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Calendar

May
22
Wed
Here’s Me!’ Music and Storytelling project final Concert
May 22 @ 6:00 pm

Here’s Me!’ Music and Storytelling project final Concert!

Funded by The Arts Council, ‘Arts and Older People’ fund.

Moon Music EP Launch

Live performance! Tea/Coffee and Snacks!

6pm – 8pm

All Welcome!

May
24
Fri
CORMAC NEESON & Guests
May 24 @ 7:30 pm

Shine Presents:

CORMAC NEESON
& Guests

The Black Box, Belfast
Friday 24th May 2019
Doors 730pm
Tickets £12.50 + Booking Fee
18+ Only

Following his SOLD OUT Belfast shows last year singer-songwriter and The Answer front man, Cormac Neeson has announced his album release show at The Black Box on Friday 24th May 2019. Currently promoting the release of his new single, Broken Wing, the poignant new single from the forthcoming 2019 debut album, White Feather – released on April 26th 2019. Tickets on sale Tuesday February 12th at 10am from www.ticketmaster.ie, www.shine.net & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Northern Ireland customers 0844 277 44 55.

Broken Wing is the poignant new single from the forthcoming 2019 debut album, White Feather by singer-songwriter and The Answer front man, Cormac Neeson.

May
25
Sat
TOUCH SENSITIVE DJS
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

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Touch Sensitive is a Belfast-based record label that has beaten an ad-hoc, pan-genre path with it’s new and archival releases.

With that in mind, Touch Sensitive’s Green Room residency will take in anything from new-age drifting to rudimentary post-punk electronics to dayglo odd-house boppers and loads more.

Music for supping, head-nodding, and maybe even gently cutting a rug too.

touchsensitiverecords.com

Queertopia’s Birthday
May 25 @ 9:00 pm

ITS OUR BIRTHDAY! Its the return of D*ck & C*nt …. and this time it’s critical.

Featuring: Soup du Jour, Little Edie, Ellen DeGenerate …PLUS very special guest Avoca Reaction with more TBC, this birthday bash is sure to go with a shablam!
Can our acts save D*ck & C*nt from a fatally enlarged dispairatory gland?
Will laughter and applause be enough to save them?
Get your tickets to find out whatever happened to D*ck & C*nt ….

May
26
Sun
Gender Chores
May 26 @ 8:00 pm

Doors are at 8pm and the first act is on at 8:30pm! Come down to hear some political and punk-infused tunes from Bangor’s Baddest Bitches!
About this Event
WE’RE LAUNCHING OUR ‘WOMANSPLAIN’ EP ON MAY 26th !

WE WILL HAVE MUSIC FROM THE WONDERFUL CIARA ANDREWS AND PROBLEM PATTERNS TO HELP CELEBRATE IT’S BIRTH AND PROVIDE SOME CLASSIC BANTA

TIX ARE A FIVER, IT’S A BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND IT’LL BE PRETTY MUCH SUMMER SO COME PARTY WITH US !

May
28
Tue
Owen Denvir
May 28 @ 7:30 pm

Tipped by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Robinson & Joe.ie – Belfast indie artist Owen Denvir plays his first ever Black Box headline show with full band

Fresh from the release of his RTE Radio 1 playlisted singles “”Bad For You””, “”Jackhammer”” and “”Green Light””, Belfast’s indie singer-songwriter/producer Owen Denvir performs his first ever Black Box Green Room headline show with full band.

Owen’s DIY songwriting & production has totalled over 100,000 streams on Spotify and 2,000,000 views on videos across Facebook and Youtube, even drawing the attention of Coldplay on Twitter. Coupled with support slots for dodie, JC Stewart and Ryan McMullan as well as Irish TV appearances on BBC 1’s “”Nolan Live””, ITV’s “”UTV Life”” and TV3’s “”The 6 O’Clock Show”” and major Irish radio playlisting, his music has stretched far beyond its quiet beginnings of his bedroom studio.

