Byline: BRENDAN MCKEOWN & MARK WHYTE
ROCK/POP FRIDAY BELFAST EX-ISLES Ex-Isles is a new collaboration between Belfast-based singer-songwriter Peter Devlin and composer James Joys. Tonight is the launch of their album Luxury Mass. Their sound has been described as 'avant-pop' and to kick off your weekend they want you to 'support brand shiny new music'! Voodoo, 7.30pm, PS7 www.voodoobelfast.com
SUNDAY BELFAST BIFFY CLYRO Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro hit the Waterfront this Sunday and luckily for you there are still tickets available. It's all part of their MTV Unplugged tour which will see the three-piece play a rare full-length acoustic set, rich with favourites from the Biffy catalogue. Expect all the hits and much more. Waterfront Hall, 7pm, from PS37.50 www.waterfront.co.uk
MONDAY BELFAST WOODEN SHIJPS We know it's a Monday night and you might be planning a big weekend but this will be worth heading out at the start of the week for. Wooden Shijps are an experimental rock group, originating in San Francisco. Their sound has been likened to legends such as The Doors and The Velvet Underground. But their sound is unique. The quartet's most recent tracks create a laid back, rich sound that will have you hooked.
Empire Music Hall, 7.30pm, PS15 www.thebelfastempire.com