WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22ND Run Down Washington Street @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €8) Corkonian pop/indie lads launch new EP ‘Machines and Slaves’ after three years of solid gigging and supports for the likes of Fangclub. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23RD No Covers @ The Friary (8.30pm, free) Twitch Jr. presents a night of new folk and acoustic-centric tunes…. Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

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The post-Jazz break swings into effect, but Cork’s music scene ticks over. Wednesday November 1st Future – Queer & Feminist Night @ The Poor Relation (8pm, free) The launch of a new breed of club night in the city, as UCC LGBT and Feminist Societies come together to present Future, a safe space for dancing… Read more »

Posted on November 1st, 2017

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It seems like a parody of Corkonian civic pride to talk about how important the Jazz Weekend is to our city, but on several levels, this October Bank Holiday weekend truly is our time amid the bustle of Ireland’s glut of festivals: tens of thousands of revellers from all over the world will converge on… Read more »

Posted on October 23rd, 2017

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Before we dig into the highlights of Cork’s gigging calendar for the weekend, shout-out to Sam and the crew at Connolly’s of Leap, dealing with the wrath of Ex-Hurricane Ophelia and whose events have been postponed owing to same. We’re told they’ll be good to go for October Bank Holiday weekend, great news for those… Read more »

Posted on October 18th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11TH Zolala Klub @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free) The first anniversary of the monthly gathering of the eccentric and eclectic at quayside market cafe Siopa Gan Ainm. On sound duties this month: Diarmait MacCarthaigh. TANK @ The Village Hall (9pm, €5) A wide-ranging series of audiovisual explorations of outsider art in Cork… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2017

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DISCLAIMER: We know that’s there way more on than listed here for Coughlans’ Live Music Festival this week. For obvious reasons, we’re just not listing sold-out shows on top of the frankly preposterous amount of good stuff happening around the gaff. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH Ganglions & Chancer @ The Poor Relation (9pm, €5) A double-dose… Read more »

Posted on September 27th, 2017

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THURSDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER Cassidy Club @ An Spailpín Fánach (8.30pm, €5) Debut single launch gig for brand-new Cork outfit, kicking off early-ish upstairs in the Spailpín. Support from Elaine Malone. Lankum @ DeBarra’s, Clonakilty (9pm, €15) Irish folk explorers play DeBarra’s ahead of their new album’s release as part of Clonakilty Guitar Festival. FRIDAY 22ND… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2017

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The last fortnight of August is traditionally slim pickings in the Southern capital, but as ever, the city’s musical underbelly has something to serve up for everyone. TONIGHT: Stiff Little Fingers @ City Hall (6pm, €13.50) Ulster punk icons continue celebrating their fortieth anniversary with a stop at the city’s former big-gig venue, as part… Read more »

Posted on August 24th, 2017

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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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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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