With music that has been described by Hot Press magazine as “”honest, personal… complex and affecting”” and tipped by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and Joe.ie, Owen’s sound has expanded from his solo sets into more intricate soundscapes exploring the piano, guitars, drums and cello of his new band. After being selected from over 500 applicants to perform at Dublin’s prestigious Hard Working Class Heroes Festival, Denvir’s music has reached new audiences all over Ireland.

“”Song Of The Day”- Joe.ie

“Fantastic, emotive storytelling” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

“Honest and personal song-craft, paired with beautiful vocals… This Northern star is rising fast” – Hot Press magazine

“A songwriter of subtle complexity that belies his tender years” – Daily Mirror

“One of Belfast’s gems” – Gigging NI

“One of the finest talents around in Northern Ireland today” – Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

“Lyrically and vocally expressive… Denvir’s classical background provides an intricately delicate musical scaffold” – State.ie”

 

May
30
Thu
HEALTH
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
BLACK BOX PRESENTS HEALTH
Thursday 30th MAY
Doors 8pm // £12 // £10 (BB Members)
We are delighted to welcome LA noise rock trio HEALTH to Belfast. Guests to be announced.

In 2007, HEALTH walked into a windowless, sweat-stained venue in downtown Los Angeles to record its debut album.

The band – then composed of singer/guitarist Jacob Duzsik, bassist/noise-wrangler John Famiglietti, drummer Benjamin Jared Miller and guitarist Jupiter Keyes – was locally renowned for its violent, fifteen-minute live sets. Its squalls of tribal drums, shredded guitar noise and eerily plaintive vocals sounded like nothing else in the city.

At the time, that Skid Row venue known as The Smell was becoming arguably the most influential DIY venue in the world. The scene around it would launch the band to international acclaim.

In 2009, they released their second LP “GET COLOR,” a significant step up in fidelity and ambition. The heaving single “DIE SLOW” became an underground hit and remains one of the band’s signature tracks. DIY bills soon turned into festival slots at Pitchfork Fest, Primavera Sound and other marquee events. Their second remix compilation included the single “USA BOYS,” recorded with Trent Reznor and Alan Moulder.

In 2015, the band finally released “DEATH MAGIC,” its third LP, on the prestigious indie label Loma Vista Recordings. Years of work with producers Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, St. Vincent), Andrew Dawson (Beyonce, Kanye West) and Haxan Cloak yielded the most precise and diverse album of their career, drawing on black metal, New Romantic synth pop, L.A. beat music and industrial sounds alike.

HEALTH, now a three-piece after Keyes’ departure, played prime slots at Coachella, earned a lengthy profile in The New Yorker magazine, performed alongside acts as varied as The Neighbourhood and Deafheaven and covered New Order’s “Blue Monday” for the Charlize Theron action film “Atomic Blonde.”

After releasing a series of one-off collaborations with Purity Ring, Soccer Mommy, Perturbator and Youth Code, the band’s fourth LP of original material, “VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR,” will be released on Loma Vista Recordings on Feb. 1, 2019.

http://youwillloveeachother.com

May
31
Fri
Rory & the island
May 31 @ 7:30 pm

Another lively night in store as rory and sean take to the stage in Belfast, irish indie trad punk folk !

Last gig was a sell out

Jun
7
Fri
MOVED VENUE- Strange Victory Presents- The Twilight Sad
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm

MOVED TO BELFAST EMPIRE!

Jun
8
Sat
WW19 ~ MU Workshop: Fine Tuning your Live Experience
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm

The best performers are always looking for ways to develop and improve their live shows. The more engaging your live show, the more opportunity for you to grow your audience and increase the likelihood of further opportunities.
In this workshop, the Musicians’ Union will facilitate a practical look at live sound setup, lighting and production basics, dos and don’ts and what is expected from musicians from a production perspective.

/!\ FREE BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED, E-MAIL [email protected] TO SECURE YOUR PLACE /!\

Lunch will be provided.

Contact us

The Black Box & Green Room Café
18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

Registered Charity No: NIC100983

Supported by

Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Black Bush BFI Cinema SurveyApp