Tuesday: Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee at ACL Live. When you write a big ol’ silly Christmas song, as Keen did for his 1994 album “Gringo Honeymoon,” you better be prepared to play it every December for eternity. Keen went so far as to build a whole annual show around it. This year’s soiree, well-timed with Keen’s new “Live Dinner Reunion” album that includes a new version of the song, features an opening set of swing-jazz from Hot Club of Cowtown. 8 p.m. $29-$49. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.
Thursday: Quiet Company, Gina Chavez, Jackie Venson at Palmer Events Center. There’s 12 days of Christmas, but there’s only 11 days of the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, and this one is number 9. It’s one of the best lineups of the bunch, in terms of both quality and diversity: Indie-rockers Quiet Company will turn up the heat in the 7 p.m. slot, after Gina Chavez and her eclectic band spice up the afternoon starting at 3 p.m. Kicking the day off bright and early at 11 a.m. is rising blues guitar star Jackie Venson, who’ll likely play the song she did for our Austin360 holiday video series (watch it and others at austin360.com/holidays). Admission each day is $8, good from 10 a..m. to 10 p.m. 900 Barton Springs Road. armadillobazaar.com. — P.B.
MondayJai Malano, Kathryn Legendre at White Horse Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club Mystery Monday with guest Mark Hallman at El Mercado Backstage 80H Project, Chris Duarte Group, John Branch at One-2-One Bar Hunter Sharpe, Sidechick, AP Mode, Bronco Simmons at Sidewinder Eggmen, Alpha Rev, Los Coast at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar at Palmer Events Center
Tuesday-ThursdayA Swingin’ Christmas with Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso & Klea Blackhurst at Long Center Rollins Studio Theatre
TuesdayMarcia Ball, Warren Hood, Emily Gimble at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar at Palmer Events Center Uncle Lucius, Toni Price at Continental Club James McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery Graham Weber & the Buffalo Squeeze at Stay Gold Matt the Electrician at Saxon Pub Keep Austin Live Toy Drive Holiday Bash with Sertified, Stat 1 at Mohawk indoor
WednesdayRuthie Foster, Uncle Lucius, Rocketboys at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar at Palmer Events Center Chris Gage third annual Christmas Extravaganza, Wrenfro at Strange Brew Mike Stinson at Broken Spoke LeRoi Brothers, Bill Carter, Tommy Shannon Blues Band at Antone’s Floyd Domino & Redd Volkaert at Evangeline Cafe Warren Hood at ABGB
ThursdayStrangetowne, Harvest Thieves at Mohawk indoor Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, Rey Arteaga at Continental Gallery Dale Watson & His Lone Stars at Highball 3 Penny Opera, Jaimee Harris, Daniel Whittington, John Inmon at One-2-One Bar Brother Nothing, Chubby Knuckle Choir at Hole in the Wall Will Taylor’s Dance Night with Redd Volkaert and Chris McQueen at El Mercado Backstage ]]