by / June 17th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 17th-23rd June

Parkway Drive | Dolans, Limerick (7pm, 17th June)/Mandela Hall, Belfast (7pm, 18th June)/Academy, Dublin (7pm, 19th June) | €26.90/£18.50/€25

Aussie metal stalwarts celebrate a decade together.

Red Fang | Speakeasy, Belfast (7:30pm, 17th June)/Whelan’s, Dublin (7:30pm, 18th June) | £15/€16

Who are Red Fang? Why, they’re the best Portland has to offer in stoner metal, of course.

Danny Brown | Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 17th June) | €21.50

A beguiling curiosity for both dentists and rap fans the world over.

The Gaslight Anthem | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 18th and 19th June) | €27.90-30.40

You can always listen to Born to Run instead.

Session Victim | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 18th June) | €8

Movements and Southpaw host their summer party with help from the German outfit.

SOAK | Pepper Cannister Church, Dublin (8pm, 19th June) | SOLD OUT

Doing her teenaged emo-folk thing, but in a church!

Leopardstown Live: Hudson Taylor | Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin (4:30pm, 20th June) | €17.65

Here’s a reminder of our ticket giveaway. So there you go.

Die Antwoord | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 20th June) | €26

Creepy South African hip-hop infiltrates Dublin’s most ornate venue once more.

Rihanna | Aviva Stadium, Dublin (6pm, 21st June) | €59.50-189.50

She’ll probably draw a bigger crowd than the Irish football team.

My Pyrrhic Victory | Academy, Dublin (7pm, 21st June) | €12.50

This week’s pyrrhic victory: the band play a triumphant set but all spill their pints during the post-gig toast. Heartbreaking.

O Emperor | Bourne’s, Limerick (9pm, 20th June)/Whelan’s, Dublin (7:30pm, 21st June) | €7-9/€15

Waterford band prepare for the release of Vitreous.

KT Tunstall | Pepper Canister Church (8pm, 21st June) | €30

Scottish songstress sure to draw on some old reliable numbers in intimate surroundings.

Goldfish Syndrome | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 21st June) | €6

Cork rockers leave their tank for an evening.

Dillinja | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 21st June) | €10-12

Drum and bass veteran hits up the Middle Abbey Street venue.

Duke Special | Spiegeltent, Navan, Co. Meath (7pm, 22nd June) | €25.90

A quick stop in Louth for Peter Wilson on the way home from Sea Sessions.

Dusky | Stiff Kitten, Belfast (10pm, 22nd June) | £9

House/dubstep duo hit Belfast after dark, well after dusk.

Red Enemy, Lethal Dialect, Frustration | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (7pm, 22nd June) | €6

A legion of Irish rappers for your Saturday night…

Lucy, Lakker | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10pm, 22nd June) | €10-12

…and some experimental sounds from the Stroboscopic Artefacts founder for afterwards.

Elton John | The Marquee, Cork (8pm, 23rd June) | €50-95

Shut up, I like Almost Famous as much as the next guy.

Todd Terje, Daithé | Róisín Dubh, Galway (9pm, 23rd June) | €18

The Norwegian funster and the the Galway upstart.

Festivals

Body & Soul | Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath, 21st-23rd June | €55 (Sunday ticket)/€139 (weekend ticket)

Highlights: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, James Murphy, Nicholas Jaar, Kurt Vile, Solange, PiL, MMOTHS, Fuck Buttons, Jon Hopkins [full line-up]

Sea Sessions | Bundoran, Co. Donegal, 21st-23rd June | €49.50 (day ticket)/€89 (weekend ticket)/€109 (weekend ticket with camping)

Highlights: Bastille, Therapy?, Mr Scruff, SOAK, Duke Special, Come On Live Long, Aeroplane, Le Galaxie, Gilles Peterson [full line-up]