Festival Mixtape: Belsonic 2014

Published on August 13th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

An annual fixture at Belfast’s Custom House Square, this year’s Belsonic – running from Friday, August 15 to Friday, August 22 this year – boasts some extremely big hitters. Whether you look to the likes of Nile Rodger’s Chic, …... Read More



Frame by Frame #11: Tucan – As It Was

Published on August 8th, 2014 | by Colm Laverty

Back in June, Sligo instrumental band Tucan released easily one of the more interesting music videos from an Irish act that we’ve seen in quite some time. We called it “gloriously messed up”, concluding with “charmed or abhorred, you …... Read More



Festival Mixtape: Stendhal Festival of Art

Published on August 4th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

Headlined by Derry punk pioneers The Undertones and Scottish indie-rock quartet Frightened Rabbit (above), Stendhal Festival of Art returns to the wonderfully scenic Roe Valley this weekend for two days of music, art, theatre, comedy and …... Read More



A Guide to the Cathedral Quarter – Part III

Published on August 1st, 2014 | by Rebekah Wilson

Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter has become a hub for culture in Northern Ireland in recent years. Once considered a dark and dodgy area of town, the Cathedral Quarter has been completely rejuvenated in recent years alongside the …... Read More



Festival Mixtape: Forfey Festival

Published on July 30th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

Taking place across the weekend of August 1-3, the wonderfully intimate and unaffected Forfey Festival returns to Forfey Farm near Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh with easily one of its strongest line-ups to date. As is its custom, homegrown folk and …... Read More



Festival Mixtape: Indiependence 2014

Published on July 29th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

Hands down one of Cork’s finest annual festivals, Indiependence returns to Mitcheltown’s Deer Park across the weekend of August 1-3, headlined by hip-hop overlords Public Enemy, London post-punk trio White Lies and Tom Odell. Better still, …... Read More



Friday Mixtape: Owen Strathern (Oh Volcano)

Published on August 1st, 2014 | by Brian Coney

In the first of a new weekly “thing” here at the Thin Air (sometimes “thing” sums it up perfectly, you know?), Oh Volcano’s Owen Strathern delivers the inaugural Friday Mixtape, featuring some of his all-time favourite tracks …... Read More



A Guide to The Cathedral Quarter – Part II

Published on July 29th, 2014 | by Michelle Harris

Photo by Nicholas McCloskey Ask anyone in Belfast: the Cathedral Quarter is the artistic home of Belfast where culture parties and never rests. The energy of the area is contagious judging by the thousands that walk …... Read More



A Guide to The Cathedral Quarter – Part I

Published on July 25th, 2014 | by Tiarna Armstrong

Boasting over 200 free events to over 30,000 attendees, the sixth year of Culture Night Belfast is drawing near with much of the focus being directed towards the city’s stunning Cathedral Quarter, an area which prides itself …... Read More



Classic Movie: Planet of the Apes (1968)

Published on July 18th, 2014 | by Steven Rainey

It was the beginning of the comedown after the Summer of Love. 1967 had been a remarkable year, where pop culture had truly broken down the barriers, becoming perhaps the most important part of most young …... Read More

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