Category: Bands – Tieranniesaur

Tieranniesaur

Now I’ve seen Tieranniesaur at various festivals and I really, really enjoyed them. So I was looking forward to their launch in Whelans. This was a slick and accomplished show….but there’s a “but” coming. To be honest, I felt a sense of disconnect between them and the crowd, and even among the band themselves. Maybe it was just me, but I had definitely enjoyed their other sets more than I enjoyed this one.20130510_214859As a complete aside, they are also one of the most difficult bands to get a decent picture of!

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Body and Soul

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Django Django at Body and Soul

#15 The end of June brought another festival – number four for 2012 Body and Soul. And yet another washout! The festival itself was an eclectic mix of music and arts, which was marred by the muck that managed to get everywhere, leading to flooded carparks and a real mess of a campsite.

Don’t let this imply that I didn’t enjoy Body and Soul because I really did – the line-up had a few acts that I knew and a few more that I now know and love. The massive highlight for me was Django Django who I had missed at the Grand Social (I played ticket fairy and gave away my two tickets to some randomer on Facebook).

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Django Django at Body and Soul

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Spiritualised at Body and Soul

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The Viking Project at Body and Soul

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Kormac’s Big Band at Body and Soul

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Arveene at Body and Soul

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Gold Panda at Body and Soul

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M83 at Body and Soul

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The Barley Mob at Body and Soul

*Originally posted on www.gigaholic.tumblr.com on 02/08/12*

Choice Music Prize 2011

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Jape at the Olympia Theatre

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Tieranniesaur at the Olympia Theatre

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We Cut Corners at the Olympia Theatre

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Japanese Popstars at the Olympia Theatre

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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.

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Cashier No 9 at the Olympia Theatre

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Pugwash at the Olympia Theatre

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Patrick Kelleher and his cold dead hands at the Olympia Theatre

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And So I Watch You From Afar at the Olympia Theatre

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Lisa Hannigan at the Olympia Theatre

*Originally posted on www.gigaholic.tumblr.com on 01/08/12*

Le Galaxie

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Le Galaxie at the Workmans Club

# 31 – Well, I scraped it in with gig number 31 on the 31st of December, but my New Year’s Eve outing ended up being one of my highlights of the year. I’m not a fan of New Year’s Eve so the fact that there was no countdown (in fact no acknowledgement of the change of year whatsoever) was right up my alley!

Workman’s Club for Last Days of 1984, Tieranniesaur and Le Galaxie – a highly recommended way to welcome in a New Year!

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Last Days of 1984 at the Workmans Club

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Tieranniesaur at the Workmans Club

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*Originally posted on http://www.gigaholic.tumblr.com on 19/06/13*