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 Head Tour @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €5)
HAWK, BARQ and Harbouring Oceans bring their Big Giant Head Tour through Cork county this weekend, starting with the city on Thursday night.
Cork Improvised Music Club @ Gulpd Cafe (9pm, free)
The CIMC’s weekly improv session continues, concluding Paddy Cullen’s (Altered Hours) residency as curator/bandleader.
Cider Wasps @ Crane Lane Theatre (10pm, free)
Dungarvan alt-rock four-piece stops into the Crane while on national tour for new E.P. ‘Ethereal’.
FRIDAY 31ST MARCH:
Buena Comida Social Club @ Gulpd Cafe (7.30pm, food by reservation only)
Gulpd’s monthly Spanish night continues. Spanish/Irish food including vegan tapas served ’til 11, with music and visuals ’til late.
Guilty Optics, Shardborne & Rory Francis O’Brien @ Fred Zeppelin’s (8pm, €7/€17 with LP)
A release gig for Guilty Optics’ debut LP, ‘Colossal Velocity’, with support from Limerick prog warlocks Shardborne and Ten Past Seven’s Rory O’Brien.
Big Giant Head Tour @ Connolly’s of Leap (9pm, €10)
HAWK, BARQ and Harbouring Oceans jaunt through the West to get out to Leap on the second of two Cork nights.
Tiz McNamara @ Coughlan’s (9.30pm, €10)
Cork singer-songwriter does a hometown lap before the next stage in a career that includes collaborations with Paul McCartney.
SATURDAY 1ST APRIL:
Columbia Mills @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €11)
Dublin indie/electronic lads play Cyprus Avenue after a run of sellouts in Dubland.
No Spill Blood, Jogging & Horse @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €10)
That line-up does exactly what it says on the tin. Massive. Get in early, though – this one will fill up.
Bal Bizarre @ The Friary (9pm, free)
Cork’s biggest little music pub plays host to an April Fool’s masquerade, including a world of tunes from Djing pub landlord Mike d’Arcy.
Denis Sulta @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €16)
Resident Advisor-approved upstart plays Cyprus Avenue for start-up promotion house Solace.
SUNDAY 2ND APRIL:
Happy 70th Birthday Emmylou @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €8 incl. cake)
A special birthday tribute to country icon Emmy Lou Harris featuring collaborations and performances from musicians from all over the Cork scene. Announced yesterday: Caoilian Sherlock.