Michael Carr is originally from Dublin, but has lived in Cork for 16 years. He co-runs Blue Monkey PR agency, looking after a variety of clients, and also presents The Green Room on Cork’s 96FM on Saturdays at 6pm.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2016
Fri, 23 Sep, 2016
"I SEEM to write a lot of songs about dead people. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older,” Mary Greene smiles ruefully. She’s describing how a tribute to Kurt Cobain ended up on the latest album by Greenshine, a Mukerry-based family trio comprising Greene, husband Noel Shine, and their daughter Ellie Shine.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2016
Mon, 15 Aug, 2016
Five things from the worlds of arts, culture and film to keep you occupied this week
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
Thu, 03 Mar, 2016
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
Looking for a holiday read? rounds up some of the best music-related books around at the moment.
Mon, 03 Aug, 2015
As both a live DJ and leader of his own eight-piece big band, Kormac has rocked clubs and festivals from Melbourne to Dublin.
Thu, 02 Jul, 2015
A new documentary gets behind the public image of the Nirvana singer, writes
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
Kim Gordon "wasn't entirely surprised" by Kurt Cobain's suicide.
Mon, 09 Feb, 2015
The shock implosion of Sonic Youth gave Lee Ranaldo the chance to go out on his own, writes
Thu, 09 Oct, 2014
Ten days of Irish and international talent is in the offing for Waterford as part of the 13th annual Imagine Arts Festival which kicks off next month.
Mon, 29 Sep, 2014
MUSIC NEWS: The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue and co have been busy touring, with Hot Press also reporting the band recently shot the video for their single ‘Superheroes’ in a township in Johannesburg.
Fri, 08 Aug, 2014
It was a classic case of right time, wrong place, when the Membranes emerged growling and screaming from the English town of Blackpool in 1977. While the media fixated on the punk and post-punk explosions in London and nearby Manchester, the seaside Lancashire town was treated with neglect.
Wed, 30 Apr, 2014
Nirvana fan? Collector? Cash to spare? This might be for you.
Wed, 09 Apr, 2014
To mark tomorrow’s 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, Des O’Driscoll looks back on the day in 1991 when the late singer’s band played a support slot at Sir Henry’s in Cork.
Fri, 04 Apr, 2014
IF the diverse art exhibitions running throughout the Cork Midsummer Festival have one thing in common, it is their strong international dimension.
Tue, 25 Jun, 2013
Kurt Cobain walked around in a spiritual daze, "almost in tears" when he was in Cork.
Thu, 23 May, 2013
Arthur’s Day promises top-class pub gigs. Tanya Sweeney recalls some great stories from Irish pubs
Wed, 26 Sep, 2012
Texan singer St Vincent tells Ed Power why her new record continues a penchant for creating music that is so personal and intense
Wed, 13 Jun, 2012
Spoken-word performer Lydia Lunch is as forthright as ever in condemning the injustice that caused her to forsake America, says Ed Power
Fri, 06 Apr, 2012
Lady Gaga appeared onstage with Yoko Ono to pay tribute to John Lennon this weekend.
Mon, 04 Oct, 2010
Lady Gaga and Iggy Pop will take part in a performance to mark John Lennon’s 70th birthday.
Wed, 01 Sep, 2010
RECENTLY-SPLIT Oasis lost out to Muse, which was named best act in the world yesterday at this year’s Q Awards.
Tue, 27 Oct, 2009
Recently-split Oasis lost out to Muse, which was named best act in the world today at this year’s Q Awards.
Mon, 26 Oct, 2009
Coldplay are to make a guest appearance on ‘The Simpsons’.
Tue, 28 Jul, 2009
Paint A Vulgar Picture - Fiction Inspired by The Smiths, edited by Peter Wild, Serpent’s Tail; £8.99
Tue, 16 Jun, 2009
Newcomer Duffy has received three nominations in this year's Mojo Honours List, more than any other artist.
Thu, 01 May, 2008
Tickets for this year's Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois, are going on sale from 9am this morning.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2007
Bob Dylan's Modern Times has been hailed the year's best album by rock bible Rolling Stone.
Fri, 15 Dec, 2006
Robert Moog, whose self-named synthesisers turned electric currents into sound and opened the musical wave that became electronica, has died. He was 71.
Mon, 22 Aug, 2005
THE 40,000 music fans who will descend on Fairyground Racecourse for this weekend's Witnness festival will be praying the sun makes a guest appearance.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2002