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HAWK   -  Grunge-filled indie, via Galway, London and Berlin. With activism at the core, HAWK has an abrasive edge, teamed with celestial vocals to create a driving, expansive sound. New EP, She Knows is on release on March 17. Current single is Take It Away “Simply sublime – sharp post-punk riffs akin to Warpaint’s clearer moments or Savages’ smoggier ones.” - The Line of Best Fit
BARQ   -  are a high energy 4-piece, shoving groove into the belly of the rockbeast and creatinng agrosoul. This is music to dance dangerously to. "BARQ stopped me in my tracks, delivering a tight set of psychedelic R&B influenced rock. They were positively mesmerising to watch." - Hot Press
Harbouring Oceans   -   take a very loose, contemporary approach to genre boundaries, incorporating elements from alt-pop, soul, jazz, and electronica into their rock foundations. "Harbouring Oceans are on the cusp on stardom... Get ready to be impressed." - Hot Press

DERMOT KENNEDY :: Fri 31st March
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
Dermot Kennedy is a young alt-folk musician hailing from the foothills of the Wicklow mountains. Having set out on the path of a solo artist just over a year ago, Dermot has since played sold out shows in Dublin’s Unitarian Church, The Workman’s Club, and Whelans, and was also invited by Glen Hansard to step on stage and play one of his own songs at Glen’s show in Vicar Street to a full house last December. With his songs of beauty, heartache and hope, Dermot captivates and holds his audience, and what you hear in his voice is unmistakable honesty. His songs are laden with imagery and crafted with passion, and delivered with a soulful and stirring vocal.

Rebekah :: Fri 31st March
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Celebrating 20 years since she first stood behind the turntables, Rebekah has established herself as one of the leading exponents of techno currently operating on the global circuit. Her love affair with the harder sounds stretches back to the legendary Que Club in her hometown of Birmingham where she drew influence from the likes of Dave Clarke, Derrick Carter, Richie Hawtin and Billy Nasty. The fact she now shares billing with artists of this calibre is testament not only to her talent, but the way in which her music has been received by the techno community.

COLUMBIA MILLS :: Sat 1st April
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With three sold out shows in Dublin under their belt and a host of festival appearances in Ireland. Their live performances are emotionally charged and the combination of live instruments andelectronic elements make for an all encompassing. They don’t hide behind theirmassive sound and when all is stripped back the listener will always find a song to permeate the heart and head. Columbia Mills have just finished recording their debut album with Rob Kirwan (Hozier, U2, Depeche Mode). The first track from their debut album ‘Battles’ has taken the Irish airwaves by storm, being playlisted on TodayFM and other national and regional stations.

DENIS SULTA :: Sat 1st April
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Sulta’s meticulous and diverse approach to dance music has seen his stand out capabilities reach unbelievable new heights for someone still so young. Continued praise and support from fellow DJs and producers such as Jackmaster, Skream, Four Tet, and Optimo have aided Denis Sulta, and ultimately, his incredible hard work has allowed him to play alongside and work on projects for Annie Mac both at Radio 1 and at the legendary Space, Ibiza. The prodigal producer has successfully graduated from the Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal with his records playing on the radio and in nightclubs the world over. To end out 2016 Denis Sulta skyrocketed in at #26 on the RA Top 100 Poll, becoming the highest new entry that year, and if rumour has it, also ever. It is undeniably clear to see that there is no slowing down for the illustrious Mr Sulta.

Ira (Poland) :: Wed 5th April
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Ira is without doubt one of the greatest and most popular bands in Polish history. Repeatedly nominated and honoured with the biggest awards, the band’s albums gain excellent selling results and their singles constantly conquer the charts. Charismatic guitar and energetic rock vocal sound are the top qualities Ira possess. The band had their frequent honours to play alongside legendary acts suck as Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi.

The Blizzards :: Thur 6th April
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Hot off their spectacular comeback in 2016, The Blizzards blast into 2017 with their new single “Second Wind” available for download now. 2016 saw the band release “Drop Down the Anchor” their first single in 7 years; receiving huge airplay, the hit single was the most played Irish independent single of the year. The follow-up single “Perfect On Paper” racked up thousands of air plays, hitting A playlists across the country. Known for their blistering and engaging live performances, ticket demand for The Blizzards’ return to the stage saw their show in Whelan’s sell out within hours. Following a sell out show at the Olympia Theatre and host of triumphant festival performances including Indiependence and Electric Picnic, the band topped off their year performing at the 3Countdown Concert as part of New Year’s Festival Dublin. “Second Wind” was recorded by Philip Magee (Kodaline, The Script, Sisqo) and is released by Reckless Records.

