On Thursday October 16th next month, the inaugural Creative Belfast presents Output one day music conference takes place in Belfast in the MAC and the Oh Yeah Centre. 350 artists, businesses and creative students are expected with the focus on the opportunities and challenges in the music industry today. The morning and afternoon will feature… Read more »
Red Bull Music Academy is hosting an RBMA weekender in Belfast from 25th to the 28th of September with four days of gigs, club nights, workshops and more in the Cathedral Quarter. Nils Frahm, SKREAM, Terri Hooley, Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Chez Damier, Special Request, Ryan Vail, Terri Hooley, The Juan MacLean, Timmy Stewart, Chez Damier, Bicep and… Read more »
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival takes place across Belfast from May 1st to 11th and some of the names lined up include: De La Soul, Fuck Buttons, Wild Beasts, Shonen Knife, Rubberbandits, The Selecter, Tinariwen, Marc Mulcahy, Jimi Goodwin (Doves), The Third Policeman and the True Detective-theme song artists The Handsome Family. Those are the early… Read more »
Last week’s album of the week Burn Your Fire For No Witness will surely be among the the best records of 2014 so good news today that Angel Olsen will return to Ireland to play some shows after last year’s quite superb run of shows. The dates thus far are: Friday June 6th: Skinny Wolves… Read more »
The New Year’s Eve gig announcements are upon us so if you decided to go out on the night here’s what’s on offer so far. Email [email protected] if you’re got a suitable event around the country to add to this. For non-music events hit up Visit Dublin for a guide. On December 30th, there’s also… Read more »
Having a track featured on a series which in the past has featured the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party, Digitalism, Friendly Fires and Foals, means, a band is probably doing something right. ‘Voices’, a track from Belfast’s Go Wolf was the second track on the recent Kitsuné Maison compilation 15. While that… Read more »
The annual Culture Night where buildings, museums, galleries and more open their doors to the public for the night is happening this Friday night. Here’s a roundup of all the recommended musical events happening. Free unless stated otherwise. More to be added throughout the week. Full programme plus iPhone / Android apps.
Belfast siblings Thom and Lucy aka Southern’s harmony folk pop has been making an impression of late. Their new single ‘The World Don’t Shine’ stays true to their second name with some Southern American country twangs and a video made by the pair themselves. As premiered on Yours Truly.
A former member of the now disbanded Friend?, Belfast multi-instrumentalist Rachael Boyd has been making her own contemporary and richly textured folk-leaning compositions that take in electronic and post-rock sounds for a couple of years now. Her new EP, Too High, arrives on August 6th on Abandon Building. As well as five original compositions from… Read more »