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Mundy will play a gig in the Academy this year

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Joey Bada$$ to perform in Dublin

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WATCH: The Coronas release video for new single 'Real Feel'

The video was shot in a single take in Ardmore Studios. The Coronas are back with a new single and music video. The song 'Real Feel' is from their upcoming album Trust The Wire, ...

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Hermitage Green are coming back to Dublin

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According to Variety, Martin Moszkowicz, chairman of the board at Constantin Film confirmed a reboot is in development. Paul W.S. Anderson announced Resident Evil: ...

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The Blow Monkeys Announce Special Performance at The Grand Social

The band will be playing an exclusive Irish only performance on Saturday October 14 to mark The Grand Social’s 7th birthday. The band first rose ...

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The Irish singer-songwriter has just released a single from his first studio album in five year.... In that time, Mark Geary has been frequently touring, building his fan-base throughout ...

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WATCH: Red band trailer for The House

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Autopsy reveals Chris Cornell committed suicide

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Nick Mulvey Unveils Brand New Single

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Body & Soul introduce new Library of Progress stage

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Picture This added to Belsonic lineup

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American roots coming straight from the fair city. Sounding nothing like their moniker might suggest, The Strawhall House Band trade in a blend ...

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Authorities are investigating if this was a terrorist attack. Right now, there appears to be 1 casualty with several others injured.

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WATCH: Muse share video for new single.

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James Vincent McMorrow Announces New Album

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Plan B returns with a new song

‘In The Name Of Man’ was played for the first time on BBC Radio 1 last night, and is now available to stream.

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Sun Collective Announce Launch of their Debut Album.

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A new trailer mentions October 17, 2017 as the official release date for the new South Park game. Coon and Friends are the city’s only hope in stopping ...

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Album Review: Moya Brennan, Canvas

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