From movies to music, food to fashion, our critics reveal their picks for the year ahead.
Sat, 06 Jan, 2018
Irish film-maker Niall McCann has made a documentary on the Scottish label that gave us such indie heroes as Alex Kapranos and Arab Strap, writes Don O’Mahony.
Mon, 13 Feb, 2017
Creating the music in the moment is what sets Paul Kalkbrenner apart from some of the globetrotting DJs he is normally lumped with, writes Ed Power
Fri, 04 Sep, 2015
A compilation of great moments from nearly a hundred MGM musicals. Numbers include a singing and dancing Clark Gable, and Eleanor Powell in her classic challenge dance with Fred Astaire.
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
Tom Verlaine has his own theory as to why New York was such a hotbed of creativity in the mid-70s, writes Ed Power
Fri, 05 Jun, 2015
The Who are to close Glastonbury Festival 2015.
Sat, 02 May, 2015
Brendan O’Carroll delves into the killing of his grandfather by British forces in Who Do You Think You Are?, tomorrow on RTÉ One.
ALL We Are’s Rich O’Flynn isn’t fazed by the hype.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2014
‘Vogue’ has declared that the vice-like grip of skinny jeans could be slackening in favour of a looser, slouchier silhouette. Rachel Marie Walsh disagrees
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
The Cork music scene was dealt a significant blow this morning as city centre venue The Pavilion announced that it is closing its doors with immediate effect.
Mon, 21 Jul, 2014
If festival attendances are any indication of the health of the economy, then this year’s Electric Picnic turnout would seem to suggest a turnabout in the nation’s fortunes.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2013
Thousands of revellers will descend on a rural village today as the Electric Picnic opens.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2013
Final preparations are underway in Co Laois ahead of the final big music festival of the summer.
Tue, 27 Aug, 2013
Organisers have revealed the Main Stage times for this weekend's Electric Picnic festival.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2013
Electric Picnic organisers have today revealed which bands would be playing on each day of the festival.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2013
Bjork, Fatboy Slim, and the Arctic Monkeys are the headline acts for the 2013 installment of Electric Picnic.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2013
Organisers of the Electric Picnic music and arts festival have tonight announced more acts for this year's event.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2013
The first acts confirmed for Electric Picnic have been announced this afternoon.
Elton John is has been announced as an unlikely headliner for Bestival 2013.
Thu, 31 Jan, 2013
COMEDY CAPERS: He splits opinion between those who love or loathe him, but top British comic Michael McIntyre will probably sell out his three nights at Cork Opera House from Jun 25-27.
Fri, 18 May, 2012
With their fourth studio album due for release this year Franz Ferdinand have announced a whistlestop Irish tour of intimate venues this summer.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2012
Katy B doesn't think she will win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.
Sun, 28 Aug, 2011
Post-punk originators Public Image Ltd (PiL) this morning announced they will play their first ever Dublin show at Tripod in June this year.
Mon, 24 Jan, 2011
Franz Ferdinand are determined to keep their new album a secret.
Fri, 21 May, 2010
Music and games firm HMV today shored up its position in the growing live music market after agreeing a £46m (€51.46m) takeover of MAMA Group.
Wed, 23 Dec, 2009
Chart star Lady GaGa was the year's biggest artist for online listening, according to a leading music site Last.fm.
Wed, 16 Dec, 2009
The winner of this year’s Mercury Prize will be announced today with chart acts Kasabian, Glasvegas and Brit-winning Florence And The Machine among the acts battling it out for the prestigious award.
Tue, 08 Sep, 2009
Sales of albums vying for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize have more than doubled since nominations were announced, a retailer said today.
Fri, 07 Aug, 2009
Chart acts Kasabian, Glasvegas and Brit-winning Florence And The Machine were unveiled as contenders for this year’s Mercury Prize as the shortlist was announced today.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2009
Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand turned down a lucrative advertising deal and the chance to become famous in America - because they didn't want to be known for promoting fast food.
Sat, 11 Apr, 2009
Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos refuses to discuss his personal life in interviews after an obsessive fan used information he'd revealed against him.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2009
Festival promoters said Paul McCartney will headline the 10th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Sat, 31 Jan, 2009
Tom Cruise will appear on Jonathan Ross’s comeback TV chat show, the BBC announced today
Tue, 13 Jan, 2009
Dublin singer Laura Izibor and Co. Down band The Answer have been included on a top 10 list of “unknowns” tipped to break through this year and released by music chain HMV.
Thu, 01 Jan, 2009
The organisers of this year’s Electric Picnic are advising people attending the event to arrive early today.
Fri, 29 Aug, 2008
TWO grannies, dubbed the Electric Eileens, will be hosting a bingo bootcamp for revellers at the Electric Picnic music festival this weekend.
Wed, 27 Aug, 2008
Two grannies, dubbed the 'Electric Eileens', will be hosting a bingo bootcamp for revellers at the Electric Picnic music festival this weekend.
Tue, 26 Aug, 2008
The Government will be offering free drumming lessons to attract revellers to its Irish Aid stand at the Electric Picnic music festival.
Wed, 20 Aug, 2008
Punk legends The Sex Pistols are among the headline acts confirmed for this year’s Electric Picnic.
Fri, 28 Mar, 2008
Punk legends The Sex Pistols are among the headline acts confirmed today for this year’s Electric Picnic music festival.
Wed, 26 Mar, 2008
The Sex Pistols, Franz Ferdinand and My Bloody Valentine have been confirmed as three of the headline acts for this year's Electric Picnic festival in Co Laois.
The 12 albums to make it on to the coveted Nationwide Mercury Prize shortlist will be unveiled today.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2007
Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand are releasing their own year book.
Sun, 01 Apr, 2007
Franz Ferdinand are snubbing festivals this summer because they've got no new material to play.
Sat, 24 Mar, 2007
British rockers Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight and Franz Ferdinand are all backing a new campaign for nuclear disarmament.
Tue, 20 Feb, 2007
It may be eight months away, but tickets go on sale for next year's Oxygen music festival today.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2006
Hit band the Arctic Monkeys are £20,000 (€29,550) richer today after a coveted music prize.
Wed, 06 Sep, 2006
Troubled music management firm Sanctuary today confirmed it had received an unsolicited takeover approach from smaller rival Mama.
Mon, 24 Jul, 2006
Up to 80,000 concertgoers are partying to more than 200 acts at this weekend’s Oxegen music festival in Co Kildare.
Sat, 08 Jul, 2006
It epitomised the Britpop phenomenon more than 10 years ago – but now Definitely Maybe, the Oasis debut, has been named the Greatest Album of All Time.
Thu, 01 Jun, 2006
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