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Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today The Adventures – The Empire, Belfast London Afrobeat Orchestra – London Afrobeat Orchestra perform Talking Heads, The Black Box, Belfast Paul Casey, Paddy Nash & The Happy Enchiladas, Ports, The Inside Out – Homegrown, Millennium Forum, Derry Saturday January 5 The Adventures – The Empire, Belfast King Kong Company – The Black Box, Belfast Mary Coughlan – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast David Keenan – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast The Henry Girls – The Black Box, Belfast (2pm) Wednesday January 9 The 1975, Pale Waves, No Rome – SSE Arena, Belfast Haiku Salut – Haiku Salut score The General, The Black Box, Belfast Thursday January 10 Scott Matthews – The Black Box, Belfast JC Stewart, Travis is a Tourist – McHugh’s, Belfast Friday January 11 Problem Patterns, Reevah, Gemma Bradley, Jess Edlin – Gifted, The Empire, Belfast Mosa, Average Swine, Diamir – Alexander’s, Lisburn Saturday January 12 The Dodge Brothers – The Black Box, Belfast (2pm & 8pm) The Allergies – Oh Yeah, Belfast Monday January 14 Mastodon, Kvelertak, Mutoid Man – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Tuesday January 15 Chris Smither – The Black Box, Belfast Thursday January 17 The Sazeracs – The Black Box, Belfast, 1pm Andy Irvine – The Black Box, Belfast Arborist, Hand Models, Sister Ghost – Doolittle Revisited, Oh Yeah, Belfast Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Market Place Theatre, Armagh Friday January 18 Rudimental – Waterfront Hall, Belfast Electric Octopus, Rab McCullough Blues Band – Voodoo, Belfast The Cinelli Brothers – The Empire, Belfast Saturday January 19 Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – The Limelight 2, Belfast Bronagh Gallagher – The Black Box, Belfast Twin Bandit, Steph Cameron – McHugh's, Belfast Sunday January 20 Kathryn Joseph, Brona McVittie – The Black Box, Belfast Tuesday January 22 Willy Vlautin – An Evening with Willy Vlautin, Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy Wednesday January 23 Boyzone – SSE Arena, Belfast Steeleye Span – The Black Box, Belfast Thursday January 24 Brand New Friend – American Bar, Belfast Jarrod Dickenson – The Empire, Belfast The Friel Sisters – The Black Box, Belfast, 1pm Yorkston Thorne Khan – The Black Box, Belfast Grainne Holland –1st Presbyterian Church, Rosemary St, Belfast .

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Adventures man Terry Sharpe on 'final' gigs and memories of 1980s pop success

David Roy
HAVING proudly represented Belfast through the 1980s pop wars with a string of fine singles including Send My Heart, Feel The Raindrops, Your Greatest Shade of Blue and their top 20 anthem Broken Land – apparently 'the most played song on Radio 1 in 1988' – The Adventures fizzled out in the wake of their fourth album, 1993's Lions and Tigers and Bears.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today The Emerald Armada, Travis Is A Tourist, Peter J McCauley – The Limelight 2, Belfast Parapa Palace, Horse Tablet, The Strange Museum – Festivus 2, The Pavilion, Belfast.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Joshua Burnside, Ryan Vail with Arco String Quartet, Malojian etc – Elmwood Hall, Belfast Ryan McMullan – The Ulster Hall, Belfast General Fiasco, Dugout – Voodoo, Belfast Sheerbuzz, Sleeping Outside – Nerve Centre, Derry Sugarwolf, Ferals, Nolan AHHWB – Bennigans, Derry

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