How would you summarise Dublin?
Home. Dublin makes everyone feel at home. In particular our wonderful music scene.
I love the sense of community here, and I like to think of all the different generations of people who felt that same comradery before me.
Do you remember the first gig you saw in the city?
The first gig I ever went to was a show called Dimestore Recordings, they used to run a music night every Thursday in Sweeneys Bar.
Music would start at 8pm and go until 3am, you’d get to see 6/7 acts within that time.
Dimestore played a massive role in my musical development and the people who I met there every Thursday are still booking us for shows and generally being lovely.
And the last?
The last gig I was at was a Dublin based rapper called Kojaque, one of my band mates got me a ticket for my birthday.
The show was in the button factory and was one of the best gigs I’ve ever been too. Kojaque held the audience in the palm of his hand for the whole show, his work is completely honest and emotive, and his debut album Deli Daydreams strikes a chord with every twenty something year old in Dublin right now.
If you had someone visiting for 24 hours, where would you take them?
I’d take them for a walk around Stephens Green, then up to MusicMaker to browse, then to Georges Street Arcade to have a look at all the different nick nacks and nab a delicious cupcake at the Lolly and Cooks, then on to Pmacs for something nice to eat and a nice beer, and we’d finish off the day in The Sugar Club at a gig.
The best for…
A quick pint?
A night out?
You’re asking the wrong person here, I love sleep too much for a night out haha, a good gig, doesn’t matter what venue.
To see new music?
The Bello Bar
Grab a coffee?
Five Points (French toast that will heal your soul)
The Sugar Club
Taking a time out?
All the 2nd hand shops on Camden street, amazing finds!
R.A.G.E lots of games too!
Project Art Centre, they always have something new and unique.
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