The Fontaines live @ the Crane Lane, Cork 25 May 2017...

A night of searing rock and roll at Crane Lane, Cork – Anthony Kelly watches the Fontaines strut their stuff.

Live Review: Right Here Right Now Festival 2017...

The very first Right Here Right Now Festival is a resounding success -Anthony Kelly looks back on some of the highlights.

Mew – Visuals

Another slice of dreamy guitar rock from Danish trio Mew.

Right Here Right Now Festival 2017...

Anthony Kelly previews the inaugural Right Here Right Now Festival in Cork with festival organiser Brian Hassett.

The Paul McLoone Show: Live at Connolly’s Of Leap, Cork, 20 April 2017...

Popular Today FM DJ Paul McLoone hosts a night of live music in Connolly’s, Leap watched by Anthony Kelly.

Marlene Enright live @ Coughlan’s Bar, Cork 13 April 2017...

Coughlan’s Bar, Cork welcomes two of Ireland’s brightest new talents in Ailbhe Reddy and Marlene Enright. Reviewed by Anthony Kelly.

Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me...

An album exploring unimaginable grief – A Crow Looked At Me – Mount Eerie

Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes...

Another wonderful album of sincere, big hearted guitar pop from Welsh ensemble Los Campesinos!

The Big Giant Head Tour @ Cyprus Avenue, Cork 30th March 2017...

Anthony Kelly reviews the opening night of the Irish leg of the Big Giant Head Tour in Cyprus Avenue, Cork.

10 OF THE BEST FROM ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN Mar30

10 OF THE BEST FROM ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN...

Arguably the most influential Post Punk band of the eighties: 10 of the best from Liverpool’s Echo and the Bunnymen.

James Vincent McMorrow live @ The Cork Opera House 26 Jan 2017...

One of Ireland’s most successful singer-songwriters James Vincent McMorrow returns to Cork for two sold out shows at the Opera House.

Interview with Beach Slang...

Hailing from Philadelphia, punk rock four piece Beach Slang are a badly needed shot of adrenaline for a stagnant music scene devoid of any real excitement. Keith McGouran caught up with lead singer James Alex ahead of their Dublin gig in the Workman’s Club on Monday 23rd January.

Best albums of 2016 Dec02

Best albums of 2016

Listing time again: some of the best albums of 2016.

Barry McCormack – The Tilt Of The Earth...

One of the best Irish albums of the last decade: ‘The Tilt of the Earth’ by Barry McCormack.

Galants – Galants EP...

Definitely a band to watch for 2017: Keith McGouran reviews Dublin outfit Galants eponymous debut EP.

We Cut Corners live @ Cyprus Avenue 11 November 2016...

A band that continues to grow from strength to strength; Dublin outfit We Cut Corners make a big impression in Cork witnessed by Anthony Kelly.

Brian Deady live @ Cork Opera House 30 Oct 2016...

A welcome return to Cork for the brilliant Brian Deady.

HamsandwicH Live @ St Luke’s, Cork 29th Oct 2016...

Tricks and treats in Cork for the Bank Holiday weekend with perennial live favourites HamsandwicH. Anthony Kelly was there.

Richer Sounds: The TXFM Years Oct25

Richer Sounds: The TXFM Years...

A sad day for those that have followed this pioneering Irish radio station from its early years in the guise of Phantom: Keith McGouran with some words on the demise of TXFM.

Interview: Ryan Óg – Kolibrí...

One of Ireland’s most talented new musicians Ryan Óg aka Kolibrí talks to betweenthebars.net about his new EP ‘Eulogies’.