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Sep
24
Mon
The Cultured Spirit
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

Tickets are now on sale for September event: ‘The Cultured Spirit’! An evening of music, theatre, food, drink and history all crafted in Northern Ireland.

What do you get for your money??

– FREE cocktail on arrival! Courtesy of our wonderful sponsor, RubyBlue Spirits.

– Support act: Music set from our amazing local singer-songwriter.

– Our headline act: “Bobby Savage’s Secret War” – a fascinating 40 minute one-act play set during the Blitz in Belfast, and written by local playwright Michael Ievers.

– A 20 minute fascinating insight into the play’s period of history from award-winning local historian, Dr. Stephen Goss.

– FREE Slice of Heaven cheesecake to go home.

An amazing event catered to entertain all guests, theatre-loving or not! Get more information, and BOOK YOUR TICKETS on our website: www.theculturedspirit.co.uk

Sep
25
Tue
The Cultured Spirit
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm

Tickets are now on sale for September event: ‘The Cultured Spirit’! An evening of music, theatre, food, drink and history all crafted in Northern Ireland.

What do you get for your money??

– FREE cocktail on arrival! Courtesy of our wonderful sponsor, RubyBlue Spirits.

– Support act: Music set from our amazing local singer-songwriter.

– Our headline act: “Bobby Savage’s Secret War” – a fascinating 40 minute one-act play set during the Blitz in Belfast, and written by local playwright Michael Ievers.

– A 20 minute fascinating insight into the play’s period of history from award-winning local historian, Dr. Stephen Goss.

– FREE Slice of Heaven cheesecake to go home.

An amazing event catered to entertain all guests, theatre-loving or not! Get more information, and BOOK YOUR TICKETS on our website: www.theculturedspirit.co.uk

Sep
28
Fri
The Green Room Sessions
Sep 28 @ 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.

SEA PINKS +MUSIC CITY
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm

Sea Pinks + Music City + Tbc

Friday 28th September. Doors 8pm.
£7 (Black Box members £5.50)

We are delighted to present Belfast’s finest purveyors of bittersweet guitar pop. Sea Pinks perform live at the Black Box to mark the release of their seventh album ‘Rockpool Blue’.

Rockpool Blue is the seventh album by Sea Pinks. At 28 minutes, it’s a short record about the pressure of taking on adult responsibilities when you still feel like a kid, and about the unexpected joy that can come from embracing that. Throughout, the band shrug off the ambivalence that has often characterised their best work for what turns out to be their most cohesive, outward looking and ultimately positive set of songs to date.

http://seapinks.bandcamp.com/album/rockpool-blue

Music City

Music City is the new band from Conor Lumsden of The #1s fame, due to release their debut single on Static Shock Records in the near future.

Should be a banger.

Live: Belfast Black Box – September 28th 2018, Dublin Bello Bar – October 19th 2018

Sep
29
Sat
Tom Baxter
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm

Tom Baxter showing at The Black Box Belfast. After hosting so many great shows at Belfasts famous The Black Box Belfast will be the brilliant Tom Baxter.
The show is sure to be popular with fans and visitors from around Belfast be sure to purchase tickets ahead to come to The Black Box be sure you don´t miss it as it is going to be a a unmissable event!
The excellent Tom Baxter is a sought after show where ever it is on and we are pleased to welcome this great event to Belfast.

Oct
4
Thu
Peter Brötzmann’s ‘Full Blast’
Oct 4 @ 7:45 pm

Peter Brötzmann (reeds) Marino Pliakas (e-bass) Michael Wertmüller (drums)

Peter Brötzmann is the living legend of European new jazz. He has exemplified European improvised music for over 40 years and participated in countless international collaborations. Of all his current projects, Full Blast – with the precise and dynamic Swiss rhythm section of Marino Pliakas and Michael Wertmüller – is the most consistent and the longest running.

Their fifth album once again treads new territory, involving electronics and new mixing techniques. The result is an album that is nonconformist and urgent; a distinct work in the world of contemporary jazz.

Live, Full Blast is a cleansing tornado. This concert is pretty much mandatory if you’re a fan of free jazz, noise-rock or extreme music.

