True Blood Soldierz have released a new mix tape/cd with 14 tracks. Genre Problem is available for 5 euro from the bands bebo page. Track above, Recession Skank features the guest female vocalists Nadine Smith and Lina. The TBS crew were one of many who played at the fantastic Africa Day celebrations at City Hall back in mid May. A tremendously varied day, with everything from Grime to jazz to gospel wafting out over the Shannon. Hopefully this day will be repeated, all that was missing was dry weather. The use of the City Hall and its immediate environs stretching up to the castle was a huge success and one that should see more use. Robin Parmer has a great set of photos over at his flickr page.
While Africa Day showed up many of the positives of the city, a review of a recent gig by The Rubberbandits illustrated how certain perceptions always linger. The reviewer Naomi McArdle writing in online zine drop-d states in the opening paragraph that
"hailing from SUV Stab City, Limerick rappers tend to leave a rank taste." ??
The rest of the review makes some interesting observations about shelf life of such a stage show and the comments gets into a worthwhile discussion on the 'up da ra' song.