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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


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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


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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


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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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Longitude 2014 Must-Sees

Published on July 16th, 2014 | by Jonathan Klein

Off to Marlay Park we go again. After a string of big-name acts performing at the venue these past few weeks, it’s time for Longitude to cap it all off. This is the second year of …... Read More


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Monty Python: still relevant, influential and, yes, funny

Published on July 10th, 2014 | by Colm Laverty

I write in reference to an article published yesterday on the Belfast Telegraph’s online Opinion section, by editor Mike Gilson. Today’s topic was that of Monty Python Live (Mostly), the group’s first major reunion since 1983’s Meaning Of …... Read More


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No Good Trying: A Syd Barrett Playlist

Published on July 7th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

“I wasn’t always this introverted. I think young people should have a lot of fun. But I never seem to have any.” So said Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett in an interview with Rolling Stone in 1971. Three …... Read More


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