Wednesday 19 June 2013, 15:22
It would be
outrageously rude of us not to mark the release of The Rupture Dog's new single
'Wake Up' somehow, and we can't be having this us, being polite, respectful
types and all. So, thanks to Allen from the band, here we are with 'The Making
Of....Rupture Dogs' ahead of the Newcastle rock loon's gig at The Limelight
Belfast on Thursday night!
The first record Gareth and I purchased turned out to be a Jesus Lizard album called ‘Liar’. No joke!! We saw it in a charity shop in Newcastle for £1.50!! The last record I bought was the soundtrack to The Commitments for £2. Used, scraped and jumpy from start to finish. Totally let down.
Motorhead, Ulster hall in 2001 was my first ever gig. I was 12 years old, petrified and standing in a queue surrounded by punks drinking big bottles of Scrumpy Jacks. As soon as the band started playing, I knew I needed to do something like that. It was the loudest thing I had ever heard. I still remember it as one of my favourite gigs.
The first musician that made me want to start playing was Louis Armstrong. I played trumpet from the ages of 4 – 14 and had a great tutor that actually taught me what I wanted to play! Good olde...
Tuesday 18 June 2013, 17:04
Gig of the week time and it's something quite gentle we're recommending this week, with a trio of musicians who make up for a lack of volume with...increased awesome. Joshua Burnside headlines in order to launch his new EP, while Hannah Mc Phillimy and Alana Henderson also take to the stage - both of them recent session guests on Across the Line.
Here's Joshua with your official invite....
''I will be releasing my latest EP 'If You're Goin' That Way' on Wednesday at Whites Tavern, come down, have a pint and enjoy some new music at the oldest bar in town. There are two fantastic support acts, Alana Henderson and Hannah McPhillimy, check them out now if you haven't already, you will not regret it! Cheers!"
Wednesday 12 June 2013, 10:02
Given they've just unleashed their second album 'Songs of Iron', it'd be rude not to make Trucker Diablo's visit to Belfast our gig of week. And we sure ain't rude. Here's the lads themselves with your invite -
'The Big Truck rolls back into Belfast this week for our first show in Belfast since last October. For those of you who havent been to the Stendhal festival, its yet another great local festival that we should be proud of. Join us this Thursday in the Black Box for the Stendhal showcase and rock the party with us. See you there...Trucker Hugs!'
Trucker Diablo and guests play The Black Box, Belfast on Thursday night.
Monday 10 June 2013, 13:45
September Girls As part of Music City! Day on BBC Radio Ulster Stephen McCauley's Electric Mainline show is hosting a 2 hour live broadcast and intimate gig from the Glassworks building in Derry ~ Londonderry on 21st June.
Already confirmed to play short sets on the floor of the Glassworks are Dublin 5-piece September Girls, Little Bear, Ryan Vail , Teknopeasant, ASIWYFA and Sea Pinks with more musical surprises on the night.
Tickets are complimentary and will be allocated by a random draw, applications are via bbc.co.uk/tickets and close at noon on Wednesday 12th June.
Thursday 6 June 2013, 14:14
It's a cause for celebration - the return of princes of the riff Lafaro, who play their first gig of 2013 tonight (Thursday) at The Limelight, Belfast. Well we say celebration - we really mean it's a cause for Herb from the band to talk us through what makes him and his cohorts tick with another in our 'The Making Of' series! Published (almost!) word for word, here's what Herb had to say.....
The first record that I bought was 'Adrenalize', an album of 'songs' by the 9-armed love machine known as Def Leppard; who at that point in their usually flourishing, occasionally floundering career...
Wednesday 5 June 2013, 17:59
The Blackout Metal / Rock veterans Skid Row and Ugly Kid Joe’s co-headline tour is coming to Belfast. The tour which takes in 12 countries is visiting The Limelight 1 on Tuesday 29th October.
Also heading Belfast way later in the year is Welsh band The Blackout. The early, +14 show takes place in the Mandela Hall, Queens University Students Union on Saturday 2nd November. Support on the night comes from Blitz Kids and Framing Hanley.
Wednesday 5 June 2013, 15:18
A host of acts from Northern ireland have been announced to take part at a concert at Ebrington Square on 21 June as part of Music City day.
The second arena, Sounds from Cities on the Edge, which is programmed by the co-founders of Exit Festival-Serbia, will showcase contemporary musical trends from Croatia, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Lebanon, Serbia, Russia, Georgia and Peru. Acts will include Me and My Monkey, Dengue Dengue Dengue and Stoned Boys.
Wednesday 5 June 2013, 13:22
RAMS' Pocket Radio Ever since we first played 'Dieter Rams has Got the Pocket Radios' on ATL (briefly losing our minds in the process), we've been waiting for this moment - the release of Peter McAuley, aka RAMS' Pocket Radio's debut album. The best way to sum up just how highly regarded Peter is and just how excited his peers are about the album's release is to take a look at the list of collaborators set to join him onstage - SOAK, Gareth Dunlop, members of Snow Patrol, members of General Fiasco....all literally queueing up to work with one of the most interesting artistes of the last few...
Tuesday 4 June 2013, 16:45
Aloha. Brian Coney here, on the prowl for undiscovered musical local talent. Thanks to the occasional ray of sunshine and the total success that was Radio 1’s One Big Weekend in Derry/Londonderry last weekend, hitting up a couple of the seemingly innumerable homegrown musical festivals taking place this summer becomes an increasingly exciting prospect by the day. Glasgowbury, Sunflowerfest, Stendhal… the list literally goes on and on. Below are three new acts that I believe are more than worthy of performing at any of those festivals (next year, all the same).
Silent Noise Parade – We Used...
Tuesday 4 June 2013, 14:31
Celtronic 2013 Tom Middleton Celtronic, Derry~Londonderry's electronic music festival, has announced details of a project which will allow a small number of performers to collaborate and possibly join Tom Middleton on stage to perform an hour long piece of music.
The collaboration will be both virtual and then in the city, running all day from 26th to 28th June with the performance in the Glassworks on the evening of 28th.
Taking inspiration from the story of Dance music in the city, Tom will include 'sounds generated from images by software collected and curated..' from the Portrait of A...