Drop-D: Cork Weekly Gig Guide – Oct 17th
A great week of gigs ahead here in the South. Check out the selection after the jump…
Much busier time round this week so check out our pick of the locals gig below!
MONDAY – October 17th
After their AGM, one of UCC’s most exciting societies Capriccio gig off their monthly gigs with this show in An Realt Dearg. Hot of their IMRO Showcase slot, soul band The Empire Lights headline the night, with acoustic-rock band The Reverse supporting and Patrick O’ Donnell in tow. Admission is free so head along to support a great society and some great bands.
WEDNESDAY – October 19th
Occasionally Drop-D.ie enters into the world of gaming and this Wednesday is going to be another one of those night. Retro games will be on the bigscreen and Drop-D’s Mike McGrath Bryan will be spinning the tunes. It’s free in so head over to indulge in some nostalgia.
THURSDAY – October 20th
Trad music isn’t really ever covered on Drop-D’s pages but this event has to be one expection. Some of the genre’s greats will be taking to the stage in The Pavilion this Wednesday evening. Junctions is a collaborative night run by Cork legend NiallyVallely and this night features Máirtín O’ Connor, Donal Lunny, Karen Matheson, Donal Shaw and many more. Tickets are €20 and are available from the Pavillion.
FRIDAY – October 21st
Cork electro-rockers Versives continue their ‘Two Enemies’ tour with a stripped back show in the Roundy. Their new single has been receiving serious acclaim in the national press and on the airwaves so head along to check out one of Cork’s best up and coming bands. Admission is €5.
The dreampop stylings of Butterfly Explosion take to the stage of Cyprus Avenue this Friday night. Described as “My Bloody Valentine meets MB3 meets Sigur Rós”, the band are sure to put on an elegant show for us Corkonians. Free in before half past midnight and a fiver thereafter.
Fro those of you lucky enough to pick up a couple of free tickets to see electronic gods Simian Mobile Disco, well done to you. For the rest of us, there’s still time to scour the web and the newspapers to try and come by a set. It’ll definitely be a night to remember.
SATURDAY – October 22nd
Same story as before, with alt-rock band Glasvegas in place of Simian Mobile Disco. A very different night will be had at this one, but it’s going to be no less exciting…
Cork metal patriarchs I’ll Eat Your Face launch their new album ‘Hot Brains Terror’ in the Pavilion this Saturday night with the great Time Is A Thief in tow. Admission is free to the show, which is a rare thing in the Pav so head along to show your support for some great bands.