Belfast Music Week 2011
The cream of Northern Ireland's musical talent will take centre stage during an unmissable line-up of gigs and events as part of this year's Belfast Music Week (October 30 - November 6). Music fans of all tastes and ages are in for a treat as a week-long programme of more than 170 gigs and events are held across the city as Belfast gets ready to host the MTV EMAs on November 6 - one of the biggest parties in the music industry calendar.
with www.belfastmusic.org The Belfast Music Exhibition Introduction Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat noon-5pm and Sun 2-5pm Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15-21 Gordon Street, Belfast. Tel: 028 9031 0845 The Belfast Music Exhibition takes you on a unique journey - from Ruby Murray to Snow Patrol, by way of Stiff Little Fingers, Dana and Clodagh Rogers, via The Divine Comedy, Ash and The Undertones. It tells the story of the glorious achievements and diverse musical talents that we have produced over the years. Wall Of Fame Mon-Fri 2pm - 6pm and Saturday 2pm - 4pm The Limelight and Spring and Airbrake, 17-19 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast (enter via Katy Daly’s public bar). Tel: 028 9032 7007 The Spring and Airbrake is not only a welcome addition to the Limelight complex, but to the city’s live music scene. Its lobby is now adorned with signed photos and posters of acts who have played the venues and the city - a real ‘Who’s Who’ of the music world. with Belfast Music Week is a celebration of local bands, industry, venues and musical community. The dates are 30 October to 6 November and the programme will provide an exciting run-up to the MTV EMAs on 6 November. Belfast Music Week began life in September 2010, with over 100 indigenous acts playing in more than 30 venues and clubs across the city. This year, the aim is to build on that success. There will be more live shows, record launches, industry workshops, exhibitions and unique events. You can witness performances in shopping centres and train stations. Classical music, urban acts, traditional and jazz nights will reflect the rich possibilities of the city. The city that nurtured the likes of Van Morrison and Snow Patrol continues to embrace new talent. This year we will feature scores of breaking acts plus Ash, the Divine Comedy, The Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers and much loved institutions like The Ulster Orchestra, Belfast Music Society and the Andersonstown Traditional & Contemporary Music School. Our immersion in music is total and our festivals rock. Therefore, we have every confidence in inviting all music lovers to check us out, in person, at Belfast Music Week. Belfast Music Week is organised by Belfast City Council with support from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Tourism Ireland, Invest NI, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland 2007-2013. For alternative formats call 9027 0426. 3 Sunday 30 October Take A Picture It’ll Last Longer Carrie Davenport Photography Exhibition Pick of the Day The Ulster Hall, free admission 27 October to 25 November Carrie Davenport’s remarkable images appear in magazines such as Kerrang!, Hot Press, AU and Molten. This exhibition provides a new home on the walls of the Ulster Hall. Photographs of local acts from a variety of genres hang alongside shots of international names playing in venues across Ireland. Sounds On Screen Queen’s Film Theatre 30 October – 1 November (times vary) The QFT is presenting a series of music films including ‘The Story Of Lover’s Rock’ and an Indie Record Shop Night, featuring ‘High Fidelity’ and ‘Sound It Out’. Finally, there is ‘The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live In Texas’, unseen concert film from 1978. Visit www.queensfilmtheatre.com for more details. 