Tag: pavilion
Girl Band

The amazing Girl Band were one of the acts affected by the closure of the Pavilion in Cork a couple weeks ago, but thankfully the gig has been rescheduled. Aisling and Caoilian, who used to work at the Pav, have formed the Southern Hospitality Board to put on gigs – and are doing a stellar […]

laurie shaw

I wrote about the workaholic Laurie Shaw a couple of weeks ago and in that time, he’s uploaded yet another full album to his YouTube page, Her Majesties Secret Service. He’s got a couple of live shows coming up in Cork this week, first playing a free show downstairs in the Pavilion on Thursday, from […]


It was Unholy Thursday at the Pavilion last night, April 17, and the soundtrack was Black Sabbath, done by local band Elastic Sleep. Their new EP, Leave You is out next week and they’re having a listening party in Plugd at 6.30pm on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 19. (Our We Play Here weekender kicks […]


San Fermin‘s self-titled debut album, which came out last September, is happily residing near the top of my favourite albums of 2013 list (in my head). I love its National-based, kitchen sink melodrama. Written by keyboard player Ellis Ludwig-Leone, vocals are provided by the depths-plunging Allen Tate and Charlene Kaye (who has seemingly replaced Rae […]

The Cork-based record label MDR celebrates its first birthday this Saturday, Record Store Day, by presenting a show at the Pavilion featuring two excellent live bands, Meltybrains? (who feature in We Play Here issue 2) and Band of Clouds, who released their second album Appear to Float a couple of months ago. It’s a free […]

Kurt vile pavilion

Kurt Vile left the Violators in the US for a solo European sojourn this month, arriving at the Pavilion in Cork on Wednesday, April 9, with just an acoustic guitar (well, two of them) in tow. Playing for well over an hour, Vile didn’t draw too heavily on last year’s engrossing Wakin’ On A Sunny […]


The dude Kurt Vile is leaving the Violators back in the US to come to Ireland in April and play the Pavilion in Cork and Whelan’s in Dublin. Whelan’s is first up on Monday, April 7, before he heads to Cork on April 9. Wonder what he’ll get up to in between… Tickets for the […]

new jackson of a thousand leaves cover

You know Floating Joints, right, that debauched party which is held in the Pavilion every couple of months? Well to celebrate Valentine’s Day – well, the day before, Thursday, February 13, the FJ gang bringing down New Jackson and Meltybrains? for the event. I’ve been looking forward to seeing New Jackson for ages, while Meltybrains, […]


Elastic Sleep launched their new single, a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s ‘You Only Live Twice’, at the Pavilion on Saturday night. It topped off what’s been a great year for the band, who only released their debut single ‘Anywhere’, which opened the show on Saturday, in June. From there, the show mixed the best of […]

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, […]