Best known for his work with the Beta Band, Steve Mason is coming to play a solo show in Dublin in support of his upcoming new album 'Boys Outside'. Mason will play The Button Factory on Saturday April 16th. Tickets priced €17 are on sale now.

Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Steve Cradock will play a solo show at Belfast's Spring and Airbrake on Thursday May 5th. No doubt he'll play music from solo project The Kundalini Target and perhaps some OCS favourites. Tickets priced €14 are on sale now.

Clare Maguire has postponed her upcoming show at The Sugar Club, Dublin, from its scheduled date of March 28th to a new date on April 10th. Having come in fifth place on the BBC's Sound of 2011 list at the beginning of the year, Clare is set to release her debut album 'Light and Dark' tomorrow, Friday February 25th. Original tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date. Tickets are still available from ticketmaster and usual outlet s for €15.

Following the release of their debut album 'Hunger' on Friday, Frankie and the Heartstrings have announced a date in Belfast. The Sunderland indie rockers will play the Black Box on March 1st as part of the Topman CTRL Student Parties tour. Tickets are free for students from

Julian Lynch is to play the latest Harmonic gig at The Workman's Club on June 7th with support from Ducktails and Big Troubles. Tickets priced €16 are on sale now from and usual ticketmaster outlets.

Country duo The Scret Sisters have announced their first headlining Irish date. Sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers will play the Academy 2 on May 18th. Tickets priced €12.55 go on sale tomorrow morning, Friday February 25th at 9am.