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Village People 22/09/2008

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Went to see the Village People up in Tripod tonight. It was a complete pantomime, all it was missing was the Widow Twanky and someone shouting “oh no he isn’t”.


Some Days Never End… 19/09/2008

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Human League! ABC! Heaven 17!

Playing in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham grounds on October 26th, Bank Holiday Sunday. Got my tickets already. The Human League played a great show in Vicar St a couple of years ago, so can’t wait to see them again, plus the latter-day incarnation as offshoot of Heaven 17 is a bonus too. AND New Wave pop-schlock meisters ABC as well? Please, everyone, no loud noises, if this turns out to be a dream, well I for one don’t want to wake up…

John Waters (the other one) in Vicar St 18/09/2008

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John Waters (not actual size)

John Waters (not actual size)

John Waters was great last night! Witty, urbane, filthy, and quite hilarious! Loved his tips on how to keep your kids in line (eg. if they’re on drugs, pretend you’re on better and harder drugs), amongst other things. I’ve got to get around to watching Pink Flamingoes at some stage.
And yay for me, I got the last and final question in during the Q&A session at the end!
Mind you, I wish I’d asked something interesting about, say, what he thought about the whole sanitising effect of gay-but-sexless shows like Will & Grace in the media, rather than what he thought about big name gay Hollywood actors who stay firmly lodged in the closet. I was thinking directly of Tom Cruise*, John Travolta**, and yer man from Prison Break, Wensleydale Milfer*** or whatever, though Kevin Spacey**** was also name-dropped from the crowd.
Yes, Virginia, I am Perez Hilton.
* Allegedly.
** Also allegedly.
*** Name changed to protect the innocent.
**** Another allegedly, though I’ve seen some rather incriminating photos from the Holy Moly mailout, Kevin, you naughty, naughty man…

Electric Picnic 2008 05/09/2008

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And so, once again, ventured down to Stradbally, Co. Laois last weekend for the as-always excellent Electric Picnic. Much more sensibly than last year, having Dermot in tow this time, we decided to leave Dublin at 10:30am, the car all loaded up with the relevant supplies and provisions (tents, sleeping bags, booze, etc). 

Our tent, before the rest of them all moved in

Campsite: The tent, with all the space around it before the riffraff moved in

Made it to the carpark by midday, a far more respectable time than previously, and had the tent pitched by 1pm. Though the walk from the carpark with all the bags and belongings was pretty torturous, what with the wheels on the trolley collecting far more mud and straw than was strictly necessary.

Cracked open a beer while waiting by the tent in the yellow campsite for a while for the sister and her mates to turn up, which they did eventually. Damn the lazy campers though, the myhabs and teepees and the rest in the purportedly posh Tangerine Fields campsite next door taking up a humongous amount of space. Hell, next year it’s the quiet site for me, if not a camper van.

I was a big fan of them as a child...

The Stunning: I was a big fan of them as a child...

Enough with the moaning, we headed into the main area around 6pm to catch The Stunning in the Crawdaddy tent. While I may lose street-cred for this, I really enjoyed them, having been a long time fan of their work since I was a small(ish) child. Whooped it up a storm for Half Past Two and December Sky. Though I did leave straight away as soon as Joe took over the vocal duties from Steve, never liked his songs/singing much.


Goldfrapp playing on the main stage

Goldfrapp: Playing the main stage

Wandered round up towards the main stage in time to get a great spot to see Goldfrapp. Great show, mostly the down-tempo pastoral psychedelia from Seventh Tree, with the odd track from Supernature and Felt Mountain too, which was a nice gentle lead-in to the thunderous Strict Machine and Train. Smashing performance from the waif-like Alison, stamping around the stage like a crazed Pierrot on angry pills.


The giant lanterns had people swinging around inside them

O2 Area: The giant lanterns had people swinging around inside them

Back up to the bar for more beers, the Paulaner was going down a treat. Stopped off at the O2 space, there was a show on which can only be described rather lamely as “people hiding inside giant paper lanterns while swinging around the place on tall bouncy sticks”


Sigur Ros taking on the main stage after the sun went down

Sigur Ros: Taking on the main stage after the sun went down

Sigur Ros were up next. Sounded great, huge, almost orchestral build-ups with the plaintive vocal wailings meandering over the top. Hell, don’t need to explain it to anyone, if you know them, you know what they sound like (and what they should sound like). They did sound like that too. Loud ambient drone music with rock subtleties? Not sure if it makes sense, but it did on the friday night after quite a few beers.


