Friday: Flavorsound Holiday Revue at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Prefer your festive revelry with an indie punk or garage rock vibe? Along with sets from underground faves like Shivery Shakes and Big Bill, this party promises milk and cookies, a kazoo carol-along and possibly a visit from a presumably boozy version of the man in red. Donations of new adult socks and underwear for the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless will be collected. $5. 8 p.m. doors. 900 Red River St. cheerupcharlies.com. — D.S.S.


Saturday: Haiti Relief Concert at Barracuda. Continental Drift, a 10-piece instrumental ensemble that blends elements of jazz and Latin sounds into sprawling Afrobeat jams, launches a new social good concert series with a hurricane relief benefit for Haiti. Psychedelic cumbia outfit Money Chicha headlines, with high-energy salsa/cumbia/reggae outfit El Tule and Nigerian artist Kalu James’ Electric Joint also performing. Ghislaine Mahone, a.k.a. Qi Dada from Riders Against the Storm, will lead a Haitian dance troupe and give a presentation about Haiti, and Thai Fresh will serve food on site. Proceeds benefit Intervol, a nonprofit organization that delivers medical supplies and helps coordinate volunteer efforts in disaster areas. $10-$25. 6:30 p.m. 611 E. Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Qi Dada of Riders Against the Storm. Robert Hein/For American-Statesman

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Saturday: Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis Holiday Shindig at the Paramount. It’s the 19th year for the Austin country couple’s popular show that features familiar carols, favorites from both of their repertoires and home movies with the family. This year’s special guest is Grammy-winning singer Lee Ann Womack, returning from Nashville to her native state. 8 p.m. $30-$48. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.


Christmas at Antone’s. Bayou blues rocker Marcia Ball kicks off a festive night at Antone’s with a holiday show at 7 p.m. Later in the evening, a blockbuster lineup of Antone’s regulars take over for the club’s Christmas bash.  Texas guitar great Barbara Lynn headlines a roster that includes Benny Turner, Eve Monsees, Denny Freeman and more. Marcia Ball: $20-$22; Christmas bash: $15-$20. 305 E. 5th St. antonesnightclub.com — D.S.S.

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Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul


Peligrosa nine-year anniversary at Empire

Niykee Heaton at Emo’s

Turnpike Troubadours, American Aquarium at ACL Live (sold out)

Shinyribs, Jai Malano, Suzanna Choffel at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar at Palmer Events Center

Good Enough for Good Times, Graveltooth at Antone’s

Sons of Santos at Parish

Latin at Heart at El Mercado Backstage

Quin Galavis, Knife in the Water, Meet Your Death at Sahara Lounge

Uranium Savages Xmas Bizarre at ABGB

Billy Harvey, Sam Ehrnstein at Strange Brew

Nakia, Ulrich Ellison, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

James Hand, Rosie & the Ramblers at White Horse

Cornell Hurd Band at Driskill Bar


Zykos reunion show, Bond Twins, Fire Walk With Me at Mohawk outdoor

KOOP Radio’s 22nd birthday party with Joe King Carrasco, Omar & the Howlers and Pressure at Spider House Cafe & Ballroom

Flosstradamus, Slushii, Towkio, Gent & Jawns at Emo’s

John Fulbright, Eliza Gilkyson, Terri Hendrix at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar at Palmer Events Center

Wood & Wire at Strange Brew

Thierry LeCoz 13th annual all-star Christmas show at Evangeline Cafe

Band of Babies at Townsend

Ephraim Owens Quintet at Elephant Room

Annabelle Chairlegs, Half Ways, Uh Huhs, Party Girl at Hotel Vegas

AJ Vallejo’s Perfect Nation Purple Xmas at One-2-One Bar

Da Costa, Tyler Jordan & the Negative Space at Radio Coffee & Beer

(Patty Griffin at ACL Live show has been rescheduled for April 8, 2017)


Lourdes Perez & Friends Navidad at One World Theatre

Beto & the Fairlanes, Peterson Brothers, Carolyn Wonderland at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar at Palmer Events Center

Wagoneers all-ages holiday show at Continental Club

Jackie Venson, Miss Lavelle White at Antone’s

Mitch Watkins Trio at Elephant Room

Ray Bonneville at Strange Brew

Resentments, John Gaar, Denim at Saxon Pub

Soul of a Musician Series Christmas show with Matt Wilson Band at Iron Cactus North