The Moths opened up at the most recent Melting Pot gig in Cyprus Avenue back on December 18th. As usual with these gigs, I hadn’t heard of any of the bands on the night but that only adds to the sense of anticipation. The Moths lead-singer Irene O’Connell pictured above is a dab hand at the piano and her voice is reminiscent of the fantastic Aimee Mann, however the songs are much more upbeat in case that puts you off them!
There are some more pictures in the full set should you want to see more. The Moths have an album coming out, presumably this year, called Where You Find Peace and going by the songs they have posted on their MySpace it should be a good one.
In other interesting news, I was speaking to the one and only Don O’Mahony from Cork paper Evening Echo and I have featured in the “Who the hell goes to…” page in the Downtown section tonight. They even have a picture of my ugly mug so be sure to rush out and buy it.
And finally, if you’re still reading this, the next Melting Pot gig is on January 8th which is next Tuesday in Cyprus Avenue as usual. It only costs €7 and you get to see Rarely Seen Above Ground, Pocket Promise and Sounds of the Revolution.
Cork band Snowman played at the Quad last night and having seen them in Cyprus Avenue a little while back I thought I’d catch their unique live show again. Their music is really growing on me, it’s more intelligent and interesting than quite a lot of rock bands you hear lately; I can heartily recommend that you head on over to their MySpace for some tracks. From a photography point of view, I had to use flash for the first time in ages at the gig because it was almost completely dark in there – hope I didn’t blind them too much!
More photos from the gig in the full set on Flickr.
Cork singer-songwriter extraordinaire Mick Flannery was on RTE radio a week or two ago as part of the MyTunes mini-series. You can listen to the show online. And while you’re over there, check out the lovely photo… I had been surprised to see my photo used without any accreditation but they have rectified that now so I’m a happy bunny again.
Mick is playing a few gigs over the coming weekend, starting this Thursday (13th) in de Barras in Clonakilty. He’s in Dolan’s in Limerick on Friday, Roisin Dubh in Galway on Saturday, and then back to Cork in the Everyman Theatre on Sunday. I got my tickets to the Everyman last weekend and there was limited seating left, I’m upstairs in the balcony. I will be taking photos at the show in Clon and might even get a few from my perch in the Everyman. If you haven’t heard his music, go take a listen on his MySpace, truly wonderful stuff.
One thing I’d like to know though, how old is Mick? Every blurb I’ve been reading for well over a year always describes him as a 23 year-old…
Edit: Found a nice article this morning about Mic, check it out.