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Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Picture This, The Academic, Kara Marni – Botanic Gardens, Belfast American Guinea Pig, Anja Di Roma, Xiola Blue – Volume Control Solstice Slam, Oh Yeah, Belfast And So I Watch You From Afar, Robocobra Quartet, Just Mustard – Voodoo, Belfast Emma Langford, Cúig – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Pat Dam Smyth – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Stormzone, Safire, Like A Hawk, Dead Addiction – The Empire, Belfast Oisín Ó Scolaí & The Virginia Slims, Miss Mary Jane, Baire etc – AbbaZappa Records, Derry, 2pm Shammen Delly, People That Listen To The Sky – Bennigans, Derry,10pm Charity Shop Vinyl, Vanilla Days, Villa in France etc – Nerve Centre, Derry Anthony Toner – Portico, Ards Nasa Assassin – Island Arts Centre, Lisburn Saturday June 22 George Ezra – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast Picture This – Botanic Gardens, Belfast Jesse Malin – The Limelight 2, Belfast And So I Watch You From Afar – Voodoo, Belfast Ciaran Lavery, Rebekah Fitch – Accidental Theatre, Belfast John Talabot – The Palm House, Belfast Eric Duncan, Hugo Capablanca – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Blackwater Conspiracy – The Atlantic, Portrush Monday June 24 Stereolab – The Empire, Belfast Tuesday June 25 The Killers, Lewis Capaldi – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast Wednesday June 26 Combichrist – The Palm House, Belfast Inni-K – The Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast Ulster Orchestra & Phil Kieran – Echo Echo Dance, Derry Thursday June 27 Bros – Botanic Gardens, Belfast Hozier, Maggie Roggers, David Keenan – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast Elder Druid, Towers, Steven Butler – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Friday June 28 Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail, Rachael Boyd – The MAC, Belfast Rob Strong, Tony Villiers & The Villains – The Black Box, Belfast Ena Fay – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Two Tales of Woe, Bad Boat, Spirit Runner – Voodoo, Belfast Saturday June 29 Beauty Sleep, Arvo Party – The MAC, Belfast Saint Sapphire – Voodoo, Belfast Her Crooked Heart – No Alibis, Belfast The Pat McManus Band, Willie Byrne & Shadow Play, Blackwood – Rory Gallagher Tribute Day, The Black Box, Belfast, 1pm Mirenda Rosenberg, The Lee Hedley Band – The Black Box, Belfast, 8.

Also released: Child's Play and The Captor

Damon Smith
CHILD'S PLAY (15, 90 mins), Horror/Thriller Starring: Mark HammilAubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Marlon Kazadi Director: Lars Klevberg RELEASED in 1988, director Tom Holland's slasher horror Child's Play brought to life a demented doll, which goes on a bloodthirsty rampage after a serial killer transfers his tormented soul into the benign plaything.

May McFettridge on song for opera debut in Die Fledermaus

WHEN word got out that May McFettridge was making her opera debut in Belfast, it took something of a leap of faith to imagine Belfast's outrageous panto dame shattering windows with a secretive high 'C' plucked from a hitherto unknown coloratura range.

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