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Rob’s Gig Guide: 22nd – 28th June 2015

  The gig guide has been on a bit of a break, possibly due to a lack of gigs, possibly down to laziness on my part. But there is enough going on this week that we need to draw a…

June 22, 2015

Rob’s Gig Guide: 11th – 17th April 2015

  There is nothing more satisfying as a gig promoter when a host of people brave the weather and all the other gigs on the same night to come to yours. That was the very privileged situation we found ourselves…

May 11, 2015

Rob’s Gig Guide: 27th April – 3rd May 2015

  The night life in Belfast only seems to get better and better. This is perhaps emphasised by the sheer number of gigs and events taking place each night of the week. This weekend in particular is either a delight…

April 30, 2015

Rob’s Gig Guide: 13th – 19th April 2015

  Given the excitement surrounding Record Store Day this Saturday (18th April), you’d be forgiven for forgetting about the promising array of live shows taking place up and down the country this week. So by all means get down and…

April 12, 2015

Rob’s Gig Guide: 6th – 12th April 2015

  You’ve eaten all your Easter eggs, raided your local supermarket for any leftovers and now you’re wondering what to do with yourself. The answer, get out to these fantastic shows and wipe away those blues or chocolate stains with…

April 9, 2015

Rob’s Gig Guide: 23rd – 29th March 2015

  You know it’s been a busy week whenever you’re only putting together the gig guide on a Thursday evening/early hours of Friday morning. It’s all go at Chordblossom HQ at the minute but we’ll be taking a break this…

March 23, 2015

Rob’s Gig Guide: 16th – 22nd March 2015

  You know it’s been a busy week whenever you’re only putting together the gig guide on a Thursday evening/early hours of Friday morning. It’s all go at Chordblossom HQ at the minute but we’ll be taking a break this…

March 20, 2015

Rob’s Gig Guide: 9th – 15th March 2015

  Last week was relentless when it came to big gigs, this week is a little less frantic but still enough gems. Not least another celebration of three under appreciated talents in Don’t Shoot, Little Arcadia & CQD at our…

March 9, 2015

International women’s day – writers’ picks

Sunday 8th March 2015 is International Women’s Day, even in Northern Ireland where we’re blessed with a huge selection of local music talent. So we thought we would celebrate some of the best female artists from these shores. The wonderful…

March 8, 2015

Rob’s Gig Guide: 2nd – 8th March 2015

  While we obviously love our Kickstart competition and run it every year, there’s always that sense of relief when it ends. The relief that we can spend more time talking about the Northern Irish music scene as a whole…

March 4, 2015

Rob’s Gig Guide: 16th – 22nd February 2015

  Where does the time go, one minute it’s Monday and then before you know it half the week is gone. Well that’s my excuse for no gig guide last week, not that too many of you would miss it…

February 17, 2015

Rob’s Gig Guide: 2nd – 8th February 2015

  It’s quite remarkable that this week’s gig guide got compiled. Our inbox has been overwhelmed with quality new music in response to our Kickstart competition and the rest of this week will be spent indulging in it. What is…

February 3, 2015

Rob’s Gig Guide 26th January – 1st February 2015

  The first gig guide of the new year which feels strange since we’re right at the end of January. While you could say the gig guide and myself have been on holiday, I’ve been hard at work prepping for…

January 25, 2015

Tips for 2015

  2014 is behind us and there’s now nothing left for it but to look ahead to what 2015 holds for the local music scene. Of course we don’t proclaim to be able to predict the future but here is…

January 15, 2015

His New Adventure: His New Atlas Tour Diary

  Whether it’s a lack of funds, other commitments or a lack of ambition some of our local artists never make it further than Northern Ireland for shows. It is not too much of a surprise to find that the…

January 14, 2015