Craicin’ On

Motley Music Editor Cathal interviewed Craic Boi Mental to find what makes the West Cork rapper a cult smash 2019 was a banner year for Ireland’s self-proclaimed greatest pop star. Craic Boi Mental (he prefers to remain unnamed) has gone from releasing comedy songs like ‘Polos Is Life’ and ‘Polos Is Still Life’ on YouTube to selling out Workman’s, Dublin’s most infamous hipster gaff. All … Continue reading Craicin’ On

Inhaler Live @Cyprus Avenue

Carly Fitzgerald was on the scene to capture the hot band’s Cork concert. Photo Credit: Carly Fitzgerald   Inhaler is a four-piece rock band from Dublin that consists of Elijah Hewson (guitar and vocals), Robert Keating (bass), Josh Jenkinson (lead guitar), and Ryan McMahon (drums). They met in school and bonded over their love of music and bands such as The Stones Roses and The … Continue reading Inhaler Live @Cyprus Avenue

Kneecap Live @Cyprus Avenue

Ireland’s premier anarchist gaelgòir hip hop trio takes the rebel county by storm, Niamh Browne writes.. There can’t be anybody else doing what Kneecap is doing, and if so, certainly not as well as these lads from West Belfast. The opening song for their Cork set was “Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh”. Your first thought when they play this is, “Jesus Christ I have … Continue reading Kneecap Live @Cyprus Avenue

THE MOTLEY GIG GUIDE: OCT 7TH-OCT 13TH 2019

Deputy Entertainment Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill gives you the five best gigs of the week Welcome back! Hope you’re getting on well this week. This week’s gig guide’s very much loaded towards the weekend but there’s some great, great stuff on offer. Cyprus Avenue has a lot of good acts in! Hope you enjoy this special Motley weekend gig guide – Nialler9, we’re comin’ for … Continue reading THE MOTLEY GIG GUIDE: OCT 7TH-OCT 13TH 2019

The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 30th-Oct 6th 2019

Deputy Entertainment Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill gives you the five best gigs of the week We’re into week four, and I’ve got my first few assignments! They’re like very ugly puppies that I want to get rid of and wish I’d never been given in the first place. Or maybe angry rats, because my timetable’s about to get absolutely infested with them.  In music news, … Continue reading The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 30th-Oct 6th 2019

The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 16th-23rd 2019

Deputy Entertainment Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill presents you with the five best gigs of the week taking place right here in Cork.   Welcome to the first instalment of the Motley Gig Guide, where every Sunday/Monday I deliver the five hottest gigs this week straight to your screen. Cork’s music scene is class right now, pulling great acts from all over the country and beyond. … Continue reading The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 16th-23rd 2019