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events in Cork

  • 29-04-2003 10:21am
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    On the clubbing front the FLARES retro Friday nights at Fast Eddies nightclub continues to draw the punters in large numbers to the Tuckey Street venue proving fun is always fashionable.

    Every Wednesday in Cork sees the excellent FREAKSCENE at the Savoy featuring Alan Fadd & Emmett in the main room of the Savoy playing Indie/Alternative with Jenny Glitt/Velma Velour providing retro soul funk motown in the foyer.

    Hip hop fans will be delira and excira to hear the JAZZY JEFF makes his debut Irish appearance at the Savoy on the 23rd May, tickets now on sale from Bodega, Synthetic and Plugd.

    Friday the 23rd of May also sees BASTARDO ELECTRICO continue their crusade to turn Corkonians from house-heads to techno-lovers at Club Renaissance when Niall Power, Jamie Behan and Lucifer John Friday all appear at the Careys Lane venue.

    SOULSMASH returns to Club One on Wednesday the 28th May, the theme of this, their third event is soulful tunes with a summer vibe. Techno heads out there will be ecstatic to learn that ADAM BEYER (no less) makes an appearance at Club Renaissance on the 30th.

    What might be the final JUICE MACHINE club night before the Autumn is in the Blue Angel on the last sat of May.

    SALT returns to the Half Moon on Thursday 12th June with Marq Walsh + Guilder + Mick Verma, Dr D and Colm Kennefick + MC tba (live hip hop) not to mention DJ HER.

    EX-GIRL from Japan return to these shores very soon when they play the half Moon (thursday 8th May). Their last show in Cork was completely sold out so get your tickets early for this one. Like recent visitors the Warlords of Pez and the soon to arrive V/VM, ex-girl literally have to be seen to be believed - highly recommended!

    Damian Dempsey plays the Half Moon for the first time on the 16th of May while the next day (17th) sees The Apes (with support from Party of Helicopters) from the U.S.A. play no less than two shows in the Cork area in one day, the first an all ages show at the Lobby at 3pm, the second at Pine Lodge, Myrtleville later that same night.

    Popular local beat combo FRED are at the Half Moon on the 21st, Dave Couse (ex A House frontman) and Niall Connolly are in the Gasworks on Fri 23rd May (early gig).

    Sunday 25th of May is Africa day and so in celebration the Half Moon Theatre have Alick Macheso (from Zimbabwe) playing their venue that night, followed by JUSTIN SULLIVAN (of New Model Army renown) on the 29th, the very same night Relish come to the Savoy.

    In a possible repeat of Pearl Harbour, the ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SOUL COLLECTIVE (feat. Tsurubami/Pardons/Kawabata Makoto) bring their sonic ‘tora tora tora’ attack to the Lobby on the 31st May, don’t say you weren’t warned! Those of you of a more refined disposition will no doubt be heading that same evening to the Half Moon to see MARIA McKEE.

    The 1st of June has MTV2 faves JETPLANE LANDING from London and Rest (from Cork) rock out at the Lobby which should be a wee cracker of a gig.

    V/VM from Manchester beam down from Planet Madchester to the Lobby on the 7th June, to quote from their press release ‘these madmen are surely making some of the most original recordings anywhere!’

    Sub Pop/Secretly Canadians’s DAMIEN JURADO returns to the Lobby after an absence of several years on the 14th June, thursday 19th June sees Hyper [Borea], Stanley Super 800, & Fred at the Everyman, with CAT POWER following on the 23rd to the Half Moon Theatre and the Everyman has Boa Morte, Niall Connolly & Annette Buckley all making an appearance on MacCurtain Street on the 25th, tickets 15 euro.

    One of the most original saxophone voices of the late 20th century, JOHN BUTCHER, comes to the Triskel on the 28th June.

    It also seems that both Calexico and the sea and cake might be playing Cork this summer but no confirmation of this at time of print.

    CORK drinking NEWS
    Following the ENORMOUS success of their annual Easter Beer Fest at the Franciscan Well Bar on North Mall, Eurobeers are providing us with a CIDER FEST at the same venue on the saturday and the sunday of the June Bank Holiday weekend.

    SIN É Bar on Coburg Street are after opening a barber shop on the premises so you can have a sup and a cut at the same time, all for less than ten euro-wotsits!

    Meanwhile, across the road at SKY BAR, what we reckon are the biggest screens in Cork must be the ideal place to watch the UEFA Cup Final in late may (up the celts!)

    Them FUSTY fellas are going great guns at the mo' releasing very soon their debut 'proper' cd

    Well worth checking out as is DK7's 'The Difference' which got single of the month in this months Jockey Slut magazine and high praise from none other than Mr. Laurent Garnier - DK7 being Mark O'Sullivan of the Caroline Shout, Bacuzzi and The Mighty Quark in league with Jesper Dahlbeck (the persuader).

    BOA MORTE are currently demoing material fo their 2nd LP, following the great success of their first one last year.

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