Friday, October 28, 2011

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band


One last post before I go jazzing. You heard me right. Jazzing all over the place I will be from 6pm until late on Halloween night.*

Don't forget to check out the gig guide by clicking here. It may prove to be handy for those peeps with smart-phones instead of those pesky newspaper pullouts. Great to see the Triskel getting a good solid mention over on the Irish Times too (see here).

These guys will be ripping it up on Sunday afternoon in the Crane Lane (site seems to be down for some reason) at 3pm and I will be quite surprised if they are not fecking deadly. The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.

*Optimism and energy levels may make this statement completely obsolete come Monday morning

www.bigdamnband.com

Bombay Bicycle Club upgrades and additional dates


The demand for Bombay Bicycle Club has been so great that the band have had to add a second Dublin date (they will now play Vicar Street on December 5th AND 6th). On top of that the Cyprus Avenue show in Cork has been upgraded to The Savoy.

The G-Man Playlist Of The Day : Jazz Special


What better way to kick off the Cork Jazz weekend than with a bumper playlist with videos from twenty artists who will perform on Leeside over the next few days.

Still not sure what venues/bands to check out? Click here for a G-Man Jazz gig guide.

Happy jazz everybody!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Another Honest Jon's Chop-Up!


On Friday night Damon Albarn will lead a collection of seriously talented individuals out to a sell-out crowd in Cork's Savoy Theatre . Tickets have been sold out for weeks for the October 28th performance so I thought I would post that tickets are still available for the band(which is comprised of Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, afrobeat legend Tony Allen, the astounding Fatoumata Diawara and more)'s date in Vicar Street.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cork Jazz Festival


This weekend is the October bank holiday weekend and that can mean only one thing : the Cork Jazz Festival is upon us once again. And the rain has even turned up early this year to be sure of a good seat!

Whether you hate jazz or love it there is a little somethin' somethin' for everyone this weekend. The official festival runs from Friday October 28th until Monday October 31st. Unofficially the city begins to liven up on a Wednesday. Please see below for a comprehensive listing of what is happening this weekend.

I have listed gigs by price to help the more financially challenged (such as myself) plan a cheap yet entertaining course of action.

Wednesday, October 26th



Mick Flannery & Band in The Pavilion - €20
Hayseed Dixie in Cyprus Avenue - €18
Blue Note Sessions in The Roundy - €5 (9pm)
Trans Fatty Acids in The Crane Lane - FREE (11.30pm)
Paul Fenton & The Phantoms in Mr. Bradley's of Barrack Street - Free
The Lee Sessions featuring the Céilí Allstars in An Realt Dearg - Free (9.30pm)

Thursday, October 27th



The Selecter featuring Pauline Black & Gaps Hendrickson and The Naildrivers in The Pavilion - €20 (9pm)
Royseven in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (8pm)
Jazzsteppa in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (11pm)
Bangsambra in The Crane Lane - FREE (11.30pm)
Aaron Geary in Brú Bar - Free (9.30pm)
Liz Clark and Cross Pollination in The Roundy - FREE (9pm)
Agitate The Gravel and Slugbait in An Realt Dearg - Free (9pm)
G.I.M.P. followed by DJ Ian Richards in The Slate - FREE (8pm)
Anita Williams & Rouge in Glucksman Gallery (UCC) - FREE (6pm)

