Made Of Stone are Ireland's top The Stone Roses tribute band. Playing the music of the iconic Manchester indie band that inspired a generation. Bring the music of The Stone Roses to your venue and enjoy an energetic and authentic tribute to one of the world's most loved bands.
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THE HERBALISER ANNOUNCE FIRST DUBLIN SHOW IN 12 YEARS
PERFORMING AS A FULL 8 PIECE BAND
BUTTON FACTORY - SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
Much loved UK band The Herbaliser - performing as a full 8 piece band - have announced their first Dublin show in 12 years at the Button Factory on Saturday 11 May 2019.
Tickets €22.50 plus booking fee
Formed in London during the early 1990s, the band’s core members Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba were inspired by soul, funk and in particular the then current hip hop emerging from America. Unfortunately, at that time, they didn’t know any rappers. They made up for this missing element by adopting an extra ingredient to fill the absence; a widescreen cinematic feel born of vivid imagination. The spy thrillers, westerns and detective shows of the duo’s 1970s youth would be plundered for inspiration and translated to vinyl by what would soon become their trademark, an explosive and extensive live band. But this template was set long before the convening of that large ensemble.
The Herbaliser were signed to Ninja Tune in the mid 90s, releasing their first EPs and the album ‘Remedies’, which collated them, in 1995. Ninja Tune, alongside compatriot label Mo Wax, would soon come to define a new British musical response to the American hip hop of the day. With an extremely keen eye on the visual design aspects of their releases, these labels explored an often chilled and downbeat style of instrumental hip hop (dubbed trip hop, by some) which proved to be of widespread appeal. With their distinct sounds and visual identities the labels quickly garnered huge audiences worldwide and as one of Ninja Tune’s leading lights. The Herbaliser would soon become one of the movement’s most visible artists.
With six years having passed between the release of their last LP and 2018’s album ‘Bring Out The Sound’, it seems time between albums is increasing for The Herbaliser, although any delay cannot solely be attributed to their existence within music. The trials and tribulations of wider life aside, The Herbaliser have returned again, as indefatigable as ever, with their unique, cinematic take on hip hop and their ever popular live spectaculars. It’s been a while in coming but it’s once again time to Bring Out The Sound.
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THE SKATALITES ANNOUNCE 3 IRISH SHOWS TO CELEBRATE 55 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
16 July: Button Factory, Dublin
17 July: Cyprus Avenue, Cork
18 July: Dolan’s, Limerick
PERFORMING LIVE IN DUBLIN, CORK AND LIMERICK
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 19 APRIL
Frequently credited as the originators of ska, The Skatalites are set to return to Ireland with shows in Dublin, Cork and Limerick as they mark the 55th anniversary of the band. Having played main stage slots at Electric Picnic and Beatyard in the last two years, these shows will be the band’s first headline shows in Ireland in some time and are not to be missed.
Tickets go on sale this Friday 19 April from Selective Memory
MARK LANEGAN BAND ANNOUNCES DUBLIN AND BELFAST SHOWS
TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW FRIDAY 26 APRIL AT 9AM
Ahead of his outstanding 11th solo album “Somebody’s Knocking” Mark Lanegan is set to return to Ireland with shows in Dublin and Belfast. The debut single “Stitch It Up” from the upcoming album is out now. Never idle, Lanegan is about to embark on a May US Tour that follows the release this past August of his album with Duke Garwood “With Animals” and, preceding that, the 2017 release of “Gargoyle”, both of which were put out through Heavenly Recordings.
17/12/2019 - Button Factory, Dublin: €28.50 (additional charges may apply)
18/12/2019 -The Belfast Empire Music Hall, Belfast: £26.50 (additional charges may apply)
Praise for Mark Lanegan:
“...an artist still sounding fresh three decades into his career.” The Guardian
“...the godfather of grunge…” Uncut
Singing with a deep, nicotine-ravaged growl that's rich, strong, and sensuously forbidding, Mark Lanegan first rose to fame when his band the Screaming Trees won a taste of mainstream recognition in the '90s. Though his first success was tied to the grunge scene, Lanegan subsequently carved out a strong identity of his own as a vocalist and songwriter.
His solo work has veered from the semi-acoustic atmospheres of 1990's “The Winding Sheet” and 1998's “Scraps at Midnight” to the adventurous hard rock of 2004's “Bubblegum” and 2012's “Blues Funeral” all the way through to the clean electronic surfaces of 2014's “Phantom Radio”. Over his career Lanegan has been a frequent collaborator with a number of noted artists, including Greg Dulli, Queens of the Stone Age, Isobel Campbell, Soulsavers, and Duke Garwood.
While some of Lanegan's collaborations got more press than his own work during this period, he hardly had his solo career on the back burner. 2001's “Field Songs” offered the sort of dark, roots-oriented songs that were his trademark, and 2004's more rock-oriented “Bubblegum” was the first album credited to the Mark Lanegan Band, though instead of a set band, the tracks featured a rotating variety of accompanists including Josh Homme and PJ Harvey. A second Mark Lanegan Band set, “Blues Funeral”, appeared in 2012, while Lanegan dropped two albums in 2013, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood titled “Black Pudding”, and a second album devoted to covers, “Imitations”. 2014 brought a third full-length from the Mark Lanegan Band, “Phantom Radio”, and in 2015, Lanegan partnered with a handful of producers and remix artists (including Moby, UNKLE, Soulsavers, and Mark Stewart) to create “A Thousand Miles of Midnight: Phantom Radio Remixes”.
By this time, Lanegan's solo career had generated enough music to merit two different retrospective releases; in 2014, Light in the Attic issued the career-spanning compilation “Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011”, while in 2015 Sub Pop released “One Way Street”, a vinyl-only collection that featured new LP pressings of Lanegan's first five solo albums. In 2017, Lanegan released “Gargoyle”, an album written with his frequent collaborators Alain Johannes and Rob Marshall; it also featured guest appearances from Josh Homme and Greg Dulli. Lanegan and Duke Garwood teamed up once again to record 2018's “With Animals”, a set dominated by spare and evocative electronic accompaniment.
The eagerly anticipated “Somebody’s Knocking”, due for release in 2019, came together in an eleven day session in L.A., with many of the deepest musical influences on the record being European - be they the aforementioned electronic artists or newer, murkier forms provided by writing partners Martin Jenkins (who records as Pye Corner Audio for Ghost Box) or Rob Marshall - a collaborator on “Gargoyle” and on his own, forthcoming debut album as “Humanist”. Like Lanegan’s best work, the album is set to tell its own stories and weaves its own wonders, conjuring up feverish hallucinogenic visions to sit atop roughly hewn rock and glassy, brilliant bright electronics.