24. 05. 2015
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REVIEW: April Verch – Black Box, Belfast

Moving On Music brings Country Folk Trio the ‘April Verch Band’ to the Black Box. With a few candles providing dim light to the negligible stage, the setting is perfect for the incredible fiddle playing and step dancing that will be put...

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24. 05. 2015
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REVIEW: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – Limelight 2, Belfast

After a three year absence Durham siblings Kitty, Daisy and Lewis have returned with their aptly named new album ‘The Third‘. Having created a menagerie of tunes influenced by a range of genres the London trio have embarked on a sweeping tour...

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24. 05. 2015
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REVIEW: Part Time Pilots – Tally Ho Amigo

The wealth of talent to be found in Northern Ireland never ceases to amaze and delight me, and every once in a while a band will really knock my socks off. PART TIME PILOTS is one of those bands. “Tally Ho Amigo”...

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24. 05. 2015
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REVIEW: Hidden Machine presents Dani Album Launch – Voodoo, Belfast

Thursday the 21st of May marked the launch of “ A Whisker Away”, the new EP offering by acoustic folk singer-songwriter DANI. The E.P. which was launched in Voodoo, follows her first album “It Speaks for Itself” and boasts a fantastic range...

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23. 05. 2015
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REVIEW: Rocket Propelled Gorillas – Alchemy

Within the first few notes of the first track the volume dial inched upward, and upward again. Great rock ‘n roll will do that; cause an almost unconscious cranking of the dial. The EP “Alchemy” by Rocket Propelled Gorillas, though only two...

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20. 05. 2015
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INTERVIEW: Gemma Hayes

Gemma Hayes is one of Ireland’s most talented artists and yet criminally underrated. In todays market of soul less pop songs Hayes is a breath of fresh air. In 2002 she released the critically acclaimed ‘Night On My Side’ which earned her...

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20. 05. 2015
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Sunflowerfest Taster this Sunday at St Georges

Sunflowerfest 2015 takes place 31 July to 2 August in Hillsborough and to give us a taster of what will be happening at this year’s festival they will be at St George’s Market this Sunday 24th May from 11am to 3.30pm. At...

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20. 05. 2015
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REVIEW: Rae Morris – Limelight 2, Belfast

The Limelight 2 is the venue for Rae Morris’ Belfast date of her UK tour in support of her album ‘Unguarded’ and given the reception she received its safe to say she will be a return visitor. Unassuming and humble, Morris and...

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19. 05. 2015
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REVIEW: Gallows – Desolation Sounds

It’s been nearly four years since ex-founding member Frank Carter left this Watford-based hardcore act and some would argue that his boots have never been filled by his successor Wade McNeill, former Alexisonfire vocalist. However Desolation Sounds is proof that, although they may not have...

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19. 05. 2015
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The Proclaimers make their return to Belfast

The Proclaimers have announced that they are to play the Mandela Hall on 21st November 2015. After completing a two year World tour late in 2013, Craig and Charlie took 2014 off to focus entirely on writing a new album. They headed...

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19. 05. 2015
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Bullet for My Valentine to play the Ulster Hall this September

Bullet for My Valentine have confirmed they are to play the Ulster Hall in Belfast on 28th September 2015. Bullet For My Valentine also announced their eagerly awaited fifth studio album VENOM, released 14th August on RCA Records. The first taste from the...

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15. 05. 2015
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CQAF: Hackney Colliery Band – Aether & Echo, Belfast

Formed in 2008 out of a desire to play music that appealed to the feet as much as to the ears, the Hackney Colliery Band is east London’s unique take on the brass band. Featuring trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and marching percussion,...

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15. 05. 2015
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Torche & The Bronx set for co-headline

THE BRONX & TORCHE have announced that they’ll play a very special DOUBLE HEADLINE SHOW at The Limelight 1 on Wednesday May 27th, combining their respective solo headline shows scheduled for the date! Los Angeles hardcore punk band The Bronx’s swaggering interpretation...

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13. 05. 2015
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Tom Jones set for Belfast return to the Waterfront

Tom Jones has announced that he is to play the Waterfront Hall on June 22nd 2015. Tom Jones is indeed a living legend. His irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres, cuts across class divides and appeals to young and old, male...

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13. 05. 2015
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REVIEW: Rapunzel – Let Your Hair Down

“Let Your Hair Down”, by newcomers RAPUNZEL is a heavy metal, glam rock fairytale. Night after Night opens this narrative like a prologue segueing suitably into Rapunzel’s Gonna Rock Tonight. [Which, incidentally, is my personal favorite.] Touches of 80’s glam rock—think Ratt...

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