"WE'RE not rocket science, we're rock and roll": so says Donita from the mighty L7, everyone's favourite recently reanimated LA grunge rockers who released Scatter The Rats – their first album for 20 years – last week.
Today Daddy Long Legs, Protex, The Sabrejets – The Black Box, Belfast Unloved – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Marquee, Belfast Glasshouse Ensemble – Glasshouse Ensemble play Sufjan Stevens, Rosemary Street First Presbyterian Church, Belfast The Eskies – McHugh's, Belfast Queen Bonobo, Comrade Hat – Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry The Breath – Nerve Centre, Derry Simone Felice – Studio 1A Theatre, Bangor Saturday May 11 Horslips (Devlin, Lockhart, Fean), Pat McManus Band – Horslips Con 2019, CQAF Marquee, Belfast Jamie Lawson – The Ulster Hall, Belast David C Clements, Reevah, Sam Wickens etc – Jeff Buckley Revisited, Oh Yeah, Belfast Say Sue Me – McHugh's, Belfast My Darling Clementine – The Black Box, Belfast (2pm) A Certain Ratio – The Black Box, Belfast (9pm) Hold Fire, DYAD, Aeons etc – The Pavilion, Belfast Room For Rebellion, Jenna Daley, Natural Numbers etc – The Menagerie, Belfast Sunday May 12 Yola – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Horslips (Devlin, Lockhart, Fean), Paddy Goodwin & The Holy Ghosts – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Junior Johnson Band – Folsom Prison Blues: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, The Black Box, Belfast (2pm) Tuesday May 14 Olly Murs – SSE Arena, Belfast Wednesday May 15 Alex Lahey – The Empire, Belfast Shawn James – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday May 16 The Nude Party – The Empire, Belfast Rebekah Fitch – The Black Box, Belfast Steven McKnight, Diamir, Swall Monkey etc – The Pavilion, Belfast Friday May 17 Viagra Boys – McHugh's, Belfast Francis McIlduff – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Robocobra Quartet, Meltybrains? – The Black Box, Belfast Belwood, Flashpoint, Dugout etc – The Speakeasy, Belfast Strength NIA – Bennigans, Derry Saturday May 18 Maverick, Wild Heat – The Limelight 2, Belfast Bry, Dave Giles – Oh Yeah, Belfast Aslan – Nerve Centre, Derry Gas Hands, Happy Out, Fierce Pit Bosses – Bennigans, Derry The 4 of Us – Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen John Blek, Ken Haddock, Wilfie Gilbert – Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena Sunday May 19 The Waterboys – Millennium Forum, Derry Monday May 20 The Waterboys – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Thee Oh Sees – The Limelight, Belfast Tuesday May 21 Alice In Chains – Telegraph Building, Belfast .
THIS is a bumper month for Waterboys fans in the north: not only are Mike Scott and co releasing their 13th studio album, Where The Action Is, audiences in Derry and Belfast will be among the first people to hear the new songs performed live alongside favourites plucked from across the band's back catalogue.
A TIRED-sounding 'Hi' comes down the line and I wonder if this could really be the spirited Lesley Joseph, known to thousands of fans for her Dorienesque exuberance in popular BBC sitcom Birds of a Feather.
REAL-life memories of love, breaking free and the fall of the Berlin Wall come alive at The MAC on Saturday when Bulgarian performer Katherina Radeva brings her one-woman show Fallen Fruit to Northern Ireland audiences.
SET in the stifling heat of New Orleans’s Latin Quarter, Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire follows wilting Southern beauty Blanche DuBois as she attempts to escape her former life and past trauma.
SALLY Rooney, Belinda McKeon, Stuart Neville and Adrian McKinty feature among an impressive list of contributors to a new collection of Irish short stories edited by award-winning Belfast novelist and playwright Lucy Caldwell, published by Faber & Faber.
A SON unravels the mystery of his father's murder in Pokemon Detective Pikachu, a rollicking fantasy adventure which milks every drop of delicious deadpan humour from Ryan Reynolds as the voice of the titular rodent-like critter, who can be trained to emit an electric discharge.