveiled 'This Town', ...

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The Weekend shares new track 'False Alarm'

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Mike McCormack & Eimear McBride among Goldsmiths Prize nominees

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Kate Bush to release live album

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Welcome to Hitchcock Will Bring Back the Hitchcock Anthology to Television

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Lavish box set of Bowie's period of transition The follow-up to his exhaustive Five Years set that spanned the period 1969-1973, this twelve CD set (also available on vinyl ...

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Andrea Bocelli wows 3Arena

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Watch: Hacksaw Ridge Trailer

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JP McMahon reveals all in revelatory Hot Press interview

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New Train Track 'Play That Song' Blends Old and New Sounds

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Jon Favreau Will Direct a New Lion King Movie

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LISTEN: Pixies stream their Head Carrier album

Strap yourself in for a full-blooded rock 'n' roll ride! Pixies – there is no “the”! – are streaming their Head Carrier album ahead of its September 30 release. It’s very ...

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WATCH: Years and Years share video for 'Meteorite'

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Watch the Final Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer

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In Goth We Trust

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Album Review: Van Morrison, Keep Me Singing

36th studio album from the Belfast cowboy Coming in the wake of the expanded reissue of his classic 1974 album, It’s Too Late To Stop Now – without doubt one of the greatest ...

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Jazz Artist Violetta Curry Honours Her Roots in Irish Tour

Violetta Curry concludes Honoring My Roots tour at two Irish venues this week. Jazz fans in Dublin and Offaly are in for a treat, as renowned vocalist Violetta Curry will be ...

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King Kong Company Unveil New Video 'Donkey Jaw'

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David Bowie's Legacy Album Gets November Release

From 'Life On Mars?' to 'Lazarus' to 'Let's Dance', all of the Thin White Duke's hits are included David Bowie Legacy has been given an official release date. The jam packed ...

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Stream Danny Brown's New Album Atrocity Exhibition

The record features guest verses from Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, AB-Soul and B-Real Danny Brown has released his new album Atrocity Exhibition 3 days early and we certainly ...

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Haçienda Classical to Debut Legendary Dance Tunes in Dublin

Haçienda Classical delivers atmospheric dance music to Dublin this December. On Saturday, 17 December, Haçienda Classical pairs with the ...

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Listen: Pete Doherty Releases New Song 'I Don't Love Anyone (But You're Not Just Anyone)'

The singer also announces he is bringing out a new album Pete Doherty has premiered a new track 'I Don't Love Anyone' and he has revealed that he will ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Reveals The Trailer For His Climate Change Doc Before The Flood

Barack Obama, Pope Francis, John Kerry and many more feature in the film The trailer has been released for Leonardo DiCaprio's new climate change ...

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#U240 Obscure Track of the Day No 3

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Denzel Washington stars and directs August Wilson's play Fences. At the insistence that an African-American direct the play Fences, ...

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Book Review: The Schooldays of Jesus

By JM Coetzee (Harvill Secker) One of the most acclaimed novelists in contemporary literature, South African author JM Coetzee seems to have increasingly lost interest in conventional ...

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Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie Documentary Will Not Get Irish Release

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T Shall Overcome: Hot Press Talks with Jamie T

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Photo Album: Gig for Robbie at the Olympia Theatre

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Keywest For Dublin's Olympia Theatre

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Tempest brews top a storm of beautiful chaos Joining the dots between music and spoken word, and drawing inspiration from Beckett, Joyce and Yeats – not to mention Wu-Tang Clan – ...

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Ticketmaster Pledge Support For The Musical Youth Foundation

Children interested in being involved in music are receiving a fantastic boost Aspiring young Irish musicians have been given a tremendous helping ...

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World Premiere Of Frank McGuinness' Musical Donegal At The Abbey Theatre

One of Ireland's leading playwrights brings his latest creation to Dublin The new musical Donegal, written by Frank McGuinness, is making ...

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Martin Scorsese's Newest Film Will Release in Time for Award Season

After a three year absence, Scorsese returns to the big screen with a movie that might be his most ambitious yet. Scorsese is one of the most prolific ...

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Donald Trump's Presidential Debate Disparaged by Trevor Noah & Seth Meyers

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Trump struggles as Clinton dominates first Presidential debate

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Belfast date part of The Stone Roses plans for June

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#U240 U2: The Gig That Got Away

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Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies

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Photo Album : College run at Griffith College

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Barack Obama unveils line-up for first White House festival

Ran in association with the organisers of SXSW, South By South Lawn will see acts including The Lumineers and Sharon Jones While the eyes of the world will tonight fall on the much-anticipated ...

