State.ie and Alternative Ulster Magazine have come together to showcase bands on both side of the border and help them promote their music by staging live club events. Both scenes are producing vibrant and essential music and this collaboration between both magazines is about bringing both of those scenes together.
The first of the State Vs AU nights takes place at the Purty Loft, Dun Laoghaire on April 24th with Alphastates, And So I Watch You From Afar and Villagers all taking to the stage with State and AU DJ's rounding off the nights action. The night shall kick off at 8.00pm and shall run until 2.30am and the door tax is a baragin breaking €10.
The following club night on May 1st also in the Purty Loft sees Escape Act, The Rags, and John Shelly and The Creatures filling the bill on the night.
Club AU in Belfast's Lavery's Attic has been successfully running since August last year and their next club night on May 23rd sees the animated Super Extra Bonus Party headline alongside a number of other high quality acts TBC.
So if it's new music your after it seems this is the answer.