by / September 30th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 30th September – 6th October

The 1975 | Academy, Dublin (7pm, 30th September)/Mandela Hall, Belfast (7pm, 1st October) | €12.50/£14

In 2013 via 1983, it’s the 1975.

Melanie Pain | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 30th September) | €13

Pop á la Francais.

Cocorosie | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 2nd October) | €24.50

Freak folk sisters come to Temple Bar.

Daithí | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 2nd October) | €11.75

Fiddle-playing moppet gets the people going.

Ivan Tichauer | Button Factory (11pm, 3rd October) | €6-8

French Express’ peddler of deep house and baleric disco.

Bruno Mars | Odyssey, Belfast (6:30pm, 2nd October)/O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 3rd October) | £39-69/€44.05-79.65

Doing his Off the Wall thing for the tween market.

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires | Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 2nd-3rd October)/Empire, Belfast (8:30pm, 4th October) | €25.90/€25.90/£16

After Lee Fields, another elder American soul man prepares to amaze in intimate surroundings.

Bonobo | Olympia, Dublin (7pm, 3rd October) | €29.90-33

The Ninja Tune stalwart gets downtempo for your enjoyment.

The Wailers | Academy, Dublin (7:15pm, 3rd October) | €30.50

Bob Marley’s backing band make an exodus – pause for effect – to these shores.

Little Bear | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 3rd October)/Limelight 2, Belfast (7pm, 4th October).Nerve City, Derry (8pm, 5th October) | €12/£9/£9

Derry indie troupe hit the capitals before heading home.

The Live Last Waltz | Olympia, Dublin (7pm, 4th October) | €22.90-27.90

A lavish recreation of the Band’s beloved swan song.

Solar Bears, Sunken Foal | Whelan’s, Dublin (7:30pm, 4th October) | €10

Blowing the roof of the Wexford St venue with latest effort Supermigration.

Thundercat | Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 4th October) | €20.90

The Robin to FlyLo’s Batman.

I Draw Slow | Grand Social, Dublin (8pm, 4th October) | €10

Drawing quickly is overrated anyway.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra | Waterfront, Belfast (8pm, 4th October)/Convention Centre, Dublin (8pm, 5th October) | £38-40/€49.50

The Later… host shows off his own ample talents.

Cathy Davey | INEC, Killarney, Co. Kerry (9:30pm, 4th October) | €23.20

In lieu of a new album, the twice Choice-nominated artist heads to deepest Kerry.

Infinity Ink | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 4th October) | €12

Ink tends to be pretty permanent, man. And eraser pens stink.

No Age | Grand Social (8pm, 5th October) | €15.50

The noise-rock duo return; lacklustre new album, be damned!

Julio Bashmore | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 5th October) | €22.90

Bristol bass breakout and Jessie Ware collaborator heads up Hidden Agenda.

Jay Z, Timbaland | O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 6th October) | €69.50-159.05

Swagger, former glories, notable lack of Kanye.

Passenger | Vicar St, Dublin (7pm, 6th October) | €20

Wait, weren’t you just here?


Hard Working Class Heroes | Various venues, Dublin (3rd-6th October) | Prices vary

The showcase for new Irish music returns to Dublin.