Category : Live Reviews

Ciaran Lavery Let Bad In album launch – 6th May 2016

Ciaran Lavery Let Bad In album launch with support from In Their Thousands Friday 6th May 2016 – St. George’s Church, Belfast Ciaran Lavery is fast becoming the poster child of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. The Belfast based singer,…

May 12, 2016

Irontown Diehards Pre-Release Album Launch Gig – 7th May 2016

  Distortion Project Presents The Irontown Diehards pre-release album launch with support from Cross Eyed Mary and On Parole Saturday 7th May 2016, Limelight 2, Belfast Last Saturday the Limelight showed off it’s lesser seen rock credentials with the pre-release…

May 11, 2016

Hannah McPhillimy Wind Machine EP launch – 6th May 2016

  Hannah McPhillimy ‘Wind Machine’ launch with support from Beulah Kim & The Rhythm Rascals Friday 6th May 2016 – Redeemer Central, Belfast Last week’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival featured numerous launches and big shows, but in terms of Northern Irish…

May 10, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Final – 6th May 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Final Friday 6th May 2016 – Voodoo, Belfast After six heats and three semi finals, Belfast’s Metal 2 the Masses competition drew to a close in Voodoo on Friday night. In with a shot at playing…

May 10, 2016

Making Monsters – 2nd May 2016

Making Monsters with support from Death of a Salesman, Heel of Achilles & Black Chapels Monday 2nd May 2016 – Empire Music Hall, Belfast Belfast’s historic Empire hosted a four band bill made up from bands from the heavier end…

May 9, 2016

Chris Cornell – 24th April 2016

Chris Cornell with support from Fantastic Negrito Sunday 24th April 2016 – Ulster Hall, Belfast Last Sunday, Chris Cornell sold out the Ulster Hall on the Belfast date of his worldwide Acoustic Higher Truth Tour. As this was Cornell’s first…

April 27, 2016

Shakey Graves – 22nd April 2016

Shakey Graves with TAMU Massif Friday 22nd April 2016 – The Empire Music Hall, Belfast The Empire is one of my favourite venues for many reasons; with it’s character and look it never fails to bring amazing acts to Belfast….

April 27, 2016

Ryan Vail album launch – 8th April 2016

Ryan Vail album launch with Rachael Boyd Friday 8th April 2016 – The MAC, Belfast The Friday before last, local electronic musician Ryan Vail showcased a raft of fresh material from his recently-released debut album, ‘For Every Silence’. Playing in…

April 22, 2016

Silences Luna EP launch – 15th April 2016

Silences Luna EP launch with support from Son of the Hound & Brand New Friend Friday 15th April 2016 – Bar Sub, Belfast On Friday night at the obscure Bar Sub in Belfast, Silences kicked off their latest UK tour…

April 19, 2016

Maverick – 16th April 2016

Maverick with support from Safire Saturday 16th April 2016 – Diamond Rock Club, Agoghill The tiny and unassuming exterior of Agoghill’s Diamond Rock Club hides a warm and inviting place where legends can not only play, but grow. From fledgling…

April 18, 2016

Muse – 6th April 2016

Muse  Wednesday 6th April 2016 – SSE Arena, Belfast It’s been 10 years since Muse last graced the SSE arena or as it was known then The Odyssey. At that time I was unfortunately too young to attend, finally getting to…

April 15, 2016

Tudor Cinema Club – 12th April 2016

  Tudor Cinema Club (Two Door Cinema Club) Tuesday 12th April 2016 – Limelight, Belfast Tuesday nights in Belfast aren’t known to be the most ideal night of the week to attend or put on a local gig yet the…

April 13, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 6 – 8th April, 2016

  Metal 2 the Masses Heat 6 – Towers, Donum Dei, The Crawling, Sinocence, Oracle Friday April 8th, Voodoo Belfast After some superb performances, a few close calls and the odd head-scratching moment, the second year of Bloodstock’s Metal 2…

April 12, 2016

Freedom 35’s – 28th March 2016

Freedom 35s Monday 28th March 2016 – Atlantic Bar, Portrush Easter Monday saw Funk and Soul arrive to the north coast in style as The Freedom 35’s rocked the Atlantic Bar in Portrush. Billed as the best live band in the country the…

April 3, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 5 – 26th March, 2016

  Metal 2 the Masses Heat 5 – MOLARBEAR, Korvid, Selene, Heel of Achilles Saturday March 26th, Limelight Belfast After a rather breathless few weeks of both local and international artist gigs, Bloodstock’s Metal 2 the Masses is approaching the…

April 3, 2016