Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 23rd-29th September

This week in Cork: Coughlans Live Music jamboree, Amen Dunes, Dreadzone, 3epkano and more..

Beginning with the room with the massive heart, the third annual Coughlan's Live Music Festival crams a dozen or so country/folk/americana artists into their cosy little sitting room for six days at the end of the month. With but half the colourful cast unveiled as we went to print, the leading actors featured from the 24th-29th include Katie Kim, Mick Flannery, I Draw Slow, Wallis Bird, John Blek & The Rats, Anna Mitchell & more. Tickets don’t laze about for this one so get them while they’re available.* To listen to a recent interview with Katie Kim - click here.

Having kicked off last week, the 10th annual Kinsale Arts Festival kites blue-skywards the following weekend with a mix of music, art, performance and discussion descending upon Cork’s most famous fishing village. Leading the line on the music front will be 12 carat Cavan nugget Lisa O’Neill who will light up St. Mulrose Church on the same day (27th) that the ever humble, ever extraordinary Iarla Ó’Lionáird (Afro Celt Sound System, The Gloaming, Crash Ensemble) chats with The Irish Times’ Jim Carroll, one of many Banter chats taking place throughout. For the full programme see www.kinsaleartsfestival.com.

From scoring fabled fang flicks such as Nosferatu to audibly elaborating upon expressionist epic science-fiction, 3epkano have been composing the most extraordinary soundtracks for silent films for the past decade. Fritz Lang's forward-thinking 1927 classic Metropolis provides the visual base for their latest audio incarnation with the Triskel Christchurch the Dublin collective’s designated home for the night on Friday, the 26th.

One of the city’s most beloved venues, The Pavilion, called time on six memorable years of live music at the end of July, resulting in a number of high profile shows being pulled from local listings. Fortunately, the visit of New York psych-folkster Amen Dunes has been resurrected, The Black Mariah (Triskel Arts Centre - top floor) providing a fitting altar for Damon McMahon’s hazy hymns on Thursday, 25th. To hear an interview with Damon - click here.

*Originally published in the September edition of Cork monthly culture magazine: Insert Title

Also going down around town this week:
  • Jungle Brothers in The Crane Lane Theatre (Tuesday)
  • Ger Wolfe in L'Attitude 51 (Thursday)
  • Hands Up Who Wants To Die launch their new record with pals Ten Past Seven in Cork Community Print Shop (Friday)
  • The Young Folk in De Barra'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, 23rd September 
- Jungle Brothers (8.30pm), Deady (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Kinsale Arts Festival: Chatham Saxophone Quartet in St. Mulrose Church

Wednesday, 24th September 
- Coughlan's 2014 Music Festival: Hank Wedel in Coughlan's
- Mick Flannery in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Kinsale Arts Festival: Tom Crowley & Sam Barker (1pm) in Methodist Church
- Blue Note Jazz Sessions in The Roundy

Thursday, 25th September 
- Ger Wolfe in L'Attitude 51
- Amen Dunes in The Black Mariah (Triskel)
- Coughlan's 2014 Music Festival: I Draw Slow (8pm), John Blek & The Rats (10pm) in Coughlan's
- Dreadzone (8.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Wasted Space in Cyprus Avenue
- Playground of Dreamss in The Roundy

Friday, 26th September 
- Hands Up Who Wants To Die and Ten Past Seven in Cork Community Print Shop
- Coughlan's 2014 Music Festival: Anna Mitchell (8pm), Booka Brass Band (10pm), Jerry Fish (11pm) in Coughlan's
- FILM Metropolis with live score: 3Epkano in Triskel Arts Centre
- Kinsale Arts Festival: David Keating (1pm) in Methodist Church
- Kinsale Arts Festival: David O'Doherty in Acton's
- Fox Jaw in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 27th September 
- Coughlan's 2014 Music Festival: Mick Flannery and Edisons (4pm), R.S.A.G. (8pm) and The Hot Sprockets (10.30pm) in Coughlan's
- Kinsale Arts Festival: Lisa O'Neill (8.30pm), Iarla Ó'Lionáird (talk - 4pm) in St. Mulrose Church
- Declan O'Rourke in Briery Gap Theatre (MacRoom)

Sunday, 28th September 
- Coughlan's 2014 Music Festival: Adrian Crowley and Katie Kim (4pm), Around the House (6.30pm) and Wallis Bird (9pm) in Coughlan's
- Crow Black Chicken (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Sunday Sessions (6pm) in The Roundy
- The Young Folk in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Monday, 29th September 
- Coughlan's 2014 Music Festival: Special Guests in Coughlan's

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 in October:
2nd-5th Trash Culture Revue: in various venues
2nd - The Necks in Triskel Christchurch (8pm)
9th - Spires That in the Sunset Rise in Gulpd Café
11th - Sean Nicholas Savage in The Black Mariah (Triskel)
18th - Girl Band in Triskel TDC
19th - Peter Broderick in Half Moon Theatre
26th - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings w/ Lee Fields & The Expressions in Cork Opera House
26th - Sleep Thieves and Slow Skies (11pm) in Triskel TDC
30th - USA NAILS and Terriers in Fred Zeppelin's

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

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