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Sugababes at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Published on May 31st, 2023 | by Shauna McLaughlin

Almost a year after their return as one of the unexpected hits at Glastonbury, when such a crowd turned up that entry to the Avalon gig had to be shut to any more fans, Sugababes brought their …... Read More

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Unthank : Smith at Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Published on March 29th, 2023 | by Jonny Currie

Paul Smith and Rachel Unthank reimagine radical futures through the lens of traditional folk and new songs from and about the north of England during a spellbinding Monday evening in the Empire Music Hall. Shape-shifting arrangements …... Read More



Scooter at 3Arena, Dublin

Published on December 6th, 2022 | by Loreana Rushe

Rave music in the mid-nineties always seemed otherworldly to me and its connoisseurs were as alien as the sounds. Tropical hot Summers with swarms of lads buzzing and cycling through the area with haircuts like sweaty …... Read More

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Wet Leg at Limelight 1, Belfast

Published on November 29th, 2022 | by Jonny Currie

Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers are having some year. The buzzy hype from ‘Chaise Longue’ has been followed up with a well-received debut album and a series of smart, knowing promotional videos. Tonight’s show at the …... Read More

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I Went to Garth Brooks and It Was Great

Published on September 21st, 2022 | by Dawn Richardson

Let me start this by saying that I’m from The Moy. You know Garth Brooks’ songs by osmosis. They’re in the sheep dip and the wee bottles of McGuigans. We all stand around burning piles of …... Read More

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Hive City Legacy: Dublin Chapter

Published on September 14th, 2022 | by Adesewa Awobadejo

Hive City Legacy: Dublin Chapter is here to shift the paradigm through dance, poetry, satire and song, mixing concert with social activism. The show is a Hot Brown Honey production. Creators Lisa Fa’alafi and Busty Beatz …... Read More

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All Together Now 2022

Published on August 4th, 2022 | by The Thin Air

Returning after its forced hiatus, Waterford’s All Together Now festival was back with a bang this weekend, bringing with it one of the most diverse and interesting lineups of any festival this summer. Armed with just …... Read More

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Parquet Courts at The Helix, Dublin

Published on June 14th, 2022 | by Conor Callanan

As the stage crew carry out the last of their tasks, the countdown to Parquet Courts’ arrival draws imminently closer. The stage of Dublin’s Helix is bathed in a low red hue, which gives off more …... Read More

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