4 General Fiasco, The Wonder Villains, Yes Cadets The Mandela Hall, 14+ gig, 6pm, £12.50 Following on from the impressive debut release of the ‘Buildings’ album, General Fiasco have taken on new guitarist Stuart Bell and are now roaring into a new, richer dimension. The band, originally from Bellaghy, will use this Belfast date to release their ‘Waves’ EP, including the magnificent track ‘The Age That You Start Losing Friends’. The supporting cast of The Wonder Villains and Yes Cadets will also support the notion that off-kilter pop music is alive in these parts. Book tickets at www.qubsu-ents.com/events 5 Sunday 30 October Sunday 30 October Key events Listings The Jerry Lyons Ensemble Crescent Arts Centre, 7.30pm, £6 First public performance by the ten piece jazz group formed in 2010. Sections of improvisation, soaring horn lines and counter melodies. Clive Carroll, Colin Reid The Black Box, 3pm, £10.60 Virtuoso English and Irish guitarists, veering from Django jazz, Celtic reels and modern excursions. Event Trucker Diablo, Rebels By Nature, Sweet Taste, Mindlock The Carousel Clive Carroll, Colin Reid Ken Haddock Venue Spring & Airbrake Price £5 Time 8pm Black Box Black Box The Empire £5 £10.60 Free General Fiasco, Yes Cadets, Wonder Villains The Jerry Lyons Ensemble The Knievels Acoustic Soul The Rapparees Mandela Hall £12.50 8.30pm 3pm 9pm11pm 6pm Crescent Arts Centre The John Hewitt The Kitchen Bar Duke of York £6 Free Free Free Acoustic Soul Horatio Todd’s Free In Elegance Auntie Annie’s £4 7.30pm 9pm 3pm 5.30pm8pm 9pm11pm 8.30pm Free 9pm Free 9pm Clubs ‘The West Awakes’ Free trad sessions in west Belfast bars: McEnenay’s, O’Donnell’s and St Paul’s GAC. Dead Disco: ‘Classic songs Katy Daly’s from beyond the grave’ The Sunday Social with Andrea Lavery’s Back Bar McVeigh: alternative tunes See www.visitwestbelfast.com 6 7 Monday 31 October Sunday 30 October The Belfast Urban Affinity Festival Oh Yeah Music Centre, 11am-9pm This free event is supported by Belfast City Council’s Community Festival Fund and the JP Getty Jr Charitable Trust. It will encourage young people from across the city to experience the music industry and enjoy a live evening performance from rising act Fugative, a 17 year old rapper and producer from Essex. Industry panels Start Together Studio presents: Recording Q&A panel featuring Mike Crossey and Chris Sheldon Oh Yeah Music Centre, 11am-1pm (free) This session, chaired by music journalist Declan Gallen, is your chance to probe two of the UK’s most innovative and knowledgeable figures in music production. Speakers: Chris Sheldon has produced The Pixies, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Anthrax, Feeder, Idlewild and Therapy? Mike Crossey has produced The Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight, Foals, The Kooks, Keane, The Black Keys and Two Door Cinema Club. The Future Is Unwritten Set Faders to Stun Oh Yeah Music Centre, 2pm – 3pm (free) Oh Yeah Music Centre, 3.30pm – 4.30pm (free) The activities will include Cool FM DJ and radio workshops, music photography, a dance workshop and the opportunity to record your voice in the studio. A young person’s guide to making a living from music journalism, blogging, and magazine publishing. A young person’s guide to presenting in the rapidly evolving world of internet radio and podcasting. Visit www.ohyeahbelfast.com for more details. Speaker: Stuart Bailie is CEO of the Oh Yeah Music Centre, journalist, former Assistant Editor of the NME and BBC Radio Ulster presenter. Speaker: David ‘Rigsy’ O’ Reilly presents Across The Line on BBC Radio Ulster and has presented ATL TV and other media productions. For details of all panels and information on how to register, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/musicweek 9 Monday 31 October Monday 31 October Key events Pick of the Day Duke Special, Southern Belfast Waterfront Studio, 7pm, £15 A Plastic Rose, Rainy Boy Sleep, Silhouette, Axis Of, Colly Strings. All-ages gig (14+) with a Halloween theme. The Ulster Hall, 7pm, £6 This will be a live broadcast on Across The Line on BBC Radio Ulster from 8pm-10pm. The night’s promoters are Volume Control, teenage entrepreneurs, who present monthly gigs in the city and who are celebrating their second birthday at the event. They have already put on gigs with Ash and Duke Special, so 10 this is the perfect way to usher in their third year, with some of the most inspiring, upcoming bands. For tickets call 9033 4455 or go to www.ulsterhall.co.uk The event is being supported by ATL and BBC Radio 1 Introducing. The European premiere of ‘Under The Black Cloth’, a suite of songs themed around the lives of pioneering American photographers. Originally commissioned for the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York, this features unique projections and a string quartet. For tickets call 9033 4455 or go to www.waterfront.co.uk Anthony Toner The Errigle Inn, 8pm, £10 A celebration of James Taylor and the 40th anniversary of his ‘Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon’ album. 