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Transmit: Kasper Rosa, Lantern For A Gale, Vanilla Gloom

Published on August 12th, 2013 | by Conchobhar Ó Dochartaigh

This gig was brought to you by Transmission; a regular showcase taking shape with some interesting and varied line ups drawing a respectable crowd on a nondescript Wednesday night. Belfast-based three-piece Vanilla Gloom take to the stage …... Read More

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Alabama 3 – Mandela Hall, Belfast

Published on July 2nd, 2013 | by Ryan McMurtry

It has been an interesting time for Belfast in terms of some of the gigs hosted here in the last couple of weeks. The Breeders entertained Limelight recently, with Kim Deal announcing her departure from the …... Read More

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Bhi Bhiman – Black Box, Belfast

Published on June 26th, 2013 | by Ryan McMurtry

The Black Box’s Green Room with curtains closed and candles lit is the intimate setting as Bhi Bhiman takes to the stage looking casual, sporting the confidence of a guy enjoying plenty of praise at the …... Read More

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Optimus Primavera – Day Three

Published on June 21st, 2013 | by Patrick Conboy

  It feels like the festival’s only just begun, but the third and final day of Optimus Primavera Sound 2013 is already here. With it comes that bittersweet feeling one only gets when facing into the last …... Read More

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Optimus Primavera – Day Two

Published on June 18th, 2013 | by Patrick Conboy

The sun continues to bless Optimus Primavera Sound on the festival’s second day. Arriving on site in the late afternoon there’s ample time to have a cocktail from one of the stalls dotted around the Parque …... Read More

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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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