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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WEDNESDAY 29TH MARCH: CIT Battle of the Bands Final @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €2) The winners of the last few weeks’ heats face off for the year’s CIT Music Soc championship, plus recording time in Blackwater Studios. Aponym, Red Sky Planes, Kill ’em Charlie and Beautiful Corruption all line out. THURSDAY 30TH MARCH: Big Giant… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2017

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TUESDAY MARCH 21ST: Tunesday @ Mr. Bradley’s (9.30, free) At last – a regular filler for the early-week slot of the gig guide. While it’s a crying shame the newly-outfitted Bradley’s is no longer amenable to the harsh/leftfield sounds that established its reputation, any residency for Cork artists is a good one. Tonight: bluegrass from… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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TUESDAY MARCH 14TH John Spillane @ An Seomra, Midleton (7pm, €15) The latest in the Skylark series of intimate events in Midleton is headlined by erstwhile Leeside singer-songwriter John Spillane. WEDNESDAY MARCH 15TH CIT Battle of the Bands @ Cyprus Avenue (8.30pm, €2) The second heat of CIT Music Soc’s band competition sees four more… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2017

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MONDAY MARCH 6TH & TUESDAY MARCH 7TH: Nothing at all in terms of original tunes on either of these days. Quieter about town than usual… WEDNESDAY MARCH 8TH: GASH Collective International Women’s Day Party (6.00pm, donations) An early start on a school night for a massive celebration of women in Cork music, fundraising for Abortion… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 27TH: No original music in town tonight (as usual – an admittedly small gap in the market that no-one with a small space sees fit to exploit), but keep an eye on Coughlan’s Live’s social media for details of a very special announcement today… TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH: Dinosaur @ Triskel Arts Centre (8pm,… Read more »

Posted on February 27th, 2017

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