by / May 13th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 13th-19th May

We have tickets to a pair of tickets to be won for both Ulrich Schnauss at Button Factory and Suuns at the Grand Social (details for both shows are listed somewhere below). To be in with a chance of winning, email us at giveaway@state.ie with your name and stating your preferred gig by tomorrow (Tuesday, 14th May) at 6pm.

Meat Loaf | Odyssey, Belfast (6:30pm, 14th May)/O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 17th May) | £49.50-200/€58.70-250

The tour is named Last at Bat. Get it? It’s ’cause he’s retiring and he had an album (or three) called Bat Out of Hell

Who’da thunk a cricket pun would fall flat?

And So I Watch You from Afar | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 15th and 16th May) | €14.50

ASIWYFA present two nights of the Stay Golden to launch their insta-classic All Hail Bright Futures.

Journey, Whitesnake | Odyssey, Belfast (6:30pm, 16th May) | €44-49

Old men sing a Glee song.

Evening Songs, featuring Young Wonder, Ham Sandwich, Heathers | Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin (7:30pm, 16th May) | €22.50

State and DIT have teamed up to bring you Evening Songs, with performances from Heathers, Young Wonder and Ham Sandwich, who are all set to perform with help from the UCD Choral Scholars, so expect something different and a little bit special in the rather beautiful confines of Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral. All in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Get your tickets here.

Enemies | Róisín Dubh, Galway (9pm, 16th May) | €10

Another band riding the wave of Irish instrumental rock is Enemies, they play in support of their new album, Embark, Embrace.

Suuns | Grand Social (8pm, 16th May) | €16

The indie-drone Canadians are still learning to spell. Tickets to be won, see above.

DJ Hype | Bentley, Galway (10pm, 16th May)/Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 17th May) | €9.30/€17.65

Don’t believe DJ Hype, he’s a terrible liar.

DJ Rashad and Spinn | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 16th May) | €9.80

The two DJs continue their team-up on Middle Abbey St.

Senakah | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 17th May) | €10

Energetic indie-pop for your Friday night.

David Kitt | Róisín Dubh, Galway (9pm, 17th May) | €16.35

The somewhat reclusive singer-songwriter ventures into the Galway spotlight.

Fliptrix, Verb T | Stiff Kitten, Belfast (9pm, 17th May) | £8

London emcee will bring his boundless energy to the northern capital.

Rebekka Karijord | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8:30pm, 18th May) | €16

Norwegian songstress makes a return to the Workman’s after her January appearance.

Purling Hiss | Whelan’s (Upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 18th May) | €12.50

Dyslexic naughty boys.

Ulrich Schnauss | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 18th May) | €15

German electronic maestro, not like there’s many of those about. Tickets to be won, see above.

The Chapters | Smock Alley, Dublin (8pm, 18th May) | €10

The band launch their second album at the quayside theatre.

The Lost Brothers | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 18th May) | €12

The Liverpool-based expats take the Trails of the Lonely back home.

Mac DeMarco | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 19th May) | €12

Hazy power pop from Montreal to end the gigging week.