Posts by Dave Ferman

Fun to look at, but not definitive

The Stooges finally have their own photo-stuffed coffee table book, but it’s far from a full history of the band.

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The good old rebel songs, sung the good old way

This odd rerelease of a classic Irish rebel LP from the 1950s should delight any fan of the Wolfe Tones, the Dubliners, or America’s own Dropkick Murphys.

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William Trevor (1928-2016)

Ireland’s master of the short story leaves behind beautifully realized stories of quiet, yearning lives.

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Where the boogie never dies

The third CD by Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell serves up a potent slab of greasy retro-rock, like it’s 1974 all over again.

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Murder most foul in Dublin

Tana French’s acclaimed detective series examines the death of a young woman that should be easy to solve, but isn’t. At all.

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Shining a light on Dublin’s soul

Reissued after 28 years, this book of reportage and photography offers deep insight into Ireland’s largest city.

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Peter O’Loughlin’s musical life is a joy to hear

This new CD traces the music of the famous County Clare multi-instrumentalist from the ’50s to earlier this year.

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