Category : Live Reviews

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

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