by / December 30th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 30th December – 5th January

Belfast

New Year’s Eve

Simian Mobile Disco, Fake Blood | 9:30pm, QUBSU | £18-20 | Shine’s NYE bash features James Ford on the decks.

Sunday

Lisa O’Neill | 8pm, Black Box | £5 | The start of the Cavan woman’s first headlining tour.

Cork

New Year’s Eve

Mick Flannery | 8pm, Cork Opera House | €21-26 | Blarney man spends New Year’s close to home.
And So I Watch You from Afar | 8:30pm, Crane Lane | €15 | While the northmen go to the opposite end of the country.

Fast Like Fun, Lowlek, Screenreader | 9pm, Cyprus Avenue | €5 | Rock trio headline this New Year’s gig.

Dublin

Monday

Lisa O’Neill, Come On Live Long | 6:30pm, Sugar Club | €20 | Nialler9 and Happenings’ New Year’s Thieves party also has a screening of The Apartment for early stragglers.

Grace Wilde | 8pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s | €10 |  Jazz, soul, folk, and rock from the Lusk five-piece.

Sorcha Richardson | 8pm, Whelan’s | €10 | NYC-based singer-songwriter gets some work done before heading home.

New Year’s Eve

Jerry Fish, Lisa Hannigan, Gavin Glass and more | 8pm, Vicar St | €35 | the Mix-Tape NYE party returns with the old familiars.

Republic of Loose | 8pm, Whelan’s | €22.50 | Mick Pyro sees in 2014.

The Hot Sprockets | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €15 | Blue-sy rock on the quays

Lasertom, I Am the Cosmos, Adultrock | 8pm, Grand Social | €15 | Nightflight put on a feast for the annual Hootenanny.

Madness, MKS | 8:30pm, College Green | €22.50 | Ska-pop legends and the reformed Sugababes top the big gig.

Alasdair Roberts, Dónal Lunny | 8:30pm, Christchurch Cathedral | €45 | Young Heart Run Free get all celestial.

White Collar Boy, New Jackson, Lumigraph, Forrests, Clu | 9pm, Button Factory | €12-20 | Hidden Agenda bring their 2013 to a close.

Shit Robot, Billy Scurry | 9pm, Sugar Club | €20 | DFA signees and company.

NYE with Hunt & Gather, Emergence & Surge | 8pm, Twisted Pepper | €12-15 | DJs on DJs on DJs.

Le Galaxie | 11pm, Copper Alley | €10 | I mean, when are they not gigging?

New Year’s Day

Jeff Mills | 6pm, Twisted Pepper | €20 | 3 more hours for those not ready to go home yet.

Friday

Sharon Shannon, Mundy, Shane MacGowan | 7:30pm, Vicar St | €32 | Googling ‘Shane MacGowan’s teeth’ is not advised.

Honey | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €5-7 | The first MUD of the year.

Saturday

Andrew Weatherall | 11pm, Twisted Pepper | €10-13 | Followed by the first Pogo.

Galway

New Year’s Eve

Kormac’s Big Band, Daíthí | 8pm, Róisín Dubh | €15-35 | Kormac ropes in the pop-dance fiddler for the night.

Limerick

New Year’s Eve

Damien Dempsey | 8pm, Dolan’s | €35 | Again, when is he not gigging?

Dolores O’Riordan, Maverick Sabre | 8:30pm, Merchant’s Quay | €22 | Cranberries woman and Wexford’s Plan B.