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Rob’s Gig Guide: 1st – 7th December 2014

  December 1st, the day when it’s finally acceptable to talk about Christmas. If you’ve talked about it before now or worse still had your Christmas tree up before now, then shame on you. Yes I could be falling into…

December 1, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 24th – 30th November 2014

  I can’t keep hogging the space on this gig guide for our own shows so don’t forget about our first Exposure Gig this Friday but there’s plenty of other non-Chordblossom shows on offer this week that are worth checking…

November 25, 2014

Behind The Scenes: Club Promo Crilli Drum and Bass

  This Friday Bangor based DJ and promoter David Campbell brings one of the UK’s hottest acts in Drum and Bass to the Menagerie Bar, Belfast. David got his amazing drum set from DrumsDude. Based in Bristol, Stephen Mako (Mako) is…

November 21, 2014

Metallic Elements: It’s just class – and its classic

  AYE, this aul rock and metal is just class, as it might be put in the vernacular… but there is no doubt that the current crop of Northern Ireland hard rock and metal is taking the classic formula and…

November 20, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 17th – 23rd November 2014

  Sound of Belfast is over and while there didn’t seem to be as big a buzz as there was during Belfast Music week last year, it can still be considered a success. Massive thank you to all who attended…

November 18, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 10th – 16th November 2014

  Sound of Belfast week is upon us which means we’ll be running about like headless chickens trying to see as much live music as possible. We’re delighted to take part with our own gig on Friday night but there’s…

November 11, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 3rd – 9th November 2014

  November is definitely here: the weather is a bit wetter; the temperature a few degrees cooler but thankfully that makes no difference to the number of great shows on offer. In fact you should be inspired to get out…

November 4, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 27th October – 2nd November 2014

  All eyes are firmly glancing at the Sound of Belfast programme of events as we venture into November. We’re very pleased to have our own show on Friday 14th November as part of it but there’s so much else…

October 28, 2014

Metallic Elements: Time For the Extreme

  Time For the Extreme LET’S face it heavy metal is regarded as an extreme sub-genre of what is euphemistically called popular music. It exists in an underground cavern of wailing guitars and pounding drums. Yet, even the term heavy…

October 22, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 20th – 26th October 2014

  I haven’t been at too many live shows as late mainly due to other commitments but last Thursday’s Creative Belfast showcases gave me a real taste for gigs again. We’ll have a feature on the night in question hopefully…

October 21, 2014

Talking Tatts

  From family connections to first loves and cultural differences, tattoos offer a unique insight into a person’s interests and personality in a way that no other art form can. And it IS an art form, as the ‘Talking Tatts‘…

October 19, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 13th – 19th October 2014

  We’ve had our fill of gig promotion this month so it’s back to porridge for us. But spare a thought for anyone attempting to try and promote a local show this week considering things are dominated by the Creative…

October 12, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 6th – 12th October 2014

  A bit of a quieter week for gigs which comes as quite a relief for myself and the rest of team CB as we put together the last details for our own gig. Not surprisingly it features on the…

October 5, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 29th September – 5th October 2014

  My evenings are filled with finalising the details of our first monthly gig night but that’s not to say that you should also be confined to your house. Lots of special gigs on offer again this week but here…

September 30, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 22nd – 28th September 2014

  As expected Culture Night was a triumph and if you haven’t managed to attend yet, you really need to make an effort in 2015. This week is no less busy and there are some great events going on including…

September 22, 2014