Dublin Blues, Roots & Brass Festival 2017 | Stage times announced

The stage times for this weekend’s Dublin Blues Roots & Brass Festival 2017 has been announced today. Taking place across three stages the Camden Quarter (Whelan’s Upstairs Stage, Main Stage, and the Street Stage) from August 4th to 6th, the Dublin Blues Roots & Brass Festival is a FREE event. See full stage times on the poster…

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Dublin Blues Roots & Brass Festival 2017 line-up announced

The line-up for the Dublin Blues Roots & Brass Festival 2017 has been announced today including Bunoscionn, Crow Black Chicken & more. Taking place across three stages the Camden Quarter (Whelan’s Upstairs Stage, Main Stage, and the Street Stage) from August 4th to 6th, the Dublin Blues Roots & Brass Festival is a FREE event. Featuring as…

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Photos | Dublin Blues, Roots & Brass Festival 2016

The Dublin Blues, Roots & Brass Festival 2016 took over Whelan’s and the Opium Room last weekend including sets from Gavin Glass, CC Brez, Beef Supreme and more. TLMT was there to cover Saturday’s festivities.  Click and scroll to see the full gallery below. All photos by Stephen White. For more information on the Dublin…

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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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Alabama Shakes announce Olympia theatre show

Blues-rock act Alabama Shakes have confirmed they will headline the Olympia theatre in Dublin on Wednesday, November 4th. The group will follow-up their recent appearance at Marlay Park supporting Paolo Nutini alongside Imelda May & Gaz Coombes last weekend with the news they will headline the Olympia this winter. Alabama Shakes are currently touring their…

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Whitetrash – Lostman

The Last Mixed Tape reviews alternative-americana styled artist Whitetrash’s debut six-track E.P. Lostman. Lostman is road-worn record steeped in the dusty, under nail grit of alternative-americana. Delivered with a roar, Whitetrash stand-out vocal makes for an impassioned guide through the hard-edged folk, gospel and country sounds of the E.P. Indeed, Whitetrash’s voice dominates the entire record. Tracks…

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The Midnight Union Band – Whelan’s upstairs

The Midnight Union Band celebrated the release of their new album Of Life & Lesser Evils with a headline set in Whelan’s upstairs last Thursday night. From the start it becomes clear that the Midnight Union Band live and in the studio are two very different beasts. Where the group’s latest L.P. has a broad “big music”…

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Travis Oaks – Travis Oaks E.P.

Travis Oaks make an impactful debut with their stomping self-titled debut E.P. Opening with the hook-laden ‘Birdhouse Blues’ the stylised aesthetic and feel of Travis Oaks debut E.P. is quickly and succinctly established as the record moves on to the percussive jolting ‘Soul Son’ (a song that snarls with noise ridden rock ‘n’ roll). Closing…

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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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