Cork Gig Guide (27th May - 4th June)

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Bee Mask
Public Service Broadcasting
Bank Holiday beats and blips a-plenty...

The long weekend beckons with an eclectic mix of live music on offer over the next 9 days or so. Midweek belongs to Chris Madak who dons his Bee Mask for an evening of electronic experimentation in Gulpd Café. Cork soundscapist Elll - who impressed in the same building on record store day - will also provide tones and atmospherics on Wednesday evening.

It's all about information, education and entertainment on Thursday as the corduroy-clad triumph that is J. Willgoose, Esquire and his partner in crime Wrigglesworth's Public Service Broadcasting machine plugs into Cyprus Avenue. Inform - Educatate - Entertain is the duo's first full-length and diligently combines audio broadcast samples with instrumental rock so will be fascinating to see how it all translates live. For a chance to win a pair of tickets click here.

And it being a bank holiday weekend and all, it's almost tradition at this stage that Chicago brass brothers Hypnotic Brass Ensemble take to The Pavilion stage. For those yet to catch the frenetic octet live, this one's a must-see on Sunday on Carey's Lane. If it hasn't sold-out already that is.

Also going down around town this week:

Saturday: It's back to Gulpd Café for Kilkenny sound-sculptor Peter Lawlor aka Replete.

Monday, 27th May   
- Hot Blooded Animals in Coughlan's 
- Runaway Go in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm) 
- Improvised Mondays: Kevin Terry, Roslyn Steer & Dan Walsh in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)

Tuesday, 28th May 
- Film screening: I Walk The Line in Coughlan's 
- Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm) 
- Songwriter Sessions with Paula Gomez in L'Attitude 51 
- Synergy in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm) 
- The Music of Count Basie & His Orchestra performed by The Cork School of Music in Half Moon Theatre

Wednesday, 29th May 
- Sean Kelleher & Band in Bradley's of Barrack Street 
- Max Greenwood & Band in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm) 
- Plugd present: Bee Mask and Ellll in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre) 
- Cancer Bats in The Pavilion 
- Sundown Sessions in The Raven 
- Blue Note Jazz Sessions in The Roundy 
- Sitting Room Session: Elder and John Synnott in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 30th May 
- Public Service Broadcasting in Cyprus Avenue 
- The Niall McCabe Band in The Pavilion (8.30pm)
- Floating Joints 4: Vice City with Frank B and Gemma Dunleavy in The Pavilion
- Rónán Ó'Snodaigh in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 31st May 
- The Great Balloon Race in Cork School of Music Stack Theatre (1pm)
- Grant Hart (acoustic) in Plugd Records (5pm - 1st floor of Triskel Arts Centre)
- Stoutfest Seasick Steve and Grant Hart in Beamish & Crawford Brewery
- Singing Nina with Karen Underwood in Cork Opera House 
- Amnesty present Leaders of Men, Numbers 1s and The Lost Gecko in The Crane Lane Theatre (8pm) 
- Young Guns (14+ show at 7pm) in Cyprus Avenue 
- Conforce in Cyprus Avenue 
- Nanu Nanu in Half Moon Theatre 
- Fish Go Deep in The Pavilion (10pm) 
- Bourbon Street Presents TBC in The Roundy 
- The Jooks in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 1st June
- Crowley's Instore: in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm) 
- Stoutfest Delorentos, Pulses of Tradition, Young Wonder, Windings and The Vincent(s) in Beamish & Crawford Brewery
- The Hard Ground in The Classic
- The Calvinists in Coughlan's 
- Fast Like Fun, Private Underground Residence and Liza Flume in Cyprus Avenue 
- Replete in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre) 
- Moustache Latte in The Pavilion

Sunday, 2nd June 
- Stoutfest LAPD (Liam O’Flynn, Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin & Dónal Lunny) Beamish & Crawford Brewery
- The Minutes and The Vincent(s) in An Bróg 
- Hot Blooded Animals in Coughlan's 
- The Pale in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm) 
- Kodakid, Stephanie Rainey and Ian O'Doherty in Cyprus Avenue 
- The Fuckwits in Fred Zeppelins 
- Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in The Pavilion 
- Windings in The Porterhouse
- Saxy Lady Boys in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Monday, 3rd June 
- One Horse Pony in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm) 
- Lamp in The Pavilion (Bar)

Tuesday, 4th June 
- Film screening and Irish premiere: The Punk Syndrome in Camden Palace Hotel (8pm)
- Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm) 
- Lau in Cyprus Avenue

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.

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

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