TUESDAY JULY 18TH: Saul Williams @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €20) Poet, electronic musician and conceptual artist returns to his regular Leeside haunt to promote new album ‘Martyr, Loser, King’. WEDNESDAY JULY 19TH: Lol Tolhurst @ Crane Lane Theatre (7.30pm, €12) Co-founder of The Cure brings his spoken-word show to the Crane Lane Theatre. Q&A, and… Read more »

Posted on July 17th, 2017

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TUESDAY JULY 11TH: Fleet Foxes @ Cork Opera House (7.30 pm, SOLD OUT) The first of a double-header at the Opera House for the US folk outfit, which filled up in fairly short order. WEDNESDAY JULY 12TH: Zolala Klub #10 @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, donations) The tenth instalment of the quay-bound home of all… Read more »

Posted on July 10th, 2017

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TUESDAY JULY 4TH: Future Islands @ Cork Opera House (7pm, SOLD OUT) From playing to nobody upstairs in Whelan’s in 2009 to filling-up the Opera House: the internet’s favourite band does a victory lap of Ireland, and stops in Cork along the way. WEDNESDAY JULY 5TH: Babylon Fusion @ The Sextant (5pm, free) Bites, booze… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

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So, it’s ‘goodbye for now’ this week for Plugd Records and Gulpd Cafe, with the shop and cafe staying open until Friday. Aside from the below gigs, the shop is having a clearance sale with 20% off vinyl and all CDs down to half-price. Get in and support them while you can. Thank you to… Read more »

Posted on June 26th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 14TH: Zolala Klub #9 @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free) Multi-disciplinary night of the eclectic and esoteric, including a tape launch for Leeside duo Queef, comprised of local multimedia artists Claire Guerin and Laney Mannion. THURSDAY JUNE 15TH: In a bizarre state of affairs, there is nothing in the way of original music… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2017

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TONIGHT: Torcán @ St. Peter’s (7pm, free) Trad nua from Cork-based outfit Torcán, performing at the former Vision Centre to support the video for new single ‘The Singing Stream’. Mitski @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €16) Cork appearance from New York-based outsider indie proponent, in support of sophomore album ‘Puberty 2’.   THURSDAY JUNE 8TH: Live… Read more »

Posted on June 6th, 2017

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Thursday June 1st: Fixity @ Gulpd Cafe (9pm, €10) Having released a third album of new material in the past 12 months (not including concert recordings or full-multitrack studio albums) an all-star local line-up joins drummer Dan Walsh for a Cork Improvised Music Club session. Bank Holiday Weekend: Open Ear Festival @ Sherkin Island (all… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2017

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THURSDAY MAY 25TH Somerisesomefall @ Coughlan’s Live (9pm, €10) Americana with an Irish touch from the Cork folk-rock supergroup, launching new album ‘Some Climb.’ Eve Clague @ The Brú (9pm, free) Cork-based singer-songwriter unveils a setlist of new material at the McCurtain Street venue/hostel. The Fontaines @ Crane Lane Theatre (midnight, free) A double-dose of… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

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WEDNESDAY MAY 17TH Nothing of note musically tonight (chuckle, chuckle), but those so inclined are encouraged to horse into the Friary on Shandon Street at 8pm for a table quiz to benefit Abortion Rights Campaign/The Repeal Project. Tenner for a table of four, a steal at twice the price. THURSDAY MAY 18TH: The Electronic Folk… Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2017

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Win wristband for guaranteed entry to: Nialler9 MusicCork Showcase: Lyra, Le Boom, Ailbhe Reddy, Jack O’Rourke, Kormac @ Cyprus Avenue (7.30pm, free but limited) To enter: Email [email protected] with the gig above in the subject line and include your name in the email. WEDNESDAY MAY 10TH: Zolala Klub @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free) A talk… Read more »

Posted on May 8th, 2017

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THURSDAY MAY 4TH: C Duncan @ Cyprus Avenue (7.30pm, €16) Mercury Prize-nominated Glaswegian composer and collaborators take to stage in support of sophomore album ‘The Midnight Sun’. The Electronic Folk @ Long Valley (8pm, free) Monthly residency for electronic five-piece, with support from singer-songwriter Circuits of Heaven in an electro-acoustic set. FRIDAY MAY 5TH: Saint… Read more »

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 26TH: Sarah-Beth @ Gulpd Cafe (7pm, donations) Cork-based pianist turned ‘alternative singer-songwriter’ performs in a special pass-the-hat gig at Gulpd Cafe. HECK @ Poor Relation (8pm, €10) The wrecking crew formerly known as Baby Godzilla turn up at the Poor Relation to level the place. Last your writer saw of them at Fredz… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 19TH: Joey Dosik @ Cyprus Avenue (8.30pm, €15) Jazz/fusion/soul multi-instrumentalist who started turning heads in this neck of the woods while supporting Wulfpeck. The Bonk @ Connolly’s of Leap (9pm, €10) Phil Christie and his wondrous garage-rock explorations return, launching second single Cipher. THURSDAY APRIL 20TH: The Bonk & Patrick Freeman @ Coughlan’s… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 12TH: Zolala Klub #7 @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free) Performance, talk and art in the latest instalment of the quayside esoterica series, including a musical performance from Johnny Rua on Irish harp. THURSDAY APRIL 13TH: [r]evolution of a sun, Bisect & Hope is Noise @ Fred Zeppelin’s (7.30pm, €8) A special fundraising… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2017

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MONDAY APRIL 3RD: Not music-related, but the Arts & Disability Connect Scheme is having its open day at 3pm at St. Peter’s Church, the former Vision Centre, on North Main Street. Vitally important that the Cork music and arts community is all-inclusive and continues to foster that spirit. TUESDAY APRIL 4TH: Another quiet night for… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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