Johnny Marr
by / March 25th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 25th-31st March

Simple Minds | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 25th26th March)/Waterfront, Belfast (7:30pm, 28th March) | €39.05-49.65/£34-39.50

Anything else?

Johnny Marr | Limelight, Belfast (7pm, 26th March)/Academy, Dublin (7pm, 27th March) | £22/SOLD OUT

Former Smiths/Modest Mouse/Cribs legend trots out The Messenger.

Maria Muldaur | Whelan’s (8pm, 26th March) | Black Box, Belfast (8pm, 27th March) | €24.50/£19.50

70s folkie with a kick-ass website. Such tasteful use of Comic Sans.

T. Williams | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 27th March) | €6-8

Former grime staple, now a house producer and the latest to headline Movements this year.

Shoctopus | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 28th March) | €7

Dublin metallers launch their debut album.

The Young Folk | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 28th March) | €6-10

Sweet Americana band from Dublin prepare for The Little Battle.

Biffy Clyro | O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 28th March)/Odyssey, Belfast (6:30pm, 29th March) | €36.50/£31.50

‘Mon the Biffy, etc, etc.

Come on Live Long, Meltybrains? | Twisted Pepper (8pm, 28th March) | €5-7

Put some chocolate sauce on your Holy Thursday with Meltybrains? and the rest of this line-up assembled by Junior Spesh.

And So I Watch You from Afar | Dolans, Limerick (9pm, 28th March) | €14.35

The All Hail Bright Futures quartet round out their Irish tour out west.

Barn Dance VI | Location unknown (buses departing from Dublin from 2-6pm, 29th March) | €50 from box office (located at Canal Road, Ranelagh, Dublin)/€53 online

This one-day BYOB festival taking place this Good Friday boasts over 40 acts, including Delorentos, Le Galaxie, the Riptide Movement, Smash Hits, and many many more.

Wild Belle | Academy 2, Dublin (7pm, 30th March) | €12.50

Chicago siblings bring their eclectic brand of pop to Irish shores for the first time.

Axis Of | Empire Music Hall, Belfast (8pm, 30th March) | £6

It took me at least 10 seconds to scroll through numerous Axis of Awesome links before I found an Axis Of video. Recently featured in our New Noise column, Axis Of will be launching Finding St Kilda in Belfast this Saturday.

The Beat | Workman’s Club, Dublin (9pm, 30th March) | €22.50

Reformed ska veterans fit a trip to the capital in between performances at the Tramore Ska Festival in Waterford.

Ben Pearce | Stiff Kitten, Belfast (10pm, 30th March) | £9

Manchester house producer heads to Belfast as part of his UK tour.

Morgan Geist, D’Angelo tribute with live band | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10pm, 30th March) | €12-14

On the second day, Jesus was awoken by D’Angelo. He didn’t bother rolling back the stone and telling everyone He had risen until the next day though, because Voodoo will go hard for evermore and you don’t fuck with that shit. Also, house producer Morgan Geist is going to guide the Pepper through to Easter Sunday morning.

Aril Brikha | Cyprus Avenue, Dublin (11pm, 30th March) | €12-15

Iranian techno producer in the Rebel County.

Daley | Sugar Club, Dublin (7pm, 31st March) | €17.85

It’s a slow week.

Eilen Jewell | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 31st March) | €17

Alt-country starlet hates Dexys.

Ben Sims | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10pm, 31st March) | €17.65

Former pirate radio DJ is on hand to man the mixer.

dirtybird presents: Justin Martin, Catz n’ Dogz | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 31st March) | €15-17

San Franciscan electronic label puts on a bit of a showcase this Easter.