COMPETITION TIME: We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for No Spill Blood and Horse at Dali (the former Pavilion on Carey’s Lane), happening this Saturday at 8pm. To be in with a chance of grabbing the goods, email your full name to [email protected] with ‘No Spill Blood’ in the subject line!
THURSDAY MAY 10TH
The Mouse Outfit @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €15)
Mancunian hip-hop crew brings the full band over to Caroline Street for a gig, with support from doomsayer Spekulativ Fiktion.
The Electronic Folk @ The Roundy (8.30, €10)
Showcase gig for Cork collective, including new tunes from: Frozen Petals, Kevin J Power, HYPNOTYST, New Paper Boy, Simon MacHale, and Annette Buckley.
Autonomads @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €5)
Manchester dub/ska anarcho-punks head to Parliament Street while on Irish tour, with Captain Hotknives and the Audible Joes in tow.
Jealous of the Birds @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (9pm, €8)
Naomi Hamilton brings her post-punk-inflected folk to Clonakilty after the release of album ‘Parma Violets’.
The Murphy Beds @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €10)
Presenting traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. Support from Anna Mieke.
Sara Ryan @ The White Horse, Ballincollig (9pm, €10)
Acclaimed (and Christy Moore-endorsed) singer-songwriter plays at the Ballincollig folk output. Support from the Vestas.
FRIDAY MAY 11TH
Paranoid Vol. 2 @ The Poor Relation (7.30pm, €5)
The second month of the Poor Relation’s monthly doom/sludge/heft residency continues the night’s support of local heaviness: God Alone, Coroza and the Magnapinna playing live, and DJ Moss on the decks til close.
Cruiser & Land Crabs @ The Roundy (8pm, €tbc)
A double-bill of knuckle-duster DIY, with Limerick four-piece Cruiser joined by Corkonian scuttlers Land Crabs.
Siomhá @ Connolly’s of Leap (8.30pm, €10)
Singer and guitarist melds folk, jazz and neo-soul influences, informed by manouche jazz guitar and her travels around the world.
Jinx Lennon @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €tbc)
Spoken-word veteran takes to stage in the big red room to launch new album ‘Grow a Pair!’. Support from Wasps vs. Humans.
Bedlam Exam Party @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €27.50)
Exam wrap-up party for house/techno heads, with Eats Everything, Luigi Madonna, Wired Deep and more to be announced.
The Moonstomp @ The Sextant (9.30, free)
The boss skinheads land on the moon for another night of ska, two-tone, and rocksteady on the quays.
Depth & Weight @ The Liberty Bar (9pm, €5)
A night of electronic music from Drogheda put together by local promoters Alliance. Happening upstairs in former Cork indie temple The Liberty, at the end of North Main Street.
Mayday @ Church (10pm, €22.50)
A blowout night of commercial electronic music with Richy Ahmed, DJ Deece, Kettama, Deep Blue and many more.
M-NUS Monthly @ Dali (11pm, €tbc)
The beast is back: Eddie Kay’s nightclub has found a new monthly residency upstairs in the former Pav. The bossman headlines the initial edition, with support from K Disconaut and Mitch.
SATURDAY MAY 12TH
No Spill Blood & Horse @ Dali (8pm, €8)
A double-bill of unfettered heft from Sargent House synth-punks No Spill Blood and Corkonian noisemakers Horse marks the new iteration of the Pavilion’s first step into heavier sonic climes.
Mammothfest Best Band Contest Semi-Finals @ An Spailpín Fánach (8pm, €10)
The running is getting close for a coveted spot at Brighton’s Mammothfest metal sojourn this summer, and the last semi-final heat sees God Alone, Grey Stag, Jenova and Archaos contend for the final two places for the 26th’s big finale.
DIY LK Triple-Header @ The Roundy (8pm, €tbc)
Casavettes, TOOMS and Static Vision round up night 2 of an apparent Limerick takeover of the Castle Street home of PLUGD Records.
White Horse Guitar Club @ Connolly’s of Leap (8.30pm, €20)
The in-house band of Ballincollig’s White Horse venue takes an excursion under the hammers.
Restive Nation @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €5)
Dublin electronic rockers headline on Parliament Street, a packed bill that also includes alt-rockers Drift, Demimonde and debuting doom supergroup Mendicant.
Sebi C & Jimmy Penguin @ The Poor Relation (9pm, €7)
One-half of the now-storied Flying Buttresses duo is joined by full-time skratchlord and Street Fighter champion Jimmy Penguin.
New Jackson @ Dali (11pm, €15)
David Kitt’s electronic alter-ego takes to the stage of the former Pavilion, with support from the lads of County Vinyl.
SUNDAY MAY 13TH
Marlene Enright @ Connolly’s of Leap (8.30pm, €10)
Corkonian singer-songwriter continues her endless trajectory of gigs with an excursion to Leap.
Open Mic @ The Friary (8.30pm, free)
Jason J. Fisher and Bubba Shakespeare head up this weekend’s open mic at the biggest little venue in town.