by / June 3rd, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 3rd-9th June

Tumbling Bones | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 5th June) | €13-15

Recent Incoming… stars make a Dublin stop on their lengthy national tour.

Otherkin | Workman’s Club, Dublin (11:30pm, 5th June) | €4-5

In conjunction with Somewhere?, the indie band launch their latest EP.

Silhouette | Stiff Kitten, Belfast (9pm, 5th June) | £6

Better known as ‘Fuck off, I don’t want to Discover Nothern Ireland, just let me watch my YouTube video in peace’.

The Altered Hours | Aras na nGael, Galway (8pm, 5th June)/Róisín Dubh, Galway (9pm, 6th June) | FREE

A couple of Galway dates for the MBV soundalikes.

Ana Gog | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 10th June) | €10

A full band of young males, NOT A. Gog. Another Dublin date after their Unitarian Church appearance earlier in the year.

Knots | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 6th June) | €5

From sheepshank to the one you do with your shoe laces, Knots know all the knots.

Van Morrison | Magheracrosss Dunluce Castle, Co. Antrim (6pm, 7th June and 4pm, 8th June) | £70

Another couple of dates in a fuck-off massive castle for the Astral Weeks man.

Poolside | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 7th June) | €8

Their cover of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’ is quite something. The happiest he’s sounded since…

Mark Morriss | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 7th June) | €14.35

He might be German? Mark Moriß has a nice ring to it.

Disclosure (DJ set) | Limelight, Belfast (9pm, 7th June) | £18

The English Jedward (pictured above). Debut album Settle is out now.

Rams’ Pocket Radio | Stiff Kitten, Belfast (9pm, 7th June) | £7

A ram’s station of choice, eh? I’d say Nova, but they might be Joe Duffy fans. All that bleeting.

Matthias Tanzmann | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 7th June | €10

The German producer hits up the Button Factory in association with Residence. His name translates as ‘dance man’ by my estimation, which is rather fitting.

The Who | O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 8th June) | €69.50-89.50


Daithí | Róisín Dubh, Galway (9pm, 8th June) | FREE

Official launch for ‘Chameleon Life’, his summer anthem that falls apart mid-way through – much like the Irish summer. Fitting really.

Immortal Technique | Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 8th June)/Black Box, Belfast (9pm, 9th June) | €22.90/£9

Hard raps and conspiracy theorising on Leeson St.

The Last Sound | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (8pm, 8th June) | €10

Barry Murphy launches his album, Rainbow Xplode.

Hardfloor, Brawther | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 8th June) | €17.65

Some trance-y techno for your Saturday night.

Matias Aguayo | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 8th June) | €7-12

The Cologne man is the latest to grace Hidden Agenda with his presence.

Vintage Trouble | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 9th June) | €14.50

The soul band also support the Who the night before.