Monday, May 31, 2004

More Info Dumps

Gentle reader,

Another Info Dump, with my usual opinions of what is good and worth seeing once again in chronological order...

Tuesday and Wednesday June 1 & 2
This is slightly messy. Juliet
plays Middleton on June 1 and 2, but I don't know where. The
place isn't that big but...

Wednesday June 2
Hal play in the Old Oak, while in the Half Moon,
Jet and La Rocca play the Half Moon. No real decision there, Jet, but since the gig was re-scheduled from May, getting tickets might be difficult.
I've mentioned Elephant before. Their debut album 'In The Moon' has been released this April 31st on well known Cork singer-songwriter Niall Connolly's c.u.records label. The Elephant sound has been described as acoustic alt jazz/pop/country, which covers a lot. I think they are better described as "something light". I still have to figure out that the something is. They play the Lobby tonight.

Eoin Coughlan is in the Lobby, he's
working on recording his debut album with the help of Dave Odlum due for release early Autumn.

Friday June 4
London Community Gospel Choir, who are brilliant appear in the Opera House with Sam Brown (the British female singer-songwriter, daughter of Joe Brown). If you like the blusey and gospel end of soul, get your sorry ass to the box office now.
The only reason I'm even mentioning the Saville playing in the Lobby is because it's a free gig.

Saturday June 5
Stanley Super 800 – Pine Lodge, Myrtleville
The Shades launch their album in the Half Moon Theatre. No idea what they are like, but launches are usually interesting.

Sunday June 6
The great Cork man John Spillane appears in the Opera House with support from the excellent Damien Dempsey. I suspect it's been sold out for some time, but you never know.

Wednesday June 9 and Thursday June 10
Roesy plays the Lobby. He's back with a new album Only Love Is Real released June 11. Its advisable to buy your tickets for this in advance.

Friday June 18
The Future Kings of Spain have been added to the MidSummer In The City concert with takes place at The Half Moon Theatre. The line up so far includes The Tycho Brahe, Fred, Rulers Of The Planet, Rest and Stanley Super 800. Tickets are on sale at €16 and are available from The Cork Opera House box office.
The Berries play the Lobby. The P.R.o.C site has a few samples of their stuff. They also really like them and I'll trust their taste.

Saturday June 19
Stanley Super 800 – De Barras, Clonakilty

Saturday June 26
Gavin Glass gives his debut "I'd Like The World To Teach Me To Sing" album a live airing when he visits The Half Moon. The busy man has started work on the follow up with the E Street Band-er Clarence Clemmons lending a hand.

Wednesday June 23
The Co. Kerry songwriter Jamie Burke plays tonight in the Lobby. I have to admit I've caught him in support slots a few times, outshining the main act. No idea is he's committed anything to recordable media yet.

Friday June 25
Maria Doyle Kennedy does her stuff in the Lobby bar. Well since she's an actress/singer/songwriter, she's only going to do some of her stuff.

Monday June 28
Glen Hansard with Mark Dignam – Opera House

Wednesday June 20
My Morning Jacket - Half Moon theatre

take care,


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