have played a random acoustic slot yesterday at Dream
Gathering - Ireland 2014. One of Ireland's largest
Hippie festivals taking place over 3 days and nights in
the middle of nowhere out in the countryside in County
Cork Great vibe and great weekend! Last night tonight.
Mac.Great to meet Chad
Channing last night in Cork who is currently on tour with
his band Before Cars . Really nice guy and a great
gig. (For anyone who really doesn't know who Chad is
listen to 'Bleach' His band are currently on tour with Lace Weeper around Ireland, UK and Holland!
Cheers guys it was an awesome night
Pete Mac back in the studio from Sept. 2013 right into 2014 recording some new tracks at Wavefield Recording Studios, Bantry West Cork with engineer, producer and musician Brian Casey Music on the desk. These tracks will ultimately be part of the 4th official Paradox album due out late 2014. Brother/Drummer Mike Mac joined Pete in the studio for a session on May 29th 2014 after dropping back from his Canadian travels. Mike is also currently working on his first solo album which is being recorded in Canada. Click HERE for some pics of the session.
We are happy to be part of the upcoming Sir Henry's exhibition which runs from July 9 to September 27 at @ UCC College Cork For anyone who doesn't know Sir Henry's in Cork City is probably the most remembered Irish venue which opened in 1978 and closed it's doors in 2003. One of the venues biggest claim to fame was on August 20, 1991, when Sonic Youth opened their European tour with Nirvana. Some scenes were featured in the documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke. Paradox were lucky enough to play Sir Henry's in 2001 as part of the longest running Alternative club in Cork Freakscene. Well worth checking out this exhibition in UCC if anyone is in Cork over the next few months. Here's the event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1395410257350528/
Paradox return to The Mariner in Bantry, West Cork this coming Saturday with fellow rockers Screenreader after playing to a full house last April for the 20th Anniverary of Kurt Cobain. This time around both bands will be playing a mix of originals and some Alternative covers from the likes of Alice in Chains, Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer and many more.. Doors are at 9pm and it's FREE..
The second official Paradox album Sacred (Paradox album) is 10 years old today The album was recorded at BPM Studios in Cork, Ireland between 2003 and 2004 with brothers Pete and Mike Mac playing all instruments and engineer/...producer Finny on the desk. The album was officially released on May 11th 2004. It definitely doesn't seem like 10 years ago To celebrate you can download the entire album FOR FREE on Bandcamp - http://paradoxgrunge.bandcamp.com/album/sacred Feel free to share the album on your page or with your friends. We'll be posting studio photos and videos of tracks from the album every day this week. Stay tuned!..
Thanks a lot to Shonen Knife for a great gig last night at Crane Lane, Cork and for having us as support Japanese Punk Rock is the best! More live pics on the way.
A BIG THANK YOU from all of us here in the Paradox camp as well as the Screenreader lads to everyone who came to our final Kurt Cobain tribute date last night at Roisin Dubh in Galway. It was a gig that could have been full of mishaps with ...guitars breaking down, stings breaking, drum parts breaking and thanks to having a cold my voice disappearing completely by the end of our set (still can't speak today but it turned out totally awesome! Galway rocks BIG TIME!! So thanks again from Jette, Pete, Andy, Ronan, Brian and Sean to everyone who came to any of our 4 dates in Cork and Galway this past month. They've been by far 4 of our most fun gigs we've played More pics and live video footage coming soon... Photo by Sarah O'Mahony at DeBarra's Folk Club. ,
A BIG thank you everyone who came to The Mariner in Bantry last Saturday Another mad gig, the 3rd of our Kurt Cobain Anniversary mini tour with Screenreader. We've got one more date at the end of the month, April 28th to be exact at the Roisin Dubh in Galway. More on that soon In the meantime here's some happy West Cork faces from last Saturday.
Check out the radio interview done last Friday on UCC98.3FM with Pete Mac. Interview is about 20 mins into the show where we talk mostly about Nirvana's music and Kurt pre the tribute gigs we played in Cork. Pete also plays an acoustic cover of Nirvana song 'Been a Son' and 'Mr. Bureaucracy'. Thanks a lot to Bairbre Flood and Ger O'Sullivan.
"Pete Mac Paradox joined us in studio for a great chat and some tunes ahead of Paradox's 20th Anniversary Nirvana special in the Crane Lane with Screenreader and Johnny Horne (http://www.paradoxrock.com/). Also tracks from Anto Yau, Pete McGowan, Clare Sands, Stew Dixon, Anna Mitchell, Mick Flannery, "
We've been playing a lot of shows this month for the 20th Anniversary of Kurt Cobain. However around this time 12 years ago (April 5th 2002 to be exact) Layne Staley of Alice in Chains also passed away. Alice in Chains have always been a huge influence on us as a band and Layne's death was tragic to say the least. That year the Grammy's failed to mention him in artists that died that year. I think this says a lot of the music industry sadly at this time. Layne was a talented, misunderstood artist with a huge voice and he will never be forgotten.
