It's a busy one this weekend - lots to choose from, as bands get their live duties out of the way before everyone's too broke to pay for gigs after Christmas. Have a good one.

Fight Like Apes w/ Grand Pocket Orchestra - The Academy (€14.50)
Japanese Popstars w/ Hystero - The Button Factory (€15)
Phantom First Friday Presents: Director w/ A Lazarus Soul - Tripod (€15)
Grandmaster Flash - Tripod (11.30pm)
My Brother Woody w/ Funzo - Upstairs @ Whelan's
Baby Dee w/ Alex Nielsen - Whelan's (€18.45)
Billy Bragg - Cyprus Avenue, Cork (€25)
Cathy Davey - Lantern Bar, Navan (€22)

Trivium - Ambassador Theatre (€31)
Chequerboard - The Joy Gallery (€7)
Gemma Hayes- Tripod (€27.50)
Ben Kweller - Whelan's (€16.50)
Simple Minds w/ Deacon Blue - Odyssey Arena, Belfast
The Pogues - King's Hall, Belfast
Aslan w/ Prenup - Dolan's, Limerick (€21)
Cathy Davey - The Stables, Mullingar

The Holy Roman Army - Anseo (€5)
Fred - The Button Factory (€16)
Autamata - The Village
Liam Finn w/ One Day International - Whelan's (€16.50)
Cathy Davey - Empire Music Hall, Belfast
Director - The Spirit Store, Dundalk