Record sales: City Discs, the indie music shop in Dublin’s Temple Bar, is celebrating its seventh anniversary this week. Instead of cake, they’re offering customers 30 per cent off new vinyl from today until next Friday only. www.citydiscs.ie
Breathing in success: Oxegen picked up the title of “Best Festival” at the international Billboard Touring Awards last weekend. The event beat off competition from Bonnaroo and Coachella. U2’s Croke Park gigs also nabbed an award for “Top Boxscore”.
Morning have broken: My Morning Jacket will feature on My Morning Straitjacket, an episode of the animated comedy American Dad
Monkeying around: Word is that Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett have enlisted Alan Moore ( Watchmen) to write a libretto for their next project, Carousel, an opera/ film that will exceed 2008’s Monkey: Journey to the West in ambition.