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Music writer Mike McGrath-Bryan (above).

Not just a buffed-up, mid-career Elvis Costello lookalike.

He’s claimed a coveted beanbag desk in Karl’s den. the Broadsheet office.

Mike writes:

I’m the new music writer for Broadsheet, handling the site’s daily ‘You May Like This’ column, talking about festivals, and generally keeping an eye on developments in independent Irish music.

When not scribbling about tunes [ for The Thin Air and others] and being one of those “mature” students, I’m involved in the Cork music community as a DIY promoter, disc-jock and occasional jamming/improv musician, as well as presenting and producing shows for community online radio station Room101.

“I also help run a newly-established night in the Friary in Cork called STRICT. Indie, electronic, hip-hop, ska/reggae, funk, and whatever else, old and new. Free in, plus the venue’s usual selection of craft beers, boardgames and other cool stuff.”

Yes, I’ve seen your comments. Yes, I am working on toning the writing style down.

Indie lovely?

Fight!

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13 thoughts on “You May Like Him

  1. Eoin

    Broadsheet are doing a decent job of covering Irelands metal scene. Decent but not great. But it’s better than ignoring the genre like the rest of the mainstream media do. Keep it up Broadsheet.

    1. KirkenBrenner

      “Broadsheet are doing a decent job of covering Irelands metal scene”

      They really, really aren’t.

  2. The Fettered Hat

    Do any of these people get paid? Is Broadsheet in a position these days to be paying contributors a reasonable rate?

    (Not intended as a snide remark, nor am I pitching for business. Just genuinely curious about the health of the digital publishing landscape).

  3. Robby Cook

    I’VE DECIDED I’M GOING TO DO MY UP-MOST TO RIP HIM APART,
    AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY,
    BASED PURELY BASED ON THE FACT HES WEARING A BADGE, EVEN
    IF I AGREE WITH HIS SYNOPSIS OR BAND/GIG/FESTIVAL CHAMPIONING,
    I WILL FIND THE OTHER ANGLE. LOOKS LIKE HE GOING TO GO DOWN THE
    ‘POST’ HIPSTER ROUTE, SORRY M8, BUT CHANCES ARE I STILL WON’T
    RECOGNISE 99% OF THE ARTISTS YOU SHALL SH!TE ON ABOUT.
    ALSO ANY ATTEMPT TO SHOW FAUX APPRECIATION FOR THE STONES ROSES
    & THE LIKE, CONSIDERING ‘YOU WENT THERE MAN’ WILL RESULT IN
    FURTHER RIDICULE.

    IT’S A HOBBY.

    1. Clampers Outside!

      Man Shouts At Music Reviewer Because He Doesn’t Know The Music Being Reviewed, Shocker!

      …kinda odd that… I tend to read reviews to get a feel for something I haven’t yet heard, but might be tempted.

  4. Peter Dempsey

    Just looked him up on Facebook. He’s friends with some notorious SJWs.

    Still – anything’s better than Nialler9 or NAY NAY MICK ARDLE

    Good luck.

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