SAT 1ST: SALVATION - THE SECOND COMING
Salvation returns for another night of psych, shoegaze and dream-pop
9pm / £5
SUN 2ND: NOEL WATSON / KAIDI TATHAM
We’re chuffed to announce a last-minute Sunday session with two fellas who are steeped in dance music history.
Noel Watson, as part of the Watson Bros., was one of the first DJs to play house music in London.
From running illegal warehouse parties to packing 2,500 people into their legendary Delirium clubnight, Noel’s story involves everyone from Neneh Cherry to Andrew Weatherall to Marshall Jefferson to Jean-Michel Basquiat.
A quick glance at this DJHistory interview will fill you in https://www.djhistory.com/interviews/noel-watson
Kaidi Tatham is another man who ran with some heavy crews in London - from The Herbaliser to Bugz in the Attic, this multi-instrumentalist is one of the most talented musicians in the country. Kaidi is now Belfast-based and the main player for two of our finest clubnights - RESET and Barrio 54.
8pm / Free Admission
Selected Beers: £2.50 all night / Plus - full cocktail menu - £5.50
THURS 7TH: DAVID BURKE - WHERE COLOUR CYCLE TOUR
1 Man - 32 Counties - 32 Days - 32 Shows
"Following the release of my debut album ‘Where Colours Swim’ in November it’s time to hit the road & play an old-school country-wide tour! I want to throw some extra adventure into the mix so I’ve decided to travel the whole trip by bicycle!
Same vibe as Forrest Gump’s random trek - there’s an open invitation to anybody who wishes to join me along the way. If you fancy grabbing a rusty ol’ pushbike for one of the trips the more the merrier!
Candles, acoustic instruments, sing-songs & a few guest musicians along the way”
9PM / FREE ENTRY
FRI 8TH + SAT 9TH: DR CRIPPENS WEEKENDER!
To celebrate ten years in the game, those crazy Crips are taking over The Menage for a whole weekend of psychedelic shenanaigans.
Bands! DJs! Light show! Record Stalls! Clobber! Cake! Modz!
Here’s the plan:
Friday: The Freedom 35s (live!) + Dr Crippens Far-Out Underground All-Star Acid Rock DJ Team. 9pm / £5
Saturday: The Monotonous Tone / Thee I See Eyes. 2pm - 5pm / Free Adm!
Saturday: Dave Lewis (Andwella’s Dream) plus The Dreadlings play the music of Andwella’s Dream plus Dr Crippens Far-Out Underground All-Star Acid Rock DJ Team. 9pm / £7
SUN 10TH: Bar Open from 8pm with Menage folk spinning the tunes.
No door tax, drinks promos, and damn fine cocktails all nite long..
THURS 13TH: DAYTRIP #17
Founded in the summer of 2012, Daytrip is Belfast’s premier indie disco, from ’60s pop and girl groups to c86 and britpop back to new wave, post-punk and beyond! And it’s always free in!
Ash, The B-52’s, The Beach Boys, Beat Happening, The Beatles, Belle & Sebastian, Bis, Black Tambourine, Blur, Camera Obscura, Comet Gain, Dexys Midnight Runners, DEVO, The Fall, Felt, The Field Mice, The Go-Go’s, Hefner, Helen Love, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Kenickie, The Kinks, The Long Blondes, The Lucksmiths, Manic Street Preachers, My Bloody Valentine, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, Orange Juice, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Pastels, Pixies, The Postal Service, Primal Scream, Pulp, Ramones, The Ronettes, Saint Etienne, The Shangri-Las, The Shins, The Smiths, Sparks, Stereolab, Suede, Talking Heads, Talulah Gosh, Television Personalities, The Undertones, The Velvet Underground…
9pm / Free Entry
FRI 14TH: IMPRINT DJs - FREE ENTRY!
Paul McCarthy, Jamie Nelson, Matt Hazley, and more playing records for your listening and dancing pleasure.
SAT 15TH: BELFAST MUSIC CLUB - RESIDENTS SPECIAL
After hosting the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Nicky Siano, Optimo, Tim Sweeney, Ivan Smagghe and more - the Belfast Music Club DJs step up to bring you five whole hours of balearic bombs, cosmic chuggers and disco dynamite.
9pm / £5 (£3 before 11pm)
SUN 16TH: PRE-PADDY’S: KAIDI TATHAM / CHARLES MCCANN - FREE ENTRY!
Right! Everyone’s off the next morning so let’s do this a day early. Pre-Paddy’s Party with Kaidi Tatham & Charles McCann.
Kaidi Tatham is a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with the likes of Bugz In The Attic and Herbaliser. He’s the main player for two of the best nights in town - RESET and Barrio 54.