11 Monday 31 October Tuesday 1 November Listings Industry panels Event Volume Control presents A Plastic Rose, Rainy Boy Sleep, Silhouette, Axis Of, Colly Strings Duke Special ‘Under The Dark Cloth’) plus Southern Anthony Toner (‘Mud Slide Slim’ celebration) Open Mic Night Mental Defiency, Dutch Schultz, DJ Tearsmile Rehearsal Room Re-launch Venue Ulster Hall Photographic Exhibition, Music in West Belfast Crooked Jack acoustic session Brendan O’Hare, Shane McAleer Price £5 Time 7pm Ulster Hall, 2pm-4pm Belfast Waterfront Studio The Errigle Inn £15 7pm £10 8pm The John Hewitt Love And Death Free £5 9pm 9pm-3am King Street Arts Free Caifé Feirste, An Cultúrlann Lavery’s Public Bar Free Free 11ammidnight 9am-6pm all week 10pm Madden’s Free 8pm Clubs Blue Monday Halloween Ball: Thompsons Garage £5 Award winning turntablists O-One and Koncept plus resident DJ Jay Kay Uprising: reggae, ska and dub Lavery’s Back Bar Free with Leon D and Cozzie Supersonic Halloween Empire £5 12 How to get your music on international TV, film and video games 9pm 10pm 8.30pm Hear from some of the top international names in film, television and video game music. Speakers: Jonathan McHugh - former Senior Vice President of Film and TV at Island Def Jam Music Group and founding member of the Guild of Music Supervisors. Amine Ramer – worked on HBO’s Six Feet Under, Lions Gate, Showtime, MTV, The Style Network, Comedy Central and NBC. Do it right - rock and electronic music and production Oh Yeah Music Centre, 2pm-5pm Speakers: Peter McCauley (Ram’s Pocket Radio); Phil Nelson (manager of Ram’s Pocket Radio, Duke Special and Aqualung); Julian Deane (manager Ram’s Pocket Radio and the X-Cerpts); Joe Dougan (Belsonic and Shine promotions); Phil Kieran; Psycatron; Screendeath; Space Dimension Controller and The Japanese Popstars Access to Music, ATOM Live and Armstrong Learning present two music industry panel workshops followed by a question and answer session. Session one Emerging artist Ram’s Pocket Radio and members of his management, press and promotion team take an indepth look into what makes the perfect management setup for a rock musician. Session two Paul Hamill from BBC Radio Ulster’s Across the Line Dance Show explores the most successful production techniques in electronic music. At the end of the session the panel will give feedback on audience demos brought along on the day. For details of all panels and information on how to register, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/musicweek 13 Tuesday 1 November Tuesday 1 November Pick of the Day Key events The Hoedown featuring Foy Vance, Rams Pocket Radio, Lowly Knights, Katie and the Carnival, Ben Glover, Anthony Toner, Southern, Captain Cameron and more special guests. runaway GO, Burning Codes, John D’Arcy, The Unprotected, Queer Giraffes The Ulster Hall, 7.30pm, £15 ‘Take Back The City’ sees some of our brightest talents measuring themselves against the legacy of Snow Patrol and Reindeer Section songs. The concept for this event is “a special night of collaboration and celebration of the Belfast Troubadour, in the city’s most iconic venue.” Essentially it’s a gathering of our best strummers, pickers, vocalists and writers, working together in a bold ensemble production. The artists will be exploring each other’s art, bringing extra value to their songs and creating unique collisions. The Black Box, 8pm, £7 Best Boy Grip, Furlo, Futurechaser and Intermission Oh Yeah, 8pm, free The Nerve Centre presents UK City of Culture music showcase - the best from the North West. Defcon, Secondmouse, Futurescope, Casion plus very special guest For tickets call 9033 4455 or go to www.ulsterhall.co.uk 14 Love and Death, 9pm, £3 Live electronic showcase featuring Red Bull Music Academy winner Defcon plus youthful chiptune sensation Casion. 