WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22ND
Run Down Washington Street @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €8)
Corkonian pop/indie lads launch new EP ‘Machines and Slaves’ after three years of solid gigging and supports for the likes of Fangclub.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23RD
No Covers @ The Friary (8.30pm, free)
Twitch Jr. presents a night of new folk and acoustic-centric tunes. On the bill: Nick Pickett, Siofra FitzGerald, and Atlas Zero.
Lowlek @ CHURCH (10pm, €8)
Cork alt-funk collective bring their wares to the still-fresh stage of the Hanover Street venue.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH
Ye Vagabonds @ Live at St. Luke’s (7.30pm, €18)
Folk/Americana brothers MacGloinn and collaborators continue the launch of their self-titled debut album at Live at St. Luke’s, following Dublin and Carlow album dates last month.
Shawn James & The Shapeshifters @ The Poor Relation (8pm, €10)
Delta bluesman and his backing band stop by the Poor Relation. As featured in Sony’s trailer for their upcoming PlayStation blockbuster ‘The Last of Us 2’.
Aponym @ Fred Zeppelin’s (8pm, free)
Cork prog-metallers make their headlining debut in the red room upstairs in Parliament Street’s rock reliable (recently marking twenty years of service!), off the back of recent EP ‘Deus Incognitus’. Support from alt-rock cephalopods The Magnapinna and sludgers Coroza.
County Vinyl @ The Roundy (9pm, free before 10pm/€3 after)
Darren Kelly of VINYL BELOW takes the wheels of mechanised steel for this month’s installment of County Vinyl. Afro, house, disco and electro ’til close of play.
Bastardo Electrico 15th Anniversary @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €17.50)
Ireland’s longest running techno night, Bastardo Electrico, celebrates 15 years of gigs, from the back-bar of Sir Henry’s on Thursday nights, to bringing US producer/DJ DVS1 to Cyprus Avenue. Support from Theologue and BE founder Jamie Behan.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH
Rodriguez Night @ The Friary (7.30pm, free)
A screening of ‘Searching for Sugar Man’, a documentary on protest singer Rodriguez and his unlikely unearthing among South African tape bootleggers. South African drinks at the bar for a flourish.
Lankum @ The White Horse (8pm, €25)
Trad/folk revivalist four-piece come back to Cork as part of a victory lap following the release of stunning new album ‘Between the Earth and Sky’.
Strange Brew Takeover @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, €15)
Gugai McNamara leads his troupe into the madness of the Wild West, as the Galwegian alt/indie night goes under the hammers. That lineupin full: Daithí, SlowPlaceLikeHome, Elaine Mai and Paddy Hanna alongside Gugai on decks.
Zealot Cult @ Fred Zeppelin’s (8.30pm, €5)
Limerick death-metal traditionalists take their weaponry to Fredz, with support from Cork black-metallers Demeter and young prog-metallers God Alone.
Open Night @ Dali & Gala (8pm, free)
A brand new arts and music space out on the Marina is opening up on a members-only basis. More information and such on the night, as well as food, booze, live tunes and the opening of a new exhibition of Irish visual art.
Low Steppa @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €15)
House favourite and electronic radio regular Low Steppa comes to Cyprus Avenue on Irish tour, alongside House of Virus and DJ Ides.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26TH
Stephanie Rainey @ Cyprus Avenue (3pm & 8pm, both gigs €15)
East West Records-signed singer/songwriter does double-duty at Cyprus, including a matinee all-ages gig, off the back of major-label debut single ‘100 Like Me’.
Lankum @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, €20)
The band formerly known as Lynched continue touring their new long-player with a journey beyond the Leap and out to Connolly’s.
Sunday Times @ The Bowery (9pm, free)
The Sunday Times residents are joined on the (now closed-roof) rooftop bar at the Bowery. Joining the residents: Subject/All City Records’ Lee Kelly, aka Sage.
Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €16.50)
“One of America’s premier fiddling talents” (according to Mother Jones mag) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song brings his new band into Coughlan’s as part of an Irish swing.