WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14TH Zolala Klub #17 @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free) Cork’s home of the eclectic and eccentric returns, and in audio performances this month, Cork-based cellist Eimear Reidy performs live. Rave for Refugees @ An Spailpín Fánach (8pm, €7) Techno, house and electronica, for a worthwhile way to continue your RAG Week odyssey…. Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2018

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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7TH: UCC Battle of the Bands Heat 3 @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €2) Who will join youngbloods Crojayn and Central Hall in the finals? You decide. Metallers Aponym, indie crowd Pretty Happy and Kill ’em Charlie are in the running. THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8TH: UCC Music Department Showcase @ O’Riada Hall, UCC Sunday’s Well… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2018

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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31ST: UCC Music Soc: Battle of the Bands Heat 2 (8pm, €2/free for UCC students) The battles continue upstairs in Cyprus Avenue, after blues outfit Crojayn’s victory last week in the first round. Sparring to join them this week: Sit Still, Centralhall, and Ghostking is Dead. This writer would like to ask new… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2018

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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24TH Rosborough @ The Old Oak (7pm, free) Derry singer-songwriter plays a free evening gig downstairs in the Caroline Street complex that also houses Cyprus Avenue. Currently touring debut single ‘Burn Blue’. UCC Battle of the Bands 2018 @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, free for students/€2) It’s that time of year again, where the… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2018

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THURSDAY JANUARY 11TH Sling Slang! @ The Friary (8.30pm, free) The biggest little venue in the city continues its monthly spoken-word night upstairs in the mezzanine. This week: Stanley Notte, Julie Goo, Kieran Raftery. Podge Lane @ The Brú (9pm, free) That alt-folk troubadour with the hip-hop, comedy and bluegrass influences you ordered is here…. Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2018

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20TH Connolly’s Songbook @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, donations) The third in the ongoing series of rearrangements by local artists of music icons’ best work, this time taking in Leonard Cohen via Saint Caoilian and guests. DJ Wool @ ADVENT (10pm, €TBC) Berlin/Brooklyn DJ & producer DJ Wool breaks out originals and remixes… Read more »

Posted on December 20th, 2017

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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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