Monday, July 30, 2012

Cork Gig Guide (July 30th - August 6th) - Bank Holiday special


So who likes festivals?

Cork's heavyweight music meet-ups clash this weekend as the bank holiday festival madness reaches insane proportions. Indiependence steps into the ring first with Hackney hustler Maverick Sabre and Richie "Christ it's some easy to win the Choice Music Prize" Egan's Jape setting the bar for a three-day weekend that will also see performances from Feeder, British Sea Power, 2ManyDJs and a host of Irish (and more specifically Cork) bands perform on various stages until the bank holiday Monday.

Click here to read The G-Man interview with Jape.

The scenic-surroundings of the Liss Ard Estate may act as a musical playground for a day less than its Mitchelstown compadre, but what Liss Ard 2012 lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for with the sheer quality of the acts on show. Not many who have walked the planet can do disco better than Nile Rodgers' Chic. The living legend - possibly the most positive man to have graced the earth - brings his rejuvenated popstars to Cork accompanied by a setlist that has been tailored to include not only classic Chic tracks ('Le Freak','Everybody Dance') but also instantly recognisable tunes from his production/songwriting back catalogue such as Madonna's 'Like A Virgin' and Sister Sledge's 'We Are Family'. DO NOT MISS. Joan As Police Woman, Toots & The Maytals, Paul Buchanan (The Blue Nile), Mick Flannery and more will perform amongst the trees on Saturday and Sunday.

Click here to read The G-Man interview with Nile Rodgers.

Prior to the tent-dwelling, gritty "purveyors of traditional American music" Tumbling Bones play a FREE late show in The Crane Lane Theatre tonight (Monday) while the ear-plugs are required on Thursday night for London's Mayors of Miyazaki who are accompanied by local ear-mashers Terriers Lamp on their visit to Nancy Spains on Barrack Street. Local boy turned New York resident Niall Connolly returns home with a show in The Roundy on Friday.

If the sun holds up and your toes feel like a paddle in the sea then Myrtleville is the place to be on Saturday as Limerick's Pine Lodge welcomes Windings pull into town for a coastal evening of rock 'n' roll.

LATE ADDITION
Scouse pysch-pop from All We Are and unpredictable groove from Cork natives Sages Quarrel is on show on Friday evening in Plugd Records (Triskel Arts Centre). Always a good place to begin/end the weekend.

*Film fans see Triskel Arts Centre's listings for the week over on the official website here.








Next G-Man Presents gig... Friday, Aug 17th:
Yawning Chasm, North Side Drive & Rory Francis O'Brien in The Roundy

Monday, 30th July
- Tumbling Bones in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Glitter & Trauma (DJ) in The Pavilion (Bar)



Tuesday, 31st July
- Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- The B-Positives in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Candle Sessions with Hank Wedel & Edel Curtin in The Pavilion (Bar)
- Midleton Folk Club with John Spillance in McDaid's (Midleton)


Wednesday, 1st August
- Fireside Sessions with Ari Sheehan and Mick Hoey in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Zealots in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Jawbone in The Pavilion (Bar)
- Sitting Room Session in De Barra's (Clonakilty)


Thursday, 2nd August
- Karma Parking in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Jimmy Crowley’s Cork Folk Club with Mick Hanley and more in The LV
- Mayors Of Miyazaki, Terriers and Lamp in Nancy Spains
- Vigo in The Roundy
- John Spillane in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Waterfront Festival featuring Jerry Fish and Cafe Orchestra in Clonakilty
- Skibbereen Arts Festival: Later with Donal Dineen, Niwel Tsumbu and Guests in Connolly's (Leap)



Friday, 3rd August
- All We Are and Sages Quarrel in Plugd Records (Triskel Arts Centre)



- Niall Connolly in The Roundy
- Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Waterfront Festival featuring Republic of Loose and The Four of Us in Clonakilty
- Skibbereen Arts Festival: Peter Delaney in Working Artists Studio (Skibbereen)
- Indiependence Festival featuring Feeder, Jape, Japanese Popstars and more at Deer Farm (Mitchelstown)



Saturday, 4th August
- Indiependence Festival featuring Feeder, Jape, Japanese Popstars and more at Deer Farm (Mitchelstown)



- Hank Wedel & Edel Curtin in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm)
- Naildrivers in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Waterfront Festival featuring Scouting For Girls, The Kanyu Tree and Relish in Clonakilty
- Windings in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)
- Liss Ard Festival featuring Chic, Lisa Hannigan, Bob Mould, Interference and more at Liss Ard Estate (Skibbereen)



Sunday, 5th August
- Indiependence Festival featuring Feeder, Jape, Japanese Popstars and more at Deer Farm (Mitchelstown)



- Waterfront Festival featuring Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Jenny Greene and more in Clonakilty
- Liss Ard Festival featuring Toots & The Maytals, Paul Buchanan (The Blue Nile), Mick Flannery and more at Liss Ard Estate (Skibbereen)



Monday, 6th August
- The KC Sessions in The Crane Lane Theatre (8.30pm)
- Cars Love Girls in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)