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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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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24. 08. 2015
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INTERVIEW: Frank Iero

MEGHAN GILLEECE: In 2013, following the split of My Chemical Romance and during a particularly abhorrent bout of illness and digestive issues, Frank Iero began concentrating his efforts on his solo project Frnk Iero And The Cellabration. The result was debut album Stomachaches,...

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24. 08. 2015
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StormTree headlining at the Empire Music Hall.

REVIEW: Class Acts 2015 with SONI – Empire Hall, Belfast

Thursday 20th August saw four exciting and emerging bands take to the renowned stage that is the Empire to perform both covers and original songs, promoted by SONI. Three of which made their Empire debut. The first three acts of the night...

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24. 08. 2015
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REVIEW: Ruairi & The Owls – Lying Eyes

Well crafted melodies, a simple drumbeat and well thought out lyrics bring this beautiful song together. Starting off with subtle piano playing and launching into a great guitar riff and drumbeat set this song up perfectly before the featured singer Jessica Doherty starts...

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Al Murray: The Pub Landlord plays Belfast Waterfront on Wednesday 18 November.

Waterfront Comedy Club welcomes Al Murray & Pam Ann

Comedy Club at the Waterfront is back with a brand new season featuring Al Murray – The Pub Landlord and Pam Ann! On the face of it, two Comedy Club-bound stars – Pam Ann and Al Murray – The Pub Landlord are...

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