by / March 17th, 2014 /

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

BELFAST

Saturday

Solar Bears (DJ set), Ryan Vail | 8:30pm, Voodoo | £8 on the door | The Thin Air rope in the Supermigration duo to spin some of their favourites.

The Dandy Horses | 8pm, Black Box | £5 | EP launch for the eclectic, eccentric Belfast troupe.

Sunday

Stu Larsen | 8pm, Black Box | £9 | Nomadic troubadour.

CORK

St. Patrick’s Day

Lee “Scratch” Perry | 5pm, Pavilion | €20-22 | Reggae icon, mad yoke.

Wednesday

Max T. Barnes with Craig Curtis | 8pm, Cork Opera House | €22.50 | Nashville hit-maker of some renown.

Thursday

Crash Ensemble | 8pm, Cork Opera House | €18-25 | Irish-US trad project taking in the musical spectrum.

Friday

Julie Feeney, Scullion, Loudest Whisper | 8pm, Cork Opera House | €20-25 | The first night of FUAIM features the distinctive songstress.
The Vincent(s) | 9pm, DeBarra’s, Clonakilty | FREE | Groggy, sleazy Corkonian rock.
dBridge | 10:30pm, Pavilion | €10 | Distinguished d&b/dubstep producer hypes Croatian festival Outlook.

The Crayon Set | 11pm, Crane Lane | FREE | Launching their latest single, ‘Attack’.

Saturday

Cork Gamelan Ensemble with Duke Special et al | 8pm, Cork Opera House | €20-25 | Peter Wilson also stops by FUAIM to celebrate UCC’s musical contributions.

Sunday

The Vincent(s) | 9:30pm, Pine Lodge, Myrtleville | FREE | Groggy, sleazy Corkonian rock.

DUBLIN

St. Patrick’s Day

Greenhouse | 2pm, Meeting House Square | €29.50 | Mano Le Tough and co. bring Paddy’s Day to Temple Bar.

Tales of Us, Artful Dodger | 3pm, Twisted Pepper | €20-25 | German producer and, ahem, Craig David collaborators head up Twisted Pepper’s celebrations.
Moodymann, Toby Kaar | 2pm, Grand Social | €10-22 | Subject’s hat tip to our Patron Saint.
Workman’s Paddy’s Day Weekender | 3pm, Workman’s Club | FREE | Overhead, Notas, bands and DJs galore.

Tuesday

Fall Out Boy | 7:30pm, Olympia | €42 | Most Hated Band, 2005-6
Miles Smiles | 7:30pm, Sugar Club | €22.50 | A tribute to the late, great Miles Davis.
Drake, the Weeknd | 8pm, O2 | €59.40-270 | OVO and XO are reunited and it feels so good.

Thursday

Josh Butler | 10pm, Twisted Pepper | €8-10 | Bass-driven grooves at Junior Spesh.

Friday

Band of Clouds | 8pm, Grand Social | €10 | Album launch for the Waterford-based ambient folk musical collective.
Ugly Duckling | 8pm, Twisted Pepper | €14 | Long Beach, CA rap group.
De Sluew Vos, the Cyclist, Terriers | 10pm, Twisted Pepper | €10-12 | Dutchman rolls into MUD.
Prefuse 73 | 10pm, Sugar Club | €18.15 | The chosen alias of alt hip-hop producer Scott Herren.

Lean Forward | 11pm, Pacino’s | €5 | Monthly club night does hip-hop with This Side Up, Boss Level Series and DJ Soup.
Daithí | 11pm, Button Factory | €12 | Fiddling his way across genres, now with Jess Boykins III for company.

Saturday

God Is an Astronaut | 8pm, Whelan’s | €20 | German-based post-rockers come home.
Chez Damier | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €10-13 | Upbeat house from man with French-ass name.
Shit Robot, the Juan MacLean | 11pm, Button Factory | €12-15 | B2B performance to launch Marcus Lambkin’s We Got a Love LP.

Sunday

DOOM | 7:30pm, Sugar Club | €27.50 | Masked MC touting a live drummer this time out, so that’s part of the mystery solved.

Franz Ferdinand | 7:30pm, Olympia | €28.40 | Glasgow’s finest indie fops keep their wheels turning.

GALWAY

Tuesday

Lee “Scratch” Perry | 8pm, Róisín Dubh | €22-24 | Reggae legend, mad yoke.

Thursday

Fox Jaw, the Vincent(s) | 8pm, Róisín Dubh | FREE | ‘Kerosene’ group and the Cork lads take on Strange Brew.