Cork Gig Guide (8th April - 14th April)

We Arrive Alive - live...

It's all about the midweek madness for the week commencing April 8th as the third The G-Man Presents... show of 2013 welcomes Dublin's exhilarating instrumental sextet We Arrive Alive to The Pavilion for a FREE show that will also feature inimitable Cork foursome Une Pipe. This one takes place in the downstairs bar of the Carey's Lane venue on Thursday evening. If WAA are half as good as they were in the Half Moon in November, then this one is not to be missed.

For those who prefer to wean their weary bones into the week then look away as Brooklyn indie quartet Fang Island open their European tour in the same venue. The Monday night double-bill will be shared with fellow Sargent Housers No Spill Blood (For an interview with NSB from early 2012 click here). For those riding high in energy levels, head on over to The Crane Lane for a midnight(ish) show with one-man bastion of blues, country and punk Scott H. Biram.

Northern post-rockers Kasper Rosa slam into Fred's on Tuesday whilst The Empty Orchestra continue their run of experimental live soundtracks in accompaniment to legendary movies in The Roundy with the latest classic to receive the Empty treatment non other than Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Nick Rayner's Cambridge indie critters Farewell J.R. are upstairs in The Pavilion on Thursday before Cork rockers Ladydoll and The Vincent(s) team up to take on Cyprus Avenue on Friday night. On the other side of town that same night, folk-poppers The Hard Ground relaunch d├ębut record Broken Conversations - this time on Cork label FIFA Records - in the Half Moon Theatre. Devon folkster John Smith plays The Pavilion on Saturday night leaving beast of the banjo Al Scorch & His Country Soul Ensemble to tie up the week nicely with a midnight Crane Lane show on Sunday.

Monday: I'd feel guilty announcing another G-Man Presents... show as my own free gig of the week (Thursday folks, it's Thursday!) so the honours of best gig at the very affordable price of €0 has to be Fang Island and No Spill Blood in The Pavilion. It's mental that this one's free in. Mental I tell you!

Post-rockers Chirps lead a great line-up to mount Barrack Street on Saturday evening in Bradley's.

***************COMPETITION TIME***************
For a chance to catch Rachel Zeffira in Half Moon Cork, on Monday 15th April, all you have to do is mash up a quick mail and send it to making sure to include:

- a subject of 'Rachel Z'
- your full name
- your mobile number
- the loveliest thing to happen to you (or a friend) recently

The winner will be announced on the morning of Friday, 12th April.

***************COMPETITION TIME***************

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

Monday, 8th April
- Scott H. Biram in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Jon Gomm in Cyprus Avenue
- Fang Island and No Spill Blood in The Pavilion
- Scott H. Biram in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville - 7.30pm)

Tuesday, 9th April
- Songwriter Sessions with Paula Gomez in L'Attitude 51
- Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Darren Edens in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Kasper Rosa and Terriers in Fred Zeppelins

Wednesday, 10th April
- Fireside Sessions: Elliott Morris in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Jon Gomm in Cyprus Avenue
- Sundown Sessions in The Raven
- Empty Orchestra remix 2001: A Space Odyssey in The Roundy
- Solas in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 11th April
11th - The G-Man Presents... We Arrive Alive and Une Pipe in The Pavilion (bar)
- We Came Out Like Tigers in Fred Zeppelins
- Farewell J.R. and Mark Buckeridge in The Pavilion
- Trio Mediaeval in Triskel Arts Centre Christchurch
- Paul Tiernan in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 12th April
- Ladydoll and The Vincent(s) in Cyprus Avenue (8pm)
- Click Cork in Cyprus Avenue (11pm)
- The Hard Ground in Half Moon Theatre
- EarthStar presents: Olive Tree Dance in The Pavilion
- Bourbon Street presents: in The Roundy
- John Smith Band in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Superblondes in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Saturday, 13th April
- Crowley's Instore: Edward Lane in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm)
- Chirps, Guilty Optics and Mixile in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- John Smith Band and Anna Mitchell in The Pavilion

Sunday, 14th April
- Al Scorch & His Country Soul Ensemble in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- FILM: The Frames - In The Deep Shade in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- John Blek & The Rats in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

If I have forgotten anything feel free to let me know!

Upcoming The G-Man Presents... Gigs:

  • 11th April - The G-Man Presents... We Arrive Alive and Une Pipe in The Pavilion
  • 3rd May - The G-Man Presents... Angel Olsen and Cal Folger Day in Half Moon Theatre
  • 25th May - The G-Man Presents... This Is The Kit in Triskel TDC

- For more gigs and dates see the overall gig guide here

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