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… Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2018

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COMPETITION TIME: We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for No Spill Blood and Horse at Dali (the former Pavilion on Carey’s Lane), happening this Saturday at 8pm. To be in with a chance of grabbing the goods, email your full name to [email protected] with ‘No Spill Blood’ in the subject line! THURSDAY… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2018

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 25TH MusicCork Showcase @ Cork Opera House (8pm, free) Free showcase gig at the Opera House for the MusicCork conference. Hermitage Green, The Strypes, Stephanie Rainey and Fontaines D.C. performing. Tickets still available at the link. Slacker Club Night @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, free) BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart keeps the proceedings running… Read more »

Posted on April 25th, 2018

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THURSDAY APRIL 19TH Gorilla Troubadour @ Fred Zeppelin’s (8pm, €5) Dublin funk-rockers launch debut single ‘The Apple Truck’ with a gig upstairs in the red room on Parliament Street. Support from Ghostking is Dead. Cassidy Club & Regroovanation @ The Kino (8pm, €6) Cork indie-poppers are joined at the Kino by Meath funkers Regroovanation for… Read more »

Posted on April 18th, 2018

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COMPETITION TIME: The Nialler9 Cork Gig Guide has three pairs of tickets to give away for Fangclub and Mindriot MT this Saturday at Cyprus Avenue (more info below)! To be in with a chance to win, simply email [email protected], subject header: ‘Fangclub Tickets’. WEDNESDAY APRIL 11TH #CorkLovesMusic @ Cafe Oasis, UCC Student Centre (8pm, free)… Read more »

Posted on April 12th, 2018

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 4TH Theo Katzman & Four Fine Gentlemen (8pm, €17.50) Vulfpeck’s guitarist/singing drummer goes it alone for his rock’n’roll project, touring 2017 album ‘Heartbreak Hits’. THURSDAY APRIL 5TH Federico Albanese (7.30pm, €21) Italian pianist and ambient composer Federico Albanese tours his new album around Europe, bringing him to the Triskel. Cider Wasps @ Fred… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2018

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 28TH: CIT Battle of the Bands Final @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €3) Red Sun Alert, Archáos, Sly Green Sky and The Slut Club battle it out for the CIT Music Society throne for 2018. THURSDAY MARCH 29TH: Gael Linn 65th Anniversary Comóradh @ The Imperial Hotel (8pm, €15) Déanfar ceiliúradh ar 65 bliain… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2018

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THURSDAY MARCH 22ND Footnotes @ An Spailpín Fánach (7pm, €5) The Footnotes residents are joined by Out of Space maestra Aoife O’Neill and Lower Your Expectations resident Paul Byrne for a night of dancing upstairs in the South Main Street venue. Lee “Scratch” Perry @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €22.50) The Upsetting Upsetter takes a break… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2018

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 14TH Zolala Klub @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free) The home of the eclectic by the Lee returns. This month’s sound performance is led by Antakya Remains, a duo comprised of Taf Hassam and Dan Guiney. CIT Battle of the Bands Heat 2 (8pm, €3) The second round of CIT Music Soc’s royal… Read more »

Posted on March 14th, 2018

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 7TH: CIT Battle of the Bands Heat 1 @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €3) With Finbarr’s campus winding up its annual band-battles, it’s CIT’s turn to present the best of young Cork music. Tonight: Skies Behind, The Slut Club and Tree House Plan. BOB LOG III @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (9pm, €6) Blues/garage freakbot… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2018

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PLEASE NOTE: The gigs listed below may possibly be subject to change or postponement owing to the current weather conditions. Please check the venue website or Facebook events for each gig for updates. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH Amnesty International/SVP Fundraiser @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €6) Charity gig upstairs in the Caroline Street venue, in the midst… Read more »

Posted on February 28th, 2018

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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21ST UCC Battle of the Bands – FINAL @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €4) It’s the finals of UCC’s hard-fought band contest. This year’s finalists: blues lads Crojayn, prog-metal four-piece Aponym, and indie lads Centralhall.  THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND David O’Doherty @ The Everyman (8pm, €22) The biggest man with the flashest keyboard does a… Read more »

Posted on February 21st, 2018

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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14TH Zolala Klub #17 @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free) Cork’s home of the eclectic and eccentric returns, and in audio performances this month, Cork-based cellist Eimear Reidy performs live. Rave for Refugees @ An Spailpín Fánach (8pm, €7) Techno, house and electronica, for a worthwhile way to continue your RAG Week odyssey…. Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2018

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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7TH: UCC Battle of the Bands Heat 3 @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €2) Who will join youngbloods Crojayn and Central Hall in the finals? You decide. Metallers Aponym, indie crowd Pretty Happy and Kill ’em Charlie are in the running. THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8TH: UCC Music Department Showcase @ O’Riada Hall, UCC Sunday’s Well… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2018

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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31ST: UCC Music Soc: Battle of the Bands Heat 2 (8pm, €2/free for UCC students) The battles continue upstairs in Cyprus Avenue, after blues outfit Crojayn’s victory last week in the first round. Sparring to join them this week: Sit Still, Centralhall, and Ghostking is Dead. This writer would like to ask new… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2018

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