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8 gigs and clubs to get to in Cork this weekend

8 gigs and clubs to get to in Cork this weekend

The last fortnight of August is traditionally slim pickings in the Southern capital, but as ever, the city’s musical underbelly has something to serve up for everyone.


Stiff Little Fingers @ City Hall (6pm, €13.50)
Ulster punk icons continue celebrating their fortieth anniversary with a stop at the city’s former big-gig venue, as part of the Great Irish Beer Festival. Early doors for this one, don’t get bitten… once? Support from Cork’s Audible Joes.

Grant-Lee Phillips (9pm, €22.50)
Alt-country troubadour drops by while on tour to launch new long-player The Narrows.


Le Galaxie @ City Hall (6pm, €13.50)
Re-manifesting themselves after an extended period away somewhere in the retro-future, Le Galaxie continue unveiling their next platter of floorfillers, ahead of the album’s release this autumn. Support from The Band Anna.

Ghetto Techno Friday @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €10)
Killekill’s DJ Flush and Cork veteran Jamie Behan come together to create DJ/production duo Cork Bangers. First up? A loving tribute to ghettotech. DJ Assault among others to figure prominently.


Dim the Lights @ The Poor Relation (8pm, €5)
Dublin upstart r.kitt makes his Cork debut on decks as part of the latest Dim the Lights excursion.

Here We Stand @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €5)
BBC ATL- & The Thin Air-approved youngfellas resume ploughing a thankfully unpretentious brand of melodic crossover metal/hardcore, on a big bill that also includes metallers Conjuring Fate, Arjuna’s Eye and the Lonesome Dolemen.


Cuttin’ Heads Collective @ The Vicarstown Bar (4pm, free)
Skratchology, beats and pieces. A no-foolin’ set from the CHC’s core membership to close out a busy summer.

Sunday Times! @ The Bowery (9pm, free)
The residents of Sunday Times hold it down for their summer-closer party, after their eighth-anniversary shindig last month.

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