by / October 7th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 7th-13th October

Rudimental | Academy, Dublin (7pm, 7th October) | €22.90

The dubstep chart-toppers come Home. Oh, wait, no, the opposite.

Passenger | Waterfront, Belfast (7:30pm, 7th October)/Vicar St, Dublin (7pm, 9th October) | £17.50/€20

‘Let Her Go’ singer continues on his brief Irish tour.

Everything Everything | Academy, Dublin (7:30pm, 8th October)/Limelight, Belfast (8pm, 9th October) | €22.50/£17

After Whelan’s and Forbidden Fruit earlier in the year, EE have earned themselves a promotion to the middle leagues.

Glasvegas | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 9th October)/Limelight, Belfast (7pm, 9th October) | €16.35/€16

These Mary Chain lovers appear to be going in the opposite direction though.

Lil Wayne | O2, Dublin (8pm, 9th October) | €45-47.95

Fingers crossed, he’s laid off the purple drank and is healthy enough to turn up this time.

King Kong Company | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 9th October) | €6.30

No big apes, just humans with guitars and the funk.

Children of Bodom | Vicar St, Dublin (6pm, 10th October) | €30.50

Finnish metal veterans.

Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 10th-11th October)/Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 12th October) ? €16.50/€16.50/€18.35

They’ve made a career out of their didactic take on ‘Losing My Edge’, and by golly is it continuing.

MMOTHS | Róisín Dubh, Galway (9pm, 10th October) | €16.35

Jack Colleran expands his live set-up further, brass included.

The Answer | Limelight 2, Belfast (7pm, 11th October)/Whelan’s, Dublin (7:30pm, 12th October) | £16/€18

Downpatrick blues rock survivors briefly survey the nation.

The Would Be’s | Academy 2, Dublin (7pm, 11th October) | €10

90s indie stalwarts launch their new album, Beautiful Mess.

Cry Before Dawn | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 11th October) | €25

Another comeback in the works as this Wexford four-piece hit Temple Bar.

Joy Orbison | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10pm, 11th October) | €17.65

Post-dubstep maven returns to the Twisted Pepper’s dark confines.

Kíla | Cyprus Avenue, Cork (10pm, 11th October) | €17.35

Trad kingpins light up the rebel county.

Laura Mvula | Olympia, Dublin (7:30pm, 12th October) | €25.40-29.90

Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter brings Sing to the Moon to Dublin. Belfast date cancelled.

WIFE | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 12th October) | €12

Altar of Plagues’ James Kelly commits to his electronic side project.

Boomtown Rats | Vicar St, Dublin (8:30pm, 12th-13th October) | €39/€39

Geldof goes back to the old day job.

Move D | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 12th October) | €13.95

David Moufang offers up a slice of ambient techno to the Saturday night punters.

Ben Pearce | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 12th October) | €10

The Mancunian DJ and producer heads up this week’s Hidden Agenda.

Caroline Moreau | Cyrpus Avenue, Cork (8pm, 13th October) | €17.35

French chanteuse ends the gigging week in an elegant fashion.