DIY promoters Porco Dio are winding up, with the last of their gigs (ever!) taking place this Thursday.
Porco Dio are winding up, with the last of their gigs (ever!) taking place this Thursday 11th October in The Lower Deck, Portobello.
The lineup is:
We Are Knives Bats LatexSpiderMonkey Forging Friendships
Doors are at 8.30pm, and admission is €5 before 9pm & €6 after
Porco Dio is a small collective promoting a monthly music/arts night inthe Lower Deck, Portobello, Dublin. Since April 2006 Porco Dio hasoperated as an independent live music and arts club. Over this time wehave had acts from The USA, France, Czech Republic, The UK, Argentina and New Zealand perform alongside bands and individuals from all over Ireland. Diverse genres ranging from metal to hip-hop, electronica tofolk; and even funk and rockabilly have been represented, as we have always aimed to showcase quality acts that transcend the usual lazy and contrived categorisations of the mainstream music industry. Of course music alone was never our sole focus; numerous political and social groups have had stalls at our gigs, while our benefit nights have raised much needed cash for groups such as Seomra Spraoi social centre, Revolt Video collective, Residents Against Racism, Abolishing the Borders from Below magazine, Indymedia and the Rape Crisis Centre.
After many great gigs, bands, new people, laughs etc., The Porco Dio collective has decided to finish. This is due to numerous reasons, but most importantly our love of and passion for Independent / DIY music has not withered. We are all involved and concentrating more on our other projects such as ‘Spraoi For All‘ non-profit all ages gigs (http://www.myspace.com/spraoiforall ) , ‘Armed Ambitions Records‘ Independent / DIY record label and promoter (www.organisedideas.org) , ‘Terrordactyl‘ Amazing band (http://www.myspace.com/thedactyls) , ‘Easpa Measa’ Epic fast in your face crust , ‘Tunguska‘ Deadly heft punk (http://www.myspace.com/tunguskapunk ) Plus many more projects …
Thanks to everyone who supported us along the way and please come rock with us one last time this Thursday 11th October at the latest Porco Dio where we each picked a band !!