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Noise Annoys: Rory Nellis, Owen Lamont, Therapy? & Slomatics

David Roy
IT'S probably high time Noise Annoys checked in with Belfast singer-songwriter Rory Nellis again – not least because the Seven Summits leader has released a couple more tunes from his forthcoming new solo album since he last featured on this page.

Sleb Safari: Oprah Winfrey has life figured out and then some

Maeve Connolly
DO YOU remember when you used to catch The Oprah Winfrey Show at odd hours in your student house courtesy of the NTL box you had installed once you left home and learned there were more than seven TV channels available? There was no need to go to the library when you could learn all you believed you needed to know from Oprah.

Album reviews

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – VILLAINS Queens Of The Stone Age may have lost a bit of their earthy authenticity since the days of Nick Oliveri and that golden run from Rated R on but there's absolutely no doubt that Josh Homme still knows how to hook you in.

Horslips men Barry Devlin & Jim Lockhart get poetic

Robert McMillen
IS IT still traditional music if it is played with electric guitars and drums by a rock band? The question might be a tad philosophical and, once you hear the opening riff of Dearg Doom by Horslips, famously based on the tune Marcshlua Uí Néill – and the theme tune to the Jack Charlton soccer years – you may wonder if it really matters.

Now on sale: The Gospel According to Blindboy at Belfast Book Festival

David Roy
The Gospel According to Blindboy at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast THE higher profile half of bag-headed Limerick hip-hop/comedy duo The Rubberbandits has got a new book coming out later in the year – and he's coming to Belfast to promote it, courtesy of The Belfast Book Festival.

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