Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cork Gig Guide: 28th June-4th July 2016

Saul Williams (Cyprus Avenue, Wednesday)
This week in Cork: Saul Williams, August Wells and more...

Over a decade has passed since Saul Williams first shook the music world with his raging, rap-rock second record, Saul Williams. Back with his sixth studio release, MartyrLoserKing, the poet/musican/actor’s visit to Cork is worth the ticket price alone just to witness how the Caroline Street venue’s walls cope - or don’t - with the sheer ferocity of the New Yorker’s scintillating style of storytelling.
Saul Williams
Wednesday 29th June | Cyprus Avenue | 9pm, €20

Having signed with FIFA Records (Frank & Walters, Slow Motion Heroes) and played several sold-out shows on Leeside in recent times, Ken Griffin - formerly of Dublin noisepop foursome Rollerskate Skinny - and New York pianist John Rauchenberger have unofficially come to call Cork August Wells’ European HQ. Profile raising performances on RTÉ’s Other Voices and as Glen Hansard’s special guests at Vicar Street suggest these shows will be a tight squeeze.
August Wells
Friday 1st July | Coughlan’s | 9.30pm, €10
Saturday 2nd July | Levis’ Corner House | 8pm TBC
Saturday 9th July | Pine Lodge | 10pm, FREE

Midsummer Market
Who doesn’t love a good snoop and rummage through a market? Following on from the success of their Spring Fling, Coughlan’s are bringing back stalls stacked full of vinyl, vintage clothes, jewellery, retro collectables and all sorts of bits and bobs to their Douglas Street bar and beer garden. Make sure to bring a hungry belly as plenty of tasty treats from local food suppliers are promised, followed by a gin cocktail hour and live music in the evening.
Saturday 2 July, Coughlan’s Bar

The previews above appear in the June edition of Totally Cork.

UPDATE:
Previously listed Electric Eel Shock gig was from 2015 so removed. Sorry!

Also going down around town this week:
  • Laurie Shaw in Gulpd Café (Wednesday)
  • Friary Cork Festival with The Whispering Pines, The Prairie Jaywalkers & more in The Friary (Thursday-Sunday) 
  • Skinny Downers, Land Crabs and Foreign Bodies in The Kino (Saturday)
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

Monday 27th June
Full Moon Club
The Abbey Tavern
9.30pm, FREE

Hank Wedel & Ray Barron
Charlie's
9.30pm, FREE

The Americanics
Coughlan's
9pm, FREE

Tuesday 28th June
Snatch Comedy Improv
The Roundy
9pm, €5

The Lee Sessions
The Corner House
9.30pm, FREE

Jazz Improv
The Crane Lane Theatre
9pm, FREE

Leif - Trad & Folk
The Welcome Inn
9.30pm, FREE

Acoustic Session
De Barra's (Clonakilty)
9.30pm, FREE

Wednesday 29th June
Don Henley
Live at the Marquee
8pm, €76-€86

Saul Williams
Cyprus Avenue
9pm, €20

Blue Note Jazz Sessions
The Roundy
9pm, €5

The Lee Sessions
The Corner House
9.30pm, FREE

The Unknowns
Coughlan's
9pm, FREE

Wicked Wednesday Quiz
The Friary
8pm, FREE

Laurie Shaw
Gulpd Café

9pm, FREE

Thursday 30th June
Pulses of Tradition
Triskel Christchurch
8pm, €15

Martina Stafford and Shane Scanlon
Charlie's
9.30pm, FREE

Skazz
The Crane Lane Theatre
11.30pm, FREE

Friary Cork Festival w/ The Whispering Pines
The Friary
7pm, FREE

The Midnight Rambles - Jamming Session
The Oliver Plunkett
12am, FREE

Friday 1st July
Nathan Carter
Live at the Marquee
8pm, €28

August Wells
Coughlan's
9.30pm, €10


The Princes Street Buskers
Charlie's
10.30pm, FREE

Friary Cork Festival
The Friary
7pm, FREE

Live Words Poetry
The Roundy
9pm, FREE

Ledz Presence
De Barra's (Clonakilty)
10.30pm, FREE

King Harvest & The Weight
Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)
10pm, FREE

Saturday 2nd July
Imelda May
Live at the Marquee
8pm, €29.05

Midsummer Market - pop-up flea market
Coughlan's
11am-4pm, FREE

Crojayn
Charlie's
10.30pm, FREE

Friary Cork Festival
The Friary
7pm, FREE

Skinny Downers, Land Crabs and Foreign Bodies
The Kino
8pm, €10



August Wells
Levis' Corner House (Ballydehob)
8pm, TBC

Karma Parking
De Barra's (Clonakilty)
10.30pm, FREE

Sunday 3rd July
Little Mix
Live at the Marquee
8pm, €57.15-€60.45

Lee Trad Music Session
Charlie's
3pm, FREE

Niall McCabe Band
Coughlan's
10pm, FREE

Friary Cork Festival
The Friary
5pm, FREE

Monday 4th July
Little Mix
Live at the Marquee
8pm, €57.15-€60.45

Full Moon Club
The Abbey Tavern
9.30pm, FREE

Hank Wedel & Ray Barron
Charlie's
9.30pm, FREE

The Americanics
Coughlan's
9pm, FREE

Friary Cork Festival
The Friary
7pm, FREE

Traditional Irish Session
De Barra's (Clonakilty)
9.30pm, FREE


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.


- 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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