Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 25th November-1st December

O Emperor
'Tis cold down south but don't let that stop you seeing some of these shows this week...

Irish-born Chicagoan songwriter Bahhaj Taherzadeh aka We/Or/Me was in town last weekend providing warm-up duties for Adrian Crowley and liked us all so much he's back for another couple of dates. First stopping off out west for a De Barra's date (Wednesday), before making his way towards the bright lights of the city with an intimate session planned for Mother Jones' Flea Market (Thursday). Currently touring The Walking Hour, his second full-length release which features a guest appearance from cult English folk-queen Vashti Bunyan, Taherzadeh will be joined in the (just-off) MacCurtain Street market by soon-to-be-no-more Fred's Joe O'Leary (the band, not Joe. He's doing fine) and Ronan's Feat of Strength.

Clashes are the bane of our world and Thursday throws up a particular gut-puncher. Waterford-born yet Cork-adopted alt-rockers O Emperor kickstart a final Irish tour of 2013 with a visit to Cyprus Avenue on Thursday night. The foursome's second record, O Vitreous, is set to appear high on plenty of end-of-year lists with the spacey follow up to début Hither Thither seeing the band spiral offroad into more cerebral psych-rock terrain. And expertly navigated I might add.

80's alt-anthem champs The Chameleons take to Cyprus Avenue on Friday evening with the Mancunian quartet's comeback showing no sign of slowing down while Texas-based multi-instrumentalist Gurf Morlix brings his country-folk to The Crane Lane for an early show on the following night.

Also going down around town this week:

For those more interested in independent cinema visit the Triskel cinema listings here

Monday, 25th November
- Monday Night Music Club in Coughlan's

Tuesday, 26th November
- Modemusic in Brú
- Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Ana Gog in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- UCC Live Music Society: The Rupture Dogs in Fred Zeppelin's

Wednesday, 27th November 
- Fireside Sessions: in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Screenreader and Paradox in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Heathers in Cyprus Avenue
- Blue Note Jazz Sessions in The Roundy
- Sitting Room Session: We/Or/Me, Joe O'Leary (Fred) and Ronan's Feat of Strength in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 28th November 
- Yearning Curve in Brú
- Jukebox Gypsy and Andy Wilson in Coughlan's
- Jagermeister Freezer Sessions: Leaders of Men, The Hot Sprockets, Carried By Waves and The Raglans in The Crane Lane Theatre (8pm)
- O Emperor in Cyprus Avenue
- We/Or/Me in Mother Jones' Flea Market
- Bantum in The Pavilion Bar
- The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock in Seanachaí (Kinsale)

Friday, 29th November 
- The Art Crimes Band in Brú
- One Horse Pony in The Crane Lane Theatre
- The Chameleons in Cyprus Avenue
- Murphy's Christmas: Natty Wailer & The Reggae Vibes and John Blek & The Rats in The Bowery
- Derkovbois (Hungary), The Jollars, Redi and Wasted Space in Fred Zeppelin's
- Fish Go Deep in The Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
- Damien Dempsey in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Hermitage Green in The Spaniard (Kinsale)

Saturday, 30th November
- Black Bomb A and Harboured in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Gurf Morlix in The Crane Lane Theatre (8.30pm)
- Murphy's Christmas: Duke Special and Ian Whitty & The Exchange in The Bowery
- Fish Go Deep in The Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
- Amnesty International Annual Fundraiser: Saxy Lady Boys & more in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Sunday, 1st December 
- Sunday Sessions in The Roundy (6pm)
- Primetime 21st birthay: Mr Scruff in The Pavilion
- Sunday Sounds with: Art Crimes Band & DJ Ian Richards in The Slate

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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