Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 29th April-6th May 2014

Elastic Sleep - Triskel TDC (Sunday)

ZZZs - Crane Lane (Friday)
This week in Cork: Southern Gothic 2014, Boa Morte, Quarter, Hope Is Noise, Barry McCormack and more..

Curse you beautiful Boa Morte and your terrible timing. Possibly my favourite Irish band of all time make a return from the wilderness this Saturday night as special guests for friend Barry McCormack in Bradley's of Barrack Street. The Dublin songwriter recorded and released his fifth studio album Cut Throat Lane in October 2013 which can be streamed over on Soundcloud. Fans of RTÉ's Other Voices take note, Barry featured on the very first series of the long-running Irish music show.

Closer to the heart of the city centre it's a case of alternative festival madness with Southern Gothic returning for another May bank holiday weekend this time spanning out into several venues such as Mutton Lane, Sin É and The Black Dog Saloon as well as returning to spiritual headquarters Crane Lane Theatre. For a full rundown on all of the artists playing this year visit southerngothiccork.com. Brooklyn-based Japanese noise/no-wave trio ZZZs would be top of my must-see list for SG14.

Likewise, tri-monthly arts-festival Quarter returns for a late Spring/early Summer outing in Triskel TDC featuring lots of guest speakers, films, music, discussions and more. See the official Quarter event page for more.

Oh and a certain cereal-lovin' red-head comes to Cork Opera House to wrap it all up on Monday. A bit of a legend? You bet your life she is.






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

Day-by-day
Tuesday, 29th April
- Mick Flannery in Coughlan's
- Jazz Improv (9pm), Watson Ace (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre


Wednesday, 30th April
- Haymarket, The Jollars and Kendo Nagasaki in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Rachel Ries and House of Gold in Coughlan's
- Track Dogs in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Junctions: Buille in The Pavilion
- Blue Note Session (John Coltraine Special) in The Roundy
- The Cosy Club in Sin É
- We Banjo Three in Ionad Culthurta (Ballyvourney)
- Mama Kin in De Barra's (Clonakilty)



Thursday, 1st May
- Black Capricorn and Ealadha in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Neil Finn in Cork Opera House
- The Underscore Orkestra (8pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Trad Session with Ger Wolfe in Gallaghers
- Hope Is Noise in The Pavilion Bar
- John Spillane in De Barra's (Clonakilty)




Friday, 2nd May
- Dave Arcari (6pm) in The Black Dog Saloon
- The Treesleepers in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Áine Whelan & Band in Coughlan's
- Southern Gothic: Zzzs (6pm), Barrence Whitfield & The Savages (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Daithi in Cyprus Avenue
- Southern Gothic: Lewis Floyd Henry (4pm) in Mutton Lane
- Dave Arcari in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Barry McCormack and Let's Get Lost in Seanachai (Kinsale)


Saturday, 3rd May
- Lewis Floyd Henry (6pm) in The Black Dog Saloon
- Barry McCormack and Boa Morte in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Southern Gothic: Farewell JR and The Shaker Hymn (4.30pm), The Membranes(9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Ryan Keen and Jamie Lawson in Cyprus Avenue
- Southern Gothic: Viking Moses (7pm) in El Fenix
- Southern Gothic: Viking Moses (4pm) in Mutton Lane
- The Service in The Pavilion
- Southern Gothic: Dave Arcari (5pm) in Sin É
- Quarter: in Triskel Arts Centre TDC



Sunday, 4th May
- Tumbleweed Sessions (6.30pm) in L'Attitude 51
- Viking Moses (6pm) in The Black Dog Saloon
- Southern Gothic: John Robb (2pm), J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers (9pm), Kid Loco (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Son of Dave in Cyprus Avenue
- Southern Gothic: Lewis Floyd Henry (7pm) in El Fenix
- Southern Gothic: Dave Arcari (4pm) in Mutton Lane
- Om Unit, Cian Finn and Mike Fate in The Pavilion
- Sunday Session in The Roundy (6pm)
- Southern Gothic: Delaney Davidson (5pm) in Sin É
- Quarter: Elastic Sleep and Fears in Triskel Arts Centre TDC




Monday, 5th April
- Southern Gothic: Delaney Davidson (12pm) in Bodega
- Tori Amos in Cork Opera House
- Monday Night Music Club in Coughlan's
- Southern Gothic: J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers (4.30pm), Mark Mulcahy (8.30pm), J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Southern Gothic: Mark Mulcahy (5pm) in Sin É
- Dave Arcari in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)




Tuesday, 6th April
- Jazz Improv (9pm), The Nightingales and Ted Chippington (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre


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.

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