A Night In the Key Of 8 on Sunday, April 23 at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin.

Buzz writes:

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning from Ticketmaster 9am for a unique night at The Olympia Theatre on Sunday April 23 With a host of major acts and performances from across the broad spectrum of Ireland’s arts community with all proceeds going to the Repeal Project, supporting fundraising for the repeal the 8th movement….


Broadcasting upstarts Dublin Digital Radio have been quick on the uptake of independent and alternative sounds around the country, as of late, with an expanding programming lineup. This week’s highlights are available to stream above and another packed weekend awaits adventurous listeners.

DDR member Cathy Flynn writes:

It’s been another full week of radio at DDR. Gib Cassidy’s Elastic Witch went out on Monday, a mix of alternative electronic synth sounds. Also on Monday was The Other Show, a wonderful selection of folky sounds. And be sure to check out Shivers’ rundown of the best in new releases and reissues of 2016.

Other highlights this week include Emma Cawley’s “XXX”, this week focusing on South Africa and the Gqom Oh! electronic label, which is well worth tuning into this Thursday 7 – 8 pm. On Friday at 10pm, District Magazine hook up with Dublin’s Soft Boy Records for a show. Saturday has some hip hop vibes courtesy of Staxx Lyrical, and on Sunday go off the beaten track with a selection of interesting, ambient songs from Bandcloud.

Tune in live or peruse the archive here.

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Acrylic paintings by artist Josh Keyes who sez:

Who is to say what surface is to be kept graffiti clean? My personal concern is that this will be a reality some day and speaks to a larger issue of our relationship with the natural world. The satellite and space graffiti hints that even if we colonize other worlds, what mark will we leave? No matter where we go there is evidence of our presence.

Fair enough.