August will be a busy month on the State gig front, with our curation of the Oxjam Stage at the Electric Picnic to come at the end of the month. First up, though, is our monthly free night of new music at the Mercantile in Dublin – taking place on Saturday 9th. Our guests next weekend are arch instrumentalists Punch Face Champions (pictured), new soul warrior Yong Buddha and fuzzed out rock team Bitch Falcon. Doors are at 8.30pm. Get social here.