by / February 24th, 2014 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 24th February – 2nd March

BELFAST

Friday

The Jezabels | 7:30pm, Limelight | £16 | Forlorn Aussie indie troupe.

Saturday

Maximo Park | 7pm, Limelight | £16.50 | Geordie post-punk revivalists stagger on.

Green Velvet, Midland, Dense, Pika | 9:30pm, Mandela Hall | £18-20 | The first Shine of the year.

Sunday

Ellie Goulding | 6:30pm, Odyssey | £27.50 | Breathy electro-pop star.

CORK

Thursday

The Eulogys | 9pm, Pavilion | FREE | Dublin/Cork harmonious pop duo.

Friday

Ghédalia Tarzantés | 8pm, Triskel Christchurch | €10 | Unearthly vocals and field recordings.

Sunday

Rachel Sermanni | 8:45pm, DeBarra’s, Clonakilty | €10 | Scottish folk youngster.

DUBLIN

Tuesday

Danny Brown | 7:30pm, Academy | €24.50 | Copper by the pound, wire by the inch, Danny is in Dublin February 25th.

New Road and Christy Moore | 8pm, Whelan’s | €15 | Folk group plus special guest.

Wednesday

Lethal Dialect | 8pm, Grand Social | €10 | Rapper continues build-up to 1988.
Rachel Sermanni | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €15 | Scottish folk youngster.
Rónán Ó Snodaigh | 8pm, Whelan’s | €15 | Kíla man with backing band the Occasionals

Thursday

Meteor Choice Music Prize live show | 7:30pm, Vicar St | €23.50 | The best Irish releases of last year battle it out.

Tvvins | 8pm, Whelan’s | €11 | The Cast of Cheers/Adebisis Shank synthpop side project.

Friday

Maximo Park | 8pm, Whelan’s | €22.50 | Geordie post-punk revivalists stagger on.
Crystal Antlers | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €15 | Improving Cali psych-punk group.
Twinkranes | 8pm, Joinery | €8-10 | Experimental rockers, support from Crowhammer.
Neneh Cherry | 8pm, Twisted Pepper | €20.90 | ‘Buffalo Stance’ pioneer makes a welcome comeback.

Fox Jaw | 8pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s | €6-8 |  Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters return with a truncated name and a new single.
Andrew Ashong | 9pm, Sugar Club | €12.50 | Ghanaian-British funkmaster and Gilles Peterson favourite.
Kyle Hall, Funkineven | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €10-15 | Detroit house + support.
Pleasurekraft, Bontan | 11pm, Button Factory | €17.35 | All aboard for Jack.

Saturday

Ellie Goulding | 6:30pm, O2 | €36 | Breathy electro-pop star.
The Jezabels | 7:30pm, Button Factory | SOLD OUT | Forlorn Aussie indie troupe.

I Draw Slow | 8pm, Whelan’s | €13 | Country/bluegrass quintet taking their time.
Regis, Virginia | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €13-15 | German and British techno.
Claude von Stroke | 11pm, Button Factory | €12-15 | Vaguely porn-y name.

Sunday

The Jezabels | 7:30pm, Button Factory | €15 | Forlorn Aussie indie troupe.
Birdy | 8:30pm, Vicar St | €28 | Cover-mad teenager graduates to own compostions.

GALWAY

Thursday

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill | 8pm, Town Hall Theatre | €18-20 | Two-fifths of the Gloaming
Damien Dempsey, Lethal Dialect | 8pm, Róisín Dubh | €28-30 | Northside institutions old and new.