Wednesday 4 December 2013, 14:32
Out To Lunch Festival returns to Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter early next year for its ninth outing. The two week event will feature an array of music, comedy, spoken word and literature events running from 2nd to 16th of January 2014.
The Black Box will play host to musical performances from acts such as Le Galaxie, Tucan, Lisa O'Neil and Hannah McPhillimy, while numerous other venues are also involved in the city centre.
For full listing head to the Out To Lunch Festival Website.
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 18:42
This week Chris Jones joined Rigsy to talk about some of the new music they think is worth checking out.
Heliopause – O Sister
Chris: I’ve always liked Heliopause…this is off a recent E.P Called Eden…Gorgeous vocals, very lush, beautiful stuff.
Rigsy: Great band and that track is accompanied with O Brother, yeah we’re big fans.
Those Ghosts – All Is Even
Rigsy: For a band so young they seem to have a decent following… Definitely one for the ‘to watch…’ list for 2014.
UNKNWN – I Cry Feat., Gemma Dunleavy
Chris: …anonymous artist who wants his identity to remain anonymous for the time being at least. He makes atmospheric, dark, murky electronic music often compared to Burial…
Milan Jay – How Well Do You Remember
Chris: I’m hearing a lot of Kasabian and Primal Scream off that…they do it with a lot of verve and vigour.
Rigsy: ..I love it, Milan Jay on Across the Line, it was fun to play that.
Schmutz – Club Salon
Chris: Really accomplished DJs…Just recently started making tunes themselves and as you can hear from that track, it’s called Club Salon, they’re pretty good at it.
Aodhan O’Reilly – Unicorn
Chris: Based in New York, I find this really...
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 13:34
Paddy Glasgow Paddy Glasgow, the founder of Glasgowbury Festival, has won Promoter of the Year Award at last night's UK Festival Awards in the Roundhouse, London.
After 13 years the 'final full scale event' at it's home of Eagle's Rock in the Sperrins took place in 2013, with And So I Watch You From Afar, Japanese Popstars and The Answer on the bill.
The 10th anniversary of the UK Festival Awards also saw Download pick up Best Major Festival and the Arctic Monkeys collect Best Live Performance of the Year for their set at Glastonbury.
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 13:01
Galway's DOTT, creators of 'shiney, harmony driven garage pop', release their debut album 'Swoon' this week and they were kind enough to talk about what went into the making of the release.
Friday 29 November 2013, 13:00
Following a couple of years out, Gigging Northern Ireland - a website 'dedicated to promoting the local scene' - has returned with a website relaunch.
The website includes music news, reviews and interviews with touring bands and of course musicians from N.Ireland, with the possibility of live events from the Gigging Norrthern Ireland team in 2014 too.
Thursday 28 November 2013, 18:02
Go Wolf have announced that they are set to play a Christmas show at The Stiff Kitten, on Friday the 20th of December. The show will top off a prosperous couple of months for the band after their debut single 'Voices' was featured on the Kitsune Maison #15 compilation.
Joining them on the night will be Yes Cadets, ex-Colly Strings’ frontman Travis Gilbert’s solo project Travis Is A Tourist and Hurdles. Ed Zealous and The Thin Air will also be there on DJ duties.
Meanwhile, More Than Conquerors will headline a Boxing Night show at Aether and Echo, Belfast. Support on the night will come...
Thursday 28 November 2013, 13:32
A combination of a bit of a clearout and excitement for seeing my boy Neil Hannon back in Belfast this evening got me thinking of an old hobby. If you can call it a hobby - collecting setlists at gigs. This usually meant hanging around after the show had finished and torturing the roadies doing clean up, hoping someone would take pity on that exhausted uberfan down the front.
I miss those days when I'd be first in and last out at every gig I attended. These days, of course, that's left to others with wider eyes - the likes of myself now stay down the back, in a corner, out of harm's way. Sunrise...
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 14:55
The hugely admired and influential Neutral Milk Hotel are set to play Belfast's Limelight 1 venue on Thurs 15th May 2014.
All four original members are set to take the stage as the band play a limited run of UK dates around a headline appearance with Arcade Fire at Primavera Sound in Barcelona.
Their 1998 album 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea' received critical acclaim before the band disbanded in 1999.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, it is an early show and they play Vicar Street, Dublin the following night.
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 13:26
Niamh Hegarty joins Rigsy from Cork, to talk about great new music.
Adebisi Shank – Oyasmi
Rigsy: ‘You have to be intrigued by music like this’.
Niamh: ‘That track has been stuck in my head because they’ve just announced they're releasing a 3rd album, officially announced this week’
Percolator – Little Demon
Rigsy: ‘...Really loving this’
Niamh: ‘This is from their self-titled E.P it’s brand new…it’s incredibly engaging, reminds me a bit of Death From Above 1979 in a way…and you can download this for free via their bandcamp’
Friday 22 November 2013, 15:32
Mid Ulster 4-piece and fans of '...Watercolours, Harry Potter and DISCO' (their words not ours), Chocolate Love Factory have just released their new E.P 'Pickle & Pog'. They kindly came into Across the Line HQ and talked us through what went into making the release.