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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.

The Beach Boys' Mike Love on returning to Ireland – hopefully they won't be booed this time

David Roy
"DOES that mean we're conducting this in Gaelic?" jokes Beach Boys leader Mike Love when he learns that he's speaking to The Irish News about the iconic US hit-makers' imminent return to Dublin and Belfast We offer to try our best if he's game, but the suggestion is quickly brushed aside with a cheerful "just kidding" before the singer and founding band member gets down to plugging the Boys' latest release.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Nile Rodgers & Chic, Soul II Soul, Queen & Disco – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast The Bonnevilles, Amy Montgomery – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Girls Names, Ghost Office, Fears – The Black Box, Belfast Wynona Bleach, Roe, Ember Trails etc – Voodoo, Belfast Lunasa – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Brennen Leigh, Noel McKay – The American Bar, Belfast Cara Dillon – The Glassworks, Derry Saturday June 16 Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft, Louis Berry – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast UK Subs, Buck Eejit, Confrontation Time – The Empire, Belfast Bad Manners – The Limelight, Belfast Cry****, Jordaan Mason, Oscar Jennings – Nerve Centre, Derry Kaz Hawkins, Sam York – Market Place Theatre, Armagh Sunday June 17 Picture This, Lany, John Gibbons – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast CW Stoneking – The Black Box, Belfast Monday June 18 The Beach Boys – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Wednesday June 20 Saint Sapphire, Petty Youth, Modern Rome – Voodoo, Belfast Eliza and Martin Carthy – Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy Thursday June 21 Timmy Trumpet – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast Crazy Town, Surf Green, Crisis – Foundry, Belfast Lonesome George, Siomha, Abhainn Bheara – Voodoo, Belfast Friday June 22 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 Deap Vally, Hand Models – The Limelight 2, Belfast Lock Horns etc – Voodoo, Belfast .

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Buí, Joel Harkin, Mark Loughrey etc – The Sunflower, Belfast Susie Blue, Alpha Twin, Mosmo Strange etc – BelFest, Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast Brigid O’Neill – EastSide Arts Centre, Belfast The Small Glories – American Bar, Belfast Matt McGinn – Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen Saturday June 9 The Exploited, The Defects, Wardomised – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Sister Ghost, Hiva Oa, Cherym etc – Women’s Work Showcase, Oh Yeah, Belfast Donal Scullion – Astral Weeks: The Music & The Myths of Van Morrison, Strand Arts Centre, Belfast Matt McGinn – Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint Sunday June 10 Rolo Tomassi – The Empire, Belfast The Bar Stool Preachers, The Vibes, No Matter etc – Foundry, Belfast Tuesday June 12 Ryan Walsh – No Alibis, Belfast Lisa Hannigan, Roe – The Guildhall, Derry Wednesday June 13 Danny Bryant – The Empire, Belfast Owen Lamont, Conor Maley – The Sunflower, Belfast Thursday June 14 The Mad Dalton, Lauren Bird, Giraffe Stairs – The Black Box, Belfast Rory Nellis, Donal Scullion, Sonja Sleator etc – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Friday June 15 Nile Rodgers & Chic, Soul II Soul, Queen & Disco – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast The Bonnevilles, Amy Montgomery – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Girls Names – The Black Box, Belfast Wynona Bleach, Roe, Ember Trails etc – Voodoo, Belfast Lunasa – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Brennen Leigh, Noel McKay – The American Bar, Belfast Saturday June 16 Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft, Louis Berry – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast UK Subs, Buck Eejit, Confrontation Time – The Empire, Belfast Bad Manners – The Limelight, Belfast Cry****, Jordaan Mason, Oscar Jennings – Nerve Centre, Derry Kaz Hawkins, Sam York – Market Place Theatre, Armagh Sunday June 17 Picture This, Lany, John Gibbons – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast CW Stoneking – The Black Box, Belfast Monday June 18 The Beach Boys – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Wednesday June 20 Saint Sapphire, Petty Youth, Modern Rome – Voodoo, Belfast Eliza and Martin Carthy – Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy Tuesday June 21 Timmy Trumpet – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast Crazy Town, Surf Green, Crisis – Foundry, Belfast .

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Ben Glover, Anthony Toner, Matt McGinn etc – The Black Box, Belfast Unyielding Love, Nomadic Rituals, No Great Loss etc – Voodoo, Belfast Bicep, Larry Heard, Kink etc – AVA Festival showcase, S13, Belfast Joshua Burnside – Strand Arts Centre, Belfast State Funeral – Warzone Centre, Belfast Gerry Cinnamon – The Limelight, Belfast Mongrel State – The Empire, Belfast Reef, Toploader, Rews etc – Harmony Live, Holywood Rugby Club The Hardchargers – Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick Saturday June 2 Monster Magnet – The Limelight, Belfast Electric Octopus – Artcetera Studio, Belfast Floorplan, DVS1, Hunee etc – AVA Festival showcase, S13, Belfast Metá Metá – The Black Box, Belfast The Boomtown Rats, The Tragedy of Dr Hannigan, The Wood Burning Savages etc – Harmony Live, Holywood Rugby Club Hunkpapa – Market Place Theatre, Armagh Sunday June 3 Lindi Ortega – The Empire, Belfast Oracle, Cursed Sun, Rupturation – Voodoo, Belfast Robb Murphy & The Ulster String Quartet etc – 101 Donegall St, Belfast Antal, The Two Jamies, Dave McDonogh – The Art Department, Belfast Ryan McMullan, Joshua Burnside, Michael Kerr etc – Harmony Live, Holywood Rugby Club Wednesday June 6 Avenged Sevenfold – SSE Arena, Belfast Siobhan Day, Lucy Bell, Eilis Mulholland – Sunflower, Belfast Wookalily – The Spaniard, Belfast Brigid Mae Power – Oh Yeah, Belfast Thursday June 7 Don McLean – Waterfront Hall, Belfast Soley – Strand Arts Centre, Belfast The Magic Numbers – The Empire, Belfast Mules & Men – The Sunflower, Belfast Black Stone Cherry, New Valley Wolves – Telegraph Building, Belfast Friday June 8 Buí, Joel Harkin, Mark Loughrey etc – The Sunflower, Belfast Susie Blue, Alpha Twin, Mosmo Strange etc – BelFest, Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast Brigid O'Neill – EastSide Arts Centre, Belfast The Small Glories – American Bar, Belfast Matt McGinn – Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen Saturday June 9 The Exploited, The Defects, Wardomised – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Sister Ghost, Hiva Oa, Cherym etc – Women's Work Showcase, Oh Yeah, Belfast Donal Scullion – Astral Weeks: The Music & The Myths of Van Morrison, Strand Arts Centre, Belfast Matt McGinn – Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint .

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