HONEYBLOOD :: Fri 7th April
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Those that have enjoyed Honeyblood's more punk-rock moments to date will be pleased to here that they've made a more high-octane album than many may have anticipated. Stand-outs like giddy pop-punk belter ‘Sea Hearts’, and first single ‘Ready For The Magic’ are some of their most intense tracks to date. ‘RFTM’ deserves a special mention as a remarkable introduction to HB 2.0; detuned doom riffage and disco-punk rhythms make space for a tornado of a chorus ode to “the explosive nature of infatuation”. Together they’ve managed to brilliantly capture then subtly refine and embellish the duo’s notorious live energy that over the past two years shared stages all round the globe with everyone from Belle And Sebastian and Foo Fighters to close comrades like Courtney Barnett and Wolf Alice

RANDOMER :: Fri 7th April
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Easily one of the biggest names in the techno scene at the moment, with releases on huge labels such as Untold’s Hemlock Recordings, Hessle Audio, Numbers and Clone; and most recently Ron Morelli’s famous L.I.E.S as well as having two huge Boiler Rooms including his latest one in October as part of a celebration of Ben Sims & Kirk Degiorgio's Machine parties turning five. As a DJ, Randomer is one of the UK’s finest, capable of effortlessly stitching together modern bass with classic techno and less esoteric 4/4 rhythms.

FANGCLUB :: Sat 8th April
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Hotly tipped for great things in 2017 by a plethora of media, Dublin based hard rock trio, Fangclub have revealed a new video for “Follow” taken from their critically acclaimed EP “Coma Happy.” The band have already gathered major attention from press (Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Upset) and specialist DJ’s at BBC Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Daniel P.Carter, Phil Taggart) and Kerrang! Radio with their debut track “Bullet Head” (taken from from their debut EP “Bullet Head”). The band followed in its wake with standout tracks “Loner”, a head nodding, 90’s slacker rock inspired anthem and an explosive video and the brilliant “Dreamcatcher” which saw the seriously creepy video make its way onto the MTV Rocks and Kerrang! TV playlists

LATMUN :: Sat 8th April
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Latmun, the moniker of Joe Bradley is making his mark through his own interpretation of the House and Tech House soundscape. Both his DJ sets and his own productions have a coherent energy, an infectious groove being the key component causing the crowd to remain captivated, something he has picked up from many sunrises caught in the clubs of Ibiza, and time spent during the early hours in London. His ability to mix eclectically is rooted from many years of DJing and holding down residencies around the midlands, namely the stalwart nightlife institution Stealth Nightclub in Nottingham. 2016 so far has been career defining for Latmun, with all 3 EP's he's put out breaking into the top 10 on the Beatport Tech House releases. This started off with his 'Def' EP on VIVa, which received support from scene heavyweights like Skream, Claptone, Claude Vonstroke, Mathias Tanzmann, Steve Lawler and many more, it still continues to soundtrack the biggest festival stages today.

JIM WHITE :: Sun 9th April
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His live shows have been described as off-beat, blending his playlist with open discussion with the audience and anecdotes derived from his own life experiences, all of which is typically humorous and insightful.

NEeMA :: Mon 10th April
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Montreal’s Neema teams up with Lanois collaborators for breathtaking third album Emmylou Harris appears on backing vocals on Painting My Wall Gold.
From the opening strains of the joyful “For You,” featuring glorious harmonies by Emmylou Harris, to the sultry, Middle Eastern-flavoured “Come;” the soulful, minimalist cover of the Creole “Papa Loco;” the bittersweet choruses of “That’s Where I’ll Be,” and the French language cover of Steve Earle’s “Goodbye” done in the classic understated style of the French chansonnières, the breathtaking third album by Montreal artist Neema – titled Painting My Wall Gold – overflows with the kind of wisdom, maturity, nuance and diversity that only comes from having packed a lot of living into a relatively small number of years.

STEPHEN MURPHY :: Wed 12th April
Doors 10pm Tickets €10  
Cork based DJ back for what is sure to be another sellout show

LIVE FOREVER - Oasis tribute :: Sat 15th & Sun 16th April
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12.50  

JOEY DOSIK :: Wed 19th April
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After stunning the audience as special guest with the mighty Vulfpeck back in September 2016... Joey Dosik comes to Cork for a solo show Joey Dosik is a singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / producer with a voice that you may not expect to come out of that body. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joey continues to be a part of the recent musical renaissance in the City of Angels. As a teenager he absorbed the Jazz tradition of Leimert Park while listening to the radio and his parents' Carole King records. After several years of touring as a pianist with other artists, he settled down in LA to focus on songwriting and collaboration with such artists as Vulfpeck, Miguel Atwood Ferguson and Mocky. Dosik recently released his "Game Winner EP" in June of 2016 — It was made in 2015 while recovering from a basketball related left knee injury. Upcoming is a full length album, "Inside Voice", which he co-produced with Mocky (Feist, Jamie Lidell), due for release in 2017.

