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If you haven't yet adorned your ears with any of Erica Cody's tunes thus far in your life, please excuse yourself for that indiscretion by going ahead and clicking over to Spotify, having a listen (and a bop), and only then may you return to this article for the already Erica enlightened. 

Big news for fans of the the Dublin alt-RnB singer – Erica is playing a gig in the Grand Social next month, on the eve of the launch of next EP Leoness, April 11th. 

The ideal excuse for a gals night out, tickets are only €14.45, on sale this Friday.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In the last two years, Erica has been a regular on the Irish festival circuit, appearing at Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza and Longitude to crowds of fervent supporters who clamoured to the stage for an audible glimpse of her particular brand of empowering choonage. 

Her distinctive sound plays on influences from 90s Hip-Hop icons blended with contemporary lyrics that address love, infatuation and female authority – perfect for the pre-drinks playlist or to employ a sense of self-confidence of all who listen (and inevitably end up singing along – that sh*t's catchy). 

In the summer of 2018, Erica played the main stage at Electric Picnic with The Story of Hip Hop, collaborating with The RTE Orchestra, DJ Mo-K, Jess Kavanagh, Jafaris and Mango to a 13,000-capacity stage. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When she's not busy performing, she can be found modelling, acting and collaborating with massive brands like Nike and Samsung (casual). However, she's not one to fall into your typical 'influencer' category. 

While she showcases her style and promotes her music on Instagram, she also uses her platforms to draw attention to societal issues like toxic masculinity and to elevate other female artists – promoting inclusively and creativity among her audience.   

Our advice? Get your tickets ASAP, so you can gloat to your friends that you got to see Erica Cody just before she became one of Ireland's best-selling Irish singer songwriters. Don't sleep on it. 

Feature image: Instagram / @ericacody / Photography by Anouska Proetta Brandon @anouskaphotography

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Legendary multi-Grammy winning singer Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced a massive outdoor concert gig at the Irish Independent Park in Cork on June 26. 

The artist will perform classic tunes from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and some other bangers, for Irish fans in 2019.

The New Jersey songstress revolutionised hip-hop and R&B through her soulful hybrid musical approach which transcended genre and earned her fans all over the world.

Ms. Hill became musical from a highly young age, as well as showing a streak for community service and charity work. She acted, danced and was involved in performance art of all kinds from her formative years.

Excelling academically, she attended Columbia University in New York at the same time as joining the up-and-coming band The Fugees. As the lone female in the group, she guided them to achieve record sales.

The band became the biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson, and Ms. Hill then launched her solo career after releasing the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

The album deservedly earned her a record-breaking five Grammy awards, and she blazed the trail for female soul and R&B artists in the coming years. 

The Cork gig slot comes after confirmed appearances at Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on June 21 and the Love Supreme Jazz Festival in East Sussex on July 7.

Tickets are priced from €49.90 including booking fee, and are going on sale at 8:30am this Friday, February 15 on www.ticketmaster.ie.

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If you didn’t manage to secure tickets to Post Malone’s sold out show on Valentine’s Day – never fear.

The rapper has announced that he will play a massive outdoor gig in Dublin this summer.

Hosted in the RDS’ Outdoor Arena, the concern will take place on Thursday the 22nd of August.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Special guests will also be performing at the gig, ahead of Posty's performance of his album Beerbongs & Bentleys.

The Texas native has charted nine songs in the Top 20 of the Hot 100, gaining the accolade for 'the most songs in the Top 20 of the Hot 100.'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In Ireland, the album entered the Irish Album Charts at #1, with one of the biggest chart debuts’ of 2018 and has since been certified double platinum. Casual. 

Tickets will be on sale from €75.75 this Friday, the 15th February at 9am. 

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Azealia Banks is a woman of controversy, and her career has arguably been stalled and stopped multiple times because of her numerous spats with famous faces.

While Paddy Power was taking bets on whether or not the Harlem rapper would even play her set at The Academy last night, the 27-year-old miraculously showed up onstage.

She dedicated her gig to "All the beautiful Irish women", much to the amusement of the crowd of beloved fans who admitted that their rap hero was 'problematic', but has such good tunes you forget about it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Banks hit the headlines yesterday after an incident on board a flight from Gatwick to Dublin airport, which led to the artist having to take the ferry to Dublin.

