- Oct 19, 2010
LUCHADOR GIGS & INDIECORK PRESENT:
LUCHADOR SHOWCASE #1
Monday October 5th
Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St.
Doors 9pm sharp - Free in
Luchador Gigs debuts the first of its new series of mixed-genre shows, comprised exclusive of independent Cork-based bands and artists across the musical spectrum. As IndieCork presents a wide and varied selection of film, music and media over the course of the festival from the 4th to the 11th, we're proud to partner with the festival, partake in its musical programme, and mix it up accordingly.
Spekulativ Fiktion is a Cork based rapper and beatmaker, working in the doomy side of hip hop. His material has been described as 'articulate, compassionate, anarchic... and all very relevant.' His live shows are well-defined by the inclusion of untraditional instrumentation and live jams, intertwined with gritty samples and storytelling. Spek is a regular warm up act for visiting hip hop heavyweights like Immortal Technique, Danny Brown, Shabazz Palaces and Gonja Sufi.
'Deathly Words' was released in 2013. It features Deviant & Naive Ted and Mikey Fingers (Community Skratch/Unscene Music), as well as DJ Jus Me, the man behind Cork's Hobo Convention. The follow up, 'Slave Labour', a collaborative effort with Deviant & Naive Ted is available now through the Unscene Music Label. Clare rapper Clerk 5 and Jus Me also appear.
'An Irish artist with a genuinely original sound that has appeared from nowhere, exhibiting an almost prophetic ability to lay bare the faults and failings of Irish society.' - Goldenplec
'Takes influence from the past, but has no qualms about experimenting in the present, and that's what makes his music stand out.' - RTE 2XM
'Irish hip hop's looking at a future solid as a granite fortress.' - Harmless Noise
'Dark and heavy hip-hop with clever no-bullshit rapping from Spek.' - rabble
Caoilian Sherlock is a singer and songwriter well worn through years in rock and roll bands. Making tracks in a solo sense, he is occupying a spacious and altogether tenderer terrain focusing on floating melodies and dry lyricism simply backed with an electric guitar soaked in airy reverb. Following recent shows with Brigid Power Ryce and Ryley Walker, this autumn will see a debut solo release of folk tinged ballads rich in country influences like Jackson Browne, Arthur Lee and Big Star.
As part of The Shaker Hymn and as a soloist, he's one of the busiest musicians in Cork at the moment, as the former prepares its second album for release in autumn/winter 2015. Off the stage, he's one-half of eminent promoters Southern Hospitality Board, a co-organiser of the ground-breaking Quarter Block Party, and a co-host/interviewer for The Point of Everything's podcast. A real renaissance man for the Cork scene.
Although a relatively new outfit in Cork's close-knit metal scene, power-trio Ealadha's sound derives from a vast palate of post-rock, metal and alternative influences, melding them seamlessly in a dreamy sonic vista that sees musical ideas breathe and given space to explore. Debut single 'Dive' is the band's mission statement in one song: strident yet ethereal, the band evokes an excursion to the depths of the ocean, with gentle and almost overawed guitar work laid over a rhythm section that recognises and honours the power of loud/quiet dynamics. New material is currently in the writing and recording.