by / January 28th, 2013 /

Showtime! State’s gigs of the week

Dead School’s gig at Cyprus Avenue on Saturday has been cancelled. In other news, Donny and Marie Osmond have a concert this week, but you can find the details for that yourself, sadist.

Old Crow Medicine Show – Vicar St, Dublin (8pm, 30th January) / Mandela Hall, Belfast (7:30pm, 31st January) – €26/€19.50-€23

Not some kind of circus full of aging, anthropomorphic birds acting like doctors, but a Nashville country band ready to wow you with banjos and facial hair.

Aimee Mann – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin (7:30pm, 31st January) – €34

Still smarting over being replaced as Paul Thomas Anderson’s musician BFF by Jonny Greenwood, Mann made latest album Charmer, an ironically titled and emotionally raw attack on the Magnolia director featuring James Mercer. Only some of this is true.

Cisco – Upstairs at Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 31st January) – €11

Italian singer-songwriter; not to be confused with early-00s R&B footnote/thong enthusiast Sisquó.

Pat Byrne – Vicar St, Dublin (8:30pm, 31st January) – €22.90

Voice of Ireland winner in continuing music career shocker.

Gascan Ruckus – Speakeasy, Belfast (9pm, 31st January) – Free

Garage rockers working their way out of the garage, might be able to sneak a cheeky pint at the bar.

The Jigsaw Jam – Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 1st February) – €10

Pleasant indie-folk upstarts making their way to Wexford St.

Maria Minerva – Upstairs at Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 1st February) – €11

Meanwhile, upstairs, from Tallinn via London, Minerva (pictured) will be getting her former Soviet, disco-inflected electronic stomp on.

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