Saturday, March 23, 2013

Comical Life

Luggage have cropped up once every now and then to play a gig but have been quiet for a few years now. Singer Barry O' Mahony has a new band called Saturday Captains that have just released a classy krautpop tinged mid-life crisis of an album.
You can get it here http://saturdaycaptains.com/music.




Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rockin' Road Festival 2011


These years Rockin' Road Festival features a Great Western Squares reunion and spazzmo garage rockers Moutpiece among others. Fun for all the family. It's not 'til May so you've lots of time to polish the car and grow a quiff or a fringe.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Your babies grew up to be cowboys

Gary Fitzpatrick
Gary is still playing regularly. His main band these days is The Sick and Indigent Song Club. They've released two albums on Millenium Boy Records and are currently planning an album of sea shantys which will be recorded in a maritime museum. He also plays solo, and with Barry McCormack and Christine Beepbeep. He collects banjo's, banjourines, banjo mandolins, banjo ukuleles etc.




Oona Fortune
Oona DJs every Sunday in The Gypsy Rose and various other nights in Dublin and London. She's currently singing country with Oona and the Devils, and rockabilly with Oona Fortune and the Pavement Kings.





Gary O' Growney
Gary has gone up the country and we haven't heard much from him recently.

Stan Erraught
Stan is working on becoming a doctor of philosophy. When he's not doing that he plays cricket with the Bohs supporters cricket team.

Tim Rogers
Tim is based in Westport and plays with Tim Rogers and the Clew Bay Critters.



Alan Murphy
Alan is occassionally drumming with Gary Fitzpatrick in his Dead Zoo project and also working with Eugene Ryder, Maura O' Boyle and Annabella Stover who he previously played with in Venus Envy.

Pat McGauley
After The Squares Pat played bass with The Dudley Corporation and Joan of Arse but is not involved with them at the moment.



Marc Carolan
Marc is doing live sound for Muse.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How they had more fun

Pat Clafferty
Is currently in his own words "jamming out some tunes with two nice chaps up in the wilds of Inishowen, Co. Donegal. No internet stuff. No home demos. No myspace. Just good old fashioned live melodic rock 'n roll with vintage amps, drums and bass." Keep an eye out for them playing in and around Derry.

Brian Gough
Is still playing guitar and making the odd piece of electronic music (mainly for his own amusement). He did a remix for Halfset a few years ago, and has done some work with David Turpin.
He also does the odd bit of graphic design.



Fin O' Leary
Is not playing music with anyone at the moment. In recent years he has played with A Lazarus Soul and Nina Hynes.



John Duff
Is missing in action. If anyone has any info pass it on.

Derrick Dalton
Unfortunately Derrick died two years ago. His last band was Crumb. This year saw the release of an album of solo recordings as Aeromodeller on the yesboyicecream/disques fridge label.





Jill Hahn
Is playing a lot of trad music nowadays, on the mandolin, tenor guitar and tenor banjo. She will hopfully be recording a CD's worth of trad tunes sometime next year.

Eric Stover
Eric was until very recently the last in a long line of drummers for Dunshaughlin indie rock behemoths Large Mound. Then he briefly provided a rock steady beat for completely devolved ace power pop slingers Retarded Cop, who eventually mutated into Hot Colossus.





Eric Butterfield
Eric's main project in recent years is Sons of the Golden West. He played guitar and drums on their self-titled CD. They're no longer performing live but continue as a recording project. He also plays guitar in another band called The Commissioners which performs in San Francisco/Oakland clubs.


I'm not sure if I got all the various members of the early line-ups included. Feel free to pass on any relevant info for inclusion.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Time heals all wounds

The further adventures of Female Hercules

Female Hercules continued on for many years becoming a truly great live band whipping up a storm where ever they played. In their live incarnation they were often joined on keyboards by John Hegarty, and occassionally the infamous Benny Sessions. They released a couple more EPs. You can get them on the snazzy new rekcollecter blog, but over the years they slowly ground to a halt, never really officially breaking up.
Singer and guitarist Michael 'Conzo" Connerty re-joined spazzmo garage punks Moutpiece where he continues to whip up a storm on a regular basis.

After a number of years of inactivity Female Hercules have played twice in 2010 so who knows what the future holds?