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[Top: Kurt Cobain outside Old Grand Parade Hotel, Grand Parade, Cork City and (above) a flyer for the Sonic Youth/Nirvana gig at Sir Henry's]

Nirvana played support to Sonic Youth at the 750-capacity Sir Henry’s in Cork on Tuesday, August 20, 1991.

Yesterday journalist Brian O’Connell (on RTE’s Today with Seán O’Rourke), asked former Sir Henry’s manager Seán O’Neill how many actually attended..

“On the night, we didn’t actually sell-out, it was a Tuesday night, this was Sonic Youth gig, really more than Nirvana, which was the support band. I would say probably we had about 300 at the end of the night. My recollection, I think there was about 14 people watching Nirvana at the start, now a few joined afterwards all right but nothing like what people say. People who weren’t even at the gig are now at the gig, you know, or now were at the gig and foresaw everything that was gonna come down the line.”


Related: When Nirvana Came To Town (Des O’Driscoll, Irish Examiner)

Previously: “I Didn’t Know Until This Year That The Name Cobain Was Irish”

Pic: Kcobaindaily

carrottsStop that.

Tomorrow night, the Cork Food Policy Council will serve free vegetarian curry to an expected 5,000 people in an initiative called Feed The City, as part of the city’s St Patrick’s Festival.

The curry will be made from so-called grade 2 and 3 vegetables, like the carrots above, that don’t wind up in supermarkets. The aim of the project is to highlight waste and sustainability issues.

But how could you cut what looks like a coupNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM.

Pic via University College Cork

Cork city gets ready to feed the city (University College Cork)


Further to the announcement that Tom Jones, Robert Plant, The Prodigy and Pixies will play Live At The Marquee in Cork this summer, Hot Press reports:

It has just been confirmed that the legendary Bob Dylan will play the Cork venue on June 16. Imelda May will be next up, bringing tunes from her fourth album, Tribal (due out June 2), with her for a June 21 date. The following month, ‘Video Games’ star Lana Del Rey will play the Marquee on July 15. Tickets for Imelda and Lana go on sale next Monday, February 17, at 9am. Tickets for Bob will then go on sale Thursday February 20.

Dylan, Del Rey & Imelda May for Live At The Marquee (Hot Press)

Pic: Noliesradio.org