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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Cork has quietly been coming back into its own over the last two years, outlasting venue issues among other obstacles, thanks to the wholesale efforts of Cork bands, promoters and other music heads. Collective efforts have come to define Leeside music’s near-reboot in that time, with Cuttin’ Heads Collective helping bring the city’s hip-hop scene… Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

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After a hectic run at festivals including Sounds from a Safe Harbour, Cork Culture Night, Cork Midsummer, Townlands Carnival and Mallow Arts festivals, #CorkLovesMusic presents the latest in a series of talk and performance events, designed to open up discussion and provide a place to share ideas in Cork music. On the night of Tuesday… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2017

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Cork-based electronic producer and singer-songwriter Trick Mist or Gavin Murray has released a remix by Phare. The original of his new track ‘Fraction’ which premiered on The Thin Air. The song took inspiration from his travels to India and even includes sounds of an Indian flute, a Bangalore accordion and sounds of traffic which picked up… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2017

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Dublin alternative 4-piece Delorentos will play 4 intimate Irish shows in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick in April. They are set to release a new single  ‘In Darkness We Feel Our Way’ – featuring Richie Egan of Jape is to drop very soon. Tickets go on sale this Friday November 17th from Ticketmaster.ie Dates include: Tuesday April 3rd @… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15TH Left Lane Cruiser @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €12.50) Breaking Bad-featured blues two-piece play upstairs on Caroline Street, touring new album ‘Claw Machine Wizard’ THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16TH Jamnesty @ The Poor Relation (8pm, €5) UCC’s Amnesty International Society puts on a gig in aid of Lesvos Solidarity Open Refugee Camp in Greece. On… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2017

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Dublin-based singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna has released a new track ‘Mario Lanza’ off his forthcoming album set to be released next year. The song is very upbeat and joyful with an underlining sorrowful tone as it reflects his emotions relating to a illness that left his father in a coma for two weeks. My Father, not… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 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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So, that’s official, then: Plugd Records survives and lives to thrive another day, reopening as part of Cork gig venue The Roundy next weekend with a brace of gigs. Since opening in the old Comet Records building on Washington Street in 2001, PLUGD Records has been integral to Cork music. Working extensively with local artists… Read more »

Posted on October 5th, 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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Update: The festival due to take place this weekend was cancelled, “due to roadblocks set in our path.” Scrobarnach Electronic Music and Arts Festival has announced extended details of its third annual instalment, at its new home at Ballindenisk House, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork on August 11th-12th. Taking its name from the Irish for “undergrowth”, the… Read more »

Posted on August 8th, 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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