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    Album Reviews

    Rachel Breslin and John Meagher review this week's albums Julia Holter with 'Loud City Song', 'Paracosm' from Washed Out the musical moniker of Ernest Green and the third album from White Lies - 'Big TV'.

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    Sargent House Record Label

    Last Friday, the Sargent House Record Label (www.sargenthouse.com) curated a stage at the Indiependence music festival in Cork - Ray Wingnut reports.

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    Red Peters: Rare Recordings

    PJ Curtis on Red Peters: Rare Recordings 1968-1989 which is distributed by Claddagh Records and available on www.redpeters.ie.

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    Live Music - Sinead White

    Sinead White performs 'Flat Battery' and 'I Know It' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. Sinead will appear at this year's Electric Picnic Festival in Stradbally in Co. Laois.

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    Music - Pearse McGloughlin & Justin Grounds

    Inspired by Fyodor Dosteovsky's 'The Idiot' - Two Irish musicians, Pearse McGloughlin and Justin Grounds have collaborated on a new collection of music, appropriately entitled: 'Idiot Songs'. The album launches in Dublin's Odessa on Friday August 9th.

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    Album Reviews

    Civil Wars self-titled titled 2nd album, Neon from Jay Sean and Swim Deep's debut Where the Heaven Are We. Edel Coffey & Niall Byrne join Sean live in studio.

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    Live Music - Glimmermen

    Dublin band Glimmermen perform live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band's new album is called 'I'm Dead' which they'll preview in Tower Records on Dublin's Wicklow Street on Friday August 9th while the album launch will be at Whelans of Wexford Street in Dublin on Saturday August 10th - www.glimmermen.com.   

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    Live Music - Fight Like Apes

    Fight Like Apes perform 'Crouching Bees' and 'Carousel' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band play Billy Byrnes Bar in Kilkenny as part of this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival - www.kilkennyarts.ie.

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    The Economics of Touring

    Jim Carroll discusses the economics of touring in light of Morrissey announcing he was forced to cancel his South American tour due to lack of finances.

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