Category : Live Reviews

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

Stendhal Festival Of Art 2017

Northern Ireland is blessed with only a handful of small festivals for music lovers. Without the big chart toppers to head the bill, festivals like Stendhal Festival of Art in rural Limavady rely upon a more creative approach. The festival…

August 15, 2017

Sunflowerfest 2017

Friday 28th July saw the highly anticipated return of what is arguably Northern Ireland’s best festival. Sunflowerfest has gone from strength to strength from its humble beginnings and is now a cornerstone of the summer festival scene for music fans…

August 4, 2017

Chris Keys – 10th June 2017

Chris Keys ‘Life In Motion’ album launch with support from Chris Molloy & Brigid O’Neill Saturday 9th June 2017 – Black Box, Belfast The first thing I look for as I walk into any venue is how full it is….

June 26, 2017

No Oil Paintings – 9th June 2017

No Oil Paintings EP launch with support from Katie and The Carnival & VerseChorusVerse Friday 9th June 2017 – Black Box, Belfast Launch nights are always a cause for celebration. The scores of friends and family alongside the artist’s enthusiasm…

June 13, 2017

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Old Fang Birthday Bash – 8th June 2017

Old Fang Birthday Bash – Travis is a Tourist & Callum Stewart Thursday 8th June 2017 – Black Box, Belfast Live music is undeniably one of the most unique, spiritually rewarding human experiences. Almost universally enjoyed, bringing individuals together across…

June 11, 2017

Women’s Work – 25th May 2017

Alana Henderson, Hannah McPhillimy, Rosie Carney & LARKS Thursday 25th May 2017 – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast It’s the return of Women’s Work and everyone knows it. The Oh Yeah Music Centre is filled with cheery supporters of the…

May 29, 2017

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