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  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    A thrilling songwriter. - Nashville Rage
    A talent... Noam writes and croons lovely songs. - Boston Globe
    From Randy Newman to Harry Nilsson. - Time Out New York
    Imagine a young Elvis Costello mixed with Randy Newman. Beautiful lyrics and soulful delivery - PasteMusic

    Unearthed Productions Presents
    Noam Weinstein
    from New York city.
    On tour releasing his 3rd album 'Above the Music'.
    Tracks feature a host of known artists including Norah Jones on 4 songs.

    Called "a thrilling songwriter" by The Nashville Rage, 26-year-old Noam Weinstein grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and began playing guitar at the age of eight. During high school he began performing at Boston venues such as Club Passim and The House of Blues, and in the summer of '99 he headed for New York City, where he became involved in the Greenwich Village songwriting community led since the '70s by Jack Hardy.

    Noam also began performing regularly around Manhattan, both as a singer-songwriter and as a guitarist accompanying other songwriters. In 2001 he released his first album of originals, entitled Enough About You. In 2002 he followed it up with Above the Music, which features several guest artists including Norah Jones and receives airplay on stations like WFUV in New York and WERS in Boston.

    Noam's recent appearances include Austin (South by Southwest), Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, D.C., Boston, and New York, and he will be embarking on his first international tour in October, to Ireland. In the meantime, he is working on a third album, due out by the end of the year.

    Thurs Oct 9th - 9.30p.m.
    Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
    with special guest Niall Connolly.

    Sunday Oct12 - 9.30p.m.
    Cyprus Avenue (The Old Oak upstairs venue), Cork City, Co. Cork
    with special guest.

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    Twisted Nerve Irish Tour 2003

    Misty Dixon/Jukes/Aidan Smith/DJ Andy Votel. Free X amount of Twisted Nerve lucky bags (with cds/7 inch vinyl and other TN goodies) will be given out to the early arrivals.

    Thurs 25th Sept- The Green Room @ The Half Moon (Cork)
    Fri 26th Sept-Dolans Warehouse (Limerick)
    Sat 27th Sept-The Village (Dublin)
    Sun 28th Sept-Auntie Annies (Belfast)

    The Twisted Nerve Label

    Twisted Nerve was founded in late 1997 by Grand Central DJ and designer Andrew Shallcross (aka Andy Votel) and singer-songwriter Damon Gough (aka Badly Drawn Boy). The label was originally inspired by a wide range of alternative influences such as one off soul records, french EPs, a cottage industry, a rebellion to dance music, making something out of nothing, hip hop, b-grade US psych bands, breaking down musical boundries, jukebox records, pushing your luck, music and design in unison, Woody Allen and manufacturing singles in Nashville, Tennessee. Andy and Damon didn't want to set up a business. They wanted to make five hundred 7" records with cheap two colour sleeves and sell them to their friends before the end of the year. They sold the records in less than a month and soon after got embraced, mithered and intimidated by the music industry. They then got another record made and proceeded to put out records by our like-minded friends and then they became a record company, made films, designed graphics and organised events.

    Misty Dixon

    Based around the songwriting talents of Jane Weaver, Misty Dixon stemmed from Jane's desire to form an all girl group and do something outside of her solo work. Initially Misty Dixon was supposed to be just a studio-based project - darker than Jane's solo work and more influenced by her sad heavy metal past. Jane persuaded Anna Greenwood to sing with her after they were thrown out of and barred from Matt & Phred's Jazz Club in Manchester for singing All Saints songs whilst a jazz band played. The owner told them they sounded like whores.

    The first track Jane wrote for Misty Dixon was 'I, So Many Times' which appeared on the Milk Money EP released in Spring 2001. She wrote it on an old Farfisa organ she discovered in a second hand shop under a load of junk - she claims she knew it was there because she had a funny feeling, similar to when Lovejoy finds a rare antique.

    Aidan Smith

    One fine day late last summer at TN Towers, TN were listening to the usual round of demos when we stumbled across a gem. Several attempts to contact the sender drew a blank until a month later emails were returned and Mr. Smith walked into our lives. He handed TN a CD with 20 songs on it and told them he had "a few more songs" which he would bring in the next week. Since that time he gave TN around 70 songs of home recordings, 14 of which will be released over two 7 track mini-albums, the first of which you should be holding in your grubby little paws sometime in April.

