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Bio: Pete Mac – Lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Irish based Alternative Rock/Grunge outfit PARADOX. Not your typical Singer/Songwriter Pete Mac has branched out from his band Paradox and taken his Alternative/ Grunge melodies and musical frustrations to his acoustic guitar.More Info
Paradox return to The Mariner in Bantry on Sat. June 21st after a rockin show last April with fellow Cork rockers Screenreader. Doors 9pm. Free Adm.
Pete Mac plays an acoustic solo set with Fellow Cork band 'This Place is Death' at Cork's new rock venue BDSM on North Main Street, Cork. Pete will be playing lot's of new material on the night.
Paradox have been confirmed to play DeBarras in Bandon as part of the Bandon Music Festival in West Cork which happens on the June bank holiday weekend. Joining Paradox will be fellow Cork Rockers Screenreader. Due to popular demand both bands will be playing the music of Nirvana which was previously showcased at a number of tribute gigs which took place last April for the 20th Anniversary of Kurt Cobain. Taking place in the West Cork town from Friday 30th May to Sunday 1st June 2014, the Bandon Music Festival has grown organically into one of Ireland’s leading independent music events by attracting big name artists each year. And 2014 is no exception. Established in 1997, the Bandon Music Festival is a community run not-for-profit festival. The annual two-day festival has won its hard-earned reputation by attracting big name performers including: Delorentos, The Undertones, Mundy, Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club, Aslan, The Saw Doctors, Sharon Shannon, Republic of Loose, Fight Like Apes and Fred. The festival’s mixture of live outdoor concerts and pub music trail means there is something for everyone over the June bank holiday weekend in beautiful Bandon, West Cork. The Bandon Music Festival also includes a festival music trail with live bands playing in participating pubs throughout the town on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with full bar extensions, so you can party the night away in style.
Paradox are delighted to announce they will playing playing with the Legendary Japanese Punk Rock band Shonen Knife when they stop off at The Crane Lane in Cork on Thurs May 8th as part of their Overdrive Tour. Formed in Osaka 33 years ago the trio rose from humble DIY beginnings to joining Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour and trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands. Favourites of Kurt Cobain, John Peel, Thurston Moore, Marc Riley, Gideon Coe, Radcliffe & Maconie, Jonathon Ross & Dan Hegarty the band are arguably the most influential and beloved Japanese rock export. Live, they are a tight rock machine punching out fast, highly exciting sets of Punk, Pop, Rock & Metal hits coated with a unique life affirming quirky magic that as they fast approach their 1000th gig, shows no signs of fading. As Naoko says ‘Let’s Rock!’ “When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.”Kurt Cobain Press : Uncut: “rocks like Motorhead designed by Hanna-Barbara” BBC Music: “The Osaka Ramones, you must concede, still have it.” The Independent: 8/10 “There are two types of people: those who enjoy thrashy Japanese girl-punk, and those who have something wrong with them.” Music OMH: 8/10 “For an incredible 31 years Shonen Knife have been pumping out prototype riot grrrl, thrashing together early punk sounds with pop melodies.” The Sunday Times: “irrepressible slice of bounce-along indie-pop. Beguiling.” Stewart Lee BBC 6Music (Steve Lamacq):”Shonen Knife – they know how to rock – Japanese punk pop at its best.” Doors are 8.30pm and it's Free Adm.
This coming April will mark the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain's tragic death. On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle, the victim of what was officially ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. He was 27 years old. Nirvana exploded into the mainstream in 1991 after the release of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' from their multi platinum album Nevermind. Ironically Nirvana kicked off their European Tour right here in Cork on August 20th 1991. The gig took place in Sir Henry's, a venue which closed its doors for the final time in 2003, and was headlined by Sonic Youth. Nirvana were virtually unknown at this point but it was only a matter of weeks after this show that the band snowballed after the success of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and became one of the world's biggest bands, almost overnight. It has also recently been revealed that Kurt has direct roots from Cork as Kurt quoted himself :: "Actually it was Cobain, but the Coburns screwed it up when they came over . They came from Country Cork, which is a really weird coincidence, because when we toured Ireland, we played in Cork and the entire day I walked around in a daze. I'd never felt more spiritual in my life. It was the weirdest feeling and-I have a friend who was with me who could testify to this-I was almost in tears the whole day. Since that tour, which was bout two years ago, I've had some sense that I was from Ireland." Nirvana popularized a subgenre of alternative rock which was labeled Grunge. The band reached a whole new generation and defined a new age in popular music throughout the 90's. Nirvana was considered the flagship band of Generation X, and frontman Cobain found himself reluctantly anointed by the media as the generation's "spokesman. Although Nirvana's success and Kurt's life was short lived they left behind a legacy of music, 3 full length studio albums, B-sides and much more.. Join Cork bands Paradox and Screenreader at the Roisin Dubh in Galway on Monday April 28th as they remember Nirvana's music and legacy 20 years later playing some Nirvana classics and many more. Doors 8.30pm. Free Admission.
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