Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 8th-13th April 2015

O Emperor - Cyprus Avenue (Thursday)
This week in Cork: O Emperor, The Would Bes, Blawan and more.

Déise dudes O Emperor take to Cyprus Avenue on Thursday evening for the Cork launch of new EP Lizard. Steeped in 80's gloss, the four new tracks see the twice Choice Music Prize-nominated Cork-based group continue their musical evolution with the bulldozing beat of 'Switchblade' the stand-out.

On the following evening, Irish songwriter Julie Hawk returns to Cork with her band Hawk with the formidable The Great Balloon Race providing support in Cyprus Avenue with Yorkshire producer Blawan wrapping up a trio of Caroline Street shows with an appearance on Saturday night.

To stand a chance of winning tickets to Hawk, The Great Balloon Race and Kashkao in Cyprus Avenue on Friday pop a quick mail to comps@thegmanworld.com containing :

- a subject of 'Hawk Comp'
- your full name
- your mobile number

The winner* will be notified on Wednesday 8th April.

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.

Wednesday, 8th April 
- Peter Doran in Coughlan's
- The Would Bes (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Jazz Fusion in The Roundy

Thursday, 9th April 
- Túcan in Coughlan's
- Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- O Emperor in Cyprus Avenue
- Playground of Dreamss in The Roundy
- Deep End of the Ford in Triskel Christchurch
- Jenn Grant in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 10th April 
- Columbia Mills in Coughlan's
- Hawk, The Great Balloon Race and Kashkao in Cyprus Avenue
- The Minutes at Pana at the Pav (formerly The Pavilion)
- Túcan in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 11th April
- The Grunts (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Blawan in Cyprus Avenue
- Jack L at Pana at the Pav (formerly The Pavilion)
- Smells Like Nirvana: Paradox and Screenreader in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Cookie & The Vaudevilles in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)

Sunday, 12th April
- Wasps Vs Humans (6pm), The Mighty Stef (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Frances Black at Pana at the Pav (formerly The Pavilion)

Monday, 13th April
- 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:
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
17th June - Mogwai in Cork Opera House
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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