Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 17th-23rd March 2015


This week in Cork: No Spill Blood, The Darkness and more.

Synth titans No Spill Blood rock into Triskel TDC on Saturday evening with Cork pals Lamp for a loud evening of eardrum bashing fun. New album Heavy Electricity recently sent sparks a-flying in The Quietus HQ so it's looking like a hell of a show.


Today of course is St. Patrick's Day so the celebrations will be green and snake-ist. I've always had a soft spot for The Darkness' 'Growing On Me', an itch that can be scratched later this evening as Justin Hawkins and his leather-clad buddies stride into Cyprus Avenue for an evening of elaborate solos and spandex. For those looking to boogie at the weekend look no further than Under a Plastic Cloud at Gulpd on Saturday night where Phil Hope's northern soul session celebrates its 3rd party with very special guest Mark Ellis in town to spin some discs.

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 three weeks see below.

Day-by-day
Tuesday, 17th March 
- Woody Pines & Band (2pm), Skazz (4.30pm), Karma Parking (7pm), Strange Attractor (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- The Darkness in Cyprus Avenue
- The Bluestars in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)


Wednesday, 18th March 
- Woody Pines & Band (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Thursday, 19th March 
- Colin Deady in Cyprus Avenue
- Live Room in The Roundy
- O Sahara featuring Luka Bloom, Quentin Cooper & Jon O’Connell in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 20th March 
- Kíla in Cyprus Avenue
- The Strypes in The Spaniard (Kinsale)

Saturday, 21st March
- Damien Dempsey in Cork Opera House
- The Strypes in Coughlan's SOLD OUT
- Exploding Eyes and Partisan Crowds (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- The Treesleepers in Fred Zeppelin's
- Under a Plastic Cloud 3rd Birthday: Phil Hope and special guest Mark Ellis in Gulpd
- Ikarumba in The Roundy
- No Spill Blood and Lamp in Triskel TDC
- The Altered Hours in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 22nd March 
- Tell No Foxx and Annie Wolf (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Academy of Popular Music Acoustic Sessions in The Roundy
- The Strypes in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Monday, 23rd March
- Monday Session 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 2015:
25th March - John Murry in Coughlans
2nd May - Sinead O'Connor in Cork Opera House
3rd May - Fractured Air present: Colleen and Caoimhín Ó'Raghallaigh in Cork Opera House
16th June - Beck Live at the Marquee
13th July - St. Vincent in Cork Opera House

- For more gigs and dates see the overall gig guide here
- For those more interested in independent cinema visit the Triskel cinema listings here

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