Category: Live

All pictures by Brid O’Donovan (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) Emmet Condon, organiser of Another Love Story, which took place last weekend at Killyon Manor, Co Meath, was telling me recently that the done thing with a ‘successful’ festival is to expand things, to grow bigger the following year. But ALS isn’t like other festivals. […]

sideproject bradleys

Three Cork bands took to the Mr Bradley’s stage on Saturday night to help launch We Play Here, a 72-page fanzine about some of the music being made in the city. Sideproject, Great Balloon Race and Lamp were all featured in the zine, and it was great to get them all together for the one […]


The legendary Pere Ubu were in Cork on Wednesday night, November 13, to show why they fall into the status of ‘legendary’. Influencers of bands like Pavement and Nirvana, David Thomas et al put on what I heard was a weird, crazy show. Anybody who’s heard even a snippet of Pere Ubu knew they should […]


Bouts brought the curtain down on their album release tour in Mr Bradley’s in Cork city on Saturday night. They drew a really good crowd for the gig (DOI: it was a TPOE presented show), no mean feat considering they were up against Le Galaxie and Daithi in the Pavilion, which was also packed, I […]


The G Man and Lisa Lemur teamed up to put on a show at the Triskel on Friday night. New Zealand duo French for Rabbits opened up proceedings at the TDC, their dream folk no doubt winning over a few new fans. Dott, meanwhile, hail from Galway and were promoting their new album Swoon, released […]

altered hours

The Altered Hours played their first Cork headline show in a few months months on Saturday, decking the Pavilion stage with lights and making it their own for about an hour. They’re such an exciting band – when Elaine Howley unfurls the mic lead and the instantaneous ‘Sweet Jelly Roll’ begins, everything just makes sense, […]


I’ve seen Mmoths three or four times over the past two years or so, and I’ve always been left disappointed by him, bar once. The songs are ridiculously good, lush instrumentation that just wash over you. That’s why his set to close the Body & Soul stage at Electric Picnic 2012 was so enjoyable. It […]


Primal Scream brought the curtain down on the jazz festival in Cork on Monday night, October 28, drawing a very close to capacity crowd to the Opera House. There was a great buzz around the city throughout the bank holiday weekend, so there was no surprise that people flocked to see Bobbie Gillespie et al. […]


The jazz festival kicked off in Cork last night, Friday, October 25, with Efterklang the main draw in the Opera House. This is the third year in a row that the Danish group has returned to the city, and they called the place their second home last night. The setlist drew heavily from their last […]


MGMT closed Murphy’s Little Big Weekend last night, Sunday, October 20. They released their self-titled third album earlier this year, to a smattering of applause but little more. So there was a curious crowd in the Savoy for the group, though they still played the tracks that made their reputation. Support on the night came […]