Cooper goes to the Max at the Mac
Max Cooper, The MAC, Belfast, Tomorrow, 9pm. Born in Belfast, but with Australian heritage, Max Cooper - who is also impressively highly-qualified with a PhD from Queen's University - released his first music back in 2007.
Since then, he has left his academic career behind and embraced music, even working with noted contemporary classical composers Michael Nyman and Nils Frahm. This weekend's live show promises to be an audio visual treat. Playing alongside him will be Paul Nolan, co-owner of Chapter 24 records, with Chris Hanna, Celestial and Peter Gibney in the support slots.
For details, visit www.themaclive.com.
The guys behind club night Trainwreck return to Sandinos, this time in the company of techno maestro, Miniminds.
After firmly slotting himself into the techno community, Miniminds has recorded on a variety of labels, including Global Underground, Akoom and Harthouse, and has remixed for the likes of Brian Sanhaji and Hans Bouffmyhre.
From being a Shine resident to headlining clubs across the world in his own right, he knows how to work a dancefloor at any point of the night.
Support comes from two of Derry's finest, Dylan Breslin and Conchur McCartney.
For details, visit Facebook: Trainwreck feat. Miniminds.
House and techno DJ Darius Syrossian is well-known on the rave isle of Ibiza for serving up regular sweat-inducing sets alongside world class guests at club night Do Not Sleep, and sending the crowd into raptures. Famous for their edgy parties and solid line-ups, in Syrossian the club promoters have a house music pin-up with a big following.
Also on the bill are DJ Huxley, Ethan McKinney and Ubblahkan.
For details, visit www.kellysportrush.co.uk.