I’ve been here for almost one month and I only have a couple of posts about pubs… That’s not right! People might think I spend every day and night at home at the computer, and that’s very far from the truth
There are a few pubs around here that have live music almost every day, and last Friday I went to one of them – the Róisín Dubh (pronouced as “russian dove”, such is the weirdness of the Irish language). For starters, I was amazed at the quality of the pub’s website. For such a small place, I was surprised to know that I could book tickets online (and with a small discount for doing it online). So I bought a ticket for €11.50 (the bloodsuckers from the bank took a €1.50 fee) and Friday at 9pm I had a Guinness in my hand and was ready for a dose of alternative rock.
The first band was called The Butterfly Explosion. I had never heard of them, and in fact the small concert area was about halfway to its capacity, which demonstrated the “unknown-ness” of this band. I managed to record one of their songs, and surprisingly the movie turned out decent, even though it was quite dark. Enjoy “Closer”, by The Butterfly Explosion:
All in all, the concert was pretty good, and a nice warm-up for the main attraction.
After a few minute’s break to prepare the stage, in came God is an Astronaut, and now the room was almost completely full. I had heard some of their songs after I saw a comment in some blog (to which I lost the link) saying that their concert was better than watching Radiohead (a HUGE overstatement). Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the concert and will keep an eye on any new music they release. Here are some pictures (also did some movies but they turned out too dark):
Basically, we (2 of my housemates joined me in the meantime) had a great time. Of course, with some more drinks after the concert, and going to bed at 5 or 6 am.