by / December 9th, 2013 /

Showtime: State’s gigs of the week, 10th-15th December

David Gray | An Glór Theatre, Ennis, Co. Clare (10th December)/Seapoint Ballroom, Galway (11th December) | SOLD OUT

White Ladder man continues this tour of Ireland’s intimate venues post-Other Voices.

Josh Ritter | Vicar St, Dublin (8pm, 10th December) | €50/€30

Final date on this mammoth Irish tour of his.

Hudson Taylor | Mandela Hall, Belfast (7:30pm, 10th December)/Pavilion, Cork (9pm, 11th December)/Academy, Dublin (7:30pm, 12th December)/Róisín Dubh, Galway (8pm, 13th December)| £11.25/€14.35/€15/€16.35

The pop-folk brothers go on a year-ending journey.

Tunes for the Typhoon | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 10th December) | €10

Fundraising gig to support victims of typhoon in the Philippines.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, The Lost Brothers, Luka Bloom, Inni-K | Unitarian Chuch, Dublin (8:30pm, 10th December) | €15

Final push for Inni-K’s FundIt campaign.

Emily Wells | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 11th December) | €12

Alt country-pop songstress

J Cole | Vicar St, Dublin (8:30pm, 11th December) | €35.50-140

American rapper who never quite broke through this side of the Atlantic.

Kele | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 11th December) | €12

Bloc Party man does some DJing.

Black Sabbath | Odyssey, Belfast (6:30pm, 12th December) | £55-500

Metal legends try performing again.

Villagers | Limelight, Belfast (7:30pm, 12th December)/Guildhall, Derry (8:30pm, 13th December)/Seapoint Ballroom, Galway (8pm, 14th December) | £18.50/£18.50/€26.90

Conor O’Brien returns to Ireland after a long, successful year.

Haim | Academy, Dublin (7:30pm, 13th December) | €17.50

Days Are Gone sisters go on a victory lap.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble | Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 13th, 14th and 15th December) | €20.40

Three-date residency from a troupe who do what it says on the tin.

Little Green Cars | Dolan’s, Limerick (8pm, 13th December)/Pavilion, Cork (8pm, 14th December) | €12/€12

Indie-folk upstarts head to Munster.

Fred | De Barra’s Clonakilty, Co. Cork (9pm, 13th December) |

Cork lads near the end.

Le Galaxie | Olympia, Dublin (11:30pm, 13th December) | €19.90

Nialler9’s 8th birthday comes with the electro-pop festival favourites.

Bell X1 | Mandela Hall, Belfast (7:30pm, 14th December) | €22.50

Kildare’s favourite sons/soft rockers.

Cat Dowling | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 14th December) | €10

Former Alphastates singer.

Wooden Shjips | Grand Social (8pm, 14th December) | €15

Spacey psychadelic veterans.

Nanu Nanu | Monroe’s, Galway (10pm, 14th December) | €5

More alien pop and hip-hop.

Deltron 3030 | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 15th December) | €23

Alt rap group.

Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler | Limelight 2, Belfat (8pm, 15th December) | £18

The odd couple have another go of it.

Peaches (DJ set) | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 15th December) | €22.90

Getting festive with the ‘Fuck the Pain Away’ star.