It's Christmas party season, which means that it's much harder to get a taxi home than usual - but don't let that stop you getting out to see some of these gigs this weekend. It'll be the last weekend of relative normality for a few, so enjoy it while you can..

Kings of Leon - The O2 (€55.30)
Lee 'Scratch' Perry - The Village (€28)
The Stunning - Tripod (€35)
Saville - Upstairs @ Whelan's (€12)
Sultans of Ping - The Pavilion, Cork (€25)
Fred - Roisin Dubh, Galway (€10)
The Guggenheim Grotto - The Crane Bar, Galway
Jack L - Dolan's, Limerick

Gogol Bordello - Ambassador Theatre (€30)
Prison Love - Crawdaddy
Delays w/ CODES - The Village (€20)
Sultans of Ping w/ The Pale - The Academy (€22.50)
Kings of Leon - Odyssey Arena, Belfast (£28)
Fred - The Pavilion, Cork (€19)
Cathy Davey - McHugh's, Drogheda (€23)
The Flaws - Spirit Store, Dundalk

You're Only Massive w/ R.S.A.G. and Land Lovers - Andrew's Lane Theatre (€12)
Paolo Nutini - The Academy (2pm and 7pm)
Damien Dempsey - The Button Factory (€14.45)
Kíla - Vicar Street (€30)
Cathy Davey - Cyprus Avenue, Cork (€23)
Mick Flannery - Spirit Store, Dundalk (€15)