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Metallitia :: Friday 25th May 
Doors 8pm Tickets €10
Metallitia was formed by lifelong friends who have a mutual appreciation for all things Metallica. Over the years this band has gone from strength to strength,appearing on some of Ireland's premier stages and leaving people begging for more. If you want to go see Metallica any weekend in your local then that ain't gonna happen but Metallitia are happy to fill this spot for you. There is NO closer replica of the real thing anywhere in the world!!!
 

The Shacks :: Saturday 26th May 
Doors 8pm Tickets €13.50  
The Shacks — equal parts Max Shrager and Shannon Wise singing in her soft whispered voice — sound like they’re playing alone with nobody watching. This dreamy, voyeuristic sound was born in a Queens, NY studio in 2014. And while they describe themselves as a rock band, don’t expect the conventional kind..

Hot Sprockets :: Thursday 31st May 
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
Take some good-time revolutionary spirit, add a pinch of psychedelic flavour, simmer it down with some Indie Soul and you are somewhere close to the cosmic vibe of The Hot Sprockets, five blood brothers from Dublin City, drawn together by their mutual love of Rock 'n' Roll.

Robyn Hitchcock :: Saturday 2nd June 
Doors 8pm Tickets €13.50  
Robyn Hitchcock, one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers has announced a date for Cyprus Avenue on June 2nd, 2018 A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’ an in-concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme. Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album THE MAN UPSTAIRS is a bittersweet love letter to a vanishing world. Produced by legendary folk-rock svengali Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake) the album was critically acclaimed by MOJO, UNCUT and THE QUIETUS..

Wired Deep - Boiler Session :: Sunday 3rd June
Doors 10pm Tickets €10  
The Wired Deep lads return & bringing you something special, Bolier Room style setup, decks on the dancefloor;the crowd around the DJ, special visuals and the best in House & Techno.

Tootawl :: Wed 6th June 
Doors 8pm Tickets €8  
Standing at six foot five, Richard O' Gorman was originally christened ‘too tawl’ whilst in Tennessee. He took this moniker and with it, released his first EP called 'House On The Moon', which got national radio airplay and had one of its songs featured in a Netflix original show. He then took to the road again, supporting the likes of Aslan and Ham Sandwich, and playing gigs in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin, and London. After the release of his second EP in November of 2017, Tootawl started making plans for a full-time move to London. He also began writing new songs in earnest for his debut full length LP, which he plans to record over the rest of the year. This gig will be on the eve of his move, and will be an opportunity to hear these new songs played live for the first time.

Gerald Ahern :: Thursday 7th June 
Doors 8pm Tickets €8  
Gerald Ahern is a young singer/songwriter and hails from Dublin Pike, Cork, Ireland. Ger has proved over and over again down through the years that he is a real talent. Although he is still young he has enormous experience which he is so grateful and thankful for. Ger has been singing since he was a young child, with his first appearance on The Late Late Show in early 2011, that night he performed the golden oldie The Galway Girl which reached almost 60k views on YouTube. Ger gives 100% commitment to every gig and always ascertains the crowd’s needs. Ger has opened gigs for other well-known artists, his most recent being Ryan Sheridan & Picture this in The Savoy Cork. Ger has had some amazing opportunities come his way, one of which was being invited by a producer to travel to Norway for a weekend to play at a concert in 2015. Gers most recent achievement has definitely been The Xfactor. He features as part of a boyband who made it through to the 6 chair challenge. Prior to this he opened a concert for The Brooks in Glasgow. Last August Ger and his band played at the Indiependence Music and Arts Festival in Mitchelstown aswell as gigging ever weekend of the year around Ireland. For now Ger is back in the studio with big news to follow shortly.............

The Magic Numbers :: Friday 8th June 
Doors 8pm Tickets €17.50  
Mercury Prize nominated and multi-platinum selling London quartet The Magic Numbers are set to return following a three-year hiatus with the release of their new album Outsiders, available through Role Play Records on May 11, 2018. Outsiders captures The Magic Numbers fired by a renewed sense of purpose, immediately apparent on first single ‘Sweet Divide’, with the band’s melodic facility bolstered by a newfound, grittier sensibility.