Friday, October 28th


Another Honest Jon's Chop-Up! in The Savoy - €35 SOLD OUT (9pm)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in The Pavilion - €20 (11pm)
Double bill - Bobby Watson Allstars and Linley Hamilton Quartet in Triskel Christchurch - €20 (8.30pm)
Cork Jazz Festival Club featuring Nato Jazz Orchestra, Anita Williams & Rouge, Valdman Four, Dave Murphy Trio, Swingin' Blue Cats, OhNo Jazz Band and more in the Metropole Hotel - €15 (8pm)
Boxset - Palooka in Triskel Christchurch - €10 (11pm)
Kormac in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (11pm)
Sh!tmat and DJ Scotch Egg in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (8pm)
Zeppo in Imperial Hotel - Free (12pm)
Jazz Freaks in The Weir Bar - FREE (11pm)
Wall Street Thieves in Imperial Hotel - Free (11pm in Pembroke Bar)
G.I.M.P. in Brú Bar - Free (10.30pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (10.30pm)
Rob Strong & Band in Door 51 - Free (10pm)
The Hot 8 Brass Band in The Bodega - Free (10pm)
Two Time Polka in Mr. Bradley's of Barrack Street - Free (10pm)
Brian Hanlon Band in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm)
Ray O'Mahoney Quartet in An Spailpín Fánach - Free (9.30pm)
Hope Is Noise in Fred Zeppelins - Free (9pm)
Souldriven in The Crane Lane - FREE (9pm)
Booty Band in The Woodford - Free (9pm)
Fred with special guest Julie Feeney in The Slate - FREE (8pm)
The Papa Zitas in The Weir Bar - FREE (8pm)
Kings Go Forth in The Bodega - Free (8pm)
Anita Williams & Rouge in Clarion Hotel - Free (8pm)
Skazz in Imperial Hotel - Free (8pm)
G.I.M.P. followed by DJ Ian Richards in The Slate - FREE (8pm)
Laoise O Hanlon Quartet in Scott's - FREE (7pm)
Beat and Blow in The Bodega - Free (6pm)
Buck Taylor in The Woodford - Free (6pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (4.30pm)
Chester City Jazzband in Imperial Hotel - Free (5.30pm)
Dave Murphy Trio in Clarion Hotel - Free (4.30pm)

http://www.flynnhotels.com/Imperial_Hotel_Cork/Location/Top_10/Guinness_Jazz_Festival

Saturday, October 29th


Double Bill: Pee Wee Ellis & His Funk Assembly and DJ Grandmaster Flash in The Savoy - €35 (9pm)
Harlem Gospel Choir in Cork Opera House - €31 (8pm)
Double Bill: Bill Evans' Soulgrass with special guest Randy Brecker and Kyle Eastwood Quintet in Everyman Palace - €30 (8.30pm)
Cork Jazz Festival Club featuring The Jive Aces, Beat 'n' Blow, The Booty Band, Ric Yarborough QT, The Committed, Anything Goes, Harry Connolly, Bruce Barth Trio and more in the Metropole Hotel - €25 (8pm)
Double bill - Stanley Jordan and Ian Shaw Group in Triskel Christchurch - €20 (8.30pm)
Double bill - Trygve Seim & Frode Haltli and Jazz Crimes in Triskel Christchurch - €20 (3pm)
Singing Nina (Simone) with Karen Underwood & Band in Half Moon - €16/€12 (8.30pm)
Boxset - WoWos New York Sextet in Triskel Christchurch - €10 (11pm)
Daft Funk and De_Mau5 in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (11pm)
Brassroots and Avatar in The Pavilion - €10/€5 before 9.30pm (8pm)
Siomha Brock in Imperial Hotel - Free (12.30am in Pembroke Bar)
She's Electric in Imperial Hotel - Free (12am)
Zoot Serious & The Bellyful of Bop in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm in Main Area)
The Candidates in The Weir Bar - FREE (11pm)
Wiggle in Brú Bar - Free (10.30pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (10.30pm)
Double Time in Imperial Hotel - Free (10.30pm in Pembroke Bar)
Kings Go Forth in The Bodega - Free (10pm)
Bangers & Mash in An Realt Dearg - Free (10pm)
Empirical in The Crane Lane - FREE (10pm)
Zeppo in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm)
Chester City Jazz Band in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm in Main Area)
Ray O'Mahoney Quartet in An Spailpín Fánach - Free (9.30pm)
Swamp Stompers in The Woodford - Free (9pm)
Pat Elgart in Clarion Hotel - Free (9pm)
Terzij De Horde, Five Will Die and Gacys Threads in Fred Zeppelins - Free (9pm)
Balkan Boom in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (9pm)
Maksy, Eoghan O'Mahony and Big Daddy Can in The Vicarstown Bar - FREE (9pm)
Mystery gig from a Cork Jazz headliner and Leaflog in Cyprus Avenue - FREE (8pm)
The Hot 8 Brass Band in The Bodega - Free (8pm)
Jazz Freaks in The Weir Bar - FREE (8pm)
Skazz in Imperial Hotel - Free (8pm)
The Frank & Walters and Bona Fide Federation in The Slate - FREE (7pm)
ReDiviDer in The Crane Lane - FREE (7pm)
Elaine Dowling & Band in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (7pm)
Bobbie Carey in Clarion Hotel - Free (7pm)
Anita Williams & Rouge in The Roundy - FREE (6pm)
Dave Duffy Quartet in The Bodega - Free (6pm)
Swingin' Bluecats in The Woodford - Free (6pm)
Swamp Stompers in Imperial Hotel - Free (6pm)
Brian Hanlon & London Jazz Allstars in The Crane Lane - FREE (5pm)
Smoking Giants in The Vicarstown Bar - FREE (5pm)
The Papa Zitas in The Weir Bar - FREE (5pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (5pm)
Jan Jelinek live, Persons & Tarseer, The Quiet Club and more in the Triskel Arts Centre - FREE (4pm)
Paul Dunlea Quartet in The Bodega - Free (4pm)
The Roaring Forties in Scott's - FREE (4pm)
Idle Hour in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (4pm)
Chester City Jazzband in Imperial Hotel - Free (4pm)
Rob Strong & Band in Door 51 - Free (3.30pm)
The Backline in Clarion Hotel - Free (3pm)
Empirical in The Crane Lane - FREE (3pm)
Afternoon jazz with Anita Williams & Rouge in The Pavilion - FREE (1pm)
Smoking Giants in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (1pm)
Fiona Kennedy in Clarion Hotel - Free (1pm)

