Johnny Marr, HamsandwicH & Peter Hook confirmed for Leopardstown 2014

April 14th, 2014 by


Running for six years now, this summer’s Bulmers Live at Leopardstown line-up looks like the best one yet. Combining a number of international and Irish acts, the mix of horse racing and live music may still be an odd one but there are some gigs here that you probably won’t want to miss. The calendar […]

Gary Numan and others join Body & Soul bill

April 11th, 2014 by

Gary Numan, Button Factory, Dublin

Returning after his stunning Button Factory show last year (photographed above by Olga Kuzmenko), Gary Numan is one of the latest names to be revealed for June’s Body & Soul festival. Also added to the line-up are The Field, Of Montreal, Paddy Keenan & Steve Cooney, Ballet School and Slow Magic. Ticket Options Available: 5 […]

Fat White Family coming to the Workman’s

April 9th, 2014 by


Peckham six-piece Fat White Family will play the Workman’s Club on 6th May. The scuzzy psych-punk outfit will make their Dublin debut after releasing their debut Champagne Holocaust last year. Tickets are €13, on sale from Ticketmaster at 2pm.

Future Islands for Vicar St this November

April 9th, 2014 by


Uncle-dancing synthpoppers Future Islands will play Vicar St on 2nd November. The trio released their latest album Singles last month; it’ll be their first Irish date since their exuberant appearance on Letterman. Tickets are €20 and go on sale tomorrow (10th April) at 9am. You will be able to buy them here.

Win tickets to see Evian Christ this Saturday

April 8th, 2014 by


It’s a big week at the Button Factory with Giraffage playing for Movements there tomorrow (€5-8) and the Dublin Gospel Choir performing on Friday (€17), but there can be doubt as to the highlight. Tri Angle signee and Yeezus collaborator Evian Christ will perform at Hidden Agenda this Saturday, with Mssingo and Rosbeghere rounding out […]

Jack White the latest for Kilmainham this summer

April 8th, 2014 by

Jack White 8 state

Jack White will play his only Irish date of the year at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham on 26th June. The former White Stripes man will release, Lazaretto, the follow-up to 2012′s Blunderbus, on 6th June. It was also reported recently that White would record, press and release the song ‘Lazaretto’ as a single for Record […]

Le Galaxie host marriage equality night

April 7th, 2014 by


While same sex couples in other locations around the world are free to marry, the issue is for some reason still up for debate here in Ireland, with a referendum due next year. The good people at Marriage Equality have been keeping the issue on the agenda and now you can support them AND have […]

Sugar Club return for Sage Francis

April 7th, 2014 by


It’s not the biggest hip-hop news of the day, but we’re still pretty pleased to discover that Sage Francis is back in action after a four year lay-off. Newly decamped to his own Strange Famous label, there’s a new album Copper Gone in June and live dates to follow – including Dublin’s Sugar Club on […]

Kanye West and Pharrell Williams for Dublin

April 7th, 2014 by


So last week’s rumours were pretty much on the button, Kanye West is coming to Ireland this summer for a large outdoor show. What we perhaps didn’t expect was for Pharrell Williams to be joining him. The pair play Marley Park on July 2nd, with tickets priced €59.50 incl. booking fee on sale this Friday.

Paul Weller for Killmainham

April 3rd, 2014 by

Paul Weller

Fast looking like the key outdoor venue in Dublin this summer, Paul Weller is the latest name to be heading for the Royal Hospital Killmainham. 24th June is the date for your diaries, with Tom Odell coming along for the support ride. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am, priced €44.50 including booking fee.

Motown Legend Martha Reeves Coming to Dublin

April 1st, 2014 by

1960′s Motown legends Martha Reeves & The Vandellas have announced that they are playing Dublin’s Button Factory on May 8th. The soul icon, who’s hit ‘Dancing In The Street’ was turned into a short horror film staring Mick Jagger and David Bowie in the 1980′s, was originally released 50 years ago and as a testament […]

Nanu Nanu ‘Seahorse’ remixes / video

March 27th, 2014 by


The standout track from their Unit 1 album, Nanu Nanu have taken the logical step of releasing ‘Seahorse’ as their next single. As well as a stunning video, there’s also a bundle of remixes from the likes of Bantum and Daithí.

Video Premiere: Otherkin – ‘SLN’

March 27th, 2014 by


Today sees the release of As A High, the new EP from Dubliners Otherkin. To mark the occasion, the band play the Grand Social tonight – with support from Other Creatures, Womens Murder Club, Pockets and Segrasso. State is pleased as punch to bring you the premiere of the video for EP track ‘SLN’.

Kate Bush Returning to The Stage After 35 Years

March 21st, 2014 by

Kate Bush

We’re not suggesting you attempt to muster up a list of newsworthy events over the last 35 years, but chances are that Kate Bush’s return to live performance would be in the top 20 of most music lovers’. The elusive, enigmatic and exquisitely talented force behind ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘Hounds of Love’ is returning to […]