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16 gigs and clubs to see in Cork this weekend

16 gigs and clubs to see in Cork this weekend

Mike McGrath-Bryan


Bob Skeleton & Ghostking is Dead @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €5)
Spooky goings-on with a double-bill of DIY pop upstairs in the red room on Parliament Street.

Sarah-Beth @ The Roundy (9pm, €10)
Singer-songwriter and Outsiders Ent collaborator launches single ‘Let Me In’ as part of The Electronic Folk’s residency at the venue. Support from the aforementioned in a collective set.

Riley Pierce @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (9.30pm, €10)
Aussie alt-folker follows Spotify success with a Clonakilty excursion.

Thursdays @ Dali (10pm, free)
Darren Li and Beansy spinning house and techno ’til the wee hours.


Sara Ryan & Emma Langford @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8pm, €tbc)
Singer-songwriters bring their ongoing joint tour to the village pub in Ballydehob.

Nick Kelly @ The Friary (8.30pm, free)
Veteran singer-songwriter in his only Irish gig before flying to Paris to perform at the Centre Culturel Irlandais. Free, booking info at the link.

Rebel Reads Fundraiser @ The Roundy (9pm, €5)
Cork’s left-wing and radical bookshop is now open for memberships ahead of assuming residence in the former Together for Yes HQ. Ahead of that, Roslyn Steer, Tinheart and DJ Lisa Lemur play a fundraiser. Memberships available on the night.

Bear Bojack @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, €10)
Eight-piece collective bring harmonies and alternative edge to folk and soul. Support from Liminals and Searching for Apollo.

My Fellow Sponges @ Brú Bar and Hostel (10pm, free)
Galway lo-fi poppers head out to McCurtain Street’s venue/hostel for a Cork date.

Jon Barry @ Dali (10pm, €10)
Dali regular embarks upon a five-hour house and techno odyssey in the former Pav.

Stevie G’s Summer Heatwave @ Church (10.30pm, €5)
Stevie and the Hot Sauce dance crew continue their series of live shows at Church, with party cuts new and old.


Diffract @ The Roundy (7pm, €5)
A preview of the upcoming Je Nais Sais Quoi all-dayer festival – Diffract DJs are joined by Fionn, DJ X-Pat (Quangodelic), and the exquisitely-named DJ Helicopter Parent (Senita Appiakorang).

Cassidy Club @ The Kino (8pm, €6)
Single launch for ‘Take Me Apart’, happening at the Washington café/bar venue.

Truckstop Honeymoon @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8.30pm, donations)
A travelling family band, melding rock ‘n’ roll with bluegrass and music-hall theatrics.

Vinyl Below @ Dali (10pm, €12)
Vinyl Below residents return for another night at the decks upstairs on Carey’s Lane.

Bellyman Meets Flipside Selekta @ Connolly’s of Leap (10pm, €5)
DJ Rankin’ Bellyman goes back-to-back with Corkonian-Hungarian reggae cartel Flipside Selekta for a party under the hammers.

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