Category: 2011

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# 25 – This gig was a nice present – quite literally. I was given tickets to see Electric Six by KC from Today FM (thanks KC!) and was hugely impressed. From very fetching daddy dancing to press ups on stage via random “Irish” stories, their set was just brilliant and I was quite ashamed to admit to myself that I really only knew “High Voltage”! This has since been rectified and I’ve added more of their material to my playlist!

*Originally posted on on 17/06/12*


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# 24 – There were two trips to the Academy in November – the first one for Royseven supported by Bipolar Empire. This was my second time seeing Royseven and third time seeing Bipolar Empire. Royseven were clinically good, but had a much less exciting atmosphere than when I had seen them in Sea Sessions, while Bipolar Empire were impressive as usual!

*Originally posted on on 17/07/12*

The Minutes

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# 21 – My first gig of October was a bit of a weird one. The Minutes played in Whelans, and their show was simply awesome. Their swagger, attitude and deafness inducing sound impressed me hugely. What surprised me was the fact that I felt it was all just a bit of an act – and their huge, huge arrogance left me cold. Rock and roll is one thing, but not spitting on your audience can go a long way.

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The Minutes

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*Originally posted on on 16/06/12*

Arthur’s Day 2011

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Ed Sheeran (and Yasmin) at Whelans

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Foy Vance at Whelans

#19 – My surprise gig of September was Arthur’s Day, where the acts are unknown until they show up. We got a mixed bag, but the stars of the night were definitely Foy Vance and Ed Sheeran. We also got Big Talk and Arbor 19 who, while good, were overshadowed by Foy and Ed who also played with Yasmin. Class acts, the two of them!

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Arbor 19 at Whelans

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Big Talk at Whelans

*Originally posted on on 16/06/12