Dream Wife Dream Wife JUST when it seems Punk really is dead, along comes all-female trio Dream Wife with this intense and idiosyncratic debut which, if it doesn't quite reinvent New Wave, certainly reinfuses it with youthful charisma.
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.
REVIEW The Carole King and James Taylor Story Out To Lunch Festival Belfast TO YOUTUBE aficionados, one of the great joys for fans of 70s sounds is watching James Taylor link up with his long-time collaborator, the phenomenal Carole King.
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.
They Might Be Giants I Like Fun IT'S hard to believe that this is Brooklyn rockers They Might Be Giants' 20th studio album – they're just as fresh sounding as they were back in 1986 with their self-titled debut.
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.
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.
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.
GOOD morning: Breeders fans will no doubt already be hyper-aware that their beloved US indie rockers have finally confirmed that they've recorded a new album with their recently reunited Last Splash-era line-up.
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 .