WE CUT CORNERS :: Sat 22nd April
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We Cut Corners latest album "The Cadence Of Others" is the band's third album in a row to be nominated for the Choice Music Prize. The self-produced album was recorded in a church in the Dublin suburbs and was mastered by Josh Bonati (Sufjan Stevens, Mac DeMarco, Tallest Man On Earth). The album was released in November 2016 and features contributions from Villagers’ Conor O’Brien on bass, members of Booka Brass and the Fratres String Quintet. Both We Cut Corners’ debut and sophomore albums were also nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year. John Duignan and Conall O’Breachain have carved out a unique place in the Irish music scene with their eclectic mix of songs, from angular pop and garage rock to wistful indie-folk, always coupled with their unique lyrical deftness.

SOLARDO :: Sat 22nd April
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House and techno artists Solardo are made up of UK based producers Mark Richards (MRK1) and James Elliot. Having previously had a long and deep history in other music genres, Solardo, are now one of the most hotly tipped DJ/production duos in the house and techno scene. Solardo are carving their own sound in the house and techno market. Their productions have their own unique warm, and high-energy sound which have received great support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Richy Ahmed, Skream, Paco Osuna, Steve Lawler and Jackmaster to name just a few.

AINE CAHILL :: Sun 23rd April
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Aine Cahill is a 22 year old Singer-Songwriter from County Cavan, Ireland. She gets her inspiration from contemporary pop music and combines it with classic Jazz from the 1950's to create her own take on music and showcasing her incredible storytelling ability. Very strong melodies mixed with her lyrical content allows the audience to escape into another world. When Áine made her Glastonbury debut on the Bread and Roses stage last Summer, BBC producers were so impressed that they immediately put her on the live stage backstage coverage where she proceeded to deliver and unbelievable acoustic performance of her debut single “Black Dahlia” and sparking an incredible reaction. “Plastic” is the latest single from Áine...a slice of unique storytelling with sultry strings and soulful beats reverberating around her velvety vocals.

WADE BARRETT - Inside The Ropes Live! :: Tues 25th April
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This April, there'll be a Barrett Barrage as Stu Bennett makes his first wrestling related appearances since leaving the WWE following last years WrestleMania. He'll be meeting fans and signing autographs after sitting down on stage for a two hour show covering his entire WWE career from the Nexus and the Corre to King Barrett and The League of Nations. An event not to be missed!

WHEATUS :: Thur 27th April :: @ OLD OAK
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What if you really REALLY loved your part time job? …but, what if it didn’t pay enough? Well then you may be in Wheatus. It’s a special time for music. Not too much of it sticks and when it does well, it usually isn’t everyone’s cuppa. “…we really don’t run into people who don’t like Dirtbag, including us”, Wheatus frontman, producer, songwriter Brendan Brown quotes, whilst fiddling with a vacuum tube that reads “Made In West Germany”. It seems that Wheatus do indeed still love playing their multi-platinum, ubiquitous 2001 classic, “Teenage Dirtbag”. “I grew up idolizing Rush & AC/DC. Bands that last forever…One of the fears I had when “Dirtbag “kicked off was that it would get old quick or be received as a fad…I was wrong to worry about that. It feels new every night. I think that’s because it’s hard to play correctly, but what the hell do I know?” It has not been an easy go for Brown & crew. They scrape recording & touring budgets together by selling last year’s gear on ebay. “It’s an interesting paradox that people won’t buy music but they still buy the stuff to make it and that we can carry on that way…together, we found a way forward. I still can’t believe it started 15 years ago though…that’s hard to imagine for a song that continues to be renewed.

THERAPY? - Wood&Wire Acoustic Tour :: Fri 28th April
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Therapy? are bringing their 'Wood & Wire' acoustic tour to Ireland in April 2017. Following on from extensive periods of touring for their most recent album, Disquiet, and for the anniversary of Infernal Love, the new dates offer a rare chance to see the band in a different context. A special limited edition CD featuring 11 new acoustic recordings of tracks spanning their career will be available on the tour. Frontman Andy Cairns says: "We in Therapy? are proud and excited to announce that we'll be taking our music on the road in an acoustic setting. This will be a challenge for us and hopefully a chance for our fans to hear the melodies, guitars and rhythms in unique settings. We'll be working on songs from across all our albums and in intimate environments we'll be able to give insights into the stories and influences behind them. We'd love you to join us in helping make this a celebratory experience"

SLAM :: Fri 28th April
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2017 promises to be one of the biggest years yet in the glittering career of the dynamic Glaswegian duo SLAM (aka Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle). As Slam's Soma label has just completed its 25th year of it's epic journey, you only have to take one look at it's release schedule to understand why they have remained on the cutting edge and firmly at the forefront of musical innovation. Protagonists since the early days and always in the vanguard, forward-thinking techno producers Slam's recent 'Transmissions: Glasgow compilation showed a continued commitment to the future, this time centred around the talent of their home town and focusing on the burgeoning Techno scene which is so prominent in the city.

