by / August 5th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 5th-11th August

Hatebreed | Whelan’s, Dublin (7:30pm, 6th August) | €23

Hardcore/metal veterans actually only breed rainbow-strewn unicorns that shit candyfloss and can tell you the meaning of life.

Txütxükan | Pavilion, Cork (9:30pm, 7th August)/Monroe’s, Galway (10pm, 9th August)/Glassworks, Derry (10th August)/Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 11th August | €10/€10/£10/ €10

Thank God for copy and paste. Any guesses?

Alabama 3 | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (8:30pm, 8th August)/Róisín Dubh, Galway (8pm, 11th August) | €22.90/€18-20

A3 do a couple of unplugged sets after their recent Button Factory date.

Raglans | Mc Hugh’s, Belfast (9pm, 8th August)/The Slate, Cork (11th August) | £11.25/unknown

The ‘Natives’ group continue Irish leg of their current tour.

Tower Records 20th anniversary gig | Tower Records, Wicklow St, Dublin (9th August) | FREE

The Hot Sprockets will be among those celebrating the occasion instore.

Dylan Fest | Academy, Dublin (8pm, 9th August) | €25

Nick and Albert of the Strokes, Paul Noonan of Bell X1 and a whole host of Irish and British acts come together to pay tribute to one of the greats.

Julie Feeney | National Concert Hall, Dublin (8pm, 9th August) | €13.50-35

Star of RTÉ’s The Hit.


In the Willows | Whelan’s (upstairs, Dublin (8pm, 9th August) €5

The Band of Toad Hall.

The Vincent(s) | Pine Lodge, Myrtleville, Co.  Cork (9:30pm, 9th August) | €10

A very remote gig in support of the Valley of the Sun EP. Self-described as “Death Pop, Bleak Drag, Kitchen Beat, Howtopleaseyourhusband-core “, so yeah.

Trevino, Homework | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 9th August) | €8-10

MUD is home to some 2-step/d&b from the UK and Holland this week.

Glimmermen | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 10th August) | €10-15

Album launch for the Dublin indie band, with guests the Lie-Ins and Delayed.

Glimmermen ‘This Town’ from Glimmermen on Vimeo.

Spiritualized | National Concert Hall, Dublin (8pm, 10th August) | €45-50

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space is given the NCH treatment. First Spiritualized Irish date since Other Voices 2011, I think.

Jape | De Barra’s, Clonakilty, Co. Cork (10pm, 10th August) | €10

An official, tentative live return for Richie Egan and company.

Move D | Stiff Kitten, Belfast (10pm, 10th August) | £9

German DJ aims to get you MOVEing … D.

Dominik Eulberg, Ron Morelli | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 10th August) | €10-14

Pogo this week is split with the L.I.E.S. Records chief in the basement and Herr Eulberg taking on main stage.

Daniel Bortz | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 10th August | €8-10

The Draga producer makes his Dublin debut.

Lamb of God | Olympia, Dublin (7pm, 11th August) | €30.50

Now I want lamb. Must not compile Showtime on an empty stomach.

Cloud Nothings | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 11th August) |  €14

Dylan Baldi surprised many with Attack on Memory and is reaping the rewards now.


Kilkenny Arts Festival | various venues, Kilkenny (9th-18th August)

Neil Hannon, David Kitt and a new music night that features Biggles Flys Again are just some of the main musical attractions of the KK festival’s first few days.