GIG REVIEW: Thomas Rhett, Mandela Hall (Wednesday 9th November)

9th November saw a Northern Ireland debut for American country star Thomas Rhett, who opened his European tour in Mandela Hall.

Club Night Review: Shine with Green Velvet, Dense and Pika, and Space Dimension Controller (01/03/14)

BY ANDREW DOHERTY We sit sipping cider whilst staring out the window at the drizzle sparking off the pavements. In the corner two tinny speakers wheeze out the closing lines of Green Velvet’s La La Land and three people huddle for warmth (all wearing coats) on the damp leather sofas. However a grim image thatContinue reading “Club Night Review: Shine with Green Velvet, Dense and Pika, and Space Dimension Controller (01/03/14)”

Concert Review: Editors at Mandela Hall (19/11/13)

BY JOANNE SAVAGE There was a time, around 2007 or so, that Indie music was at its highest height of popularity. However the scene soon quietened and many of those skinny jeaned, tussled haired ‘cool’ groups disbanded.  Yet this was not the case with Indie favourites Editors. After a four year hiatus during which theContinue reading “Concert Review: Editors at Mandela Hall (19/11/13)”

Frightened Rabbit at Mandela Hall (15/11/13)

BY PETER MCLOUGHLIN There are few bands (or artists for that matter) that have such a naturally strong connection with their audience.  One song into Frightened Rabbit’s latest show in Belfast and it was clear to the band’s lead singer, Scott Hutchison, that speaking at all between songs was going to be somewhat superfluous –Continue reading “Frightened Rabbit at Mandela Hall (15/11/13)”