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.