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The 13 best gigs and clubs to see in Cork this week

The 13 best gigs and clubs to see in Cork this week

Mike McGrath-Bryan


Fleet Foxes @ Cork Opera House (7.30 pm, SOLD OUT)
The first of a double-header at the Opera House for the US folk outfit, which filled up in fairly short order.


Zolala Klub #10 @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, donations)
The tenth instalment of the quay-bound home of all things esoterica in Cork sees sound provided by exotica exponent Juergen Schneider.

Fleet Foxes @ Cork Opera House (7.30pm, €40)
The second night of Leeside proceedings for the band, with tickets still available via box office and the usual outlets.

Brightr @ The Brú (7.45pm, free in)
Maudlin feelsiness from Irish soloist on his second Cork excursion, with support/co-headlining from Chris Childs of UK post-hardcore outfit h_ngm_n.


Theo Katzman @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €15)
Vulfpeck vocalist reverts to his rock’n’roll roots with a much-anticipated solo show.

Happy Abandon @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €5)
North Carolinian indie outfit traverses Ireland as part of a crossover between Record Store Day Ireland and US label Schoolkids Records. Cork leg presented by Music Zone, Douglas, support from Small Dose.


Valerie June @ Connolly’s of Leap (8.30pm, €25)
Memphis singer-songwriter, and Bob Dylan’s current favourite, ventures under the famous hammers for the first of two nights in Cork. Support from Tiz McNamara.

Audible Joes @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €5)
Launch of local pop-punks’ second long-player. Support from Cork punk heavyweights Stanton’s Grave (in a rare live outing) and Dublin bog-rockers (!) Turfboy.

See Also


Fish Go Deep @ Connolly’s of Leap (6pm, €13)
A marathon session for Leeside’s house godfathers, with Greg, Shane and Colm behind the decks.

Ian Whitty & the Exchange @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (7pm, pass the hat)
Cork singer-songwriter and accomplices line-out in the back bar of one of West Cork’s musical staples.

Valerie June @ Live at St. Luke’s (7.30pm, €25)
Night two of a headline stint in the county brings the charismatic folk/Americana singer up Summerhill to Live at St. Luke’s, with John Blek kicking off.

DJ Mek @ The Poor Relation (9pm, €7)
One of the founding fathers of Irish hip-hop, Scary Éire cutman DJ Mek takes to the Poor Relation, with the Cuttin’ Heads Collective in tow.

Guilty Pleasure @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, donations)
ARRRRRE YOUUUUUU REEEEEEADY, etc. Live nu-metal tribute in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, featuring members of Shookrah, Lamp, Former Monarchs and more, plus Niamh “New Noise” Hegarty on dex afterwards.

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