by / January 20th, 2014 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 20th-26th January

BELFAST

Monday

Nathaniel Rateliff | 8pm, McHugh’s | £11.50 | Bearded American folkie. Not many of them about.

Tuesday

City and Colour | 8pm, Limelight | £18-20 | Alexisonfire man’s folk side project.

Friday

John Newman | 8pm, Limelight | £18 | UK soul singer. He was really good on this year’s Hootenanny.

CORK

Tuesday

Del Amitri | 9pm, Cyprus Avenue | €30 | Veteran Glaswegians make their return.

Thursday

Big September | 9pm, Cyprus Avenue | €8 | Feel-good indie from Bray.

Saturday

Daithí | 10pm, Cyprus Avenue | €10 | Fiddle-wielding dance-pop.

DUBLIN

Tuesday

Nathaniel Rateliff | 8pm, Academy | €12 | Bearded American folkie. Not many of them about.

Wednesday

Del Amitri | 7pm, Vicar St | €39 |  Veteran Glaswegians make their return.

City and Colour | 7:30pm, Olympia | €27 | Alexisonfire man’s folk side project.

Thursday

Zervas & Pepper | 8pm, Sugar Club | €13 | Cardiff folk duo with baroque touches.

Real Connoisseur | 10pm, Twisted Pepper | €8 | Dub-y house with an expansive side.

Friday

Ahmad Jamal | 8pm, Vicar St | €59.95 | Ageing jazz maestro

Paddy Hanna, Mumblin’ Deaf Ro, Knoxville Morning | 8pm, Grand Social | €8 | Popicalia 21 serves as a launching pad for Paddy Hanna’s pretty good debut album.

Son Lux | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €14.50 | The man behind the brilliant, otherworldly Lanterns.

Leaders of Men, The Rattling Kind et al | 8pm, Grand Social | €10.50 | The Tallaght band launch their new single at the FLAME festival.

Eats Everything, Lukas | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €13-15 | Junior Spesh presents Edible.

The New Medicants | 7:30pm, Whelan’s | €16 | Former Teenage Fanclub man’s new band.

Saturday

John Newman | 7pm, Academy | €17.35 | UK soul singer. He was really good on this year’s Hootenanny.

CPNHGN | 7:30pm, Button Factory | €10 w/ album | Vowel-averse garage-rockers launch their album as well.

Ewa Gigon, Sí, Leanne Harte | 8pm, Joinery | €8 | Polish-born Gigon will be launching the haunting ‘For Natalia’/’Early Winter’ single on 7″ vinyl.

Erol Alkan and Daniel Avery | 11pm, Button Factory | €10-15 | Revered dance head and the Drone Logic producer make for a appetising double bill.

Sunday

The Gloaming | 8:30pm, National Concert Hall | €15-25 | Trad/folk supergroup throwing off shackles and all that good stuff.

Wednesday to Sunday

Temple Bar TradFest | Various venues around Temple Bar | Prices vary |The Ollam, Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman and many more complete the festival line-up.

GALWAY

Wednesday

Zervas & Pepper | 9pm, Róisín Dubh | FREE | Cardiff folk duo with baroque touches.

Thursday

Fight Like Apes, Boyfights, Darling | 9pm, Róisín Dubh | €12 | The build-up to album #3 continues.

Friday

Big September | 9pm, Róisín Dubh | €10 | Feel-good indie from Bray.