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By: Meg  05/12/2011
Keywords: Irish Music, Indie Pop

The Olympia Theatre was heaving when Californian indie pop sensation Foster the People played their sell-out show on 28 November.

Having greatly enjoyed Thurston’s previous visits to these shores, tonight’s experience felt a little like “Sonic Youth Unplugged”.

With performances like this, there’s no doubt that Ryan Sheridan will remain a permanent fixture in the Irish music scene.

If you haven’t succumbed to the delights of Miss Calvi yet, what are you waiting for?

It’s been a while since I’ve witnessed four standing ovations but that’s what they got. It was clear that Welch and Rawlings enjoyed themselves as much as the lucky audience.

Fountains of Wayne play a brand of music known as ‘power-pop’ or ‘college-rock’ in the US. But genre names don’t tell the whole story.

The truth is they didn’t crash and burn Axl Rose style, but they didn’t scale the heights either.

Images from The Dying Seconds at the Róisín Dubh’s Strange Brew night 10.10.11.

Richmond Fontaine’s refusal to compromise or do the expected has made them one of America’s more interesting bands.

Keywords: Indie Pop, Irish Music,

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