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The Pat McManus Band – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club – 30 January 2016

Pat McManus gigs are always special.  So much so that many people go that extra little bit further to sit at the feet of the man affectionately known for a little more three decades now as ‘The Professor’ and bask in his talent.  On this occasion, your PlanetMosh team thought …

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The Answer – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club – 19 December 2015

Some people would go to any lengths for a great party… and, by this, I don’t just mean those of us who regularly board the Beer Bus for the regular trips to the best little rock club in the country:  no, I mean some of the determined folk who have …

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Trucker Diablo – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock City – 12 December 2015

It’s two weeks before Christmas, and the dreaded party season is in full swing.  Bars in the centre of Belfast – in common with those in most towns and cities – are filled with what in these parts refer, rather disdainfully, to as “oncers”:  those people who only get out …

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Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club – 26 September 2015

There are rock stars.  And then there are rock stars.  There are those with an anally-retentive sense of their own self-generated importance, who are content to ride around in limos and play hundreds of miles from their nearest fans in fields as big as their egos.  And then there are those …

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Gasoline Outlaws – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club 20/06/2015

It hardly seems like less than six months ago that the Gasoline Outlaws came roaring out of nowhere and propelled themselves on to the Northern Ireland rock scene with furious intent.  A series of increasingly impressive live shows later, the quartet have now released their debut album, the massive sounding …

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Enuff Z’Nuff / Estrella – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club 16/05/2015

Regular readers will be cognizant of Team PM’s affection for the DRC – an intimate little club above a tiny country bar deep in the heart of Northern Ireland’s ‘Bible Belt’ which has attracted some pretty big names and, in the process, provided us with some of our favourite (and, …

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Trucker Diablo – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club 07/03/2015

They say that a week is a long time in politics, but a year is an extremely long time in the music business.  Fans can lose interest in a band who have been quiet for any length of time, never mind a full 12 months:  after all, it could be …

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The Amorettes + Maverick – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club 14/02/2015

The Amorettes

While an awful lot of people – many of whom really should have known better, or perhaps possess more money than sense – were heading towards the city centre restaurants armed with inanely worded cards and over-priced flowers in order to “enjoy” equally over-priced meals in a vain attempt to …

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The Answer to ‘Raise A Little Hell’ in March

The Answer - New PR Pic

Northern Ireland’s hardest working hard rockers, The Answer (pictured right), have confirmed that they are to release their new album, Raise A Little Hell’, via Napalm Records on March 9 in UK and Europe. Writing on their Facebook page at the weekend, the band said: “If you folks thought we …

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Eric Martin – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club 03/08/2014

Eric Martin poster

Over the past half a dozen years or so, the Diamond Rock Club – nestled rather innocuously in the rolling hills of Northern Ireland’s ‘Bible belt’ – has extablished a reputation not only for being one of the best small venues in this part of the world but also as …

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Triggerman to release new EP

Triggerman by Marc Leach Photography

Northern Irish eight-legged groove monsters Triggerman are to release a new three-track EP at the beginning of June. The rather enigmatically named ‘Origins, Lost Travellers & Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven’ was once again recorded at Einstein Studios, and will be released on June 2. The release – the follow up …

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Metalfest IV – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club 21/04/2014

You know, I can think no better way of spending Easter Monday – for those of you not familiar with it, the end of a weekend of celebrations dedicated to the ancient Semitic goddess of love, war (aren’t they one and the same thing?), fertility and sex – than ensconced …

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Trucker Diablo + NASA Assassin – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill – 8 February 2014

Trucker Diablo

Farewells are always emotional affairs, and none more than when it is akin to bidding goodbye to a close family member… and there was a tangible sense of emotion in the air as the Norn Irish rock family gathered to bid farewell to one of their most beloved brothers – …

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Stormzone + Maverick – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill, 28 December 2013

Stormzone + Maverick – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill, 28 December 2013

As we have been consistently documenting over the past 12 months, it’s been a helluva year for the Norn Iron rock and metal scene – and especially for the two bands tasked with hosting this end-of-term party (Stormzone released their fourth, and most acclaimed and successful, album to date while …

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Pat McManus Band – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill – 21 December 2013

The Pat McManus Band – Photo Gallery – Ahoghill – 21/12/2013

It’s that time of year when every website / magazine / pundit-of-various-degrees-of-credibility produces their dreaded “end of year list”:  you know the sort of thing – the ten best albums / gigs / blow jobs /whatever.  And, yes, we at PM are just as guilty as everyone else… Of course, …

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Maverick – Interview with David Balfour (vocals)

Maverick - David Balfour

With the Northern Ireland rock and metal scene on somewhat of a high at the moment – no fewer than six bands from this small part of the world performed at the recent Hard Rock Hell, leading to rumours that next year’s event may be moved to Belfast – the …

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