Category : Live Reviews

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SONI Big Xmas Bash – Saint Sapphire, MOSA, The Fake Flirtations & Modern Rome

Saint Sapphire, MOSA, The Fake Flirtations & Modern Rome The Empire Music Hall Thursday 13th December 2018 Step. Music is getting louder. Step. A bald head, glimmering in the moonlight, nods me in. Step. “What’s the name sorry?” Step. The…

December 19, 2018

Wynona Bleach EP launch – 12th December 2018

Wynona Bleach (EP launch) with Hand Models & Joel Harkin Wednesday 11th December 2018 – Duke Of York, Belfast The Duke Of York, one of Belfast’s most prolific venues. Situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, it has seen…

December 16, 2018

Runabay, Ethan Hanna, Adam Grant & Matt Helders – 11th December 2018

Runabay, Ethan Hanna, Adam Grant & Matt Helders Tuesday 11th December 2018 – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Left a bit. Now right. Right, right, right, right rightrightrightrigTOO MUCH. Right. Back to the start, alright, gods sake, ease it in now….

December 14, 2018

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John Andrews & Don Maple – 7th December 2018

John Andrews with support from Don Maple Friday 7th December 2018 – The Barge, Belfast You would think that on this fateful night, your intrepid reviewer would be making his way to the SSE arena for Gary Lightbody and Co….

December 12, 2018

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Snow Patrol, Ryan McMullan & Sam Fender – 7th December 2018

Snow Patrol with support from Ryan McMullan & Sam Fender Friday 7th December 2018 – SSE Arena, Belfast In the space of an hour, I went from slouched on my couch, “revising,” to boarding a train, my heart beating out of…

December 11, 2018

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Gifted: Owen Lamont, Glass Wings, Rory Nellis, Sonja Sleator – 6th December 2018

Owen Lamont, Glass Wings, Rory Nellis & Sonja Sleator Thursday 6th December 2018 – Empire Music Hall, Belfast Some venues you associate with a feeling or a sensation. The buzz of overhead lights. The roar of the crowd. For The Empire,…

December 9, 2018

Courtney Marie Andrews & Joel Harkin – 2nd December 2018

Courtney Marie Andrews with support from Joel Harkin Sunday 2nd December 2018 – The Black Box The wet slap of DMs on cobbled streets. The flat stench of stale cigarettes and beer foam as you approach the door. The venue…

December 6, 2018

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Joshua Burnside & Once There Was A King – 30th November 2018

Joshua Burnside, Once There Was A King Friday 30th November 2018 – The Duncairn Arts Centre On 30th November, Joshua Burnside, with support from Once There Was A King, played the Duncairn Arts Centre on what was a dark and…

December 4, 2018

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Jealous Of The Birds Secret Gig – 29th November 2018

Jealous of the Birds, Mosmo Strange Thursday 29th November 2018 – Zool Records, Belfast “I am… lost.” Co-founder of Zool Records Nolan Donnelly stalks the floor of his office. Hopefully, he finds himself at some point, as there’s a show…

December 3, 2018

Modern Rome & Buí – 10th November 2018

Modern Rome, Buí Saturday 10th November 2018 – Sunflower Bar, Belfast My brow furrows as I do a third and final scan of the landscape in front of me. Long black levers, each connected to the gossamer glow of their…

November 28, 2018

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Threatin Cancelled – Red House, Periapt – 11th November 2018

Not Threatin, Red House, Periapt Sunday 11th November 2018 – Empire Music Hall, Belfast It’s one of the strangest music stories of the year. An LA metal band by the name of Threatin, who had amassed a massive amount of…

November 13, 2018

Marc O’Reilly – 12th October 2018

While some of us might be cutting out pumpkins and getting our Halloween costumes crafted, or perhaps hiding away from storm Callum a small group of people did show up to the Crescent Arts Centre on Friday to welcome on…

October 15, 2018

The Fugues – 11th October 2018

The Fugues Thursday 11th October 2018 – Voodoo, Belfast I’d just reached the halfway mark through Fountain Street when I began to hear them. Faint reverberations coming from an upstairs window, distant echoes of what can only be a soundcheck….

October 14, 2018

BBC Day Of Music: Across The Line – 28th September 2018

Susie Blue, Wynona BLeach, LARKS Friday 28th September – The Speakeasy, Belfast Queens’ new Speakeasy reeks of having something to prove… which it does. Say what you want about the local scene, but they have a long memory and there…

October 4, 2018

Culture Night Belfast – 21st September 2018

Auspicious does not do justice. Culture Night in Belfast, one of the biggest nights of the calendar year, completes its first decade. As my head bobs against the window on my train, however, I am drawn to the faces around…

September 25, 2018