    Just 23 years of age and hailing from Eccles, Aidan Smith has managed to soak up most of the best music of the 20th century and make something new that is completely his own. Since his first release, the song 'Bongos & Go' on the Jukebox 45 Singles Club in October he has been snapped up for his debut TV appearance, been tapped by prospective collaborators (we can't name names), and is currently holed up in deepest Lancashire recording his debut album.


    Tammy Payne was previously signed to Talking Loud in the label's heyday and she plays drums / sings in Jukes. She writes all the songs and produces her records with Jim Barr (Portishead bass player). Jesse Morningstar plays guitar with Jukes and is known as one of the legendary Moonflowers. Mark Barber plays bass and sings with Jukes - he is the man behind Pop Parker, and is an ex member of Bristol guitar band the Chesterfields and also the Experimental Pop Band. Jukes made their first recorded appearance on Twisted Nerve's Jukebox 45s Singles Club (which has also seen releases by Aidan Smith, Mugison, Teenage Fanclub and a host of others) and their debut LP will be released in Spring 2004 on Twisted Nerve.

    Andy Votel

    You've heard all the other stuff before. He has over 100 pairs of trainers, used to mess around in vague Northern hip hop crews, loves hats and Polish Jazz, lives in Marple and has more records that Ikea can provide him with shelf space for. The 2000 compilation Finders Keepers is a microcosmic sample of his ever-expanding musical worldview. But it's really time for this smokescreen of trivia to be dispersed. Instead, focuspoint on two things that say more about Andy than his caps. In 2002 Andy completed his first LP proper in "All Ten Fingers". Moving on from the promising but still speculative debut mini LP, Styles Of The Unexpected (released in late 2000) this is imbued with a confidence and an organic willfulness which is strides ahead of those still smoking too much draw and sellotaping beats together in front of computer screens. It's gritty and real and funny and human and broken and twisted and completely addictive.

    Twisted Nerve Irish Tour 2003

    Misty Dixon/Jukes/Aidan Smith/DJ Andy Votel. Free X amount of Twisted Nerve lucky bags (with cds/7 inch vinyl and other TN goodies) will be given out to the early arrivals.

    Thurs 25th Sept- The Green Room @ The Half Moon (Cork)
    Fri 26th Sept-Dolans Warehouse (Limerick)
    Sat 27th Sept-The Village (Dublin)
    Sun 28th Sept-Auntie Annies (Belfast)

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    Joe Carey Jnr
    at the Half Moon Theatre
    on Thursday 11th September at 9pm.

    Cork - 27th August 2003 -- Joe Carey Jnr is a 25 year
    old singer and songwriter from Cork. He has risen to
    prominence nationally over the last year, headlining
    gigs in some of Ireland's most prestigious venues,
    winning approval from audiences and garnering much
    critical acclaim.

    Joe is the former singer/ co-songwriter with The
    Nellies, a successful band who proved highly popular
    on the college circuit in the late nineties. He
    emerged from UCC in 2000 with a commerce degree and
    whilst initially veering towards the world of
    business, he realised that his future lay in music.

    The Nellies split in the summer of 2002, and Joe set
    about developing a solo career. He enrolled in the
    Music Management and Sound course in Colaiste Stiofain
    Naofa later that year, and started taking the first
    tentative steps into the music industry alone.

    Joe has made remarkable headway in the past year,
    headlining Whelan's of Dublin and selling out The
    Lobby in his native Cork in January, April and July
    2003. He has supported the likes of INME, Rodrigo y
    Gabriella, Alphastates, Automata, Eoin Coughlan and

    Joe's music is the cool side of the pillow; a smooth
    and comfortable ride through mellow rock, jazz funk
    and groove. On occasion, however, the ripples turn to
    waves with songs that borrow from the unrest and
    dynamism of 70‚s rock and protest reggae.

    Joe Carey Jnr will have a debut EP ready for radio in
    September, and plans are afoot to release the debut
    album in May 2004.

    Joe will be accompanied tonight by Eoin Regan on
    guitar, Arthur O'Leary on keyboards, Noel Barrett on
    bass and Trevor Kiely on drums...special guests will
    also feature. Support tbc. Half Moon Theatre doors
    open at 9pm and tickets/ credit card bookings are
    available from the Cork Opera House box office (call
    021 4270022.

    Visit for more details.

