Darklight Festival Preview

June 26th, 2008 by

Since 1999, Darklight has been Ireland’s only festival dedicated to the convergence of art, film and technology. State looks ahead to this weekend’s musical events and picks out the highlights of the programme.


Interview: Siouxsie Sioux

June 25th, 2008 by

In the intervening years since Siouxsie Sioux last made a live appearance in Ireland, her life has undergone a number of changes. The Banshees are no more, nor are the Creatures and, obviously connected, her marriage to Budgie. It is, then, in her new solo guise that she visits Dublin and Belfast next week.


Showtime June 19-26

June 19th, 2008 by

A look at some of the gigs taking place in Ireland over the next seven days including Lou Reed, Eric Clapton, Melt Banana, Ugly Megan, Liars, Horace Andy & Johnny Clark, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age.


Album Cover Remix Exhibition

June 19th, 2008 by

In a hark back to the good old days of making album covers with torn bits of paper and some cow gum, design-about-town team Candy Collective have organised over 70 of Ireland’s leading designers, photographers, illustrators, musicians and assorted creative minds to recreate their favourite album sleeves in as much a hand-made fashion as possible.


Interview: Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs

June 18th, 2008 by

State talks to Holly about boats, horse-riding, puppies, living on the road, rare record collections and boring office jobs. We also have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for her show in Whelans this Friday.


Download Festival Day One: Friday

June 17th, 2008 by

David McLaughlin reports from the UK’s ultimate rawk festival, Download at Donington Park, in Leicestershire, England. Kiss, Seether, Motorhead, Beat Union and Disturbed make up some of Friday’s line-up.


Podcast 05: Summer Festivals

June 13th, 2008 by

With a milliard of festivals happening in Ireland this summer, State asked along seasoned festival goers, a festival hater and an experienced festival musician so they could discuss their festival experiences, the possibility of festival saturation and the joys of slumming it in a field.


Showtime – June 12 – 18

June 12th, 2008 by

A look at some of the gigs taking place in Ireland over the next seven days including the Future Days Festival, Leonard Cohen, Ham Sandwich, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Cathy Davey and Madness.


Showtime June 6 – 12

June 6th, 2008 by

A look at some of the gigs taking place in Ireland over the next seven days including Radiohead, Jape, Future Kings Of Spain, Lykke Li, Morcheeba Rufus Wainwright & Stiff Little Fingers.


State Magazine Issue 04

June 5th, 2008 by

The question of who survives in the world of music and who doesn’t is often a vexed one – and by survival we don’t mean not losing your record deal after one single, we mean literally staying alive.





Showtime May 30 – June 5

May 30th, 2008 by

A look at some of the gigs taking place in Ireland over the next seven days including Buffalo Tom / David Kitt, Bullet For My Valentine, Chumbawamba, Dirty Pretty Things, Fred and Yazoo.