The Quad is Dying

June 18, 2011

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The alternative scene in Cork was dealt a critical blow over the last few days when rumours circulating regarding the potential closure of the Quad Bar on Tuckey Street were proven to be true. It will be sadly missed. While Cork is not short on music venues (we are in fact blessed in comparison to […]

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Yellow Ostrich Sign to Barsuk Records

June 14, 2011

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As per the band’s own Facebook page, Yellow Ostrich have signed to Barsuk Records and their debut album “The Mistress” is set for an August re-release as such. With any luck, hard copies of the album might finally make their way over to this side of the Atlantic. Now a three piece, Yellow Ostrich are […]

Beirut: “East Harlem Blues”

June 14, 2011

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New Mexico troubadour Beirut returns this August with his third full length album. The first single to be taken from it is the wonderful “East Harlem Blues”. One of the top acts on the bill for Electric Picnic 2011, Beirut haven’t released a full length album since 2007’s “The Flying Club Cup”. 2009 saw the […]

Tinariwen & TV on the Radio: “Tenere Taqqim Tossam”

June 14, 2011

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Malian desert rock (a term more apt here than for QOTSA, I reckon) release their new album on August 30th. This is the first track to be taken from it, and it features Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio. Famed the world over for the bleached out, trance infused desert rock, […]

Video: Cap Pas Cap “Friends”

June 13, 2011

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While writing my preview for the Cork Midsummer Festival, I found myself sifting through dozens of YouTube clips for inclusion and was struck by one in particular: the mesmerising “Friends” by Cap Pas Cap. Dublin band Cap Pas Cap have an alluring catalogue under their belts already. Varied and creative, they first made their mark […]

Festival Preview: Cork Midsummer Festival

June 13, 2011

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Now in its 15th year, the Cork Midsummer Festival passes unnoticed under some people’s radars, but for the rest of us it as an eclectic, varied and exhilarating myriad of culture. This post will look at the musical events on offer this year, though there is plenty more to check out. The Midsummer Festival runs from June […]

Festival Preview: Live at the Marquee

June 10, 2011

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Cork’s now annual summer extravaganza, Live at the Marquee, kicks off tomorrow night at the Docklands site. Running since 2005, the Marquee has brought international acts to Cork on numerous occasions and has rapidly become a cornerstone of the musical landscape of the Cork summer. The Live at the Marquee festival began in 2005 as […]