Review | Mongrel State – Mestizo

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Mestizo, the debut studio album from roots-rock outfit Mongrel State.  There is some reckless brilliance to Mestizo. It bursts forth on numerous occasions during the record’s 10-track running time, undulating between more standard country-tinged rock Mongrel State do enough to stand-out from the pack. Nowhere more succinctly is this seen than in…

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Alabama Shakes confirm second Olympia theatre show

Blues rock outfit Alabama Shakes have added a second date to their upcoming appearance at the Olympia theatre in Dublin this November. With tickets to Alabama Shakes previously announced show on Wednesday, November 4th being met with huge demand. the group have announced they will now play another gig at the Dublin venue the night…

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Travis Oaks announce upcoming tour dates

Dublin blues-rock act Travis Oaks have announced their upcoming live dates touring in support of their debut E.P. The group will not only play several venues across Ireland in the coming months, including a slot supporting indie-rock legends Aslan at The Cinema Stage, Old Castle Co. Meath on December 20th, but will also tour Scotland in…

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Gerry McAvoy interview – A Band of Friends

Irish bassist Gerry McAvoy appeared on every one of Legendary blues guitarist Rory Gallagher’s solo albums before Gallagher passed away in 1995. Now, McAvoy has decided to revisit the music he was a part of by touring with fellow Rory Gallagher band alumni and drummer Ted McKenna as well as Dutch guitarist/vocalist Marcel Scherpenzeel.  McAvoy took…

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Listen | Dissolutes stream new single ‘Past Abandoned’

Irish blues-rock influenced band Dissolutes are currently streaming their upcoming single ‘Past Abandoned’. Centred around the group’s alternative-rock meets blues style, ‘Past Abandoned’ has a large-scale sound and feel that merges this sound into one cohesive whole that has it’s roots in the grunge of Soundgarden. Moving from dynamic lifts to sudden drops, the single…

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