Sunday, October 30th


Double Bill: Jean-Luc Ponty Band and Richard Galliano in Everyman Palace - €30 (8.30pm)
Double Bill: Tia Fuller Quartet and Greg Osby with the Michael Janish & Aruan Ortiz Quartet in Everyman Palace - €30 (2pm)
Amiina in Cork Opera House - €27.50 (8pm)
Cork Jazz Festival Club featuring Nato Jazz Orchestra, Mr Ebby, Len McCarthy Band, Ric Yarborough QT, Blues Brothers Banned, Anything Goes, The Jive Aces, Harry Connolly Band and more in the Metropole Hotel - €25 (8pm)
Double bill - Marius Neset Golden Explosion and Classical Cool: Jerry Creedon Ensemble in Triskel Christchurch - €20 (8.30pm)
Singing Nina (Simone) with Karen Underwood & Band in Half Moon - €16/€12 (8.30pm)
Kíla in Cyprus Avenue - €15 (8pm)
Boxset - ReDiviDer in Triskel Christchurch - €20 (11pm)
Fish Go Deep in The Pavilion - €10 (11pm)
Dan Le Sac in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (11pm)
Double Time in Imperial Hotel - Free (12.30am in Pembroke Bar)
She's Electric in Imperial Hotel - Free (12am)
Zoot Serious & The Bellyful of Bop in Imperial Hotel - Free (12am in Main Area)
B-Positives in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (11.30pm)
The Papa Zitas in The Weir Bar - FREE (11pm)
Natty Wailer & Band in The Crane Lane - FREE (10.30pm)
Time Is A Thief in Brú Bar - Free (10.30pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (10.30pm)
Siomha Brock in Imperial Hotel - Free (10.30pm in Pembroke Bar)
Chester City Jazz Band in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm in Main Area)
The Hot 8 Brass Band in The Bodega - Free (10pm)
Brian Hanlon Band in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm)
Ray O'Mahoney Quartet in An Spailpín Fánach - Free (9.30pm)
Bangers & Mash in An Realt Dearg - Free (10pm)
Smoking Giants in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (9pm)
Pat Elgart in Clarion Hotel - Free (9pm)
Kings Go Forth in The Bodega - Free (8pm)
Zeppo in Imperial Hotel - Free (4pm)
Randall "Big Daddy" Webster & Mark Russell in The Crane Lane - FREE (8pm)
Jazz Freaks in The Weir Bar - FREE (8pm)
Freezer Room in The Woodford - Free (7pm)
Bobbie Carey in Clarion Hotel - Free (7pm)
Idle Hour in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (6.30pm)
Soweto Kinch Trio in The Bodega - Free (6pm)
Skazz in Imperial Hotel - Free (6pm)
Mac Fleetwood in The Crane Lane - FREE (5.30pm)
The Candidates in The Weir Bar - FREE (5pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (5pm)
Brian Hanlon & The London Jazz Allstars in The Bodega - Free (4pm)
Inner City Blues Band in The Woodford - Free (4pm)
The Roaring Forties in Scott's - FREE (4pm)
Chester City Jazz Band in Imperial Hotel - Free (4pm)
Ben Hudson & Alex Manning in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (4pm)
Reverend Peyon's Big Damn Band in The Crane Lane - FREE (3pm)
Crow Black Chicken in Fred Zeppelins - Free (3pm)
Wiggle in Brú Bar - Free (3pm)
The Backline in Clarion Hotel - Free (3pm)
Jazz Freaks in The Weir Bar - FREE (2pm)
Afternoon jazz with The Dan Clan in The Pavilion - FREE (1pm)
The Booty Band in The Woodford - Free (1pm)
John Trubor Trio in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (1pm)
Fiona Kennedy in Clarion Hotel - Free (1pm)

