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Documentary on One, RTE 1, 2pm: US Congressman Brendan Boyle was recently elected to the House of Representatives for a constituency that includes Philadelphia. 

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Dreadzone are still in the groove

They were contemporaries of UK acid-house era acts Leftfield, The Orb and Massive Attack, but Dreadzone’s roots reach back to Mick Jones’s urban groove-oriented post-Clash act, Big Audio Dynamite. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - Elysian Quartet

St Multose, Kinsale 3/5 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - First Aid Kit

Olympia, Dublin 4/5 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Stewart Copeland: Life after rock‘n’roll

Stewart Copeland is as happy as a composer and dad as he was as drummer with The Police, writes Ed Power This story is enriched with multi-media content

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U2’s Songs of Innocence Forget the hype: what about the music?

Amidst all the publicity around the U2 release, the actual songs were almost ignored. Ed Power has a proper listen This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Album Review: Blue-eyed Hawk - Under The Moon

(Edition Records) 4/5 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - Lloyd Cole

Triskel Christchurch, Cork

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Album Review: Interpol - El Pintor

Interpol get a hard time for sounding a lot like Interpol. The charge is that, after several engaging albums, the New Yorkers are slouching towards creative dotage, regurgitating a grab-bag of tics and tropes: clanging guitars, brooding melodies, Ian Curtis-esque singing from frontman Paul Banks. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Electric? We had a gas time at the Picnic

The adults had as much fun as the kids at the superbly run EP, says Des O’Driscoll This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Lloyd Cole: Still making a commotion

Contented and writing the best songs of his career, Lloyd Cole really is a merry old soul, says Joe Dermody This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Scene and Heard: Tips for Electric Picnic

PICNIC PARTICULARS: The programmers at Electric Picnic have been doing their stuff for quite a few years, so hopefully the mellow tones of Portishead won’t jar with the exuberance of the Saturday mainstage crowd at 10.30pm.

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Clean Bandit, l-r, Luke Patterson, Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto and Milan Neil Amin-Smith. 'Rather Be' was one of this summer's big smashes.  <

CLEAN BANDIT: There’s no place they’d rather be

What a crazy, thrilling year it’s been for Clean Bandit. Twelve months ago, the Cambridge quartet were an obscure novelty, touting an unlikely mash-up of classical music and r’n’b. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Kate Bush returns to centre stage

Kate Bush made a sensational return to the concert stage on Tuesday night — 35 years after her last, and only, tour. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Merrill Garbus says summer festivals like Electric Picnic are rejuvenating.

Tune-Yards looking forward to taking Electric stage

Merril Garbus tells Ed Power why she’s so looking forward to performing at Electric Picnic This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - Slint

Button Factory, Dublin
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Album - Adebisi Shank

This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank **

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Album review: Shabazz Palaces

Lese Majesty

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Review - Opera - Acis and Galatea

Kilkenny Arts Festival
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DJ Stephen Grainger,aka Stevie G (centre) has set up his own label, Soul Jamz Records, through which he is releasing a double A-side single

Cork’s Stevie G is serving up some southern soul

CORK DJ Stephen Grainger (aka Stevie G) is launching his own record label, Soul Jamz Records, with its maiden release being a double A-side 7” vinyl single. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Album review: Beck

Song Reader
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The Chills prove they are hot again

Martin Phillips wasn’t sure he wanted to come back. It’s 15 years since his band, the Chills, toured Europe. He worried whether anyone still cared — if the 40-hour flight from his home in Dunedin, New Zealand, was worth the inconvenience and expense.

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Judge Jules mixes it up in the clubs and the office

JUDGE JULES is everything you expect a veteran superstar DJ to be: matey, motormouthed, bit of a geezer (the accent is Danny Dyer with a hint of Ray Winstone).

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