Monday, April 30, 2012

Cork Gig Guide (April 30th- May 7th)


Southern Gothic should be the words on every alternative music fan's lips this weekend with Jeffrey Lewis, Gemma Ray, Hanin Elias and more rolling their dark-shrouded bandwagon into Cork for four days of something different. A Southern Gothic special will be posted on the blog later in the week so stay tuned! UPDATE - click here.

With the hectic weekend that is in it, understandably the next few days are pretty quiet but a rare chance to catch the excellent Leaflog on Wednesday is an opportunity not to be sniffed at.

Apart from the Phoenix Street party, the long weekend has got quality options a-plenty with the delicate tones of the travelling harmony haven that is The Lost Brothers on Friday and the last ever GoodCop BadCop-promoted gig (well at least for a year or so) on Saturday evening, both in Cyprus Avenue on Caroline St. Featuring a wealth of talent - No Spill Blood, Elk, Terriers and The Maori John Wayne no less - just €8 gets you in for what is sure to be one hell of a send off for Mr. McGrath.

Choice music prize-nominated Tieranniesaur return to The Pavilion after such a successful visit in February backed by Cork's very own gothic surf-poppers, Saint Yorda.

Not too far away another mini-festival sets up camp with 80s pop icons The Human League bringing their hook-heavy classics to the site of the old Beamish Brewery site on Saturday as part of Murphy's first little big weekend of the Summer. Either side of that day will see local legends The Frank & Walters (Friday) and the incredible Iarla Ó'Lionáird (Sunday) entertaining the lucky folk whose name's randomly popped out of the Murphy's hat.


Monday, 30th April
- Singlemalt in The Crane Lane Theatre (11pm)

Tuesday, 1st May
- Jazz Improv! in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Paul Dunlea Quintet in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)

Wednesday, 2nd May
- Clement Marfo & The Frontline in Cyprus Avenue
- De Barra's Sitting Room in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Leaflog and Jericho in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)



Thursday, 3rd May
- Gareth Dunlop in Cyprus Avenue
- Choirs at Christchurch in Triskel Arts Centre (1.10pm)
- John Spillane in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 4th May
- The Lost Brothers in Cyprus Avenue



- Choirs at Christchurch in Triskel Arts Centre (1.10pm)
- Electric Underground presents Nathan Fake and Puca in The Pavilion
- Murphy's Little Big Weekend featuring Fred, The Frank & Walters and The Walls on Beamish & Crawford site
- Later with The Grunts in The Roundy
- Wiggle in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Southern Gothic: K-X-P and Carousels in The Crane Lane Theatre (7pm)


Saturday, 5th May


- No Spill Blood, Elk, Terriers and Maori John Wayne in Cyprus Avenue



- Southern Gothic: Hanin Elias in The Crane Lane Theatre (4.30pm)
- Southern Gothic: Gemma Ray in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)


- Tieranniesaur and Saint Yorda in The Pavilion
- Molly Nilsson in Gulpd Café/Triskel Arts Centre


- Murphy's Little Big Weekend featuring The Human League on Beamish & Crawford site


Sunday, 6th May
- Southern Gothic: Hans Chew in The Crane Lane Theatre (7pm)
- Southern Gothic: Hush Arbors in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Southern Gothic: Arbouretum in The Crane Lane Theatre (11pm)


- Pinch in The Pavilion
- Paula Drozd in The Roundy
- Carousels, The Altered Hours, Terror Pop and secret headliner in Connolly's (Leap)
- Murphy's Little Big Weekend featuring Iarla O'Lionaird and more on Beamish & Crawford site


Monday, 7th May

- Southern Gothic: Jeffrey Lewis in The Crane Lane Theatre (4.30pm)
- Southern Gothic: Bayou Seco in The Crane Lane Theatre (7pm)
- Southern Gothic: Charlie Parr in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Southern Gothic: Reverend Beat Man in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)