by / March 3rd, 2014 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 3rd-9th March

BELFAST

Monday

James Bay | 7pm, Oh Yeah Music Centre | £8.50 | UK singer-songwriter; read his Incoming here.

Tuesday

John Grant | 8pm, Mandela Hall | £16.50-20 | The tragicomic bear returns for a few dates.

Wednesday

Rachel Sermanni | 8pm, Black Box | £10 | Scottish folk youngster.

Thursday

Mojo Fury | 8pm, Limelight 2 | £8 | Progressive alternative Lisburn quartet.

CORK

Tuesday

Rachel Sermanni | 8:30pm, Coughlan’s | €12 | Scottish folk youngster.

Wednesday

Fox Jaw | 11:30pm, Crane Lane | FREE | Former bounty hunters with a new single.

Thursday

John Grant | 8pm, Cork Opera House | €26 | The tragicomic bear returns for a few dates.
Replete | 10pm, Pavilion | FREE | Peter Lawlor comes out to play.

Friday

O Emperor | 8pm, Cork Opera House | €17.50 | Waterford transplants serenade their new home town.
Fox Jaw | 10:30pm, DeBarra’s, Clonakilty | FREE | Former bounty hunters with a new single.
Mike Skinner (DJ set) | 10:30pm, Pavilion | €12-15 | Streets man makes a low-key return.

Saturday

John Blek & the Rats | 9pm, Pavilion | €8 | Diverting Roots-y folk-rock.
Shit Robot (DJ set) | 11pm, Pavilion | €10 | DFA’s Irish arm.

DUBLIN

Monday

John Grant | 7:30pm, Olympia | €25 | The tragicomic bear returns for a few dates.
Fits & the Tantrums | 8pm, Academy | €26 | Brass-inflected good times.

Tuesday

Rufus Wainwright | 7pm, Vicar St | €44.05 | Dour showman promoting his greatest hits package.

The Head and the Heart | 8pm, Whelan’s | SOLD OUT | Seattle indie-folk.

Wednesday

CHRVCHES | 7:30pm, Olympia | €19 | Glaswegian indie/synth trio take their plaudits
Damien Jurado | 8pm, Whelan’s | €20 | Sub Pop man with a distinctive voice. New album’s not bad.
Shlohmo | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €13.95 | Hyperactive producer hoping to lay the Pepper out.

Thursday

Homeboy Sandman | 8pm, Sugar Club | €11 | The Metallica/Bay Area rap crossover you’ve all been waiting for. NOT.
Nina Persson | 8pm, Button Factory | €22 | Cardigans woman going it alone.
Dylan Tighe & Sean Millar | 8:30pm, Bewley’s | €10 | Two of our foremost singer-songwriters in one place.
Mike Skinner (DJ set) | 11:30pm, Whelan’s | €12 | Streets man makes a low-key return

Friday

Somadrone | 8pm, Joinery | €8-10 | Redneck Manifesto man surfing The First Wave.

Katie Kim, Owensie | 8:30pm, the Mart | €7-10 | Flaming June records BYOB gig at the Rathmines space.
Finnebassen | 11pm, Button Factory | €12-15 | Melancholy house from Norway.

Saturday

Carriages, the Clameens, Rocstrong | 8pm, Mercantile | FREE | This month’s Faces gig, should be a good one.
Beyoncé | 8pm, O2 | €76-94 | Queen Bey lights up the quays for the first of four nights.
Windings, Land Lovers | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €8 | Joint album, joint gig,
Jacques Greene | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €10-12 | The speccy guy Azealia shouts at in the ‘212’ vid.
DJ Koze | 11pm, Button Factory | €15-18 | He’s going all night. Four hours!

Sunday

Beyoncé | 8pm, O2 | €76-94 | Queen Bey lights up the quays for the second of four nights.

GALWAY

Wednesday

John Grant | 8pm, Róisín Dubh | €24-26 | The tragicomic bear returns for a few dates.

Friday

Tvvins | 9pm, Róisín Dubh | FREE | Free gig for a our favourite synthpop side project.

Saturday

God Is an Astronaut | 8pm, Róisín Dubh | €14-16 | Wicklow’s intergalactic post-rockers go on tour.

Limerick

Friday

God Is an Astronaut | 8pm, Dolan’s | €17 | Wicklow’s intergalactic post-rockers go on tour.

Saturday

Mike Skinner (DJ set) |11pm, Dolan’s | €12 | Streets man makes a low-key return.

LOUTH

God Is an Astronaut | 8pm, Spirit Store | €15 | Wicklow’s intergalactic post-rockers go on tour.