Cork Gig Guide (November 19th-November 25th)

It's all happening on Half Moon Street this week as Cork Opera House's (baby) sister venue lines up an impressive double header.German composer and pianist Nils Frahm is first to arrive with a Thursday night date before Swedish multi-instrumentalist Jens Lekman takes his European tour of I Know What Love Isn't - his first studio album in five years - to Cork's Half Moon Theatre.

Early week highlights are provided by Cork's favourite indie poppers When Good Pets Go Bad (Monday in The Crane Lane), London's Darren Foreman whose beat-boxing Beardyman alter-ego visits The Pav (Wednesday) and UK hardcore hombres Art of Drowning Water in Fred's (Thursday).

The weekend belongs to the locals with the second ever Cork Rocks... event this time taking place within the theatrical confines of MacCurtain Street's Everyman Palace (Friday) whilst rock behemoths Hope Is Noise lead a fine line-up on Carey's Lane which includes the return of Dublin's garage pop queens September Girls before they hit the hibernation trail in order to record a new album. Competing with that show will be O Emperor who are back with a new single and ready to roll again following a self-enforced hiatus. The latter takes place in Cyprus Avenue, also on Saturday night.

Electro ninja Toby Kaar literally giving a masterclass/workshop in UCC on Wednesday night as part of another interesting UCC LMS night.

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

Monday, 19th November
- When Good Pets Go Bad in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)

Tuesday, 20th November
- Runaway Go in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)

Wednesday, 21st November
- Richie Foley & Sean Gill in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Annette Buckley in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Elly O'Keefe in The Oliver Plunkett
- Beardyman in The Pavilion
- Electronic Workshop with Toby Kaar UCC

Thursday, 22nd November
- L'Attitude Sessions featuring Ger Wolfe in L'Attitude 51
- Clive Barnes in Coughlan's
- Yes Sir Boss in The Crane Lane Theatre (8.30pm)
- Keywest in Cyprus Avenue (8pm)
- Art of Burning Water and Wolfbait in Fred Zeppelins
- Nils Frahm in Half Moon Theatre
- Weak Wrists: Ed Devane and Paul Hegarty in Plugd Records (1st floor of Triskel Arts Centre)
- UCC Live Music Society presents Toy Soldier, Waking Up Sunday and Grace O'Leary in UCC (Old Bar)
- LOWmountain in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 23rd November
- Cork Rocks the Everyman: Foxglove, Billy Kennedy & Band, Elly O Keeffe and more in Everyman Palace Theatre
- Dark_Matter, Horsemen Pass By and Takeshi & The Kid in Fred Zeppelins
- Lady Grew and Richie Kaboogie in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Jens Lekman in Half Moon Theatre
- Move-D in The Pavilion
- Dimitry Datus at in The Roundy
- Bourne/Davis/Kane Trio and Werner/Guilfoyle Duo in Triskel Arts Centre's Christchurch

Saturday, 24th November
- TBC in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm)
- Print Cabal presents: Cabalista Cafe #1 with Anna Giersz and Carried By Waves in Camden Palace Hotel (5pm)
- Trans Fatty Acids in Coughlan's
- O Emperor in Cyprus Avenue
- Hope Is Noise, September Girls, We The People and The Vincents in The Pavilion
- Marine Sessions: The Apologists, Pete MacParadox and Ali Bracken in The Marine Bar

Sunday, 25th November
- Put the feet up.

Coming in December
1st - The Great Balloon Race (album launch) in Half Moon Theatre
5th - Mono in Cyprus Avenue
5th - The Gloaming in Triskel Arts Centre's Christchurch
6th - Richard Hawley in The Savoy
13th - The Man Whom and Anna Mitchell in Coughlan's
15th - Native, Terriers and We Come In Pieces in Fred Zeppelins
16th - Lower Dens in Half Moon Theatre
22nd - The Altered Hours and Trumpets of Jericho in The Pavilion
26th - John Blek & The Rats in Cyprus Avenue
29th - The Frank & Walters play Trains, Boats and Planes (20th Anniversary) in The Savoy
31st - Mick Flannery in Cork Opera House

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