Monday, October 31st


Tim Minchin in Cork Opera House - €29 (8pm)
Tom Waits: The Early Years tribute in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (8pm)
Halloween Monsters Ball with Lady Gaga tribute in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (11pm)
The Naildrivers in The Crane Lane - FREE (11.30pm)
Skazz in The Crane Lane - FREE (9pm)
Jawbone in The Crane Lane - FREE (7pm)
Jape and Toy Soldier in The Slate - FREE (7pm)
The Papa Zitas in The Pavilion - FREE (6pm)
Anita Williams & Rouge in The Woodford - Free (6pm)
Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane - FREE (4pm)
Earthship in The Bodega - Free (4pm)
The Big Band in Scott's - FREE (3pm)

Fx2 in Imperial Hotel - Free (3pm)

Bar Boot Sale downstairs in The Pavilion - FREE (1pm)

The Charms in Imperial Hotel - Free (1pm)


guinnessjazzfestival.com

*All times taken from the venue's official website. Please confirm times in advance in case of any programme changes.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cork Rock City II launch date set


Former Monarchs and Slugbait have been entrusted with whipping up a frenzy in the Crane Lane on November 4th as part of the official launching of Drop-d.ie's Cork Rock City Volume II and I am sure neither will have much trouble in doing just that.

Winner of tickets to amiina in Cork Opera House


A huge thank you to everyone who entered the recent amiina competition and also a big thank you to amiina themselves who posted the competition on their very own official site. The winner of the competition is...

Katie Kim to appear on Later... with Jools Holland


It is always very exciting when a favourite band/singer appears on Later... on a Friday (or even Tuesdays now too) but when a favourite Irish act is announced, especially an unsigned Irish act, it is just that little bit extra special.

The G-Man Playlist Of The Day


What a week! Good to be back all the same.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Occupy Cork gig


I promised I would stay away from posting until my return from my "holidays" on Monday but thought this was something that needed as much support as could be mustered.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Agnes Obel to play Cork


Earlier in the month it was confirmed that Agnes Obel would be returning to Ireland for at least one show (Vicar Street on December 10th). Fortunately for us down Leeside a Cork date, among others, has been announced for the Danish songstress.

New Release Highlights October 21st 2011 (October 24th for the UK)



The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Bad As Me by Tom Waits

A Winged Victory For The Sullen announce Cork and Dublin dates


A Winged Victory For The Sullen have announced a batch of 2012 tour dates including two dates in Ireland.

New Video from EMA


Erika M. Anderson, aka EMA, has released a new video for 'Marked' which you can view below.

Harmonic Presents : tUnE-yArDs


Thanks to Harmonic, Merrill Garbus will be strutting her tUnE-yArDs stuff in The Button Factory on February 12th.

The G-Man Interview w/ Amiina


*An edited version of the below interview appeared in the Downtown supplement of Cork's Evening Echo on Thursday, October 13th.

Discovering Amiina is akin to lifting the lid on some kind of marvelous celestial music box. The majestic Icelandic group, who first attracted critical acclaim as the exalted string section for compatriots Sigur Ros, are set to enchant their Cork audience on October 30th by conjuring magical melodies from an assortment of odd and wonderful instruments including saws, glasses, harps and various forms of zithers (look that one up).


