Tonight: The ACBs vs. Punch Brothers vs. Jill Andrews

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Who says December is sparse for shows? Not St. Louis -- not tonight!

ACBs/The Breaks/The Noise FM/The Blind Eyes/Russell Bliss @ Cicero's It's a Midwest pop rumble at Cicero's, when KC power-pop experts the ACBs and Chicago, er, noisemakers the Noise FM join locals the Blind Eyes, the Breaks and Russell Bliss. 7:30 p.m. $7

You can stream the ACBs' new album here:

The Punch Brothers @ Old Rock House The new band of former Nickel Creek vocalist Chris Thile, the bluegrass- and string-tinged Punch Brothers released the Jon Brion-produced Antifogmatic earlier this year. 8 p.m. $22

A cover of the Strokes' "Reptilia":

Jill Andrews/Cassie Morgan/Jailbox @ Off Broadway Jill Andrews "isn't exactly nomadic, but she drifts between places: the coffeehouse and the still house, the foothills and the boulevards, the honky tonk and the confessional," says the RFT's Roy Kasten. Cassie Morgan and Jailbox are also performing. 9 p.m. $12 over 21, $15 under

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