Category : Live Reviews

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 4 – 24th March 2016

  Metal 2 the Masses Heat 4 – FigureHead, Acid Age, Baleful Creed Thursday March 24th, Voodoo Belfast So. Metal 2 the Masses finally arrived in Belfast last year and returned this year: so far there has been eight heats…

March 29, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 3 – 19th March, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 3 – Eyes See Blind, Drakonis, Scimitar, Symptoms of Silence Saturday March 19th, Limelight, Belfast After the recent plethora of exciting international gigs in the local rock and metal world, Belfast’s rockers turned their attention…

March 21, 2016

Wolf Alice – 4th March 2016

Wolf Alice with support from Spies Friday 4th March 2016 – Mandela Hall, Belfast Support act Spies, the 5-piece band from Dublin took to the stage with confidence. Opening with ‘Sea Creature’, the crowd was instantly awoken from their pre-gig…

March 8, 2016

Blazefest Battle of the Bands 2016

Blazefest Battle of the Bands – Korvid, Lee Harvey Oswald, Oracle, Heel of Achilles, High Sundays & Car Chase City Monday 25th February 2016 – Voodoo, Belfast For the past five years, devoted parents Dawn and Darren Shields-Pettitt have brought…

March 2, 2016

City & Colour – 23rd February 2016

  City & Colour with support from Lucy Rose – Mandela Hall, Belfast – 23rd February 2016 Dallas Green mostly known as City and Colour visited Mandela Hall on Feb 23rd as a part of his early 2016 tour. He chose…

February 29, 2016

Runaway Go – 12th February 2016

Runaway Go album launch with Jealous of the Birds Friday 12th February 2016 – Redeemer Central, Belfast Runaway Go took a few people by surprise early last year when they were reduced to a duo of solely Fiona O’Kane and Dave Jackson….

February 23, 2016

Slipknot – 15th February 2016

Slipknot with support from Suicidal Tendencies Monday 15th February 2016 – SSE Arena, Belfast Monday 15th February saw the long awaited return of metal giants Slipknot to Belfast. Having played the Odyssey Arena previously in 2002, the Iowan band certainly…

February 17, 2016

Axis Of – 10th February 2016

  When local bands announce a show in the Limelight or similarly sized venue it is normally for a special occasion. On initial inspection an album launch is a special enough but just before this particular show for Axis Of…

February 15, 2016

Metal 2 The Masses Heat 1 – 30th January 2016

Metal 2 The Masses Heat 1 Wardomized, Shrouded, Cursed Sun & Deathbus Saturday 30th January 2016 – Limelight, Belfast This time last year as Bloodstock Festival’s Metal 2 the Masses contest cranked into action, Northern Irish heavy music fans were…

February 10, 2016

The Strypes – 29th January 2016

  So The Strypes played The Black Box on Friday there (Friday 29th that is). Who are The Strypes I hear your ask? Let me respond to that query with a question of my own. Where have you been? I…

February 9, 2016

David C Clements – 21st December 2015

David C Clements with support from Jamie Neish Monday 21st December 2015 – Empire Music Hall, Belfast After spending time overseas, it had been over a year since my last local Northern Irish gig. These were one of the things…

January 5, 2016

Rubberbandits – 13th December 2015

Limerick satirists and ‘Gascunt Artists’ The Rubberbandits have been enjoying a rich vein of success recently, by both contributing a theme song (and show-stealing guest appearances) to Russell Brand’s popular blog ‘The Trews’, and winning a spot on ITV2 for…

December 28, 2015

Nothing But Thieves – 27th November 2015

Nothing But Thieves with support from HOW Friday 27th November 2015 – Bar Sub, Belfast I first became aware of Nothing But Thieves through a late night Facebook message from a friend, who enclosed a video with the message: “I…

December 17, 2015

Twitch 9th Birthday – 28th November 2015

Twitch 9th Birthday – Pangaea Saturday 28th November 2015 – QUBSU, Belfast Last Saturday, what’s now undoubtedly become an institution in local electronic music crept into its 9th year. Though, ‘crept’ isn’t really the word. On this year’s parallel event…

December 9, 2015

Tony Villiers and The Villains – 27th November 2015

  Friday 27th November saw the release of Songs of Love and Fate, the second EP from Tony Villiers and the Villains; a follow up to 2012’s ‘Thin Wild Mercury.’ The Sunflower Public House, Belfast (Pub of the Year 2015)…

December 1, 2015