by / January 27th, 2014 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 27th January – 2nd February

BELFAST

Wednesday

Less than Jake, Reel Big Fish | 8pm, Limelght | £23 | Ska-punk favourites.

Thursday

Killswitch Engage | 7pm, Limelight | £21.50 | Noughties metal favourites.

Anamanaguchi | 8pm, McHugh’s | £10 | SNEScore favourites. This gimmick is tired already.

Friday

Tera Melos | 8pm, Sub Bar | £10 | X’ed Out alt-rock. Interview.

Saturday

Ron Pope | 7pm, Mandela Hall | £16 | Amiable pop-rock.

Sunday

Anna Calvi | 8pm, Empire | €16.50 | Sultry temptress, purveyor of sweeping Gothic rock.

Cork

Thursday

Spies | 9pm, Pavilion | FREE | Dublin indie rockers hit Cork with some help from TPOE.

Friday

Duke Dumont | 10:30pm, Savoy | €22.90 | Chart dance producer.

James Vincent McMorrow | 8pm, Cork Opera House | €25 | The man of the moment gets going.

Saturday

Girl Band | 8:30pm, Crane Lane | FREE | The lawmen come to town.

DUBLIN

Monday

We Are in the Crowd | 8pm, Academy | €16 | Very anonymous.

Wednesday

Killswitch Engage | 8pm, Academy | €30 | Noughties metal favourites.

Thursday

Le Galaxie, O Emperor | 8pm, Button Factory | €12 | Good range of Irish acts at Entertainment.ie’s Eric awards ceremony.

Reel Big Fish, Less than Jake | 7pm, Academy | €27 | Ska-punk favourites.

Friday

Anamanguchi | 6:30pm, Academy | €14.50 | SNEScore favourites. This gimmick is tired again.

Nanu Nanu, Voids | 7pm, the Mart | €10 | For a good time, see Nanu Nanu.

Cian Nugent & the Cosmos | 8pm, Joinery | €8-10 | Dazzling guitarist behind Born with the Caul.

Gorgeous Colours | 8pm, Grand Social | €10 | The band say farewell.

The Mighty Stef | 8pm, Whelan’s | €12 | …while Stef and co. play Whelan’s for about the fourth time in a month.

Hessle Audio | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €12-14 | The best of the London label.

Nic Fanciulli, Alex Tepper, Saved 100 | 11pm, Button Factory | €11.75-17.35 | Driving house from respected producer.

Saturday

Anna Calvi | 8pm, Vicar St | €16.50 | Sultry temptress, purveyor of sweeping Gothic rock.

Tera Melos | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €10 | X’ed Out alt-rock. Interview.

Boo Williams, Ripperton | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €12-15 | American and Swiss DJs take on Pogo.

Krystal Klear | 11pm, Button Factory | €7-12 | This week’s Hidden Agenda headliner is just the latest to have worked with Nile Rodgers.

Sunday

Bill Callahan | 7pm, Olympia | €27.50 | Booze-strewn Americana straight from a weary soul.

Ron Pope, Wakey! Wakey! | 8:30pm, Vicar St | €20 |Amiable pop-rock with support.

GALWAY

Wednesday

James Vincent McMorrow | 8pm, Seapoint Ballroom, Seapoint | €28 | The man of the moment gets going.

KILKENNY

Sunday

James Vincent McMorrow | 8:30pm, Set | €25 | The man of the moment gets going.

LIMERICK

Thursday

Girl Band | 8pm, Bourke’s | FREE | The lawmen come to town.

Saturday

James Vincent McMorrow | 8pm, University Concert Hall | SOLD OUT | The man of the moment gets going.