Monday, November 12, 2012

Cork Gig Guide (November 12th-November 18th)

November 11th-18th

Sunday saw the ritual ribbon-cutting on the opening of the 2012 edition of the Cork Film Festival. Musical highlights include a very busy Cork Opera House Bar which plays host to the film festival's club this year. Watch out for a battle of the record stores as Plugd, Wingnut and Elastic Witch all send representatives to spin some tunes on the 1st floor or IMRO's venue of the year 2012 on Saturday evening. Visit www.corkfilmfest.org for further details on the full programme.

Stand-out shows taking place early in the week include: Michigan husband and wife indie duo Keith and Cathy Latinen aka Empire! Empire! who nimbly hop-scotch across the Irish Sea for a couple of Irish dates including a date on Caroline Street in Cyprus Avenue on Monday; Wexican-turned-Corkonian Lynda Cullen plying her folkie wares in the Vicarstown Baron Tuesday; Madrid-based acousticans Track Dogs (who come baring a trumpet, a weakness of mine when applied correctly) in The Crane Lane Theatre on Wednesday; and something a little different that same night in The Roundy on Castle Street as Dan "Great Balloon Race" Walsh's The Empty Orchestra improvise an accompanying soundtrack to Godfrey Reggio's 1982 masterpiece Koyaanisqatsi.

As we shift into the weekend the big hitters step up to bat as million-selling Staten Island commercial indie queen Ingrid Michaelson's cramped tour-bus rolls into The Pavilion on Thursday evening. As warm a laugh as her backbone is hard, I chatted recently with the New Yorker who shot to fame with soundtrack appearances on Grey's Anatomy. Read the full interview with Ingrid Michaelson here.

No need for the earplugs on Parliament Street the following night (Friday) as local legends The Frank & Walters return from their recent Japanese tour to help Fred Zeppelins celebrate 15 years in the business with a close-up and personal appearance on the 1st floor of the just as legendary long-lasting rock venue.

Saturday continues the trend of plenty of options with Norwegian noise-lords Honningbarna visiting The Pavilion (see here for full interview) while west Cork country kids LOWmountain the latest in a line of acoustic-orientated acts to relish the cosy atmosphere of the newly refurbished confines of Coughlan's on Douglas Street. Last but not least there is one heck of a quality guerilla gig lined up for...well...somewhere. See here for the info available as we go to press/post.

Oh and if you're bored, I will be talking G-iberrish in Elec Eng Building L2 in UCC on Thursday for a bit. See here for a bit more detail.

UPDATE: Tasty show added for Plugd on Friday. See below for more details.

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

Monday, 12th November
- KC Sessions with The Éanna Dowling Band, Wear No Disguise, Jamie O'Shea, Adrian Boyle and Annie Sutton in The Crane Lane Theatre (8.30pm)
- Empire! Empire! and The Reptilians in Cyprus Avenue



Tuesday, 13th November
- Earthship in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Leaders of Men and We The People in Cyprus Avenue
- Lynda Cullen & Friends in Vicarstown Bar


Wednesday, 14th November
- Eoin O'Sullivan in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Vitaphonic: Corona Cork Film Festival Club North Side Drive and Waking Up Sunday in Cork Opera House Bar (10pm until late)
- Track Dogs in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- UCC Live Music Showcase: LOWmountain, Suantraí and Annie Sutton in Cyprus Avenue
- Elly O'Keefe in The Oliver Plunkett
- Sharon Shannon in The Pavilion
- The Empty Orchestra in The Roundy
- Sitting Room Sessions with Eoin Glackin and Wasps Vs Humans in De Barra's (Clonakilty)


Thursday, 15th November
- Tinnitus Thursdays present: Bisect and Iweriu in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Weak Wrists presents: Puca and Twin Lights in Plugd (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Musicians Speed Dating/Meet & Greet in UCC - Elec Eng Building L2 (8pm)
- Vitaphonic: Corona Cork Film Festival Club Horsemen Pass By and The Karman Line in Cork Opera House Bar (10pm until late)
- Tom McRae in Cyprus Avenue (8pm)



- Ingrid Michaelson in The Pavilion



Friday, 16th November
- The Pearls in UCC's Aula Maxima (1.10pm)
- Vitaphonic: Corona Cork Film Festival Club Cian Ó Cíobháin (An Taobh Tuathail) with Phil Hope (Under a Plastic Cloud) in Cork Opera House Bar (10pm until late)
- In The Willows in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Album launch with Alan & The Accident in Cyprus Avenue
- The Frank & Walters in Fred Zeppelins
- United Bible Studies and Áine O'Dwyer Plugd (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Ben Klock in The Pavilion
- Later With The Grunts in The Roundy


Saturday, 17th November
- TBC in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm)
- Lynda Cullen in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Vitaphonic: Corona Cork Film Festival Club Ray (Wingnut Records), Albert (Plugd) and Gib (Elastic Witch) in Cork Opera House Bar (10pm until late)
- LOWmountain in Coughlan's



- Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy) in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Mael Mordha and Flatline in Fred Zeppelins
- Honningbarna and Girl Band in The Pavilion
- The #1s, Ginnels and When Good Pets Go Bad in TBC
- Synergy in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)



Sunday, 18th November
- Rory & The Island in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Dr. Dec & The Side Effects in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)


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