Category: Bands – Pugwash

Whelans Sounds of the Summer

20120622_203224   The Shoos at Whelans

#14 Next up was one night of the Whelans Sounds of Summer festival for The Shoos, Pugwash and The Riptide Movement.

I had seen the Shoos in 2011 and hadn’t managed to see them again, so this was a real treat. Tex’s voice is like rough velvet and I could listen to these lads forever.

Pugwash had been at Choice earlier in the year and were good fun, and TRM were their usual brilliant selves.

20120622_211503 Pugwash at Whelans



The Riptide Movement at Whelans
*Originally posted on on 02/08/12*

Choice Music Prize 2011

2012-03-08 21.54.03

Jape at the Olympia Theatre

2012-03-08 19.38.28

Tieranniesaur at the Olympia Theatre

2012-03-08 19.57.47

We Cut Corners at the Olympia Theatre

2012-03-08 20.13.34

Japanese Popstars at the Olympia Theatre

2012-03-08 22.27.48

Bell X1 at the Olympia Theatre

#5 March proved busier gig-wise, starting with my now annual trip to Choice Music Prize, for the first time in the Olympia rather than Vicar Street. I really find this a brilliant way to find new Irish acts to follow, or to remind me of acts that I sometimes push to the wayside.

As usual, this years  acts were an eclectic bunch, but a few gems in there kept me going on a night when I really should have been tucked up in bed with a manky chest infection. Not sure what I think of the single of the year comp yet – going to see what it is like in 2013 before I make a decision on whether I think it adds or detracts from the whole Choice vibe.

2012-03-08 20.35.56

Cashier No 9 at the Olympia Theatre

2012-03-08 20.52.13

Pugwash at the Olympia Theatre

2012-03-08 21.13.47

Patrick Kelleher and his cold dead hands at the Olympia Theatre

2012-03-08 21.36.27

And So I Watch You From Afar at the Olympia Theatre

2012-03-08 22.09.53

Lisa Hannigan at the Olympia Theatre

*Originally posted on on 01/08/12*