Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 29th July - 12th August

This week in Cork: Indie '14, Daniel Martin Moore, Spies, Skib Arts Festival, Quarter and more..

August: a month of lions, virgins and erections en masse; I’m talking astrology and tent-pitching here people, what else? As the Summer considers climax the trees flirt with a new-found passion for Autumnal finery, school children rush to wring the last drop of adventure from their remaining days of freedom, while baby-wipes, ponchos and poo-rolls are stuffed into seldom-seen rucksacks, probably never to be seen again as thousands prepare to flock to the fields, ensuring a right Roman send-off for Augustus.*

As Castlepalooza and Electric Picnic engulf elsewhere, it is the return of Indiependence to Deer Farm for three days of mud, music and mayhem that captures the interest of southern-situated festival fans. Nine years on from its original inception, the Mitchelstown meet-up’s 2014 musical menagerie features a whole host of international fowl migrating south for the August bank holiday weekend. Legendary hip-hop hawks Public Enemy, post-punk London larks White Lies and West Sussex song-sparrow Tom Odell perch high on a line-up also featuring Wicklow warbler Hozier, fresh from fluffing his feathers at Glastonbury (some say the biggest nest of them all). More frequently spotted but no less exotic native species on show include The Altered Hours, The Vincent(s) and Elastic Sleep so make sure to complete those canvas nests nice and early. (1st-3rd)*

Comfy bed-besotted’, city-confined gig goers may fulfil festival frolics with a twist thanks to Quarter who host their latest multidisciplinary arts gathering in the Triskel TDC from 2nd-4th August. Film screenings, poetry recitals, topical discussion and live art are just some of the events planned with music supplied on opening night by Cork composer Irene Buckley as part of a new collaboration with UCC gamelan crew Scintilla (Saturday) and alien-pop duo Mirrorman and Glitterface aka Nanu Nanu (Sunday).*

Midweek it's to Gulpd Café for the soothing sounds of folk gospel guy Daniel Martin Moore on Wednesday before making a break across Washington Street for Spies, Hags and Partisan Crowds in Black Dog Saloon for another excellent Alliance Promotions showcase.

*Published as part of Incoming with The G-Man in the July edition of Insert Title.

Also going down around town this week:
  • The return of the original Patrick Street punks Sultans of Ping for a set in Cyprus Avenue on the first day of the month (Friday)
  • Skibbereen Arts Festival continues. For details visit www.skibbereenartsfestival.com (25th July-2nd August)
  • MDR Takeover masterminded by Meltybrains in De Barra's (Friday)
  • Toy Soldier in Coughlan's (Saturday)
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, 29th July 
- Jazz Improv (9pm), Carswell & Hope (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Cornelia Keating & Jon Hicks in El Fenix

Wednesday, 30th July 
- Spies, Hags and Partisan Crowds in Black Dog Saloon
- Strange Attractor (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Daniel Martin Moore in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Blue Note Jazz Session in The Roundy
- Sitting Room Session in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Skibbereen Arts Festival: 3Epkano in Town Hall (Skibbereen)

Thursday, 31st July 
- Hans Chew & Band (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Raising Jupiter in The Roundy
- Vespertine Quintet in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Skibbereen Arts Festival: Martin Stephenson in Baby Hannah's (Skibbereen)

Friday, 1st August 
- Sultans of Ping in Cyprus Avenue
- Cath & Phil Tyler in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Clearfell in The Roundy
- MDR Takeover: Meltybrains in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Indiependence: Public Enemy, White Lies, The Altered Hours & more in Deer Farm (Mitchelstown)
- Skibbereen Arts Festival: The Vespertine Quartet (1pm) in Liss Ard (Skibbereen)

Saturday, 2nd August 
- Toy Soldier in Coughlan's
- Quarter: Scintilla in Gulpd
- Hans Chew & Band in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Indiependence: Public Enemy, White Lies, The Altered Hours & more in Deer Farm (Mitchelstown)
- Skibbereen Arts Festival: Sacred Harp Singers (2pm) in Abbeystrewry Hall (Skibbereen)
- Skibbereen Arts Festival: Mick Flannery (8pm) in Abbeystrewry Church (Skibbereen)

Sunday, 3rd August 
- Audible Joes (album launch) in Cyprus Avenue
- Quarter: Nanu Nanu in Triskel Arts Centre TDC
- Indiependence: Public Enemy, White Lies, The Altered Hours & more in Deer Farm (Mitchelstown)

Monday, 4th August 
- Monday Session in Coughlan's
- Quarter in Triskel Arts Centre TDC

And the following 7 days:

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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