by / January 21st, 2013 /

Showtime! State’s gigs of the week

Stealing Sheep gigs at the Róisín Dubh, Academy and McHugh’s Basement Bar have all been cancelled. The Owensie gig at The Twisted Pepper on 24th January has been postponed; a new date is yet to be set.

Paloma Faith – Vicar St, Dublin (8:30pm, 21st January) – €28

Ms Faith makes her way down the yellow brick road, ahem, M1 to liven up your Monday night.

Funeral For A Friend – The Limelight 2, Belfast (8pm, 23rd January) / Nerve Centre, Derry (8pm, 24th January) / Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 25th January) – €14.50/€14.50/€22.90

Y’know, the veteran Welsh emo-metallers without the stench of Jimmy Savile on them.

Hamell on Trial – The Workman’s Club (8pm, 24th January) – €19

The creative mind behind much-loved classics such as ‘I’m Gonna Watch You Sleep’ and ‘Go Fuck Yourself, Choochtown’. Fun for all the family.

The Jim Jones Revue – Whelan’s (8pm, 24th January) – €15

Rollicking garage-rock makes a return to Whelan’s. They could have definitely picked a name that didn’t make them sound like mediocre accountants though.

Eats Everything – The Twisted Pepper (10:30pm, 24th January) – €11.95

You’ve been warned, restaurants of Dublin. House, jungle, techno and everything in between.

The Joy Formidable – The Limelight 2, Belfast (7pm, 25th January) / The Academy, Dublin (7:30pm, 26th January) – €14/€15

Indie trio tackle Ireland in support of sophomore effort, Wolf’s Law.

Aslan – The Palace, Navan, Co. Meath (9pm, 25th January) – €14.35

“Something, something, something, something … CRAAAAAAZYYY WOOORRRLD!” Yeah, them.

Showtek – Mandella Hall, Antrim (9pm, 25th January) – €17

Get your fill of Eurotrash techno for the year while also avoiding David Guetta.

Dusky – The Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 25th January) – €11.95

London two-step/garage stylings making their way across the Irish Sea.

Alex Kenji – The Green Room at The Academy, Dublin (11pm, 25th January) – €17.35

Staying in is cheaper.

Daughter (pcitured) – The Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 26th January) – SOLD OUT

The next great 4AD band? Get down to the Button Factory and find out.

Orange Goblin – The Workman’s Club (7:30pm, 26th January) / The Limelight 2, Belfast (8pm, 27th January) – €20/€18

They play loud rock music, grow facial hair twelve months a year and look to be sponsored by Jagermeister. Perfect for the Workman’s, then.

Oneman – The Stiff Kitten, Belfast (10pm, 26th January) – €9

The snow prevented him from getting to Dublin last week, maybe Belfast will fare a bit better.

Nicholas – The Twisted Pepper (10:30pm, 26th January) – €13.95

So good they named him once and left it at that. This makes it exceedingly difficult to Google, however.

Japanese Popstars – Cyprus Avenue, Cork (10:30pm, 26th January) – €15.85

They’re not even big in Japan, nor are they Japanese. Frauds.

Cory Chisel – The Workman’s Club (8pm, 27th January) – €13

Sounds more like a Hollister model than a would-be acoustic troubadour, but whatever.

Matthew E. White – Whelan’s (8pm, 27th January) – €12.50

Downbeat gospel pop all the way from Richmond, Virginia. Not to be missed.