ROUNDING off a fine year of live music, DJ sets and strange happenings (like Pulp man Jarvis Cocker calling bingo at last month's event prior to unleashing his Dancefloor Meditations with Steve Mackey), the God's Waiting Room Christmas Party takes place tomorrow night at the Maple Leaf Club in Belfast.
Today Glen Hansard – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Dana Masters – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Surf Green, Sit Tight, Kavalier etc – Voodoo, Belfast Oli Howe, Dave Redmond, Darren Beckett – No Alibis, Belfast Bosco Ramos, Junk Drawer, Slouch – Sandinos, Derry Saturday December 16 And So I Watch You From Afar, Touts, Catalan etc – Telegraph Building, Belfast.
THIS news just in: Box Car Blues Brothers band leader Rich 'Elwood' Dale today declared that Stevie Wonder will not, in fact, be joining them tomorrow evening at The Limelight 2 in Belfast for the group's spectacular rhythm and blues revue.
POGUES fans won't want to miss this: Dublin's National Concert Hall will be hosting a special musical 60th birthday tribute to Shane MacGowan next month, featuring the man himself alongside a ton of top guests.
Today Andy White – American Bar, Belfast The Cabeytu Brothers – The Empire, Belfast Declan McKenna – The Limelight 2, Belfast Martin Carter, Over The Hill Music Collective, The Belfast Ukulele Jam – Oh Yeah, Belfast Eilidh Patterson – Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady Mosmo Strange, Three Reasons, Polly Ringland – SONI Xmas Party, Hague's Bar, Lisburn The Sands Family – Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown Saturday December 9 Bay City Rollers – The Limelight, Belfast Alan Doherty, Pauline Scanlon, Tola Custy etc – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Grainne Duffy – Island Arts Centre, Lisburn Wookalily – Bennigans, Derry Sunday December 10 Bay City Rollers – The Limelight, Belfast James Kirby – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast The Sands Family – Canal Court Hotel, Newry Monday December 11 The Charlatans, Documenta – The Limelight, Belfast Wednesday December 13 Sikth, 7.