by / July 15th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 15th-21st July

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band | Thomand Park, Limerick (5pm, 16th July)/Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork (5pm, 18th July)/King’s Hall, Belfast (5pm, 20th July) | €90-100/€90-100/£79

BROOOOOOCE is playing an honest to goodness stadium tour. In Ireland.

Hothouse Flowers | Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin (4:30pm, 18th July) | €17.65

Dublin’s a hothouse, amirite?


Grizzly Bear, Matthew E. White | Iveagh Gardens, Dublin (8:30pm, 18th July) | €33.50

Grizzle B line up one of the gigs of the year with help from the shaggy Big Inner man.

Amanda Palmer | Academy, Dublin (7pm, 18th July) | €20

Controversy magnet, former mime.

Josh Ritter | Big Top, Limerick (7pm, 18th July)/Iveagh Gardens, Dublin (7pm, 19th July) | €31.50/€33

Not Josh Radin, though probably as likely to be found in an episode of Scrubs.

Altar of Plagues | Whelan’s, Dublin (9pm, 19th July)/Triskel Ars Centre, Cork (19th July) | €12/€10

The best in black metal play their only Irish dates of the year. But if you miss them, don’t worry; they’ll be performing in Transylvania next month.

Kowton | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10pm, 19th July) | €8-10

Effy and Brian Mooney support the Hessle Audio producer.

Beach House, Connan Mockasin | Iveagh Gardens, Dublin (5:30pm, 20th July) | €35

“I’m not big on being heavily sedated.” – one reason given for not going to this gig.

This Club | Workman’s Club, Dublin | €10


Glen Hansard, Sam Amidon, Lisa O’Neill | Iveagh Gardens, Dublin (5:30pm, 21st July) | €35

The former Frames man, Beth Orton’s hubby and the Cavan songstress bring the Iveagh Gardens gigs to a close.


Longitude | Marley Park, Dublin (19th-21st July) | €54.50-149.50

KRAFTWERK 3-D, MOTHERFUCKERS! Also, other bands: your Phoenixes, your Vampire Weekends, your Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc.

Galway Arts Festival | Various venues, Galway (15th-28th July)

Heathers (8pm, 15th July), Jeffrey Lewis (8pm, 16th July) and Matthew E. White (8pm, 17th July) all perform at the Róisín Dubh, while Grizzly Bear, the Strypes and Josh Ritter will be in the Big Top for the first week of this year’s festival.