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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

COMIN' ATCHA: Gunzo, WASP, The Amorettes and Danko Jones


THIS week sees a veritable plethora of rock and metal storming into Belfast with four acts that prove that the city is still one of the preferred destinations for proper music, not the U2 and boy band nonsense that clogs up the mainstream media.

First up tomorrow (Wednesday) at Voodoo is Gunzo. Who you ask? Well none other than Tracii Guns of LA Guns and Rudi Sarzo, who as aficionados will know has played bass with such rock luminaries as Ozzy, Dio and Whitesnake.

Support for the four-piece Gunzo playing in Belfast’s comes from Stone Trigger and Cross Eyed Mary.

Once you’ve got your fill of hits such as Ballad of Jayne, Rainbow in the Dark, Sex Action and many more catch a breath, because on Thursday Mr Blackie Lawless rolls into town once again with metal warriors WASP.

This Limelight1 show promises to be one of the highlights of the year as the band prepares to release their new album Golgotha in two weeks time.

Lead single ‘Scream’ from that album had its d├ębut NI play on the Belfast Metal slot on Belfast Underground TV last week and if you missed it we can tell you that you are in for a treat.

Take a few hours to recover on Friday, because you’ll need it on Saturday. You’ll have some time to compose yourself between noon and 2pm as the Belfast Metal show is back on Belfast Underground TV with local, national and international artists to bring metal to the children and the unwashed...

Come Saturday evening the Limelight throws open its doors to a duo of acts on the one bill well worth watching. Making their third visit to NI in a year are The Amorettes. If you caught them previously you’ll know it’s worth getting down early for this three-piece.

Once you’ve been suitably warmed up then Canuck guitar legend Danko Jones will hit the stage with a show guaranteed to be chock full of riffs, hooks and humour.

That’s the next few days sorted out then!

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