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ELISION DJS presents: Thomas Kilmurray :: Tuesday 13th Nov  
Doors 11pm Tickets €5  
\\ Elision @ Cyprus Avenue: Thomas Kilmurray// Catch Elision on support for the evening from 11pm! .
 

Mr Scruff :: Fri November 16th  
Doors 9pm Tickets €20  
Mr. Scruff & MC Kwasi (All Night Long) .

Dubioza Kolektiv :: Saturday November 17th 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €30  
Politically incorrect Balkan, Ska, Punk, Reggae extravaganza on tour 2018 “Kick-ass from start to finish, Dubioza Kolektiv marries power and positivity...” (PopMatters) “Yeah, the Dubioza Kolektiv really are that good. Damn… Just…Damn…” (Mass Movement Magazine) “For those who want a message combined with someof the catchiest beats this side of the Adriatic Sea, look no further than Wild Wild East. The upbeat grooves mixed with traditional melodies make for something truly different and, well, wild.” (Consequence Of Sound).

The Light Runners :: Tuesday November 20th 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €5  
Featuring some of the best reggae musicians from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Zimbabwe, Denmark and Ireland ‘The Light Runners’ are a rare treat with a back story as exciting and interesting as their music. Some members have fled dictatorships, spent years touring the world with soukous bands, led gospel choirs and performed on ‘The Late Late Show’ while others having been busting their chops touring and grooving their way across some of Europe’s finest festivals! Staying true to ‘roots reggae’ the band have been in and out of the studio recording their debut album that preaches “one love, peace and harmony” in a time of fake news, war, migration, and xenophobia. Blending their own original music with Jamaican, African and English reggae The Light Runners have quickly become synonymous with hypnotic hooks and fluid vocal harmonies with a distinctly African flair. The head of this international super group Lazare Mbouwoua and his enigmatic and energetic performances are sure to bring a smile to your face and people of all ages to the dance floor. .

Laoise :: Friday November 23rd 
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
“ The electropop star of your dreams ” – WONDERLAND “LAOISE shoots for the stars” – DIY “LAOISE is presenting herself succinctly as a pop star arrived and realised” – THE 405 "Post-midnight, moonlight-lit pop with plenty of surprises lurking in the shadows" – THE LINE OF BEST FIT .

Kiran Leonard :: Saturday November 24th 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12.50  
Kiran Leonard is a 22 year old musician from Saddleworth, Greater Manchester. Debut album proper Bowler Hat Soup (2014) and follow-up Grapefruit (2016) were both recorded at home, with Kiran playing virtually every instrument himself. Derevaun Seraun (2017), a concept album in five movements inspired by five pieces of literature and arranged for piano, strings and voice, was an ambitious departure from his usual sound. .

Saarloos :: Sunday November 25th 
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
Saarloos are a new Irish band consisting of critically acclaimed songwriters, Brian McGovern and Craig Gallagher. Having formed a formidable songwriting partnership they felt a desire to perform their songs together onstage. Together having already racked up a massive 4 million plays on Spotify and have performed alongside artists such as Gavin James, The Coronas, Daniel Bedingfield, Picture This and Bon Jovi. As well as touring across Europe selling out show’s in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and a combined 3 Sold Out nights in Whelans..

Wheatus :: Tuesday November 27th 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €10  
Saarloos are a new Irish band consisting of critically acclaimed songwriters, Brian McGovern and Craig Gallagher. Having formed a formidable songwriting partnership they felt a desire to perform their songs together onstage. Together having already racked up a massive 4 million plays on Spotify and have performed alongside artists such as Gavin James, The Coronas, Daniel Bedingfield, Picture This and Bon Jovi. As well as touring across Europe selling out show’s in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and a combined 3 Sold Out nights in Whelans..

