Dark Room Notes were the final act at the Melting Pot gig in Cyprus Avenue just over a month ago. They have since played in Cork, as support to David Kitt in the Savoy, but on that occasion I got in late and just as I walked towards the stage to take a few photos they finished. Pity I missed that show as they have an interesting sound.
There are a couple of more photos in the full set although I didn’t put many photos online. The lighting that night wasn’t the best.
Brian Cullens Love Bullets were second up at the Melting Pot gig in Cyprus Avenue on October 9 after Snowman. I had never heard of them before but must say it’s another decent band uncovered by the lads at Melting Pot, don’t know where they find them!
There are a couple more photos up on Flickr in the full set.
Cork band Snowman played at Cyprus Avenue back on 9th October as part of the Melting Pot series of gigs. This is a band I had wanted to see for quite a while after seeing one of their songs on YouTube ages ago where they go kinda mental. They have quite a heavy sound which is not usually my thing but they put on a great live show, not your usual run of the mill rock act.
More photos in the full set on Flickr.
Ian Whitty, one of my favourite singers, played in Cyprus Avenue on October 21st last. It had been a long time since we saw him so we jumped at the opportunity to catch him live. His debut album Will o’ the Wisp is a highly recommended addition to any CD collection and I’m looking forward to the release of a new album in early 2008. This promises to be a rockier collection of music than Will o’ the Wisp although Ian does the introspective reflective ballads equally well as the high tempo catchy tunes.
Ian plays tonight (Nov 22) in Galway in The Crane at 9pm and tomorrow in Clifden in The FUnction Room. Just looking at it now, the gig in Clifden also features another great performer in Ger Wolfe so that should be a decent gig. Ian also plays Dublin opening up for super Cork band Fred in Crawdaddy on December 16th. Enough superlatives? I like my music :).
Listen to some tracks on his MySpace.
See some more pictures on Flickr in the full set.