COMPETITION TIME: We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for The Shacks and Elaine Malone, happening this Saturday at 8pm at Cyprus Avenue (more info below). To be in with a chance of grabbing the goods, email your full name to [email protected] with ‘The Shacks’ in the subject line! THURSDAY MAY 24TH The… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2018

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After years of honing their layered, proggy neo-soul craft, Leeside outfit Shookrah have finally released the debut single from their upcoming debut album. ‘Don’t Wanna Doubt You’ acts a groovy instructional guide to the art of wooing, responding to topical issues of seduction and consent, by imploring the listener to “respectfully woo me”. Vocalist Senita… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2018

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COMPETITION TIME: We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for the Frank and Walters’ performance at the Opera House on Sunday June 2nd, as part of Right Here Right Now. Joined by the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra, this is a unique chance to see Cork indie legends perform with a full 48-piece ensemble, with… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2018

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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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Welsh musician Gruff Rhys has announced a mini-tour of Ireland which will include three dates around the country. His new album Babelsberg is set for release on June 8th on Rough Trade Records which will mark his fifth studio album following on from Set Fire to the Stars which came out in 2016. Irish dates… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 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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After being absent from Cork’s music scene over the past few years, the historic upstairs room in the former Pavilion building on Carey’s Lane reopens tonight as the new location of the former Dali&Gala arts space, simply rechristened Dali @ The Pav. Focusing on all things electronic and alternative, the venue will be a serious… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2018

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After an early wave of announcements that included soul legends Sister Sledge, UK electronic icon Neil Barnes assuming the moniker of Leftfield for a special DJ set, and Waterford festival favourites King Kong Company, Townlands Carnival festival has today announced further additions to its billing. The new Rising Sons stage will play host to artists from… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 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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Following a sell-out launch gig at Cork’s Poor Relation early last week, and a pair of singles that have built serious momentum on streaming services, Leeside electronic outfit Happyalone’s third single ‘bodybags’ sees them begin to expand their sound. The band’s story is an example of how artists can garner serious traction in the streaming… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 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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After a jam-packed debut edition in May of last year, Coughlan’s Live and the Cork Opera House have announced the return of joint weekend festival Right Here, Right Now, from June 1st to 3rd, slated to include a number of performances and events around the historic riverside venue, and its numerous concert and performance spaces…. Read more »

Posted on April 9th, 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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