15 Tuesday 1 November Wednesday 2 November Industry panels Listings Event runaway GO, Burning Codes, John D’Arcy, The Unprotected, Queer Giraffes, (Snow Patrol tribute) Common Bred Trigger, Comply Or Die, MAW Scream Blue Murmur: A tribute to Gil Scott-Heron Masked Ball Mexican Day of the Dead, exhibition Traditional Irish Folk Music: Brouge Guitar workshop The Hoedown - Foy Vance and Friends Finnegan’s Wake acoustic session Bernie Stocks and friends Venue The Black Box Price £7 Time 8pm Auntie Annie’s Free 9pm Grand Central Cafe £4 8pm Black Box, Main Room TBC Black Box Free TBC After 6pm The John Hewitt Free 9pm An Cultúrlann Ulster Hall Free £15 7pm-9pm 7pm Lavery’s Public Bar Madden’s Free Free 10pm 8pm Thompsons Garage £5 9pm Club Mono Love and Death £3/£5 £3 (free 10pm-3am 9pm Free 10pm £4 10pm Clubs Panic: DJs Kenny Mathieson, Joe Lindsay, Paul McClean and Rigsy. Indie and electro floorfillers. Licked: student night Belfast Bleeps: live showcase with Defcon, Secondmouse, Futurescope, Casion plus very special guest Circus Of Sound: the roots of rock music Republic Of Pop: Connor Phillips (Cool FM) and DJ Baz 16 Lavery’s Back Bar Stiff Kitten before 11pm) (£3 before 11pm) Taking your music direct to fan, real world sales and marketing at work Black Box, 10am-12 noon Hear from the experts as they outline how artists can achieve success by developing a directto-fan strategy. This includes tips on the best approach to building your fan relationship, launching new releases, offering creative merchandise and promoting yourself. Speakers: Phil Antoniades (Co-Founder and President) and Carl Jacobson (Vice President of Marketing) from Nimbit Inc. Nimbit pioneered the direct-to-fan model, bringing success for Robert Plant, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The London Symphony Orchestra and Suzanne Vega and others. Publishing and licensing Black Box, 2pm-4pm Publishing and licensing are crucial if you want to make money in the music industry. This session explains the fees associated with synchronisation licensing, including the difference between ‘up-front fees’ and ‘back-end royalties’. You’ll also hear the role of ‘mechanical royalties’ in radio and music distribution. Speakers: Chris Lakey (Kobalt Music) - clients include Gwen Stefani, Lionel Richie, Moby and Harry Connick Jr. Christine Stuart (Beggers) manages the licensing process for many artists, ensuring they appear on film and TV commercials and programmes. For details of all panels and information on how to register, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/musicweek 17 Wednesday 2 November Wednesday 2 November Key events Pick of the Day The Northern Ireland Music Awards 2011 The Ulster Hall, 7pm, £12 With Cashier No 9, General Fiasco, And So I Watch You From Afar, Japanese Popstars, Stiff Little Fingers. A thrilling roll call of the best new acts and the historic achievers of music from Northern Ireland. With live performances, special collaborations and an emotional finale as punk champions Stiff Little Fingers are presented with their ‘Legend’ award. The band will play out at the end of the night. Expect some very special guest appearances also. Robyn G Shiels plus support Voodoo, 9pm, £5 Writer of dark musical meditations, the Will Oldham of Belfast. Cavaleri String Quartet Direct Wine Shipments, 7.30pm, £5 Co-hosted by AU magazine and the Oh Yeah Music Centre. Sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland and supported by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. For tickets call 9033 4455 or go to www.ulsterhall.co.uk Part of Belfast Music Society’s Mini Fest to celebrate their 90th birthday. Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Revel and Haydn. A Northern Light, Event Horses, EatenByBears, The Institute, Croupier, F.O.G, Sons Of Encouragement The Limelight, 9pm, £6 A selection of grass-roots indie talent, selected by Shizznigh Promotions. 