Sigur Ros, from the engineer's box

Sigur Ros: From the engineer box way further back

Met up with Eddie and Tony towards the end of the set, who were a little miffed at the fact that the bars had shut at 10pm while they were having dinner in Portlaoise. Boys, you need to get your priorities sorted! So, we decided to head up to the tent for more beverages and refreshments. 

Went for a wander down to the Bodytonic area, where we caught the Fish Go Deep lads playing a set of classic house choons. Given the fact that this was going to go on for a fair bit longer into the night, was pretty glad we hadn’t picked the Green campsite to stay, even if it was the nearest one to us on the way in from the long march to the carpark. Tried to get some cash from the sole ATMs on the site, but failed abjectly, owing to there being no cash in the machines at all at all, so went off to bed with ourselves.

Well fed and still cranky!

Breakfast: Well fed and still cranky!

Up early in the morning, went for the showers. Queues were mad at 9am for the private showers, so we bit the bullet and went for the communal ones, which were grand, not a bother (no photos though…) Went exploring round the area, and had ourselves a lovely veggie breakfast wrap and coffee just outside the Body & Soul area. Bumped into Fergal, a mate from school, and had a chat, his mate slagged off Dermot for being a bit kranky regards the state of the toilets/campsite/anything else that was bugging him. 


Wandering round the picnic

Main Arena: Wandering round the picnic

Wandered further and wider, around Body & Soul, taking the sights and sounds. Eventually headed back in to camp to drop off the towels, change the t-shirts, and pick up some beers. Eddie and Tony came back in and we had several drinks, with the very chatty Michael and Darragh. Had vodka too, mmmm, Absolut Vanilla, much nicer than it sounds.


From waaaay back, I think she was wearing a golden witches hat and matching leotard. Glamtastic!

Grace Jones: From waaaay back, I think she was wearing a golden witches hat and matching leotard. Glamtastic!

Back into the main area, ended up running around looking for various mates of the lads, before heading into Grace Jones. Stuck to the back of the tent, unfortunately, so her show was a brief glowing spot in the distance. You could still make out her weird contortionist dancing from a mile off though. Great show, particularly pleased by the fact that she sang La Vie En Rose

Underworld were up next, another great show from the two chaps. Left just before the end, thankfully as they finished up with Born Slippy, their best known but most over-played chav-anthem track. I don’t think they even went into Nuxx!!??! (I’m a closet Underworld fanatic, for them not to do Nuxx after Born Slippy is an absolute crying shame). Can anyone tell me if they played Rez, though? I can’t remember, everything/everything was a slight blur at this stage…

A rather blurry nighttime shot of the lads and Erin

A rather blurry nighttime shot of the lads and Erin

We did bump into Erin O’Connor at one stage during the night, post Underworld, and took a blurry photo of her with the lads. And it didn’t get any less blurry, on account of having more drinks/pratfalls into our tents later on…


Dermot tries out the latest in festival sartorial statements.

Dermot tries out the latest in festival sartorial statements.

Sunday morning came accompanied by a hangover. Another shower, another breakfast wrap, another wander round the Body & Soul area. Dropped off Dermot’s stuff at the car, but unfortunately missed Candi Staton in the process.


Best show of the weekend, hands down!

Hercules & Love Affair: Best show of the weekend, hands down!

Went back into the main area again, just in time to catch an amazing set by Hercules & Love Affair. Honestly, thought it was the best set of the weekend, though feel free to correct me on that one. Danced the whole way through, right up almost at the front.

Met up with the sister and her whole entourage outside the Bacardi tent in the wholly unexpected glorious sunshine, and just about managed to resist the temptation of a Mohito or two. I’d made the decision to drive home that evening. When the lads came in, had a single pint, had to really make it last.

