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Playlist: National Poetry Day

Published on October 3rd, 2013 | by Brian Coney

We’re humongous fans of poetry here at The Thin Air. As far as we’re concerned, the very best poetry is far superior to a very good song or album – the syllabic genius of a handful …... Read More


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Culture Night – Culture of What?

Published on September 27th, 2013 | by Iain Holmes

Last Friday saw the return of Belfast’s Culture Night, and by all accounts it was complete success, bigger than before both in terms of events and attendance. On the other side of the world, in the …... Read More


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The Guide To: In The Court Of… Tom Ravenscroft

Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Spectacularly curated by the comprehensively cultured Duke Special last year, the annual In The Court Of… showcase at Belfast’s The MAC returns this week in the trusty hands of one of our generation’s most informed and sonically attuned …... Read More


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Chasin’ The Trane: A John Coltrane Playlist

Published on September 23rd, 2013 | by Brian Coney

On what would have been his 87th birthday, the towering musical stature of American jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane could not be any more set in stone. One of a small handful amount of musicians …... Read More


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Classic album: Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs

Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

No-one expected this. Previously, Mercury Rev had been the David Baker fronted psyche-noise outfit that was as likely to pick a fight with the audience than write a work of transcendent beauty. Records like Yerself is Steam and Boces are …... Read More


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Culture Night Belfast: Ten Must-See Events

Published on September 20th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

With 250 events set to take place across 100+ to over 30,000 people this evening, it’s safe to say we’re spoiled for choice at this year’s Culture Night Belfast. With an understandable leaning towards the more …... Read More


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The First Time: VerseChorusVerse

Published on September 19th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

In the latest installment of The First Time we get the virginal sonic lowdown from North Coast songsmith extraordinare Tony Wright AKA VerseChorusVerse. Traversing his wide-ranging tastes and first-time musical experiences with everyone from John Denver …... Read More


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An A-Z Playlist of Grand Theft Auto

Published on September 17th, 2013 | by Shannon O'Neill

With the release of arguably the most anticipated video game of a generation, Grand Theft Auto V, Shannon Delores O’Neill casts a nostalgic ear back at some of the best music from GTA – a series that …... Read More


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Radio K

Published on September 20th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

The atomic symbol of potassium, the maligned protagonist in Franz Kafka’s The Castle and the unspecified superior feature of a certain breakfast cereal: the letter K denotes and relates to many things. Tentatively established back in …... Read More


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