It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well, OK, not actually if you're looking for big-name tours. But that doesn't mean you have no choice but to hole up this weekend. Soul party-starters JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound play Off Broadway, Last to Show first to Go releases its EP at the Sheldon, Chicago indie rock up-and-comers Santah returns to St. Louis for a show at the Jefferson Warehouse with Bo & the Locomotive and punk-provocateurs the Queers play the Firebird. If you're looking for Holiday cheer, Celia's Yuletide Xpress and Beth Bombara with Karl Eggers are a couple of places to start. More where that came from:
FridayLast to Show First to Go Farmer John EP Release Sheldon Concert Hall With the Jump Starts and Treehouse 8 p.m. | $10 (includes CD)
Santah Jefferson Warehouse With Bo & the Locomotive and Middle Class Fashion 9 p.m. | $7
The Mhurs CD Release With O Giant Man, the Noise FM and Scarlet Tanager 8:30 p.m. | $8
J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound Off Broadway With Balliff 9 p.m. | $10
The Clean Up Grand Opening Aisle 1 Gallery With DJ Mahf, 18andCounting, DJ Bace Monk, So Many Dynamos (DJ Set), US English, Black Spade and Scripts N Screwz, art, Iconoclash, the SLAP Artist Pop-Up Shop and more. 7 p.m. | $5 suggested donation
The Otto Modest The Heavy Anchor With Pelvic Girdles, the Lame Boyz and Volcanoes 9 p.m. | $5
Celia's Yuletide Xpress Secular Holiday Family Sing-A-Long Off Broadway 3 p.m. | $8 in advance, $10 day of
James Leg (John Meyers of Black Diamond Heavies) With Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost and the Airliners 8 p.m. | $8
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