Had dinner in Pieminister while listening to Spearhead and Michael Franti way off in the distance (pretty good actually). Chicken and bacon, mmm, scrumdiddlyumptious. And joy of joys! It’s coming to Dublin! (Finally!)

Thankfully, the baby never popped nor pooped while we were in the tent

This Is Pop Baby: Thankfully, the baby never popped nor pooped while we were in the tent

Went into the This Is Pop Baby for the live TV show with Panti, great craic. Back out into the sun for a while, though was starting to feel a bit chilly as the wind picked up. So back into This Is Pop Baby again for the drag show. There’s something about seeing all the girls performing up on a proper stage, with a gigantic inflatable baby hanging from the ceiling that added a certain extra frisson of, oh, I don’t know, je ne sais quoi maybe? The girls never looked so good, even the one who recognised Dermot in the audience and gave him the finger.


So, by now it was late Sunday evening, 9pm. Would have loved to have caught The Gossip, who by all accounts were absolutely excellent, but there was a tent to pack up, and I was by now freezing my tits off. Back we went, and managed the 30 min walk/stumble back to the car. Stocked up on several Diet Cokes to keep myself awake and in the fast lane, made it home in an hour, in bed by 12, wrecked to bits.

Woke up the next morning very glad indeed of the fact that I’d wisely had the foresight to take the Monday off. Tired but still exuberated

Electric Picnic ’08 posts 27/08/2008

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I’ll be endeavouring to post frequently while at Electric Picnic ’08. Rather than storing up on witty and erudite posts and one-finger-typing in a frantic manner, I’ll just post stuff up on tumblr instead. All my twitter/flickr posts will also be up there, so depending on the 3G reliability down in Laois, I’ll be trying to post up some pretty pictures as well, otherwise it’s random twitts all the way.

Jamie Lidell in the Academy 05/05/2008

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Ok, I’ve been to the best gig ever. In my life. Which either means one of three things:

1. I don’t get out often enough (it’s true, I don’t).

2. I’m a master of over-exaggeration and hyperbolae (I so am, it’s unbelievably incredible how indescribably true this is)

3. It was a great gig (this, too, is also true)

First off, it was on in the Academy, the re-branded Spirit from clubbing days of yore. Having been on several occasions in the past, including putting on a short run of club nights in the basement, I was a little dubious about it. On this, I was wrong, it’s a pretty decent mid-sized venue, though the sound was a little ropey at the bar, as is usually the case in most places anyway.

Arrived into the middle of the opening act, which was very good, smooth and low-key indie-vibed singer with a band and gyrating accordionist. She pleased at least a small section of the crowd an acapella rendition of “O ró sé do bheath abahile”, and old Irish tune learned by pretty much every Irish child the world over. Didn’t recognise her at first until she sang the last couple of songs, but finally I realised it was Mara Carlyle, who released her album “The Lovely” a couple of years ago. I can confirm that it is indeed lovely, go forth and buy it now.

So, that having surprised and impressed me no end, we only had a short time to wait until Jamie Lidell and band took to the stage. I, of course, had nipped out for a quick ciggie, so I missed the opening track “Another Day“, but even from outside on Middle Abbey Street it got my head nodding and feet all a-tapping. Heading back inside quick-smart, it was amazing how much energy he was putting into the show, and by fuck can the man sing!

Someone drew a comparison with Jamiroquai, but Mr Lidell holds no truck with stupid hats, repetively bland tunes and ridiculously affected pseudo-funky mincing/dancing around.

An immense amount of gusto, verve and pizzazz went into the performance, from the slow ballad “All I Wanna Do” (which Anna thought reminded her ofthe old soul number “A Do-Right Man”, and not to be confused with the Sheryl Crow tune of the same name), to the tight and punchy-as-fuck P-Funk riffs of “Figured Me Out“. But the place lifted off its feet for “Out Of My System“, when the band gradually slipped from the stage, leaving Lidell to do what he does so well, looping and sampling, and beatboxing and singing over the top, turning the jam into full-on club house madness, only to be rejoined by the band after 15 minutes to drop the funk back into the room with a bang which triggered off large shakings-of-booty.

