Ritchie Egan, Hillary Woods and Bill Blood at DeBarra’s

November 17th, 2014 by


Rapidly becoming one of Ireland’s more legendary venues, DeBarra’s in Clonakilty will host a night of lo-fi folk from some unlikely sources this December. Jape’s Ritchie Egan, Bill Blood of the Redneck Manifesto and Hillary Woods will all appear on December 21st for unique performances of the quieter tracks in their respective back catalogues. Tickets […]

MMOTHS playing in Smithfield’s Block B this December

November 13th, 2014 by

With a new album and new live set-up in the bag, production wunderkind and one of State.ie’s Faces of 2012 MMOTHS will return to live action this December with a special one off performance in Smithfield’s Block B art space. Combining his new music with a live visual installation, Jack Colleran will be rounding of […]

National Concert Hall announces Philip Glass, Nils Frahm and more for ‘Perspectives 2015′

November 5th, 2014 by

Phillip Glass

The National Concert Hall has announced its line-up for ‘Perspectives 2015,’ a multi-event showcase featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned musicians, as well as a performance from legendary minimalist composer Philip Glass. Pretty exciting,¬†eh? ¬†Running from Wednesday the 21st of January until Wednesday, June 17th, the eight ‘Perspectives 2015′ events will feature performances from the […]

Father John Misty returning to Ireland

November 4th, 2014 by

One time Fleet Fox (and at no time a real priest…) Father John Misty has just released details of his new album, I Love You, Honeybear, and a European tour. The man with the voice of white sand will be playing in Whelan’s in Dublin on February 22nd, preceded by the release of his second […]

Win Tickets to see Wallis Bird in Dublin’s Academy

November 3rd, 2014 by

State.ie and MCD are giving away two tickets to see the uniquely talented Wallis Bird in Dublin’s Academy on November 22nd as part of her upcoming micro-tour of Ireland. The Wexford-born virtuoso has been seen and done it all, from overcoming life-altering setbacks to challenging gender roles and the ‘rules’ of sexuality. Over her career […]

Mos Def Announces Vicar Street Performance

October 22nd, 2014 by


One of hip-hop’s most elusive, articulate, intelligent and, above all else, talented performers has announced that he is returning to these shores for what is only the second time in his 20-year career. Yasiin Bey, or Mos Def as he is more commonly known, will be appearing at Dublin’s Vicar Street on November 24th to […]

Win Tickets to see The Minutes

October 21st, 2014 by

MCD and State.ie are giving away two tickets to see the Munites live in Whelans this Sunday, October 27th. All you have to do is answer the following question: What is the name of the Minutes new album? Send your answer to [email protected] before 5pm on Friday and we’ll notify the winner. Tickets for the […]

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Announce New Album and Tour

October 13th, 2014 by

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, or simply Noel Gallagher to many, have just announced a new album and a European tour. The album, titled Chasing Yesterday, is slated for a March release and the tour comes to Dublin’s 3 Areana just two days later on March 4th. There will be more details to follow. For […]

Sun Kil Moon to play at the Button Factory

October 10th, 2014 by

December’s gig listings just got way more interesting as the inimitable Sun Kil Moon has announced his return to Ireland, this time in support of his remarkable album Benji. Otherwise known as Mark Kozelek, SKM has developed a reputation for bringing cantankerousness to a new level and live shows are renowned for their knife-edge atmospheres. […]

Slow Skies playing the Sugar Club this Wednesday

October 6th, 2014 by

As 2014 is proving to be a vintage year for Irish music, the albums and gigs which make it so are coming thick and fast. Slow Skies are just one of the bands that State has been following for some time and they’ll be appearing at Dublin’s Sugar Club this Wednesday, Oct 8 in support […]

Catfish & The Bottlemen to Headline Whelans

September 29th, 2014 by

One of the most stealthily hyped bands of the year are finally starting to follow up on the early promise of their piece-meal emergence. The Welsh rockers have been making waves with their surprise hit ‘Rango’ since the start of they year but without ever fully capitalising on it’s success. Sounding like a party in […]

Longitude Festival – Stage Map and Public Safety Info

July 15th, 2014 by


For those of you heading to this weekend’s Longitude Festival, MCD have released stage maps and general need-to-know stuff to ensure an easy passage in and out of the site. Obviously, as I’m sure a certain country and western superstar will attest, all details are subject to change so keep an eye on State.ie, the […]

Interpol Returning to Ireland and Announce Details of New Album

July 15th, 2014 by


Having made sure that the world knew they were back with their storming set at this year’s Glasto, US indie darlings Interpol have just released details of their return to Dublin. More specifically the Olympia Theatre next February 10th. This coincides with details of their fifth studio album, El Pintor, due to be released later […]

Win Tickets to see Avi Buffalo in Whelan’s

June 30th, 2014 by


MCD and State.ie are offering two tickets to see Avi Buffalo in Whelan’s on October 5th. All you have to do is answer the frankly absurdly easy question; What is the name of Avi Buffalo’s upcoming new album? Send your answers to [email protected] and we’ll announce the winners in due course. In the meantime, have […]