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20 Years of the Irish Singles Chart

Linda Coogan Byrne and her team over at WhyNotHer have put together a startling report on the state of the Irish Singles Chart over the last 20 years and how it practically ignored Women and BIPOC.  It's an incredible piece of work, one that, had all things been fair and equal, should never have had to be complied. Unfortunately, like most things, the Irish Music Industry isn't a fair and equal place... Anyway, don't take my word for it, click here to read the report.

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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