Weekly Cork Gig Guide:3rd-9th March 2014

O Emperor (Friday)
John Grant

This week in Cork: John Grant, O Emperor, John Blek And The Rats, Rachel Sermanni and more...

All roads point to Emmet Place this weekend as Cork Opera House braces herself for a busy weekend. First up is former cult Czars frontman-turned successful international solo artist John Grant who returns to Cork on Thursday with a serious venue upgrade following his sold out appearance in Cyprus Avenue last Summer.

Then it's over to Waterford-fivesome O Emperor following their recent Choice Music Prize nomination for the excellent Vitreous, the Cork-based group's second nomination in total who will be joined on Friday evening by the ever-ascending The Altered Hours, completing a bill of two of the most exciting bands in Cork for their biggest show to date.

Other big shows going down this week include John Blek & The Rats who awaken from their Winter slumber for a show in The Pavilion of Carey's Lane, part of a Saturday night double bill on Carey's Lane which sees the americana-lovin' sextet followed by a Shit Robot DJ set.

Cork Community Print Shop provide a nice wind-down to the weekend with the launch of their SecondSundays series which sees Morning Veils and Laurie Shaw join together for a Sunday matinee.

The early week highlight should delight folk-lovers as Rachel Sermanni continues her Irish tour with a date in Coughlan's on Tuesday evening.

Also going down around town this week:
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next seven days see below.

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

Monday, 3rd March
- Monday Night Music Club in Coughlan's

Tuesday, 4th March
- Fintan Lucey's Tuesday Session in L'Attitude 51
- Rachel Sermanni and Mo Kenny in Coughlan's
- Cork French Film Festival: The Red Balloon with live score by Christophe Rohr in River Lee Hotel

Wednesday, 5th March
- Fox Jaw in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- UCC Battle of the Bands Final: Kawtiks, Here We Stand, Brass, Tacks & Sons Music Solutions and Sum Yung Wans in Cyprus Avenue
- Cork French Film Festival: The Silent Pianist Speaks with Neil Brand in English Market
- UCC Capriccio Night: Kieran Dowling and Like A Fire in The Roundy

Thursday, 6th March
- John Grant in Cork Opera House
- Cork French Film Festival: An Italian Straw Hat with live piano score by Neil Brand in Cork School of Music
- Duke Special and Anna Mitchell in Coughlan's
- Replete in The Pavilion Bar
- Generic People's open mic in The Roundy

Friday, 7th March
- O Emperor and The Altered Hours in Cork Opera House
- Kellie Lewis & The Timekeepers in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Mortem in Cyprus Avenue
- Mike Skinner (DJ set) in The Pavilion
- Annette Buckley in The Roundy
- Intergalactic Gary in Triskel Arts Centre TDC

Saturday, 8th March
- Snooks Lee and Ghost Radio in Coughlan's
- Senekah in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Leaders of Men in Cyprus Avenue
- Cork French Film Festival: The Fall Of The House Of Usher with Live Score By Irene Buckley in St. Fin Barre's Cathedral
- John Blek & The Rats in The Pavilion (9pm)
- Shit Robot in The Pavilion (11pm)
- Anders Bergcrantz & The Phil Ware Trio in Triskel Christchurch (8pm)
- LATE ADDITION: Elll, Underling & more in Triskel Arts Centre TDC

Sunday, 9th March
- SecondSundays #1: Morning Veils and Laurie Shaw in Cork Community Print Shop (4pm)
- Tumbleweed Sessions in L'Attitude 51 (6.30pm)
- Niall McCabe Band in Coughlan's
- Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Missda Vast in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Sam Clague in The Pavilion (9pm)
- Album Launch: Ken Cotter in The Roundy

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.

Coming up in March:
29th March - The G-Man Presents... House of Cosy Cushions in The Roundy

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

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