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Moby & The Void Pacific Choir Announce Album

The pair's debut record will be released in October Moby & The Void Pacific Choir have announced their debut album These Systems Are Failing. The LP will be released on ...

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Kaskade Announce Show At The Academy Dublin

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 30 Kaskade announces a headline show in Dublin this winter. He'll be headlining The Academy on Wednesday, November 9, as part of his European ...

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A Fruit Ninja Movie?

It's actually not that surprising. Video game movies, despite their history of critical failure, are becoming more common as Hollywood looks to popular properties to turn into major ...

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Hvmmingbyrd EP Launch At Dublin's Grand Social

Join Deborah and Suzette on Thursday, September 29, for some musical delights Pop duo Hvmmingbyrd are launching their brand new EP Know My Name at the Grand Social in Dublin. The ...

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More Casting News For Jumanji Sequel

The nostalgia sequel adds four more to the roster. Remember Jumanji? It was a successful film with a lot of nostalgia surrounding it, so Hollywood remembers it. When Hollywood ...

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Mrs. Brown For Dublin's 3Arena & Belfast's SSE Arena

Brendan O'Carroll is back with the boys Mrs. Brown is returning to Ireland in 2017. Brendan O'Carroll has announced two Irish shows in Dublin and Belfast. The new show titled, ...

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Glen Hansard & Friends Host Mic Christopher Night In Vicar Street

Glen Hansard, Bronagh Gallagher and many more will perform on the night The 15th anniversary of Mic Christopher's death is approaching and to mark ...

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The Drugs Don’t Work

More and more students are using so-called smart drugs – but experts warn that taking them is fraught with danger. So, what the hell are ‘smart drugs’? The idea of a drug that enhances ...

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The Meaning of Pro-Choice

From our inbox, Tara Flynn gives her own account of what choice really is. Long before I knew how I might feel were I ever to be faced with an unwanted pregnancy, I knew I was pro choice. ...

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Matthew McConaughey Wants His Family To Speak Irish

The McConaughey kids might find themselves in the Gaeltacht next year Matthew McConaughey says he wants his three children to speak Irish fluently. The True Detective ...

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Bruce Springsteen Chooses His Five Favourite Springsteen Songs

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Photo Album : Repeal the 8th in Dublin

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New California Law to Fight Age Discrimination in Hollywood

Age discrimination is just one of the many issues facing Hollywood. AB 1687 was signed into law on Saturday by California Governor Jerry Brown. It will go into effect on 1 January, 2017. ...

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Barq, Rocstrong and Zaska amongst acts for Academy five-timer

A quintet of the hottest acts around will assemble for one special Xmas bash Five of the finest up-and-coming acts in the land will come together ...

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Blossoms plot Academy visit for March

The UK chart-toppers return to the capital February of this year saw young upstarts Blossoms pop by The Green Room of The Academy, and it didn't take long to know they'd outgrow those ...

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Kraftwerk to bring 3D show to Dublin and Belfast

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#U240 Obscure U2 Track of the Day

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#U240 U2: It was 40 Years Ago Today

On September 25, 1976, a bunch of young Dublin teenagers, ranging in age from 13 to 16, gathered in a house in Artane to see if they could make a decent noise. Among those present on the ...

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Nick Cave stays on top of Irish Charts

Nick Cave's heartfelt new album Skeleton Tree stays at No. 1 on the Irish chart for a second week. The highly emotive meditation on the death of Cave's son Arthur remains on the ...

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Polished album from prolific troubadour. When it comes to songwriting, Passenger, known to his mum as Mike Rosenberg, is usually as quotable as ...

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By Joe Selvin (Harper Collins) Joe Selvin’s Altamont is a compelling account that probes not only what happened on December 6 1969, when Meredith ...

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20,000-plus Expected At Dublin March For Choice

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People have the Power to Repeal the 8th

Every great movement starts somewhere. From the likes of Mary Gordon, Goretti Horgan and Pete Nash setting up the tiny Women’s Right To Choose Campaign in 1980, to the thundering ...

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A Look at the Future of Star Wars

The big boys upstairs have got this planned out. You may have heard rumors about the Disney’s plans for the Star Wars franchise. The very first anthology film, Rogue One, ...

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Kodaline to headline 2FM's Xmas Ball

Hot Press cover stars Kodaline will headline this years 2FM Xmas Ball in aid of ISPCC. The concert will take place on December 3 at Dublin's 3Arena and the Irish rock band will be joined ...

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Common teams up with Stevie Wonder and Chuck D for 'Black America Again'

The Chicago hip-hop artist, who is known for his poignant, political lyrics, releases his new song against the backdrop of protests from the Black ...

