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Never Mind the Questions

Do you want to be part of Dublin’s biggest pub quiz, here is your chance. Concern Worldwide is organizing a series of pub quizzes around the city in the month of September and October. All proceeds go to support their work overseas (aid agencies around the world are struggling to keep their projects going in current recession). And their is also a grand prize – trip to Vegas to be won. Good Luck. Find your local pub in the map below.

Find your local pub

Find your local pub

You can find the full details and how does it work? HERE.

Tickets Giveaway : The Late Late Troll Show

The Bulmer’s Comedy Festival is starting in 2 days, and we have a pair of tickets to The Late Late Troll Show to giveaway.

The Toll Trolls, M and 50, are based, well, underneath the M50 toll bridge but for a change, they’re going to entertain the crowd at the Olympia. It’s going to be madness and off-the-wall comedy, with special appearances by the 98 Morning Crew, including Dermot Whelan from RTE’s “The Panel”!

Here’s a clip of the Toll Trolls, having a chat with the former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern.


And another, talking about the movie “I Love You, Man”.


The Late Late Troll Show will take place on Friday 11 September 2009, at the Olympia Theatre. Show starts at 8pm, and the doors open at 7.30pm.

To win the pair of tickets, leave a comment below before/by 5pm, Tuesday 8th September 2009. One lucky winner will be drawn randomly and contacted by email. Good luck folks!

Are you the next Irish Apprentice?

Alright, a bit of a late notice/reminder for you if you’re looking for a job with a little of the media glam thrown on top of it. Get cracking at your CV – right now! – and you may find yourself battling it out to be one of the finalists for the Irish edition of The Apprentice.


Oh yeah, Bill Cullen is looking for an apprentice again, and in the climate of recession right now, I’d reckon plenty of people would try their chances on this. You have just ONE more day (the closing date is tomorrow, Friday 8th May 2009) to work on your application, and you can apply online here.

Good luck folks!

Att. Bloggers n Photographers: Pixie Party at St Patrick’s Festival

stpatfestJust got info from Pixie, about their upcoming competition and their project to document this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival photos, from all users attending this year’s festival. They have created a group for the festival, here, so don’t forget to bring along your DLSR’s, compact cameras or mobile cameras and share the festival spirit with the world. They are also running a competition for finding THE moment for this year festival, more info here, and some exciting prizes are waiting to be won.

There is also some very exciting news for bloggers & photobloggers & pixie users, selected few would be invited and giving access to watch from VIP area or Festival grandstand, golden passes and more. Read more info about “how you can help?” on their blog.

For more up-to-date information, go to their blog, or follow @pixie / @stpatricksfest on twitter.

Sounds very interesting and am going to get my camera ready for it / are you?, good work @pixie and organizers of St. Patrick’s festival.

Foggy Notions Ticket Bonanza!

Foggynotions have been busy lately with 3 gigs coming up in September. In what the Irish Times are calling “recession-busting gigs“. They’ve got 3 super gigs in September and they’re all cheap as chips AND we have tickets to give away!

They’re all in Whelans
Sep 10 – Ponytail
Sep 13 – Immanu El
Sep 25 – O’Death

read more to find out how to get your grubby mitts on them!

Little Wings, Free tickets!

Thanks to the wonderful folk at Foggynotions, we’ve got 2 double passes to give away for “Little Wings” who is playing Upstairs @ Whelan’s, Wed August 13.

Little Wings is the project of artist and musician Kyle Field. Having worked with stars like M.Ward and Devendra Banhart, Kyle Field released his 7th album last year: Soft Pow’r. His music can be described as lo-fi folk and his latest work has a raw yet slumbering feel like what a grizzly bear might listen to when he’s feeling moody. He’s not unlike the popular Bon Iver and comes with a big thumbs up from us.

to be in with a chance to win tickets, just leave a comment here or send me an email at mytop5blog *AT*

listen to Little Wings, Gone Again

Dublin events (free and non-free)

Hi Dublin!