Little touches like the way he sang “thank you very much” into his Antares Autotune (or equivalent device) after the synthy wonderness of “Little Bit Of Feel Good” got a laugh from the audience, and pleased the non-dancing nerdy beardy types. I of course received a double whammy of joy-joy-goodness, being heavily engaged in dancing at the time, and also being of the nerdy beardy persuasion too.

The night finished off with Jamie and Mara performing an excellent duet encore of “Wait For Me” onstage. Excellent gig, 5 star rating.

BUY HIS ALBUM too. It’s really, really great. And if he comes to town, GO TO HIS GIG. You will not be disappointed.

Amnesty International gig – the aftermath 18/09/2007

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Eoin Cotter (of The Bastard Rain and the organiser of the night in the Boomboomroom) was kind enough to snap me in action. Really, I’m actually enjoying myself, although you wouldn’t think it from the expression on my face. Pensive, frowning and beardy, the natural expression of most electronic musicians…

Woo though to the visibility of the seedyburnR logo, and also the general pinkness of the photo too! Although it’s probably really magenta, or cerise, or something…

Amnesty International gig in the Boomboomroom, Conways, 15/10/2007 11/09/2007

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I’m playing a set this Saturday in Dublin’s Boomboomroom (upstairs in Conways on Parnell St) in aid of Amnesty International. Haven’t decided for definite what to play, it’s either going to be a downbeat Asciinoid live set or a downbeat DJ set, but I’m leaning towards the live set (more fun to play/interesting to watch/suited to the indie kids etc).

Here’s the lineup/running order:
21.20 Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock
22.00 Bastard Rain
22.50 Asciinoid
23.40 Corrugated Tunnel

A little bit about the other acts:

Edwin James was first introduced to proper house music when he entered FishGoDeep’s legendary night ‘SWEAT’ at Sir Henry’s night club in his home town Cork, Ireland. Music and computers went hand in hand and the purchase of a laptop and Ableton Live brought his productions out of the bedroom and into Irish clubland. Working his way up through the various clubs and events, he secured support slots with Abe Duque, The Hacker, James Holden, Legowelt and along with Chymera @ the Electric Picnic Festival 2006..
His first proper independent release “High Rise” on his own SeedyR stamp earned him generous 4/5 in DJ Magazine and put his name firmly on the up and coming Irish producers list.
2006 saw him released his acclaimed debut album ‘We are Electronix’ on [Invisible Agent Records/seedyR], which was described as “Coming at you like Kraftwerk jamming with Eno and Daft Punk ” by i-DJ magazine. He is currently working on a number of projects with Mark O’Sullivan (DK7) and producing tracks for Chelonis R. Jones (Get Physical Records) along with his second album. He also has releases signed and coming out on UrbanTorque, HartHouse, Orlando Voorn’s label Night Vision. Plus his debut 12″ on Invisible Agent this summer will see him remixed by Dave Terrida (TRESOR Berlin) artist.

The Spook is Allen from Holy Ghost Fathers/Ballroom of Romance. Named after a poem about a haunted canal lock, the Spook plucks banjos and twangs guitars. He yelps, drones and hums songs about dead revolutionaries, partisans and haunted cobblestone streets.

The Bastard Rain combines elements of lofi electronica, odd folk, and garage rock to produce meandering musical tales of lost souls wandering prairies, old women screaming at the sea, and drunken fights in small country towns.

Amnesty International at work:
In Ireland and across the world, Amnesty International exposes the truth, speaks out and creates change.

Amnesty International’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

In pursuit of this vision, Amnesty International’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

Doors are 9pm, €8 in

Corrugated Tunnel in Tripod 11/08/2007

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So, went to see my mate Corrugated Tunnel play in Tripod last friday night. Great crowd, lots of people dancing their tits off (note to self: must develop tits of some sort, so they can be danced off at all future opportunities).
Also, Philth and Seki played a really nice set just beforehand, banging to beat the band, and all without the aid of PC hardware too. Big up the lads!
Cylon and Garfunkel performing live TONIGHT!
This post is purely an excuse for me to publish this shot of me, putting my hands in the air, waving them around like I just don’t care.

Just before I got run over by K.I.T.T.

