Category : Live Reviews

Joshua Burnside Album Launch

Joshua Burnside – 30th April 2017

Joshua Burnside – EPHRATA Album Launch with support from Alana Henderson Sunday 30th April – Duke of York Belfast Alana Henderson wears brocade flares and a black velvet jacket. Vintage vibes, mesmerising music. She sings her own songs and plays cello…

May 1, 2017

Hand Models – 26th April 2017

Hand Models ‘TV Kids’ single launch with support from LetGo Dive & BDBR Wednesday 26th April 2017 – McHugh’s, Belfast Wednesday night saw Belfast’s Hand Models launch their debut single ‘TV Kids’ in McHugh’s basement. With static TVs adorning the…

May 1, 2017

Kate Gilbertson – 23rd March 2017

Kate Gilbertson single launch with support from Katie Richardson Thursday 23rd March 2017 – Black Box, Belfast To celebrate the release of her new single ‘Will You Wait’, Kate Gilbertson headlined the Black Box’s Green Room on Thursday night, accompanied…

March 28, 2017

Russian Circles – 23rd March 2017

Russian Circles with support from Cloakroom Thursday 23rd March 2017 – Empire Music Hall, Belfast Cloakroom on-stage: it’d be easy to get confused as to whether this is a gig or a controlled demolition of the Belfast Empire. “Thus is…

March 27, 2017

Frightened Rabbit – 7th February 2017

Frightened Rabbit Tuesday 7th February 2017 – Limelight 1, Belfast It’s still relatively early in the evening when at 8.15pm Selkirk’s finest, Frightened Rabbit take to the stage at The Limelight for their first headline Belfast Show. Having released five…

February 10, 2017

James Vincent McMorrow – 28th January 2017

James Vincent McMorrow Saturday 28th January 2017 – Ulster Hall I am a gig goer. I love them. For me, there is nothing better than meandering off a street and into a venue big or small. Seeing the music conjured…

February 1, 2017

Independent Venue Week

Independent Week Special – 28th January 2017

Arborist, Franklyn, Our Krypton Son & Joel Harkin Saturday 28th January 2017 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast A simple idea, the ambitiously collaborative Independent Venue Week is a week-long celebration of grassroots music venues. Showcases nationwide let us appreciate our…

January 31, 2017

Ciaran Lavery – 19th December 2016

Ciaran Lavery, with support from Joelle Taylor Monday 19th December 2016 – The MAC, Belfast It’s been a busy year for Ciaran Lavery. Between performances at Great Escape, Latitude, even a break from the summer festival circuit to play a…

December 24, 2016

Will Varley – 25th November 2016

Will Varley with support from Molly’s Lips Friday 25th November 2016 – Sunflower Bar, Belfast English singer-songwriter and Smugglers Records Co-Founder Will Varley this week brought his latest headline tour overseas to Ireland for the first time this year, with…

November 27, 2016

Belfast to Berlin – 17th November 2016

Katharine Philippa, R51, Sister Ghost & Vokxen Thursday 17th November 2016 – Loophole, Berlin When I was fifteen or so, I saw Sunset Boulevard in the Grand Opera House, Belfast. Clinging to the male lead’s leg, the tragic silent movie…

November 24, 2016

Buckcherry – 12th October 2016

Buckcherry with support from Screaming Eagles Wednesday 12th October 2016 – Limelight 2, Belfast So now we are in the Autumn season where the leaves fall from the trees and there is a high demand for hot chocolates and of…

October 17, 2016

Death Grips – 12th October 2016

Death Grips Wednesday 12th October 2016 – Limelight, Belfast Ominous, a creeping Shepard tone plays as a large, eager crowd stares at the equipment on-stage in Limelight. The crowd’s waiting for Death Grips, visibly, and audibly, excited– as well as…

October 17, 2016

Nickelback – 10th October 2016

Nickelback with support from Monster Truck Monday 10th October 2016 – SSE Arena, Belfast Marmite, you either love it or you hate it and that can be said about some bands primarily this act who made their huge return to…

October 16, 2016

Conor Scott EP launch – 29th September 2016

Conor Scott Red EP launch with support from Brash Isaac & Car Chase City Thursday 29th September 2016 – Voodoo, Belfast This is a big night for Conor Scott, finally debuting his Red EP he released back in May whilst…

October 9, 2016

Jamie T – 28th September 2016

Jamie T with support from The Wytches Wednesday 28th September 2016 – Limelight 1, Belfast “JAMIE, JAMIE, JAMIE fucking T!!!!!” the crowd chanted with the floor shaking in Limelight 1 on Wednesday night. Another historical moment after the London born…

October 5, 2016