by / July 1st, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 1st-7th July

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club | Cork Opera House, Cork (8pm, 1st July) | €40-45

Bringing quite a large slice of Havana to the Rebel Country.

Twin Forks | Sugar Club, Dublin (8pm, 1st July) | €13

Two forks? Cutlery magnate over here.

Sting | Live at the Marquee, Cork (8pm, 1st July) | €76-81

Shit happens…

Passenger | Live at the Marquee, Cork (8pm, 2nd July) | €18

…quite a lot, it seems.

James Walsh | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 3rd July) | €15

Former Starsailor man going it alone.

Ke$ha | Live at the Marquee, Cork (8pm, 3rd July) | €39.05

Gonna be masso.

The Original Rudeboys | Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin (4:30pm, 4th July) | €17.65

Keep an eye out for our ticket giveaway later on.

Bell X1, Le Galaxie | Live at the Marquee, Cork (8pm, 4th July) | €33.50

Chop Chop hit-makers give Le Galaxie another excuse to avoid the studio.

Kenny Rogers | INEC, Killarney, Co. Kerry (8:30pm, 4th and 7th July)/O2, Dublin (8pm, 5th July) | €55.20-65.95/€49.65-59.50

After Glastonbury comes Dublin and Killarney for country’s best Santa lookalike.

Boomtown Rats | Live at the Marquee, Cork (6:30pm, 5th July) | €35-45

Cash grab.

Swords | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 5th July) | €10

Launching albums and takin’ names for the electro-pop trio.

Come On Live Long | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 6th July) | €10

Come On Live Long very much favour You Oughta Look Out interpretation of YOLO.

S.I.L. | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 6th July) | €5

Acronyms add a sense of mystery and official-ness.

John Blek & the Rats | Townhouse, Galway (9pm, 6th July) | €8.80

The folky troubadour and dem Rats continue to tour their debut album.

Ben Klock | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 6th July) | €12-15

I’m sure he gets plenty of Big Ben jokes. Or maybe not, maybe he meets humorous people instead.

Kidnap Kid | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 6th July) | €7

It’s the guy’s stage name not his to-do list.

The New Mendicants | Whelan’s, Dublin (7:30pm, 7th July) | €14

Oh bot, the NEW Medicants. So much better than the old, crusty ones.

The Pharcyde | Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 7th July) | €22

Former Dilla collaborators and 90s hip-hop survivors head to Leeson St.

Azari & III | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 7th July) | €12

Canadian house revivalists bring a bit of decadence to the end of the gigging week.


10 Days in Dublin | various venues, Dublin | 4th-13th July

Includes Trinity Orchestra doing Queen and Michael at Vicar St, Turning Down Sex‘s Mutant Debs at Block T and the Young Folk at the Workman’s (Saturday, Workman’s Club). The musical programme can be found here.