Category : Live Reviews

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

Born Only Yesterday EP launch – 22nd September 2016

Born Only Yesterday EP launch with WASPS, NEWT & Gone All Year Thursday 22nd September 2016 – The Eglantine, Belfast Above the Eglantine Bar, Shizznigh Promotions’ Live Free sees four bands take to the stage to celebrate the release of…

September 28, 2016

Moira Calling – 10th September 2016

Moira Calling Saturday 10th September 2016 – Moira Demesne Moira was calling all music fans last Saturday with its first all day festival Moira Calling. A day full of local music talent, craft beer, food and fun! We arrived at…

September 15, 2016

Across the Line 30th Birthday – 5th September 2016

Across the Line 30th Birthday Therapy?, Villagers, The 4 of Us, R51, The Divine Comedy, Saint Sister & SOAK Monday 5th September 2016 – Ulster Hall, Belfast Across the Line has become a bit of an institution. No longer a…

September 6, 2016

Gascan Ruckus Summer BBQ – 20th August 2016

Gascan Ruckus summer BBQ Saturday 20th August 2016 – QUBSU Speakeasy, Belfast The first annual Gascan Ruckus BBQ has been steadily building excitement throughout the Summer with the promise of good food and a huge range of local musical talent…

August 26, 2016

The Twisted Sisters – 19th August 2016

The Twisted Sisters with support from The Inappropriates & Sugar Beats Friday 19th August 2016 – Sunflower Public House, Belfast Before the music even starts, everybody knows that the craic is upstairs in the Sunflower Public House. Arriving early, the venue already…

August 23, 2016

Hot Cops – 13th August 2016

Hot Cops with support from Oh Boland & Brand New Friend Studio 11 – Saturday 13th August 2016 On the third-floor room of a College Court warehouse Hot Cops, Oh Boland and Brand New Friend play an intimate gig for…

August 19, 2016