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    SUNDAY 19th OCTOBER, 2003
    Tickets 19euro from The Everyman Palace Theatre box office on 021 4501673
    Doors 7.30pm
    Support to be confirmed

    "Hello Starling truly is one of the landmark records of this year."
    - The Irish Times

    Born in the late '70s to two neuroscientists, Josh bought his first guitar from the local K-MART after hearing the Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash classic "Girl From The North Country." He began Oberlin College with the intent to follow in his parent's scientist footsteps, but instead, discovered songwriting and the music of artists like Gillian Welch, Townes Van Zandt, and Leonard Cohen. He graduated and then moved east for its close proximity to historic folk clubs like Club Passim in Boston. On a shoestring budget he recorded his critically acclaimed break through album Golden Age of Radio in 2001 at various tiny, one-room studios on the East Coast.

    In the fall of that year, Josh pressed up several thousand copies of Golden Age, which quickly sold and funded more touring. A copy found it's way into the hands of Jim Olsen and Signature Sounds Recordings, and the record was released nationally in the US in January 2002. Critics called the modest album "stunning," "elegant," and "damn near perfect," landing Josh in the pages of Details, the New York Times, and Maxim.

    Meanwhile, at a Boston open mic that spring, Josh met Glen Hansard, the lead singer of The Frames. Hansard invited him to open a string of shows for the band in Ireland. Josh's career took flight in Ireland, buoyed by the single "Me & Jiggs," which entered the Irish Top 40 and helped gain Josh full blown cult status, complete with sold-out headline tours, late-night TV appearances, and his very own cover band in Cork. Josh ran the gamut at the Irish Hot Press Reader's Poll Awards, landing in the Top 5 for Best International Folk Act, International Male Songwriter, and International Male Singer, putting him in the company of Springsteen, David Gray, and Johnny Cash.

    Josh would spend much of 2002 splitting his time between the US and Ireland, sharing bills with such eclectic artists as Beth Orton, Liz Phair, Damien Rice, and Joan Baez, as well as a celebrated appearance at the 2002 Newport Folk Festival. In the process, he garnered impressive acclaim not only for Golden Age of Radio but also for his richly textured and intimately engaging live shows. Publications like The Village Voice, The Washington Post, and The Irish Times scrambled to describe what made Josh's music so "stunning." Sold-out shows in New York, Boston, and Dublin, as well as a trip to the Sundance Film Festival kicked off 2003 in style.

    In February of this year, rested, refreshed, and more than ready to make a new record, Josh entered Black Box studios in rural France with his touring band and Irish producer David Odlum (the Frames, Gemma Hayes) to record Hello Starling. Recorded and mixed in only 14 days in an old dairy barn in the French countryside, the thick stone walls, high ceilings, and vintage gear, made for a record which sounds conversational and honest and shimmers with a new-found confidence. The 11 songs on Starling retain the feel and flow of another era; these are catch-tunes and earnest lullabies that rekindle the warm glow of a young Springsteen or Leonard Cohen in both their literacy and honest enthusiasm. "Kathleen," a summer anthem about waiting around a party to drive a girl home, is a live favorite; "Rainslicker" moves and sways with all the dust-stained imagery of the Clientele; and the show-stopping beauty of "Baby That's Not All" suggests an artist at the peak of his new-found powers.

    The legendary Joan Baez recently recorded "Wings," the haunting ballad at the center of Starling, for inclusion on her new album, placing Josh alongside artists such as Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, and Natalie Merchant.

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    The much talked about Immortal Lee County Killers (dirty thrashing trucking alternative blues rock from Alabama) play a free gig in Pine Lodge, Myrtleville on Fri 26th Sept. Made up of The Token One and Chetley Weise, the new album, "Love Unbolts The Dark" (released on Sweet Nothing Records) brings their John Lee Hooker and MC5 inspired supersonica into interstellar energy. Find out why the Southern USA is solely responsible for soul, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, Martin Luther King Jr, William Faulkner and more tragedy and jubilation than any people deserves.

    The battle commences on Thurs 2nd Oct in the Half Moon Theatre where an Artrocker V's Antifolk night takes place featuring The Hells/Gin Palace/Jeffrey Lewis (with band) and Diane Cluck. There will be hopefully giveaway lucky bags given out to the first 50+ people on night if all goes to plan with cds/t.shirts etc.

    Jetplane Landing play a free gig in Pine Lodge, Myrtleville on Sun 19th Oct as part of their 56 date tour of UK/Ireland/Scotland/Wales.

    Jerry Dammers (of the Specials) returns to Cork for the Jazz Weekend and looks set to play Nancy Spains on the 25th Oct. Richard Fearless (Death In Vegas) also looks likely to play the same venue that weekend.

