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The Breeders 1993, "Last Splash" project

The Breeders – Limelight 1, Belfast

Published on June 18th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Yesterday, it was announced that indie songstress par excellence Kim Deal had left boundlessly influential Boston band Pixies nine years into their reformation. This evening, she’s in town with her very own Breeders to celebrate the 20th anniversary …... Read More

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Optimus Primavera – Day One

Published on June 17th, 2013 | by Patrick Conboy

Ah, festivals. Around these parts the very word conjures up images of wet weekends with wellies, mud, overpriced beer, flooded tents and a bunch of rowdy twats in the campsite who “only came here to see …... Read More

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Lau – Black Box, Belfast

Published on June 11th, 2013 | by Ryan McMurtry

A packed Black Box awaits the arrival of Lau, the atmosphere imbued with excitement and a sort of jovial expectancy. The band’s growing faithful are very much out in force tonight, as fervent applause greets them …... Read More

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The Who

The Who – 02, Dublin

Published on June 11th, 2013 | by Justin McDaid

Is Quadrophenia the greatest Who album? It’s a simple question asked of a complex album, one fans have debated and will continue to do so for many a year. It’s not the most successful, nor one …... Read More

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Transmit: Runaway GO, Amidships, Hologram

Published on May 31st, 2013 | by Simon Worthington

Transmit really does show the depth of the Northern Irish Music scene right now. The groups that play cover an enormous range of different styles yet compliment each other brilliantly each week, making Wednesday night at …... Read More

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Nomeansno – Voodoo, Belfast

Published on May 30th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Just under three years since they delivered a whiplash-inducing, criminally under-attended show here back in 2010, Nomeansno return to Belfast still very much assured of their reputation as being one of the mind-bogglingly accomplished triptychs in …... Read More

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Adam Buxton, Best of Bug – Odyssey Cinema, Belfast

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by Ross Thompson

There’s a crucial moment during this evening’s multimedia shenanigans when an entire cinema auditorium chuckles in unison at the sight of a LEGO David Bowie explaining the inspiration behind his new persona “Cobbler Bob”. At this …... Read More

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British Sea Power – Black Box, Belfast

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by Chris Jones

The last time that British Sea Power visited Belfast, in February 2011, something felt different. The band, by this point a seasoned touring outfit with several joyously received Belfast gigs to their credit, were playing the …... Read More

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