Beth Orton
by / March 18th, 2013 /

Top Story: Showtime! State’s gigs of the week, plus Beth Orton ticket giveaway

Avett Brothers | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 18th March) | SOLD OUT

Alt-country trio lower the tone a bit on Curved St.

Lil Fame | Village, Dublin (8pm, 18th March) | €30

Floridian underground rapper and M.O.P. stalwart teams up with Termanology to attack your Monday evening.

Villagers | INEC, Killarney, Co. Kerry (9pm, 18th March)/Savoy, Cork (8:30pm, 19th March)/Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 21st-22nd March) | €25.60/€22.50/SOLD OUT/SOLD OUT

The acclaimed indie troupe will soon leave us for far{Awayland}s. Couldn’t resist, I’ll show myself out.

Beth Orton | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 20th March)/Róisín Dubh, Galway (7:30pm, 21st March)/Set, Kilkenny (8pm, 22nd March)/Triskel Christchurch, Cork (8pm, 24th-25th March) | €23/€22.90/€20/€25

Bewitching British songstress takes the road less traveled around Ireland. We have one pair of tickets for Beth’s date at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Wednesday, 20th March. To be in with a chance of winning them, just email us at by 6pm on Tuesday.

Matthewdavid | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10pm, 21st March) | €7

iH! Audio celebrate their first birthday with help from the American producer.

The Courteeners | Academy, Dublin (7:30pm, 21st March)/Limelight, Belfast (8pm, 22nd March) | €20/€21

Still alive, sill kicking, Liam Fray and his band of fresh coiffed merry men hit the capitals.

Holly Herndon | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (8pm, 22nd March) | €12

Experimental electronic artiste with the bluest eyes you ever did see.

Nucentz | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (8pm, 22nd March) | €10

Dublin rapper and erstwhile Lupe Fiasco collaborator returns.

And So I Watch You from Afar | Amplified, Newry, Co. Down (8pm, 22nd March)/The Forum, Waterford (8pm, 23rd March)/Cyrpus Avenue, Cork (8pm, 24th March) | £10/€12.50/€17

Catch them making their big leap forward.

Gavin James | Whelan’s, Dublin (7:30pm, 22nd March)/Cyprus Avenue, Cork (8pm, 23rd March) | €10/€11.75

Meteor Choice song of the year winner just wants to chase that feeling some more.

Patrick Wolf | McHugh’s, Belfast (8pm, 22nd March)/Sugar Club, Dublin (8pm, 23rd March) | €14.50/€18

Although his finger painting skills may be lacking, Patrick Wolf is like the primary school teacher you never had.

Tom Baxter | Academy, Dublin (7pm, 22nd March)/Róisín Dubh, Galway (8pm, 23rd March)/Pavilion, Cork (8pm, 24th March)/Dolans, Limerick (8pm, 25th March) | €19.50/€20/€22.90/€20.90

MOR Folkster wants to make your evening ‘Better’.

Yo La Tengo | Vicar St, Dublin (7:30pm, 23rd March) | €22.50-26.50

The indiest and most veteran of indie veterans grace Vicar St in support of Fade.

Eric Pulido | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 23rd March) | €15

Midlake man strikes out on his own.

Poliça | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 23rd March) | SOLD OUT

The latest to come to Ireland as part of the Garda exchange programme.

The School, September Girls | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 22nd March)/Menagerie, Belfast (9pm, 23rd March | €8/£5

Cardiff twee-poppers take a brief tour of the country and bring September Girls, fresh from a Paddy’s Day trip to Rome, along for the ride.

Pariah, DJ Nature | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10pm, 23rd March) | €10

Dubstep producer is actually quite nice once you get to know him.

Kormac | Twisted Pepper, Dublin/Cyprus Avenue, Cork (11pm, 23rd March) | €12/€11.75

Pronounced ‘Cormac’.

Detroit Swindle | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 23rd March) | €10

Otherwise known as General Motors. Boom, tish.

Popical Island: Valerie Francis, Skelocrats, Jonny Fun, the …Hesitations | Stag’s Head, Dublin (8:30pm, 24th March) | €8/€6 “if you’re a student, unemployed or quite old”

Popical Island reclaim Sunday night from Saint Patrick and finish up their residency at the Stag’s Head.