Music

Music highlights to keep an eye out for this spring

Ed Power’s run down on what will be hot in the world of music this spring.

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Weekend Radio

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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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