Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Emptying the inbox

'Tis the time of year to look in my inbox to see what is nice enough to be naughty and stay out late for.

Or called cherry-picking the inbox...

I'll start off with the Tribute to John Peel in the Kino Cinema on Thursday December 30.... 7.30pm has the documentary Teenage Kicks then the event moves to The Vineyard where Jim X-Comet takes over.

Also, something worth staying in for? Podge and Rodge take over the 2FM from 11 'til noon on Christmas Eve. I think I need to buy a blank tape...

Something more suitable for small children is... Santa's Magical Trail Children follow a trail around the Fota Wildlife Park, ending with a visit to Santa. Fota Wildlife Park, Carrigtwohill, Mon-Sat 10am- 3.30pm, Sun 11am - 3.30pm until December 24th, children €14, adults €8 (021- 4812678)

Now... in chronological order...

Sorry for the number of Lobby gigs mentioned, but they e-mail out their gig list... so they get mentioned.
I'd like to see other venues doing the same thing. Hint HINT.

December 21
9pm The Berries play the Lobby Bar. €7
Xmas Party...Cork band who recently released their 2nd EP ‘If They Don’t Care Why Should I?’
I have to admit, never heard them, love the name.

December 29
9pm Echogram play the Lobby Bar. €7
Freak FM are trying to hype them (god or God help them).

December 30
9pm Elephant play the Lobby Bar. €7
Odd and quirky with good music. My ideal date, however none of them are interested.


December 31
No Starting Time. The Frank and Walters play The Crúiscín Lan, Douglas Street.

December 31
9pm. Opera House New Years Party at Cork Opera House
Included are... Cartoon, The Shades, Stevie G and Jim X-Comet
Tickets: €15 (All telephone bookings are subject to a booking fee of €2 per ticket)

December 31
8.30pm. Cracking in The Half Moon Theatre
Includes Sumu, The Berries, Snatch Comedy Improv and DR Fiasco.
Tickets: €15 (All telephone bookings are subject to a booking fee of €2 per ticket)

January 1 (2005)
9pm Mick Flannery plays the Lobby Bar. €7
Know nothing about the guy, but I suspect most venues are in recovery mode on January 1st anyway.
Cork musician originally from Blarney who was once a member of Cork band Black Orange. Has also wrote and played for the musical score of ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’(Dramask Production) which the Examiner described the soundtrack as ‘superb’.

January 8
2.30pm Eoin Coughlan plays the Lobby Bar. €10
"Eoin has been busy recording his album with the highly regarded producer Dave Odlum in the Black Box Studios in France and his last show in The Lobby was a sell out. His album is due for release soon. "
No doubt he'll be playing some new stuff from it

January 8
9pm. Stanley Super 800 play the Lobby Bar. €10
You either love these or hate these. Personally, they record great, but live can be patchy.

January 14
9pm Gavin Moore plays the Lobby Bar. €7
"Born in to what is arguably Ireland's most famous music family (no I think that the Brennans are better known thanks to Enya), Gavin Moore respects the influences of his uncles Christy Moore and Luka Bloom, but musically, this singer songwriter is most definitely his own man."
Love the blurb. I'm curious. Could be great but... we'll see.

January 15
9pm Juno Falls plays the Lobby Bar. €8
"Dublin band who’s debut album Starlight Drive garnered some rave reviews as well as some very impressive pop songs indeed.."
Again you either love or hate these.

February 18 (2005)
No starting time. The Wedding Present + support play Cyprus Avenue.
Tickets €20 available from Cyprus Avenue, The Old Oak and Plugg'd Records, Washington Street
Emerging in the wake of the Smiths' demise as the U.K.'s most successful indie-pop band and formed from the ashes of the short-lived Lost Pandas, the Weddoes (as they were affectionately dubbed by fans) were essentially the vehicle of singer/songwriter David Gedge.

take care,
Will

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