ABBA Sing Along Social :: Wednesday November 28th  
Doors 8pm Tickets €8  
Are you as over-awed as we are by the cross-generational pop power that is ABBA? After two sold out shows in The Sugar Club in Dublin earlier this year, the Sing Along Social is taking its ABBA appreciation on a mini tour to a few special venues around the country. Join the Sing Along Social from 8pm on Wednesday 28th of November in Cyprus Avenue in Cork City when we'll be singing through the joys of ABBA Gold. Doors will open at 8pm and we'll be singing by 9pm sharp. Tickets are €8 (plus booking fee) and, yes, we will have prizes to give away to the best worst singers and for those dressed as their favourite member of ABBA. The Sing Along Social is a zero-commitment choir designed for people who can't sing. It's kind of like group karaoke with no microphones, and no putting people on the spot. It's about caterwauling along to your favourite songs in the company of friends and strangers. .

RESIDENCE: Michael Bibi :: Friday November 30th  
Doors 11pm Tickets €12.50/15  
Residence presents: Michael Bibi .

Stephanie Rainey :: Saturday December 1st 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Stephanie Rainey is the Irish singer songwriter who made the impossible happen. With no funding, no manager, no contacts and no carefully calculated social,media campaign, she created a music industry stampede of epidemic proportions, with just one heart-stopping song – ‘Please Don’t Go’. .

Kojaque :: Wednesday December 5th  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12.50  
Dublin rapper Kojaque is an artist steadily gaining ground on the Irish and international music scene, thanks to his production style, stunning visuals, and biting lyrics. Co-founder of independent label Soft Boy Records, Kojaque mixes sampling and jazz beats with dynamic, poetic lyrics, showcasing life as a modern Dubliner. .

Collisions: Robert Curgenven and Darren Kirwan :: Thursday December 6th  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €10  
Merakindie is very proud to present ‘COLLISIONS’, an evening of audio-visual excursions in expanded cinema, by artists Robert Curgenven and Darren Kirwan, bringing us two exclusive performances that arrive at the intersection between light, sound and experience. Each artist uses his own custom-developed systems to deliver a spectacle that threatens to disturb, provoke and transform its viewers: subsonic frequencies, precision sound design, synaesthetic light projections and fog create an unforgettable multi-sensory experience. .

Stop Making Sense :: Saturday 8th December 
Doors 11pm Tickets €12.50  
It’s a club night like no other (especially for fans of Talking Heads). DJs start the night playing music influenced by or directly related to New York City (70/80/90s), expect a nice warm up of everything from Disco n House to Punk and Funk. Classic rare unseen photo selections from that era will be shown on the big screen as the DJs run through the soundtrack of one of the most culturally significant cities in the world. This is not a seated event, it’s a dance party..

Síomha :: Wednesday Dec 12th 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12.50/15  
SÍOMHA is set to play a headline show in Cyprus Avenue this winter as part of her upcoming Irish Winter Tour. The Clare singer and her band will play shows in a host of venues across the country including dates in Cork, Belfast, Limerick and Galway. SÍOMHA’s music truly does defy any conventional genres; she dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul effortlessly, taking audiences on an unexpected and unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies. SÍOMHA has been making waves with her music recently, and is fresh off tour with the acclaimed contemporary American/ Irish band, The Olllam, featuring bassist Joe Dart of Vulfpeck. She is a regular opener for Paul Brady, having played support for his 2017 Irish tour and she has just completed a string of summer dates with her band across the country including Doolin Folk Festival, Clifden Arts Festival and Electric Picnic. SÍOMHA’s soulful voice and carefully crafted songs are made to be heard live and with her incredibly tight band, these musicians break free of conventional genres and put on a live show that transcends musical boundaries. .

Bell Witch :: Thursday 13th December 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Seattle doom metal duo, BELL WITCH, have confirmed a full European tour in support of their recently released opus, Mirror Reaper. .