    Glam/rockabilly/punk/rock n roll/soul/cabaret freakshow Goldblade from Manchester play a Halloween special in Connollys of Leap in West Cork on the 31st Oct. Fronted by John Robb (author of Stone Roses/Charlatans biographies and The Nineties- what the **** was that all about?), Goldblade rock the nation with their full on entertaining live shows. Support will hopefully come from rock monsters The Warlords of Pez (TBC).

    Michael Gira (ex Swans) who got the front cover of Wire magazine not so long back is now confirmed for The Lobby on Sat 1st Nov.

    More gigs/events to be confirmed.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    at Pine Lodge, Myrtleville, Co. Cork

    the band are currently number 4 in the MTV2/NME chart with their song 'calculate the risk'

    over 18's gig

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    check it out, all costructive criticisms welcome

    new events being added every day

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 825 MarcusGarvey

    Snow Patrol this Friday in the old Yoke. I'm so there. Just got their new album. Love em.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,077 ✭✭✭ parasite

    at last zeitgeist is back ww)

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    The Ex
    + Boxes
    SUN 14TH DEC 2003
    Tickets e10.50 From HALF MOON & OPERA HOUSE BOX OFFICE - tel 021-4270022
    Doors 8.30pm

    THE EX
    Starting out as a punk band from Amsterdam and Wormer, The Ex has developed over the years into a melting pot of divergent musical styles, interweaving noise, punk, roots, jazz, classical and ethnic music under one unique umbrella: Ex-music. Other features are the discordant, highly rhythmic guitar work, the rolling almost African drumming style and the furious way in which they deliver their often sarcastic lyrics.

    In the first few years, The Ex denounce political and social evils in their typical black and white manner and have gone on to speak out against injustices and infringements on human rights worldwide. Like Fugazi, they set a significant example for the alternative music circuit by which their records, accompanied by posters, booklets and other relevant readings, are released and distributed by the group itself to avoid the corporate music world altogether.

    The Ex remains true to its original ideals and has continued to expand into an octopus of musical forces. The band's last record was recorded by Steve Albini at his Chicago studio. Albini's purist recording methods were the perfect complement to The Ex's purist music.

    - a bandicoot promotion -

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  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭ myhandle

    Originally posted by parasite
    at last zeitgeist is back ww)

    Is that the same thing that was on years ago?

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic


  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    Bandicoot Promotions Presents
    In conjunction With Half Moon Music

    Date: Thurs 15th Jan 2004
    Venue: The Half Moon Theatre, Half Moon St, Cork, Ireland

    Headline act: I AM KLOOT
    Support: TBC
    Price: 13.50 euro
    Doors: 9pm
    Ph 021 427-00-22
    Tickets on sale from Opera House and Half Moon box office
    Over 18's

    I Am Kloot formed in Manchester nearly four years ago. After a handful of live shows, which were attracting the attention of locals and critics alike. They were quickly snapped up by Manchester’s Ugly Man label who released their debut 7" single. Soon after the band signed to Wall Of Sound’s new offshoot -We Love You Records.

    A string of brilliant singles followed and in March 2001 they released their debut album entitled "Natural History" . Critically recognised as one of the finest debut albums of the year, it more than confirmed their early promise as one of the best new bands around. Constant touring with a live show that is both unsettling and engaging, saw the group attract widespread acclaim in the U.K and across Europe.

    Now signed to Echo Records , I Am Kloot have returned with a collection of new songs of the like they’ve so far only threatened. Combining twisted tales of love found (and always lost) with dark, yet perfect, pop melodies.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,606 ✭✭✭ comet

    Just reading about a guy "Simple Kid" on the web there and listened to his music, sounds really good. Apparently he is from Cork, anyone know has he played Cork recently, or plans to play here? I know he was meant to support The Coral in the Olympia but they cancelled.

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    yes, simple kid is from cork. He was the main guy in cork band the young offenders. His first solo albul SK1 is available is PLugd and (i imagine) HMV, Virgin, etc and it's gettign tremendous reviews in the u.k. press, I highly recommend it.

    He played Cork recently for the first time in about 5 years at the Lobby on November 22nd I think it was and a very good show it was too.

    He'll be playing cork in 2004 no doubt, e-mail me at [email protected] and I'll let you know when the gig is.

    His brother, Alan, was the bass player in the Sultans of Ping.

