Author: clarkie71

Do You Remember The First Time?

Do You Remember The First Time?

Part 3 Catatonia Venue: Olympia, Dublin 03/05/98 Catatonia went from indie-also rans to chart-topping band with the release of their X Files-inspired song, Mulder, and Scully. Being a big fan of the show, I naturally bought into the cult pop reference and it’s a great song too. The band had just released International Velvet to … Continue reading Do You Remember The First Time?

Ash at the Ulster Hall

Ash at the Ulster Hall

Looking back at some classic shows from the band's history Following the success of their 30th-anniversary show at Downpatrick Arts Centre last Sunday, Ash announced their first headline show at the Ulster Hall since their two-nightstand in 2001 during the Free All Angels tour. Formed in 1992, Tim Wheeler (guitars), Rick McMurray (drums) and Mark … Continue reading Ash at the Ulster Hall

Do You Remember The First Time?

Do You Remember The First Time?

Part 2 Beastie Boys Venue: Castlegar Sports Ground, Galway 11/07/98 I was never a big fan of Beastie Boys as I steered clear of rap and wasn’t interested in it.  But that was me being a music snob as something changed along the way and it was more of the cross-over appeal between rock and … Continue reading Do You Remember The First Time?

Review – Iron Maiden, Ormeau Park, Belfast Belsonic Festival 13/06/22

Review – Iron Maiden, Ormeau Park, Belfast Belsonic Festival 13/06/22

The cancelled gigs of 2020 feel like it really is in the past as Iron Maiden finally made their Belsonic debut two years after it was originally scheduled. This was the band's fifth visit to Belfast overall and the first time that they had played an open-air festival here. Support came from American bands Tempt … Continue reading Review – Iron Maiden, Ormeau Park, Belfast Belsonic Festival 13/06/22