Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Noise Fest In A Gaff In Castletroy?

Possibly taking their cue from the likes of the Hideaway House in Dublin, a group by the name of Chain Reactions Promotions are hosting Guantanamo Noise-Fest II in Limerick next weekend, June 5th and 6th.

The shows take place in College Court (as you can see from poster above), an area of the suburbs that probably becomes quite deserted in the summer months when students move out en masse, so it may actually breathe some life into the estate. That is if the authorities don't stick their mitts in (On this point, if anybody running this gig would rather me remove this post for fear of where it will be read, please comment below and I'll delete).

One of the interesting discussions that came from the discussion I had with various promoters for [crude] mag back in March was about trying to find fresh perspectives on putting on gigs, and in particular looking at utilising non-traditional (i.e. pub, club, venue) locations for putting shows on.

Full line-up is on the poster, although I'm not clear if the €7 is a weekend price, or per night.

In the meantime, here's Toymonger in action:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Nu Killa Beats tomorrow night

Nu Killa action tomorrow at Baker's Underground

Folks involved:
Deep Cut (Nu Killa Kru)
Marcopipko (Guest from Slovakia)
Code (Subtle Audio Recordings / Spin South West)

Doors 11pm till 2:30am. Admission is €5 before11:30, 7 thereafter.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's been a while I suppose...

Apologies, apologies, dear loyal readers (hi Mum!)

Most of you probably forgot this page existed; others probably delighted in the absense, expecting it to be the demise of this page. In all reality however, I am fooling myself. Nobody probably noticed. I've been marooned in the wilds of Clare with an ever-growing work schedule, so commitment to this blog has dropped somewhat. I've also thoroughly enjoyed myself at ATP Vs The Fans (Irish former boutique fests could learn a thing or two about picking a line-up).

Anyway, I will endeavour to make at least a weekly entry from now on. However, I would recommend folks click on the Cheebah and On The Beat blogs for more insightful and regular Limerick-related shenanigans.

So, what's happening ; actually, not a heck of a lot at the moment from what I can see. Is Limerick set to encounter its annual summer cultural slowdown. I suppose college exams are finishing up, which usually signals a complete lack of activity around the city. Could this be the year when that changes? Not likely unfortunately.

A few recent things:
  • The Speakeasy Jazz night kicked off in the Rowing Club last week, and will be back the second week of June by all accounts.
  • This is the last week of E+VA, finishing up on Sunday
  • The LSAD Degree show kicks off June 13th, as per Limerick Blogger.
Comment below on other bits n'pieces that have popped up for you recently, or are on the horizon.

Proper updates in next week or so. I promise.