Goo Goo Dolls
Sugary-sweet '90s alt-rock stars get into the spirit of the season, headlining adult contemporary station MIX 105.1's Xmas bash.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at House of Blues, $55
WPRK's 64th Birthday Bash
Adventurous college radio mainstay is celebrating over six decades of diverse programming with a free show featuring the Dealers, Bubble Boys and Kaleigh Baker.
9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Will's Pub, donations accepted
Todd Love, 2muchD, Jai Biotic and Soul de Funk throw an Xmas bash Crosstown style, with the added promise of free cookies and ubiquitous drunk Santas.
10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Sandwich Bar, free
Exiled Iranian superstar crooner Ebi brings a beautiful and a prodigious creative muse – 50 years of singing, 20-plus albums – to the fore in a rare Florida performance.
9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Bob Carr Theater, $57-$270
Brown Bag Brass Band
Loose collective of local second-line/soul enthusiasts coalesce for one night for the Will's Xmas party. Will some holiday selections recast as boisterous rabble-rousers be out of the question?
8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Will's Pub, free
Oddball hip-hop DJ collective headlines a soundclash event also featuring Jonathan David of Evil Virgins playing solo and the disorienting, hazy hip-hop of TOLKYOxP.
10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at Spacebar, $3
The only game in town. Jazz-rock fusion vibes like an unholy union of Booker T. & the MGs and Return to Forever.
10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Tanqueray's, free