18 19 Thursday 3 November Wednesday 2 November Listings Event Industry panels Venue Northern Ireland Music Awards with Ulster Hall Cashier No 9, General Fiasco, ASIWYFA Japanese Popstars, Stiff Little Fingers Ed Sheeran Mandela Hall Ben Howard The Stiff Kitten The Living Room (open mic) Lavery’s Back Bar Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Deaf Spring & Airbrake Superstar Robyn G Shiels plus Support Voodoo A Northern Light, Event Horses, Limelight EatenByBears, The Institute, Croupier, F.O.G, Sons Of Encouragement Cavaleri String Quartet (Belfast Direct Wine Music Society Mini Fest) Shipments Ulster Orchestra: Apres Midi with The Spires, Christopher Wilkins (conductor) Church House and Eimear McGeown (flute) Desi Adams, Ryan O’ Donnell, Shane The Garrick McAleer, Paul Maguire (trad session) One Small Victory The John Hewitt Ross Alexander Horatio Todd’s Set Dancing Session Madden’s Price Time £12 8pm £10 £8 Free £20 8pm 9pm 10pm 8pm £5 £6 9pm 9pm £5 7.30pm £6 1.05pm Free 9.30pm Free Free Free 9pm 9pm-11pm 8pm Clubs Funkarama: DJs Hix and Jon Boi joined by Plan B’s Human Beatbox, ‘Faith SFX’ Dubfast: Belfast’s weekly dubstep night B Plus: Kev Largey and street artist showcase plus DJs Slacker: rock and dance with DJ Philly Taggart 20 Thompsons Garage £5 Club Mono £5 (£3 10pmbefore 12) 3am £3 9pm Love And Death Lavery’s - Mister Tom’s Lounge £3 9pm 9pm Why fans WILL pay money for valuable products and experiences Ulster Hall, 10am-11am Despite perceptions, true fans WILL pay for musical products. Items such as limited-edition box sets, autographed merchandise and VIP concert tickets are still in high demand. This presentation will explore different ways artists can add value to their offering. Speaker: Jason Spitz oversaw directto-consumer e-commerce for The Grateful Dead at Rhino Entertainment (a division of Warner Music Group) and worked on web stores for the Frank Sinatra Estate and Rhino.Com. More recently he worked as Director of Marketing for Topspin. How to start and grow your ‘direct-to-fan’ business How to choose your gear and make music and money immediately Ulster Hall, 11am-12 noon Ulster Hall, 2pm-4pm Covers the fundamentals of building a ‘direct-to-fan’ business, plus an overview of the professional marketing services. This session explains how the equipment you choose is critical for your success in music making. The team will speak about how Propellerhead became one of the strongest brands in hi-tech music equipment. Artist relations will also be discussed, including how to work with music tech companies to help market your own music. Speaker: Chandra Lynn owns Glow Marketing LLC, an entertainment marketing agency based in San Francisco. She has led successful marketing programmes for artists including Black Eyed Peas, John Mayer, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Peter Gabriel and Sting. Speaker: Tim Self (Propellerhead Software) currently manages sales and marketing at Propellerhead Software in Stockholm. Self has led Propellerhead through the vast changes in software to become a top music technology provider. For details of all panels and information on how to register, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/musicweek 21 Thursday 3 November Thursday 3 November Key events Pick of the Day Malojian, Chris Campbell Magpie Records, 6pm, free Cat Malojian has splintered, but Stevie Scullion continues to write entrancing and peculiar songs. Bronagh Gallagher Oh Yeah Music Centre, 8pm Alzheimer’s Society Benefit Gig With The Undertones, Ash, The Divine Comedy. Support from John D’Arcy. The Ulster Hall, 7pm, £22 A historic combination of NI talent. The three main acts will each perform one of their classic records in sequence. The Divine Comedy, featuring Neil Hannon and a string quartet will play the 1994 ‘Promenade’ album. Ash will present their first ‘proper’ album, ‘1977’ as the original three piece. The Undertones will perform their debut self-titled album from 1979, including ‘Teenage Kicks’. For tickets call 9033 4455 or go to www.ulsterhall.co.uk 22 Her soul credentials were apparent on the ‘Precious Soul’ album. Expect new works from the singer, actress and dynamic individual. The Broken String Band, Down & Out Bluegrass Band, Flaming Sticks (Natalie Chambers) Spectrum Centre, 7pm, £8 / £6 (concs) A roots and bluegrass evening on the Shankill Road, supplemented by a short talk from Billy Kennedy, author of the Scots-Irish Chronicles. 