Weekly Cork gig guide: 23rd-29th June 2015

Mastodon - Savoy (Sat)
Jennifer Evans - Sirius (Sat)
This week in Cork: Mastodon, Jennifer Evans, The Waterboys, The Great Balloon Race, I Draw Slow and more.

With the "big" names all headed towards the tent on the tarmac (Live at the Marquee listings here), it could be easy to miss the fact that Atlanta, Georgia prog-metallers Mastodon motor into Cork this weekend for a Saturday set in The Savoy. Tracks from 2014's Once More 'Round the Sun should appear in abundance.

Out east, it's the slightly smaller - but beautiful - setting of Sirius Arts Centre that plays centre-piece as Jennifer Evans plays possibly her first ever headline Cork set down in Cobh. See Cork's Evening Echo on Thursday for a full G-Man interview with Jennifer. The prog-tastic The Great Balloon Race support.

Other gigs to keep an eye on include hip-hop in abundance with This Side Up and Spekulativ Fiction in Fred Zeppelin's; death metal with Vircolac and Zhora in Cork Community Print Shop (both Friday); alt-country crooners  I Draw Slow in Coughlan's (Saturday) and The Waterboys Live at the Marquee (Sunday).

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, 23rd June 
- Bluegrass Tuesday in Callanan's
- Jazz Improv (9pm), Legends of Dubai (11.50pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- John Legend Live at the Marquee

Wednesday, 24th June 
- Lynda Cullen & Barry John in L'Atitude 51
- Ellie Goulding Live at the Marquee
- Blue Note Jazz Sessions in The Roundy

Thursday, 25th June 
- White Line Fever, Transmission Club and Míde Houlihan (8.30pm), Goldfish Syndrome (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Kodaline Live at the Marquee
- The Midnight Ramble (12am) in The Oliver Plunkett
- Colm FitzPatrick in The Roundy
- Frank Yamma in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 26th June 
- Vircolac and Zhora in Cork Community Print Shop
- Wallis Bird in Coughlan's
- This Side Up and Spekulativ Fiction in Fred Zeppelin's

Saturday, 27th June
- I Draw Slow in Coughlan's
- Lionel Richie Live at the Marquee
- Mastodon in The Savoy
- Crazy Chester in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
- Jennifer Evans and The Great Balloon Race in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)
- Hank Wedel in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 28th June
- The Waterboys Live at the Marquee
- West Cork Ukulele Orchestra in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
- The DOC Trio in Bakestone (Carrigtwohill)

Monday, 29th June
- Monday Session in Coughlan's
- Malojian (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.

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 - Deerhoof 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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