by / July 8th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 8th-14th July

Peace | Limelight 2, Belfast (8pm, 8th July)/Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 9th July)/Crane Lane, Cork (8pm, 10th July)/Róisín Dubh, Galway (9pm, 11th July) | £11.25/€12.50/€12.50/€5-10

Light, uplifting indie quartet take in four major cities. You could probably get away with calling their music ‘sun-kissed’.

The Weeks | Grand Social, Dublin (8pm, 8th July) | €13

Brusque, reckless rock just off the Ha’penny Bridge.

Orla Gartland | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (2pm, 8th July)/Unitatian Church, Dublin (5pm, 10th July) | €7.20/€6.50

Another one of them folkie prodigies revelling in intimate surroundings.

Imelda May | Live at the Marquee, Cork (8pm, 9th July)/Iveagh Gardens, Dublin (6:30pm, 11th July) | €35/€40

A couple of big gigs for the rockabilly revivalist and longtime Credit Union supporter.

Bobby Womack | Olympia, Dublin (8pm, 9th July) | €40-47

The Bravest Man in the Universe visits the capital as part of his belated victory lap.

Justin Timberlake | Phoenix Park, Dublin (6pm, 10th July) | €79.50

Don you best Tom Ford tux and get ready to break out those sweet, sweet dance moves.

Hiatus Kaiyote | Sugar Club, Dublin (8pm, 10th July) | €11.75

Smooth, Giles Petterson-backed soul comes to the lush Leeson St venue.

Ryan Sheridan | Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin (4:30pm, 11th July) | €17.65

Be sure to enter out competition for tickets to see Mr Sheridan.

Le1f | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10pm, 11th July) | €8-10

Should be a fun gig from the NYC rapper and erstwhile Das Racist/Azealia Banks collaborator.

The Tallest Man on Earth | Iveagh Gardens, Dublin (6:30pm, 12th July) | €33.50

Support from the Second Tallest Man on Earth and we have tickets to give away.

Ultramagnetic MCs | Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 12th July) | €22.90

Kool Keith and company are the latest bunch of hip-hop elders to grace the Sugar Club in recent weeks.

RSAG | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10pm, 12th July) | €8-10

Jeremy Hickey takes the evening to launch his new EP, Rotate. Support from Sunken Foal and Carried by Waves.

The Music Tapes | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (8pm 12th July)/Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 14th July) | €14.85/10

Tapes: so hot/greatly angering to an entire nation right now.

The Killers, Frank Ocean, Haim, Two Door Cinema Club | Phoenix Park, Dublin (5pm, 13th July) | €61.50

Someone finally booked an Irish gig for Frank Ocean; nobody said there wouldn’t be strings attached.

Bell X1, Fionn Regan, We Cut Corners | Iveagh Gardens, Dublin (5:30pm, 13th July) | €35

Another sizeable gig in the capital for the Chop Chop veterans with some help from the Bray troubadour and the sweet indie duo.

Halves; Overhead, the Albatross; Bantum | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 13th July) | €10

Dublin trio officially launch the brilliant Boa Howl with a little help from their equally talented friends.

Guilty Optics, Jogging, Squarehead | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 13th July) | €7

The band raise funds for a debut album with some fellow up-and-comers.

Martin Hayes | National Concert Hall, Dublin (8pm, 13th July) | €20-35

The fiddler brings Masters of Tradition to the NCH.

Tessela, Urulu | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 13th July) | €10-12

David Bowie won’t step in if the dubstep producer fails to show. This isn’t The Prestige and Tessela is of no relation to the Serbian inventor with whom he almost shares a name.

Lovebirds | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 13th July) | €5-10

Lovebirds on the stage, durtbirds on the dancefloor.

Mumford & Sons, the Vaccines, Ben Howard, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros | Phoenix Park, Dublin (3pm, 14th July) | €61.50

Watch out, they’ll fucking strum you to death.

Damien Dempsey, Gavin James, Wallis Bird | Iveagh Gardens, Dublin (5:30pm, 14th July) | €33.50

The last of this week’s Iveagh Gardens gigs features a variety of acoustic talent and, again, we have tickets to give away.


10 Days in Dublin | Various venues, Dublin | 8th-13th July

Elaine Mai, iH Audio!, Meltybrains? and Ana Gog are among the musical highlights of the festival’s final six days.