THURSDAY MAY 17TH
Coilguns @ Fred Zeppelin’s (8pm, €7)
Return to Cork for Swiss riff-wielders, with support from BAILER and the now-weekly appearance from post-metal youngsters God Alone.
Too Many Zooz @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €22.50)
New York ‘brass-house’ outfit returns to Cyprus Ave. after a sellout show last year and collaborations with Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks under their belt.
Last Eden @ The Roundy (9pm, €5)
Multi-instrumentalist and Bunker Studio tutor Aileen Wallace brings her Last Eden drone/improv project to the Roundy, with support from MueseuM in a Cork Improvised Music Club presentation.
Join Me in the Pines @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (9pm, €15)
Night one of a Cork excursion for Bell X1 man Dave Geraghty’s electronic pop project.
County Vinyl @ Dali (9pm, free)
The former Pav continues its momentum with a new weekly residency from the County Vinyl boys, after their support slot for New Jackson last week.
FRIDAY MAY 18TH
Townlands Carnival: Battle of the Bands @ The Poor Relation (8pm, free)
Competing for a slot on the Rising Sons stage: The Slut Club, Ghostking is Dead, Audible Joes and Transient Water Bottle.
Townlands Carnival: Battle of the Bands @ Cheers, Fermoy (8pm, free)
Competing for a slot on the Rising Sons stage: Columbia, Pretty Happy, The IV, SlothMan.
Seo Linn @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €10)
Trad takes on pop hits and original compositions, straight out of Coláiste Lurgan’s viral Gaelgóir videos.
Join Me in the Pines @ The Roundy (8.30pm, €10)
A full-band show from the electronic side-project of Bell X1’s David Geraghty.
Under the Hammers @ Connolly’s of Leap (9pm, €10)
Mountainous Riff Club, Colin Deady, and Cara Kursh are among the musical guests at this month’s instalment of Leap’s poetry night.
Under the Rose @ Dali (10pm, €12)
The new Carey’s Lane venue presents #4 of its new techno residency. Tonight: Jon Barry, Darren Li and James O’Carroll.
Elliot Adamson @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €12.50)
Rowdy-bowdy house via the UK, brought to you by Cork collective Bedlam.
SATURDAY MAY 19TH
Soul Funktion @ The Sextant (8pm, free)
Messrs. Fork and Quigley provide soul and related sounds on vinyl in their first excursion since before Xmas.
Fish Go Deep @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, €15)
Greg and Shane continue their residency under the Hammers.
New Valley Wolves @ The Poor Relation (9pm, €10)
Blues-rock outfit continue building a lofty live reputation with support from Italo-Cork duo Order of the Mess and blues buskers Crojayn.
SUNDAY MAY 20TH
Disco é Cultura @ The Vicarstown (4pm, free)
Caribbean and South American tunes on wax, selected by Jeremy Murphy and Mick T-woc, all evening.
Rally for Repeal @ Connolly’s of Leap (6pm, €tbc)
West Cork Together for Yes are holding it down for supporters of the cause with a special gig: Patrick Freeman, Caoilian Sherlock, Elaine Malone, Eve Clague, Matt Hart’s jazz trio, The Starling Song Project, Tessa Perry & Liz Clark, Eugene Brosnan & the Innocent Bystanders, Christine Deady and LOWSIDE performing.
Simone Felice @ Coughlan’s (8pm, €18.50)
New York singer-songwriter hits Douglas Street as part of an Irish excursion in support of new album ‘The Projector’.
While you’re here, check out Red on Red, your writer’s weekly podcast focused on Cork music and the personalities behind it, via Cork’s RedFM. This week’s episode drops tonight at 7pm.
This week on the podcast, we’re talking with Cork music blogger, overblown.co.uk editor and gig promoter Jamie Coughlan (@overblownzine). Chatting about starting a blog, working with others, experimenting with crowdfunding and the work/life balance. Listen, download and subscribe in your favourite podcast software.