Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 16th-22nd June 2015

Beck - Live at the Marquee (Tuesday)
Circuit Des Yeux - Gulpd (Thursday)
This week in Cork: Beck, Mogwai, Circuit Des Yeux, the final three days of Cork Midsummer Festival and more.

Three incredible gigs in the space of three days, all on school nights. This week is going to be fun! Musical chameleon Beck slides into Cork this weekend for what I consider to be one of the most exciting BIG concerts announced down south in a number of years. Beck's 2014 record Morning Phase is a a thing of alt-folk beauty - featuring at #2 on the 2014 best album list - and it will be interesting to see how he blends the low-key delights of 'Morning' and 'Blue Moon' with upbeat classic Beck tracks 'Loser' and 'Devil's Haircut' in a live setting. With local alt-rockers O Emperor now added to the bill, this one's going to be great and takes place tonight (Tuesday).

There's no time to catch the breath as we move straight on to Cork Opera House where Scottish post-rockers Mogwai will be holding court on Wednesday night. Celebrating 20 years in existence, the Glaswegian five will be joined by compatriot RM Hubbert as they run through highlights of their incomparable back catalogue.

Then on Thursday, it's to Gulpd Café for Haley Fohr's Circuit Des Yeux. For a recent interview with Haley that I compiled for Thumped.com, click here. Otherwise, wrap your earlobes around In Plain Speech, Haley's extraordinary fifth studio record.

Cork Midsummer Festival part deux resumes on Friday with another full weekend of art, music, theatre and plain ol' fun planned from Friday-Sunday. Two particular music highlights include a heavenly breakfast with Crash Ensemble (see an interview with CE and festival curator Kath Gorman here) and Jason Yarde's Bold As Brass extravaganza on the Sunday. For an interview with the latter, see Thursday's Evening Echo.

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.

Tuesday, 16th June 
- Beck and O Emperor Live at the Marquee
- Bluegrass Tuesday in Callanan's
- Flats & Sharps (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Wednesday, 17th June 
- Mogwai and RM Hubbert in Cork Opera House
- Billy Idol and The Vincent(s) Live at the Marquee
- Russian Songwriters Night in The Roundy
Sudden Jazz Club: The Dan Walsh Trio in Mother Jones Flea Market

Thursday, 18th June 
- Lowlek in The Corner House
- Circuit des Yeux and Rory Francis O'Brien in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Hermitage Green and Lisa Canny in Coughlan's
- The Vamps, Hometown and The Tide Live at the Marquee
Sudden Jazz Club: The Dan Walsh Trio in Mother Jones Flea Market
- The Midnight Ramble (12am) in The Oliver Plunkett
- Playground of Dreamss in The Roundy
- John Satz in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Friday, 19th June 
- The Coronas Live at the Marquee
- Cork Midsummer Festival in Various Locations
- Johnny Borell (Razorlight) & Zazou in Coughlan's
- Sudden Jazz Club: The Dan Walsh Trio in Mother Jones Flea Market
- Míde Houlihan in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 20th June
- The Coronas Live at the Marquee
- Cork Midsummer Festival in Various Locations
- Cork Midsummer Festival Young-Choon Park (7.30pm) in St. Fin Barre's Cathedral
- Crazy Chester in Coughlan's
- Steve Strong, Stuck On Repeat and Paradox (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Laoise O'Hanlon in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
- Summer Solstice Craft Beer Festival in An Bodhran (Mitchelstown)
- The Service in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 21st June
- Cork Midsummer Festival in Various Locations
- Cork Midsummer Festival Crash Ensemble (5am) in Blackrock Observatory
- Cork Midsummer Festival Bold As Brass (4.30pm, 6pm, 8pm) in Elizabeth Fort
- Cork Midsummer Closing Party (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Frank Fairfield in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Delta String Trio in Bakestone (Carrigtwohill)
- Summer Solstice Craft Beer Festival: Mind Riot and Paradox in An Bodhran (Mitchelstown)

Monday, 22nd June
- Monday Session in Coughlan's
- Crow Black Chicken (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- ZZ Top Live at the Marquee

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:
10th July - Katie Kim in Sirius Arts Centre
13th July - St. Vincent in Cork Opera House
17th-19th July - The Cave: This Is The Kit, Lisa O'Neill, David Kitt and more in Mitchelstown Caves
18th August - Deerhof in Cyprus Avenue
17th-20th Sept - Sounds From A Safe Harbour
3rd October - Girl Band and The Altered Hours

- 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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