WEDNESDAY APRIL 26TH:
- Sarah-Beth @ Gulpd Cafe (7pm, donations)
Cork-based pianist turned ‘alternative singer-songwriter’ performs in a special pass-the-hat gig at Gulpd Cafe.
- HECK @ Poor Relation (8pm, €10)
The wrecking crew formerly known as Baby Godzilla turn up at the Poor Relation to level the place. Last your writer saw of them at Fredz a few years back, the guitarist was wearing the drummer’s floor tom as a hat.
- CorkLovesMusic 2: Music & Media @ The Village Hall (8pm, BOOKED OUT)|
Speakers Colm O’Sullivan, The G-Man, Shiv Skirmish and Jamie Coughlan are joined by musical guests Lowli, Spekulativ Fiktion/JusMe and Circuits of Heaven for the second #CorkLovesMusic night, themed around music and media. Keep an eye on the above Facebook page for any last-minute ticket cancellations.
- Wheatus @ The Old Oak (9pm, €10)
Teenage Dirtbag’ popstars turned perma-touring road warriors turn up downstairs from Cyprus Avenue in a big show that’s approaching sellout.
FRIDAY APRIL 28TH:
- Interference @ Cork Opera House (7.30pm, €20)
Right Here, Right Now begins with the legendary Leeside band returning to the Opera House after a sold-out memorial show for Fergus O’Farrell. More guests on vox, happening with the audience joining the band onstage.
- Talos @ Live at St. Luke’s (7.30pm, €20)
Eoin French and collaborators launch Talos’ long-awaited debut long-player ‘Wild Alee’. Strong likelihood of honeyed vocals and minimalist pop. Support from Ryan Vail. Get to see him soon before he disappears from small venues forever.
- Therapy? @ Cyprus Avenue (7.30pm, €20)
The gatekeepers of the Irish underground return to Cork as part of their most extensive tour in years, performing acoustically around the country after album #14, ‘Disquiet’, landed them back on the album charts around Europe.
- Percolator @ Coughlan’s Live (9pm, €10)
Dublin psych/indie/kraut/noise/shoegaze perambulators launch cracking new album ‘Sestra’ in the surrounds of Coughlan’s, with support from The Sunshine Factory.
- Slam @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €17.50)
Glaswegian techno legends visit Cork with Jamie Behan in support. Celebrating 25 years of their influential Soma record label this year, cementing their legacy in UK electronica.
SATURDAY APRIL 29TH:
- Jack O’Rourke & The Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra @ Cork Opera House (7.30pm, €20)
Cork singer-songwriter continues Right Here, Right Now festival with a special set, accompanied by the Opera House’s concert orchestra, and supported by Strung and Anna Mitchell.
- Overhead the Albatross @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €16)
Choice-nominated post-rock sextet follow up their success at the annual awards with a Cork date at Cyprus Avenue. Ladder percussion may or may not follow.
SUNDAY APRIL 30TH:
- Mick Flannery @ Cork Opera House (2.30pm, €20)
‘I Own You’ singer-songwriter performs an intimate show on the stage of the Opera House, with support from songstress Marlene Enright, for Right Here, Right Now.
- Hank Wedel, Greenshine & The Clare Sands Trio (4.30pm, €10)
Coughlan’s Live delivers a folk/Americana triple-bill in line with the venue’s specialities as part of Right Here, Right Now, headlined by Hank Wedel, Mallow’s favourite son and surely the longest-tenured musician on Leeside. Happening in the venue’s Green Room.
- The Súp Trio @ Cork Opera House (7pm, €15)
Cork jazz lads follow their Jazz festival performances and London excursion with an engagement as part of Right Here, Right Now. Happening onstage at the Right Room.
- The Shaker Hymn & Ian Whitty and the Exchange @ Cork Opera House (8.30pm, €10)
A double-bill of indie/pop/psych sentiment with The Shaker Hymn and Ian Whitty plus collaborators in the Opera House’s Green Room.
- Marc O’Reilly & John Blek and the Rats @ Cork Opera House (11pm, €10)
Another double-bill for Right Here, Right Now, this time with John Blek & collaborators sharing the bill with singer-songwriter Marc O’Reilly.
- Daithí @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €12.50)|
Genre-juggling folk/electronica producer brings his live show back to Cyprus Avenue ahead of the release of his ‘Holiday Home’ E.P.
- Shookrah @ Cork Opera House (11.50, €10)
Six-headed progressive soul collective Shookrah close off Right Here, Right Now with a set following the premiere of their latest E.P.