You can start tonight with some good local choices like Colin Lake and Wellbottom at Duff's (9:30); the Garcia Birthday Band at the White Eagle (9:30, free); or Lauren Sheehan at the Muddy Rudder (8:00, free). One other show that I hadn't heard much about, but could prove to be very rewarding is Brit singer/songwriter William Topley at the Mission Theater. He's doing only two exclusive acoustic-only shows in the states - one here and one in Denver (8 PM, $25).
Friday's choices include this month's taping of LiveWire! Radio at the Aladdin (8 PM, $15); KMRIA and Circled By Hounds at Dante's (9 PM, $15); or The Wonderball holiday show with Storm Large and The Balls and special guests at the Wonder Ballroom (8 PM, $20). Think I'll be wandering over to Dante's for some holiday cheer, Pogues-style, but you can't go wrong with either of these. If you want to start your evening a bit earlier, Mary Flower will be playing two nights (Friday and Saturday) at the Edgefield (7 PM, free).
Saturday's choices include a second show of The Wonderball (same as above); the Insomniacs at Duff's (9:30, $8), Devin Phillips Band at the Goodfoot Lounge (9 PM); or the Memphis Nymphs at the Laurelthirst (9:30, $5). For some music for the turning of the season, Strawberry Rune (Lauren Sheehan & Elizabeth Nicholson) will be doing their solstice show at the Muddy Rudder (8 PM).
Happy Holidays! Might post more next week . . . we'll see . . . .