Announcement: Drop-d’s Autumn/Winter Gig Season
Every Time I Die, Deez Nuts, Empire! Empire!, Native and Funeral For a Friend headline Drop-d’s autumn/winter season of Cork gigs! More details inside.
The return to college and the general grind from the summer’s festival season means the unveiling of gigs all through Autumn and Winter, and long-running Cork-based webzine Drop-d.ie builds up to its tenth anniversary with a phenomenal autumn season of alternative and heavy music. With heavyweight headliners and the cream of Irish talent featuring, these gigs are sure to be highlights of the Cork gigging year.
THIS FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH:
EVERY TIME I DIE PRE-PARTY @ THE GATEWAY, BARRACK ST. (ex-AN REALT DEARG)
Canadian punx Living With Lions, pop-punks Marathonman and Cork pop-punks Boy Versus Romeo headline a free gig before Saturday night’s big gig! Hot off their new album Holy Shit!, Living With Lions’ pop and hardcore fusion makes for an incendiary show, and in the intimate surroundings of the Gateway on Barrack Street, this ought to be unmissable!
Free gig, Friday night.
THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH:
EVERY TIME I DIE (US hardcore/metal, Epitaph Records)
CYPRUS AVENUE @ 9PM – WITH GUESTS RED ENEMY, MURDOCK AND FAT ACTRESS
Much-beloved of fans of dirty, southern-inflected punk ‘n’ roll the world over, Every Time I Die have long been hailed as trailblazers in their 12+ year tenure, and with new album Ex-Lives their heaviest, most blackly cynical record yet, now’s the perfect time for the five-piece to finally make their Leeside debut! They’ll be joined by the cream of Irish hardcore, with local lads Fat Actress taking pride of place alongside Dublin metallers Red Enemy and Northern noiseniks Murdock.
Tickets €18.50 from Old Oak box office. Also available at PLUGD Records, Triskel Arts Centre.
DEEZ NUTS (Australian hardcore/hip-hop antics, Mediaskare)
CYPRUS AVENUE @ 11.30 – WITH GUESTS HERO IN ERROR AND HARBOURED
From the ashes of Aussie metalcore outfit I Killed The Prom Queen comes the unlikely eight-legged party machine known as Deez Nuts. Drawing influence equally from hardcore, hip-hop and simple messing around, these boys always deliver a cracking show, and are the perfect complement to the venue’s early show that evening, rapper Buck 65. They’ll be backed hard (bro) by Dublin hardcore mainstays Hero In Error, and debuting Cork hardcore boys Harboured.
Tickets €12.50 from Old Oak box office. Also available at PLUGD Records, Triskel Arts Centre.
EMPIRE! EMPIRE! & THE REPTILIAN (US emo/indie)
CYPRUS AVENUE @ 9PM – WITH GUESTS TBC
Quality “sad jams” from the husband and wife duo Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), whose entire discography recently went free/pay-what-you-want on online music store Bandcamp, to 12,000 downloads overnight and a feature in Forbes, of all places! Sharing a headliner with labelmates the Reptilians, and guests to be announced in the upcoming weeks, this is an unmissable opportunity to catch a genuine DIY phenomenon at its peak.
Tickets €7 at the Old Oak box-office and on the door on the night.
NATIVE (US math-rock, Sargent House Records)
FRED ZEPPELIN’S @ 9PM – WITH GUESTS TERRIERS AND WE COME IN PIECES
Revered math-rock heroes Native, whose previous album Wrestling Moves met with riotous praise in all corners of the press, finally hit Europe in December, and their Cork date will be something a little special, a chance to catch the Ohio four-piece up close and personal in the intimacy of Cork’s home of DIY, Fred Zeppelin’s, just before the holidays. In tow are Cork indie-metal smart-alecs Terriers and returning Limerick punx We Come in Pieces.
Tickets €8.50 at the door on the night, limited pre-sales TBA, check here for more!
SATURDAY JANUARY 25TH:
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND (UK post-hardcore legends)
CYPRUS AVENUE WITH GUESTS SUCH GOLD (US), DAYTRADER (US) and TIME IS A THIEF
They are a band who have achieved gold record status in the UK and abroad, signed to major labels, indie labels and self released, played and headlined main stages at festivals around the world as well as touring arenas, pubs and theatres in their own right.
They have been described as post-hardcore, melodic rock, emo and metal. The exact sub genre you choose to put the band under is largely irrelevant – the fact is that they have influenced a vast number of bands around in the world within any of these musical styles over a carer now spanning twelve incredible years.
They are Funeral for a Friend and they are coming to Cork for the first time, with the US’ Such Gold and Daytrader in tow, and the incredible Time is a Thief in support.
Tickets €20, available from the Old Oak, PLUGD Records and the usual online retailers.
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