WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21ST UCC Battle of the Bands – FINAL @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €4) It’s the finals of UCC’s hard-fought band contest. This year’s finalists: blues lads Crojayn, prog-metal four-piece Aponym, and indie lads Centralhall.  THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND David O’Doherty @ The Everyman (8pm, €22) The biggest man with the flashest keyboard does a… Read more »

Posted on February 21st, 2018

Tags:

Artists:

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

Tags:

Artists:

First Cut and Feel Good Lost are calling out for young filmmakers aged between 18-23 to submit their work for the 2018 Youth Music Video Competition. This will be the third edition of the competition. To enter: Email [email protected] before 5pm February 28th, details on the application are on Firstcutfilmfestival.com. Five filmmakers will be selected… Read more »

Posted on February 12th, 2018

Tags:

Artists:

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

Tags:

Artists:

Aiken Promotions have announced that Kraftwerk, Chic, Gavin James and Jack Johnson will place at the Marquee in Cork this summer. Dates: Gavins James – June 16th Chic featuring Nile Rodgers – June 17th Jack Johnson – July 2nd Kraftwerk – July 11th Tickets for Live at the Marquee are available from Ticketmaster.ie.

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

Tags:

Artists: , , ,

Limerick-born and Cork-based, Elaine Malone has spent the better part of the last two years tirelessly plying her psych/folk-laden trade around the city’s venues, becoming something of a fixture on gig billings around the city. This weekend, she’s the opening act of this year’s Quarter Block Party festival, and to mark the occasion, has released… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2018

Tags:

Artists:

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

Tags:

Artists:

Cork singer-songwriter Brian Deady has released a series of great singles drawing from Americana, gospel, blues and soul with tracks like ‘Say When’ and his album Non-Fiction. ‘Eloise’ is another marquee stomper from the man who has been growing into his own role with confidence. “Eloise is about following your heart, about pursuing your dreams… Read more »

Posted on January 26th, 2018

Tags:

Artists:

After being announced this week for It Takes A Village festival, Ghostking Is Dead, a project led by Corkonian musical polymath Matthew Corrigan, has dropped its latest extended-player, Sweet Boy, led by dry-humoured, reverb-laden pop highlight ‘Cast Iron’, streaming as part of the EP below. The release treads new ground for Corrigan, after doing the… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2018

Tags:

Artists:

Cork Sound Fair, a new non-profit arts and music event, happens in Cork city on March 23rd and 24th in the dual venues of St Peter’s Church and Cork City Gaol. Announced late last year, the festival’s aim is to give local and international artists a platform to showcase experimental sound, through installations and live… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2018

Tags:

Artists:

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

Tags:

Artists:

One of Cork’s lesser-known musical success stories is Robert O’Halloran, a beatmaker better known in Irish hip-hop circles as Jar Jar Jr. (or jar jar jr, as the kids say). Assembling jazzy, lo-fi beats of the old-school persuasion, O’Halloran’s traversion of “the Rhodes less travelled”, to coin his own phrase, has led to a dedicated cult… Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2018

Tags:

Artists: ,

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

Tags:

Artists:

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

Tags:

Artists:

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

Tags:

Artists: