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
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.