I Don’t Think You Can You Handel This

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Pixel_ 12 Points Plus(1)World Service Project, shot in London, 26/02/2016.

Nordic punk-pop-jazz Pixel (top) and UK’s battle-worn World Service Project

They’re not messiahs.

Just some naughty indie boys.

Aoife Grey writes:

MusicTown festival HAS returned for its second year [strarted yesterday until April 17]. The festival showcases the vast musical talent and vibrant musical culture of our capital city. The eclectic programme has something for all ages and interests; from classical to pop, trad to rock, psychedelic to opera, electronic and everything in between.

MusicTown has joined with 12 Points Festival for one of the more interesting events of the festival at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 on April 13.

Reflecting on the debut of Handel’s Messiah in Dublin and looking to the future of music, 17 innovative young musicians will take to the stage over the night, including London quintet WorldService Project, Nordic punk-pop-jazz with Pixel from Oslo and Dublin’s own hip-hop collective, Mixtapes from the Underground.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Irish Youth Foundation and the Peter McVerry Trust.

We have a PAIR [yes two] of tickets to give away to a music-loving Broadsheet reader. To enter, just complete this sentence

‘The greatest song about Dublin has got to be_________________ by________________

Lines MUST close at 5.25pm

Entrants may attach YouTube or similar.

Musictown

35 thoughts on “I Don’t Think You Can You Handel This

  1. Verbatim

    The greatest song about Dublin has got to be “In Dublin’s Fair City” sung by my hubby in the shower!

  2. Bertie Blenkinsop

    The greatest song about Dublin has got to be The Auld Triangle by Luke Kelly.

      1. Tish Mahorey

        That song kills me, particularly since I actually walked an ex down that road as we split up.

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          Ouch.
          *hugs*

          Luke Kelly has such a powerful voice, it’s hard not to be overcome by the emotion of the song, but harder still with a memory like that attached.

    1. Lisa

      And the Auld Triangle was written (lyrics and music) by Brendan Behan, who was a legend.

  3. Lordblessusandsaveus

    What’s with the trend for posing for photos standing dead straight with hands down by the sides and virtually no facial expression?

    It’s really pretentious. Almost as bad as the folded arms, looking down at you pose.

    1. Garsehole

      and the ubiquitous bearded & swept-on-top look. (‘Sixth Sense’ voice: “I see beardy people”)

    2. mildred st. meadowlark

      Also I saw recently that Tom Hanks takes photos of lost gloves and posts them on twitter. It’s odd, but rather endearing. I imagine he names them, like that Wilson thing he was doing for a while.

  4. Spaghetti Hoop

    ‘And I repeat, if you keep a people down
    In any old town or country, they’ll rise don’t you see?
    It’s the will to survive that keeps them alive
    And they’re starting to see through all the lies

    That they’ve contrived, so I say to you all
    To educate yourself, become well read
    And start to use the head, contemplate your own situation
    Find the true enemy and stop banging heads’

    ROLLING DOWN…TO DOOBALIN TOWN

    Good ole Damo wha?

    1. Bertie Blenkinsop

      I saw him support Morrissey in Dublin Castle once and God love him they just weren’t his crowd.

      I like him all the same.

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