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A Love Letter to Music Venues

I was in Dublin city centre this morning for the first time in 12 months.  The last time I was there was to see Jane Willow perform in the Cobblestone Pub  on February 29th 2020.  I never, not for a moment, thought things would turn out as they did.  I was looking forward to a year full of gigs and excitement.  I think we all know how that turned out. After doing what I had to workwise, I took a spin around Dublin before I headed home.  I drove by the aforementioned Cobblestone Pub , the Voodoo Lounge , The Grand Social , The Workmans Club , The Sugar Club and ended up outside Whelans . I've had great nights out in each of those venues and in many more around the country!   Dolans of Limerick, Crane Lane Theatre and Kino in Cork,  Odd Mollies in Drogheda, the Moat Theatre in Naas, the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge, the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, Visual in Carlow...  The list goes on and on. 2017 and Helmet played Whelans.  There I am partying with them after the s

2019-09-26 Rancid - House of Blues Las Vegas

Okay, after a severe bout of jet lag, I finally got round to looking at some of the photos from this gig. Can't believe it's a week since I've been back from Vegas, but like airplanes, time flies!

Right, so after going to see Christina Aguilera in concert, I had to do something to get back into my normal rhythm, so I headed to see Rancid at the House of Blues.  I'd never seen them before, so I was curious as to how manic things would get.  Well... yeah... Things got manic!  Great gig, really enjoyed it.

Setlist:
  1. Roots Radicals
  2. Radio
  3. Journey to the End of the East Bay
  4. Maxwell Murder
  5. The 11th Hour
  6. Last One to Die
  7. East Bay Night
  8. Dead Bodies
  9. Ghost of a Chance
  10. Telegraph Avenue
  11. Black & Blue
  12. Old Friend
  13. Where I'm Going
  14. Nihilism
  15. Rejected
  16. Olympia WA.
  17. It's Quite Alright
  18. Fall Back Down
  19. The Wars End
  20. Tenderloin
  21. Time Bomb
  22. Ruby Soho
Also appearing on the night were Elvis Cortez, Joey Briggs, Thee Heartomatics, Iron Reagan, The English Beat and finally, Pennywise!  I think you'll agree, that's one hell of a lineup for a gig! Seven acts, one stage, lots of craic!

Check out the photos below:

Rancid

Elvis Cortez

Joey Briggs

Thee Heartomatics

Iron Reagan

The English Beat

Pennywise

Rancid




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