Angel Olsen, Lisa O’Neill, Bill Blood – Whelan’s, 2nd May

We’ve a couple of last minute tickets to give away for tonight’s Angel Olsen gig in Whelan’s thanks to our friends and yours over at Skinny Wolves. Just fire off a quick email to [email protected] with AOTICKETSPLEASE as the subject to be in with a chance of winning. The winner will be notified by 2pm.

Meanwhile, our own Siobhán Kane has an interview with Angel Olsen over on

Is music the most cathartic force for you? You write beautiful, deeply emotional songs – often deeply melancholy, and I wonder if perhaps it is your way of somehow saying “I have triumphed over this particular situation, and that it is a way of strengthening yourself?

In a way, when I write about anything I feel like I’ve triumphed over it-but feeling that way is really kind of misleading. Writing about something real doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got it all figured out, addressing something doesn’t mean you’ve conquered anything at all. It just means you’ve got yourself a little feeling with a melody to it. I sometimes get lost in it myself, for many songs…I couldn’t tell you who or what it exactly is about. I always feel like I’m pulling from a number of dreams or experiences. I’m not sure if it strengthens me, or makes me feel like I know more about anything, but I enjoy doing it.

Read the rest of the interview at

Skinny Wolves presents
ANGEL OLSEN (USA, Jagjaguwar Records)
Lisa O’Neill
Bill Blood
7:30pm, Thursday 2nd May
, Wexford St, Dublin

Tickets are still available for door collection only from :

Here’s Angel herself, out and about in Dublin last night.

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