FRIDAY JANUARY 17TH
Lee Fields and the Expressions @ Live at St. Luke’s (8pm, €28.16)
World-travelled soulman continues a career revival with a gig at the Northside’s sonic temple.
Quangodelic @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €tbc)
Corkonian funk phalanx makes a stop upstairs in the red room on Parliament Street (see what they did?) as part of a January jaunt around the country.
AMR: Techno All Night @ Dali (11pm, €tbc)
A night that does what it says on the tin, at the former cinema on Carey’s Lane.
SATURDAY JANUARY 18TH
Lugosi @ Fred Zeppelin’s (8pm, €5)
A night of horror-movie punk awaits upstairs in a venue custom-made for ‘red room’ references, as Dublin outfit Lugosi take stage alongside Corkonians Screams from the Attic and Audible Joes.
The Flavours @ Crane Lane Theatre (9pm, free)
An EP launch at the Phoenix Street venue for the local indie-soul outfit.
The Service @ Coughlan’s (10pm, free)
A January excursion from Cork’s ska veterans, in the intimate back room of the Douglas Street bar.
Under the Rose: Bleaching Agent @ Dali (11pm, €10)
Dali booker Hope Alo’s regular techno residency returns, this time featuring mystery producer and selector Bleaching Agent.
SUNDAY JANUARY 19TH
Sandra McShane @ The Friary (8pm, free)
And your writer quotes: “Sandra McShane: direct descendant of the McShanes of Ulster, and aunt to Lovejoy. She possesses the authority to speak, and announce the wretched truths that your mere ears will feel like they have been screwed by the spear of the divine princessness. You are gonna feel like your eyes are listening and your ears can’t unsee it.”
Luunah @ Coughlan’s (8pm, €8)
Sarah-Beth and crew continue their alt-pop excursions around the venues of Cork with an intimate gig at the Douglas Street backroom.