Public Enemy
by / April 15th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 15th-21st April

Paul Kelly | Unitarian Church, Dublin (8pm, 16th April) | €23

Eclectic singer-songwriter from Down Under.

Africa Unite | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 16th April)/Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 17th April) | €15/€17.35

A call for Sub-Saharan federalisation? No, but an Italian musical hybrid set up in honour of the late Bob Marley. Dub, funk and reggae for everyone!

Hypocrisy | Button Factory, Dublin (6:30pm, 17th April) | €22.50

Swedish heavy metal in Temple Bar.

John Smith | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 17th April) | €9.80

Very easy to find on the internet. John Smith is a rare beast indeed.

Twilight Sad | Auntie Annies, Belfast (8pm, 17th April)/Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 19th April) | £10.25/€16.35

Scottish indie curiosity being shown off in Cork and Belfast this week.

Colin Smith | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 18th April) | €14.35

Another Smith comes to play in Dublin, this one in support of new EP, It Only Took a War.

Container | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (8pm, 18th April) | €11.95

American techno “contained” on Middle Abbey St. This is getting tiring now, that was just poor.

Veronica Falls | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 18th April)/Voodoo, Belfast (8:30pm, 19th April) | €15/£10

Sweet British indie-pop and the latest 90s fetishists to hit these shores.

Randomer | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 18th April) | €9.50

No, that’s this producers actual name. You can’t just stand behind the decks and hope no one notices, nay encourages, yo.

Mark Geary | Grand Social, Dublin (8pm, 19th April) | €13

Troubadour in the capital this week.

Night Beds | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 19th April) | €13

Preferable to day beds, but it’s close.

DR Alban | Savoy, Cork (10pm, 19th April)/Turk’s Head, Dublin (10pm, 20th April) | €30/€30

90s Swedish Eurodance man rears his head this twice this week.

George FitzGerald | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 19th April)/Stiff Kitten, Belfast (10pm, 20th April) | €11.75/£9

Long dead former Trinity philosophy professor decides the afterlife just isn’t for him and turns his hand to electronic music.

Little Comets | Academy 2, Dublin (7:30pm, 20th April) | €12

Indie starlets not going supernova anytime soon, they’re stuck in the Academy 2.

Archive | Village, Dublin (8pm, 20th April) | €17.35

Trip-hop veterans in town for one night only.

Hot Sprockets | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 20th April) | €10

Much tipped blues rockers from Dublin hit up Whelan’s.

Hornets | Sub, Belfast (9pm, 20th April) | £6

Hard punks get angry in Belfast.

Public Enemy | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 21st April) | €32.50

Fiercely intelligent, partly ridiculous and they always have the time. NY rap legends play their only Irish date this year.