On what can only be described as a Belfast Heat wave in April SO:NI put on the hottest show in the city in the Empire Music Hall on the 21st April. With so many gigs to choose from in a purely

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So, did everyone have as good a Saturday as I did? Lots to drink, lots of music and lots of gorgeous women? No? Tough fucking shit, then!
The drinking? Yep, check that box... Evidently, given the stinker of the hangover the Monk has this morning!
The music? Well... I suppose this where I

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Happy easter everyone!  A great weekend to remember Jesus!

Today was Good Friday, and where was I? Down at the Spring & Airbrake shooting TASTE, a classic 3 piece irish rock/blues band.

Taste are most famously known for being led by the

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We have created a new mailing list servicethe aim of this list is to keep all the local rockers in the loop of events that are coming up , bands can post details on new releases etc or anyone can post gossip / gig new etc

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Well, the kind and wonderful folks on rockradioni added me to their list of getting stuff to review - no beer reviews offered as yet, but music aplenty. Thanks to Seatzie for the suggestion of adding me to the list.

So far I'm working the way

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THOSE of you still conscious enough to notice the world around you may have noticed that there is an election underway here in l'il ole Northern Ireland. While it would be stating the obvious that it is just a shuffling of the sectarian party headcount I got to wondering* what was the role of politics in

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Came across a nice wee video on the RockRadioNI site, that gave me a giggle...it's like The Walking Dead but with a metal twist...

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An old Belfast favourite REDLIGHT make a triumphant return to the music scene in Belfast.  Many of the members study in England so it was hard for them to keep going, but it still never stopped the guys!

Redlight were one of the first bands that

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OKAY - normally you would be had pushed to find many metalheads knocking about the Oxegen field at Punchestown, Naas on the 8th to 10th of July, and even discerning hard rockers can find it all a wee bit too Glastonbury and scenesters.

But, it may be worthwhile having a wee consideration. Slash

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MOST of us can barely plan a week ahead, but those fun-loving, profit chasing Blink 182 lads are planning a Belfast date in 2012. Yep - with their new album taking a wee bit longer than expected they've called off their 2011 summer tour, but added Dublin and Belfast dates to the re-scheduled dates. So, June 13th 2012, at the Odyssey, for humalomg,

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I have in my greasy mits (well I'm just after a feed of chips!) the Northern Ireland Tourist Board's promotional leaflet "Unmissable Music"'; and a fine wee leaflet it is!

You can read all about the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, the International Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival, Celtic

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