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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
The Green Room Sessions
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Green Room Sessions

Fridays 7-11pm

Free

Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music.

In sounds from around the globe, representing what is musically innovative and intriguing be it; Afrobeat, New Wave, Bosa Nova, Ambient House, Hip-Hop, Spiritual Jazz, Disco, Post Punk, Electronica, Soul, Kosmische Music.

The Green Room Sessions are an opportunity to catch one-off performances from guest artists as well as regular slots from an esteemed cast of local selectors.

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
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
29
Wed
Randall Stephen Hall and Brendan T. Monaghan
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

Randall Stephen Hall and Brendan T. Monaghan

bring a certain something to the stage.

A broad fusion of styles and musical genres.

From Irish Trad, Folk, Scots humour to Blues and Gospel.

All mainly new, original material that draws up from the well

of the Folk Tradition. “FOLK and FUSION.”

Stephen was discovered by Gerry Anderson as far back as 2010

playing many of his tracks from his first CD “Songs from the MoonShed”

which introduced such tracks as “The Wee Wee man “, “Biscuits”, ‘Get Yer Pig On”

“The Langstaine”, “The Reiver and the Gael” and “Dancing on the red Road”.

He has now produced three CDs with another due out in the Summer of 2019.

As a “go to” musician Brendan Monaghan has shared many a stage with some very well known

musicians over the years. Doc Watson, Kris Kristofferson, Nancy Griffith and Emmy Lou Harris.

A multi-instrumentalist Brendan plays the whistles, Irish Low Flute, Bodhrán and Uilleann Pipes, to name but a few.

All in all Stephen and Brendan can kick up the dust, entertaining any listening audience.

www.randallstephenhall.com

Plus Sound Cloud, You Tube and Facebook.

LINKS:

Link: Gerry Anderson Interview from 24.9.10. From a number of these radio sessions.

Link: “BONNIE CHILD”. Recorded live at the Black Box, Belfast 2016.

Link: “DANCING ON THE RED ROAD”.

STORYTELLING example:

THE DUCK. Video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfy1H0Dapyg

From a re-telling. Illustrated by Randall Stephen Hall ©

Recorded in front of a live adult audience. Black Box, Belfast.

www.ruftyroohah.com

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
The Green Room Sessions
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Green Room Sessions

Fridays 7-11pm

Free

Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music.

In sounds from around the globe, representing what is musically innovative and intriguing be it; Afrobeat, New Wave, Bosa Nova, Ambient House, Hip-Hop, Spiritual Jazz, Disco, Post Punk, Electronica, Soul, Kosmische Music.

The Green Room Sessions are an opportunity to catch one-off performances from guest artists as well as regular slots from an esteemed cast of local selectors.

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
The Green Room Sessions
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Green Room Sessions

Fridays 7-11pm

Free

Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music.

In sounds from around the globe, representing what is musically innovative and intriguing be it; Afrobeat, New Wave, Bosa Nova, Ambient House, Hip-Hop, Spiritual Jazz, Disco, Post Punk, Electronica, Soul, Kosmische Music.

The Green Room Sessions are an opportunity to catch one-off performances from guest artists as well as regular slots from an esteemed cast of local selectors.

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