Part 3 Catatonia Venue: Olympia, Dublin 03/05/98 Catatonia went from indie-also rans to chart-topping band with the release of their X Files-inspired song, Mulder, and Scully. Being a big fan of the show, I naturally bought into the cult pop reference and it’s a great song too. The band had just released International Velvet to … Continue reading Do You Remember The First Time?
Looking back at some gigs over the years for the month of May.
The contenders for #3albums01 Twitter poll
My top 41 albums from 2001 and how they fared in the #3albums01 poll.
This is a review of the albums that I have been listening to whilst working from home. Albums listened to for week 22 covers from 17-21 August. Monday 17 August Kicking off the new working week I had a look back at some of the local scene. Not Snow Patrol now but some bands here … Continue reading Music life in lockdown week 22
This is a review of the albums that I have been listening to whilst working from home. Albums listened to for week 6 cover 27 April to 1 May. Monday 27/04 - Seattle Kicking off the new working week with a Seattle theme. No Nirvana here, today's listening was all about the relationship between Soundgarden … Continue reading Music life in lockdown week 6
The summer of 2001 saw me going to two festivals that year - T in the Park over in Scotland and the second Witnness festival in Ireland. T in the Park took place over the weekend of 7-8 July. This was my first visit to a Scottish festival and it was really good. Very much … Continue reading 2001 – festivals
After the disappointment of seeing Garbage at the Big Day Out in Galway the previous summer, they made their Belfast debut at the King’s Hall on 15/01/99. This time a more enjoyable performance compared to the rushed one in Galway. Support that night came from Moloko. Placebo came back for another visit to the Ulster … Continue reading 1999
I was never much of a festival goer missing all the Trips to Tipp in the 1990s. Never made it to Reading until early 2000s and Glastonbury in 1999 was my first big festival. I have no gig ticket for this one but my first festival experience was in Cornwall in England visiting friends in … Continue reading 1998 – festivals
Green Day made their return to Belfast since 1991. First time they played Belfast was at Richardson's Social Club and they were staying overnight in the Holylands student area. This time round they made it to the Ulster Hall promoting their new album Nimerod. I was starting to like the band at this stage and … Continue reading 1998