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Rock, pop and dance

May 17, 2013



Ulrich Schnauss The Menagerie, Belfast Tonight, 8.30pm Mix shoegaze, beeps, bleeps and Tangerine Dream and what do you get? German electro DJ, producer and musician Ulrich Schnauss, that's who. He's cut incredible records for years, from all-out techno to drum 'n' bass He's been influenced by the likes of the Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine, hence the shoegaze label, but there's more to him than a gloomy 1980s studenty vibe.

For details, Paleman Masons, Londonderry Tonight, 10pm Over the past two years the guys behind north-west club night Bekuz have hosted more than 50 parties, and they've recently joined forces with a few club nights.They're teaming up with new Derry outfit Tunegum to present this gig by Paleman, who goes by the name of Calum Lee when he's not in the DJ box or at his computer.

For details, visit Kutski Lush Portrush Tonight, 9pm It's the NW200 weekend and they're 'keeping the rave alive' in Portrush in the company of Radio 1's DJ Kutski. As the billing suggests, it'll be a night of all-out rave and high- energy dance music.

For details, visit The Big Reunion Odyssey Arena, Belfast Tonight, 8pm You know you're getting old when the music of the Noughties is being billed as 'nostalgia', even though it seems like it was only yesterday that Liberty X, 5IVE, B*Witched, Honeyz, 911 and Atomic Kitten (above) were topping the charts.

Thanks to ITV's show The Big Reunion, though, all the above bands are back together and on the road once again, laying old demons to rest and performing their hits all over again on a nationwide tour which touches down here tonight. For tickets, visit Alicia Keys Odyssey Arena, Belfast Tuesday, May 21, 8pm The New York-born R&B singer/songwriter, record producer and actress brings her hugely-successful UK arena tour to Belfast next week, following the release late last year of her fifth studio album.

Extolling the virtues of Girl's On Fire, Keys said: "I'm in love with this album! It is full of new beginnings, new perspectives and fresh starts."

Her smash 2001 debut album, Songs in A Minor, earned Keys the honour of best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001, as well as five Grammys.


Originally published by PATRIC BAIRD & ANDREA MCVEIGH.

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