November is usually a month for staying in and saving the shillings but if I can restrict myself to only going to three gigs this week I will be lucky.
The top two shows on my own personal list this week are one of those rare Interference live performances (The Pavilion on Wednesday) and indie Brooklynites The Antlers released Burst Apart earlier in the year. The latter will be supported by Dublin's Little Green Cars who are seen by many bloggers, music mags etc. to be the next big Irish band and, from the few tracks I have heard so far, I tend to agree.
Late & Live returns to Cyprus later that night (Friday, Nov 18th) with Belfast's Not Squares and Cork's own Zombie Computer teaming up for a night of late, free (if you are in before 12.30am) electro-rock.
All this and I haven't even mentioned Suuns in Cyprus Avenue, The Blanks in Cork Opera House and FreezerRoom's official album launch in The Pavilion. Choice, choice, choice.
Monday, November 14th
The Koubas in The Crane Lane Theatre
Tuesday, November 15th
Suuns in Cyprus Avenue
Protobaby in The Crane Lane Theatre
CIT Battle of the Bands Heat 3 in Cyprus Avenue
The Blanks (a.k.a. Ted's band from Scrubs) in Cork Opera House
Track Dogs in The Crane Lane Theatre
Fireside Sessions featuring Patrick Freeman and guests in Mr. Bradley's of Barrack Street
Paul Tiernan and Interference in The Pavilion
The Field and Walls in Cyprus Avenue
Spunyboy & The Switchers in The Crane Lane Theatre
Antlers and Little Green Cars in Cyprus Avenue
Late & Live (free in before 12.30) featuring Not Squares and Zombie Computer in Cyprus Avenue
DJ Gustaff & Sam Clague in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
Freezer Room (LP launch) in The Pavilion
Scroobius Pip & Band in Cyprus Avenue
Suckerpunch in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
Sunday Sessions featuring Chelsea Crowell in The Pavilion (downstairs)
Black Sun presents: Crank Sturgeon and ID M Theft Able in Plugd Records and Gulpd Café
Bona Fide Federation and Sive in The Slate/Bowery