by / October 14th, 2013 /

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

Parquet Courts, the #1s, Otherkin | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 14th October) €16.50

The NYC garage-punk upstarts bring a couple of local racket-makers along for their Dublin debut.

Duke Special & Friends Sing the Songs of Harry Nilsson | Róisin Dubh, Galway (8pm, 14th October)/Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 17th October)/Cyprus Avenue, Cork (8pm, 18th October) | €€16/.17.50/€15

Peter Wilson and company tackles the American crooner’s back catalogue.

Fossil Collective | McHugh’s, Belfast (9pm, 15th October)/Academy 2, Dublin (7pm, 16th October) | £9.50/€12.50

The folky Leeds duo cross the sea in support of their new EP, The Water.

Jessie J | Odyssey, Belfast (6:30pm, 15th October)/O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 16th October) | £27.50-35.50/€33.50-41.55

Pop warbler kicks off her latest arena tour.

Kate Nash | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 15th October)/Stiff Kitten, Belfast (9pm, 16th October) | €17.50/£14.50

The ‘Foundations’ singer has gone all riot grrrl it seems.

AlunaGeorge, MØ | Academy, Dublin (7pm, 16th October) | €17.35

Quite an arresting double bill of contemporary pop.

Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 16th October)/Limelight, Belfast (9pm, 17th October) | €15/£12.50

The Sussex Wit were drafted in after the Kentish Banter stole Flynn’s thunder.

Star Slinger | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 16th October) | €6-8

Eclectic Mancunian producer headlines Movements this week.

Shaangan Electro | Sugar Club, Dublin (8pm, 17th October) | €15

Nialler9, Choice Cuts and U:mack team up to bring hyper South African dance music to Leeson St.

Boomtown Rats | Ulster Hall, Belfast (7:30pm, 18th October) | £30

Bob still wants your fucking money.

Deptford Goth, Bantum | Unitarian Church, Dublin (7:30pm, 18th October) | €12

Understated electronic confessionals from the former Daniel Woolhouse.

Cocaine Ponytail | Sugar Club, Dublin (8pm, 18th October) | €10

Great name.

Róisín O | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 18th October) | €12

Summer-y folk-pop songstress plays her first hometown show of 2013.

The Altered Hours | De Barra’s, Clonakilty, Co. Cork (10pm, 18th October) | FREE

Drowsy psych-rock for your Friday night.

Gesaffelstein | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 18th October) | €15

French industrial-inspired producer heads up Hidden Agenda.

MGMT | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 19th October) | €23-26

Former psychadelic pop/funk conquerors return, still disparaging of their early success.

Lisa O’Neill | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 19th October)| €10

The intriguing Cavan singer-songwriter launchers her second album.

Forrests, Snakehips | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 19th October) | €7

The electronic two-piece return to Temple Bar after their Fuck Buttons supporting slot last month.

The Weeks | Academy, Dublin (8pm, 20th October) | €14

Unrefined indie from deepest Mississippi.


The Beatyard | Various venues, Dublin (19th October onwards)

The expanded version of Bodytonic’s festival gets going with the best to come next week.

Murphy’s Little Big Weekend | The Savoy, Cork (18th-20th October)

The Stunning, the Would Be’s, Jerry Fish and MGMT top this weekender at the Savoy.