Win wristband for guaranteed entry to:
- Nialler9 MusicCork Showcase: Lyra, Le Boom, Ailbhe Reddy, Jack O’Rourke, Kormac @ Cyprus Avenue (7.30pm, free but limited)
To enter: Email [email protected] with the gig above in the subject line and include your name in the email.
WEDNESDAY MAY 10TH:
Zolala Klub @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free)
A talk on cheese, performative stream-of-consciousness children’s stories, visual art, and a performance of ambient drone from Small Town Disco affiliates MuseeuM rounds out another line-up of the interesting and otherwise obscure at the Zolala Klub.
MusicCork Opening Showcase @ Cork Opera House (8pm, free)
Talos, fresh from releasing debut album ‘Wild Alee’, is the centre of the opening-night showcase for the MusicCork symposium, alongside Columbia Mills, Callum Stewart and the Coronas.
THURSDAY MAY 11TH:
Nialler9 MusicCork Showcase: Lyra, Le Boom, Ailbhe Reddy, Jack O’Rourke, Kormac @ Cyprus Avenue (7.30pm, free but limited)
The bossman curates a line-up of independent Irish music for MusicCork, including Le Boom, Ailbhe Reddy & Cork singer/songwriters Jack O’Rourke and LYRA. DJ Kormac afterwards.
IMRO MusicCork Showcase @ Triskel Christchurch (7.30pm, free)
Irish music rights body presents its MusicCork showcase event in the surrounds of the Christchurch cathedral. Jafaris, Super Silly, Cry Harridan and Little Hours appear.
MusicCork Curated Showcase @ Crane Lane Theatre (7.30pm, free)
BARQ, Fangclub, Rob Burch and Alex & Echoes comprise the festival’s own hand-picked showcasing artists, over at the Crane Lane for an early show.
Cyprus Avenue MusicCork Show @ Old Oak (8pm, free)
Cork’s busiest venue pick their faves for a second show, downstairs at the bar of the Old Oak. Cork pop-punks the Audible Joes, Heroes in Hiding and Ryan McMullan join recent major-label signees Gypsies on the Autobahn.
Paul Tiernan @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €10)
Interference member, one-time Morcheeba collaborator and soundtrack featuree on teen classic Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, launching his seventh solo long-player. Sad-folk awaits.
FRIDAY MAY 12TH:
Maritime Festival Fundraiser @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8pm, pass-the-hat)
Ballydehob’s annual maritime and folk music festival is fundraising ahead running with most events entirely free from June 16th-18th.
Perc @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €16)
Local disc jockeys Jamie Behan and Olan Cahill support world-travelled techno stalwart PERC as part of a special warm-up show for August’s Scrobarnach festival.
SATURDAY MAY 13TH:
The Lace & Ines Khai @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, €12)
FéileAfrica present an eclectic bill of world fare, including Congolese gig veterans The Lace and Kreyol blues vocalist Ines Khai. DJ Phil B (Limpopo Club, London) spins records before, between and after sets.
Vinyl Below @ The Sextant (8pm, free/lateness tax €5 after 10pm)
The Vinyl Below regulars climb aboard the deck of the quayside beer garden in the runup to dates in Berlin this summer, with a new audiovisual show in tow.
DJ Haus @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €10)
Faux-Teutonic house antics from RinseFM regular and Boiler Room featuree DJ Haus, courtesy of the folks at Fleece.
SUNDAY MAY 14TH:
Generic People’s Disco Brunch @ Sober Lane (11am, free)
DJ, producer and songwriter Eamonn Barrett headlines this weekend’s episode of Disco Brunch, the latest in a series of Homeric disc-selecting epics. Last one went on for twelve hours.
Vinyl Love for Repeal @ Gulpd Cafe (2pm, free)
One day, eight venues across Ireland and the UK. Rebels for repealing are asked to attend, with dancing shoes, for an all-day engagement.
(THAT ROSTER IN FULL: Aisling O’Riordan (Quarter Block Party), Dan Walsh (Fixity), Joe Kelly (Live At St. Luke’s), Grandmunch (Humans of The Sesh), Stevie G (Vinyl Love), Senita Appiakorang (Shookrah), ELLLL (GASH Collective), Eddie Kay (M-nus), Albert Twomey (plugd, Penske, @sh1talbertsays on Twitter), Elaine Howley (The Altered Hours), Caoilian Sherlock (The Shaker Hymn, Quarter Block Party), Vicky Langan (Black Sun), Darren Keane (Not Earth), Eilís Collins (performance artist), Roslyn Steer (Morning Veils), Mike McGrath-Bryan (smiling politely), Gilbert Steele (Keep on Jumpin’), Lisa O’Flynn (BDSM Cork), and Jim Horgan (plugd).)