She ended up having quite the rant on board the Aer Lingus flight, calling Irish women 'ugly' and launching into a tirade about our Celtic people.

“I’ve had enough of y’all oompa-loompa looking, spray-tanned, crazy-looking b****es tonight,” she raged, which was characteristic of her numerous feuds with other musicians.

“The girls have scurvy, they’re vitamin deficient, need some calcium tablets.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Reviews of the show claim the rapper brought an impressive set to her debut Irish show, channelling talent which is arguably gone to waste as her Twitter arguments have only done her damage.

Fans know her attitude well enough to dispel any negative thoughts of her social media ranting, choosing instead to focus on her musical prowess, surprisingly soulful voice and explosive rap verses.

“I’m a rude b**ch nigga, what are you made up of?” she spits on her classic hit, 212.

The 'Queen of Ireland' doesn't make any effort to cover up her personality, so take her with a pinch of salt but don't try to deny that the gal has talent.

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Ellen DeGeneres has generated controversy by throwing her support behind comedian Kevin Hart, who was forced to step down as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards following accusations of homophobia.

Hart appeared on The Ellen Show for a full hour to promote his new film, The Upside, and to defend his decision to step down as the Oscars host following the re-surfacing of years-old tweets and quotes. 

Ellen interviewed the comedian and according to Variety, said the producers of the Academy Awards "admitted to possibly mishandling Hart's departure” and would be “emphatic” to see him return.

The popular chat show host, and former host of the awards ceremony herself declared; “We want him to host. Whatever we can do, we want him to host.”

He spoke about the issue uninterrupted for nearly six minutes, a rarity on US television, and told Ellen that the Oscars was; "…one of the highest of highs, simply because there hasn't been a lot of African Americans that have been able to do it."

Saying it was "unreal" to be asked to host the coveted awards ceremony on ABC this February, he described the onslaught of social media backlash which followed his appointment and later led to his stepping down;

"To get the moment, celebrate the moment—'Oh, my God! I can't believe it's happen!'—and then the next morning after a day full of congratulations and celebrations, I'm hit with an onslaught on social media of my past coming back up again."

"Literally, the next morning! Not even a full 24 hours to glow in the glory of 'Kevin Hart Is Hosting This Year's Oscars,'" the comic described.

"When it happened, my first thought is, 'I'm going to ignore it. I'm going to ignore it because it's 10 years old. This is stuff I've addressed. I've talked about this. This isn't new. I've addressed it! I've apologised for it. I'm not going to pay it any mind.'"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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His controversial tweets were between 2009 and 2011, and the now deleted post reads; “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay’.”

The interview is broadcasting on today's episode of Ellen, with the host saying she believes in "second chances", and believes he deserves to host.

“It’s all they ever wanted him to do, and he’s doing it in spades. So now he should be able to come back on his own terms."

She has incredible influence in the public eye and within the awards circuit herself, so who knows what could happen? 

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Picture This have been announced as the first act to play a brand new summer music festival in Belfast.

Live At The Botanic Gardens is set to be a series of outdoor concerts which will be held in the aesthetic setting of the famous Northern Irish gardens next June.

Early next year, Picture This are heading off on tour around Europe, Canada and the States, but will return to play Belfast for two nights on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2019.

The Irish alternative rock band have confirmed the release of their second album for February 15, entitled MDRN LV.

The lads dropped the first single from the new album, One Drink, back in October and it has dominated the airwaves as the number one radio song in Ireland for three weeks running.

It has also entered the USA top 40 singles chart, breaking the band into a whole new American audience.

They have unveiled their new track Everything or Nothing alongside the music video, and we can't stop listening.

The band are also set to play a huge five night run at Dublin's 3Arena from March 27 until 31 in 2019.

Though they only formed the band two years ago, the foursome from Athy signed to massive US label Republic Records, which boasts Ariana Grande and Drake as other artists signed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ryan Hennessy, Jimmy Rainsford, Owen Cardiff and Cliff Deane have achieved incredible success, and are currently Ireland's biggest-selling artists of 2018, with a debut album that enjoyed four weeks at number one.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 19 December at 9am for Live At The Botanic Gardens on Ticketmaster, and we bet they'll sell out fast.

Get yourselves ready on Wednesday at 8:59am lads.

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Get ready for early 2000's nostalgia overload – because two of the hottest bands are coming to the stage at Malahide castle.

