by / September 16th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 16th-22nd September

Soundgarden | O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 16th September) | €54.50

Reformed grunge band kidding themselves if they think they can fill the O2 on a Monday.

The Golden Boy | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 17th September) | €10-12

The adults loves him, the kids just call him names behind his back.

Roger Waters (The Wall – Live) | Aviva Stadium, Dublin (7:45, 18th September) | €69.50-109.50

You’ve seen the ads everywhere, so perhaps the rock royalty tag will only get you so far these days.

The Strypes, Raglans | Limelight, Belfast (7pm, 18th September)/Academy, Dublin (8pm, 19th September) | £16/€25

They’re our Beatles, man.

Heathers | Grand Social, Dublin (8pm, 19th September) | €10

The folkin’ Macnamara sisters ride again.

Jon Gomm | Black Box, Belfast (8:30pm, 19th September) | £11.25

Virtuoso guitarist makes a Belfast stop on his UK tour.

Cathy Davey | De Barra’s, Clonakilty, Co. Cork (9pm, 19th September) | €12

The Nameless songstress opens the Clonakilty Guitar Festival.

Bell X1 | Big Top, Limerick (7pm, 20th September) | €33.50

The Kildare trio warm up for a longer Irish tour at Christmas.

Manic Street Preachers | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 20th September)/Ulster Hall, Belfast (7pm, 21st September) | €33.50-39.05/£27.50-30

Don’t expect any Lions rugby players on rhythm guitar this time out.

Joe Pug | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 20th September) | €16.50

Chicago folkie rocks up on Wexford St.

Duke Dumont | Limelight, Belfast (10pm, 20th September) | €18

Dance chart-topper returns after Oxegen appearance.

Aba-Shanti-I | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 20th September) | €10-12

Dub sounds to unwind to at the end of the working week.

Flashmob, Princeclub | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 20th September) |  €11.75

No actual flashmobs in all likelihood, the crowd would be in no co-ordinative state.

Fleetwood Mac | O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 20th-21st September) | €65.45 – 106.00 

Tusk, in its entirety. Count on it.

Valentino Kanzyani | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 21st September) | €10-12

Really disappointed to find out that that is not the Slovenian techno DJs real name.

Holy Ghost!, Ewan Pearson | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 21st September) | €12

DFA goodness of a Saturday night.

Jon Rundell | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (11:30pm, 21st September) | €14.25

Techno DJ with bland name bringing Cork through to Sunday morning.

The Magic Numbers | Pepper Canister Church, Dublin (8pm, 21st September)/Dolan’s, Limerick (8pm, 22nd September) | €20/€18.35

Still hirsute, rotund and lovely in equal measure.


Dublin Fringe Festival | Various venues, Dublin (until 19th September)

The festival comes to an end on Thursday.