Monday, April 9, 2012

Cork Gig Guide (April 10th-15th)


Trumpets of Jericho wowed the Cork FM studios on Sunday last, performing a couple of tracks live and chatting to us as guests on The Cork Music Show ahead of their Pavilion date on Saturday (April 14th). The most difficult obstacle facing any new band is sounding different. Both different and good is quite another story.
The quartet affectionately known as Trumocho, whose musical stylings are as much sensitive folk as they are carefree punk, do not have this problem.

Entry is free so no excuses. Recommend picking up a copy of Songs Like An Alum Ut Its Nor Really on the night too!



Earlier that evening there is a chance to catch the artists formerly known as Agitate The Gravel play what has become a regular instore session in Crowley's Music Centre. Terror Pop only recently released their third single 'Wait, an electric combination of guitar bites and melody hooks. This be another free one so serious amount of free, quality music to get your teeth into this Saturday.

Tuesday sees North Carolinans Stephaniesid take their "noir pop" noodlings to Cork as part of their first ever European tour. Expect dollops of indie complemented by a lot of brass in a late one in The Crane Lane.

Since the dawn of 2012, Saturday's in Cork have become renowned for throwing up some horrible gig clashes. Well it seems like Thursday is the new Saturday with a raft of bookings made for the 12th day of April; The excitingly eccentric Grand Pocket Orchestra are the latest in a long line of Popical Islanders to visit Leeside already this year and are joined by excellent local doom surfers Saint Yorda in The Pavilion; Dublin's gifted tunesmith Barry McCormack provides support for The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock's blend of prog, folk and trad in the Triskel Arts Centre followed by original No Waver Lydia Lunch who arrives in Cork as part of Black Sun's 5th birthday celebrations later that night in the same complex; Last but not least the organisers of Indiependence, which again returns to Mitchelstown on the August bank holiday weekend later this year, are throwing an official festival launch shindig in Cyprus Avenue. Line-up being kept quite hush-hush for now but safe to assume whoever is playing Thursday will be taking to the stage come August. EDIT The Indiependence launch has been postponed for two weeks.

Last but not least, the sultans of string i.e. The Mandolas officially release debut EP My Greatest Day in the same Caroline Street venue on Friday 13th. Spooooooky!

Tuesday, 10th April
- Twin Atlantic and Fighting With Wire in Cyprus Avenue
- Hank Wedel & Edel Curtin in The Pavilion
- Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Stephaniesid in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)



Wednesday, 11th April
- Anna Mitchell in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Karma Parking in An BrĂ³g
- The Wall Street Thieves in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Runaway Go! in The Oliver Plunkett
- Unplugged Sound Club in The Roundy

Thursday, 12th April
- UCC Gamelan: Telephones And Gongs in Cork Opera House
- Inner City Blues Band in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Indiependence Festival launch in Cyprus Avenue (POSTPONED for 2 weeks)



- Grand Pocket Orchestra and Saint Yorda in The Pavilion



- Vigo in The Roundy
- The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock and Barry McCormack in Triskel Arts Centre (8pm)






- Black Mariah Presents Lydia Lunch in Triskel Arts Centre (11pm)



Friday, 13th April
- The Mandolas (EP launch) in Cyprus Avenue
- Trevor Rockcliffe (DJ) in The Pavilion
- The Hard Ground in De Barra's (Clonakilty)



Saturday, 14th April
- Groundfloor All Ages Gig with Wasted Space, Keep the Change, The Legionnaires, Unwinding Cables, Factotem and Unheard of in YMCA building (11-12 Marlboro Street) (2.30pm)
- Terror Pop (formerly Agitate The Gravel) in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm)



- Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy) Band in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- The Riptide Movement in Cyprus Avenue
- Voxpossible, Fear Stalks The Land and Race the Flux in Nancy Spains
- Strange Attractor in Plugd Records (1st floor of Triskel Arts Centre)




- Windings in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)
- Trumpets of Jericho and Myles Manley in The Pavilion



Sunday, 15th April
- Soul Driven in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Tuxedo Junction in The Pavilion (4pm)
- Windings in The Bowery

- The Gandhis in The Pavilion (Bar)
- Neil Cowley Trio feat. The Mount Molehill Strings in Triskel Arts Centre (8pm)
- Bic Runga in Cork Opera House