PaperDolls present A Letter to Mina 2012
Dates: 26th October – 28th October
Show time: 8.30pm
Duration: 60 Minutes.
PaperDolls meet Bram Stoker in a Victorian inspired exploration of the female and the monstrous. Featuring performance and writing by Alabaster DePlume, an original score by the darlings of Dublin’s alternative music scene Estel, and a diverse display of talent and skill from Dublin’s rogue cabaret and subterranean theatre culture, PaperDolls performance company are creating a Gothic theatrical playground of ideas and physicality, for three nights only in the ever malleable D-Light Studios.
HEADWRECKER is a label run by an Irishman in London.
They co – released ‘A Massive, Glorious, Uphill, Shit – Fight’
Focuses on mainly Irish hardcore and filthy dirges.
Check ’em out here – http://headwrecker.wordpress.com/
This is an amazing label that primarily releases cassettes.
They released our ‘No Fi, Lo Fi, Hi Fi’ cassette.
Here’s the ‘about’ section from their own site –
Our first release was Quompilation No. 1 in January 2011 which featured 13 of Ireland’s best young bands covering some of their favourite songs of 2010. It was a huge success and the cassette sold out pretty much immediately following a rollicking ol’ launch gig in the Lower Deck. Further releases followed in 2011 in the form of No Fi, Lo Fi, Hi Fi, a collection of B-Sides and Rarities from legendary Dublin alternative-types, Estel and a split cassette from Ginola and Turning Down Sex called It’s A Disagreeable Thing To Be Whipped.
2012 has so far brought the release of Quompilation #2, which completely sold out at the launch in Dublin’s Crawdaddy. We’ll have four new releases in May and plenty more throughout the year, so keep an eye on things over the next few months.
We’ve also moved into promoting gigs for people and have put on some really fun things over the last few months, with some more big things to come in the near future. We do all sorts, from crusty punk in tiny venues to experimental electronics in massive churches, so get in touch if you’re looking to play in Dublin and we’ll try to help you out.
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We met Steve through our association with Mike Watt.
An actual underground music legend.
We’ve recorded two albums with Steve as well as appearing on his 2011 album – ‘Sometimes Like This I Talk’.
In the summer of 2010 we toured Ireland with Steve as our Sax player.
Here’s a bio –
The pioneering saxman for such diverse projects as The Stooges, Violent Femmes, Snakefinger, Commander Cody, and The Radon Ensemble, Steve Mackay now unleashes his third solo album. This collection of songs – captured in five countries and with a cast of 30 conspirators – represents the most comprehensive collection of Mackay’s composed works. For the last decade, Mackay has relentlessly criss-crossed the States, Europe and the world, bringing his unique musical vision to stage. His projects have included joining forces with jazz-core unit Zu, fronting his own band The Radon Ensemble, uniting with his first crew, Carnal Kitchen and bar band Third Thursday, collaborating with underground illuminaries like the Dirtbombs, Ovo, Smegma, Laundryroom Squelchers, Amps For Christ and Mike Watt, and sharing the spotlight with Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees Iggy & The Stooges.
Mike Watt need no introduction.
We met Watt when ESTEL opened for him sometime in 2005.
We’ve recorded two albums with him and he contributed a poem for ‘The Bones of Something’.
A great supporter of the band and a great man.
Here’s a bio –
Michael David Watt (born , 1957 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an American bass guitarist, singer and songwriter.
He is best-known for co-founding the rock bands Minutemen, dos, and fIREHOSE; as of 2003, he is also the bassist for the reunited Stooges and a member of the art rock/jazz/punk/improv group Banyan as well as many other post-Minutemen projects.
Though Watt has not had much mainstream success or visibility, he is often cited as a key figure in the development of American alternative rock: the Red Hot Chili Peppers dedicated their hugely successful Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) to him. On November 1 2008, Watt received the Bass Player Magazine lifetime achievement award, presented by Flea.