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 […]

Inni-K and Stephen James at Sober Sessions

May 7th, 2014 by

Sober Sessions

Dublin finally has an alcohol-free night of music and culture to rival anything you might stumble across, or into, whilst out pickling your liver. Featuring Inni-K and Stephen James, Sober Sessions will hold its inaugural night at 5 Dame Lane on May 8th from 7pm. Admission is €10 at the door.

Motown Legend Martha Reeves Coming to Dublin

April 1st, 2014 by

1960′s Motown legends Martha Reeves & The Vandellas have announced that they are playing Dublin’s Button Factory on May 8th. The soul icon, who’s hit ‘Dancing In The Street’ was turned into a short horror film staring Mick Jagger and David Bowie in the 1980′s, was originally released 50 years ago and as a testament […]

Folk Hero Shay Cotter Heading For The Mercantile

March 20th, 2014 by

shay cotter

The indomitable Shay Cotter will be appearing at Dublin’s Mercantile on April 4th with support coming from The Savage Jim Breen. For lovers of Irish folk-blues and those well versed in Cotter’s ability to weave yarns this is a night not to be missed. Cotter has graced the works of The Gypsy Kings, David Gray, […]

ASIWYFA December Irish dates

December 10th, 2013 by


Fresh from a first visit to India, And So I Watch You From Afar close another triumphant year with a quick sprint round Ireland, calling at the following venues: 13/12 – Dublin – The Button Factory – Tickets: €13.50 – Doors: 8PM 19/12 – Galway – Roisin Dubh – Tickets: €16/€14 – Doors: 8PM 20/12 […]

Update: Arcade Fire set for Marlay Park show

December 9th, 2013 by

Arcade Fir

Update: tickets €61.50 including booking fee are on sale at 9am this Friday, 13th December from Ticketmaster outlets and online. It’s been quite a day for gig announcements. First we had the news of the Pixies and Elbow playing the Marquee in Cork in June, now we have the details of Arcade Fire’s return to […]

Yo La Tengo reschedule Vicar St date

April 17th, 2013 by

Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo will perform at the Vicar St on Thursday, 5th December. The American indie veterans were forced to postpone their 23rd March gig at the Dublin venue due to the inclement weather but have now rescheduled and will play their first Irish gig since Forbidden Fruit 2011 in support of their most recent […]

NEU!’s Michael Rother announces Dublin gig

April 17th, 2013 by

Michael Rother

While his former charges may be headlining Longitude in July, founding member of NEU! Michael Rother has announced a date at the Village on Monday, 29th April. The motorik icon will be joined by his backing band, Camera, for his first ever Irish concert, but they will have the unenviable task of matching the noise […]

Bryan Ferry, Spiritualized on for NCH dates

April 17th, 2013 by


The National Concert Hall have announced the line-up for their Summer Festival. Taking place over several dates this July and August, the festival will boast performances from the likes of Bryan Ferry, Spiritualized and Sinead O’Connor. While Ferry will perform a career-spanning set with the Brian Ferry Jazz Orchestra on 11th July, Spiritualized will play […]

Black Sabbath to play Odyssey

April 8th, 2013 by

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath have announced a date at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on Thursday, 12th December in support of their new album. 13 will be the first Sabbath album to feature original vocalist Ozzy Osbourne since 1978′s Never Say Die! and will be released in June. Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave was behind […]

Laura Mvula announces Dublin and Belfast shows

April 4th, 2013 by

Laura Mvula

Birmingham songstress Laura Mvula has announced two Irish dates for late 2013. The Sing to the Moon singer will perform at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on 12th and 13th October respectively. Tickets for the Olympia are priced from €25.40, while tickets for the Waterfront start at £22.50, including […]

Trócaire mini festival to mark 40th anniversary

April 3rd, 2013 by


Trócaire have announced a mini festival as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. Donal Dineen’s Parish, Rarely Seen Above Ground and the Dublin Afro-Beat Ensemble will headline TrócaireLive at the Grand Social on Saturday, 27th April. TrócaireLive will feature DJs, drummers, market stalls, food, fashion and photography as well as music from Ireland and abroad […]