Johnny Marr

Blistering set from Johnny Marr and band on Sunday 18 October at the Olympia Theatre, Dame Street, Dublin. Armed with his trusty Fender Jaguar he assaulted the crowd with tracks from his new solo album including Easy Money, Dynamo, Playland as well as Smiths favourites Panic, How Soon Is Now, Bigmouth Strikes Again, There is a light that never goes out, You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby, and great covers of The Primitives ‘Crash’ and Electronic’s ‘Getting Away With It’.

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First Aid Kit

Caught up with the band First Aid Kit last night at probably the best music venue in Dublin, the Olympia Theatre. Last time, I saw them I witnessed an incredible gig at Vicar Street. This was no different except they showcased some songs from their new album Stay Gold including the title track, a great version of Heaven Knows, Cedar Lane, Waitress song and Master Pretender.

The band earned themselves a standing ovation from the delighted crowd as they finished off the set with some classics from their Lion’s Roar album. Beyond savage!

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