Last Saturday @ Big Dish Go 30/07/2007

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Big Dish Go @ The Underground, Kennedys
Last saturday was a blast. Played from 1 till 2 in the am, all totally new tracks/remixes, bar ‘C.R.T’ which’ll be coming out on seedyburnR later this year. Fantastic crowd, really up for it, particularly having been whipped into a frenzy by the Jackal and Signor Pepe Hernandez just beforehand, and then beaten into submission by H3lx afterwards. And much thanks to the Big Dish Go lads themselves, not least for the spot-on-the-mark poster in eyeball-searing reds and blues, and the incredibly effective lighting for the night, which gave everyone the same weird faux 3D blurred look as the seedyburnR logo and artwork, wooo!
Particular mention go to the lads at the front of the dancefloor who, everytime the Wii controllers came into view, responded by shouting out “Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” at the top of their voices. Which in turn, probably caused those with nervous dispositions in the crowd to make a little wee of their own. But sure, no harm done, nothing a little dry cleaning won’t mend.

Really looking forward to the Cork gig on August 24th now, yeah! Rock the gaff!

seedyburnR label launch gig 23/07/2007

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This saturday, seedyburnR officially launches at Big Dish Go with a gig at the Underground in Kennedys at the back of Trinity College Dublin. There’ll be a (brand new) live set from me, a DJ set by H3lx, with support from Signor Pepe Hernandez and The Jackal.

Doors at 10:30pm, €7 admission

DJs save my life 23/05/2007

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Not exactly, but played a sporadic set at the Furry Glen last saturday night down in McGruders on James St, a wide mix of stuff. Tested to make sure everything was playing out fine and proper with Bent’s “Magic Love”, dropped in Rune Lindback’s reworking of Toto’s “Afrika”, followed by Amy Winehouse’s take on “Valerie”. Justice’s “Phantom” didn’t go down particularly well with the big lads, but my Lmd64 mix of Demis Roussous’s “Midnight is the Time” got everyone back on the floor later on. Lovely night, and a great atmosphere!

Masterpeace Festival, Yorkshire July 2007 23/04/2007

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Hey, I’m playing at the Masterpeace festival in the Yorkshire Dales at the end of July! Details are down below, below. Let me know if you’re heading along, I can sort out two for the price of one on the tickets front.
Now, off to work I go on a brand spanking new set, got lots of material to prepare, both new tracks and remixes!

Cancelled due to apathy

EDIT: so much for boundless enthusiasm. Owing to a complete lack of ticket sales, this festival got binned.
Oh well, it would have almost definitely been completely submerged by the constant deluge of weather the UK’s been suffering this July.

Solas, New York 12/01/2007

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Start spreading the news! Yes, you read that right, I’ve played the Big Apple. And it was great! Down in the Lower East Village, where all the funky bars and clubs are, Solas is a lovely little spot. Half Irish(ish) bar on one side, with an adjoining club room, the crowd were pretty much atypical Noo Yawk bods. Had a good two hours to play around with, which made it a looooong night. Started off at midnight until two, with the first hour and twenty being the usual live set, then played out with a DJ set of remixes and that. Not really a dancey-type of crowd, but the place was pretty packed, which was great.
Thanks to Dave in the bar for bringing us over, and to Derek in the club for playing us in, and to both for just being really nice lads.

Trinity Rooms, Limerick 24/11/2006

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This was the Limerick leg of the Spectrum launch, playing once again down in the Green Room in the Trinity Rooms. A fair crowd, unfortunately for Corrugated Tunnel who opened the night, the place takes a while to fill up, so it was pretty quiet at the start of the night. When I came on, again with a full complement of keyboards and the rest, the place started filling up slowly but surely. I’ve really begun to notice that some of the tracks in the set are definitely more girly-orientated (in that the ladies will start shaking booty to them) and some are definitely for the lads (big stompy numbers that they can point to the ceiling and shout encouraging things like ‘yeah!’ and ‘come on’ to). Now, must figure out how to work that the other way round, to have the girls shouting yeah, and the guys shaking booty 🙂
A good night, cheers to the Viva Music lads for the gig!

