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.
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.