“Even when it rained, people were loving it…” Why Mixed Salad at McGruders will live long in the memory

There have been plenty of daytime soirees in Dublin’s clubbing history, but few linger in the memory better than Mixed Salad at McGruders on Thomas Street, which grew from a

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RIP Al Keegan

Today (25 March) saw the passing of one of the true legends of the Dublin club scene since the turn of the Millennium, Al Keegan, at the age of just

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The Slate – selected issues for your reading pleasure

If ever there was a publication that could act as a panacea for the bizarre times we live in at the moment, it would be The Slate, the irreverent, unashamedly

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“It’s getting harder to find something that isn’t part of the mainstream…” Dublin’s club scene at the turn of the Millennium [February 2000]

While the recent closure of the Tivoli, Hangar and the Bernard Shaw (in its Portobello incarnation, anyway) has left many to fear for the future of Dublin nightlife – something

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“Oggie, Oggie, Oggie! Oi, Oi, Oi!” Maniac 2000 was released 20 years ago this week…

Few singles encapsulated the exuberance of the early part of the millennium than Maniac 2000, released on 11 February 2000 – twenty years ago this week. Reportedly the fifth best-selling single

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“The bottom line is, the tune has to be good…” Kerry’s 4th Dimension talk homegrown techno [July 1994]

Killarney, Co. Kerry isn’t the first place you think of in terms of cutting-edge electronica, but for a short period in the early 90s, it spawned forth one of Ireland’s

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Dublin’s RedBox opened on this day in 1996…

Some three-and-a-half years after the opening of The Pod nightclub, on Dublin’s Harcourt Street, the late entrepreneur John Reynolds unveiled a state-of-the-art live venue perched on top of it, the

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Ahead of their performances at Dublin’s District 8 this weekend, here are more Sasha & Digweed sets than you could ever possibly need…

Morecambe and Wise. Laurel and Hardy. Bert and Ernie. History is awash with great double acts, but in the world of electronic music, perhaps none are as memorable as Sasha

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Some of the biggest names in Irish dance music are coming together TONIGHT to pay tribute to the late Scott Macnaughton

On September 15 last, the Irish dance music industry was a sadder place with the news of the passing of Scott Macnaughton, who passed away suddenly at his home in

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Fancy owning a piece of Bernard Shaw history…?

The Shaw is dead, long live the Shaw! While Bodytonic may have closed the iconic Bernard Shaw venue on Dublin’s South Richmond Street once and for all, this Friday (15

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