THIS weekend sees a clatter of good shows to tempt you away from your hearth and avoid the wall-to-wall election coverage.
We do hope that actually do vote (if you don't somebody else vote counts more) but once you've exercised your democratic rights you'll need a wee rest, so head up to the Eglantine to see Scimitar, The Crawling, and Shrouded - it's free event, but steady on before you get too ripped up.
That's because on Friday night we get to find out who is the winner of Norn Iron's Metal2TheMasses...after tortuous heats and semi-finals six bands are set to slug it out for the coveted slot at Bloodstock in August at Belfast's Voodoo.
Mr Bloodstock, Simon Hall, will preside over the performances of Cursed Sun, Drakonis, Sinocence, So Long Until the Séance (SLUTS), Scimitar and The Crawling.
All for the measly sum of £5 (and there's other 'stuff' on the night to keep you entertained, as always).
Saturday sees Lo Mejor play the Diamond and the Screaming Eagles (unplugged) in O'Reilly's.
And, down at The Distortion Project's Saturday evening show sees The Irontown Diehards pre-album release show, with support from Cross Eyed Mary and On Parole.
Here's a wee taste of the Diehards...