This is gonna be my first post, and already i’m going to do some advertising just to get it over with. It’s good advertising though as it’s two ways to find out about events in Dublin.

The first is a link to a website with a lot of non-free events a around town. As far as I know it is updated every day. the link is: . It is pretty good to have a website to check out every day around 4 or 5 to see where the crowds will be that night.

The other thing I’d like to mention is a way to  receive a list of free events in dublin. It is sent out by a guy called Joerg. He is doing it on a fully voluntatliy basis. All you have to do is send a request to be put on the list to: .

That’s it for my first post on Dublin Metblogs. Hope you enjoy my posts now and in the future,


Free Tickets Quick Reminder

Remember we have 2 double passes to give away for Damon & Naomi this Wednesday at Whelans.

Put yourself in the draw by replying to this comment or emailing me at “mytop5 at”
I’ll contact the winners on Tuesday.

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Damon & Naomi, Free Tix!

Thanks to great people at Forever Presents we have a great indie band coming up and 2 double passes for you to go!

Damon & Naomi, Whelans, Wednesday 25 June.

How do you describe Damon & Naomi? Dream-pop, indie-folk, lo-fi? They’re just really good. Not flashy or extravagant. There are no grab-you-and-shake-you-by-the-collar melodies or riffs. Their music is delicate, intricate and atmospheric. A great band and a great price at 16euro.

To be in the draw for A FREE DOUBLE PASS. Leave a comment below (you’ll have to sign up but don’t worry we don’t send out anything) or email me at mytop5blog at

Listen to Damon & Naomi: ETA

Future Days Festival! competition closed

From the 12-15 of June, Foggy Notions has organised the fantastic “Future Days” Festival. Split between the Andrew’s Lane Theatre and Vicar Street, the festival is showcasing some of the top alternative artists with a focus on genre defying, unique artists covering a wide variety of styles and tastes. Thanks to promoters Foggy Notions, WE HAVE 2 DOUBLE PASSES to give away for the big night on Saturday 14th featuring Dan Deacon, Deerhunter, Jape, White Williams and High Places. All you have to do is leave a comment to this post with a caption for the picture of the insane Mr. Deacon below, alternatively send me an email to

UPDATE: competition closed, congratulations Karen and Chris!

The Lineup
June 12. Andrew’s Lane Theatre. 8pm.
MATMOS Featuring: J Lesser & special guests: SI SCHROEDER
Californian duo Matmos have done it all, from lecturing at Harvard on sound art to playing for homeless teenagers. They’ve scored the soundtracks for five gay porn films, one pinball machine, and one NASCAR television commercial. Screw Bono singing from a roof, these guys are the real deal when it comes to innovation.
Listen to: Polychords

June 13. Andrew’s Lane Theatre. 8pm
LOW & special guests: ATLAS SOUND + THE HOLY ROMAN ARMY – followed by DJ DAVID KITT
Low’s minimalist, slow music helped a whole genre know known as “slowcore”. However their skills in creating atmosphere and mood are not just limited to their own brand of music as they have been known to do crazy covers of more popular artists. Support includes the excellent Atlas Sound who released the critically acclaimed “Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel” this year.
Listen: Low, Breaker

June 14. Vicar Street. 7pm
This is the big one and we’ve got tickets for you! This show is an incredible one-off opportunity to catch five of the most exciting new artists in the world on the same bill. The one man carnival-of-fun Dan Deacon makes his third visit to Dublin. If that wasn’t enough, Deerhunter bring their mish mash of ambient punk noise rock to the bill and somehow Jape, White Williams and High Places are squished into what promises to be an amazing night.
Listen to: Dan Deacon, Snake Mistakes
Deacon Caption Comp

June 14. Andrew’s Lane Theatre. 11pm
The Clampdown are providing us with a pretty awesome after show party for the big Vicar Street blow-out with an exclusive Hot Chip DJs set and regular bwoys Johnny Moy and Jamie Skillz.

June 15. Vicar Street. 8pm

Andrew’s Lane Theatre. 8pm

Andrew’s Lane Theatre. 11pm

For more info check out the foggy notions myspace

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