This week at the Roundy we have five nights of great music and comedy. So if you’re looking for somewhere to go and are in Cork then check us out at Castle Street by Daunt Square. Here’s the listings:
Monday 22nd April
Gig Night For Suas Educational & Development programme
A Benefit gig for Suas including soul bands, DJs and a raffle and best of all its all going to a good cause.
Tuesday 23rd April
Snatch Comedy Improv
Snatch Comedy returns to the stage with their long-running improvised sketch show!After a long hiatus, the weekly dose of unpredictable Improv-sketches is back. Snatch gathered a massive following for many years at their weekly pub Improv show. After taking a break to develop their long-form show, they now return with more skill, more surprises and more members! Expect chaotic, over-the-top, strange, experimental, spontaneous fun. In other words, expect the unexpected.
Wednesday 24th April
Blue Note Jazz Sessions
Blue Note at the Roundy is a monthly live event which celebrates the legacy of the great Blue Note record label which was so influential to recorded jazz throughout the 50’s and 60’s. The event features tunes handpicked from classic blue note albums originally recorded by the likes of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock and Horace Silver as well as associated repertoire, original compositions and some contemporary surprises.
Thursday 25th April
Bourbon Street Presents Lonely House
Taking modern life, making a statement and providing a place for the uncertain youth of today is Cork based musician Jack Ahern, now performing under the stage name Lonely House. Lonely House and his music has a definite sence of weight and old, as if you have heard it somewhere before yet, taking cues from the rapidly changing culture and industry has adopted a modern style and sound. Ranging from soaring r’n’b tracks laden in synth leads and heavy beats to gritty blues confessionals donning crunchy guitar tones. Mashing it all up with everything inbetween to produce a truly refreshing sound Lonely House leaves no stone unturned, taking influence from every source, using it as an outlet to comment on modern life in an often satirical way. If you ask Lonley of his influences he may just strike a smile and say “There is simply to much music for me to like only a few, so I listen to it all” To cut a long story short, he likes music… to say the least.
Friday 26th April
Later With The Grunts
The Grunts are a three piece indie band from Cork Ireland, their debut album evokes the raw earthy innocence of early REM, Echo and the Bunnymen. Of the eleven tracks on their debut, five are re-mastered from previously released EPs. ‘Party Weirdo’ is ounk done medium rare, and there’s punch and pungency in ‘Crawl Right Back’ and ‘New York Smile’. ‘Every strange Trip’ has jangly echoes of The Byrds, a floating psychedelic subtlety pervades the very early. very U2-ish ‘Cruelest Touch’, especially Liam O’Shea’s vocals, and the Echo-like ‘Summer Must Break’ coasts along with a modest swagger. Just the job, all told. With their monthly Later With The Grunts night at The Roundy the band host a number of upcoming acts making their way in the music scene