The southern soul rockers crank things up a level, but the solitary Josh T Pearson steals the show
The Waterboys frontman reads from his forthcoming autobiography - but the audience want more
Stage gimmicks cheapen an otherwise solid performance from the act that put the funk into punk
Was the Féile an Phobail audience justified in booing the comedian off stage? Tara West thinks so
Laughable lyrics and a balding frontman can't put Fionola Meredith off getting lost in 'the joys of pop nostaliga'
Did Captain Lord of the California snooze while the Titanic sank?
Abie Philbin Bowman is intentionally provocative, but isn't that what the best comedy is all about?
An 'audacious and bizzare' departure for director Kenneth Branagh - but it's not as bad as it looks
And So I Watch You From Afar delivering their best yet with an outstanding, slow-burning odyssey
Turkey provides the setting for Ian McDonald's near-future science-fiction epic. It is the 'one SF book to read this year', says Gerard Brennan
Bruiser bring their physical adaptation to the Derry Playhouse
This gritty fantasy can do no wrong as far as Tammy Moore is concerned
Londonderry Music Society deliver an impressive reprisal of the children's classic
Neil Shawcross and Charles Walsh paint it black at the Ormeau Baths Gallery
'Like a diet of bitter herbs - this film leaves you unsatisfied,' writes Fionola Meredith
Michael Longley expertly explores the passing of a generation in his latest collection, writes Ross Moore
A 'well organized and accessible' compendium of eyewitness accounts by Stephen Douds
From baby jokes to drunken particle physicists, Ed Byrne's Crowd Pleaser 2011 tour is just that
A screening on the Lagan Boat has Andrew Johnston pining for dry land
Filmed in Northern Ireland, this garish comedy is 'gross, obnoxious and puerile'. Andrew Johnston loves it
Kabosh pull off 'a triumph of creative editing' in this play about the origins of Indiana Jones
Peter McCaughan gets hooked up to the machine - literally - to experience Emotional Response Cinema
Artist Jon Kelly builds an exhibition around a 10ft tall Trojan horse
Robyn G Shiels finally releases some new material - James Meredith thinks it was well worth the wait
The long-standing Lisburn quartet's debut album is a departure from their early sound
Narcissistic wannabes, a plot to kill Bono and a last screen appearance by Pete Postlewaite make this a movie not to miss
A 'deliciously diabolical' Northern Irish animation about spides and their wicked ways
Ken Loach has his say on the war in Iraq in this 'old-fashioned thriller of which John Le Carre would be proud'
A world-class debut for NI Opera and an exceptional showcase for Derry-Londonderry
The American singer and civil rights campaigner is remembered at the Island Arts Centre
Explosive stuff from an emerging playwright in the North West
The FE McWilliam Gallery encourages printmakers to shake off the constraints of 2D
No matter what you call it, this English folk duo's sound is likely to get you moving
The action is moved from London to Belfast - but does the humour translate in this tale of three taxi drivers?
One of Belfast's most talented photographers celebrated in a new exhibition at the Red Barn Gallery
A blistering set from an aging artist intent on bringing delta blues bang up to date
A Moving on Music Festival screening introduces the wierd and wonderful Tom Zé
BalletBoyz return to Northern Ireland with an energetic, diverse contemporary dance performance
Ireland's financial ruin provides a new narrative, but the influence of the old masters still pervades
Wireless Mystery Theatre perform classic CBS radio plays - including the ad breaks - in faultless period style
Danny Boyle's seminal stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic beamed live into Queen's Film Theatre
Two folk musicians, poles apart, bring a taste of water and wine to the Black Box
A screening at the Moving on Music Festival has Steven Rainey waxing lyrical
A bewildering fusion of styles from the star of cult sitcom Attention, Scum!
The poses and Sartean emptiness appeal to Joanne Savage, but she still isn't sure what to make of the woodlice
We like radical lefties, and we like a mainstream hipsters. But which is better? Only one way to find out...
A British remake of a British classic - but was it worth the effort?
Gritty, cool and unsentimental, Richard Ayoade's dramedy is unlike anything British cinema has produced in eons
'Five minutes into the future', Joe Nawaz is impressed by the play's ambition but not its scattergun approach
The improvised hip-hop comedy duo miss their chance to trade 'pithy putdowns' with a heckler, but are still 'devilishly funny'
Standing room only at the Grand Opera House, but it's worth it for Derek Jacobi's 'chilling whispers' as the dotard king
Joe Nawaz undergoes 'the ultimate torsion of the old artsy cullions' at the Ormeau Baths Gallery
David Benson cracks open a can of worms in a play Andrew Johnston describes as 'essential'
Caught between confusion and delight, Fionola Meredith enjoys the blend of political incorrectness and slapstick
Can art be made of the world's largest rubbish dump, Rio's Jardim Gramacho?
The illustrated sections are unnecessary, but Beat aficionado James Meredith is impressed nevertheless
The unorthodox comic is a strange mix of the good, the bad - and it gets ugly at the Black Box
Would you like to swipe your 'loyalist card'? The leftie tunesmith brings the funny to the Empire Music Hall
National and international street artists and bands descend on the Ulster Hall for a family-friendly weekend event
Choreographed and directed by Craig Revel Horwood, this production of Chess is light on politics and big on love