23 Thursday 3 November Thursday 3 November Listings Event Venue Alzheimer’s Society Benefit Ulster Hall with Ash, The Divine Comedy, The Undertones, John D’Arcy Axis Of, Slomatics, Hornets Speakeasy Keith James: The Songs of Black Box Leonard Cohen Benjamin Francis Leftwich The Stiff Kitten The Vals plus open mic night Katy Daly’s Kasper Rosa, DJ Michael Voodoo McKeegan Malojian, Robyn G Shiels, Magpie Records Chris Campbell Andy White, Stephen Fearing Errigle Inn John Blek & the Rats, The Auntie Annie’s 1930s, Aaron Shanley Bronagh Gallagher Oh Yeah Music Centre Sweet Trev and the Bluenotes The John Hewitt Live Folk with Rare Aul Stuff The Kitchen Bar Donal O’Connor and Friends Duke Of York Ludwig & Co Horatio Todd’s Audio Ill: Stripped Bare Pavillion Boutique Bar Jarlath McTernan, Ruairí Madden’s Cunnanne Broken String Band, Down Spectrum Centre And Out Bluegrass Band, Flaming Sticks, Billy Kennedy (short talk) Traditional session The Spaniard 24 Price £22 Time 7pm Free £12 9pm 8pm £11.50 7pm Free 9.30pm £5 9pm Fee 6pm £14 £5 8pm 9pm £9 8pm Free Free Free Free £4 9pm 9pm 10pm 10pm-12am 9pm Free 8pm £8/£6 7pm Free 5pm-8pm Clubs Event Scottie B: award-winning DJ, producer and MTV Base presenter. Credits include Ginuwine, Aelsha Dixon, N-Dubz, Tinchy Stryder. Switch presents Dan Greenpeace (XFM presenter). Hip hop, r&b. Sketchy: rampant part tunes with Rigsy, Paul and Mark Venue Scratch Price £22 Time 7pm Thompsons Garage Stiff Kitten £5 9pm £4 (£3 before 10.30pm) 9.30pm £5 (£3 before 12) 10pm-3am Free £3 10pm 9pm Free Free 9pm 9pm Noize: electro, dubstep, r&b, Club Mono indie Coup D’Etat: hip hop and funk Lavery’s Back Bar Claw: indie and rock Lavery’s - Mister Tom’s Lounge Ghost DJs The Spaniard Planet Sponge: chill-out vibes The Garrick Terri Hooley’s Alternative Belfast Walking Tour Friday 4 November Starts at Good Vibrations, Haymarket Arcade, Friday 4 November, 6pm, £4 Terri Hooley is the maverick soul who discovered The Undertones and sent their most famous song, ‘Teenage Kicks’, to the late John Peel. He founded the Good Vibrations Tickets from the Belfast record label and championed the Welcome Centre, 47 punk scene in Belfast. This walking Donegall Place. tour will be a unique trail around the Tel: 028 9024 6609 or city that he only half-jokingly calls “the book online at www.gotobelfast.com Centre of the Universe”. 25 Friday 4 November Friday 4 November Industry panels Soundation Studio UnConvention Black Box, 10am-12pm Spring & Airbrake, 3-4 November, 11.30am-5.30pm UnConvention brings together music and media industry professionals for workshops, presentations and panel discussion. Soundation Studio is the most advanced music making web application today. Participants will receive a fast, interactive demonstration. Speaker: Bil Bryant, CEO of PowerFX, is one of the leading producers and digital distributors of samples, loops, sound effects and music software. BandHack Oh Yeah Music Centre, Ground Floor Exhibition Space, 12pm4pm (by invitation) BandHack is a collaborative songwriting initiative, bringing writers together in digital and physical ‘writing rooms’ to create new works, and sometimes new bands. Speaker: Cahir O’Doherty is the singer and songwriting force behind Fighting With Wire. 26 Pick of the Day Speakers: Dick Millar (Rightsman), Tim Parry (Big Life Management), Bret LaBoff (Monumental Music) and Ellis Rich (PRS/The International Music Network). Getting your record made, distributed and promoted in the US Black Box, 2pm-4pm Speakers: Kim Nieva (Engine House Music) A&R and Artist Relations for Collective Soul, Bruce Hornsby, 1969 Featuring Butch Walker, Shaimus, and Oh Darling. Sara Griggs (Green Room Artist Relations) - specialises in digital PR, new media and social media. Clients include Bon Jovi, Tears For Fears, James, Vanessa Williams and Texas. For details of all panels and information on how to register, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/musicweek Belfast Rocks! The Answer, Therapy? plus special guests The Ulster Hall, 7pm, £16 Belfast Rocks! is a night of volume, power chords, riffs and voices, boldly expressed. Downpatrick four