by / December 2nd, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 2nd-8th December

Barenaked Ladies | Academy, Dublin (7:30pm, 2nd December) | €29.50

Alt-rock survivors, erstwhile Chris Hadfield collaborators.

London Grammar | Limelight, Belfast (8pm, 2nd December)/Academy, Dublin (8pm, 3rd December) | £11.50/€19.90

They’re gonna do their electro-pop slow jams, init bruv.

The View | Róisín Dubh, Galway (8pm, 2nd December)/Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 3rd December)/Academy, Dublin (7:30pm, 4th December)/Limelight 2, Belfast (9pm, 5th December) | €20.90/€18.35/€18.50/£17

Dundee’s best Libertines tribute act.

David Gray | An Ghrianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal (2nd December)/Bangor Abbey, Bangor, Co. Down (3rd December)/Cork Opera House, Cork (4th December)/St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny (7th December)/Nenagh Arts Centre, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary | Tickets only available to people who pre-registered

The White Ladder man tries out some new material all across the country.

Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch | O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 3rd December) | €44.05

What a novelty: a genuinely massive contemporary metal band.

Stornoway, SOAK | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 3rd December)/Black Box, Belfast (8pm, 4th December) | €16/£14

Sweet, melodic indie-folk.

TTNG | Voodoo, Belfast (8pm, 4th December) | £9

Sargent House signees fresh from touring with ASIWYFA.

Ocean Colour Scene | Olympia, Dublin (7pm, 4th December) | €33-35

Britpop also-rans return after Academy dates earlier in the year.

Jake Clemons | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 3rd December)/Set Theatre, Kilkenny (8pm, 4th December)/Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co. Louth (8pm, 5th December)/Cyprus Avenue, Cork (8pm, 6th December)/De Barra’s, Clonakilty, Co. Cork (8:30pm, 7th December) | €15/€15/€15/€13.50/€12

Nephew of Clarence, the late E Street Band saxophonist.

Nanu Nanu | Doyle’s, Dublin (9pm, 3rd December)/Whelan’s, Dublin (11:30pm, 5th December) | €6/FREE

A couple of Dublin dates for the alien pop pair.

Josh Ritter | Triskel Christchurch, Cork (8pm, 4th December)/Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (8pm, 5th December)/Birr Arts Centre, Birr, Co.Offaly (8pm, 6th December)/Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary (8pm, 7th December) | SOLD OUT/€27/€31/€25

Acoustic tour with support from Stephen Kellogg. Dublin dates next week.

Klangkarussell, TOKiMONSTA | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 4th December) | €8-10

After postponing last week, the Austrian dance duo arrive in time to force TOKiMONSTA down the bill.

Meltybrains?, Stop All the Clocks, the Yips | Grand Social, Dublin (8pm, 4th December) | €5-7

The latest New Native event with the unique ‘Light Snow’ troupe headlining.

Yo La Tengo | Vicar St, Dublin (7:30pm, 5th December) | €22.50-25.50

Two sets from the beloved indie veterans: one quiet, one loud.

Fred | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 5th December) | €15

Final Dublin gig before they disband.

The Mighty Stef | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 5th December) | €9.75

Stef and co. play the second of three Wexford St dates.

O Emperor | Dolan’s (upstairs), Limerick (8pm, 5th December) | €10

Vitreous boys play the penultimate date of their year-ending Irish tour.

New Model Army | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 6th December) | €26.50

English rockers going in a new direction.

The Magician | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 6th December) | €15

He’s not even magic, but that won’t stop him headlining Hidden Agenda.

Duke Special | Empire, Belfast (8pm, 6th December) | £15

Pete Wilson’s Victorian Christmas special.

Pins | Pavilion, Cork (9pm, 4th December)/Bourke’s, Limerick (8pm, 5th December)/Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 6th December)/Róisín Dubh, Galway (7th December) | €5/€9/€13/€8-10

Dark Mancunian indie group introduce themselves.

Floating Points vs Edan the Deejay | Sugar Club, Dublin (9pm, 6th December) | €17.35

Ninja Tune DJ in intimate surroundings.

Mick Flannery | Olympia, Dublin (7pm, 7th December) | €27

Red to Blue singer-songwriter.

Rocket from the Crypt | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 7th December) | €25

Reformed ska-punks.

Little Green Cars | Vicar St, Dublin (7:30pm, 7th and 8th December) | €18.50

Biggest Irish dates yet for the hometown folk-pop quintet.

Braids | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 7th December) | €12

Art-rock Canadians hit the quays.

Hozier | Pepper Canister Church, Dublin (8pm, 7th and 8th December) | €13.50

‘Take Me to Chuch’ singer gets his wish.

Foy Vance | Róisín Dubh, Galway (9pm, 6th December)/Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 7th December) | €10-12/€14.10

The NI Music Prize winner celebrates with a couple of small gigs.

Bell X1 | INEC, Killarney, Co. Kerry (8:30pm, 6th December)/Seapoint Leisure Centre, Galway (8pm, 7th December) |€35.45-37.70/ €32-34

Kildare three-piece’s Irish tour continues.

John Talabot | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 7th December) | €11

The Catalonian dance producer unveils his DJ-Kicks mix.

Oh Land | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 8th December) | €16

Experimental pop from Denmark via Brooklyn.

Roy Ayers | Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 8th Dublin) | €23.50

The latest funk/soul legend brought over by Choice Cuts.

Main image by Olga Kuzmenko