by / June 27th, 2008 /

Showtime June 27 – July 2

Cool Kids

Hey, We’ve opened up our State listings page today. A comprehensive gig calendar of the coming months with individual show pages and RSS feeds galore. Have a look! Here’s showtime.

The Cool Kids – June 27th – Crawdaddy, Midnight
The best old/new school hip-hop duo going will get the party started right. Want tickets? Ask us nicely through giveaway@state.ie. Here’s what happened the last time they came over.

Darklight Festival June 26th – 29th
Happening all weekend with film screenings, symposiums, exhibitions, events and loads loads more. Get some culture into ya.

Grand Pocket Orchestra – June 27th – Upstairs @ Whelans
Quirky and catchy Grand Pocket Orchestra head to Whelan’s. Singles like ‘Little Messy’ and ‘Odd Socks’ will be guaranteed to have the crowd bouncing along.

Morrissey – June 28th – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Former front man of the Smiths, THE most important band of the 80s or THE over-rated indie bands of the 80s (depending on your point of view), Morrissey brings his solo show to The Royal Hospital Kilmainham. We think we’ll give this one a miss…

The Four of Us – June 28th – Spirit Store, Louth
Brothers Brendan and Declan have been off writing some new material but head to Louth on the 28th to play hits ‘Sunlight’ and the old favourite ‘Mary’. If you’re not quite sure if you know it, root out your generic “Irish Rock Music Compilation Album”.

Neil Young – June 30th – Festival Marquee, Cork
A career spanning over forty years, Neil Young has dabbled in many musical genres including swing, jazz and grunge but he is best known for his acoustic hits like ‘Heart of Gold’ or electric anthems like ‘Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World’. Although he has established himself as influential and important artist but with tickets at nearly €90 a pop, we just not sure if its worth it. Plus, apparently he’s not playing the hits.

Erykah Badu – July 1st – Vicar Street
Ms. Badu includes Dublin in her extensive Vortex Tour. The songstress glided on to the radar in the mid-nineties and undoubtedly helped pave the way for the pop / neo soul stylings of Corinne Bailey Rae, Duffy, Amy Winehouse and the likes. She also had Andre 3000’s child. Her new album New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) is surprisingly the best thing she’s done so far. Pick It Up.

Massive Attack – July 1st – Festival Marquee, Cork
Live, Massive Attack are an awesome prospect. The band just curated the Meltdown festival in London which featured Gang of Four, Vangelis’ Blade Runner Soundtrack performed by the Heritage Orchestra, Stiff Little Fingers and Elbow. Seriously? Elbow? OK then. Expect a new Massive Attack album sometime in the next 400 years.

Paul Simon – July 3rd, Festival Marquee, Cork

The man responsible for Vampire Weekend and once part of some band called Simon and Garfunkel gets down to Cork. We hear he’s looking forward to a tour of the Murphy’s factory.

  • There’s no comments box on the gig listings page so I’ll say it here: that should be Tidal District and not Tidal Wave on June 28.