piece The Answer will celebrate the release of their keenly anticipated third LP ‘Revival’. After touring the world with AC/DC and gracing the cover of Kerrang! magazine, the band’s profile continues to rise. Therapy? changed the face of Irish rock in the nineties with their intelligent words, caustic humour and massive albums such as the Mercury-nominated ‘Troublegum’. Expect a spirited homecoming from our greatest rock exports. For tickets call 9033 4455 or go to www.ulsterhall.co.uk 27 Friday 4 November Friday 4 November Key events Listings Kowalski, Yes Cadets, Animal Disco DJs Auntie Annie’s, 10pm, £6 Animal Disco at Auntie Annie’s is a hugely popular habitat for the indie scene and these two bands will ensure another sell-out. The Desert Hearts, Wonder Villains, Elspeth Stiff Kitten, 8pm, £5 Critically acclaimed acts, supported by No Dancing Records, Third Bar Artist Development and Start Together Studios. Phil Kieran, White Noise Sound Oh Yeah Music Centre, 9pm, £5 Prompted by the PRS Foundation and the Arts Council, the Belfast DJ and composer has been working with Swansea combo WNS. This live show will show the results of the ‘Beyond Borders’ scheme. 28 Event Belfast Rocks! The Answer, Therapy? The Pigeon Detectives Vibic Acoustic Session with John McGurgan SO:NI - Four Band Friday Shakedown Martin Taylor and Andreas Varady Global Jukebox, live music Kowalski, Yes Cadets, Animal Disco DJs Triggerman Gary Duffy, Theresa Clarke, Darragh Murphy, Paul Maguire (trad session) Hooker Rab McCullough Carolyn Dobbin, Ingrid Surgenor (Belfast Music Society mini-fest) The Desert Hearts, Wonder Villains, Elspeth Grainne Holland, Bernadette Morris plus others (‘The West Rocks Back’) Terri Hooley Alternative Belfast Walking Tour A Plastic Rose: album playback Pigstock Festival: The Pig Comes to Town Phil Kieran, White Noise Sound, Documenta Stevie Dunn, Ruadhrai O’Kane, Desi Adams Venue Ulster Hall Mandela Hall Black Box Green Room The Pavilion Bar Katy Daly’s Black Box 4 Corners Bar Auntie Annie’s Voodoo The Garrick Price £16 £15 Fee Time 7pm 8pm 5pm £4.50 Free £18.55 Free £6 £5 Free 8.30pm 10pm 8pm 9pm 10pm 9pm 5.30pm The John Hewitt Free The Kitchen Bar Free Harty Room, QUB £10 9pm 9pm 8pm Stiff Kitten £5 8pm The Rock £5 8pm Good Vibrations, £4 Haymarket Arcade The Menagerie Free Love And Death £7 6pm Phil Kieran, White £5 Noise Sound Madden’s Free 9pm 9pm 9pm 8pm 29 Friday 4 November Saturday 5 November Listings Event Status presents homegrown superstar Fergie plus Gleave Dobbin, Revilo-D, Ciaran Osbourne, Leigh Swann Misfit: legendary DJs Steve Boyd and Timmy Stewart and “the underground sound of now!” Urban Konnexion and Phat Fridays present DatDude Theo (Los Angeles) and Jay Blaze. R&b, hip hop, dancehall and club flavas Dusty Fingers: Chris Caul and Kenny Mathieson with beats, breaks, soul and funk. Fabulouso: r&b, hip hop, dancehall Vintage: classic tracks Gigantic: Jonny Tiernan (AU magazine) with exclusive and unreleased indie and electro tracks. Go Bang: esoteric treats and beats from the people behind Deformative. Fuzzbox: Will Neill and friends with dance and pop party tunes. 30 Pick of the Day Venue Price Time Spring & Airbrake £10 (£8 10pm before 12) Thompsons Garage £5 9pm Scratch £7 (£5 in advance) 9pm The Garrick Free 9pm Club Mono £5/£7 Lavery’s Back Bar Free Lavery’s - Mister £3 Tom’s Lounge 10pm-3am 9pm 10.30pm Pavillion Loft £5 9.30pm Stiff Kitten £4 10pm MTV Live at The Ulster Hall MTV Live promises music fans everywhere a night of exclusive live performances from the hottest A List MTV artists from all corners of the globe - and tonight it’s the turn of the iconic Ulster Hall which will host explosive MTV performances from two incredible acts! To be part of the grand finale of this year’s Belfast Music Week – which will be broadcast on MTV around the world - look no further than MTV Live at The Ulster Hall on Saturday 5 November. Tickets available to purchase from www.ulsterhall.co.uk The line-up for this very special event will be revealed on www.mtv.co.uk and www.belfastcity.gov.uk/musicweek 31 Saturday 5 November Saturday 5 November Key event Key events The Ulster Orchestra: Russian Colours Whitla Hall, 7.45pm, £8-£22 Music