Cork Gig Guide: (13th May - 19th May)

Purling Hiss
The David Nelligan Thing
Gemma Hayes
Album launches, roots festivals, mutant cabarets and Purling Hiss...

Excitement is building ahead of Drag City's Purling Hiss' maiden visit to Cork. Originally comprised solely of Mike Polizze, the Pennsylvanian psych-punks became three when invited on tour by fellow Philadelphia noisemaker Kurt Vile. Be in The Pavilion on Sunday evening as this one's not to be missed. Take a listen to 'Mercury Retrograde' from early 2013 release Water On Mars for scientific proof. Enigmatic Cork supergroup Grave Lanterns support.

Rewinding back to earlier in the week, the instrumental brilliance of The Empty Orchestra is once again on show in The Roundy as the improvisational quintet provide live soundtracks to classic silent movies A Trip to the Moon (1902) and Man with a Movie Camera (1929) on Wednesday night. Thursday evening will see Ballincollig succumb to the earthy pleausures of Americana and more as The White Horse celebrates its first ever Roots Music festival. Artists to perform over the three days include John Blek & The Rats and Clive Barnes.

Speaking of festivals, DIY art collective Mutantspace have plenty lined up for the weekend ahead. Further details can be found here. Friday is a bit of a clash nightmare this weekend as The David Nelligan Thing descend upon Coughlan's to officially crack the champagne bottle on the release of Dark Matters, Mr. Nelligan's latest poptastic record. Moving but a short distance away from Douglas Street, Dublin rockers The Dudley Corporation rejoice in similar fashion as they celebrate the release of album number four within the confines of the Triskel Arts Centre's TDC.

The perennially under-rated Gemma Hayes returns to Cyprus Avenue on Saturday evening whilst Wexford post-rockers Enemies team up with local loudmen Former Monarchs in The Pavilion on the same night.

Monday: When Good Pets Go Bad have been busy slowly building an army of fans elsewhere in the country so it's great to see their punk-pop heads return to Leeside for a midnight show in The Crane Lane Theatre.

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

Monday, 13th May
- The KC Sessions: Greenshine, The Bradley Sisters, Tuesday Boots, Lorcan McMuiris, Lennoko and Bubba Shakespeare in The Crane Lane Theatre (8.30pm)
- When Good Pets Go Bad and Mark Buckeridge in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Improvised Mondays: Jonathan MacNicholas, David Duffy & Dan Walsh in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)

Tuesday, 14th May
- Songwriter Sessions with Paula Gomez in L'Attitude 51
- Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)

Wednesday, 15th May
- Bringing It All Back Home in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- The Aftermath in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Wasps vs Humans and Chunky Planet in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Karan Casey & John Doyle in The Pavilion
- Sundown Sessions in The Raven
- The Empty Orchestra in The Roundy
- Sitting Room Session: Hank Wedel & more in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 16th May
- Joe O'Leary (Fred) in Coughlan's
- Mark Buckeridge & Band followed by Midnight Marauders DJs in The Pavilion Bar
- Roots Music Festival: Niall Toner Band and Clive Barnes in The White Horse (Ballincollig)

Friday, 17th May
- The David Nelligan Thing (album launch) and Rory Francis O'Brien in Coughlan's
- Mutantspace: Innercity in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Mutantspace: Mutant Cabaret in The Roundy
- The Dudley Corporation and Jogging in Triskel Arts Centre TDC
- Roots Music Festival: John Blek & The Rats and The Hard Ground in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
- The Riptide Movement in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 18th May
- Crowley's Instore: in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm)
- Senekah in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Gemma Hayes in Cyprus Avenue
- Mutantspace: Urchin Collective in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Enemies and Former Monarchs in The Pavilion
- Roots Music Festival: Jerry Fish in The White Horse (Ballincollig)

Sunday, 19th May
- A Band Called Wanda in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Mutantspace: Cormac O'Caoimh and Stuart Wilde in The Gateway
- Purling Hiss and Grave Lanterns in The Pavilion
- Vinnie's TV in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville) (afternoon show)

If I have forgotten a show or listed a gig incorrectly feel free to let me know!
Please make sure to confirm gig details with the official site in advance.

Upcoming The G-Man Presents... Gigs:
  • 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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