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 our Kickstart competition, our next Exposure gig and a few things in between so don’t judge me too harshly. Back to the gigs and there’s some tasty ones on the horizon.
Hidden Machine: Goons – Limelight 2, Belfast – Wednesday 28th January2015
The first Hidden Machine show of 2015 is surrounded by excitement as a new band make their Belfast debut. What is so special about them you ask well they’ve played in the likes of Fighting With Wire & Lafaro. Goons are Alan Lynn, Herb Magee and Cahir O Doherty. Support is from PigsAsPeople, LORIS and Waldorf & Cannon.
Admission is £6
RADAR: Gascan Ruckus – Bar Sub, Belfast – Thursday 29th January 2015
Gascan Ruckus have been hard at work on their debut album and as a result were quite quiet by their standards in 2014. They mark their return in 2015 with sublime new single ‘Goodbye’ and a single launch at RADAR. They’ll be joined by His New Atlas and Race the Flux.
Admission is FREE
Four Fours: Hip Hop Showcase – The Empire, Belfast – Friday 30th January 2015
Born in Belfast, based in Manchester, rapper Jun Tzu is returning to his home town to host “Four Fours,” a new quarter annual hip hop showcase alongside the Antidote Emcees team. Together they plan to showcase a Quarter annual celebration of Hip Hop culture, featuring artists from across the globe alongside Belfast’s homegrown talents. The first show features Skinnyman, Logic, Jun Tzu, B-boy Mouse, Meanie, Cull, DJ Snuff, Militant Vinylist & the Four Four’s live band.
Admission is £15 on the door or available in advance via The Empire
Feeling Nuts – The Bar With No Name, Belfast – Saturday 31st January 2015
The night is inspired by Daniel James, a Northern-Irish singer songwriter who had signed with Capitol Records this year and was due to support Sam Smith on his UK tour, until he found he had testicular cancer which has brought his career to a halt for now. The line-up features Daniel James, Bronagh Monahan, Conor Scott, Martha Ffion, Emily Rose Conlon & Aaron Shanley.
Admission is £5 on the door. All proceeds raised go to Cancer Research UK in support of the Feeling Nuts campaign.
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