Tower Records Instore 26/10/2006

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Playing instore is always a funny proposition, very strange when you’re used to playing in a club. The lights are all on everywhere, some people stop and watch you play for a few minutes before strolling off to pick up the latest Flaming Lips CD or Beatles compilation.

When they do stop to watch you, you feel like a beetle under a microscope, your every move being scrutinised to the utmost degree. When they don’t, they appear utterly indifferent.

Well, it is a record store, of course there’s muzak playing in the shop. But what’s that weird guy doing in the corner, hunched over a laptop and sweating profusely? What a peculiar little man. Oooh, lookee-lookee, there’s a new Evanescence CD, praise Jebus! etc.

Anyway, cheers to Glen for the slot in the shop, muchly appreciated, and thanks to those who came along and said hello (Sarah, Dermot, Eimear, Ciara, Shaun, Karen, etc)
And of course, the album’s now available in Tower Records on Wicklow St!

Official Album launch – Acii Disco @ The Hub 21/10/2006

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Yowza! What a night! Acii Disco definitely has one of the most up-for-it crowds I’ve ever seen. Fantastic night, marred by a few technical hitches at the start of the night, had left the laptop sitting for a little bit too long before the start of the set. Always a bad move, it was Downtown Glitch Central for a few minutes. Thankfully, Edwin threw on a track on the CDJs while I restarted Live, then I took over once again, stutter-free. Overreliance on technology is a curse at times, maybe I should take up beatboxing.

Played for a good hour and a half, longest set in a while, took the track P-Hunk and twisted it up, down, sideways and every which way, the funked-up, speeded-up version of Hip Hop Don’t Shop rocked the gaff, and ended the set somewhat reluctantly after some prompting from Jonathan, who wanted a go on the decks himself 🙂 Great fun, best gig EVAH…
Oh, and apologies to Ed for getting him to lug the big and heavy CS1x across the city, and then me forgetting to bring along the power supply… whoops! And I didn’t need it in the end, either, rocked the house with just the laptop and the microkorg, oye, what you gonna do?

CJ Bolland @ Radio City 14/10/2006

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I didn’t stick around for the whole night for this, what with having driven in with the car and all the gear/keyboards/stands/sundry accoutrements, so it was a night of soberness for myself. Played towards the start of the night around the 9:30 mark, and finished off with a cover of Detroit Grand Pubahs’ “Sandwiches” with upwardly pitchshifted live vocals. Meh, it sounded ok, but I reckon it won’t become a staple part of the set. Great bassline though. Overall, was an ok night, but dragging all that kit around for such an early show is probably not really worth the effort. Laptop-only sets rule, they may be dull as dishwater to watch for the audience, but hell, at least I can have a drink or 4.

Album Pre-Launch – Electric City @ Wax 05/10/2006

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Great night, played to a full house, everybody dancing and prancing, and the vocoder action! Fabulous! Went down a storm! Note to self: must learn the lyrics to Seven Nation Army, reading them off from a little black book in poor lighting is a tricky task at the best of times.

Big props to Simon and Rohan, Electric City is a great night, and the crowd don’t just stand around drinking pints and nodding, they DANCE. As it should be. Much thanks to Will Kinsella as well, who played a really hard and banging techno set afterwards, and to Warren who set about the place with his trusty videocam, garnering much footage from the night. Go on the bhoy!

Album Pre-launch Party @ Electric City, October 5th 26/09/2006

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The ‘Spectrum’ album launch parties begin on October 5th in Electric City @ Wax, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, South William St, Dublin 2. Featuring DJ sets from Will Kinsella, EC resident Simon Conway, and a live performance from Asciinoid, this night will get October off to a flying start. Doors open at 11pm.
Sponsored by Tiger Beer, and supporting the Give Us The Night campaign.