Overhead, The Albatross :: Sat 29th April
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Overhead, The Albatross are a six piece instrumental outfit from Dublin known for their intricate yet powerful melodies and energetic stage presence. Their sound combines a multitude of instruments which go beyond the normal boundaries of "post-rock" and delve into the realm of the cinematic. Layered strings, electronics and spacious synths combined with soaring guitars and powerful drums are used to create their unique sound. O,TA's music journeys from delicate intimacy to epic peaks, touching everything in between. Learning To Growl is the debut album, written between Ireland and the Czech Republic, produced and recorded in Clique Recordings, and mixed by Phillip Magee. Overhead, The Albatross’ debut album “Learning To Growl” is out now and has been nominated for the Choice Music Prize Irish album of the year.

C DUNCAN :: Thur 4th May
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Following the release of his second album ‘THE MIDNIGHT SUN’ and in addition to his live dates in January and March (supporting Elbow), The singer and multi-instrumentalist has added a Cork show to his busy schedule. Delving into more expansive and experimental territories, Glasgow’s prodigious talent C Duncan released his second album ’The Midnight Sun' last October to critical acclaim. Blending electronic elements and sweeping synth sounds with his signature layered vocals and dreamy instrumentation, the follow up to his Mercury Prize nominated debut ‘Architect’ won huge praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Mojo, Uncut and The Quietus.

PERC :: Fri 12th May
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Perc is one of modern electronic music’s reference points: an internationally touring DJ and live act, label owner and one of the most respected producers in techno today. As a DJ, Perc has taken his sound across the world to such seminal clubs as Berghain, Fabric, Ministry Of Sound, Cocoliche, Fuse, Space Ibiza, Tresor, Unit in Tokyo and to festivals including Awakenings, Mayday, Unsound, Soenda, 10 Days Off, Extrema and many more.

JAKE CLEMONS :: Sat 13th May
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Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons has big news for his fans in Ireland. The musician (who also serves as saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) has recently released his latest album with BMG and is announcing his “Fear & Love Tour – Ireland Edition”…. May 10th to 13th, 2017. In making the announcement, Jake comments: “I am stoked to be returning to Ireland to perform the new songs from Fear & Love , plus favourites from my previous releases for everyone in the beautiful country of Ireland.” Jake made the announcement from Australia where he is currently on tour with Bruce and The E Street Band.

DAN OWEN :: Sun 14th May
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Rising star Dan Owen has announced his brand new single ‘Moonlight’, celebrating the release of his latest EP Open Hands and Enemies out today through LAB Records. His Open Hands and Enemies EP has already spawned the viral lead single ‘Made To Love You’, which has clocked up well over 1.3 MILLION streams on Spotify. It topped the Viral Chart in Belgium, hit No.2 in France and charted in the Netherlands, Hungary, Turkey and Indonesia

SKREAM :: Fri 19th May
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Life's busy for Oliver Jones. The Croydon DJ and producer is hands down one of the most diverse and skilled selectors in the game at the moment. Shooting to fame for his solo productions and work with Magnetic Man, Skream can regularly be found performing at some of the biggest and best festivals and clubs around the globe.

CORK ROCKS FOR RORY 2017 :: Sat 10th June
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Rory Gallagher annual tribute with Sinnerboy and guests

THE WEDDING PRESENT - George Best 30th Anniversay Tour :: Sun 18th June
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The Wedding Present will be playing a series of concert dates in 2017 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their classic debut album, George Best. “With its bittersweet, breathtakingly honest love songs immersed in whirlwind guitars, George Best struck a chord with outsiders across the indie universe. Suddenly here was David Gedge; a geeky pied piper for our youthful missteps. 30 years on… we have laughed, loved and lived along with The Wedding Present but are we any different to the way we were during those first meanderings into love? No, Gedge’s words are still golden… and we will always remember our favourite dress” – The Wedding present.

STONE FOUNDATION :: Tues 20th June
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‘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.

JAKE CARTER :: Fri 29th Sept
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50