from Prokofiev and Stravinski, conducted by Christopher Wilkins with pianistic flights from Nikolai Demidenko. Gareth Dunlop, VerseChorusVerse Belfast Calling. With James Walsh, Mojo Fury, VerseChorusVerse, Yes Cadets, Sweet Savage, Kasper Rosa, John D’Arcy, The Vals, Anthony Toner, Katie and The Carnival and many other guests. McHugh’s Basement Bar, 2pm, £5 Award-winning songwriter, increasingly soundtracked on American TV dramas, with impressive voice to match. The Limelight, Katy Daly’s, Spring & Airbrake, 7.30pm, £5 The musical strip of Ormeau Avenue will play host to many of the local bands and visiting players who have made Belfast Music Week such an inspiring prospect. Led by Belfast-based James Walsh, singer with Starsailor, the assembled artists will make use of nine stages in 32 the conjoined super-venue to play acoustic sets, combine with brass sections and to hail the ever-growing community of great musicians. Special moments are guaranteed! For tickets call 028 9032 7007 or go to www.cdcleisure.net Irish Traditional Orchestra Showcase An Cultúrlann, 1pm, free Neil Martin directs the orchestra to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Andersonstown Music School. 33 Saturday 5 November Saturday 5 November Listings Event Belfast Electronic Festival: The Advent, Steve Rachmad, Perc, Broken Note, Michael Forshaw, Mark Rogan, Kodeine, Deviant, Six Foot Apprentice and more Silhouette plus special guests Belfast Drum Circle Steve Earle and the Dukes (& Duchesses) featuring Alison Moorer The Late Twos, Pretty Cartel Gareth Dunlop, VerseChorusVerse The Northern Ireland Rock Music Awards The John Hewitt BIG OPEN Traditional Music Session Irish Traditional Orchestra Showcase Belfast Calling with James Walsh, Mojo Fury, VerseChorusVerse, Sweet Savage and many more Bodhran making workshop Half Stoned Cowboys Clubs Venue The Warehouse, Boucher Road Price £17 (£15 in advance) Time 8pm Black Box £3 9.30pm Black Box Mandela Hall £3 £32.50 2pm-4pm 7.30pm Auntie Annie’s McHugh’s Bar Basement Ma Nelson’s £6 £5 8.30pm 2pm Free 8pm The John Hewitt Free 5.30pm An Cultúrlann Free 1pm-5pm The Limelight, Katy £5 Daly’s, Spring & Airbrake 7.30pm An Cultúrlann Madden’s 1pm-5pm 8pm Free Free Event Stereo: Steve Boyd with a five hour solo set. Deep beats, soulful vocals. Pressure presents: Futurescope and DJ TearSmile. Bass-heavy dubstep, garage, hip hop. Vital Organs: mod-punksoul-pop, new wave action Yello 5th Birthday - Motor City Drum Ensemble Mono Sessions: house music Radio K: Phil Kieran and friends Keep Diggin: Timmy Stewart and Lyndon Stephens celebrate the rich heritage of Belfast nightlife Terry Hooley DJ Set: eclectic Johnny Hero: rock and indie Eclectic Electric: grooves and guitar-based rock Beat Connection: Jonny Tiernan, Faux DJs and Dave Frecknall play indie, electro, soul and underground New Moon: Bands, DJs, cabaret Fuzzbox 34 Venue Price Thompson’s Garage £10 9pm Voodoo £4 9pm The Garrick Free 9.30pm Mynt £10 (£7 9pm before 11) Time £7/£10 Club Mono McHugh’s Basement £5 10pm-3am 10pm Love and Death £7 (£5 before 11) 9pm The Kitchen Bar Duke Of York Lavery’s Back Bar Free £5 Free 9pm 10pm 10pm Lavery’s - Ballroom and Mister Tom’s Lounge £5 9pm The Menagerie £10 (£7 9pm before 10) Stiff Kitten £4 10pm 35 Sunday 6 November Listings Event Desi Adams, Ryan O’ Donnell, Darragh Murphy (trad session) Lee Hedley Band Acoustic Soul Lee Hedley Band The Rapparees Leah Jordan Mama Katz, Brownstone Blues Band and guests Venue The Garrick Price Free Time 4pm The John Hewitt The Kitchen Bar The Kitchen Bar Duke Of York Horatio Todd’s Longfellow Bar Free Free Free Free Free £3 9pm 3pm 6pm 5.30pm 9pm 8.30pm Clubs Musik: DJs Gleave Dobbin and Jay Kay plus special guests Elastic Plastic Loaded Sunday:, electro, dubstep, r&b, hip hop, indie Industry: funky house and chart sounds 36 Thompsons Garage £5 9pm The Garrick Club Mono Free £5 (£3 The Kremlin Free 8pm 10pm3am 9pm-3am before 11) Belfast Music Week is organised by Belfast City Council with support from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Tourism Ireland, Invest NI, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland 2007-2013. 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