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
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.
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.
AZEALIA Banks has made further online comments against Irish people, branding them "inbred leprechauns" and asking, "Don't you have a famine to go die in?" It comes after the US rapper called Irish women "ugly" and accused airline Aer Lingus of banning her following a row on a flight from London to Dublin.
THE seeds for a concert due to take place in the TMAC (Tommy Makem Arts and Community Centre) in Keady, Co Armagh, later this spring were sown in 1955, when Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy met for the first time.
THE Delines' new album The Imperial was released last week to the delight of those who loved the Portland alt-country soul outfit's superb debut offering, 2014's Colfax, and indeed the band themselves.
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)