by / November 18th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 18th-24th November

Queens of the Stone Age | Odyssey, Belfast (7:30pm, 18th November) | £33

And, …Like Clockwork, Homme and the boys head north.

Pixies | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 18th and 19th November) | SOLD OUT

Alt-rock heroes soldier on sans Kim Deal.

Torres | Sugar Club, Dublin (8pm, 18th November) | €13

Contemporary Nashville singer who hasn’t caused Gary Neville to orgasm on live television. Yet.

They Might Be Giants | Vicar St, Dublin (8pm, 18th November) | €30

They did the Malcolm theme. Anyone see that alternate Breaking Bad ending?

His Clancyness | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 18th November) | €10

Shambling, lo-fi indie from the FatCat signee.

Múm | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 19th November) | €17.50

Softly-spoken electronic band return after a seven year absence.

Coheed and Cambria | Academy, Dublin (7:30pm, 19th November) | €24.50

Overreaching narrative metal from the NYC veterans.

Adrian Crowley | Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin (8:30pm, 19th November)/Triskel Christchurch, Cork (8pm, 22nd November) | €12/€12-14

Choice-nominated singer-songwriter spreads his morose wisdom.

Julia Holter | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 19th November) | €16.50

Experimental songstress’ second Dublin gig in three days.

Editors | Mandela Hall, Belfast (8pm, 19th November) Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 20th November) | £25/€33

No Urbanowicz, no problem – they continue down that mock-anthemic, gloom-rock path regardless.

Patrick Duff w/ Ian Prowse | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 20th November) | €9

Tales of mid-life crisis in song.

The Minutes | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 20th November) | €7

Buzzing, bluesy indie rock.

Ryan Hemsworth | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 20th November) €8-10

Remixer de jour heads up Movements for a second time this year.

Bombay Bicycle Club, SOAK | Dolan’s, Limerick (8pm, 20th November)/INEC, Killarney, Co. Kerry (9m, 21st November) | €20/€20

The jittery indie troupe make their live return.

The Lumineers | O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 21st November) | €34.50-37.50

I wonder if the Ramones get a cut?

Television | Vicar St, Dublin (7:30pm, 21st November) | €32

New York’s seminal garage rock maestros make a surprise comeback.

Kodaline | Limelight, Belfast (8pm, 20th November)/Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 21st, 22nd and 23rd November) | £15.50/€20

We shan’t begrudge them their success, for they are our betters, or whatever.

Blancmange | Pavilion, Cork (9pm, 20th November)/Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 21st November)| €20-22.50/€20

Definitive 80s synthpop, except they’re not the Pet Shop Boys. Quite definitive 80s synthpop.

Shellac | Whelan’s, Dublin (7:30pm, 20th November)/Limelight 2, Belfast (8pm, 21st November)/ | €20/£18.50

Steve Albini’s hardcore side project.

The Mighty Stef | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 21st November) | €9.75

This new song’s alright, so he’s in.

Califone | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 21st November) | €15

Easy-going melancholy filtered through folk and electronic sounds.

Nanu Nanu | Pavilion, Cork (9pm, 21st November) | FREE

Otherworldly electro-pop from the Dublin duo.

Peter Hook & the Light | Academy, Dublin (7pm, 22nd November)/Limelight, Belfast (7pm, 23rd November) | €22.50/£20

Joy Division/New Order bassist takes centre stage.

Austra | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 22nd November) | €17

Olympia group contrarily decide to go somewhere other than the Olympia.

Inni-K | Unitarian Church, Dublin (8pm, 23rd November) | €10

You can help Inni-K fund her debut album here.

White Denim | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 23rd November) | €18

Texas’ rough-and-ready boogie-punk explosion comes to town.

Ms Mr | Academy, Dublin (8pm, 23rd November) | €14.50

Florence-like pop drama, fewer vocal gymnastics.

Half Moon Run | Village, Dublin (8pm, 23rd November) | €15

Soft, atmospheric indie-folk.

Elastic Sheep | Pavilion, Cork (9pm, 23rd November) | €5

Dream pop both sleepy and arresting. Single launch for ‘You Only Live Twice’, which has more than a hint of the Nancy Sinatra song to it.

Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set) | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 23rd November) | €10

James Ford gets to DJing.

The Darkness | Limelight, Belfast (7pm, 23rd November)/Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 24th November) | £22/€24.90

Fans of the later material, prepare to be disappointed. It’s the Permission to Land ten-year anniversary show.