Last weekend’s Marley Park gigs 31/08/2006

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Well, while I wasn’t playing at either of them, I have to say that last week’s Radiohead and Daft Punk shows in Marley Park were among the most enjoyable gigs I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending. Really lovely atmosphere at Radiohead, the crowd dutifully went mental for the mental songs and sang along beautifully to the slow, quiet, introspective songs, the light show/projections were great, and the performances were inspiring. Also, Beck had the funniest inter-encore act I’ve ever witnessed, with their puppet alter-egos dancing like leprechauns and trashing the Radiohead dressing rooms.
Daft Punk were fantastic too, great sounds, (although from what I hear, not too dissimilar to the set at Coachella, but who’s complaining, apart from maybe a slight lack of the early stuff getting an airing?) and an outstanding light show. And by all accounts, they appeared to really get into it themselves, uncharacteristically pumping their metal-clad fists into the air, maybe their humans were allowed to briefly take over for the evening. Even the damp conditions and the early closing of the bar didn’t dispell the overall atmosphere. I for one would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new robotic overlords.

House Vs Techno, last Friday in Temple Bar Music Centre 22/08/2006

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Well, that was a most enjoyable night, great craic, fantastic sound and a well up-for-it crowd! And all in a good cause too, apparently over 2 grand was raised for LoveSHACK, which is good news!
Anyway so, here’s a few photos from the night. If you recognise yourself, give us a shout out!

House Vs Techno 2! 15/08/2006

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After the huge success of House Vs Techno last summer, with over 2000 being raised for Self Help – Development works in Africa, Bigger Picture are proud to present yet another all-out battle for sonic supremacy between the two giants of the dance music genre. It’s House Vs Techno 2! Featuring top homegrown talent mixing it up for you to get down, all proceed this time round are to benefit the LoveSHACK – Love for sick, homeless and abandoned children in Kenya. And the winner is? Everybody!

Bigger Picture proudly presents
House Vs Techno 2
Friday 18th August 2006
Temple Bar Music Centre
Doors 11pm Admission 10

All proceeds to benefit Loveshack – Love for Sick, Homeless and Abandoned Children in Kenya.

Main Stage

Al Keegan (Acii Disco)
Soul A.D – Live (Bodytonic / Modemusic)
Louche – (52Funk / Downtownsounds)
Asciinoid – Live (Lmd64 / SeedyR)
Rob Moore (Junction)
Robbie Ryan (Big Dish Go / 515)

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Gavin Feeney (Bigger Picture / 515)
Calvin James (Straight Up)
Eamonn Doyle (D1)
Barry Donovan (Electricity / Lunar Disko)

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Asciinoid playing a live set at Mixed Salad 01/08/2006

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Mixed Salad returns this August bank holiday Sunday the 6th for another daytime dance-off in McGruders on Thomas St. Unlike previous parties this year that have taken place indoors, this party will return to the infamous beer garden (if the weather permits) at the back of the venue for the last of the summer events. Unfortunately Tiesto, Carl Cox, Sasha, Digweed and Oakie are all busy that day but we did manage to put together another great line up of Dublins very own superstar DJs and live acts to keep everyone entertained.
As before the party will kick of nice and early with doors opening at 1pm, food will be available throughout and there will be plenty of drinks promos too, the party will finish at 11pm, but dont worry, the afterparty will follow and be kickin off in Rogue on Dame St till late with Chicken Lips DJ Steve Kotey.

The line up looks a bit like this –

Al Keegan (acii disco)
Simon F (food)
Corrugated Tunnell (Live)
Barry Redsetta (pogo)
Dar Humphries (mode)
John Mahon (bodytonic)
Moogatron (Live)
Bren Black (LiveMc/Dj set)
Asciinoid (Live)
Al Keegan (aciidisco)

I’ll be on around 2pm in the afternoon, so here’s hoping for lots of sunshine!

Friday’s Spirit gig 26/07/2006

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The last of the SeedyR/Invisible Agent gigs in Spirit’s Basement Club on Middle Abbey St is this friday. I’m pleased to say I’ll be closing the night off with a live set, so I’ll be playing till I’m unplugged from the wall!
As usual with the Spirit Basement gigs, it’s a freebie, but you gotta get on the guestlist first, so drop an email to genuine @ SeedyR.com, and get yourself (and as many mates as possible!) sorted out.
Got some new album tracks I’m looking to try out on the floor, so we’ll need a large sample of willing volunteers to do the taste test with their feet (kind of like bluebottle flies, only more hygenic). So come on, get down and get dancing!