Everything about the U2 360 tour is massive. If you saw the show you know what I mean. I think you will find this video interesting whether you saw it or not though. The grand scale of this stage is something to behold, and all the work and preparation that goes into setting it up [...]
Friday night saw the arrival of Canadian band Great Lake Swimmers in Crawdaddy. Promoting their fourth album Lost Channels, their bluegrass tinged folk music has been gathering praise all year across America and Europe and this is their first visit to Irish shores. Opening act Sleeping States gave us a wayward set of semi-ambient guitar-led [...]
Two of the the words most likely to be over-heard on Sunday night outside Vicar St were “clear” and “precision”. The sheer perfection of just about every note played in the last ninety-odd minutes was obviously weighing on people’s minds. “It couldn’t have been as good as I think it was, could it?”
It was. Grizzly [...]
The first thing that becomes obvious on this particular Saturday night is that Mick Flannery is no longer anybody’s little secret. Having first come across the Cork man almost two years ago, watching his development as a songwriter and a performer has been an enjoyable ride. His first album, Evening Train is a hidden gem [...]
Scores of fans packed into Reliant Stadium on October 14th, 2009, standing shoulder to shoulder in front of what appeared to be a large space station set up down in one end of the field. This was the kind of thing you only saw in movies or in dreams.
Anxious fans looked on in awe, filled [...]
So the Irish juggernaut that is U2 has brought their massive show, complete with the larger than life 360 stage, to North America. Stadiums all over the country are selling out, bringing crowds of up to 80,000 or more each performance. You’d never know there was a recession by seeing the numbers of fans spending [...]