by / February 17th, 2014 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 17th-23rd February

BELFAST

Monday

The 1975 | 7:30pm, Ulster Hall | £17 | Indie pretty boys named ten years too early.

Thursday

George Ezra | 8pm, McHugh’s | £9.50 | Skiffle-y Bristolian singer-songwriter.
Ed Zealous, Go Wolf, Affleck | 9pm, Limelight 2 | £7 | Album launch with some of Belfast’s best and brightest for support.

Saturday

John Murry | 7:30pm, Empire | £10-15 | Returning after a storming, drunken Electric Picnic set.

CORK

Wednesday

Niall Connolly | 9pm, Coughlan’s | €10 | NYC-based folk artist returns for a couple of dates.

Thursday

Walking on Cars | 7:58pm, Pavilion | SOLD OUT | Vandals who think the floor is lava.

Friday

Crayonsmith | 9:30pm, Coughlan’s | €5-7 | Indie-popsters breaking out the Milk Teeth.

Saturday

Lisa O’Neill | 8pm, Cyprus Avenue | €15 | The Same Cloth or Not tour continues.

Sunday

Lisa O’Neill | 8:30pm, DeBarra’s, Clonakilty | €10 | The Same Cloth or Not tour continues.

DUBLIN

Wednesday

George Ezra | 8pm, Sugar Club | €14.50 | Skiffle-y Bristolian singer-songwriter.

Thursday

Niall Connolly | 8:30pm, Bewley’s Café | €12 | NYC-based folk artist returns for a couple of dates.
DJ Rashad | 10pm, Twisted Pepper | €8-10 | Chicago footwork maven.

Friday

The 1975 | 7:30pm, Olympia | €17 | Indie pretty boys named a decade too early.
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill | 8pm, Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire | SOLD OUT | Two-fifths of the Gloaming to get the people going.
Loud Mouth Compilation Vol. 6 launch | 10pm, Twisted Pepper | €5 | Featuring Eamon Doyle, Sam K and Costello.

Saturday

Cowtown | 1:30pm-9pm, Joinery | FREE | General arts day with some music thrown in at the Stoneybatter venue
St Vincent | 7:30pm, Olympia | €22.50 | Annie Clark shreds some guitar, doesn’t masturbate.


Alarmist, Go Wolf | 7:30pm, Button Factory | €10 | Math-rock, disco-pop and visuals from Slipdraft.
Paddy Hanna, Other Creatures | 8pm, Whelan’s | €5-8 | GPO man shows off Leafy Stiletto.
James Holden, JD Twitch | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €5 | Psychadelic IDM producer.

Sunday

John Murry | 8pm, Pepper Canister Church | €16.50 | Returning after a storming, drunken Electric Picnic set.
Tupelo | 8pm, Whelan’s | €12 | Alt-folk four piece on the verge of a new album.
Midlake | 8:30pm, Vicar St | €23 | Reconfigued Texan band with their same indie-folk stylings.

Galway

Thursday

The 1975, Wolf Alice | 8pm, Róisín Dubh | €13-15 | Indie pretty boys named a decade too early.

Friday

Lisa O’Neill | 8pm, Róisín Dubh | €12-14 | The Same Cloth or Not tour continues.

Limerick

Tuesday

The 1975, Wolf Alice | 8pm, Dolan’s | SOLD OUT | Indie pretty boys named a decade too early.

Thursday

Lisa O’Neill | 8pm, Dolan’s | €10 | The Same Cloth or Not tour continues.

Kerry

Saturday

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill | 9:30pm, INEC, Killarney | €22.95 | Two-fifths of the Gloaming to get the people going.