I have spent the last couple of days scouring the local music scene here via most of the bands that receive a mention on FastFude. I think this is an excellent site by the way and, coming from England as I do, the site has certainly whetted my appetite for some of the local Belfast bands (and beyond). I was a frequent gig-goer back home (in London) and now that I'm just about settled here I am really looking forward to checking out some of the bands from here. The best by far in no particular order are:
Cashier No. 9
I havent seen any of these bands live, although I did see Jackson Cage on Limelight show, but from what I have heard on the respective MySpaces, all these bands are very exciting and blow anything else I have heard out of the water. Including the snow patrols of this world.
P.S havent checked out any Southern Irish bands yet. If anyone has anything to reccommend I would be grateful.
Not sure if you have seen this article before, but this is a good place to hear a lot of quality NI music...
I made at least two of those bands what they are...and I'm working on the other three.
Fair play.....to me....for being so great. :wink:
Nice one Chi-lite. Which have you seen live? Jackson Cage are playing this Thursday I see from their website so i'll check that out. What about the others? Seen any of them?
check out john shelly and the creatures. we've a tonne of dates in may you maybe interested.
also playing mchughs on tuesday night with katie and the carnival. should be a laugh.
good luck with your music conquest :)
I second John Shelly and the Creatures. Great live band, catchy as hell as well.
John Shelly - very good. I missed them somehow. Like it. Very catchy. Thats another one to the list.
Yep we (Jackson Cage) are playing this Thursday in The Empire Music Hall along with the vey talented Ten Gallon Hat and The Big Salute, Captain Kennedy and Black Eye Friday.
Its gona be great! :-D
Looking forward to that Keith. Really like that country style rock/folk style you got going on there. Breathe of fresh air. Good luck
If you like this you should check out www.myspace.com/edentown
try and check out ten gallon hat and the big salute.. playing the spring and airbreak on the 6th and 8th may.
hope to see you there
maybe some of these?
Seen Rainbow Corner the other night in Laverys and they were great..
in the name of
LaFaro are a most excellent band and they're playing a show on 14th July. Tuppenny Nudger was voted the best song of AU's lifetime, which is some going.
A Plastic Rose are pretty excellent, too. They're not revolutionary, but what they do, they do very well.
I'm quite a big fan of Heliopause as well.
Number two in the NIcharts for the second week running. Yeah I think im going to exhaust that line very soon
I agree with Lafaro & Delerium Tremens, both fantastic acts. Check out Iago and of course us :D
yakuza. yup they've been around a couple years sure, but I have it on good authority that their upcoming record is pretty freakin' great.
[size=8:2ea0ec8c0a]...even if i [i:2ea0ec8c0a]did[/i:2ea0ec8c0a] just happen to mix it, I'm purely un-biased[/size:2ea0ec8c0a] :D
Throwin us in the mix.. www.myspace.com/understarsandgutters
as well as my personal favs
[quote:55e2e81926="smiths_man"]I have spent the last couple of days scouring the local music scene here via most of the bands that receive a mention on FastFude.[/quote:55e2e81926]
There's allot of great bands and musicians who don't get mentioned here on fastfude out doing their own thing. Our personal favourites that we have either played with or seen live include:
Simon McBride (blues trio)
Cara & The Bad Habits
With regards to bands from down south, either Mesner or Tarrintino
I am no longer with this band but give them a go myspace.co/thevarionis there power indie sort of good live
Rainbow Corner are launching their debut album on Friday 19 June in The Kings Head, Belfast. Should be a good night