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21 gigs and clubs to see in Cork this weekend

21 gigs and clubs to see in Cork this weekend


Bokotono @ Fred Zeppelin’s (8pm, €5)
Galway math-rock/post-rockers make their maiden voyage to Cork city, with local proggers Aerialist and Chameleon Fields in support.

The Maes @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8pm, €10)
Melbourne, Australia sister duo’s unending touring takes them out West to Ballydehob on night one of a Leeside excursion.

The Small Glories @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €15)
Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a duo of songwriters from the Canadian Prairies, bring their collaborative project to the Douglas St. venue.

Shareef Keyes and the Groove @ Crane Lane Theatre (10pm, free)
“Funkafied” six piece with Ghostface Killah collab under their belt stop into the Crane during their first Irish tour.


The Silken Same @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8pm, donations)
N9-approved Trad Nua duo play a pass-the-hat show at Ballydehob’s music landmark. Support from Graham Sweeny.

A Scene from JAWS  @ The Friary, Shandon st. (9.30, donations)
Cork post-punk four-piece return from Berlin as part of the Friary’s No Covers series. Support from alt-rockers The Bounty.

Aghori, Joey Molinaro and Ruairi O’Baoghaill @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €7)
An evening of the eclectic and experimental in the red room on Parliament Street, with Waterford drone-metallers Aghori, Galway ritualist Ruairi O’Baoghaill and acoustic black metal alchemist Joey Molinaro.

Two Lions @ Connolly’s of Leap (9pm, €10)
Song, story and spoken word from troubadour Mitchell Slade and collaborators, touring the UK and Ireland from California.

The Maes @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €10)
Melbourne, Australia sister duo’s unending touring takes them through the back room on Douglas Street on night two of a Leeside excursion.

The Magic Numbers @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €20)
Mercury Prize nominees and multi-platinum-selling indie/folk outfit return following a three-year hiatus to tour new album ‘Outsiders’.

The Moonstomp @ The Sextant (9.30, free)
“Munster’s number 1 Mod DJ” Phil Hope joins the bosses Bob Skavna and Ian Fiasco, for an evening of Blue Beat, Ska, Rocksteady, Boss Reggae and Two-Tone on the quays.

Under the Rose @ Dali (10pm, €tbc)
Simone Gatto and Jamie Behan headline the Carey’s Lane venue’s flagship electronic night.


The Songwriters’ Club @ Hollyhill Library (11am, free)
A new-songwriters’ club, open to budding & experienced songwriters of all ages. Info-sharing, networking and live performances at the Northside’s flagship library.

Rowan @ Golden Discs (2pm, free)
Indie-folk youngfellas play the first leg of their EP launch day upstairs in Golden Discs’ Vinyl Lounge floor.

Fairplé Day @ The Corner House (6pm, free)
An open mic for creators and curators of the arts from Irish/folk’s gender-balancing movement, as part of a worldwide programme of events.

Rowan @ Alchemy (7pm, free)
The Rowan lads head up the road to Alchemy on Barrack Street, on part two of their EP-launch jaunt around the city.

Townlands Carnival Battle of the Bands Final @ Crane Lane Theatre (8pm, free)
Among those competing: Cork punks Audible Joes, Limerick DIY outfit Static Vision, Skibbereen funkers The Big Lovin’, Mallow classic-rockers Stay, Macroom winners Cider Wasps, and Britpop-loving Fermoy winners Columbia.

Cork Rocks for Rory @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €10)
The city’s annual tribute to its fondest-remembered blues-rock son, with tributes from Sinnerboy, Mississippi Sheiks and more.

The Minutes @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (9pm, free)
Dublin pop-rockers continue a comeback tour of sorts with a gig at DeBarra’s. Tickets are free, follow the instructions at the link.

Fish Go Deep @ Dali (9pm, €12)
Greg and Shane continue their new residency at the former Pavilion building.


Sundown Sunday @ The Sextant (3pm, free)
Gwada Mike’s open-decks residency at the quayside beer garden rounds off a reggae-heavy weekend.

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