by / February 10th, 2014 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 10th-16th February

BELFAST

Tuesday

Rudimental | 6:30pm, Odyssey | £27.50 | Dubstep/DnB crossovers.

The Boxer Rebellion | 8pm, Limelight 2 | £14 | Rebelling. With their fists.

Friday

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip | 9pm, Limelight | £15.50 | Neurotic, beardy rapper and producer.

CORK

Wednesday

Naymedici | 11:30, Crane Lane Theatre | FREE | They sound like “a bar room brawl between the Pogues & Gogol Bordello”.

Thursday

New Jackson, Meltybrains?, Frankie Grimes | 10pm, Pavilion | €5 | Floating Points 8 boasts a good line-up.

Friday

Mkai | 9pm, Cyprus Avenue | FREE | Indie-pop upstarts.

Saturday

Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble | 9:30pm, Pavilion | FREE
HNNY | 11pm, Pavilion | €8-10 | Hyped Swedish producer.

Sunday

Sacred Animals, Sert One | 5pm, Pavilion | FREE | Plus, our own Simon Roche talks with designer Malcolm Garrett.

DUBLIN

Monday

Rudimental | 7pm, Olympia | €32 | Dubstep/Dnb crossovers.
Lite | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €12 | Japanese instrumental rock.
The Boxer Rebellion | 8pm, Whelan’s |  €12 | Rebelling. With their firsts.

Tuesday

Limp Bizkit | 7:30pm, Olympia | €27 | That hat is surgically attached to Fred Durst’s head .

Wednesday

Dead Prez | 7:30pm, Sugar Club | €17.50 | Politically probing Floridian rap favourites.

Jarrod Dickenson | 8pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s | €10 | Bluesy well-dressed man.

Thursday

Dylan Tighe | 8pm, Grand Social | €10 | Launching his record, Record.
Planningtorock | 8pm, Whelan’s | €16.50 | Interrogating dance-pop; fun, fun.
Teengirl Fantasy, Adultrock | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €12 | Bouncing electronic tunes full of scope.

Friday

Young Fathers | 10pm, Twisted Pepper | €12-14 | Scotland’s answer to Death Grips.

Kammerpop | 8pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s | €5 | Chamber pop for your Valentine.
Wankelmut | 11pm, Button Factory | €12-15 | Nice name, Wankelmut [sniggers].

Saturday

Forest Swords | 7:30pm, Button Factory | €12 | Matthew Barnes’ evocative, unsettling dub project.


Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
| 8pm, Vicar St | €18.50 | Neurotic, beardy rapper and producer.
Lisa O’Neill | 8pm, Whelan’s | €15 | Cavan woman returns to Wexford St.
Prison Love | 8pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s €9 | Burly Cajun bluegrass.
Elaine Mai, Sleep Thieves, Cat Dowling | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €8 | Acoustic/electronic songstress launches her new EP.

Jeremy Underground Paris, Bleak | 10pm, Twisted Pepper | €12-15 | DJs for Pogo this week.
Pional, Leon Vynehall | 11pm, Button Factory | €8-12 | John Talabot collaborator toplines Hidden Agenda.

Sunday

Grouplove | 7:30pm, Olympia | €17 | ‘Colours’ was quite good, tend to confuse them with the Naked & Famous though. Dunno why.

GALWAY

Thursday

Girl Band | 9pm, Róisín Dubh | FREE | The ‘Lawman’ launch comes to Galway.

LOUTH

Friday

Lisa O’Neill | 8pm, Spirit Store, Dundalk | €13.50 | The Cavan woman returns to Dundalk.