The Frank and Walters ::: We are the young men

The Frank and Walters Official new single “We Are The Young Men” is out this Fri Mar 25th (another reason to call it Good Friday!!) It’s taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Songs For the Walking Wounded’
Join them for the album launch at Cork Opera House on April 15th, but be warned tickets are moving quickly for this one!!


Preview::: Kelpe- Liveset, City Limits, Cork

Wadkins Promotions Presents

Live Set from the amazing KELPE
Live Set from REPLETE
DJ set from OBAMABO
+ JusMe.

8 Euros on Door


Replete EP review

Admiral Fallow Preview

Scotchland’s finest return to Leeside to brighten up the start of the year on the 18th of February. The folk-indie outfit have already garnered plenty of praise for their 2011 debut  ‘Boots Met My Face ‘. They bring their soulful and catchy sound to Cyprus Avenue , they’re an act that seem destined for greater things and for my money they’re well worth a look in what is an otherwise cold and miserable month on the Cork scene. You’ve been warned!


Support on the night comes in the shape of Gary Meyler. Get in there early folks…

Admiral Fallow play Cyprus Avenue on the 18th of february, tickets are 12.50 and doors are from 9pm.


Show|Shot|Share: An Exhibition of Live Music Photography by Bríd O' Donovan


Show|Shot|Share will be an exhibition of Bríd O’ Donovan’s photographic works to date. Working consistently at live music events since February 2012 for, this exhibition will celebrate the incredible music that is being showcased and produced in Cork city and further afield.

Bríd is a young photographer working in Cork city. She strives to translate her passion for music to the photographs she creates.

Beardyman::: Preview

The King of Sound and Ruler of Beats Beardyman brings his unique live show to Cork this week and it promises to be a real treat. For those that havn’t witnessed the man in action before no pre-recorded material is used, and everything is created live and in real time in front of the audience, who he takes on a mind-bending journey from dumbstruck to dancing and back again.

Never one to be pigeon holed the human beatbox likes to combine Hip Hop, Breaks, Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall, Jazz, Funk and Drum ‘n’ Bass into one sweaty but uplifting experience. Get yourself along to the Pav wednesday night for what promises to be an unforgettable night….

‘like a barbershop quintet if they were all moulded into one man then force fed steroids for several years.’
‘One Week to Live’ magazine 10/2007

“. . . extraordinarily original vocal skills . . . like bobby mcferrin on speed”
Victor Lewis Smith, Evening Standard 12/02/07

Beardyman Plays the Pavilion Cork Weds the 21st November, tickets available from and

FOALS Announce Academy gig.

Oxford quintet Foals are embarking on an extensive tour in the new year and have announced an Irish date. Third album Holy Fire is set for release on February 8 and, later that month, the band will give its tracks their first Irish airing in Dublin. Foals play The Academy on February 28.

Tickets are priced at €24.90 and go on sale this Friday, November 16, from Ticketmaster outlets and

The Unthanks::: Cork Opera House

The spate of fantastic bookings at the Opera House continues today with the announcement of the Unthanks playing a show at the start of December. They will be bringing their unique brand of eclectic folk to Leeside on the 4 th of December, tickets are now on sale.

The Northumberland outfit have released three albums in less than a year, with Diversions Vol. 3 and an accompanying tour with a difference.Songs from the Shipyards is the beautiful and moving film tracing the story of shipbuilding, accompanied by a soundtrack performed live by The Unthanks. It’s also the title of Vol. 3 – a studio album containing the best of the music from the soundtrack of the Tyneside Cinema commissioned film.

This promises to be another unique night at the Cork Opera House.
On Sale on Thursday 8th Nov
Date: Dec 4th, 8pm . Tickets: euro;22/18

Kerbdog::: Preview

The Kerbdog machine is on the road again. The lads are playing a sold out show in Cyprus Avenue Saturday night. If you’re lucky enough to have  a ticket then you’re in for a treat as the seminal 90s rockers will be taking a trip down memory lane playing a selection of their back catalogue .

The threepiece made a serious dent in the Irish music landscape back in the 90s before spliting in 1998, going on to form Wilt, and then reforming for a number of live shows since 2005. It’s 15 years since the release of their signature album ‘On the Turn’ and they’re threatening to blow the roof off Cyprus Avenue saturday night in what is going to be their first show on Leeside in manies the year. So grab your mosher gear and get ready to relive the glory days of 90s Irish rock in what promises to be an amazing night.

I caught up with stickman Darragh Butler last month for a few words on how they were doing and what it was like to reforming the band and going out on the road again.


Kerbdog play Cyprus Avenue Cork this Saturday & The Acadamy Dublin on Dec 7th

The Wedding Present come to town

The Wedding Present return to Cork tonight playing a host of their hits & the album Seamonsters in full! 2012 is a busy year for The Wedding Present. After a barnstorming appearance at the SXSW Music Festival [playing 10 shows in 4 days!] the band performed to adoring audiences across the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. Of course they’ve saved the best for last and are bringing the whole show back home to Europe, including the UK and Ireland.

Audiences have been left stunned by the energetic shows, consisting of new songs from their critically acclaimed new album ‘Valentina’, beloved favourites and, of course… the long awaited live performance of their intense ‘Seamonsters’ album, which has been hailed as almost a piece of performance art.


The Wedding Present play Cypress Avenue tonight, doors at 9. tickets 17.50

Life’s a Beach::: Cork Opera House 27/10/12

Word on the street is that tonight’s Beach House concert is fast approaching a sellout. If you’re lucky enough to have a golden ticket then you’re in for a treat as the Baltimore duo have been wowing audiences and critics alike on their current Frightened Eyes tour.

Fans can expect plenty of numbers off the current album ‘Bloom’ and of course a healthy smattering of hits from their breakthrough record ‘Teen Dream’. This punter is certainly looking forward to seeing them for the first time. They entered my radar with 2008’s ‘Devotion’ and they havn’t strayed far off it since with their star certainly in the ascendancy in recent years. I was quite surprised and delighted to see that they were going to be paying a vist to the banks of the Lee.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Singer/Keyboardist Victoria Legrand a couple of weeks ago and she was the kind of commited muso that makes music nerds like me buy records in the first place. So theres supposedly a few balcony tickets left for tonight, if you want to avoid the jazz hordes and catch a genuinely brilliant band then do yourself a favour and rock along to the Opera House.

Beach House play Cork Opera House tonight and Vicar St, Dublin tomorrow night.