The Blizzards :: Friday 14th December 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
Get Ready for The Blizzards VS Tebi Rex! The new single "I Need A Win" is the second single taken from The Blizzards upcoming full-length and is available across all digital platforms from Friday 5 October. The feel good love child of slightly less than gnarled rockers The Blizzards and feel good hip hop young guns Tebi Rex, 'I Need A Win' is about just needing a little break once in a while. Soaring guitars, laidback verses and a chorus you'd kiss the milkman for makes this one of the most feel good tracks of the year from two diverse Irish acts you wouldn't normally picture hanging out, but we're glad they did. The Blizzards who came back with a bang in 2016 with airwave dominating tracks "Drop Down The Anchor", "Perfect on Paper" and "Show Me The Science", have announced their first studio album in a decade. The album, due in Autumn 2018, will be compiled of previously unreleased tracks from the Mullingar band. The album was recorded between the legendary Grouse Lodge recording studio and Dublin's very own Camden Recording Studios, and was produced by Philip Magee, the usual suspect behind The Blizzard's most recent hits. The Blizzards will announce their Autumn/Winter Tour Dates very soon following their spectacular show on the Salty Dog stage at Electric Picnic. "I Need A Win" is out everywhere on 5 October 2018 New album coming in Autumn 2018. .

Ryan McMullan :: Saturday 15th December 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Ryan McMullan is the real deal. Having been blessed with a voice that can shift effortlessly between the angelic and the guttural he has also honed a song writing craft which exploits the incredible versatility and power of his god given instrument. Growing up in picturesque Portaferry, on the shores of Strangford lough and in sight of the Mourne Mountains, Ryan was formed by the traditional music and pub sing-alongs with which rural villages in Ireland are indelibly linked. However this gives only a portion of the story, as a member of an unashamedly post-MTV generation he was always on the hunt for more diverse influences from bubblegum pop, to hip hop, to hard rock and blues..

Ash with Special Guests Brand New Friend :: Tuesday 18th December 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €22.50  
Islands is the new album by Northern Irish rock group Ash. The trio’s seventh studio collection, out now on Infectious Music, it’s an open-hearted set of songs dealing with love and loss, friendship and betrayal, identity, salvation, redemption and rebirth… all the important stuff. Pound-for-pound, it’s also the strongest, most exhilarating long player of Ash’s storied 26-year career, an album which reaffirms the trio’s status as one of the most idiosyncratic and singularly thrilling guitar bands on these islands..

Live Forever - Oasis Tribute :: Saturday 22nd December 
Doors 9pm Tickets €15  
LIVE FOREVER ARE THE DEFINITIVE TRIBUTE TO MANCHESTER'S FIVE PIECE SUPER GROUP OASIS! THEY RECREATE SONGS FROM EVERY ERA OF OASIS FROM THE TIMELESS HITS OF THE 90’S WHEN BRIT POP WAS AT IT’S HEIGHT, TO THE HITS OFF THEIR FINAL ALBUM!.

Kerri Chandler :: Friday 28th December 
Doors 10pm Tickets €22.50  
Kerri 'Kaoz' Chandler has been injecting soul into music since the early 90s, making him one of house music’s originators. Kerri Chandler is a house legend, icon, inspiration, key figure, and a true house music purveyor. An ambassador of the natural and instinctive 4/4 beat, Kerri’s influences can be traced back to New Jersey growing up in a family of jazz musicians. His father, a respected deejay, provided Kerri with a rich background in the origins of soul, disco and the New York Underground Sound (known also as “Garage” music). Kerri began playing records at the Rally Record Club in East Orange, New Jersey at the tender age of thirteen and it was only a natural progression for him to become interested in production. .

Myles Gaffney :: Saturday 29th January 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12.50  
Featuring Kealan Kenny Eoin Turner Aoife Turner .

Alan Fitzpatrick :: Saturday 29th January 
Doors 11pm Tickets €25  
There is no doubt that Alan Fitzpatrick aka 'We Are The Brave' Boss man has had a massive few years. He is also no stranger to Irish shores after embarking on a huge tour with stops in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Belfast plus curating Alan Fitzpatricks Day in association with Boxed Off. Attracting significant attention from BBC Radio 1 with releases on labels such as B-Pitch Control, Hotflush Recordings, Hypercolour and 17 Steps. Mr Fitzpatrick has also been in featured in Mixmag and clocked #40 in the Resident Advisor DJ Top 100, elevating Fitzpatrick to the position of global headliner for brands such as Drumcode, Awakenings Festival, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Lovebox, Parklife, Junction 2, Hideout to name a few. We cannot wait for Alans return! .

A Tribute to George Michael :: Saturday 5th January 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
James Bermingham & band pay the ultimate tribute to George Michael & Wham! for Women's Little Xmas Weekend.