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The Dark Tower Movie Will Also Get a TV Series

Idris Elba will be in it. As you may know, the long awaited Dark Tower movie is in production, with Idris Elba starring as Roland Deschain, a gunslinger on a mission. Matthew McConaughey ...

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ARC to host events after March for Choice

The Abortion Rights Campaign, who have organised Saturday's march, will be hosting events from 4pm at Filmbase on Curved Street, Temple Bar. At the event, there will be a print press, ...

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Impressive third album from la art rockers. When bands state their intention to get “experimental”, it usually means nothing more than adding some keyboards. To their credit, ...

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Alex D’Paula

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Full Metal Jacket

...and trousers, shirts and dresses! Whether you’re into shimmer, sequin or shine, this season, a touch of metal will add that vital extra dimension to your look. Metal is back! ...

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Gemma Hayes on Repeal the 8th

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Laura Whitmore to star in Peter James' play Not Dead Enough

Leading television presenter Laura Whitmore will star in the stage adaptation of best-selling crime novel Not Dead Enough by Peter James. ...

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Famous and Not-So-Famous Actors and Actresses Encourage Americans to Vote

Specifically, it's to vote against Trump. While Irish people don't have much influence on the US Presidential Elections, the outcome is definitely ...

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Beardyman announces Belfast show at Limelight this December

British multi vocalist and musician Beardyman has announced a headline Belfast show at Limelight 2 this December and will be accompanied by MC Leen & Rob Lewis, both part of the Beardyman-headed ...

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DreamWorks' Ghost in the Shell Gets Its First Teasers

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Garageland announce new radio show to coincide with winter series of The Garage Gigs

In a year that has seen a resurgence of the long running Garage Gigs, the latest series of shows is set to play host to over 50 acts in two of Dublin’s ...

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Picture This move Belfast show to Mandela Hall

Due to phenomenal demand Hot Press cover stars, Picture This, are moving their Belfast show on Thursday November 17 from The Oh Yeah Music Centre to Mandela Hall. Tickets for the Oh ...

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The Weeknd shares new track ‘Starboy’ with Daft Punk

The Canadian R&B singer/songwriter has unveiled the first track from his second album, also title Starboy, this morning. Rumours had been circulating widely that The Weeknd ...

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The Riptide Movement set for Monroe's Live

A November appointment awaits for Dublin quartet With their storming new album Ghosts ready for unveiling next month, The Riptide Movement will be wasting little time in ...

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Pixie Geldof at Ruby Sessions

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Enemies Announce Vicar Street Concert

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 23 September at 9am With the imminent announcement of their new album Valuables, Enemies will play their biggest headline show to date, at Dublin’s ...

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Alcatel Idol 4 Boom Taxi VR experience at Dundrum Shopping Centre

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Square Pegs set to play Sin É

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Album Review: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad

Folk duo tackle some railroad classics. Your humble reviewer got very excited at the prospect of a new Billy Bragg album, given the geopolitical ...

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Album Review: Various Artists, The Man Who Fell To Earth

Cult soundtrack finally gets official release. In addition to his glittering music career, David Bowie also made a significant contribution ...

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RTÉ 2fm Nominates Hare Squead For Eurosonic 2017

The Dublin pop-R&B trio are heading for the biggest European music showcase of the year RTÉ 2fm has nominated Dublin trio Hare Squead to represent Ireland at Europe’s largest music ...

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Jon Bellion For The Academy Dublin

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 23 Jon Bellion has announced a headline show at Dublin's Academy, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The New York-based singer, songwriter, musician ...

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Highway to Wells - An Interview with Ken Griffin

Ex-Rollerskate Skinny member Ken Griffin on the joys of getting back to basics with his exciting new project August Wells. Ken Griffin of August Wells believes the Irish live music ...

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Seamus Heaney Centre To Open In Derry

There will be a four-day festival of arts to celebrate the opening of the poet's HomePlace A new arts and literary centre is opening to honour the work of the Nobel Prize in Literature ...

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Watch: Moana International Trailer

Chances are you won't understand what's being said – it's in Portuguese after all! – but it does feature new footage. The newest Moana trailer is meant for Portuguese-speaking ...

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Luc Besson's Valerian Movie Gets Its Composer

It's Alexandre Desplat. Alexandre Desplat was set to compose Rogue One: A Star Wars Tale, but ultimately left the project. While this may not be the actual reason, he may have ...

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Mel Gibson & Sean Penn Filming In Dublin

The Hollywood actors return to Ireland for their new project Mel Gibson and Sean Penn are filming their upcoming movie, The Professor And The Madman, in Dublin. The film ...

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Watch: Adele On The Break Up Of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Even the British superstar was shocked by the split Brangelina is no more, and Adele couldn't contain her surprise while performing at a concert in New York last night. The actresses' ...

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