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    gigs at Cyprus avenue:

    thurs 12th feb - alphastates
    fri 13th feb - the pale
    sat 14th feb - nina hynes
    sun 14th feb - ann scott

    thurs 19th feb - the shades
    fri 20th feb - la rocca
    sat 21st feb - niall connolly
    sun 22nd - john spillane

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    Bandicoot Promotions Presents

    Date: Wed 3rd March 2004
    Venue: Half Moon Theatre, Half Moon St, Cork, Ireland

    Headline act: THE PERNICE BROTHERS
    (3 piece acoustic show)

    Support: The Belles
    Price: 13.50 euro (telephone booking subject to a charge of 2 euro per ticket)
    Doors: 9pm
    Ph 021 4270022
    Tickets on sale from Opera House and Half Moon box office
    Over 18's

    In 1985 Joe Pernice and his big brother Bob recorded several songs at Fort Apache South, marking what can be considered the first phase of The Pernice Brothers. Put to sleep for a number of years, Joe Pernice concentrated on The Scud Mountain Boys where he was principal songwriter and vocalist. After leaving the Scud Mountain Boys to work on his own terms, Joe reserected the musical creative outlet known as The Pernice Brothers. Their debut album "Overcome By Happiness" was released to great acclaim with it's own distinct style of post brill-building pop. The recent album entitled "Yours, Mine & Ours" (out now on Independent Records) carries the same corrosive wit and uncanny human observation and again comes cloaked in velvety pop smarts. Joe Pernice also had his first book published. Based around The Smiths album "Meat Is Murder" it’s part of the 33 1/3 series (which is a series of short books about music) released by Continuum books in New York City.



  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    Bandicoot Promotions Presents

    Date: Sun 22nd Feb 2004
    Venue: Half Moon Theatre, Half Moon St, Cork, Ireland

    Event: SIMPLE CLUB
    (Simple Kid's Themed Night)

    Price: 10.50 euro (telephone booking subject to a charge of 2 euro per ticket)
    Doors: 8.30pm
    Ph 021 4270022
    Tickets now on sale from Opera House box office
    Over 18's


    Performing a series of exclusive dates titled "Simple Club", Simple Kid 's themed night will feature a completely different show whereby the Kid's songs will be played in an alternative fashion. This is an interactive multi-instrumental extravaganza that can include themes such as Skiffle Kid, Sample Kid, Simple Kid Brother, Complicated Kid, Karaoke Kid or whatever he fancies on the night. Simple Kid will choose, in a lucky dip style from a selection of different themes. This club concept is in support of the re-release of Simple Kid's current single "Truck On" (on 2M Recordings) which recently entered the U.K. top 40 amidst a frenzy of activity that has included TV performances such as the launch of the "Other Voices" TV series not to mention the Jools Holland show! The single is taken from the highly acclaimed album "Simple Kid 1" which was released last year. He is also been nominated for the Best Irish New Act award at this year's Meteor Music Ireland Awards.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,077 ✭✭✭ parasite

    My Morning Jacket - Wed June 30 - Halfmoon

    fúcking nice one !!

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    according to mcd site they're only playing dublin and belfast, nothing on the half moon site about it either, are you sure?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,606 ✭✭✭ comet

    yep, i spotted that one too, its on there site too so its definite [URL=http://][/URL] TBH i don't know much of there stuff, what bands would you say are similar to?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,077 ✭✭✭ parasite

    hmmm seems to have moved to an cruiscín lán
    where can i buy tickets for there ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 891 ✭✭✭ sixpack's little hat

    Usually there and in zeppelins.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,077 ✭✭✭ parasite

    out-fúcking-standing gig

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,606 ✭✭✭ comet

    well seeing as no one would let me know about the band or their music, i didn't go :( , looks like i missed out

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    some upcoming cool gigs:

    Julian Marley at Opera House - July 7th
    Mission of Burma at Cyprus Avenue - July 7th
    Nomeansno all ages gig at Half Moon - July 11th (doors 3pm)
    Handsome Family at Lobby, July 13th
    Handsome Family at Connollys of Leap, July 14th
    Gillian Welch at Cork City Hall, 23rd July
    Senor Coconut at Half Moon - July 30th

    more news as I get it

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Jim Comic

    The Handsome Family who sold out the Lobby in Cork City tonight play Connollys of Leap, West Cork on wednesday night, doors 9pm.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,819 rymus

    Fuchsia, tomorrow night in the lobby