Category : Live Reviews

Sunflowerfest 2016

Tubby’s farm was back in full swing again for this year’s Sunflowerfest, and it didn’t disappoint with exceptional acts, food and fun. We arrived at the campsite as the sun shone above us…until we unwrapped the tents and it bucketed…

August 16, 2016

Blues On The Hill Festival – 23rd July 2016

Blues On The Hill Festival Saturday 23rd July 2016 – Dungannon The Hill of the O’Neill’s unique position in Mid Ulster, which saw it used by the O’Neill clan to keep watch over the province since the 13th century, made it…

July 28, 2016

The Dead Daisies – 21st July 2016

The Dead Daisies with support from Inglorious Thursday 21st July 2016 – Limelight, Belfast I will say this about supergroups, sometimes they can be pretty hit and miss. Page & Coverdale, The Travelling Wilburys or even the recently reformed Temple…

July 25, 2016

Michael Mormecha ‘LOfi LiFE’ album launch – 30th June 2016

Michael Mormecha album launch with support from Strength Crescent Arts Centre – Thursday 30th June 2016 Splitting his time between the likes of Loris, Malojian and the iconic Mojo Fury, not to mention producing many records in Millbank Studios, it’s impressive…

July 3, 2016

Lost Avenue – 24th June 2016

Lost Avenue, with support from Foreign Owl & What About Bobby Friday 24th June 2016 – Sandinos, Derry The last few years has firmly re-established Derry as Music City with an abundance of young, energetic and fervent bands emerging. Lost…

June 30, 2016

Bad Fit – 23rd June 2016

Bad Fit and Franklyn Thursday 23th June 2016 – McHugh’s Basement, Belfast After a year of enigmatic online presence, Belfast’s “baddest” new band Bad Fit decide to reveal themselves. Choosing McHugh’s Bar for their literal underground debut show emphasises the band’s…

June 28, 2016

Sofar Sounds: Beauty Sleep & Wake America – 24th June 2016

Sofar Sounds: Beauty Sleep & Wake America Friday 24th June 2016 – Open University, Belfast For those not in the know, Sofar Sounds is an organisation that aims to host intimate shows worldwide. Based in London, with events in hundreds…

June 27, 2016

Belsonic: Foals & Frightened Rabbit – 23rd June 2016

Belsonic: Foals & Frightened Rabbit Thursday 23rd June 2016 – Titanic, Belfast During a visit to the Titanic Quarter earlier in the year, a blossoming part of the city I hadn’t truly appreciated before, I was told the Titanic Slipway…

June 27, 2016

Murmur – 11th June 2016

Murmur: Goldie Fawn, New Portals, Æ Mak, Beauty Sleep Saturday Saturday 11th June 2016 – The MAC, Belfast Presented by ‘Lustre Pony’, a clever play on Goldie Fawn, the performance is presented as theatre-in-the-round. With no barriers, the evening takes…

June 16, 2016

Mark Tremonti – 14th June 2016

Review and photos by Marc Leach Mark Tremonti with support from Man The Mighty Tuesday 14th June 2016 – Limelight, Belfast So, what’s the best way to cure those post Download festival blues? That’s right, go to a rock concert!…

June 16, 2016

Orby Chase EP launch – 10th June 2016

Orby Chase EP launch with support from Dandelion Tea, All Of Your Ruins & Adam Liddell Friday 10th June 2016 – Bar Sub, Belfast Belfast band Orby Chase are about as new to the scene as it gets. Having been…

June 13, 2016

PORTS album launch – 28th May 2016

PORTS album launch (with Prima Quartet) with support from Rōe Saturday 28th May 2016 – Glassworks, Derry Releasing their highly anticipated album ‘The Devil is a Songbird’ on the 26th of May to momentous acclaim PORTS embarked on a small…

June 2, 2016

Magnum – Limelight, Belfast – 27th May, 2016

Magnum, with support from Vega Friday 27th May 2016 – Limelight 1, Belfast This was a show I was really looking forward to. Like many of those gathered tonight, I was a fan of Magnum in their 1980’s heyday – especially…

June 1, 2016

Nathan O’Regan – 27th May 2016

Nathan O’Regan & No Oil Paintings Friday 27th May 2016 – Sunflower Bar, Belfast Compare: the intimacy of Sin-é meets the local accent of Irish folk-energy in our very own Sunflower Public House. The debut Belfast solo performance of Cork’s…

May 30, 2016

Those Lions – 10th May 2016

  Those Lions with support from The Shout and James Downey Tuesday 10th May 2016 – Bar Sub, Belfast Bar sub has not been without it’s iconic shows, hosting a variety of musical acts throughout the years and along with…

May 20, 2016