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Get involved with: Girls Rock School NI

David Roy
ARE you a musically minded woman with a burning desire to help foster the next wave of Irish female rock talent? If the answer is "hells yeah I am!", then Girls Rock School NI (GRSNI) want to hear from you: the Belfast-based not-for-profit outfit are currently gearing up for their first ever Rock Camp this April and need people to help out with the nitty-gritty.

Don't miss: Moon Duo at The Black Box, Belfast, January 27

David Roy
US SPACE-rockers Moon Duo will help bring Belfast's Out to Lunch Festival to a close next weekend with a live show at The Black Box on Saturday January 27, featuring top-drawer support from local dronepopsters Documenta.

Review: Shane MacGowan's birthday bash a fitting tribute to a great of Irish music

Richard Purden
SHANE MacGowan's star-studded 60th birthday celebration at the National Concert Hall got off to a rollicking start on Monday night when New York rocker Jesse Malin, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, original Pogue Spider Stacy and Blondie drummer Clem Burke performed a spiky set of punk-flavoured MacGowan classics.

Last chance to see: General Fiasco

David Roy
WHATEVER happened to the likely lads? Well, in the case of once feted local indie rock trio/quartet General Fiasco, they made two albums and a handful of EPs in-between playing a tonne of gigs before slipping quietly into the night sometime around 2013 and eventually metamorphosising into Oh Volcano and Franklyn.

Essential festival: Output Belfast 2018

David Roy
BELFAST'S annual Output festival returns on February 8 for a day of music-themed seminars, panels and keynote speeches at Belfast's MAC followed by a selection of free live local showcase gigs at various city centre venues.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Geoff Tate – The Empire, Belfast Booka Brass Band – The Black Box, Belfast Kevin Doherty – The American Bar, Belfast Ports, Paddy Nash, Paul Casey – Homegrown, Millennium Forum, Derry Saturday January 13 The Irish Video Game Orchestra – The Black Box, Belfast, 2pm Wolfgang Flür – The Black Box, Belfast Ciaran O'Kane - Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast The Vicunas, Rebecca Fitch, French Chapman – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Adrian Crowley, Nocturnes – Glens Centre, Manorhamilton Sunday January 14 Nuala Kennedy – The Black Box, Belfast, 3pm Monday January 15 Motionless In White, Ice Nine Kills – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Wednesday January 17 God Mother, Ilenkus – Voodoo, Belfast Saffyre – The Black Box, 3pm Thursday January 18 Bernadette Morris – Duke of York, Belfast Friday January 19 Steel Panther, Wayward Sons – The Limelight, Belfast Three Trapped Tigers, Blue Whale, Wasps – The Empire, Belfast Brand New Friend – Duke of York, Belfast Escape The Fate, Set to Stun, Shields UK – Oh Yeah, Belfast Amy McAllister – The Black Box, Belfast, 1pm GoGo Penguin – The Black Box, Belfast Brendan Quinn – The American Bar, Belfast Saturday January 20 The Adventures – The Empire, Belfast Dave Arcari – The Black Box, Belfast, 2pm Yola Carter – The Black Box, Belfast Wednesday January 24 Lau – The Black Box, Belfast Thursday January 25 Public Service Broadcasting – The Limelight, Belfast Hayes Carll – Oh Yeah, Belfast Le Vent Du Nord – The Black Box, Belfast Friday January 26 Malojian, Steph Cameron – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Shirley Collins – The Black Box, Belfast The Oh Hellos, Sound of The Sirens – The Empire, Belfast Saturday January 27 Moon Duo, Documenta – The Black Box, Belfast Hazel O’Connor, Cormac De Barra – The Black Box, Belfast (2pm) The Spitfires – Voodoo, Belfast Bloodshot Dawn, Reprisal – Northern Deathfest, The Limelight, Belfast, 2pm Sunday January 28 Willy Vlautin & David Murphy – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Kaia Kater – The Black Box, Belfast (2pm) Monday January 29 The Menzingers, Pup, Cayetana – The Limelight 2, Belfast .

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