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The Dandy Warhols Limelight 2, Belfast Tonight, 7pm

Published 27/05/2016

Dandy Warhols
Dandy Warhols

Formed in the mid-Nineties in Portland, Oregon, The Dandy Warhols enjoyed minor success until Bohemian Like You was used on a mobile phone ad in 2001 that the band achieved new levels of fame.

The song also appeared in the television hit, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and helped earn a slot at Glastonbury.

Their stratospheric career subsequently settled down, but they have just released their ninth studio album, Distortland.

Supported by Happyness, visit ticketmaster.ie for more details.

Magnum

Limelight 1, Belfast

Tonight, 8pm

Heavy metal veterans Magnum make their first Irish appearance in almost 30 years tonight.

Formed in Birmingham in 1972, the band have seen many personnel changes, but founders Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin remain at the helm for this tour in support of their 19th studio album, Sacred Blood "Divine" Lies.

For more details, visit ticketmaster.ie.

Kaz Hawkins Band

The Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Tomorrow, 8.30pm

As one of Northern Ireland's best blues performers since Van Morrison, Kaz Hawkins has been collecting some well-deserved awards, including last year's Pure M Award for All-Ireland Best Female Artist, and the Barry Middleton Award for Emerging Artist at the British Blues Awards.

Kaz and her band released debut album, Get Ready, last year to rave reviews, as well as the Blues Matters' Writers Poll Best Studio Album of 2015 for the Belfast-born singer. Tomorrow's gig will see the launch of both their second album, Feelin' Good, as well as kicking off the current UK tour.

For details, visit thebelfastempire.com/event/kaz-hawkins-band/1328.

Busted

SSE Arena, Belfast

Monday, 6.30pm

It's over a decade since Busted split after a successful career - two triple platinum-selling albums and numerous top five singles. Lead singer Charlie Simpson had his side-project Fightstar, while James and Matt went solo before hooking up with McFly for the McBusted tour in 2014. Earlier this year, with Charlie back, Busted announced their reformation and a brand new album and the Pigs Can Fly UK tour which reaches Belfast on Bank Holiday Monday, with US punk-poppers Wheatus and YouTube sensation Emma Louise Blackery providing support.

Visit ticketmaster.ie for details.

Patric Baird

Belfast Telegraph

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