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Gojira performing live in Belfast's Limelight.

REVIEW: Gojira – Limelight, Belfast

The doors of the Limelight were thrown open early on Thursday for an evening of metal madness, courtesy of French progressive death metal kings Gojira. County Kildare’s Dead Label were first to grace the stage, drawing together old school metal and thrash...

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29. 08. 2015
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REVIEW: Dancing at Lughnasa – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Brian Friel’s critically acclaimed play ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’  returned to the Lyric theatre to mark the 25th anniversairy of the original production and to mark the start of the inaugural Lughnasa International Friel Festival. Their was a terrific atmosphere of anticipation for...

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28. 08. 2015
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REVIEW: Nick Mulvey – Open House Festival, Bangor

We hear festival in August and think mucky fields, welly boots and a bustling bar queue. This couldn’t be further from the truth for the Nick Mulvey gig in Bangor Abbey as part of the Open House Festival Bangor. Bangor Abbey was...

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28. 08. 2015
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REVIEW: Brass Phantoms – Kaleidoscope/Summer Song

Brass Phantoms are a Dublin based Indie Rock band that have found the perfect balance between chilled out music that you can also sing your heart out to. They are releasing a double A-sided single available digitally on 20th September with the...

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27. 08. 2015
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Bastille at Belsonic 2015.

REVIEW: Bastille, Echosmith, Mini Mansions – Custom House Square

The penultimate night of Belsonic saw Indie Pop band Bastille play Custom House Square, joined by Echosmith, Mini Mansions, and a lot of rain. First on the bill was Mini Mansions, a three piece from Los Angeles founded by Zach Dawes, Tyler...

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27. 08. 2015
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Pat Shortt: Back With His New show “SELFIE”

The irrepressible Pat Shortt is back on a nationwide tour with his new show “SELFIE”. Pat will be bringing his live show to The Belfast Waterfront on Friday 6 November and to The Mellon Country Hotel, Omagh on Saturday 7 November for...

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26. 08. 2015
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Linebacker Dirge - The Worried Well

REVIEW: Linebacker Dirge – The Worried Well

Jason Gibson hails from Castle Espie in Northern Ireland and his project and band Linebacker Dirge have been producing music over the last ten years. Current members are Gibson on guitars and voice accompanied by Ian McHugh on vocals and guitar. Illustrious...

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26. 08. 2015
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Feist: In Conversation and Performance at Lughnasa

A Lughnasa Internatioal Friel Festival exclusive and a rare UK public appearance by the Canadian singer/songwriter Feist in Elmwood Hall on Sunday 30th August 2015. In conversation with actress Lisa Dwan, she talks about her musical heroes and performs both their songs...

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26. 08. 2015
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PHOTOS: Deerhoof, So Cow, Wild Love – Black Box, Belfast

Veteran West Coast surrealist band Deerhoof headlined the Black Box last week, excellently supported by Irish artists So Cow and Washington, D.C. band Wild Love. Deerhoof’s live shows are known for their minimal gear, maximal volume, and surrealist banter. Since their formation...

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26. 08. 2015
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Willard Grant Conspiracy To Play the Crescent Arts Centre

Alt-country band Willard Grant Conspiracy are set to play the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast on Saturday 12th September, thanks to No Alibis Bookstore. “Ghost Republic” is the first album from Willard Grant Conspiracy since “Paper Covers Stone” (2009) and the first album...

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26. 08. 2015
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Buddy Mondlock Live at The Lansdowne Hotel

Lansdowne Supper Club in association with Music Showcase NI presents  Buddy Mondlock, live at The Lansdowne Hotel, this Saturday 29th August. Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums....

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25. 08. 2015
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REVIEW: The Stray Birds – Moving On Music

The Stray Birds’ talent as multi-instrumentalists, and their tight 3-part harmonies, have made it possible for them to cultivate their own particular sound from various American folk music traditions. Tonight in The Black Box they started with “Bells” from Best Medicine, Oliver...

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25. 08. 2015
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REVIEW: Bunny & The Banned Its – B.A.T.B.I. Begins

“B.A.T.B.I. Begins” by BUNNY & THE BANNED ITS is an asteroidal collision of hip hop and metal. Explosive lyrics are volleyed between thrashing speed metal guitar with blasts of ska punk. Opening track, Super Smash Foes makes an impressive introduction of rap...

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25. 08. 2015
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Morgan O'Kane performs as part of the Open House Festival Bangor 2015.

REVIEW: Morgan O’Kane Band – Open House Festival

Entering its final week The Open House Festival brings Morgan O’Kane and his Band to The Civil Defence Service Club in Bangor for a sold out stop off during their Irish Tour. This evening undoubtedly fits the bill of the festivals slogan...

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25. 08. 2015
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Joan Armatrading reschedules Open House show due to illness

It is with huge regret that Open House Festival Bangor has had to reschedule tomorrow’s [Tuesday 25th August] planned Joan Armatrading concert at Bangor Abbey. Joan has been suffering from laryngitis and her specialist advised her late this afternoon not to proceed...

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