THE ACCIDENTAL MASTERPIECE To many this was going to be a tough task, how do you follow up on one of the most influential alternative albums of all time! Rumors had being afloat over the past number of weeks that My Bloody Valentine were about to release a brand new album but no one knew Read More


HEADING ON DOWN TO THE VILLAGE Conor O Brien  has a distinctive voice no doubt about it. I wasn’t a big fan of the Villagers first album. To be honest i have yet to see the band perform live for my own eyes to see and ears to hear. Sometimes it can be tough for Read More

Bruce Springsteen and the Irish Connection

  The Bossman Bruce Springsteen has decided to grace our shores once again in 2013! Why oh why Mr Boss man do you decide to announce you’re shows just weeks before the Christmas season every year! With ticket prices coming in at 90 to 100 euro you would think that in times of deep recession Read More

The Redneck Manifesto – November 23rd

I am very proud to announce that The Redneck Manifesto will be performing in Castlebar on Friday night 23rd November at The Velvet Lounge in the TF Royal Theatre. The Redneck Manifesto formed in August 1998 as a four piece composed of members of several prominent Dublin bands – Niall Byrne came from Jackbeast, Richie Read More

Review: The Sleep of Reason from BATS

I remember doing a show with Dublin’s BATS back in January of 2010 at Bar Ritz in Castlebar.  At the time BATS were touring in support of their first full length album “Red in Tooth & Claw” and they were making waves on the Dublin live scene; turning that amp up way past eleven and Read More

Intimate show with Delorentos

Hello all, it is with great pleasure that I can announce that one of Irelands best touring bands have announced a very intimate show here at The Ruby Room in Castlebar on the 28th of December. Delorentos have being wooing audiences right throughout the summer months with performances at Sea Sessions, the Independence festival in Cork Read More