Kurt Cobain 25 Year Anniversary ::
– The Sounds of Nirvana w/ Paradox & Screenreader
Cork based Alternative Rockers Paradox and West Cork outfit Screenreader (feat. Brian Casey) are back at DeBarra’s Folk Club in Clonakilty for a 5th year in a row playing a full set of Nirvana tunes in memory of Kurt Cobain who passed away 25 years ago this April.
What started as a once off event in 2014 to mark the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain has now turned into a regular event due to the success and popularity of the shows.
Paradox also played to a jammed packed house at the 25 year anniversary of Nirvana’s legendary Cork gig at Sir Henry’s which took place on the grounds of the original venue now known as Deep South on Grand Parade.
About Paradox ::
Paradox were originally formed in 1997 by brothers Pete and Mike Mac. The early Paradox sound was heavily influenced by the Grunge Era of the 90’s. The band has shaped and evolved their sound over the years while still maintaining their Alternative Rock sound.
Paradox have released 4 studio albums to date. Their debut
album ‘Circle of Growth’ was recorded in Los Angeles in 2000 and
released on a US label. Their second album ‘Sacred’ was recorded and
released in 2004, ‘Corporate Pollution’ was released in 2011 and their
latest album ‘Chapters’ released in 2015. The band recently launched a new single and music video for track ‘All Life Matters’ which has been gaining momentum since it’s release including national Irish radio airplay on both 2fm and Today FM. A music video was also shot for the track which won ‘best music video’ at the Disappear Here Film Festival 2018 and was nominated at the Indie Cork Film Festival and the Kerry Film Festival. You can view the music video on YouTube –
Although the music of Paradox has varied over the years their roots lie in the Grunge Era of the 90’s which all started with the music of Nirvana.
About Screenreader ::
West Cork band Screenreader came into being with the release of their debut album “Disconnect the Dots” in January 2012. Burning a trail from start to finish
with mechanical samples, high-impact dynamics and fuzzed up electronic textures, the album has received high praise from critics as well as a quickly growing
fan base, resulting in consistent national radio airplay from the likes of 2fm’s Dave Fanning and Dan Hegarty, along with airplay from regional and local
Since their debut the band has played countless well received live shows across the country, clearly demonstrating an intent to not only recreat but expand on the sounds
of their recorded output. An early highlight of these shows was a slot on the main stage at Indiependence 2012 where the band further cemented a reputation
as an energetic and dynamic live act.
2013 saw Screenreader record a live session for 2FM as well as hitting the road to play live as often as possible.
Singer Songwriter Brian Casey focused on his solo ventures over the past few years with the release of various tracks and 2 full lenght EP’s. Also making live appearances at Other Voices and HWCH Festival in Dublin. Brian has also been working as a producer in his own recording studio Wavefield Studios in West Cork producing various releases including the latest Paradox album ‘Chapters’.
After a short hiatus Screenreader are back with their latest single ‘Thieves’ which was released last November. You can check out the single on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4GwmDxvNmdPaoONj3IhMwr?si=_4TQw1Z2Tva6qKQmA6Y7OQ
The band also have plenty of more new tracks in the works for 2019.
Join both Paradox and Screenreader on Friday April 12th at DeBarra’s Clonakilty as they remember Nirvana’s music and legacy for the 25 year anniversary of Kurt Cobain playing some Nirvana classics and many more.
Doors 9.00pm. Free Admission.