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Just What is it That You Wanna Do? Primal Scream play Limerick in November.

4 October 2016 by musiclimerick, No Comments

A coup for Limerick venue Dolan’s! British indie rock legends Primal Scream will play Live at the Big Top, Limerick Milk Market on Tuesday November 29.
Special guests for the gig is Bo Ningen. Tickets €34.50 from

In an old black and white photograph, Bobby Gillespie is clutching an aerosol spray, grinning at the product of his handiwork now emblazoned on the jet plane behind him, which reads: “Primal Scream …. Know What I Mean”. No question mark, it’s something more like an invitation, meant for those who want to believe, written in the different colours of rock’n’roll, dub, electronica, the purest pop and more.

Spin that kaleidoscope, and the new Scream record Chaosmosis is everything anyone might wish for and then more. It’s quite possibly the freest-sounding album the band have ever made (and this 11th studio effort in the better part of three decades) – 10 songs by turns angry and euphoric, personal and political, sounding like the distillation of so much that has come before plus a shot into the future.

Recorded in London, New York and Stockholm and written and produced by Gillespie and Andrew Innes, the album soon shades into darker territory, but the process of making it was quicker and easier than it’s ever been for the Scream.

“I think we’re getting better at writing songs and more confident and less self-conscious,” says Gillespie. “We’re better at letting things flow. Whereas 20 years ago,” – around the time of that old b&w photo –  “it was fucking painful trying to make a Primal Scream record, it was like hell. I’m clearer-headed now, I’m better expressing my feelings and what I want to say. I’m trying to make sense of my life, of the the world, and I’m trying to put it into a pop song.”

#irishmusicparty Iron Mountain on “most anticipated” list at

21 March 2016 by musiclimerick, No Comments

@irishmusicparty LIMERICK group Iron Mountain will release their debut album ‘Unum’ in the United States in April.

The respected rock/metal website has listed‘Unum’ as one of the most anticipated record releases of April 2016. Also going on release in April are new records from Babymetal, Weezer and Deftones. The online magazine is running a poll to decide which is the most anticipated album. Limrock fans can voice their support for Iron Mountain by voting for ‘Unum’ at this link below

Pixies and Elbow gigs announced for Cork

9 December 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

TWO gig announcements that will excite Limerick music fans this morning. Boston alt/indie favourites The Pixies play Live at the Marquee, Cork on June 30 2014. Tickets go on sale Friday December 13.
Currently recording their sixth studio album, Elbow will perform Live at the Marquee, Cork on June 24. Tickets go on sale Thursday December 12.


Good Stuff: Constant Supply release ’3rd in Line’

9 October 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

’3rd in Line’ is the third single to be lifted from ‘The Coast Ain’t Clear’, the debut album from alternative Letterkenny duo Constant Supply. Recorded with Villagers man Tommy McLaughlin in his Attica Studio, The track is a dark, slow burner with a rolling gritty guitar riff with a classic ‘boy wants girl’ storyline. The album will be available as a free download now from

Good Stuff: Chrysalis by Crayonsmith

7 August 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

THIS is the new video from Crayonsmith. It’s for the song ‘Chrysalis’ which appears on Milk Teeth, the third Crayonsmith album that will be released on LP and digital on October 18. Crayonsmith began as the project of Dubliner, Ciarán Smith. The band is now a three piece, Ciarán is now joined by Richie O’Reilly (Guilty Optics) and Wayne Dunlea (ex Waiting Room).
Crayonsmith play Out on a Limb’s 10th Anniversary Party in Dolan’s this Saturday August 10.


Grant Hart’s The Argument streaming

15 July 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

Grant Hart pic by Shane Serrano

HUSKER DU sticksman Grant Hart is about to release his new double album which is presently streaming on The Guardian website.
As one of the two primary songwriters of seminal 80′s group Hüsker Dü, Grant Hart helped shape the sound and voice of indie-rock to come, influencing bands that followed, including Nirvana and The Pixies. Hart went on to form Nova Mob and then put out a handful of critically acclaimed solo albums over the years, including Hot Wax and Intolerance.
The new double album is based on John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Limerick Post asked Grant for a comment on how he set about writing ‘The Argument’ without being overwhelmed by the vastness of the material in Paradise Lost and still complete an accessible album. Grant replied, “I have excised all of the religion and anything that I was not really inspired by. Condensed versions like the one by Nancy Willard were extremely helpful as guides to what can be eliminated. Still I found the double album format too short. What to do?”
Grant Hart tours with his four-piece band The Burn/Burning taking in Dolan’s, Limerick on Friday August 23.

Stone Roses New Trailer

16 April 2013 by musiclimerick, 1 Comment

Stone Roses New Trailer
LIMERICK cinemas will screen Shane Meadows’ documentary THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE, about the legendary Manchester band from Wednesday June 5.


DJ John Kelly in Ibiza shortlist

28 March 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

LIMERICK DJ John Kelly is in the last 15 finalists for this years Ibiza Rocks DJ Competition. The winner receives a residency at the Ibiza Rocks club for the 2013 season on the balearic island.

Rocks DJ Competition by Johnkelly on Mixcloud

On the Ibiza Rocks website organisers explained, “It’s been tough but after hundreds of entries and thousands of plays the Rocks team have deliberated and narrowed down the entries to a shortlist of just 15 mixes.”

You can check out the 15 DJs at

Grant Hart

21 November 2012 by musiclimerick, No Comments

GRANT HART of Husker Du and Nova Mob and more recently a solo act will play Limerick’s Bourkes Bar this December. Hart will have a full band with him, first time he has toured with a band in 10 years, a real coup for the city centre bar.


Good Stuff: Bleeding Heart Pigeons – Soliloquies, Massacres

13 November 2012 by musiclimerick, No Comments

Good Stuff: WEST Limerick band Bleeding Heart Pigeons started playing together 5 years ago. The trio are not yet out of their teens and have developed a very sweet and sparse sound. Mícheál Keating (vocals and guitars), Cathal Histon (synths, sampling and backing-vocals) and Brendan McInerney (on drums) make music that is dynamic, melodic with some electronic touches. An exciting prospect the band are unafraid to experiment and leave time and space in the music, check out Soliloquies, Massacres.