The First Time: Steven McCool (Little Bear)

Published on December 2nd, 2013 | by Joe Laverty

In the latest installment of The First Time, we ask Steven McCool from Derry band Little Bear to divulge the “firsts” of his music listening, loving and making life. Thanks, as ever, to the upstanding and excruciatingly …... Read More



Eleven Must-See Shows in Belfast This Christmas

Published on December 3rd, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Whilst we haven’t exactly been neglected of great shows of every conceivable kind all throughout 2013, there’s something about the Christmas period that somehow brings together some of the most downright irresistible line-ups of homegrown (and …... Read More



Director’s Cut: September Girls – Heartbeats

Published on November 25th, 2013 | by Loreana Rushe

Can you introduce yourself to us and a give us a little background? My name is Jessie Ward O’Sullivan and I’m a filmmaker/musician originally from California, but have been living in Dublin since 2002. I went …... Read More



An Introduction to: Wendy Carlos

Published on November 14th, 2013 | by Diarmuid Kennedy

Wendy Carlos, musician and arranger, is 74 today. If you haven’t heard of her then you will certainly have heard her work on the soundtracks to A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and the original Tron. It …... Read More



The Chancer’s Guide To… Frank Zappa

Published on November 5th, 2013 | by Jonathan Wallace

December 4th will see the 20th anniversary of Frank Zappa’s death. Inevitably between now and then, we can expect a dramatic increase in discussion about the man, his legacy and his broad ranging musical output. So in order …... Read More

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