It’s only a month and a half until the Digital Socket Awards take place in Dublin, and the nominees have just been announced. Without further ado, here’s who will be battling it out for first place in the below categories on 3rd March in the Grand Social. Tickets are on sale for the event (€10 and the money goes to Aware) now. 1. Best Design (Website, Artwork, Posters) Adebisi Shank – This is the Second Album Cathy Davey – The Nameless Halves – It Goes, It Goes (Forever and Ever) O Emperor – Hither Thither Villagers – Becoming a Jackal … Continue reading Digital Socket Awards – Shortlist announced!
The past year has, for most people, had its ups and downs. Similarly, the year in music has had its peaks and troughs – but thankfully there have been more highs than lows. Irish music in particular has had an incredibly strong year, with a remarkable amount of top-notch albums released by homegrown acts in 2010. Here in Dublin, there have been some stellar gigs – like Janelle Monae, Faith No More, Stevie Wonder, and many at Electric Picnic – but the rest of the counties haven’t been neglected either (though it would be wonderful if more bands were … Continue reading Forwards/Backwards