FRIDAY AUGUST 18TH: This is How We Fly @ Sirius Arts Centre, Cóbh (7.45, €15) A coming together of members of bands like The Gloaming, The Chieftains, Darol Anger and Gjallarhorn, as well as experiences with interdisciplinary work in theatre, dance and contemporary music. Major Grave @ The Poor Relation (9pm, €7) From Dublin’s first… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Scrobarnach might be out, but the county remains a hotbed of activity this weekend. TONIGHT: Simon Community Fundraiser @ Fred Zeppelin’s (8pm, €3) Young Cork artists line out in the red room upstairs on Parliament Street to raise spons for Simon Community. On the bill: Little Indigo, Drift, Andy Killian. THURSDAY AUGUST 10TH: Hermitage Green… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2017

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THURSDAY AUGUST 3RD: Saint Caoilian @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, €10) The handsomest biy in Cork music brings himself and his band out under the hammers as his world tour continues. Support from Ballydehob native Muireann Levis. GOOD Music @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €5) Stevie G brings Ian Ring in on his shenanigans at the… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2017

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THURSDAY JULY 27TH: Yorkston Thorne Khan @ Coughlan’s Live (9pm, €16) Folk, electronica, jazz and world music come together via critically-acclaimed Domino Records trio, stopping off at Coughlan’s on Irish tour. No Covers @ The Friary (9pm, free) The biggest little bar in Cork city continues supporting new music, with Brother Rabbit, Michele Amico and… Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2017

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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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