ALTHOUGH Noise Annoys favourites Seven Summits haven't been active for a while now, thankfully the Belfast indie outfit's frontman and chief songwriter Rory Nellis is now well on his way to becoming established as a solo artist in his own right.
MEMBERS of Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution have said reuniting and hitting the road for a spring US tour is how they are coping with the Purple Rain pop superstar's unexpected death a year ago.
IF YOU Suddenly find yourself filled with an uncontrollable urge to jump up and down wide eyed in a remote field wearing a high visibility jacket and waving glow sticks, having told your parents you were going to the cinema (however old you are), the perfect soundtrack for such a nostalgic notion is here.
BEFORE the native music of Ireland had the adjective 'traditional' put before it, it was played and moulded and stretched by travelling musicians or rural bachelors or whole families; of late, women have been coming to the fore more and more in trad circles, although the situation is far from perfect.
THOSE who managed to secure tickets for Guns N' Roses' imminent, mostly sold-out return to Slane Castle received a value for money boost this week with the addition of Mark Lanegan, Royal Blood and Otherkin to the one-day festival bill next month.