Tickets are now on sale for One For The Road, a celebration of and benefit for Road Records. While recent reports have hinted that Road Records‘ future might not be as grim as first thought, the proceeds from this gig will go some way to help.
On January 15th 2009 Road Records of Fade Street in Dublin City announced that it would soon be closing its doors for the final time. Over the last 11 years Road Records has been a passionate torch-bearer for the spirit of independent music in Ireland. In Dave, Julie & Dylan you had some of the friendliest, most knowledgeable and helpful folk you could ever hope to introduce you to new music and the imminent loss of Road Records will be felt acutely by musicians and punters alike.
To celebrate the legacy of Road Records and to help towards the debts incurred by Dave & Julie in keeping the shop open during hard times there will be in Andrew’s Lane on March 14th a wonderful array of live music from some the brightest lights in independent Irish music. This is a clarion call for supporters of independent music to show solidarity with one of it’s great Irish institutions and to collectively ensure that those independent retailers that still remain get the support they badly need to survive and to show that personality, variety & soul so perfectly embodied by Road are not outmoded retail concepts.
One For The Road:
A Road Records Benefit & Celebration
Saturday March 14th 2009
Andrew’s Lane Theatre
8.00pm – 2.30am
Doors 7.30PM sharp
The Jimmy Cake
Colm Mac Con Iomaire
The Large Corporation (Dudley Corporation Vs Large Mound)
Road Records DJs
Unfortunately Colm Mac Con Iomaire has had to pull out as he has injured his eye. Also, Jape has moved to an earlier slot so the revised stage times are:
20.20 The Large Corporation
21.05 Adrian Crowley
22.35 Si Schroeder
23.30 The Jimmy Cake
In other news, it looks like online ordering is working again at www.roadrecs.com.