by / August 19th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 19th-25th August

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.