Amiina’s María (full name María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir) recently took time out from the band’s hectic schedule to answer a few questions I had bubbling on my mind...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tasty Cork and Dublin combo to hit An Realt Dearg


Popical Island, the Dublin DIY musical collective we all know and love not to mention home to Tieranniesaur, Yeh Deadlies, Squarehead and more , have cooked up an excellent post-Jazz weekend show for all of us located down south. Land Lovers (who recently poured the perfectly poptastic Confidants all over a jam-packed Crawdaddy as part of the official album launch) will combine with Cork's pyschaelic, shoegazing shamans - The Altered Hours

Monday, October 17, 2011

Laura Sheeran to launch Murderous Love, Sí to launch Great Expecations


On October 26th Laura Sheeran will launch her Murderous Love EP upstairs in Doyle's on Fleet Street (Dublin).

Talulah Does the Hula call it a day yet recover quite quickly


Talulah Does The Hula have officially announced that they are no more. Well, kind of...

The Cork Music Show, Sunday October 16th


For anyone who missed it and would like to catch up on some of the best music from the current Cork live music scene check out the podcast/mixcloud of yesterday's Cork Music Show.

Competition : Win tickets to see Amiina in Cork


Sunday, October 30th will see Iceland's Amiina marvel the Cork Jazz festival with their melodic magic as they take to the stage of the Cork Opera House. Thanks to those lovely COH peeps I am delighted to say we have a couple of tickets to give away to readers of the blog.

The G-Man Playlist Of The Day


Good to be back and I am feeling shiny-eyed and fresh-faced. I unexpectedly saw a deer close-up on Friday. That was pretty special.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The G-Man Playlist of the Day


This post was scheduled on Wednesday night to post at 9am so I didn't actually post it. How spooky is that?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The G-Man Interview with Sí


The below was published in the Cork Evening Echo's Downtown supplement on Thursday, 13th October.

Delicate yet defiant and as spectrally gothic as it is beautiful, Síle Ní Dhubhghaill (aka ) will officially introduce the world to her debut album Great Expectations this October with a performance in Cork’s oldest tea-room :

Little Green Cars to support Antlers in Cyprus Avenue


A serious night of music is to be had on November 18th in Cork's Cyprus Avenue.

New Release Highlights October 14th 2011 (October 17th for the UK)


The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Veronica Falls by Veronica Falls

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Very She & Him preview



Well at least it is a bit colder now so the C-word is not as scarey as it was during the Summer months. She & Him are happy out though and raring to go.

Download Not Pop from Slow Motion Heroes


After receiving a good official launching in Mr. Bradley's on Saturday night, Not Pop, the latest EP from Cork's very own supergroup Slow Motion Heroes has been made available to both stream and download for free from their bandcamp page.

Remember The Quad?


If you missed the last ever gig (or you were present and want to see how sweaty and "sexy" you look when you are really, really drunk) in the now defunct Quad, this Thursday night will give you a chance to glimpse forty minutes of highlights of a night that featured manic performances from Ten Past Seven, KVX, Hope Is Noise and plenty more.

The G-Man Playlist Of The Day


Morning folks. As usual my brain cannot handle more than that for now...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Great Expectations by Sí - Exclusive Stream of the entire album


This is pretty much a duplicate post but I just wanted to leave it as the last post before we head into the weekend.

Recorded over a two year period in Bunker Hill studios with Fergal Lawler (The Cranberries), The G-Man is very proud to present Great Expectations from Síle Ní Dhubhghaill, aka .

Dark, sepulchral folk that could have been carved from the trunk of an ancient tree, 's debut is filled with a tenderness that is not as common as one would like these days. That is not to say the album is all sweetness and light : the brooding piano of the title track 'Great Expectations' and the honest yet defiant lyrics of 'Say' confirm this songstress is not exactly one for sugar-coating.


Some of the lyrics may be dark ("Can you hold me without holding me down because if you do I think I''ll drown you" from 'Song in D') but that is not to say the record ever approaches "gloomy" territory. If anything that has to do with the elegant sounds of 's harp which is as dominant (if not more) a sound on the recording as the piano. For me personally, the album reaches a peak when both are used together resulting in my favourite tune : 'I Was Made of Stars'.

Thanks to a very successful www.fundit.ie campaign Great Expectations will receive a physical release at the end of October 2011 which will coincide with a number of live dates confirmed for Cork, Limerick and Wexford (and more to be announced).

