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August 30, 2006 3:00 AM   Subscribe

How best to track upcoming gigs in Ireland?

Specifically, Glen Phillips. I just found out that he's moving to Europe for a year, and he'll be touring the UK and Ireland in January. Since I never got to see Toad the Wet Sprocket in concert back when they were big (and missed their tour this summer due to being in Ireland), I CANNOT miss when he comes to Dublin to play. Any sites that list upcoming gigs in Ireland/Dublin in particular? Ideally, something with RSS feeds or email updates would be best. I *seriously* don't want to miss him when he's here, but January is far enough away that I could easily see myself forgetting.
posted by antifuse to Technology (13 answers total)
entertainment.ie ?
posted by rom1 at 3:30 AM on August 30, 2006

Ticketmaster.ie probably covers it with their performer alerts
posted by TwoWordReview at 3:40 AM on August 30, 2006

Response by poster: Entertainment.ie is fine if I remember to obsessively check it. But since he's not coming till January sometimes, I'm guessing the dates won't be booked for at least a few months, by which time I'm SURE to forget. And Ticketmaster.ie looked like just the ticket (pun intended), until it couldn't find Glen Phillips in their artists database... d'oh! :)
posted by antifuse at 4:06 AM on August 30, 2006

Response by poster: Err... "not coming till January sometime"
posted by antifuse at 4:29 AM on August 30, 2006

Best answer: the 2 major promoters in Ireland are MCD and Aiken Promotions.

I assume Glen Phillips will be playing the smaller venues, so
in Dublin MCD have their artists in Whelans, The Ambassador, Crawdaddy and the Olympia.
They have a feed here.

If you find out he's playing in Vicar st that'll probably be Aiken Promotions. They don't seem to do rss but the site is here
posted by MarvinJ at 4:31 AM on August 30, 2006

Glen Phillips has a ton of live stuff up on the Internet Archive to tide you over. He also has stuff up with Mutual Admiration Society - a fantastic band he started with Nickel Creek. As well as live Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Now if I can only figure out an easy way to turn .flac to .mp3...
posted by any major dude at 5:38 AM on August 30, 2006

Response by poster: I actually grabbed a couple live Toad gigs, a Glen Phillips gig, and and now I'm going to grab some Mutual Admiration Society stuff from archive.org... I didn't bother grabbing the flac stuff, I just grabbed the VBR mp3s, those will do me just fine :) All of this was precipitated by finding Welcome Home Live on my old Rio Karma that I haven't looked at in years :)
posted by antifuse at 5:51 AM on August 30, 2006

Response by poster: Oh, and cheers MarvinJ, that's exactly what I'm lookin for! At least when I see gigs starting to show up for January (that aren't Shane Ward, :)) I'll remember why I added that feed to my bloglines :)
posted by antifuse at 5:57 AM on August 30, 2006

Best answer: Actually PhantomFM's gig guide is pretty good, no feed for it but does have some listings for January already, probably worth keeping an eye on aswell.
posted by TwoWordReview at 6:30 AM on August 30, 2006

Best answer: You should bookmark Irish Music Central. Lots of gig news and MP3s to download. It's indie/alt mostly.
posted by iconomy at 6:58 AM on August 30, 2006

Response by poster: Wow... Irish Music Central is one busy site. Reminds me of the ICQ homepage, back when I used to use ICQ. Though it does have a fair bit of info on there, cheers.
posted by antifuse at 7:16 AM on August 30, 2006

The RTE Aertel gig guide, here's the Dublin page
posted by Wilder at 11:36 AM on August 30, 2006

Response by poster: Just an update: this question has already yielded results, since I found out about the upcoming Tenacious D gig. Woohoo! :)
posted by antifuse at 5:33 AM on September 5, 2006

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