by / December 16th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 16th-22nd December

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Belfast

Wednesday

Calvin Harris, Tiesto | 6:30pm, Odyssey | £27-38 | Superstar DJs join forces.

James Walsh | 8pm, McHugh’s | £14| Former Starsailor frontman turned acoustic troubadour.

Thursday

The Beat | 9pm, Limelight 2 |  £17 | Revived Ska/2 Tone group now crossing the generational divide.

Cork

Monday

Villagers | 8pm, Savoy | €24.90 | Articulate conquering folk heroes.

Saturday

Hozier | 9pm, Pavilion | €10 | Andrew Hozier-Byrne continues preaching to the converted.

Sunday

Young Wonder, Nanu Nanu | 11pm, Pavilion| €8 | Two up-and-coming electronic duos in one place.

Dublin

Tuesday

James Walsh | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €15 | Former Starsailor frontman turned acoustic troubadour.

Tenacious D | 7pm, Academy | €49.50 | An acoustic visit for Jack Black’s joke rock duo.

Villagers, s t a r g a z e | 7pm, Vicar St | €25 | Articulate conquering folk heroes.

Josh Ritter | 8pm, Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire | €30 | He’s nearly finished. Maybe he’ll never leave.

Wednesday

Villagers, s t a r g a z e | 7pm, Vicar St | €25 | Articulate conquering folk heroes.

Windings, the Altered Hours, Princess | 7pm, Button Factory | €5 | A blistering bill of alternative pop and indie.

Thursday

Calvin Harris, Tiesto | 6:30pm, O2 | €39.50-49.50 | Superstar DJs join forces.

Richard Buckner | 8pm, Whelan’s | €15 | Californian singer-songwriter

Bleeding Heart Pigeons | 8pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s | €7 | Limerick teens launch their debut EP.

Friday

The Beat | 7pm, Academy | €21 | Revived Ska/2 Tone group now crossing the generational divide.

Bell X1 | 7pm, Vicar St | €30 | Anthemic indie troupe bring their gigging year to an end.

Bantum, Carriages, Croupier, Liza Flume | 8pm, Workman’s Club | FREE | Workman’s Christmas party with good entertainment lined up.

Fight Like Apes | 8pm, Whelan’s | €15 | A quick practice run to knock the rust off before album number three.

Gangs | 8pm, Grand Social | €10 | Rambunctious Dublin indie group return to Grand Social.

Schlachtofbronx, Nightwave | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €12-15 | Mad Decent signees tops MUD bill.

Surgeon, DJ Skirt | 11:30pm, Grand Social | €13-15 | All-Brummie all-nighter.

DJ Food (AV set) | 11:30pm, Sugar Club | €10-15 | Strictly Kev gives his other alter ego a run out.

Saturday

Delorentos | 2:30pm, Unitarian Church and 8pm, Whelans | €25 and €17.50 | Choice Prize winners on for a busy day in the capital.

Bell X1 | 7pm, Vicar St | €30 | Anthemic indie troupe bring their gigging year to an end.

I Am the Cosmos | 8pm, Twisted Pepper | €8-10 | Crying tears on the dancefloor, it’s the creators of Monochrome, one of the better Irish albums of the year.

Spies | 8pm, Grand Social | €5 | Dublin post-punk band  host their 3rd annual Christmas party.

DVS1, Horse Meat Disco | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €12-15 | Minneapolis techno producer.

Sunday

Jerry Fish’s Electric Sideshow | 8pm, Whelan’s | €16.50 | Fish’s eclectic cabaret makes its way to Wexford St.

Galway

Sunday

The Waterboys | 7pm, Leisureland, Salthill | €44.50 | Celebrating 25 years of Fisherman’s Blues.

Hozier | 8pm, Róisín Dubh | €8-10 | Andrew Hozier-Byrne continues preaching to the converted.

Kerry

Saturday

The Waterboys | 8:30pm, INEC, Killarney | €33.65-39.40  | Celebrating 25 years of Fisherman’s Blues.

Main image by Ste Murray.