Death Grips
by / April 29th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 29th April-5th May

Death Grips | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 29th April) | SOLD OUT

Rap/punk/pneumatic drill ambient.

Michael Rother | Village, Dublin (8pm, 29th April) | €22

Fewer loud noises next door from the NEU! kingpin and motorik pioneer.

Passenger | Vicar St, Dublin (8:30pm, 29th April and 8pm, 1st May)/Róisín Dubh, Galway (7pm, 2nd May)/Pavilion, Cork (7pm, 3rd May) | €12

Well, he’s definitely not driving modern music forward. I’m here all week.

Lordi | Button Factory, Dublin (6pm, 2nd May)/Limelight, Belfast (6:30pm, 4th May) | €25/£23.50

Thankfully, Lordi aren’t into CGI; they use proper prsopehtics, like a real band. Didn’t they win Eurovision one year? The answer is yes.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Academy, Dublin (7pm, 2nd May) | €14

The Portland-via-New Zealand indie band are on hand to promote II, their rather great second album with a creative title.

Angel Olsen | Whelan’s, Dublin (7:30pm, 2nd May) | €10

Damn, that voice.

Dexys | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 2nd May) | €34.50

Beyoncé. Cher. Dexys. Not everyone needs a surname, nor do they need to possess Midnight Runners.

Fionn Regan | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (8pm, 2nd May) | €17.35

When are you gonna drop another album on us, Fionn? The one thing Bray can be moderately proud of apart from Dara Ó’Briain, Katie Taylor and our town hall/McDonald’s.

Hudson Mohawke | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10pm, 2nd May) | €27.90

Lunice was there a couple of months back, so now it’s HudMo’s turn to fly the TNGHT flag in Twisted Pepper.

Alt-J | Olympia, Dublin (8pm, 3rd May) | €22.90

Winners of the Mercury Prize and creators of State‘s album of 2012. We know which one they truly value more.

(The Mercury, of course. You get 20 grand for that shit.)

Fight Like Apes | Dolans (Upstairs), Limerick (8pm, 3rd May) | €8.30

May Kay and the lads go on their fundraising mission for album no. 3.

Typesun | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (8pm, 3rd May) | €11.95

Something a bit more soulful and analogous than the Pepper may be used to.

John Grant | Vicar St, Dublin (8:30pm, 3rd May) | €23

Self-lacerating American singer-songwriter.

Gilles Peterson | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 3rd May) | €22.90

BBC Radio 1 DJ and Brownswood label founder is on the decks this Friday.

Shit Robot | Róisín Dubh, Galway (9pm, 3rd May)/Cyrpus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 4th May)/Button Factory (with the Field (11:30pm, 5th May) | €14/€15/€22.50

DFA’s Irish faction.

Cyril Hahn | Stiff Kitten, Belfast (10:30pm, 4th May) | €9

Remember MTV’s Becoming, in which teenagers got the chance to reenact their favourite music videos? Well, my favourite one was when some girls got to do ‘Say My Name’ in all its severe head-snapping glory.

Wow, that’s barely connected to Cyril Hahn’s gig in Belfast this week. Um, maybe it was his favourite episode too. Nice save.

Adam Ant | Vicar St, Dublin (8:30pm, 5th May) | €30

Surely inevitable that this comeback would happen, right?

A-Track vs. Tiga | Limelight, Belfast (9pm, 5th May) | £18

A-Trak’s latest B2B set as part of his A-Trak vs the World tour.

Tensnake | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 5th May) | €17.65

Imagine, like, 90s chart house but NOW.

The Field | Button Factory, Dublin (11:30pm, 5th May) | €22.50

With support from Shit Robot, the Swedish producer brings the gigging week to an end.

Meteor Camden Crawl

The Meteor Camden Crawl is also taking place this week in various venues in and around Dublin’s Camden St this weekend. Rest assured, State will be previewing the festival in gory detail later this week, but until then, here’s the full running order and line-up for your viewing pleasure.