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’.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Skeleton Tree...

Destined to be remembered as his masterpiece – The Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave.

Teenage Fanclub – Here...

Heart-warming stuff from one of the best bands of the nineties, Teenage Fanclub.

Angel Olsen – My Woman...

Angel Olsen follows up her acclaimed 2nd album ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’ with another stunning record.

Indiependence 2016

Anthony Kelly reviews the best of the action from Indiependence 2016.

DIIV – Is The Is Are...

Brooklyn Dreampop outfit DIIV return with a sprawling, enthralling follow up.

Foals Live At The Marquee, Cork 5 July 2016...

Anthony Kelly reviews Foals live at the Marquee, Cork.

Big Thief – Masterpiece...

If you are going to call your debut album Masterpiece, it better be good. Big Thief deliver.

Lisa Hannigan @ White Horse, Ballincollig, Cork 11 June 2016...

The ever popular Lisa Hannigan returns to Cork: Anthony Kelly reviews.

M Craft – Blood Moon...

One of the best albums of 2016: M Craft – ‘Blood Moon’

Primavera Sound 2016

Keith McGouran with an – depth, excellent review of one of Europe’s most prestigious music festivals.

Marissa Nadler – Strangers...

Another bewitching effort from Boston born singer songwriter Marissa Nadler.