The man loves soul, jazz, hiphop, funk, boogie and a whole lot more. Expect heavy doses of the above and for Kaidi to bring the party.
Charles McCann’s vast music knowledge has seen him bringing choice cuts of disco, house, funk and boogie to parties from Cookstown to Croatia. He recently guested at a sold-out Barrio 54 and can regularly be found playing in various spots with the Belfast Music Club chaps.
6pm / Free Entry
Drinks promos and choice cocktails all night!
MON 17TH: ST PADDY’S NIGHT RINSE-OUT WITH UNDADOG & BEN JONES
THURS 20TH: TBC
FRI 21ST: JAMIE NELSON & TERRY KEELEY (BLOOM)
Rising grime producer Bloom - Belfast based Terry Keeley - is no stranger to our DJ booth - as one of the brains behind seminal bass party, Ecker, Terry and the boys had a capacity crowd (and our fittings and fixtures) shaking on a monthly basis for over two years.
Since Ecker ended, Terry’s productions have pricked up the ears of DJs, labels, record fiends, and discerning taste-makers in the UK and further afield. His track, Quartz, was voted Fact’s 10th best track of 2012.
As well as residencies with Bloodsport and now Ramp - Jamie Nelson has recently supported Loefah in Newcastle and supplied a deadly guest mix for SubFM. Jamie will, no doubt, be playing a bit of UK Garage, African dance music, House, Techno, Hip Hop, Bashment and whatever else takes his fancy…
In his own words - “Smooth, sexy tunes with nice warm bass…”
9pm - late / £0
SAT 22ND: TBC
SUN 23RD: Bar Open from 8pm with Menage folk spinning the tunes.
No door tax, drinks promos, and damn fine cocktails all nite long..
THURS 27TH: ANTIDOTE EMCEES PRESENTS: TASK FORCE
UK Hip-Hop legends Task Force featuring Chester P, Remus and DJ JCA
with support from 028 & Militant Vinylist
Task Force are a British hip hop group from Highbury in London, England. The group is led primarily by two brothers Chester P and Farma G. However, the Task Force family, according to Chester P, also includes DJ Louis Slipperz, Ramson BadBones, Remus, D.Molish, Inja MC (Delegates of Culture, Cambridge), Calculus, Merkamillion, Blinks, and Marley. Task Force officially formed in 1999, releasing their debut album New Mic Order.
9PM / Advance £10 tickets available from TicketMaster.ie
FRI 28TH: RUDIMENTARY PRESENTS: MORESOUNDS & DANNY SCRILLA (COSMIC BRIDGE / ASTROPHONICA / CIVIL MUSIC)
Paris and Munich represented in this one. Both artists will be flying in to Belfast to bring us a healthy sound of Dub inspired sounds.
Expect some warm dreadnought sounds, dubbed out jungle and plenty of half stepping…
Moresounds has garnered support from the likes of Giles Peterson, David Rodigan, Mark Pritchard and Machinedrum following his release on Om Unit’s Cosmic Bridge, and continues to impress with his Astrophonica’s release “Blood”.
Moresounds is a proud student of Tubby, a man who found his artistic voice not only in the echoes of the Kingston pioneer’s legacy but also the grooves of hip hop and the psychedelia of rave and dance music.
"a real synthesis of dub and dance music aesthetics, pulling from the enduring, mutating DNA strands of each to create something that’s beyond a mere mixture of styles." -Laurent Fintoni-
Danny Scrilla also features on Cosmic Bridge along side Moresounds and both artist draw on similar influences. Danny has also released Civil Music with two 12” records due out in the coming months. One a 4-track Ep on Civil Music and a more traditional 12” (a&b side) with Rudimentary Records which has already gained support from Jay Scarlett of Sounds Supreme.
Doors 9pm / £8
SAT 29TH: SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK: LOS REYEZ & THE FUCKSAKES
Sunglasses After Dark, the wildest 50’S/60’S r’n’r/billy/r&b/surf/trash a ding dong party brings you an evening of live instrumental surf rock and roll madness!
Los Reyez: Instrumental rock and roll and surf ala Link Wray, Messer Chups, Los Straightjackets etc. They absolutely levelled the stage at the 5th annual cramps tribute night and they are set to do the same at SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK
And there will be a special supporting set from instrumental rock and roll garage gobshites The Fucksakes!!
Little is known about them, but what we do know is they play hot and heavy instrumental rock and roll of a late 50s - mid 60s nature and they play it hard.
Before/Between/After the band there will be special cuts from the rock and roll crypt coming from the DJ booth playing only the wildest rockabilly, greasy rock and roll, jump blues, surf,instrumental madness, garage, horror howls, b-movie trash and exotica.
Also expect 50’S b-movie visuals and films projected on to the walls, trashy décor, drinks promos, special cocktails and more.
9pm / £5