Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Choice Music Prize tonight, Oxegen line-up

Choice Music Prize takes place tonight in Vicar St, yours truly will be there to observe all the happenings and performances, intrigue and arguements.. The heavily fancied Valerie Francis (above) is the favourite, with us, those in the know, and Paddy Power - but you never know with the Choice award, now in its fifth year. Last year's winner, Jape, was a popular one, but recent years have been met with cries of derision - Super Extra Bonus Party etc - so who knows what way the voting will go?

The full shortlist is as follows: And So I Watch You From Afar, Codes, Adrian Crowley, Dark Room Notes, The Duckworth Lewis Method, Julie Feeney, Valerie Francis and The Swell Season - all of whom will perform this Wednesday - and Bell X1 and Laura Izibor, who are nominated but cannot perform due to touring commitments.

Doors open at 7pm sharp and the show begins at 7.30pm with Codes up first on stage. Paul McLoone will be broadcasting live from Vicar St, with the winner announced around 10.30pm approx.. Should be fun!

In other news (we are a bit behind on this) the line-up for Oxegen 2010 was announced last week and includes, among others, Eminem, Muse and Jay-Z..

Joining the above trio on the line-up are The Black Eyed Peas, Kasabian, The Prodigy, Florence and the Machine, Paolo Nutini, Faithless, Stereophonics, Vampire Weekend, Hot Chip, Calvin Harris, Temper Trap, Empire Of The Sun, Goldfrapp, La Roux and many, many more. Joining the line-up are hotly tipped Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club, who played in Dolan's last night, of which more anon, we promise..

On the local scene, a few tickets remain for the Baron of Techno Dave Clarke at Streetlife's gig in Dolan's on Friday, while the JD Set also takes place beforehand - and is free in..

Fionn Regan plays on Saturday, and we will post our delightful interview with the Bray troubadour in due time.

Also, we are excited at the news that Tweak! are host a party soon too, of which, again, more will be heard on these pages in the near future.

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