Category : Live Reviews

Strength N.I.A – 28th April 2018

Strength N.I.A, Locky & John Saturday 28th April 2018 – Nerve Centre, Derry Saturday night’s show in the Nerve Centre took place in the venue’s bigger room, with only about three or four tables set out and the rest an…

May 2, 2018

Brand New Friend Album Launch – 28th April 2018

Brand New Friend Seatbelts for Aeroplanes album launch with support from Hunkpapa & Hot Cops Saturday 28th April 2018 – Black Box, Belfast It’s often a long road for local bands on their way to a first album. For Brand New…

May 1, 2018

Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir

Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir – 4th April 2018

Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir with support from D-Day and Blackbird & Crow Wednesday 4th April 2018 – Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey Paying my first visit to Ballybofey’s Balor Theatre for their (increasingly popular) monthly The Ghostlight Sessions (this…

April 10, 2018

Hunkpapa – 15th March 2018

Hunkpapa with support from Benjamin Smyth Thursday 15th March 2018 – Limelight 2, Belfast Armagh four-piece Hunkpapa have earned themselves an increasingly popular reputation in a short space of time. Establishing themselves over the past year, they’re headlining and selling…

March 19, 2018

Susie Blue album launch – 17th February 2018

Susie Blue album launch with support from Foreign Owl & Molly Sterling Saturday 17th February 2018 – Sandinos, Derry The launch of Susie Blue’s new album was something that kept people talking, a good two weeks prior to the event….

February 22, 2018

Ulaid & Duke Special – 9th February 2018

Ulaid & Duke Special Friday 9th February 2018 – The Duncairn, Belfast ‘Duncairn Gardens, on the Antrim Road, I hope I return here soon’ sings Duke Special, eyes closed, dreads swinging over half of his face. Completely improvised, his voice…

February 18, 2018

Rosborough – 18th November 2017

Rosborough with support from Rebecca Mulhern Saturday 18th November 2017 – Nerve Centre, Derry Rosborough’s gig was a sold-out success in the Nerve Centre. With a debut album coming out in 2018, the Derry songwriter performed in the cosiness of…

November 22, 2017

Stendhal Sessions – 2nd November 2017

Stendhal Sessions: Silences, No Oil Paintings & Rosborough Thursday 2nd November 2017 – Riverside Theatre, Coleraine On Thursday 2nd November at the Riverside Theatre in Coleraine, Stendhal Festival brought together three local acts together all bringing different yet energetic sounds….

November 6, 2017

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Other Voices Belfast

Other Voices has rightly grown into one of the key events in the calendar of the music industry as musicians, managers, press, labels, A&R and of course fans pile into the small town of Dingle for one merry weekend of…

November 2, 2017

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Brigid O’Neill – ‘Touchstone’ Album Launch

Brigid O’Neill & Band – ‘Touchstone’ album launch with support from Bruce Joseph McClements. Thursday 14th September 2017 – The Black Box, Belfast Album launches are unique occasions. Sometimes they can fall flat but often they are an absolute highlight,…

November 1, 2017

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Spectrum Festival 2017

Spectrum Festival returns for its 5th year, hosting the reunion show of A Plastic Rose. The band have a lot to live up to – their reputation as live performers in the local music scene is well known but the…

October 29, 2017

Culture Night Belfast – 22nd September 2017

Culture Night Belfast returns for its ninth year of making Belfast look and feel like the capital city that it is. Firstly, heading to Buoy Park, the boys of No Oil Paintings kicked off the day at 3pm. With a new…

September 26, 2017

Aidan Logan – 14th September 2017

Aidan Logan EP launch with support from Kaz Hawkins, Lauren Bird & Ben Cutler Thursday 14th September 2017 – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Belfast songwriter Aidan Logan really made a name for himself earlier this year, being selected as one of…

September 18, 2017

Moira Calling 2017

Food trucks, families and unpredictable Northern Irish weather. Moira Calling festival returns for a second year. And the kids at Moira march to the beat of their own drum… literally, with a band of samba playing youngsters greeting me on…

September 12, 2017

Gascan Ruckus Summer BBQ – 19th August 2017

Gascan Ruckus Summer BBQ Saturday 19th August 2017 – QUB Speakeasy, Belfast Cover photo by Betsy Baillie The Gascan Ruckus BBQ returns for its second consecutive year. Last year, the event saw huge success through being both a showcase of…

August 25, 2017