Friday, February 26, 2010

Large Mound

An old Large Mound poster today. I don't even know what year this was, 2005 maybe? This is a drawing of me being silenced by someone. The Music Room was a great but short lived venue on Abbey Street, above the Firestone Pub. It was run by Smiley Bolger who had the walls covered with a million brilliant Thin Lizzy related posters and newspaper articles. Anyway I remember the gig was a bit of a disaster, we (large mound) had to pull out on the day and Steerage were replaced by Omelette. I don't think they have played a gig since. Steerage are now Mumblin' Deaf Ro's backing band and Yakuza are still sticking it out in Belfast, new album on the way I believe.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Fall (Part 4)

The Fall are back in Dublin in April and here's an early poster for the gig. I took some time out and did this drawing of Mark, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. Er, very little as it turns out. I gave him a nice white shirt and drew 'The Fall' in Clarendon and that's about it. The gig is still a bit away and this poster may change yet but a few of then did go up at this week's Seasick Steve gigs so it is out there.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lee Scratch Perry

Poster for a triple header happening next month. Lee Perry, The Congos and Max Romeo. If you think this poster resembles this that's because it does. Nice poster, it works better in some of the other formats I've done it but that's fine.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Here's one from 2008. Gravenhurst with opener Florence & The Machine. Not a bad poster, not great but not bad.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Year's Eve at Odessa

Here you go, something a bit different today. Odessa's NYE party. This is the watered down version that went out. Fair enough.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Claude Young

Subject Events are bringing over techno DJ Claude Young this March. I've said before that the dancing music goes a little over my head but I get the impression that Claude is a bit of a big noise. So here's a brand new poster. I'm happy with the drawing of Claude and the no-frills typography. Ronan over at Subject liked it too and he's not easily pleased :-)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Two Door Cinema Club

Here's another new one. Northern Irish band Two Door Cinema Club are getting loads of attention at the moment and their album is about to be released or maybe it's out already. Anyway their album cover has a cat on it so I did a catty poster. Come to think of it, this hasn't been approved yet so it may well be changed. I hope not, I quite like it, and cats.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Jim Jones Revue

2010 poster. The Jim Jones Revue play Dublin in April. The promoter wanted to use this photo of the band rocking out. Jim seems to use Franklin on everything so I went with that. I just hope these things represent the bands and that when they arrive in town they're pleased the job done. I have simple goals.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tony Allen

One from the early days of the CrawDaddy venue, probably 2004. Tony Allen played two nights. All I remember about this one is that the quality of the image was very bad. I did a little bit of work on it so it was almost good enough then the deadline came and I decided to just go with it because it is such a cool photo. I really like the format I did all the CrawDaddy stuff in back in those days, I might start doing some of those again.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Asian Dub Foundation (again)

Brand new poster today. This is for Asian Dub Foundation's Dublin gig this month. A quick look at their website gave me plenty to go on. None of the elements in the poster actually came from their site, I rebuilt it with images from various sources and drawn stuff. The halftone on the photo of the band didn't really survive the resize for this blog but is fine in print.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Steve Reid Ensemble

Nice flat poster for Steve Reid playing The Button Factory in Dublin in 2008. This poster is just a variation of this cover. Grand.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Diggers etc

I just found this file while doing some backing up on my computer. It's from 2008. The reason I'm posting this is that I have absolutely no recollection of doing this one. From the looks of it I'd say it was a last minute booking and instantly required poster. Could have been worse.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Blood Arm

New York band The Blood Arm came to Europe in 2006 and played Dublin. Also playing was British band Pull Tiger Tail and Large Mound. The poster is a modified version of their "Lie Lover Lie" album.