, 42 gigs and clubs to see in Cork over the holiday season

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19TH

THURSDAY DECEMBER 20TH

FRIDAY DECEMBER 21ST

SATURDAY DECEMBER 22ND

SUNDAY DECEMBER 23RD

  • No Covers SVCC Pre-Busk @ Oliver Plunkett Street (2pm, donations)
    Artists involved in tonight’s Undivided fundraiser for Sexual Violence Centre Cork hit the city’s main busking drag, to bring their originals to the people amid the chaos of peak Xmas shopping panic. Proceeds to SVCC.
  • Undivided: Sexual Violence Centre Cork Fundraiser @ Cyprus Avenue (6pm, €10)
    If there’s one must-see gig this season, it’s fifteen of Cork’s best and brightest bands, artists, producers and DJs in one spot, all for Sexual Violence Centre Cork and promoted/organised by ten (!) local promoters, an unprecedented scale of collaboration for Cork music in modern times. The lineup: The Altered Hours, Cuttin’ Heads Collective, Stevie G, Horse, Elaine Malone, Gadget and the Cloud, Vicky Langan, Arbraz, Laurie Shaw, Dim the Lights, Cara Kursh, Any Joy, Aisling O’Riordan, Red Sun Alert, Agnes & Him and Twitch Jnr.
  • Dim the Lights @ Dali (7pm, €tbc)
    An early party for Paul and Gilly, with disco and boogie-friendly tunes ’til 12.

MONDAY DECEMBER 24TH

Nothing, apparently. Odd enough, actually, considering there’s usually a few people working in retail, pubs and the like that rightly need to blow off steam someplace.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 25TH

The Crane Lane is apparently *not* opening at midnight tonight, as has been done the last few years. So, there ye are, now.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26TH

  • The Light Runners @ Crane Lane Theatre (9pm, free)
    Hard-hitting roots reggae featuring members of renowned soukous bands Zaiko Langa Langa and OK Jazz, just off the release of debut record ‘War and Migration’.
  • Stephens’ Day @ Dali (9pm, €tbc)
    Three Dali residents, Jon Barry, Gary Fitz and Philip Deasy, join forces for the venues’ Stephens’ Day special, with house, techno and bass ’til close.
  • 5lowershop Soundsystem @ The Kino (8pm, €8)
    Cork-based soundsystem welcomes aboard a diverse crew of local DJs spinning everything from breaks, ragga and jungle to techno and IDM, to mark its twentieth anniversary to the day.
  • Talos @ Connolly’s of Leap (8.30pm, €15)
    Having co-headlined the Jazz and released his major-label debut this year, Eoin French and collaborators end the year with their second live date under the hammers this season, following a sellout on the 30th.
  • The Tan Jackets @ Crane Lane Theatre (midnight, free)
    Cork city supergroup comes together to mark the legacy of proto-punk and sixties psychedelia, including Saint Caoilian and members of The Altered Hours, O Emperor, Fixity, The Great Balloon Race and Une Pipe.

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MONDAY DECEMBER 31ST

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