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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..

Doors 9pm Tickets €10 only available on the door  
2 DJs ..... 2 Venues (Old Oak & Cyprus Avenue) .... 1 night ... Access All Areas

BUFFALO SOUL - a tribute to BOB MARLEY :: Fri 18th August
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
Bufallo Soul is a collective of musicians from all over the world, based in Dublin, performing the songs of Bob Marley & The Wailers. The band pays tribute to the most influential Jamaican musicians of all time and their timeless spiritual grooves. One Love!!!

THE BAND ANNA :: Sat 19th August
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
The Band Anna began as a group of best friends playing music together at a local park in May of 2016. In a very short amount of time, they have become one of the most promising up-and-coming bands in Ireland.

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.

Ghetto Tech Friday :: Fri 25th Aug
Doors 11pm Tickets €10  
Bastardo Electrico's Jamie Behan B2B set with Killekill's DJ Flush

SKIES BEHIND :: Thur 31st August
Doors 8pm Tickets € 8  
Cork 5-piece pop-punk band

ROBBIEG (UCC Freshers Week) :: Mon 11th Sept
Doors 10pm Tickets €10  
This kid doesnt need a big long description on how talented he is, you are not here to read a description, just click play on any of RobbieGs work and that will tell you how talented this 19 year old Dublin based Producer is.

Doors 8pm Tickets € 8  
Comprising of vocalist/guitarist Marc O’Cearnaigh, bassist J.J. Lee, guitarist Robert McDonnell and drummer Chris O’Sullivan, Dry Roasted Peanuts have been making waves in the Munster region and beyond in the past few months. Renowned for their furious live performances, the band claimed victory in both the UCC Battle of the Bands and the national intervarsity competition. Subsequently, recording time followed at Blackwater Studio’s and in May of 2017, Dry Roasted Peanuts unleashed their polished brand of frenetic indie-rock unto the masses.

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.

KILA 30th anniversary tour:: Sat 30th Sept
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €18.50  
From the mardi-gras excitement of ten thousand people at the Rio Loco Festival in Toulouse to two hundred people at the Bloomsday celebrations in Tinahely’s Courthouse, Kíla have been bringing their ‘energetic, creative and wildly exuberant music (France’s Trad Mag) to summer festivals all around Europe.

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

LITTLE HOURS :: Fri 13th October
8pm Tickets €17 live at Triskel Christchurch 
Little Hours - Ryan McCloskey and John Doherty - have had a busy start to 2017, with recording sessions for their forthcoming debut album, heaps of promo work for ‘Water’, a sold-out debut Irish tour, and a string of UK shows, including the influential Great Escape festival in Brighton. Their latest single “How Could I love you” is out now.

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.

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

AILBHE REDDY :: Fri 20th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
Ailbhe has been making huge waves in her native Ireland, ever since a homemade demo of her song ‘Cover Me’ was used in a Today FM radio advert in 2014. Later that year her first single, ‘Flesh & Blood’ garnered excellent reviews and was featured as Song of the Day on Folk Radio UK. She went on to feature on almost every major Irish festival line up in 2016 including Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Hard Working Class Heroes, Knockanstockan and Spirit of Folk, whilst also releasing her debut EP ‘Hollowed Out Sea’ Earlier this year, Ailbhe released her single ‘Relent’ winning critical acclaim from the likes of Line of Best Fit and Wonderland Magazine who premiered the live video. She also recently performed a stunning set for Irish TV show Other Voices in Dingle, and had her music synced in the RTE TV drama Striking Out before performing sold out shows in Dublin, London and Toronto. She now has a full touring schedule lined up to promote her new EP across Ireland, UK, France and Germany including festival appearances at The Great Escape, Cambridge Folk Festival, Body & Soul and Electric Picnic.

FANGCLUB :: Sat 21st October
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
Fangclub - a Dublin-based trio who formed in the neighbouring, remote coastal town of Rush when they were teenagers. Between dropping out of college for those early jam sessions and now, they’ve signed with major Universal imprint Vertigo Records, released two acclaimed EPs (‘Bullethead’ and ‘Coma Happy’), toured with the likes of Twin Atlantic and won over a dedicated legion of fans. Celebrating the release of their debut self-titled album, they have announced a show at Cyprus Avenue

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!

LIVE FOREVER - OASIS tribute :: Sat 28th Oct
Doors 7pm Tickets €15  

THESE CHARMING MEN - Smiths tribute :: Sun 29th Oct
Doors 7pm Tickets €12.50  
To mark the 30th anniversary of The Smiths final album "Strangeways here we come" These Charming Men will perform the full album along with many other Smiths & Morrissey classics!

KATCHAFIRE - 20th anniversary tour :: TUES 31st OCT
Doors 8pm Tickets €20  
Katchafire, the Southern hemisphere's most revered lovers rock legends, touch down this Autumn as theycelebrate their 20th anniversaryby presenting their most comprehensive UK and European tour to date.Katchafire are an institution in the global reggae scene. They have released a string of ground breaking reggae records throughout their career, defining a musical revolution that helped to birth bands like Fat Freddy’s Drop and Salmonella Dub.

MOXIE :: Sat 4th Nov
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
When 5 young Irish musicians hibernate for 2 weeks to explore their music by the ever changing sky and the rhythmic movements and sounds of Irelands west coast Atlantic sea you get Moxie, a group who are inspiring audiences with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. The band includes Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/steel string guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo) and Paddy Hazelton (percussion). Their music has a solid traditional backbone. Jazz, rock, bluegrass and world music rhythms and harmonies are creatively structured around this base treating the listener to layers of rich and intricate sounds as the band deliver a punchy programme of both their own compositions and old tunes with a new emerald vibe.

MATTHEW E WHITE (solo):: Sun 5th Nov
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
An intimate evening previewing works in progress and older classics. Matthew E. White is in the middle of work on his new album and would like to share and try out some of his works in progress and older classics. With the UK and Ireland so close to his heart, a tour of smaller clubs seemed the only logical place to give such an intimate and open performance that shows some of his songwriting process.

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

PINS:: Thurs 16th Nov
Doors 8pm Tickets €13.50  
Manchester female quartet PINS formed in 2011. PINS are Faith Vern (vocals/guitar), Anna Donigan (bass), Lois Macdonald (guitar) and Sophie Galpin (drums). Accumulating high praise and a growing fanbase for their debut album ‘Girls Like Us’, along with packed out headline shows and tour dates supporting the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Drenge, Babes in Toyland, Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells, Warpaint, Wire, The Growlers and The Fall, tight-knit girl gang.