Snow Patrol have announced they will play an open-air show at Malahide Castle on Friday June 7 2019.

This is fab news for fans who were unable to secure a ticket for tomorrow’s sold-out Dublin show at 3Arena.

Over the last 25 years Snow Patrol have released 7 albums and racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including: 13 million global album sales, 1 billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy and Mercury Music Prize nominated.

Not bad, huh?

Snow Patrol’s album Wildness, their first album in seven years, is out now.

Tickets are €49.90 including booking fee. 

Snap them up from Friday December 14 at 9am.

See you there!

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The Gods of Rock have listened to our prayers.

After selling out their Whelan's show, which is scheduled for Thursday, 6 December, The Blizzards have now announced a SECOND show for Friday 7 December. Thank the Lord for that.

The Blizzards vs Tebi Rex are releasing the second single I Need A Win from their upcoming full-length album next week, and lucky for us it will be available across all digital platforms.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Diverse Irish hip-hop youngsters Tebi Rex collaborate with rockers The Blizzards to create one of the biggest feel-good tracks of the year.

The band have come back with a bang in 2016, now bringing us their first studio album in a decade, due this Autumn. WE CANNOT WAIT.

It's sure to be unreal, so you'd be mad to miss them at Whelan's showing us why they remain one of Ireland's biggest bands.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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I Need A Win  is out everywhere now.

Tickets on sale now – €22.90 from Ticketmaster

Doors open at 8.00pm, and the gig is for over 18s only.

GET 'EM ASAP, FOLKS. We all want to stare at Bressie while listening to sweet sweet tunes, let's get real.

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Halloween is offish over so we can now talk about Christmas and New Years without sounded crazy, right?

Now in its seventh year, New Years Festival Dublin [NYF Dublin] is back again to help us ring in 2019 with three unreal events – a dazzling lighting spectacle called Liffey Lights Midnight Moment and 3Countdown Concert with amazing music acts that will give you a New Years Eve night to remember.

We can officially reveal that the headlining act is none other than the fab Gavin James.

Supporting acts are Hudson Taylor, Inhaler and Wild Youth.

Seriously, whatta line-up.

Gavin James is taking to the stage and we are buzzing about the news – as is he.

''I'm very excited,'' he says. His album is, Only Ticket Home, came out last week and it has already climbed to the top of the charts.

He's also getting ready to go back to touring; something he loves.

''I've got a little scooter that I use now while Im on tour to get around. I''m trying to get friends that come with me do it too – we can be a little scooter gang.''

Speaking of NYE, what's in store for him in 2019?

''World tour time. We're heading to London, Europe, then America which will take me right into festival season, it's pretty full on.''

His NYF show also might be a little different to the previous ones – all thanks to his brand new Les Paul guitar.

While acoustic guitar is his thing, he just might mix it up – so you might hear some electric guitar courtesy of Mr Gavin James come NYE.

Also on the bill is Irish folk/Americana duo Hudson Taylor made up of brothers Harry and Alfie.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Oooooh new album on Friday”

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Harry admits that NYE is generally a "divisive" night but one that him and his brother love, mainly because they go out busking.

Plus "its good to do the cheesy countdown thing."

We couldn't agree more.

Fresh from supporting Hozier, the Hudson Taylor lads might be gearing up for their own headline tour in the new year. So what better time to see them then to close out 2018?

To make it even better, their younger sister Halli will join them on stage and she herself has just released her first single, "Fukc Fear" so she is one to watch – exciting stuff.

Also playing will be Dublin four-piece Inhaler, who might be fresh from their Leaving Cert but they are more than ready to put on an amazing show.

So what should you expect from them? 

"A lot of new songs. We only have two songs on Spotify and they came out like two years ago and our music's changed since then."

Their influences include a lot of 1980 's references – think Depeche Mode. While they've been playing together since 2016, 2019 looks set to be the year where they are gonna be releasing new music and a brand new single.

With amazing artists like these playing at NYF, you know where you gotta be on the 31st of December – see you there.

Tickets for NYF Dublin are 29.90 including booking fee and will be on sale from Monday November 5th qt 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie.

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The Riptide Movement will play Vicar Street on Saturday, 1st December. 

Tickets are priced at €25, which is inclusive of booking free, and will be on sale from the 5th of July at 10am from Ticketmaster.ie. 

