Serious contenders for Gig of the Week this week but it has to go to Ryan Francesconi who will perform in the Triskel Christchurch on Friday, July 22nd in Cork.
For more details on the man himself check out the interview with The G-Man published a few weeks back.
Read interview with Ryan Francesconi.
Support on the night will be provided by Dublin's Cian Nugent who has recently released his debut album, Doubles, which is receiving rave reviews and is sure to be a contender for album of the year 2011.
Tickets are priced at €10/€12 which is an absolute steal. Trust me. To see/hear live music in the Triskel Christchurch is worth that price alone. Truly incredible venue and Friday could well be one of 2011's musical highlights. Tickets can be purchased online via the official Triskel website, from the Triskel Box Office itself (located on Tobin Street in Cork City) or from Plugd Records (also located on Tobin Street).
Official Ryan Francesconi Website
Other shows I strongly recommend this week...
July 18th - Monica And The Explosion in The Crane Lane Theatre
July 20th - The Key And The Gate Presents Laura Sheeran (Cork Album Launch), Daphne In The Attic and Hooker No. 1 in The Pavilion
July 21st - LOWmountain in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
July 22nd - Lisa Hannigan, Duke Special and Caoimhin ó Raghallaigh in The Cave (Mitchelstown)
July 22nd - Benjamin Francis Leftwich in Cyprus Avenue
July 23rd - Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow and Caoimhin ó Raghallaigh in The Cave (Mitchelstown)
July 24th - Toy Soldier in An Réalt Dearg
July 22nd - Harmonic Presents Tom Tom Club and Tieranniesaur in Vicar Street
July 22nd - Si Schroeder in The Workman's Club
July 22nd - De La Soul and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in the Button Factory
July 23rd - Beach House and Villagers in Marley Park
July 24th - At The Park Presents Joanna Newsom with guests Bert Jansch and James Vincent McMorrow in Marley Park
Around The Country :
July 18th - Benjamin Francis Leftwich in Dolan's (Limerick)
July 20th - Blondie in The Big Top(Galway)
July 20th - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in Dolan's (Limerick)
July 22nd,23rd and 24th - KnockanStockan Festival featuring Bipolar Empire, Enemies and more at Blessington Lakes (Wicklow)
July 23rd - De La Soul and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in The Big Top (Galway)