by / April 8th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 8th-14th April

Vaccines | Olympia, Dublin (7pm, 8th April) | €23-25

Preferable to actual needle-y vaccines, but measles are no joke, son. Get your jabs.

Fang Island | Sub, Belfast (8pm, 10th April) | €9

Rhode Island indie band and label-mates of ASIWYFA.

Jon Gomm | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (8pm, 10th April)/Dolans, Limerick (8pm, 11th April)/Róisín Dubh, Galway (8pm, 12th April)/Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 13th April) | €11.75/€12/€12/€12

He may be a virtuoso with a real guitar, but he is probably still shit at Guitar Hero. Either way, Jon Gomm has most major Irish bases covered this week.

Milk Carton Kids | Whelan’s, Dublin (8:30pm, 11th April) | €15

Minimalist folk from California. If you see them, contact their parents. They’re no longer mad, just worried sick and desperate for them to come home.

Bambounou | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 11th April) | €9.50

Parisian producer giving Ruud Gullit’s haircut a modern twist.

Magda | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 11th April) | €20.90

Polish-American DJ brings her take on Detroit techno to Dublin and commences her latest European tour.

José James | Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 12th April) | €22.90

Jazz/hip-hop singer comes to Dublin off the back of No Beginning no End.

Konono No. 1 | Whelan’s, Dublin (7:30pm, 12th April) | €25

The Congolese innovators will finally perform in Ireland for the first time, a mere 50 years in to their career.

Chirps, Guilty Optics, miXile | Joinery, Dublin (8pm, 12th April) | €8

An eclectic and experimental night of music in Stoneybatter.

P!nk | O2, Dublin (8pm, 12th April) | €60.45-330

For those of you with disposable income to burn and a hankering for pop divas of yesteryear, P!nk is back in Dublin for one night only.

Goldie & MC GQ | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 12th April) | €11.75

EastEnders actor, Strictly also-ran, ex-boyfriend of Björk (I can’t even imagine that), drum ‘n’ bass veteran: Goldie is a true renaissance man.


Young Wonder | Róisín Dubh, Galway (9pm, 13th April) | €10

Cork duo are also due to play Evening Songs for us next month.

Burns | Stiff Kitten, Belfast (10pm, 13th April) | £9

British DJ with crossover potential. No relation to Charles Montgomery Burns, decrepit and forgetful billionaire tyrant with a taste for releasing hounds.

Frenchie | Factory, Galway (11pm, 13th April) | €5-8

Frenchie and the in-house DJs at Epoch aim to give Galway’s revelers their money’s worth.

Grooveboy | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (11pm, 13th April) | €9.30

Dublin deep house trio head down south. The name sounds like an order. Groove, damn it! I said groove, boy!

Lower Than Atlantis | Mandela Hall, Belfast (7pm, 13th March)/Academy, Dublin (6:30pm, 14th March) | £14.50/€15

British punk rockers and recent Incoming subjects promise moshing. Glad they’re thinking outside the box.

fun. | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 14th April) | SOLD OUT

The bassist is currently with Lena Dunham. He probably sees her boobs more on TV than in real life. I’m just kidding. I bet he doesn’t own a TV – he probably just watches online.

Josephine | Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 14th April) | €15

Mancunian chanteuse prepares to enrapture.

Scullion | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 14th April) | €19.10

Folk act from the 70s. Ask your dad, or maybe your dad’s dad.

Rachel Zeffira | Unitarian Church, Dublin (8pm, 14th April) | €16.50

Piano balladry but not mawkish or sentimental – a sobering end to the gigging week.