Category : Live Reviews

Arborist - Photography by Conor Kerr

Arborist – 28th February 2020

The Ulster Sports Club hosts another evening of indie lo-fi music for its tote bag carrying clientele. It is a cool venue and on a Friday, despite it being an early 8 pm, an attentive keenness hangs in the warm…

March 5, 2020

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Tough Enough To Care – 27th February 2020

An intimate venue, a worthy cause and six of the best home-grown acts around? What’s not to love about the Tough Enough To Care fundraiser in The Accidental Theatre? Tough Enough To Care is a relatively new charity set up…

March 1, 2020

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Anna’s Number – 1st February 2020

Little over a week ago, Matty Burke got onstage in a bustling Black Box with little fuss. It was Anna’s Number’s now annual showcase with their frontman (Burke) supporting in what was to become his first show playing original music….

February 20, 2020

Output Belfast – 13th February 2020

A bustling, fruitful year on in NI music since last year’s Output guaranteed that this year’s would be unmissable. Though much of it, sadly, is to be missed. With twelve venues, forty-eight bands, and one evening, such is the nature…

February 16, 2020

Hand Models – 7th February 2020

Having not made the short trip to the Ormeau Road’s Pavilion in what feels like an age, a new beginning at the venue seemed as good a time as any for a return. Founded by our very own Addison Paterson…

February 9, 2020


Sugarwolf – 21st December 2019

Sugarwolf are an energetic alt-rock band based in Belfast who has recently been crowned one of Ireland’s most exciting rock bands. Their recent single ‘Scared of the Dark’ has brought much anticipation for their Derry show alongside local talents such…

January 2, 2020

More Than Conquerors – 19th December 2019

More Than Conquerors return to Belfast’s Limelight for a special one-off performance. Their first show since breaking up in 2015, both expectations and energies were high for all in attendance. Scottish indie rock trio Fatherson open the evening with a…

January 2, 2020

New Pagans – 22nd December 2019

Christmas came early a handful of Sundays ago in Belfast’s alt-rock bar Voodoo. With a line-up that kept on giving, New Pagans hosted the Christmas party of the season, bringing a spectacular year of gigs and releases to a close…

December 30, 2019

Junior Brother: 22nd December 2019

It was a Sunday, slap bang in winter and on the cusp of Christmas, and while the people of Northern Ireland either cosied by the fire or rushed to immerse themselves in the religious experience of the annual markets, Junior…

December 29, 2019

Gender Chores – 30th November 2019

Belfast’s beloved working men’s club turned indie watering hole, the Ulster Sports Club, though young in its revamped incarnation, has proven itself to be among the most consistent and gracious hosts of local talent this past year. Last weekend, it…

December 4, 2019

The Wood Burning Savages – 15th November 2019

If you’ve never set foot in the Ulster Sports Club before it’s like walking into a time warp. Relaunched earlier this year, the former social club turned retro music venue is arguably the hottest spot in the city right now….

November 19, 2019

Wynona Bleach – 7th November 2019

It is approximately a 20 second walk from Botanic train station to The Empire, making it very hard to say no to the cracking line-up of bands all playing on a wintry Thursday evening. I make it through The Empire’s…

November 13, 2019

Scratch My Progress Showcase – 6 November 2019

Earlier this week, The Oh Yeah Centre dedicated an evening to mark out the four artists championed and nurtured under this year’s Scratch My Progress scheme. Showcasing the singles recorded and released the week prior by Cloakroom Q, Joel Harkin,…

November 10, 2019

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Odd Morris, Mob Wife & Problem Patterns – 8 November 2019

Whoever was writing stage directions for tonight clearly knew their audience. The newly formed Visceral Promotions scored a coup in securing the hotly tipped post-punkers Odd Morris from Dublin, and as night closed in a murky, wild darkness enveloped Belfast’s…

November 9, 2019

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Tour Alaska – 11th October 2019

Tour Alaska – The Guiding Moon Album LaunchVoodoo Belfast – Friday 11th October 2019 Friday night saw a change in tempo for the upstairs of Voodoo.  A stunning night from Tour Alaska.  Most of us are very familiar with riff-rocking…

October 15, 2019