Imagine Dragons | Ulster Hall, Belfast (7pm, 19th August)/Olympia, Dublin (7pm, 20th and 22nd August) | £22.50-24.50/€27.90
My dragon is called Nigel and he has fierce respiratory problems.
Regina Spektor | Olympia, Dublin (8pm 19th August) | €33.50-44.05
Doing her new stuff, good stuff and her tolerable Orange Is the New Black stuff.
Low | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 19th August)/Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 20th August)/Empire Music Hall, Belfast (8pm, 21st August) | €25.40/€23/£20
The American indie veterans return with their stark, minimal melonacholia.
Nine Inch Nails, And So I Watch You from Afar | Custom House Square (6pm, 21st August) | £33
Trent and company preview Hesitation Marks with help from ASIWYFA.
Tame Impala | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 21st August) | €25
This song sounds tailor-made for a Honda advert.
The Lumineers, Michael Kiwanuka, SOAK | Custom House Square, Belfast (6pm, 22nd August) | £30
The ‘Ho Hey’ troupe are joined by the London soul man and Derry’s acoustic prodigy.
Lonnie Liston Smith | Sugar Club, Dublin (8pm, 22nd August)/Pavilion, Cork (9pm, 23rd August) | €20.40/€22.50-24.50
Jazz, soul and funk from the former Miles Davis collaborator.
The Young Folk | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 22nd August) | €6-8
Dem yooves with their twee indie-folk, what a racket.
Spies, Beach | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (11:30pm, 22nd August) | FREE before 10:30pm
Some good Irish indie, and it’s free as well.
Mayors of Miyazaki, Grummidge, Vatican II | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (8pm, 22nd August) | €5
Playing in support of their latest album, Holy Copy, bill completed by Vatican II and Galway’s Gummidge.
Tradiohead | Cyrpus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 22nd August) | €10
I wasn’t going to put this in, but then I saw the below image.
Jake Bugg, the Courteeners | Custom Square House, Belfast (6pm, 23rd August) | £30
Chart-bothering teenager who just wants to play “real music”.
Gangs | Academy 2, Dublin (6pm, 23rd August) | €6.50
Local indie-pop consigned to the MCD dungeon.
James | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 23rd August) | €28.40-77
They had that song once, y’know the one. That one. Also supporting Suede at Belsonic later in the week.
Leaders of Men, Gypsies on the Autobahn | Button Factory, Dublin (8pm, 23rd August) | €5
Joint headline show for two of the better Dublin rock bands.
Henry Krinkle | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 23rd August) | €6-8
American house producer stops by Movements before tackling the rest of Europe.
Porter Robinson | Academy, Dublin (11pm, 23rd August) | €25.40
More US house, this time across the river. He’s only a young fella too.
The Vincent(s) | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (11:30pm, 23rd August) | FREE before 10:30pm
Cork lads hit the capital, try to unfold a few arms.
Suede | Custom House Square, Belfast (6pm, 24th August) | £31.50
Reformed Britpop survivors hit Belsonic.
Twinkranes, Turning Down Sex, Cave Ghosts | Button Factory, Dublin (8pm, 24th August) | FREE
Community of Independents takes over the Button Factory.
Levon Vincent | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 24th August) €10-14
Deep house mainstay brings Pogo into Sunday morning.
Oriel Live | Oriel Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth (2pm, 24th August) | €44.05
If you squint hard enough, you can miss Bressie and see a pretty good line-up.