Cork Rocks for Rory :: Saturday 9th June  
Doors 8pm Tickets €13.50  
Rory Gallagher festival: Sinnerboy (uk) Mississippi Sheiks + guests tbc.

Seattle Grunge Experience :: Saturday 16th June  
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
The Seattle Grunge Experience is the only tribute act to authentically recreate the live sound of the four biggest Grunge bands in history: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. The early 90s was a great time for music with so many creative, innovative bands breaking out from under the mainstream radar – and seemingly most of them from the Pacific Northwest. That’s where the idea for The Seattle Grunge Experience comes from as these bands, these songs were meant to be heard back to back!

Rozi Plain:: Friday 22nd June  
Doors 8pm Tickets €13.50  
Rozi Plain has been making music since her brother taught her a few chords on the guitar aged 13. Raised in Winchester, she spent a few years studying art and painting boats in Bristol, where she began collaborating with long-term collaborators Kate Stables (This Is The Kit) and Rachael Dadd among many others on a thriving local scene. It was there that she made her first two albums, 2008’s ‘Inside Over Here’ and 2012’s ‘Joined Sometimes Unjoined’, each works of deliciously sad and beautiful pop full of heart-wrenching harmonies dotted with unexpected instrumental flourishes. Rozi released her exquisite third album ‘Friend’ on Lost Map Records in May 2015.
 

Galway Street Club:: Saturday 23rd June  
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
Galway Street Club are a 13 piece collective of buskers from 7 countries, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, USA,Russia and Argentina. The group formed in March 2016 and have gone on to take Ireland and then Europe by storm. The group have a unique sound cultivated by the various cultural and musical backgrounds of each member. The Band's first Original Album, 'Sovereign State of Madness' is a collection of songs written and collaborated on by the Band over the course of 2 years
 

Guilty Pleasure :: Saturday 7th July  
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
Proceeds go to Pieta House. Followed by Bantum til 2.30am. Guilty Pleasure are an ensemble of Cork musicians who aim to shamelessly indulge in the nostalgia for one of rock music’s most notorious sub genres: the cheesy, heavy, petulant, parent-bothering scuzz that is Nu Metal. Featuring LIVE performances of songs by Korn, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, System of A Down, Papa Roach, Deftones, Mudvayne and many, many more.
   

Shut Up & Play the Hits:: Saturday 21st July  
Doors 11pm Tickets €10  
A night like no other! A special screening of ''Shut Up and Play the Hits'', LCD Soundsystem's last concert in Madison Square Garden, with DJ sets before and after by Johnny Moy, playing all things NYC from funk to punk and loads of awesome disco that you never heard before! Johnny is a veteran DJ who (in the nineties and noughties) held residencies in NY institutions like Twilo, Limelight, Centro Fly, Save The Robots and many more. He also played at all the early DFA parties and has strong connections to the DFA / LCD family. GET YOUR DANCIN' SHOES ON!
   

We Are Scientists:: Wednesday 25th July  
Doors 9pm Tickets €16  
We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe are set to return this coming April 22nd with their fifth album. Titled ‘Helter Seltzer’ and released via 100% Records (on CD, digital and limited edition teal coloured vinyl), it is preceded by the single release of ‘Buckle’, the album’s bombastic opening track. Available today for stream and download it comes with a video that sees carrot juice, egg yolks and glass splash and spin through the air with gorgeous languor! .

Beardyman:: Friday 27th July  
Doors 10pm Tickets €20  
A Beardyman live show is always different, every single show is completely unique because its completely made up on the spot. In his own words you can “..expect anything from stand-up comedy to serious rave to reggae-slash-techno songs about donkeys.” .

