As the weeks draw closer to the holidays, we’re seeing less and less shows listed — which really sucks, because one can only take so much Christmas music…and we’ve already heard enough of it to drive us insane. Yeah, yeah, bah humbug. That said, it’s quite possible we’ll be checking out Twisted Sister’s ‘A Twisted Christmas’ tomorrow. The vision of Dee Snider in full makeup and crazy hair, possibly wearing a Santa suit and singing ‘White Christmas’ is just too much to pass up.
Best bets for the week are all hometown kids, including Andre Ethier (of the now defunct Deadly Snakes), who will be performing his new solo work at Tranzac on Thursday, and The Meligrove Band at the Mod Club on Saturday, playing with the lovable Bicycles. We’re all about supporting the local talent, and the above acts are well-deserved of the attention.
Any other shows you know of that can spice up our list this week? Let us know in the comments.
Jan. 20 – Matt Mays w/ Museum Pieces @ Mod Club
Feb. 4 – Incubus @ Kool Haus, $42.50
Mon. Dec. 4
The Who w/ The Pretenders @ ACC, $127 – 202
Juke Kartel w/ Toby Rand @ Mod Club, $17.50
Tues. Dec. 5
Danko Jones w/ Illuminati @ Mod Club, $17.50
Twisted Sister @ Danforth Music Hall, $29.50
EPMD, Redman, Raekwon & more @ Kool Haus, $45.75
Wed. Dec. 6
Dashboard Confessional @ Arrow Hall, $36
Thurs. Dec. 7
El Ves X-Mas Extravaganza w/ The Brown Hornets @ The Horseshoe, $16.50
Andre Ethier & more @ Tranzac, $10
Fri. Dec. 8
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Sat. Dec. 9
Protest The Hero w/ I Hate Sally @ Phoenix, $17.50
Meligrove Band w/ The Bicycles @ Mod Club, $10
Magneta Lane @ The Horseshoe, $10
The Toasters @ Lee’s Palace, $12
Sun. Dec. 10
Rancid @ Kool Haus, $23
Ohbijou w/ Henri Faberge & The Adorables @ Whipper Snapper Gallery
Andre Ethier photo: Carrie Musgrave