by / April 14th, 2014 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 14th-20th April

BELFAST

Saturday

Coco Lovers | 7:30pm, Black Box | £6-8 | Folk with an African twist.

Sunday

King Khan & the Shrines | 8pm, Black Box | £11 | Garage/psych-rock lunatics.

CORK

Tuesday

San Fermin, the Great Balloon Race | 9pm, Pavilion | €12 | Brooklynite chamber pop.

Thursday

Elastic Sleep | 9pm, Pavilion | Free | The band cover Black Sabbath for unHoly Thursday.

Saturday

Former Monarchs | 9pm, Cyprus Avenue | €8 | | Cost of Living group play a hometown gig.
Meltybrains?, Band of Clouds | 9pm, Pavilion | Free | MDR Records and Feel Good Lost celebrate Record Store Day.

John Blek & the Rats | 9:30pm, DeBarra’s, Clonakilty | Free | Country rock at the the famed folk venue.

Sunday

DJ Rahaan | 10pm, Pavilion | €8-10 | House and disco.

DUBLIN

Monday

Cut Copy | 7:30pm, Cut Copy | €20 | Aussie dance-rock titans.

Tuesday

Tiz McNamara | 8:30pm, Whelan’s | Free | Folk night at the Wexford St venue.
Liquid Stranger | 11pm, Button Factory | €15 | New dubstep night.

Wednesday

San Fermin | 8pm, Whelan’s | €15 | Brookylnite chamber pop.

Thursday

Madlib | 8pm, Sugar Club | €22 | Rapper/producer famed for his work with Doom and Dilla.

Able Archer | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €5 | Album launch.
The Young Folk | 8pm, Whelan’s | €10 | Big gig for folk-pop locals.

Saturday

Record Store Day at Elastic Witch | 3pm, Twisted Pepper | Free | Jape, Girls Names, I Am the Cosmos and more help Elastic Witch to go out in style.

HamsandwicH | 7pm, Olympia | €20 | Meath’s finest return.
King Khan & the Shrines | 8pm, Whelan’s | €16.50 | Garage/psych-rock lunatics.
Lucius | 8pm, Workman’s Club | €15 | Wildewomen unleashed.
Daithí | 11pm, Button Factory | €12 | Fiddler dance-pop lad rescheduled.

Sunday

For Jaysis Sake | 5pm, Workman’s Club | Free | Notas, Ben Bix and plenty more join in the Easter celebrations.
Chet Faker | 7:30pm, Button Factory | €15 | Flume collaborator.

Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble, Manden Express | 9pm, Sugar Club | €8 | A night with Choice Cuts.
John Digweed | 11pm, Button Factory | €22.50 | Four hour DJ set.

GALWAY

Saturday

The Bedroom | 9pm, Róisín Dubh | Free | Former eatenbybears man.