No, this is Limerick. The image (of UL vikings) is taken from collections of photos by Shane Serrano, who in his own words is a "Filmer, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Drummer & Skateboarder." Now Shane can add chief editor and publisher to that description as he prepares to launch issue one of Crude next week.
"[crude] is a new Limerick City magazine documenting and shining a
light on it’s ever growing alternative culture, providing an entertaining
read and outlet for Limerick’s creative minds.
This magazine will highlight everything from Limerick’s amazing music scene,
to skateboarding, art, graffitti artists, photographers, tattoo artists & more.
Interviews and profiles with some of Limerick’s upcoming talent and working
class heroes. This magazine will give the focus and attention that these artists
deserve and uncover Limerck’s unknown, proving that this city has a lot going
on worthy of pride and recognition. As well as all this, this magazine will have
music, film and game reviews, short stories and many feature articles and regular
columns from various distinguished Limerick musicians, journalists & comedians."
While we might expect such publications to emerge regularly in the bigger cities, it is surprising, refreshing and exciting to see it happen here. There is a great sense of anticipation about this full colour bi-monthly and a special launch night happens next Saturday at Baker Place. Full line up here.
Some of the contents of issue one are revealed in this short piece, including a cheebah review of True Blood Souljahz with previously unpublished photographs. Ciaran Ryan also makes a welcome return to print media in the city as music reviews editor.