Thankfully my P45 won’t be in the post, mainly because I’m unlikely to sack myself but also because I’ve managed to get the gig guide up before the majority of the week is over. Who knows for my next trick I may even get it out before the week begins. Without getting carried away this is one of the busiest weeks in a while for live shows with a ridiculous number due to Guinness Amplify, Culturetech, Culture Night, MTV Crashes all conspiring to fall at the same time before we even begin to mention all the usual good stuff.
Hidden Machine: Matua Trap – Voodoo, Belfast – Wednesday 17th September 2014
Now being run solely by Nikki MacRae, Hidden Machine returns for it’s monthly slot. This edition is particularly special as it is the live debut of Matua Trap, formed from the ashes of Kasper Rosa and Affleck. If you enjoyed Kasper Rosa you’ll enjoy this essentially. Support comes from 100 Onces and the Stone Masons.
Admission is £5 on the door
Culture Night – Various, Belfast – Friday 19th September 2014
Culture Night is an outstanding event where anyone with any interest in music, art, drama, quite simply anything cultural can wander about the streets of Belfast and soak in free events You can check out the full programme here but music lovers should check out; Go Wolf at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, R51 at the Wicker Man, Pocket Billiards in the Black Box and UNKNWN in St Anne’s Cathedral.
All events are free
Million Dollar Reload – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill – Saturday 20th September 2014
Blow out any remaining cobwebs from a busy week of live music by travelling to the cracking Diamond Rock Club for Million Dollar Reload. The lads have classic rock down to a tee and have a phenomenal live show. Support on the evening comes from Lisburn’s St. Hellfire
Admission is £4.50 on the door