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STONE FOUNDATION :: Tues 20th June
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
‘Street Rituals’ is the new studio album from Midlands band Stone Foundation – set for release on March 31st 2017 via 100% Records. ‘Street Rituals’ features ten new songs with a major contribution from Paul Weller as well as vocal contributions from both William Bell and Bettye Lavette. The bands 4th studio album was produced by Paul Weller, who also features on all the tracks (piano, guitar & vocal including lead vocal on ‘Your Balloon Is Rising’). Having been hugely impressed by Stone Foundations previous endeavors, Paul personally contacted the band to propose the idea of working together, initially on one specific track, but having enjoyed the process so much, the resulting ten compositions on ‘Street Rituals’ now all have musical input from Paul. Two songs - ‘The Limit of a Man’ & ‘Colour Of’ - are co-writes with a Jones/Sheasby/Weller credit.

Be My Guest - 3 nights, 9 DJs :: Tues 20th - Thur 22nd June
Doors 11pm Tickets €10  
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IE/DC :: Sat 8th July
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12.50  
IE/DC are bringing their high-octane AC/DC tribute show to Cork!

THEO KATZMAN :: Thur 13th July
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
If you’ve heard the name Theo Katzman recently, you probably know him as the singing drummer and guitarist in the funk band Vulfpeck. But with his 2017 release, Heartbreak Hits, Katzman returns to his roots as a rock and roll inspired singer/songwriter. A 10-song collection of musings on loss and letdown, Heartbreak Hits blends personal vulnerability with imaginative songcraft, yielding an album that’s somehow a living dichotomy of tragic/comedic, serious/satirical, over-the-top/subtle, and healing/hurting. In his own words, Katzman says he writes “songs to soothe your post-Y2K pop culture hangover.”

SAUL WILLIAMS :: Tues 18th July
Doors 9pm Tickets €20  
Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, was released in 2001 and executive produced by Rick Rubin. After gaining global fame for his poetry and writings at the turn of the century, Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read in over 300 universities, with invitations that have spanned from the White House, the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, The Louvre, The Getty Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, to countless, villages, townships, community centers, and prisons across the world. The Newburgh, New York native gained a BA from Morehouse and an MFA from Tisch, and has gone on to record with Nine Inch Nails and Allen Ginsburg, as well as countless film and television appearances.

SOUNDGARDEN + CHRIS CORNELL tribute:: Fri 21st July
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
The Year Grunge Broke, Ireland's Premier Grunge Roadshow bring you a celebration of the music of Chris Cornell and SOUNDGARDEN... A full band show like no other bringing you the music of a band like no other..! While also touching on Chris' solo work and Temple of the Dog material..!

HOLY FUCK :: Tues 15th August
Doors 9pm Tickets €15  
Holy Fuck took the world by surprise since 2005 because there was just nothing like them—a hardcore thrift-store found-object punk band with a relentless commitment to rhythm and a sense for atmosphere better matched to a close encounter of the third kind than a simple rock concert..

BORIS :: Mon 21st August
Doors 8pm Tickets €18.50  
After nearly three decades, the Japanese trio wasn't sure they had anything left to express. Boris' impact on practically every heavy musical vein — metal, shoegaze, punk, noise and drone — has well-secured the band's legacy. But, after last year's tour performing the game-changing Pink in its entirety, Boris was re-energized. The result is Dear, 10 tracks culled from three albums worth of material.

GRANT LEE PHILLIPS :: Thur 24th August
Doors 8pm Tickets €22.50  
In a career defined by risk and reflection, Phillips only just recently took on the biggest gamble of his life…and with the wager comes The Narrows. The tension between past and present, foundations and freedom, embodies nearly every song on The Narrows. The elliptically rolling, marimba-laced “Cry Cry” sings out from the perspective of one who’s ancestral home and culture has been lost. “Same people said that I was godless, same people showed me how to pray,” Phillips intones wearily, but with pronounced determination, “same people with a pen or a rifle, same people took it all away.” Riding in on a mid-tempo three-finger banjo roll, “Rolling Pin” turns the focus to the more quotidian, presenting a sonic scrapbook of Phillips’ early misadventures with his wife.“Heart don’t fail me now,” he prays, looking back at the fractured exhilaration that somehow congealed into something solid.

SONNY FODERA :: Sat 16th Sept
Doors 11pm Tickets €20  
Having come up through the ranks at a startling rate, Australian Sonny Fodera is now leading from the front. Over the last couple of years, the man originally turned on to the dance by Derrick Carter has fomented his own groove driven, emotive brand of house that now resonates around the world. Turning heads right from the off were his compilations on Deep Down and Defected, which found Sonny adding his remix flair to a bunch of classics, and after that came sophomore effort After Parties & Aeroplanes. Sonny has colaborated with some of the best in the business including Doorly, Cajmere and many more to create sharp jacking cuts designed for the dancefloor.