Tour dates :

October 23rd - Fellini's (Cork)

October 27th - Support for Laura Sheeran  (Dublin - To Be Confirmed)


November 6th - Upstairs in Dolan's (Limerick)

November 15th - The Sky & The Ground (Wexford)

simusic1.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/Sí

The Dial Waltz


I think Adrian Crowley dedicated a tune (which turned out to be very inappropriate indeed!) to one of these talented so and sos in the Triskel last night.

Unless I simply could not find it before (would not be very surprising if you know me) The Dial Waltz from Cork's Boa Morte has recently appeared for purchase and/or stream on bandcamp. I couldn't recommend it enough.

http://boamorte.bandcamp.com

Bombay Bicycle Club confirm Cork and Dublin dates for December


The December gig announcements are slowly starting to build and this one is possibly the pick of the bunch so far. Bombay Bicycle Club have announced two Winter dates for us in the form of appearances at Vicar Street in Dublin and Cyprus Avenue in Cork.

Exclusive Stream : Great Expectations by Sí


Recorded over a two year period in Bunker Hill studios with Fergal Lawler (The Cranberries), The G-Man is very proud to present Great Expectations from Síle Ní Dhubhghaill, aka .

Dark, sepulchral folk that could have been carved from the trunk of an ancient tree, 's debut is filled with a tenderness that is not as common as one would like these days. That is not to say the album is all sweetness and light : the brooding piano of the title track 'Great Expectations' and the honest yet defiant lyrics of 'Say' confirm this songstress is not exactly one for sugar-coating.


Some of the lyrics may be dark ("Can you hold me without holding me down because if you do I think I''ll drown you" from 'Song in D') but that is not to say the record ever approaches "gloomy" territory. If anything that has to do with the elegant sounds of 's harp which is as dominant (if not more) a sound on the recording as the piano. For me personally, the album reaches a peak when both are used together resulting in my favourite tune : 'I Was Made of Stars'.

Thanks to a very successful www.fundit.ie campaign Great Expectations will receive a physical release at the end of October 2011 which will coincide with a number of live dates confirmed for Cork, Limerick and Wexford (and more to be announced).

Tour dates :

October 23rd - Fellini's (Cork)

October 27th - Support for Laura Sheeran  (Dublin - To Be Confirmed)


November 6th - Upstairs in Dolan's (Limerick)

November 15th - The Sky & The Ground (Wexford)

simusic1.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/Sí

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Ryan Adams Video


You may already have read here that Ashes & Fire, the latest studio album from Ryan Adams, hits the stores tomorrow (Friday October 7th).

James Yorkston, Adrian Crowley and Alasdair Roberts in Cork


James Yorkston, Adrian Crowley and Alasdair Roberts will take to the altar of the Triskel Christchurch tonight in Cork.

Agnes Obel to play Ireland in December



Agnes Obel returns to Ireland this Christmas with a date confirmed for Vicar Street on December 10th.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Two things to know before I go


1. Mountbatten Class is the superb new album/mini-album from Ginnels, the side project of Grand Pocket Orchestra's Mark Chester which is now free to download from bandcamp. Download it! Or simply stream below.

Elastic Witch want your stuff. Recommendation? Give it to them!


Independent labels, unsigned bands and artists take note of the below. The guys over in Dublin's newest record store (Yes. A NEW record store!) are looking to stock music from Irish bands and are proactively on the hunt for new cds etc.

Countdown to the first ever G-Man album exclusive


On Friday The G-Man will proudly present an exclusive stream of Great Expectations, the debut album from . Recorded over the past two years in Bunker Hill studios with Fergal Lawler (of The Cranberries) and after a successful campaign on the increasingly popular fundit website the album will finally see a physical release later this month.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard



Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard kickstarted their Irish tour last night with a gig in Galway and will take the show south with an appearance in Cork's Crane Lane Theatre later this evening.

The Grand Parade


This December Dublin scenesters will get the chance to sample a slice of the current Cork live music scene with the recent announcement from The Grand Parade that Dead School, Lamp and the much lauded Zombie Computer will combine on Friday, December 2nd to paint Crawdaddy a bright, southern shade of red.

The G-Man Playlist Of The Day

Morning folks. It may be wet and oddly warm and a little miserable and Monday but hopefully the below playlist will cheer you up. Note a subtle little nod towards the upcoming Hard Working Class Heroes.