A veritable Thomas Young de notre temps, Carty holds two, count them - one, two - masters degrees, one in science and one in the liberal arts, which form a fetching wall hang in his penthouse bathroom. He was head hunted by Hot Press from The Watchtower, for whom he wrote a popular advice column for nearly two decades. Despite his firm belief that popular music should have ceased trading around the time Van Halen fired Dave Lee Roth and The Clash fired Mick Jones, he will listen to anything for money and/or hard liquor. If he doesn’t know the answer, he can make it up for you cheap.
Latest Articles by Pat Carty
Long Awaited Debut From The Bray-Based Three-Piece Is R&B With A Loudly Beating Heart. Dragon Talk Deciphering: Pat Carty
Ahead of their return to Vicar St. this Thursday, Hot Press' resident caimiléir uafásach Pat Carty, pictured here standing in a hole beside Liam and Fiachna, looks back on Hothouse Flowers' last two Dublin shows
Scotch curate's egg.
Young Hopefuls Prove Themselves Fully Qualified. RSA Examiner: Pat Carty
The Sea Of Love
A Soulful, Emotional Close to TradFest 2018. Report: Pat Carty
Comedian Alison Spittle celebrates the debut of her acclaimed sitcom, Nowhere Fast, and the Worrier Princess stand-up show, which lands in Dublin's Vicar Street tonight. Interview: Pat Carty
A Celebratory Night Of Songs And Stories from David Keenan, Harry Hoban and the Brothers Kane, Junior Brother, and Stephen Murphy. Hiding In The Corner: Pat Carty
The Man Come On The Radio, He's Telling Me More And More...
U2 have always been hugely aware of the potential of live films to spread the gospel. As a result, they've made some of the finest ever concert movies. Square eyes: Pat Carty
Pat Carty rouses himself to attend the Sugar Club Holiday Bash
Pat Carty, pictured here with a close personal friend at the legendary Hot Press Christmas ding-dong, speculates on an alternate hypothesis vis-à-vis the eternal question.
The Irish Harmony & Musical Companion
Hard as it is to believe, today marks the 15th anniversary of The Clash Frontman's death. Clash Jam Wallop, The Dubtones, and Trouble Pilgrims pay tribute in the Grand Social
The sound of the ground beneath the barrel being scraped? Jimmy Page offers more New Old.
A Seasonal Arse Kicking, Care of Cavan's Own Boyz II Men. Holiday Cheerer: Pat Carty
Presenting the Glen Hansard Soul Orchestra. Converted: Pat Carty
Pugwash's Thomas Walsh is back with another gorgeous collection of sparkling guitar pop, Silverlake. He talks about the album’s creation and where he's going next.
Sex, drugs and rock and roll are all unsurprisingly on the agenda as Justin Hawkins, frontman of pomp-rock gods The Darkness, reflects on past excesses. “I miss being able to drive my boob chariot into arenas,” he tells Pat Carty, who also recalls the great rock prop disasters we have known.
Paul Cleary's Mod Mob Deliver The Christmas Goods. Dad Dancing: Pat Carty
80's Rock Saviours Are Sweeney's Men In Brilliant New Radio Documentary
In aid of her own My Lovely Horse Rescue Charity, Cathy Davey and a host of heads perform this Friday in Whelan's
Plod Free Platter From Gallagher, Snr.
Forty years covered in fifty plus minutes - From Fighting on stage in front of Talking Heads to Songs Of Experience
The Redoubtable Mr. Robert Plant Brings His Magical Musical Caravan To Town. Stowaway: Pat Carty
'World Music' In The Truest Sense of the Words. Pat Carty Reports.
“A Monumental Racket”: Pat Carty is granted an audience with rock royalty
Mali Hands Make Tight Work
10 Hot Press writers share their favourite U2 moments as we get set for the release of Songs of Experience on December 1. Up first: Pat Carty takes us back to a beautiful day in Slane, 2001.
SONGWRITING GODDESS REVISITS AND RE-RECORDS EARLIER TRIUMPH
The Price is right...
Well seasoned pros lay out their wares.
Liam Gallagher gets the finger out, as The Strypes and TOUTS snap at his heels. Hangar-on: Pat Carty
Last man standing Donald Fagen brings the 'Dan to Dublin. Pat Carty reports.
Great and good Dublin musical talent come together to pay tribute to the late Heartbreaker
Music recently lost another iconic rock and roll figure with the sad passing of Tom Petty. As well as being one of the great American songwriters, Petty’s extraordinary life and times also encompassed record company wrangles, divorce, drug problems, a mid-career slump and an eventual triumphant resurgence. Tribute: Pat Carty
Rock icon still going strong.
Pat Carty attains rock nirvana in twenty seconds, and wakes up with his head in a sling
Pat Carty returns to his natural habitat, the early seventies, with Whole Lotta Zepp
Bob's yer Uncle
The Carpet man, who isn't called Des Kelly, comes to town.
Pat Carty has a good time with the mighty Neil Diamond at the 3Arena
'Art Of Darkness
Young man blues...
As one half of Steely Dan, Walter Becker helped to create what is among the most potent musical legacies of the past fifty years. Walter’s dime dancing may be through, leaving a gap where once rode a titan. But for Donald Fagen, the show must go on. With the help of ace Steely Dan stylist Greg Boland, we pay tribute.
Hello Yellow Brick Road...
Our man Pat Carty was in the heart of the action as The Rolling Stones took their European tour to Germany's capital of rock 'n' roll...
Sister Feelings Call
Pat Carty takes in the second day at Stradbally.
There are two ends to the Psychedelic Furs. You have, on one hand, the edgy new wave band that gave the world some fine singles, and their excellent first two albums, The Psychedelic Furs and Talk Talk Talk.
Oh brother, here art thou...
Vintage effort from cult songwriter.
Our man Pat Carty was blown away by the legendary US boogie merchants last night!
Little Stevie rages on.
Cavan a rave-up
The brainchild of renowned musicians Colm Quearney and Graham Hopkins, Square Pegs' debut record is filled with electrifying R&B covers. Just don't call them a supergroup.
"Croaky and the bandit."
Ex-Gossip singer struggles to find her voice.
Return of the Mac (pretty much).
The song was king last night at 3 Arena, when Glen Hansard and then Eddie Vedder had the crowd eating from their hands… Report: Pat Carty
Our man Pat Carty weighs up the return of Simple Minds.
Crow is back on form with made-for-radio album
The Gospel according to Paul...
It's a shame about Ray
Levonstock, Levon Night, Helm’s Deep, call it whatever you want, the annual celebration of the life of Band drummer, and belter of a singer, Levon Helm organised, with love, by Hot Presser Roisin Dwyer, has now reached it’s fifth year. As a night out, it’s hard to fault.
It ain't really for me babe
You can put your arms around a memory
Boosted by the appearance of their track 'I Can See Clearly Now' on The Grand Tour, Hothouse Flowers are in the ascendant again. Hot Press went down to Vicar Street to see the band in action.
The Ryan line is open
Game of Two Halves from Former Green on Red Man
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