Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cork Gig Guide (April 3rd - April 7th)

White Hills
Mike Gangloff
Paint it White...

It's a short but eventful week ahead with the faithful gig-goers's enemy - the dreaded clash - scornfully tipping its hat to the Wednesday as White Hills (recent interview here) and The Altered Hours' psych-rock assault on Cyprus Avenue takes place at the same time former Pelt and Black Twig Picker Mike Gangloff returns to Plugd Records. It's a toss of a die but whether you end up in the Caroline Street venue or everyone's favourite record store, a great night is guaranteed. Grrr my lack of time travelling abilities appals me.




Elsewhere, there's a fascinating double-header taking place on Castle Street as Justin Grounds & Pearse McGloughlin's new collaboration Idiot Songs, Christine Deady and John Synnott roll on into in The Roundy on Thursday evening before the same venue plays host to bedroom chamber popster Biggles Flys Again who officially unveils Remember Saturday to the Cork gig-going public on Friday evening with support duties fulfilled by the melodic charms of The David Nelligan Thing. For a recent Biggles... playlist curated especially by singer and songwriter Conor Deasy check out the latest edition of Listen Up.

If planning a trip out of town this week then look no further than Clon as Cian Nugent & The Cosmos descend upon in De Barra's on Friday evening.

UPDATE: No need to go travelling as the guitar-slinger extraordinaire will also visit Cork city with a show in Gulpd Café tomorrow (4th April).

FREE GIG OF THE WEEK:
Sunday: The return of trippy dance-rockers toneControl for one night only. The Cork fivesome never officially released début record Some Words of Advice, recorded all the way back in 2007, so it's a case of unfinished business for the ungenreable quintet. All in attendance in The Pavilion Bar will receive a free download of the long-player that never was, but now is.

***************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 comps@thegmanworld.com 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.

Wednesday, 3rd April
- Fireside Sessions: Fintan Lucy in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Window Seats in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- White Hills and The Altered Hours in Cyprus Avenue
- Black Sun & Plugd present: Mike Gangloff in Plugd Records (1st floor of Triskel Arts Centre - 8pm)
- Sundown Sessions in The Raven
- Jazz Fusion Night in The Roundy
- Sitting Room Session: Idiot Songs in De Barra's (Clonakilty)



Thursday, 4th April
- Paul Tiernan in Coughlan's
- Cian Nugent & The Cosmos and The Family Elan in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Unwinding Cables in The Pavilion (Bar)
- Idiot Songs, Christine Deady and John Synnott in The Roundy
- The Stage featuring Tansy Greenlee, Tiz McNamara and more in Southern Star



Friday, 5th April
- Cork City Youth Battle of the Bands: Lost in Mexico, Audible Joe's, Broken Remnants and more in Bubble Studios Unit 2D, South Douglas Road (7.30pm)
- Fast Like Fun in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Orchestra of Lions, Silverrain and Here We Still in Fred Zeppelins
- Untold and Warren Knowles in The Pavilion
- Biggles Flys Again and The David Nelligan Thing in The Roundy
- Karrie O'Sullivan & Band in An Spailpin Fanach
- Cian Nugent & The Cosmos in De Barra's (Clonakilty)





Saturday, 6th April
- Crowley's Instore: Anna Mitchell in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm)
- Julie Hawk in Bru
- Desecration, Zombified, Basement Torture Killings and Obscene Machine in Cyprus Avenue
- Johnny Horne,kendo Danger Nagasaki and Unwinding Cables in Fred Zeppelins
- Kan in The Pavilion (Bar)



Sunday, 7th April
- Young Folk in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Temple in Cyprus Avenue
- ToneControl in The Pavilion (Bar)



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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