Ruckus are well worth checking out as are newbies Hello Cassanova.
Fortunately, then, Gascan
Ruckus aren't depending on good weather, or even food for that matter, for their second annual barbecue at QUB Speakeasy.
BELFAST SPECTRUM FESTIVAL Mojo Fury, Gascan
Ruckus, Hot Cops, Bad Fit, Life Goals, Gnarkats, Rachael Boyd, Brash, Isaac and Joel Harkin will all make this event presented by Shizznigh Promotions, a little bit special.
Ruckus and Gnarcats are two of the finest bands we have from the noisy end of the spectrum while Hot Cops remain a fantastic prospect.
Saturday and Sunday, Voodoo, 3.30pm, day tickets PS20, weekend tickets PS30 www.voodoobelfast.com THE GASCAN
RUCKUS SUMMER BBQ Bands and a BBQ on a Saturday afternoon...
Rukus - who sold out the Empire in Belfast with a blistering album launch earlier this year join all female pop-folk combo Wookalilly, blues three piece The Hardchargers and the supremely talented, endlessly creative pianist Katharine Phillipa.
The always incredible Gascan
Ruckus are among the first bands to be confirmed - as they continue to celebrate their explosive new record 'Narrow Defeats and Bitter Victories'.
Last Friday Gascan
Ruckus achieved something only a small handful of other bands from Northern Ireland have ever achieved.
THE NEXT BIG GIG: Tonight, I'll be there myself, for a Gascan
Rukus album launch.
Rukus and Pigs as People all hint of Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Pixies and a mess of similarly noisy others.
The first show is something of an indoor festival, with Belfast ska-punk legends Pocket Billiards headlining a bill that also includes faves of mine - Loris, The Couth and Gascan
Their statement of intent that they're "acolytes of the axe and amplifier, forgemasters of the molten hot throb and disciples of drum shots heard around the world" makes a fairly strong case for Limelight 2 as does the fact that they've lined up Gascan
Rusckus - no strangers to a ass-kicking guitar lick themselves - as support.