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Gig Guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Turin Brakes – The Empire, Belfast At Their Mercy, Wardomized – McHugh's, Belfast Tim Burgess (Charlatans, DJ set) – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Supertonic Sound Club, The Skallions – The Black Box, Belfast Tour Alaska – Strand Arts Centre, Belfast Ollie, Yesitscrim – Accidental Theatre, Belfast

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Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Ryan Vail & Elma Orchestra, Joshua Burnside, Malojian etc – Goodbye Quiet Arch, The Empire, Belfast Paco Pena – The MAC, Belfast Glasshouse – Bowie's Berlin Trilogy, The Black Box, Belfast