Backroad Smokers Club Announce Irish Tour

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Waterford’s Backroad Smokers Club (with their blend of funk, jazz and psychedelic rock) bring their captivating and energetic live show to Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Cork this April.

4th April Pharmacia Limerick (w. Pharmacia DJ’s)
5th April Pot Duggans Clare
6th April Wigwam Dublin (w. Bobby & The Blunts)
7th April The Poor Relation Cork (w. Alex Gough live & Anomaly DJ’s)


Labyrinth and Homebeat co-curate Seen & Heard featuring Fehdah, Caoi De Barra, Anna Mieke and Dowry

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Labyrinth and Homebeat present Seen & Heard for St. Patrick’s Festival in the beautiful surrounds of Dublin’s Pepper Canister Church on Sunday 17 March.

At no other time has Irish music danced its way through the landscapes of our island more confidently.

While at once emerging from the shackles of a more traditional society, and negotiating the choppy waters of a complex and changing industry - Ireland’s emerging female artists are arriving assured and fully formed at this moment, as essential and guiding lights in the contemporary music sphere.

SEEN & HEARD is a showcase of four of the most exciting and vital of these contemporary voices featuring Fehdah, Caoi De Barra (Wyvern Lingo), Anna Mieke and Dowry.


Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown's Spencer Krug Announces Irish Show

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Canadian indie legend Spencer Krug announces the only Irish show of his European solo piano tour in Dublin’s breathtaking Pepper Canister Church on Friday 31 May.

After fifteen years of writing and performing with projects like Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Moonface, Swan Lake, and Frog Eyes, this prolific artist has finally decided to release and tour the music he makes under his own name - Spencer Krug.

First gaining attention in the mid 2000’s as co-leader of Montreal's rock’n’roll Wolf Parade, then soon after as the voice and mind behind the chaotic Sunset Rubdown, Krug eventually used the now defunct Moonface as an outlet for his more experimental and sporadic solo material. And while he still writes and sings for the recently reactivated Wolf Parade, there remains in him a need to express something less rock-oriented, something more quiet, strange and introverted. So, returning to his first and favourite instrument, the piano, Krug has ventured back into his own fantastic world of pseudo-classical balladeering; poetic lyricism laced with twisted pop sensibility and jazz mimicry. Using this template, he now releases his solo work, and tours a variety of new songs as well as those from older projects, as Spencer Krug.