The Last Mixed Tape's Top 10 Gigs of 2019

The Last Mixed Tape picks out its Top 10 Gigs of 2019 featuring Chvrches, Sharon Van Etten, Fontaines D.C, Jenny Lewis & more.

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“A scene that can present itself in a light that matches the art being made within that milieu is already one step ahead” TLMT’s Ireland Music Week 2019 Highlights

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Ireland Music Week 2019 and picks out its festival highlights.

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Live Review | “the definition of spellbinding” Jenny Lewis at the Academy

Jenny Lewis came to Dublin last night to play a sold-out Academy as she tours her new album On The Line with support from Slow Moving Clouds. The Last Mixed Tape was there to cover the event.  Jenny Lewis had a sold-out Academy in Dublin tightly wrapped around her finger last night. From the opening bars…

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Live Review | “the past, present, and future of Delorentos all rolled up into one sold-out show” Read TLMT’s take on Delorentos live at the Olympia Theatre

Delorentos played to a sold-out Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Saturday night as the band tour their latest album True Surrender. TLMT was there to cover the event.  Towards the end of their set on Saturday, Delorentos’ took a moment to drink the whole experience in. Asking the sold-out Olympia crowd to scream as loud as…

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Live Review | Fenne Lily at the Sound House

Indie artist Fenne Lily came to the Sound House in Dublin last night as she tours her latest record On Hold. The Last Mixed Tape was there to cover the show.  “I don’t think you should prioritise a life that doesn’t exist over one that does,” remarks Fenne Lily, speaking about the deluge of anti-abortion posters that…

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Review | Metropolis 2016

The Last Mixed Tape reviews last weekend’s Metropolis 2016 winter music festival at the RDS in Dublin.  I had long anticipated Metropolis. In the pantheon of festivals that Ireland now harbors the 3-day event was possibly the one I had the highest hopes for, given last year’s stellar debut. In 2016 Metropolis exceeded expectations by…

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Review | Forbidden Fruit 2016

Forbidden Fruit 2016 took over the Royal Hospital Grounds in Kilmainham last weekend. TLMT was there to review.  Sitting to one side of the main stage awaiting Skepta’s Forbidden Fruit set on Saturday evening, I watched a group of young festival goers dancing in a circle. Break dancing, to be more precise. Each member of…

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Review | Paddy Hanna – Whelan’s

Paddy Hanna played to a bustling crowd in Whelan’s upstairs venue last night. TLMT was there to review. Between the creaking door and red curtained stage of Whelan’s upstairs, a packed crowd were caught in the dead heat that only small club-like venues can provide, awaiting the arrival of one, Paddy Hanna. Hanna has quickly become…

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Review | Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2016

Ones to Watch 2016 descended upon Whelan’s this weekend bringing with it a wide-array of some of the most promising acts on the Irish music scene. TLMT was there to review. This year’s Ones to Watch festival was a far-more stream-lined affair than previous incarnations. Now spread over just three stages (including the front bar), the line-up was…

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Hilary Woods – Smock Alley Theatre

Hilary Woods performed music from her new E.P. Night live at the Smock Alley Theatre last Friday evening as part of this year’s Tiger Fringe Festival. Walking through the winding wooden passageway that leads to the Boy’s School stage at Smock Alley the heavy ambience of crashing symbols above droning tones echoes within the old theatre…

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