Before the chaos and fun that ensued last Friday night at the Nirvana tribute in The Crane Lane Paradox & Screenreader. Good times! More photos and video footage coming shortly for all the Kurt Cobain tribute shows. Final cork date next Sat. in Bantry before ending in Galway on April 28th.
DeBarra's Folk Club you rocked big time last night! Thank you everyone for coming and remembering Nirvana's music with us. You guys can jump Cheers again to Screenreader for an awesome set. We've got lot's more photos and some video footage that we'll upload shortly. In the meantime maybe you can spot yourself in the crowd. Next date next Sat at The Mariner in Bantry.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came along to the Crane Lane, Cork last night for the Nirvana night. Full house out to the doors with everyone jumping from the stage to the bar I can honestly say our most fun gig in Cork in a very long tim...e Thanks to Johnny Horne for opening the show! The madness continues tonight at DeBarra's Folk Club in Clonakilty West Cork with ourselves Paradox and Screenreader. Doors 10pm and Free Adm. The show tonight will also open up with a short acoustic set from Brian Casey and Pete Mac playing some mellow Nirvana songs before a live electric set. http://www.debarra.ie/index.php?q=node%2F1292
Paradox frontman Pete Mac recently gave an extensive interview on The Cork News in the run up to the 20th Anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, the upcoming tribute events taking place this April in Cork and what Nirvana's music meant to the PARADOX, Screenreader and many others. Cheers guys You can check out the interview online here - http://thecorknews.ie/articles/he-was-icon-you-could-relate-14149
EXCLUSIVE NEW UNRELEASED PARADOX TRACK - Pete Mac recently played a a brand new unheard track title 'Eat' at a new weekly online video/radio session in Cork thanks to broadcaster Ger O'Sullivan. Check out the live video here. Pete will also be the guest on UCC98.3FM Cork University Radio, Friday April 4th @ 2pm talking about the upcoming Kurt Cobain tribute gigs in Cork. More new music and updates coming soon. Happy Paddy's Day
This coming April will mark the 20th Anniversary of Kurt Cobain. To coincide with this Cork bands PARADOX and Screenreader will be playing a series of shows in Cork County and in Galway, showcasing some Nirvana classics and much more. First date will be Friday April 4th at the Crane Lane, Cork with special guests Johnny Horne. Two further dates have been confirmed in West Cork & a further date in Galway. More info coming soon
.Pete Mac will be playing an acoustic performance
at the Roundy in Cork City on Thursday Feb 20th as part
of the Playground of Dreamss that takes place on a
regular basis in Cork. Also on the bill are Screenreader, Johnny Horne, McMahon, LostGecko
PARADOX feature on the online French webzine - La Cigogne with PANDORAS BLISS and Betty Poison . Merci guys wish we could speak better French Special thanks to Sébastien Hochet for the feature. Le nouveau régime grunge indeed! http://s470959585.onlinehome.fr/le-nouveau-regime-grunge/#.UtUTt4Z7VV0.facebook
Just a quick note
to wish everyone a happy new year. Thanks as always for
your continued support throughout 2013. This year has
been a busy year for the band. The Mr. Bureaucracy music
video picked up 3 nominations this year at the Berlin
Music Video Awards back in April, The Portobello Film
Festival in London last September and the Dublin
International Short Film and Music Festival last October.
Paradox have also been back on the live circuit this year
playing festivals in Dublin as well as various shows in
their home town of Cork with fellow rockers Screenreader.
The band also supported Irish Grunge legends Kerbdog last
October. Paradox drummer Mike Mac is currently overseas
so we'd like to thank drummer Sean Conway for jumping
behind the kit for the shows this year! Lot's of fun.
Cheers to the guys from Screenreader for another very enjoyable show at the Crane Lane, Cork last Wednesday. For those who missed it we joined forces on stage and opened with Nirvana's Breed with Brian from Screenreader playing second guitar and bass player Dave playing second bass.. Yes two bass players on stage. It was awesome! Next time we might try two drummers who knows. More pics and a live video thanks to Sean Conway coming soon..
guys,Paradox are happy to announce that we will be
joining fellow Cork band Screenreader for a second outing
at The Crane Lane Theatre in Cork on Wednesday November
27th. Late show kicking off at 11.30pm. Both bands
previously played together last March as part of the
'Where is the Alternative' at the Crane Lane which
included Screenreader drummer Andy playing for the
Paradox set and some double bass action for Screenreader
with Paradox bassist Jette jumping up as a second bass
player for their last song. Pete also played second
guitar. Sean Conway will be drumming this time around for
Paradox to fill in for Mike Mac who is in Canada. We'll
see what happens this time :)