by / November 11th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 11-17th November

Stereophonics | Odyssey, Belfast (6:30pm, 11th November)/O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 12th November) | £35.50-38/€42.05

Meat and potatoes rock from the Welsh valleys.

Pere Ubu | Pavilion, Cork (9pm, 13th November) | €20

The rust belt’s arch experimental rockers in deepest Cork.

Night of the Machines V | Sugar Club, Dublin (8pm, 13th November) | €10

Synth indulgence and synth documentary screenings.

Dublin Laptop Orchestra | Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin (8:30pm, 13th November) | €5-10

Folk and iPads. No, but seriously, some real forward thought on show at the NCH.

FKJ | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 13th November) | €6-8

French Kiwi Juice, this week’s Movements headliner.

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde | Pavilion, Cork (9pm, 13th November)/Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 15th November) | €22.50/€23

Hip-hop veterans return to play Bizarre Ride II in full.

Frightened Rabbit | Olympia, Dublin (7pm, 14th November)/Mandela Hall, Belfast (8pm, 15th November) | €22/£16

Heart-on-sleeve Scots hit the capitals with their gentle anthemics.

Badbadnotgood | Sugar Club, Dublin (8pm, 14th November) | €10

Torontonian genre-blenders jazz up the Leeson St venue.

Liza Flume | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 14th November) | €10

Fragile acoustic confessionals from the Dublin-based Australian.

Disclosure | Black Box, Galway (8pm, 14th November)/Olympia, Dublin (8pm, 15th November) | SOLD OUT

Crossover house duo do some free gigs for Heineken.

Rustie | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 15th November) | €12-15

The audio equivalent of Edward Norton stomping your head into the curb, but a bit less racist.

Aeroplane | Pavilion, Cork (11pm, 15th November) / Mother, Copper Alley, Dublin (10:30pm, 16th November) | €12-15/€10-12

Prolific disco remixer comes over to get the people going.

Brawther | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (11pm, 15th November) | €12

French house courtesy of the Balance signee.

Public Service Broadcasting | Stiff Kitten, Belfast (8pm, 15th November)/Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 16th November) | £11.25/€12

The jauntily named J. Willgoose, Esq returns with his musical reworkings of old propaganda.

Sigur Rós | O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 16th November) | €40

Kveikur trio sure to extract a few tears with their gobbledigook post-rock.

The Orb | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 16th November) | €23

Seminal ambient house duo relive their first two albums.

Oscar Mulero, Genius of Time | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 16th November) | €12-15

An evening of techno and DnB just north of the river.

Ane Brun | Vicar St, Dublin (8:30pm, 16th November) | €22

Premier Norwrgian folk singer peddles her Rarities collection.

Le Galaxie, Funeral Suits, Daithí | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 16th November) | SOLD OUT

The First Music Contact tour – and its impressive line-up – finishes up in Dublin.

Queens of the Stone Age | O2, Dublin (7:30pm, 17th November) | €39.05

Lads, it’s Queens of the motherfucking Stone Age.

Julia Holter | Unitarian Church, Dublin (8pm, 17th November) | €18.50

American singer-songwriter with a heavy electronic bent.

They Might Be Giants | The Limelight, Belfast (8pm, 17th November) | £22

Beloved American alt rockers come to Belfast before hitting Dublin the day after.