Something we’ve rarely seen in Cork since the local Gardaí cracked down on the lads bringing the wee skate ramps to Half-Moon St. a few years back: a street-skate vid.
Brought to you by the kind folk at Primetime Cork (for all your streetwear needs, serving the city over 25 years) as part of their series of videos on Cork culture. They write:
Here’s the next instalment in our ongoing video series, this week showcasing three of Cork’s top skaters and long-time friends of the shop. Throughout our 25 year history Primetime has taken great pride in supporting every aspect of ‘street’ culture in our city, whether musical, artistic or otherwise. Long may this continue!
01. He’s been a regular feature of these posts, and for good reason: the Cork-based artist formerly known as Young Phantom continues to set out his stall.
02. After throwing an album listening party at the Glucksman last weekend, Mark Mavambu announced his debut album “proper”, Alone/Insane/Alive would drop that night at midnight on Soundcloud and his website.
03. That LP is streaming above. A concept piece exploring isolation, masculinity and depression.
04. Due today on Spotify, Apple Music and the like if Soundcloud isn’t your bag. Expect live activity to follow.
Thoughts: It’s one thing for an artist to outline their ambitions as much as Mavambu has, and quite another to see that passion and grandeur being realised.
Taken in the studio he created in the back room of his pub in his home town of Macroom, County Cork, Dennis Dinneen’s portraits, which he worked on from the 50s to the 70s, add up to a detailed and affecting picture of an entire community.
Dennis Dinneen is at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, until May 27.
[r]evolution of a sun – Cork hardcore veterans reuniting for a good cause
What you may need to know…
01. At varying points throughout their over-decade-long run, Cork metal/hardcore band [r]evolution of a sun, anchored by Cork metal mainstays Noel Lynch, Christophe Erpelding, and Eoin Kelleher, had up to seven or eight members in a single live line-up.
02. They were ridiculously heavy, a reputation hammered home by three extended-players, the highlight of which is 2007’s Sacrificehellroutine, and Hell, an album that was a decade in the making.
A Cork festival, with Cork bands, at the Cork Opera House, for all the people. April 28th-30th.
Writes Edel Curtin:
Right Here, Right Now is a brand new music festival presented by Cork Opera House and Coughlans Live Promotions from April 28th – 30th, celebrating the vibrant, eclectic music scene in Cork City. Featuring over 20 different artists, the festival is a unique snapshot of a time and place through the lens of the city’s artists.
This festival brings together some of the finest acts and musicians in the bustling music community around Cork, from brash bands, to balladeers, from sweet soul, to rock and roll, with a full concert orchestra thrown in for good measure! One of the highlights of the weekend sees Jack O Rourke and band perform his critically acclaimed debut album Dreamcatcher with the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra, directed by John O Brien and featuring special guests Strung and Anna Mitchell.