“one of the most devastating forces to ever touch a saxophone” Pitchfork

 “There was nothing to do but surrender to this amazing performance” All About Jazz

 “nonconformity and richness in variety stands on his own in contemporary jazz.” Trost

Oct
5
Fri
The Green Room Sessions
Oct 5 @ 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.

WorldService Project
Oct 5 @ 7:45 pm

Dave Morecroft (keyboards/vocals) Ben Powling (saxophone) Raphael Clarkson (trombone) Arthur O’Hara (bass) Harry Pope (drums)

WorldService Project are the leading specialists of Brit ‘punk-jazz’ and are one of the most exported live acts in their field. Their energetic live shows have taken them to festivals across the world, touring in 18 countries and releasing three highly acclaimed studio albums.

This Spring 2018, WorldService Project launch their highly anticipated fourth album; Serve on Rare Noise Records. Fresh off the back of mammoth tours across America, Europe, Japan, India and China, the epic and anthemic live sound of WorldService Project is in equal measure thrill and theatrical.

“jazz-infused nu-funk, rammed with stop-start melodies, crunching bass-guitar and drum grooves, and sophisticated horn” The Guardian

“The sound is Mingus and late-Coltrane mixed with hardcore punk, math metal and Zappa-esque mayhem” The Irish Times

Oct
7
Sun
Luca Stricagnoli UK & Ireland Tour with very special guest Meg Pfeiffer
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

Luca Stricagnoli UK & Ireland Tour with very special guest Meg Pfeiffer

Doors 7.30pm
Music 8pm

Promoter: Fr3 Spirit Events
Facebook: Sublime Music   (@fr3spiritevents)
Facebook: lucastricagnolifanpage
Lucastricagnoli.com

Prepare yourself for a World Class Acoustic Experience!!!
With his music videos having Internet views exceeding 100 Million and bookings in every corner of the globe,Luca Stricagnoli will be here as part of this eagerly anticipated full UK and Ireland Tour. With very special guest on the night Meg Pfeiffer

“When it comes to crazy guitar skills Luca Stricagnoli is one of the absolute best” NME

Bio:
Luca Stricagnoli, born and raised in Italy, is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtaining over multi million views on his music videos to having the opportunity to perform all around the globe.

Using up to five guitars in the same piece, modified capos, and self-conceived stratagems, Luca continually leaves his audiences in awe and wondering what’s next for the up-and-coming guitarist. In addition to his musical abilities, Luca brings an enthusiastic energy to the stage that attracts concert requests from every corner of the world.

Throughout his career, Luca’s music has been published by countless magazines and has grabbed the attention of world-famous artists.
“When it comes to crazy guitar skills Luca Stricagnoli is one of the absolute best” NME

Luca is currently working on new releases in which he explores even more approaches to guitar playing and debuts a new guitar that he created with Davide Serracini, all while discovering what the custom instrument has to offer the world of music. The album tour, featuring special guest Meg Pfeiffer, will cross over ten countries in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.

“Every so often, a musician emerges who, in terms of depth of expression, advances a style so much that the way we listen changes forever. In rock, Derek Trucks comes to mind as an example. Italian guitarist Luca Stricagnoli embodies such a shift. He employs right-hand fretting, altered tunings, and partial capos in the spirit of Preston Reed and Kaki King, yet, like Trucks, he’s playing at a higher level.”

MINOR 7TH

“Luca Stricagnoli is one of the most exciting new players on the acoustic guitar scene. He bypasses the normal limits of the acoustic guitar and adapts it to any musical genre: from pop to rock, from soundtracks to original pieces.”

CANDYRAT RECORDS

“Luca Stricagnoli is a young Italian talent, fresh from viral internet video success. Wild and daring even before millions of people who listened to his incredible pieces associated his name with his face. His fame reminds us of Italian artists spread throughout the world, a real brain drain. As if a a brain, conscious of it’s power, needs to run away. It’s more like he decided to go out and reap what he sowed.”

FINGERPICKING.NET

Oct
12
Fri
The Green Room Sessions
Oct 12 @ 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