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Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Dr Feelgood – The Black Box, Belfast Petty Youth, Bloody Apes, Horse Tablet – Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast Joshua Burnside – The Empire, Belfast Ferals, Valium – Oh Yeah, Belfast Rival Consoles, Ryan Vail, Elma Orkestra – Echo Echo Dance, Derry Saturday June 30 Eric Prydz etc – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast Interrogate, Ketos – The Limelight, Belfast, 5pm Bailer, Death of a Salesman, Donum Dei etc – Foundry, Belfast Strung – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Pat McManus Band, Willie Byrne Band, Blackwood – 10th Annual Rory Gallagher Day, The Black Box, Belfast Aaron Keylock – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast Legowelt etc – The Bunatee, QUBSU, Belfast Ulster Orchestra & Phil Kieran – The Glassworks, Derry Hunkpapa, Petty Youth, Beauty Sleep etc – Our Back Yard Festival, 67 Plantation Road, Craigavon Sunday July 1 Colm McIntyre & The Slipstream Band, Lonesome George, Dove etc – Foundry, Belfast Monday July 2 Tremonti – The Limelight, Belfast Tuesday July 3 Sons of Apollo – The Limelight, Belfast Alice Signal Fires, James Downey, Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir – The Sunflower, Belfast Wednesday July 4 Myles Kennedy & Co, Dorian Sorriaux – The Limelight, Belfast Blumehaus, SX-70, The Virtual Earth Inverters etc – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday July 5 Maya Goldblum, Gemma Bradley, Blackcat etc – BarZu, Derry Friday July 6 The The – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Strangle Wire, Senzar, No Great Loss etc – Voodoo, Belfast The Divils, The Vibes, The Skallions etc – Live Injection Ska Festival, Oh Yeah, Belfast Stu Daly (Chewing On Tinfoil), Guihelm, Fox Colony etc – The Sunflower, Belfast Leon Vynehall – The Black Box, Belfast Surf Green, Sit Tight, Hit The B Button etc – McHugh's, Belfast Thursday July 12 No Spill Blood, Slomatics, Wild Rocket etc – Curfew Festival, Voodoo, Belfast Thrash Hat, Junk Drawer, Catalan etc – Curfew Festival, The Black Box, Belfast Friday July 13 Doyle (ex-Misfits) – Voodoo, Belfast Tuesday July 17 Les Pantalons, Michael D Wynn, A Standard Model – The Sunflower, Belfast Thursday July 19 Ghost Office, Hot Cops (Carl solo), Shrug Life etc – A Litany Of Failures, Jaja Studios, Belfast .

From The Jam man Bruce Foxton on Irish gigs and new material

David Roy
THE last time we spoke to Bruce Foxton was back in 2007, when he'd just formed From The Jam with fellow Jam man Rick Buckler and was nervously preparing to head out on the band's first run of live dates, including a show at Belfast's Spring & Airbrake.

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Girls Names Stains On Silence GIRLS Names venture into darker territory with their fourth album, a minimalist, gothic, synth-heavy effort recalling early PIL and the Banshees as well as the more modern sounds of bands on the Blackest Ever Black label such as Tropic of Cancer.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Malojian – American Bar, Belfast No Oil Paintings, Buffalo Bay etc – Voodoo, Belfast Kieran Goss – Portico, Portaferry Crazy Town – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Saturday June 23 Carl Cox etc – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast From The Jam – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Riley Pearce – American Bar, Belfast This Place Hell, Donum Dei – The Limelight 2, Belfast, 5pm Wasps, Alpha Twin, Willoware Jackson – Foundry, Belfast Villiers & The Villains – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Peter McVeigh – The Sunflower, Belfast Paper/Boy, Oh Boland, Atticus etc – Nerve Centre, Derry Kieran Goss – Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy Sunday June 24 The Script, Gavin James – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast Peter McVeigh – The Sunflower, Belfast Monday June 25 Kris Kristofferson – Millennium Forum, Derry Tuesday June 26 Kris Kristofferson – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Beth Rowley – Studio 1A Theatre, Bangor Thursday June 28 The Bonk, Percolator – The Menagerie, Belfast Deap Vally, Hand Models – The Limelight 2, Belfast Lock Horns, Ketos, Heel of Achilles – Voodoo, Belfast Friday June 29 Dr Feelgood – The Black Box, Belfast Petty Youth, Bloody Apes, Horse Tablet – Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast Joshua Burnside – The Empire, Belfast Ferals, Valium – Oh Yeah, Belfast Rival Consoles, Ryan Vail, Elma Orkestra – Echo Echo Dance, Derry Saturday June 30 Bailer, Death of a Salesman, Donum Dei etc – Foundry, Belfast Strung – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Pat McManus Band, Willie Byrne Band, Blackwood – 10th Annual Rory Gallagher Day, The Black Box, Belfast Aaron Keylock – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast Interrogate, Ketos – The Limelight, Belfast, 5pm Ulster Orchestra & Phil Kieran – The Glassworks, Derry Hunkpapa, Petty Youth, Beauty Sleep etc – Our Back Yard Festival, 67 Plantation Road, Craigavon Sunday July 1 Colm McIntyre & The Slipstream Band, Lonesome George, Dove etc – Foundry, Belfast Monday July 2 Tremonti – The Limelight, Belfast Tuesday July 3 Sons of Apollo – The Limelight, Belfast Alice Signal Fires, James Downey, Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir – The Sunflower, Belfast Wednesday July 4 Myles Kennedy – The Limelight, Belfast Blumehaus etc – Voodoo, Belfast .

Michael English on Andy Williams, Charlie Pride and The Late Late Toy Show

Jenny Lee
1. When did you think about a career in music and what were your first steps into it? My dad played accordion in a local group and every Friday night in our home in Castledermot, Co Kildare, we had a traditional Irish session and eventually I would play some tunes on the upright piano.

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