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Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

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Today: Public Service Broadcasting, Ryan Vail – The Limelight, Belfast Susie Blue, Ferals, Cherym – Oh Yeah, Belfast Hornby, Chris McCorry, Bill Campbell etc – Flip, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Bell X1 – Elmwood Hall, Belfast The Casualties, Takers & Users, Buck Eejit – The Black Box, Belfast Leah McFall, David C Clements, Larks etc – The Empire, Belfast Red House, Psyphony, Buffalo Bay etc – Pavilion, Belfast Evil Scarecrow, Ten Foot Wizard – Voodoo, Belfast Tony Wright – Chapter & VerseChorusVerse, Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Michale Graves (ex-Misfits) – Voodoo, Belfast Shredd, The Dreads – Menagerie, Belfast Teddy Thompson, Dori Freeman – The Black Box, Belfast Brand New Friend, Matt McCrum – American Bar, Belfast The Rapparees – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast The Spitfires – The Limelight 2, Belfast Sive, Molly Caldwell – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Martin Harley – The Sunflower, Belfast Saturday January 26 The Delines – The Black Box, Belfast Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards – The Black Box, Belfast, 2.

The Stranglers' JJ Burnel on Irish shows and the perils of punk nostalgia

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BAD weather is fast becoming a bugbear for Stranglers man Jean-Jacques 'JJ' Burnel: the iconic punk rock bassist is battling a broken boiler at his home in the south of France when we call – it seems things aren't quite so 'nice in Nice' when it's minus five and your central heating is on the fritz – and the Strangler's last couple of Irish visits have also fallen victim to the elements.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Today: Belfast Electric Octopus, Rab McCullough Blues Band – Voodoo, Belfast The Cinelli Brothers – The Empire, Belfast Amos, Lofty Heights – The Menagerie, Belfast Kessler Effect, Dogmandu, Fierce Pit Bosses – Bennigans, Derry

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Problem Patterns, Reevah, Gemma Bradley, Jess Edlin – Gifted, The Empire, Belfast Mosa, Average Swine, Diamir – Alexander’s, Lisburn Saturday January 12 The Dodge Brothers, Dan Donnelly – The Black Box, Belfast (2pm & 8pm)

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