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One Of Blur's Founding Members Is Playing In Rathmines This Weekend

By James Fenton

October 24, 2017 at 9:59am


For anyone born from the mid-90s onwards, it may come as a surprise to learn just how massive Blur were back in the day. 

After bursting on the scene in 1991 with their debut album Leisure the band went on to lead the Britpop movement over the coming years with a string of internationally renowned hits such as Girls & BoysCountry House and Song 2 among countless others.

It's often easy to hark back to the infamous Blur/Oasis rivalry which divided a generation of music lovers but any true Blur fan knows that they were so much more than the arch-nemeses of the Gallagher brothers.

Central to all their success was drummer Dave Rowntree who made up one quarter of the group alongside vocalist Damon Albarn, lead guitarist Graham Coxon and bassist Alex James. 

This Saturday October 28, Dubliners who remember having posters of the lads on their walls will be able to catch a glimpse of Rowntree as he performs a DJ set at The Bowery in Rathmines. 

Rowntree's set is part of the shipwrecked Launch party and other acts on the night include Munky, Not Monsters and Motion Control. Tickets will only cost you a tenner and are available from

Even Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is a known fan and it sounds like a great way to kick off the Bank Holiday. Altogether now: "Woo-hoo!"

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