Cork Gig Guide: 28th March - 3rd April

This week in Cork: 3 Will Tour, No Spill Blood, BARQ & more...
Following a superbly received set in Levis' last Friday, The 3 Will Tour comes to Cork City with a first ever gig hosted by vintage clothes shop Carousel on Oliver Plunkett Street. See the latest edition of Totally Cork magazine for an article I wrote following a chat with the 3 Will trio of Paul CreanePaula Cox and The Man Whom.

For those who want to munch on some crunch, look no further than synth-rock trio No Spill Blood's first visit to Cork in quite some time. Fellow ear-smashers Horse and Jogging join NSB in Fred's on Saturday night. Featuring another group of three acts, the Big Giant Head Tour showcase comes to Cork with the aim of introducing three new emerging Irish acts: HAWK, BARQ and Harbouring Oceans. From shoegaze to soul, there is no headliner for the Cyprus Avenue (Thursday) or Connolly's (Friday) shows but hopefully something for everyone at both.

Also going down around town this week:
  • New weekly session, Tunesday, in Mr. Bradley's (Tuesday)
  • CIT Battle of the Bands final in Cyprus Avenue (Wednesday)
  • Cork Improvised Music Club in Gulpd (Thursday)
  • Patrick Freeman in Brú (Thursday)
  • Guilty Optics in Fred's (Friday)
  • Instore performance from Clare Sands in Musiczone (Saturday)
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.


Tuesday 28th March
- The Prairie Jaywalkers, Coughlan's, 9pm, FREE
Tunesday w/, Mr. Bradley's, 9.30pm, FREE
Jazz ImprovCrane Lane, 9pm, FREE

Wednesday 29th March
- CIT Battle of the Bands FinalCyprus Avenue, 8pm, €2
- One Horse Pony, Crane Lane, 11.30pm, FREE
- Ariel Posen, Oliver Plunkett, 9.30pm, FREE

Thursday 30th March
- Paula Cox, Paul Creane & The Man Whom, Carousel, 8pm, €10
- BARQ, Hawk & Harbouring Oceans, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €8
Cork Improvised Music ClubGulpd Café, 9pm, €3
- Patrick Freeman, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
- Mick Daly & Martina Stafford, Charlie's, 9pm, FREE
- Cider Wasps, Crane Lane, 11.30pm, FREE
- The Midnight Ramble, Oliver Plunkett, 11.59pm, FREE

Friday 31st March
- Rebekah, Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €16
- Tiz McNamara, Coughlan's, 9.30pm, €10
- Dermot Kennedy, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €10
- Guilty Optics, Shardborne and Rory Francis O'Brien, Fred Zeppelin’s, 8pm, €7
Smells Like Nirvana ww/ Paradox, An Bróg, 9pm, FREE
- Bubba Shakespeare & The Urban Hippies, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
Youth Space Day, YMCA, 3pm FREE
- The Nina in Me: Karen Underwood, The White Horse (Ballincollig), 8.30pm, €20
- BARQ, Hawk & Harbouring Oceans, Connolly's (Leap), 9pm, €10

Saturday 1st April
- Jack L, Cork Opera House, 8pm, €25/€22.50
- Denis Sulta, Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €16
- Columbia Mills and Pale Rivers, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €10
- No Spill Blood, Horse & Jogging, Fred Zeppelin’s, 8pm, €10
- The Burma, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
- Hot Blooded Animals, Coughlan's, 10pm, FREE
- The Foolish Cabaret, Crane Lane, 9pm, FREE
- Clare Sands, Music Zone (Douglas), 1pm, FREE

Sunday 2nd April
Happy 70th Birthday Emmylou HarrisCoughlan's, 9pm, €8
- Mark Daly, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
- Crow Black Chicken, Crane Lane, 11.30pm, FREE
- Open Mic, The Friary, 8.30pm, FREE

Monday 3rd April
- Full Moon Club, The Abbey Tavern, 9.30pm, FREE
- Open Mic Night, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
- Hank Wedel & Ray Barron, Charlie’s, 9.30pm, FREE
- The Americhanics, Coughlan's, 9pm, FREE
- CSM Pop Degree Showcase, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, FREE
- Ó Bhéal – Poetry, Films & Open Mic, The Long Valley, 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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