by / December 23rd, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 23rd-29th December

Belfast

Monday

Robyn G Shiels | 8pm, Black Box | £7 | Belfast man pulls out all the stops.

Sunday

And So I Watch You from Afar, Axis Of | 8pm, Limelight | £14 | The globetrotting post-rockers come home.

Cavan

Friday, Saturday and Suday

The Strypes | 7:30pm, Cavan Town Hall | €17.15 | Young blues rockers.

Cork

St Stephen’s Day

Toby Kaar, Girl Band, Bantum | 6pm, Pavilion | €5-8 | A good, varied line-up for the Pav’s Stephan’s Day celebration

Friday

Fred | 7pm, Pavilion | €18 | Beloved Cork troupe wind down.

Cat Dowling | 10pm, Coughlan’s | FREE | Former Alphastates woman is a Believer.

Saturday

Fight Like Apes | 9pm, Cyprus Avenue | €10 | MayKay and the lads take their new stuff on the road.

Fred | 9pm, Pavilion | SOLD OUT | Beloved Cork troupe wind down.

Sunday

Donal Dineen, WIFE (DJ set) | 8pm, Pavilion | FREE | The renaissance man and the former Altar of Plagues member turned produced.

The Vincent(s), Private Underground Residence, the Shaker Hymn, the Careers | 8pm, Pavilion | FREE | Some of Cork’s best acts unite for the night.

Dublin

Monday

The Waterboys | 8pm, Convention Centre | €44.05 | Celebrating 25 years of Fisherman’s Blues.

Little Green Cars | 8pm, Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire | €20 | This sold out long ago.

Jerry Fish | 8pm, Whelan’s | €16.50 | The year’s final Electric Sideshow.

St Stephen’s Day

The Minutes, Funeral Suits | 8pm, Button Factory | €12 | Antics’ Stephan’s Day party.

Friday

Skream | 10:30pm, Twisted Pepper | €13-15 | Dubstep forefather.

Saturday

Turn | 7:30pm, Button Factory | €13.50 | Cult band celebrate ten years since their album, Forward.

Dahi Jim | 8pm, Upstairs at Whelan’s | €10 | Album launch for the young Dublin man.

Mark Geary, Ana Gog | 8pm, Grand Social | €15 | The singer-songwriter airs some new material.

Something Happens | 8pm, Whelan’s | €22 | Reformed 80s/90s group.

Steffi, Prosumer | 10pm, Twisted Pepper | €13-15 | A night of German DJs.

Detroit Swindle | 11pm, Button Factory | €12 | Penultimate Hidden Agenda of the year boasts the Dutch duo.

Sunday

Hothouse Flowers | 8pm, Whelan’s | €20 | Big in the 80s.

Galway

St Stephen’s Day

Dott | 8pm, Róisín Dubh | FREE | Swoon-y, harmonious indie.

Saturday

Julie Feeney | 8pm, the Forge, Moycullen | €20 | Quirky songstress out west.

Mick Flannery | 8pm, Róisín Dubh | €22.50 | Choice-nominated Corkonian brings his gigging year to an end.

Kerry

Mick Flannery | 10pm, INEC, Killarney | €25.60 | Choice-nominated Corkonian brings his gigging year to an end.

Limerick

Friday

Ham Sandwich | 9pm, Dolan’s | €10 | Meath indie troupe plot their return.

Saturday

Rubberbandits | 9pm, Dolan’s | €12 | The comedy duo’s annual Christmas bash.

Sunday

Mick Flannery | 9pm, Dolan’s | €22 | Choice-nominated Corkonian brings his gigging year to an end.