MARK REEVE :: Fri 22nd September
Doors 11pm Tickets €15  
Mark is known as a non stop DJ. As an artist, he has now had his most important releases on cult label, Cocoon Recordings, Drumcode, Soma, Bek Audio, Traumschallplatten, Trapez, Herzblut and Bedrock. His tracks are always a mixture between dancefloor moovers - including groovy rhythms - and big basslines.

JAKE CARTER :: Fri 29th Sept
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
Jake Carter is the younger brother of chart topping artist Nathan Carter who is a currently the hottest country music star in Ireland and is also making strong waves in other countries such as England, Scotland, and Australia. Jake has often performed at his brother’s gigs and festivals and has been a great hit with the fans. Aged just 18, Jake has been gigging relentlessly in the UK and Ireland as a ‘one man’ artist playing in pubs, clubs restaurants, concerts and private events. He has now started taking bookings with his new band for the second half of 2017 to develop his own fan-base with his own blend of country/pop/rock which is inspired by artists such as Rascal Flats and Hunter Hayes.
Currently Jake is in the studio working on his next single and debut album, which he hopes to release later this year. Jake also has a tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland arranged include dates at the Button Factory Dublin, Empire Belfast, Spirit Store Dundalk, INEC Killarney, Dolans Warehouse Limerick, Cyprus Avenue Cork and Monroes Galway.

WEISS :: Fri 29th Sept
Doors 11pm Tickets €16  
After a spectacularly successful intro to the scene which saw Weiss being championed by the likes of Groove Armada, Loco Dice, Green Velvet, Kenny Dope, Pete Tong & more, the hit single ‘My Sister’ rotating on BBC Radio 1, whilst staying strong in the Beatport top ten chart for over four months, and countless gigs all over Europe, it was plain to see that Weiss was here to stay. Following this lead, Weiss has risen to even greater heights, with his releases inspiring support from the most respected & freshest names in the industry, including Gorgon City, Shadow Child, Shiba San, Claptone, Hot Since 82, Claude VonStroke, Tensnake, Bontan and more.

MICAH P HINSON :: Sat 7th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
Micah P. Hinson’s new album “Presents The Holy Strangers” is described by the artist as being a “modern folk opera.” Telling the story of a war time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide – spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. We follow their story, we see their decisions, we see their faults and their beauty. We live with them, we die with them.

ANDY McKEE:: Wed 11th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €18.50  
Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists, and his crossover success to over 150 million YouTube viewers underscores his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. To fans of virtuoso musicianship it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest. To fans of popular music Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. He’s been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours which have traveled the world over the past five years.
"Andy McKee has been launched into the upper stratosphere of the world’s very best acoustic players, and for good reason. His densely melodic and percussive style is mesmerizing to say the least." – GUITAR WORLD

RYAN McMULLAN :: Sun 15th October
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
Fresh from a 31 date arena tour supporting Ed Sheeran, Ryan McMullan announces a headline Cork show.
Ryan McMullan’s is a rare jewel in the crown of the popular music. With a voice that's one of the finest to come out of Ireland, Ryan has been commanding the attention of a rapidly growing fan base and attracting the attention of established artists alike . His stage performance is raw and gritty, but full of heart. Ryan’s story telling within the songs are filled with rich and varied tones and his youth clearly does not deter from his ability to communicate life stories and emotion.
He has had multiple successful tours; opening a 31 date tour with Ed Sheeran in 2017, Playing a handful of shows in NYC one being a headline sold out show in the Rockwood Music Hall., touring with the likes of Foy Vance in America, the UK and Europe, American alt-country rockers NEEDTOBREATHE, Snow Patrol, Ciaran Lavery and Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi). Ryan’s craft of performing is exceptional and has been harnessed and endorsed by some of the music industries biggest names including Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) and Ed Sheeran. Ryan’s future is certainly set to be a bright one.

NEWTON FAULKNER :: Mon 16th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €22.50  
Newton Faulkner is back to release his 6th studio album later this year, following a string of top 10 albums (including two at no.1). After 10 years and 5 albums, 2017 is going to be a big anniversary year for Newton, with a massive tour of the UK and Europe, in October & November, following the release of his 6th album

BEN SIMS :: Fri 27th October
Doors 11pm Tickets €16  
From early formative days earning his stripes spinning hip hop, house and rave on pirate radio, and at parties around Essex and East London, through the 90’s as an ever more in demand DJ, and on into the new millennium as a label boss, producer and internationally recognised techno legend in his own right, Ben Sims has spent all his conscious life exploring all facets of underground dance music.
Quite simply;  if you know techno, you know Ben Sims!

SAM AMIDON :: Wed 8th November
Doors 8pm Tickets €16  
Nonesuch Records releases The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, it represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources