don't despair! You may end up with no presents in your stocking on Christmas morn, but there are plenty of amazing gigs for you to head out to in the coming weeks! In fact, there were so many great shows for this particular one that our decision-making process proved to be quite a brainache. It's been really hard choosing just five, but here they are.
The latest event to commemorate rock's best-known chameleon is Strange Fascination?, a three-day symposium taking place at Limerick University in a fortnight's time, where his many stage personae will undoubtedly be dissected many times over.
As the temperature continues to drop, the need to be in an enclosed space full of sweating bodies becomes more and more appealing. To help you locate these havens of stinking warmth, we've got another five amazing gigs to get pencilled into your gig diary. So here are the top five gigs that you just don't want to miss this week.
We know you love new music just as much as we do- so support the emerging scene by getting yourself along to gigs. It's sometimes the only way to fully appreciate an artist... and of course it's good craic as well. Let these acts know if you're planning on going to their gig by following the links to their gig listings and hitting 'YES'- you want to attend. It'll then go on your personal calendar!
The sun surely came out for us this weekend at Bestival, with barely a cloud in the sky to dampen the excitement four days of world class musical performances can bring. And one of the acts ready to share their music to a more than receptive audience was Two Door Cinema Club.
IC1s may look like naughty little boys... and well, yes they kind of are. They're the embodiment of good old fashioned rock n' roll, but we know their hearts are always in the right place.
Today the Olympic Park gasped as Larissa Eddie took a gamble and pitched herself to battle the epitome of killer heels... luckily gravity was on her side and there were no Naomi Campbell moments, just widespread shoe envy from her female audience.
At the Paralympics dreams will be made, feats of extraordinary athletes will amaze and records will be broken. Whilst these Games shape up to be the biggest and most impressive of it's kind the world has ever seen, we can't help but feel chuffed to bits to be part of it. The artists we brought down today all boast so much talent we were proud to showcase them to the world.