Scream For Me Belfast | Rock and Metal May Guide
Alright rockers, we hope you’re enjoying this bumper year of gigs so far! There’s plenty more to come, so let’s take a look at what May will bring.
First up, not only will there be a ‘pinch and a punch’ for the first of the month, there will also be two gigs to choose from: Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic are hitting the Limelight, whilst rock cover band Raised on Rock will be storming the Empire. If neither of those appeal, there’s also the legendary Club Hell night in Voodoo. Whoo! For something completely different, why not check out Americana/indie act Calexico in the Limelight on May 02? If that’s not your ‘thing’ there’s Belfast’s premier punk and New Wave club ‘Mayday Mayhem’ in Voodoo. Staying at Voodoo and wrapping up a busy weekend will be post-punk indie rockers The Twilight Sad on May 03, or you could pop down to the Limelight for Mojo Fury’s first gig of 2015. Catch your breath during the week because it’s all go again the following weekend! Friday 08 will be the final of Bloodstock’s Metal 2 the Masses competition in Voodoo, with the winning band earning a slot on the festival’s New Blood stage. Exciting times! Saturday May 09 sees Sinocence, fresh from the release of latest EP ‘No Gods, No Masters Vol. 2′ attempting to blow the doors off the legendary Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill, robustly supported by The Irontown Diehards. At the other end of the metal scale, black metallers Negura Bunget will very possibly blow the roof off Voodoo on Sunday May 10. Support for this cacophonous evening will be by Grimegod, Northern Plague and Agamendon.
If ska, punk or even (gasp!) urban rap are up your street, head down to the Empire on Friday May 15 for a catchy lineup in the form of Aggressors BC, Bee Mick See, Good Friend, Hello Newman and DJ Cushla, who will be doing their utmost to get you up and boogeying. Alternatively, you could check out The Bar With No Name for a bit of sludgy, doomy metal with War Iron, Astralnaut, Cursed Sun and Shrouded. Then on May 17, hard rock legends Enuff Z’nuff hit the Diamond with support from Scottish rockers Estrella. What a weekend, eh?! The following weekend is looking relatively quiet with just the one gig so far, but it’s a goodie: tribute act Whole Lotta Voltage will be filling the Limelight with the classic tunes of AC/DC. Horns (and school uniforms) at the ready! What with May containing two Bank Holiday weekends, it will certainly end as it began with a multitude of gigs to try and attend! On Friday May 29 it will be time for some grungy stoner rock in Alexander’s Bar in Lisburn, with Midnight Transmission, Baleful Creed, St Hellfire and Ozymandias all valiantly attempting to rock your socks off. On the nostalgia side of things, a certain Ms Suzi Quatro will be firing up the Waterfront Hall as part of her fiftieth anniversary tour (fifty years! Wow!). On Saturday May 30 Uli Jon Roth, guitarist for the legendary Scorpions, will show the Diamond if he’s still ‘got it’. Finally, May 31 sees acoustic pop-rocker Tom Baxter take on the Limelight – a suitably chilled out evening for those who may be feeling a bit delicate by then… And just like that, another month is over! We’ll see you next time for another breakdown of gigs. Until then…keep ‘er lit!
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