The announcement follows the release of their new single, Plastic Oceans

Plastic Oceans was recorded in London with producer Chris Coady (Future Islands, Slowdive) and has a firm backbone of the kind of melodic indie rock that has seen the band build a strong following in their native Ireland, clocking up various #1 records.

The band will continue their heavy touring schedule this summer, putting in appearances in coastal areas.

They will be using their latest single to spread the important environmental message that our beaches, coastlines, rivers, cities and towns need to be kept litter and plastic free if we're to stop the oceans from becoming even more polluted by plastic waste.

Visit www.ticketmaster.ie for Vicar Street tickets from July 5th. 

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If you're lucky enough to be going to the T Swift gigs on Friday or Saturday, there are a few things you need to know before you put on your red lipstick and head to Croker.

First off, doors are at 5:45pm, Charlie XCX goes on at 6:30pm, and she's followed by Camilla Cabello at 7:15pm (though these times may change slightly because of increased security measures).

Attendees are advised to arrive with plenty of time to spare, and no later than 8pm. You'll need to extra time to go through the security check before all the acts start. No queueing is allowed before the gates open since it could disrupt the residents in the neighbourhood. 

And sorry to all of you backpack fans – rucksacks and large handbags should be left at home. There are also no cloakroom or storage facilities available at the site, and bags can't be left at entrances or surrounding areas.

Security checks will be going on, so those who come with backpacks or large bags in tow may be refused entry or experience a bit of a delay. It's recommended that your bag is about A5 size (or 5.8 by 8.3 inches). Everything will be subject to a search.

Don't forget that it's an outdoor event, so come prepped for the weather but leave your umbrella at home as they're not allowed.

Objects that are also forbidden include:

  • Glass or cans
  • Alcohol
  • Garden furniture
  • Selfie sticks
  • Flares
  • Professional cameras
  • Cameras with a detachable lens
  • Video cameras
  • Audio recording devices
  • iPads
  • GoPros

For the full list of prohibited items, you can check here.

Kids under five aren't permitted as the promoter says large outdoor concerts aren't a suitable environment for them.

Under 14s aren't allowed in the pitch standing area, and under 16s must have a parent or guardian with them at all times wherever they are.

The promoters and An Garda Síochána can refuse admission to anyone under the influence of alcohol.

Re-admissions are not allowed, so be sure that if you leave the concert you're really ready to go.

And though we get wanting to beat the traffic, it's requested that concert-goers not rush to the exits after Taylor is done dazzling them.

Speaking of traffic, it's recommended that you give yourself an extra two hours travelling time getting both to and from the event.

Fans are all encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transit to the venue (but if you must drive, please carpool).

Irish Rail will operate additional services on both nights, including a Dublin Heuston to Galway train at 12:30am and other trains to be confirmed. You can check on additional services at their website.

If you're looking for more info on the event (including approach routes), check out the public notice here. You can also email customercare@mcd.ie if you have any remaining questions.

So stay safe, leave the tote bag at home, and enjoy yourself! 

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Ed Sheeran is due to play a string of concerts around Ireland next month. The Shape Of You singer will perform to thousands of fans across the country, with shows in Cork, Galway, Belfast, and Dublin.

Ahead of the Thinking Out Loud singer’s gigs, Aiken Promotions have issued a warning to fans about his upcoming Irish shows.

They issued a statement asking fans not to queue for the gig. “The venue gates will open at 5 pm. No early queueing will be permitted."

They have also advised concertgoers not to bring a bag to the concert.

“Please do not bring a bag unless it is totally necessary. People without bags will be fast-tracked. If you must bring a bag it needs to be smaller than A4 size. Bags under A4 size will be subject to a search which will result in unnecessary queuing,” they warned.

The organisers urged people to check the date on their ticket before attending the concert. The Galway Girl singer has nine Irish dates lined up so make sure to check the venue and date details on your ticket.

 

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“Please remember to keep your tickets safe and check your tickets to ensure you are attending on the correct date and going to the correct venue.”

The public has also been warned about buying tickets from ‘bogus ticket sellers’ or unofficial websites as the tickets will not guarantee access to the concert.

Ed Sheeran will kick off his Irish tour in Pairc Ui Caoimh in Cork on Friday, May 4, and will end at Dublin’s Phoenix Park on May 19.

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