Mother Falcon at North Door. The adventurous pop/orchestral mass-collective of ambitious young Austin players just keeps getting further out there with its themed holiday shows. Two years ago they did Radiohead’s “OK Computer” in full, before upping the ante last year with a reimagined “Rite of Spring” via local composer Peter Stopschinski. This time, they unveil “The StarNation Suite,” a musical score they’ve written for an upcoming documentary about the sci-fi video game StarCraft and the professional gaming phenomenon. $20-$25. 9 p.m. 502 Brushy St. ndvenue.com.
Also: It’s been a big year for local rising star Shakey Graves, who plays a sold-out show at Scoot Inn with David Ramirez opening. … The Manhattan Transfer brings its trademark pop-jazz vocal stylings to One World Theatre. … Canadian punk band Propagandhi has been around since the mid-1980s, and few bands since then have come up with better names. They’re on the Mohawk’s outdoor stage with the notably lesser-named acts War on Women and Rivivr. … Former Sons of Fathers co-leader Paul Cauthen plays indoors at Stubb’s with Danny Maloneopening. … Houston alt-country band LL Cooper celebrates the release of its new disc “Dust Devil” with a 6 p.m. show at One-2-One Bar, which also features Austin roots-rockers Bill Carter & the Blame at 7:30 p.m. … Catch quality local acts at two major South Austin music hubs with Li’l Cap’n Travis, Ramsay Midwood and Redd Volkaert at the Continental Club, and Malford Milligan, W.C. Clark and Miss Lavelle White at the Saxon Pub. … Other top local players in action include Dale Watson at the Broken Spoke, Warren Hood at ABGB and Eve Monsees at Guero’s.