The Belfast Music Showcase. The Limelight, 14 November. A select performance of 12 of our most promising bands, chosen by local media and international music professionals. The acts are: Arborist, David C Clements, Girls Names, Go Wolf, The Jepettos, LaFaro, Little Bear, More Than Conquerors, Sea Pinks, Seven Summits, Ryan Vail, The Wonder Villains.
Another fresh venue addition is Crumlin Road Gaol, which will be host to Hannah McPhillimy, 15 November. This a night of traditional and original spirituals using only voice, loop pedal and percussion, in conjunction with homegrown anti-slavery charity No More Traffik.
From Crumlin Road in north Belfast, Belfast Music Week also extends to Cultúrlann in west Belfast and across to east Belfast locations such as Skainos, the Strand Arts Centre and the Longfellow Bar.
Terri Hooley will be active across the week, with DJ sets at Lavery’s and Voodoo, plus a live commentary over a Good Vibrations screening at The Strand, 12 November. He is also curating a night at Voodoo, involving Shock Treatment, The
Echo Raptors and David Holmes.
At The QFT, Bob Stanley, music writer and Saint Etienne member will curate a short film season to mark the publication of his new book, Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop. This film season is based on his recent series at The Barbican.
Instore performances at HMV
Go Wolf, The Jepettos – Nov 11
Jason Clarke, Grace And Mercy – November 13
More Than Conquerors, Joshua Burnside, November 15
Instore Performances at Head Records
Alana Henderson, Rachel Boyd, November 12
Emerald Armada, Nathan O’Regan, November 14
Seven Summits, Hurdles, Chocolate Love Factory, November 16
All this plus the Van Morrison night at The Waterfront Hall, 15 November plus an impressive series of music industry panels across the week and a Nashville music city delegation. There are Ulster Hall nights with Cara Dillon (Tuesday 12), The Distortion Project (Friday 15) and John Digweed (Saturday 16). The fourth year of Belfast Music Week has delivered another inspiring programme.
An exhibition celebrating the achievements of Belfast DJs Noel and Maurice Watson. The brothers changed the face of dance culture in London at their legendary Delerium nights on Charing Cross Road, nurturing the capital on hop hop and then house music. This exhibition, especially curated by the ICA in London will be transported to the Oh Yeah centre, including the original Def Jam jacket belonging to AdRock of the Beastie boys, films featuring Neneh Cherry, Beastie Boys, and artwork and photographs and flyers from a range of events and happenings that they produced, plus the seminal ‘Electro’ LPs. There will be a Noel Watson DJ set on 14 November.
Belfast City Council’s Belfast Music Week is co-ordinated by the Oh Yeah Music Centre and supported by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.