Weekly Cork Gig Guide:1st-7th July 2014

This week in Cork: Brian Wilson, Drenge, The Prodigy and more..

All's quiet on the southern front this week. Well, that is if you count the visit of a bonafide surf-pop genius for 4th July celebrations quiet. Yup, Brian Wilson is back in town to run through his collection of harmony-heavy, feel-good hits down at the Marquee (Friday) just two days after eternal firestarters The Prodigy do their damn-dest to raze the temporary tent to the tarmac.

*Uncompromising song titles such as 'I Want To Break You in Half' and 'I Don't Want To Make Love To You' suggest Drenge, a grunge-rock twosome from a tiny honeypot village located in England's East Midlands, deal in black and white: you either rock or you don't. And rock they shall upon their first visit to Cork for a date in Cyprus Avenue on the second day of the month. Fans of Channel 4's X-Men-for-the-disenchanted show Misfits may be familiar with the frenzied riff reverie of 'Bloodsport', which featured heavily in the advertising campaign for the popular Robert Sheehan-fronted television series.

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

Also going down around town this week:
  • Original Nirvana drummer Chad Channing's pop-rock machine Before Cars in Cyprus Avenue (Thursday)
  • Mark Geary in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh) (Friday)
  • Collective Beats electronic music festival featuring a whole host of local electronic acts from 5pm including Fish Go Deep, and Jet Li in The Thatch, Lisgoold (Saturday)
  • American country songwriter Aoife O'Donovan in Coughlan's (Sunday)
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, 1st July 
All's quiet on the southern front

Wednesday, 2nd July 
- Lowdown Sessions in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Drenge in Cyprus Avenue
- Prodigy in The Marquee

Thursday, 3rd July 
- Two Glass Eyes (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Before Cars in Cyprus Avenue
- The Last Vinci in The Pavilion Bar

Friday, 4th July 
- Darling and Leaders of Men in Cyprus Avenue
- Brian Wilson in The Marquee
- CANCELLED: Mark Geary in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)

Saturday, 5th July 

- Collective Beats festival: Fish Go Deep, Jet Li, Dennis Clifford and more (5pm until late) in The Thatch (Lisgoold)

Sunday, 6th July 
- Aoife O'Donovan in Coughlan's
- Wasted Space, Old Bean, Dream State and Drop Your Guns in Cyprus Avenue

Monday, 7th July 
- - Earthship (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.

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

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