The Olllam:: Saturday 28th July  
Doors 8pm Tickets €20  
The Olllam were formed in 2012 as a collaboration between Belfast piper John McSherry and seminal Detroit musicians Tyler Duncan, Michael Shimmin, Joe Dart, Theo Katzman and Woody Goss. A resulting album was released on Compass Records. Since then, Katzman, Dart and Goss have found world fame as members of the cult band Vulfpeck whilst McSherry has released two solo albums and has been touring with Belfast trad band Ulaid who recently released an acclaimed album, “A Note Let Go” with Duke Special. The powerful rhythm section of bassist Joe Dart and drummer Mike Shimmin is unique, whilst Tyler Duncan and John McSherry on pipes and low whistles are a melodic and harmonic dream. Duncan’s inventive musical arrangements are simply outstanding. On their summer 2018 dates in Ireland these four founding members they will be joined by Detroit keyboard player Joe Hettinga and Limerick guitarist Sean O’Meara. .

ABBAesque :: Saturday 11th August 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
ABBAesque are undoubtedly Ireland’s number one tribute show ever! Their success over the past 21 years has been phenomenal making them without question Ireland’s most successful tribute show performing in excess of 250 sell out concerts each year. In May 2014 ABBAesque were honoured to be asked to appear on national television by RTE's The Late Late Show to pay homage to Abba who were celebrating their 40th anniversary of winning the Eurovision song contest. Most recently being asked to join with the RTE Concert Orchestra to perform the music of ABBA in the National concert hall has been ABBAesques most treasured engagement to date! .

A Hawk and a Hacksaw:: Tuesday 14th Aug 
Doors 8pm Tickets €13.50  
A Hawk and A Hacksaw return with new record ‘Forest Bathing’ this year, inspired by the Japanese medical term Shinrin-Yoku (translating as ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’ and the Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. The band has always had a bird’s eye view of this part the world- looking for the connections between places and even eras… a belief in the power of music to reach across borders and unite. If one were to listen to Forest Bathing with no knowledge of who the musicians were or where they came from, a variety of results certainly wouldn’t include two American musicians from Albuquerque, New Mexico. But it’s important to the band that you know where they are from. .

Conan :: Friday 17th Aug 
Doors 9pm Tickets €13.50  
Subtle Beast Promotions presents: CONAN (Napalm Records) special guests: Nomadic Rituals + Partholonian + Coroza .

IE/DC :: Saturday September 1st 
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
IE/DC, Ireland's finest tribute to rock legends AC/DC, bring their high octane tribute show back to Cyprus Avenue for one night only! This 2hr celebration of the greatest rock and roll band of all time will feature a complete performance of the 1980 classic album, Back in Black. A night not to be missed for all AC/DC fans..

Vieux Farka Toure :: Thursday 25th October 
Doors 7pm Tickets €20  
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, who died in 2006. .

Dubioza Kolektiv :: Saturday November 17th 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €30  
Politically incorrect Balkan, Ska, Punk, Reggae extravaganza on tour 2018 “Kick-ass from start to finish, Dubioza Kolektiv marries power and positivity...” (PopMatters) “Yeah, the Dubioza Kolektiv really are that good. Damn… Just…Damn…” (Mass Movement Magazine) “For those who want a message combined with someof the catchiest beats this side of the Adriatic Sea, look no further than Wild Wild East. The upbeat grooves mixed with traditional melodies make for something truly different and, well, wild.” (Consequence Of Sound).

Ryan McMullan :: Saturday 15th December 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Ryan McMullan is the real deal. Having been blessed with a voice that can shift effortlessly between the angelic and the guttural he has also honed a song writing craft which exploits the incredible versatility and power of his god given instrument. Growing up in picturesque Portaferry, on the shores of Strangford lough and in sight of the Mourne Mountains, Ryan was formed by the traditional music and pub sing-alongs with which rural villages in Ireland are indelibly linked. However this gives only a portion of the story, as a member of an unashamedly post-MTV generation he was always on the hunt for more diverse influences from bubblegum pop, to hip hop, to hard rock and blues..