Friday 27th November 8pm-11pm 10Euro BYOB

Tickets available at , road records and city disc records.

Initially inspired by the guitarists of the 60’s Takoma label to teach himself fingerpicking, James Blackshaw writes long-form pieces primarily for solo 12-string guitar and piano that are heavily influenced by minimalist composers and European classical music and which use drones, overtones and repeating patterns alongside a strong inclination for melody to create instrumental music that is both intelligent, hypnotic and emotionally charged. Blackshaw has recently signed to Michael Gira's (Swans/Angels of Light) Young God Records label and his seventh studio album was released in May 2009.

Supporting acts:

Cian Nugent

At last an Atlas




Saturday 28th november8pm, Adm E 8

Not quite jazz, not quite folk, not quite the blues - the music is blend of all three with some other musical surprises thrown in for good measure! Monica and company, who comprise of Michael on piano, Ciaran on double bass, Dave on guitar, Aaron on drums and Oisin on the viola have received a really great reaction to the Dublin audiences that they're played to. The songs have strong melodic lines beautifully suspended by the musical arrangements of the band. There's album's worth of songs which the band plan to record before the end of the year, for a sample of what they sound like check out


Embracing the grittier side of life and paving the way with slapping grooves and roots overtones, ELDER’s theatrical story telling has likened him to Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and David Bowie.
The fabulous Single “DIAMOND”- taken from his forthcoming studio album “NOBODY KNOWS” has already landed ELDER ROCHE with a serious amount of support and has lead to sold out shows in Dublin with the onset of a Nationwide tour. This Dublin based musical poet has shared the stage with many of Ireland’s well known’s- Paddy Casey, Damien Rice, Juno Falls, Juliet Turner and Damien Dempsey.



"Fac(e)ing XXI Century"
Opening Thursday 15th October, 6-9pm
Daily viewings Fri 16th-Sat 17th, 3pm-8pm

This is the first solo exhibition by Tomasz Olejnik after a group show hosted at The Back Loft in June 2008, “MADE TO LAST” a joint effort by a collective of mixed-media Polish artists. The Polish Express Magazine featured a short interview of the artist, which may be downloaded from

"When you look back in time, somewhere at the beginning of 20th century, all these fantastic vintage photographs had one main purpose. To document events and to portray people....I would like to invite you to look at portraits as they are made today, in the 21st century"...Personally, I like to think that the quote below somehow defines what I do and what I really enjoy in photography. "Less is more" ... style in which the least possible amount of form shapes, colors, or lines are used to reduce the concept or idea to its simplest form (geometric shapes, progressions) --



Sat 24th October from 4.00-8.30 pm
Sun 25th October from 1.00-5.00pm

The name ASAP (As Soon As Possible) was devised by a group of emerging artists & newly graduates in response to the hasty organization of the exhibit. We felt the title should show the speed of the exhibition from theory to reality since we had only just over a month to bring it from a fledgling idea to an exhibition of substantial character.

Our motive for this show was to represent the talents and techniques of our group of emerging visual artists and to create an enjoyable atmosphere for both the exhibitors and our guests. Though our numerous motifs and styles may differ greatly we felt that the work we have currently been developing would compliment each other greatly. We also felt that with life in Ireland being the way it is now, the arts have developed a new and profound meaning which is a great boon for anyone like ourselves trying to burst onto the scene.

ASAP is a not a collaborative in the traditional sense of the word. There is no underlying theme to the project. We all use what inspires us and we follow that as far as we can. We are all individuals and our work expresses that inherent individuality perfectly I believe.

Harry Walsh's work is primarily Acrylic paints on canvas or paper.
William Whyte is combining drawings and sketches with sound.
Paul Gallagher's work is consists of Oil paints on Canvas.
Matthew Slack works primarily with installation in college, although for this exhibit he is planning a series of pieces where he combines the 2-dimensional, with the 3-dimensional.
Scott Kelly (, works with Pen and Ink, Pencils. Flash, Watercolor and inkwash primarily
The music on the night will be performed by Carla Olivia Brunell a renowned artist in Dublin.