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17 gigs and clubs to see in Cork this week

17 gigs and clubs to see in Cork this week

Mike McGrath-Bryan


Zolala Klub @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free)
The first anniversary of the monthly gathering of the eccentric and eclectic at quayside market cafe Siopa Gan Ainm. On sound duties this month: Diarmait MacCarthaigh.

TANK @ The Village Hall (9pm, €5)
A wide-ranging series of audiovisual explorations of outsider art in Cork and surrounds for IndieCork, including Limerick sound-artist Alan Massey, Helio León and collaborators, and a live show from Nathan Slattery and collaborators as a prelude to upcoming movie ‘Stoa’.


CineCeoil @ The Poor Relation (7pm, €5)
Early screening of a round-up of Leeside music videos, including efforts from Hope is Noise, John Blek, Joey Ryan, Shookrah, and Fast.Like.Fun. Hosted by Leeside culture veteran Ronan Leonard for IndieCork.

Hope is Noise @ The Poor Relation (9.30pm, €5)
Cork alt-rock institution celebrate twenty years together as part of IndieCork, with the premiere of career documentary ‘Head in the Clouds’, and a full live set. Free in if you’ve paid into CineCeoil.


Freaky Friday w/Word-Up Collective @ PLUGD/The Roundy (8pm, €8)
Dubland-based Word-Up Collective help kick off the formal PLUGD reopening proceedings at the Roundy with a bang: Lakerama, JYellowL, Outsider YP, Felispeaks, Sean X and DJ Aisling O’Riordan feature.

The Moonstomp @ The Sextant (9pm, free)
Selectors Bob Skavna and Ian Fiasco are back behind decks for another instalment of The Moonstomp, out on the decks of quayside venue The Sextant. More ska, reggae, rocksteady and dub in the pub.

Lisa O’Neill @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €16.50)
Singer-songwriter takes another swing into Cork after a busy 2016 that saw her tour Europe, launch her third album and partake in official proceedings marking the 1916 Rising.

The Truth About Irish Hip-Hop @ The Village Hall (10pm, €5)
IndieCork presents a screening of the brand-new documentary that charts the rise of hip-hop in Ireland, followed by live performances from Cork hip-hop heads and, presenting a special all-vinyl set of historic Irish hip-hop, Leeside legend JusMe.

DAX J @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €20)
London DJ, producer and label don stops into Cyprus Avenue alongside Jamie Behan and Epsilon. Tickets getting scarce for this one.


Bhailiú @ The Village Hall (8pm, €5)
A double-dose of live modular-synth/techno action for IndieCork, with Leeside supergroup Bhailiú providing live, improvised techno and Sioraí Geimhreadh man Declan Synnott summoning a wall of sound from his phalanx of live synths.

Robedoor @ PLUGD/The Roundy (8pm, €8)
At the other side of town, LA drone/noise outfit Robedoor continue their first EU tour in three years with a swing into the Roundy for PLUGD weekend. Support from multiple-headed improv beast HEX.

Joe Goddard @ CHURCH (10pm, €15)
Hot Chip man takes to the stage at the Hanover Street venue for a DJ set. Support from Fleece and Block collective member.

Minnie Marley & Jay Ronic @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €8)
Stevie G presents two of Cork’s newest hip-hop/afrobeat talents in a double-headliner show, as Minnie Marley and Jay Ronic each do a solo set, with the Leeside legend keeping ’em busy inbetween sets.


Emma Langford @ The Vinyl Lounge, Golden Discs
Launching new album ‘Quiet Giant’, Limerick singer-songwriter heads upstairs in Golden Discs on Pana for a quick instore, having shared stages with Ron Sexsmith, Declan O’Rourke, Roisín O and Hermitage Green among others.

ooSe @ PLUGD/The Roundy (7pm, €6)
Instrumental, improv organic tech/house machine return to their semi-regular dwellings at a PLUGD event to close off the Roundy/PLUGD weekender. Support from Gadget and the Cloud.

Fresh Volume @ An Spailpín Fánach (7pm, €5)
Triple-header of new music aimed squarely at Cork’s burgeoning international community: French folker/tenor singer Remy, Brazilian folk/bossa man Ian Kelmer and multinational prog-rock enterprise Vice-Versa Direction.

Atlantic Arc Orchestra @ Live at St. Luke’s (7.30pm, €22.50)
Dónal Lunny (Planxty), Pauline Scanlon (Lumiere), Pádraig Rynne (Notify), Jarlath Henderson, Aidan O’Rourke (Lau), Sylvain Barou, Ewen Vernal (Capercaillie) and John Blease, collaborate and fuse Irish, Scottish and Breton musical tradition in the contemporary idiom.

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