Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 27th May-3rd June 2014

Joan Shelley - Gulpd (Wednesday)
Soft Metals - Triskel (Saturday)
The Delines - Cyprus Avenue (Monday)

This week in Cork: Amanda Shires, The Delines, Joan Shelley, Soft Metals, Mick Flannery and more..
The June bank holiday weekend begins early this year with Thrift Store Cowgirl Amanda Shires in Cyprus Avenue on Tuesday evening with the Texan songwriter and violin player set to play tracks from her ever-growing solo back catalogue, focusing mostly on 2013's Down Fell The Doves. And the gigging week doesn't break for a breath for a moment from there. Kentucky starlet Joan Shelley returns to Cork on Wednesday evening with an intimate show planned for Triskel-based cafe Gulpd. Stay tuned for an upcoming podcast on the blog featuring an interview with Shelley herself.

Joined by fellow travelling troubadour Casey Black, chart-topping Blarney songsmith Mick Flannery plays a double date in The Pavilion on Thursday and Friday evening with both most likely sold out by the time of the shows.

From midweek folk to pulsating long weekend electronica, Portland twosome Patricia Hall and Ian Hicks aka Soft Metals are the latest international artists to play Triskel TDC courtesy of Plugd Records. Local soundwave samurai Carried By Waves opens proceedings while on Saturday evening Cork indie rockers Neon Atlas are in Cyprus Avenue. Capital disco-rockers Le Galaxie see out the weekend fulfilling Bandon Music Festival closing duties on Sunday evening.

And those looking for a break on Monday best to look away now as author and Richmond Fontaine frontman Willy Vlautin features in Cyprus Avenue as part of The Delines (Vlautin's latest songwriting vehicle, voiced by Amy Boone)' Irish tour. For those looking for something a little more low-key, see the official launch for I'm Awake, I'm Alive, a graphic novel titled after local heroes The Altered Hours which opens its pages in The Pavilion that same evening.

Late announcement: Ryley Walker and Cian Nugent in Gulpd Café

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

Tuesday, 27th May 
- Jazz Improv (9pm), Earthship (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Amanda Shires in Cyprus Avenue
- Mick Flannery and Casey Black in De Barra's (Clonakilty) SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 28th May 
- John Fairhurst & Band (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Ronan Murphy & Kevin Glavin in El Fenix
- Joan Shelley in Gulpd
- Blue Note Jazz Sessions in The Roundy (6pm)

Thursday, 29th May 
- Tonetoaster Records showcase: Lucky Bones & more in Coughlan's
- Jennifer Clarke in Cyprus Avenue
- Mick Flannery and Casey Black in The Pavilion
- Black Stalks in The Roundy
- Greenshine in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 30th May 
- Nicole Maguire in Coughlan's
- Album launch: Goldfish Syndrome (8.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Lennoko and The Japans in Cyprus Avenue
- Mick Flannery and Casey Black in The Pavilion
- Sylvie Courvoisier & Marc Feldman in Triskel Christchurch (8pm)
- Soft Metals in Triskel TDC
- Bandon Music Festival: in The Shambles (Bandon)
- Electric Eel Shock in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 31st May 
- Neon Atlas in Cyprus Avenue
- CSN's Bowie Tribute Night in The Pavilion
- Luka Bloom in Triskel Christchurch (8pm)
- Bandon Music Festival: Mundy in The Shambles (Bandon)
- My Fellow Sponges in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 1st June 
- Tumbleweed Sessions (6.30pm) in L'Attitude 51
- Sunday Session in The Roundy (6pm)
- Bandon Music Festival: Le Galaxie, Kormac's Big Band in The Shambles (Bandon)

Monday, 2nd June 
- Monday Night Music Club in Coughlan's
- The Delines in Cyprus Avenue
- Ryley Walker and Cian Nugent in Gulpd Café
- Book launch: I'm Awake, I'm Alive in The Pavilion

Tuesday, 3rd June 
- Charles and Rory Francis O'Brien in Gulpd Café

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 G-Man Presents shows:
 7th June - Angel Olsen in Triskel Christchurch Buy tickets here

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

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