ABBAesque :: Sunday 6th January 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
ABBAesque are undoubtedly Ireland’s number one tribute show ever! Their success over the past 21 years has been phenomenal making them without question Ireland’s most successful tribute show performing in excess of 250 sell out concerts each year..

Pearl Jem :: Saturday January 12th  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Pearl Jem are a 100% Irish tribute to the greatest band on the planet. As Pearl Jam fans first and foremost, we have taken a great amount of time and effort to ensure that our show is nothing but a marker of love and respect to the source material. The energy from a crowd is vital to the effect of the live show, and without our fellow Pearl Jam fans we would just be 5 guys in a room playing songs that we love..

Charlie Winston :: Wednesday 30th January 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
Charlie Winston has released his new single "The Weekend" has just that airy sound, the easy up-tempo, the happy celebration atmosphere.The song is about exactly what the title promises: how we all break away from our everyday lives for the weekend and become another being who just wants to dance. The casual songwriting, the cool arrangement with the slap guitar and the casual-smooth beat - all testify to the style will of the British and the focus on the aesthetically essential. .

Microdisney :: Tuesday 19th February 2019  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €36.50  
"We decided to play in Ireland again in early 2019 as a response to the warm reception which so moved us in June of 2018. We're definitely not planning to resume operations as a working musical combo, though. Once again, we've been taken by surprise by the extent of demand to see the show on February 18th, and we've decided to add one last show in Cork on 19th February. However, that's it. We've really enjoyed playing and spending happy time together, but we all have other matters needing our attention, and it's to those things which each of us will be returning after this trip.” .

Cory Wong :: Thursday 21st February 2019  
Doors 7.30m Tickets €20  
Cory Wong of US funk sensation Vulfpeck visits Cork with his new album ‘The Optimist’. The Minneapolis-based musician has put in his time as a versatile composer, arranger, producer, and collaborator. He has also worked on shows and artists like NBC’s “The Voice,” playing alongside Ben Rector, Gene Simmons, Questlove, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Bootsy Collins. His expert playing and diverse influences have kept him in demand around the world and around the clock, but he remains loyal to his Midwestern home. Dubbed “the most famous Minnesota musician you’ve probably never heard of” by Minneapolis’ The Current, Cory Wong returns with his second full-length album ‘The Optimist’ after 2017’s sensationally funky ‘Cory Wong and the Green Screen Band’. .

Freya Ridings :: Thursday 28th February 
Doors 8pm Tickets €18.50  
As Freya Ridings prepares to embark on her sold-out headline tour next week, kicking off at o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Thursday night - she continues to become the most hotly tipped British artist of 2019 with the announcement of her largest headline tour to date for 2019. Kicking off on the 28th February in Cork, it will include a date at London’s Roundhouse on 11th March 2019 and will see Freya play to over 14,000 fans. .

Benjamin Francis Leftwich :: Friday 22nd March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €16  
The announcement follows the release of Gratitude, which is the first piece of material to be taken from Leftwich’s third album, which will be released early next year via Dirty Hit. Gratitude builds on the foundations laid in the EP, and sees Leftwich bring more electronic elements into play, and darker, intricately layered production, whilst still maintaining the raw emotion that has resonated throughout his work to date.

White Lies :: Wednesday 27th March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €25  
Having already unveiled details of their forthcoming album Five due for release on February 1st through [PIAS] Recordings White Lies are pleased to announce a series of Irish shows complementing their already extensive European jaunt in February / March 2109. Commenting on these Irish dates, the band said;” we are delighted to announce these shows despite not playing in Ireland for some years our Irish fans support has never faltered, and we look forward to some great shows and traditional Irish hospitality.” .

Seattle Grunge Experience :: Saturday 6th April 2019 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
The ultimate live tribute to the Seattle Grunge scene, playing the music of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and more....

Showhawk Duo :: Thursday 11th April 2019 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
The Showhawk Duo will be tearing it up across Ireland and the UK in 2019 on their biggest and best tour to date.. Featuring trance anthems, crazy guitar licks and more subwoofer than you can handle, it shall be epic!!.