Right, it's a Bank Holiday Weekend, so there are bound to be plenty of things happening locally, right?
Here's a rundown of some of the options, and there are quite a few, but beware, there is a strong possibility of a blatant plug at the end.
Tonight - see below posts on Nu Killa Kru & 'Tom Crean - Antartic Explorer'. Local pop-rockers We Should Be Dead play The Trinity Rooms, as part of their Electro Pop weekender thing.
Saturday - Well damn it. The last time he was in town, I was going to Cork for a gig. That was six months ago, and as I'm hitting Cork again tomorrow night for Trans Am, guess who decides to come back to town? Daedelus. Apparently, he was great last time out in the Cornmarket. He'll be in Trinity Rooms this time around. Check out this interview from April.
Sunday - There are a heap of options on Sunday. My advice would be to avoid Calvin Harris (Trinity Rooms also) in favour of either Strutt @ Dolan's, Steinski at Mickey Martins (should be deadly), or Cork rockers Hope Is Noise at Baker Place. Check out an excellent interview with Steinski at Cheebah.
Monday - Canadian indietronica dude Milosh playes the Red Cross Hall (Belltable's current gaff). And earlier in the day, ahem, a new documentary, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Southwest (produced by Mark Keane and myself) will air on Spin South West at 12.45pm. You may, or may not, wanna tune in.
That's it; have a good weekend folks. Will update this page on Tuesday.
In the meantime, here is Steinski speaking about the seminal Lessons, which he put together with Double Dee. This was recorded at the great Plugd Records in Cork.
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