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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


Arriving just in time for Halloween is ‘Creeping’ Up On You’ from Cork four piece Grave Lanterns. They had a handful of tracks up on Soundcloud for the last couple of years, but the band has changed into a more dramatic and driving machine, led by Cathal Mac Gabhainn (Altered Hours) and Chris Somers (Elastic […]


Cork band the Vincent(s) ended a pretty extensive Irish tour promoting their debut EP in the Pavilion in their home city on Saturday night. And they looked like a band coming off a slew of dates, as tight as they’ve ever been and at the peak of their recently honed powers. There was a good […]


It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Mmoths aka 19-year-old Jack Colleran. He played Indiependence at the weekend, and has been working on new music over the summer too. We’ll be able to hear the fruits of his labours in the Pavilion in Cork on November 1, when he plays a full-band show. Tickets […]