OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Shinyribs, Jackie Venson, Gina Chavez at Palmer Events Center. It’s about the same age as the “Austin City Limits” TV show, though there’s no official record on whether it’s the longest-running bazaar in the history of armadillos. What’s certain, though, is that these 12 days of Christmas, from Dec. 13 to 24, allow Austinites a chance to catch many of the city’s best local musicians, along with access to dozens of booths with potential gift items for sale. Night two of the bazaar features the top-drawing act of the whole run, Shinyribs, at 7 p.m., with additional sets from Jackie Venson at 3 p.m. and Gina Chavez at noon. Daily tickets are $10. 900 Barton Springs Road. armadillobazaar.com. — P.B.

Friday: Chuck Prophet & Stephanie Finch at Cactus Cafe. We’ve grown accustomed to San Francisco rocker Prophet’s incendiary shows with his band the Mission Express at the Continental Club, but here’s an intriguing change of pace: He and keyboardist Stephanie Finch, his wife, will pare things down for an acoustic duo show at one of Austin’s best listening rooms. $20-$24. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.

Friday: Holiday Groove at Empire. What’s that, Bad Santa? Buttoned up choral carols aren’t your speed? Well, you’re in luck. Austin Groove Project presents a bluesy, soulful, hip-hop holiday experience. The killer bill includes hip-hop heavies Magna Carda, young blues standouts the Peterson Brothers and Jackie Venson, and rising R&B star Alesia Lani. Sibling hip-hop trio the Bishops, Vapor Caves, the electro-groove project featuring Yadira Brown and Boombaptist and rhythm kingpin D Madness also play the two-stage bash. $15. 8 p.m 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.

Friday: Glorietta, Texas Gentlemen at Scoot Inn. The star power in Glorietta, a mostly Austin indie supergroup of sorts, is attention-getting: Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit, Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child, Adrian Quesada of Black Pumas et al., David Ramirez, Jason Robert Blum and Seattle ringer Noah Gundersen. This summer they put out a self-titled album on local label Nine Mile; not surprisingly, their respective other commitments have made live shows uncommon, but December brings an opportunity for the home-for-the-holidays bash. Dallas indie-roots jammers the Texas Gentlement open. $22. 8 p.m. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Home for the Holidays with Carolyn Wonderland, Marcia Ball, Shelley King at Antone’s. It feels good to be home. Well, sometimes. The newest (and swankiest) version of the storied Austin club is a fine place to make merry memories with loved ones or quell your quarreling with cantankerous Aunt Sally. With powerful pipes and blues/R&B bona fides, this mighty trio of artists will make your favorite Christmas songs soar. 7 p.m. $20. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Bubble Puppy, Jeff Clark & Friends at El Mercado Backstage. A member of prominent 1970s Austin rock band Too Smooth, Clark recently was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He says this show will be his last; many of his fellow musician friends will join him, including Van Wilks, Jimmie Randall, John Staehely and Annie Rost, plus veteran Austin psych-rockers Bubble Puppy in the headlining slot. $15. 8 p.m. 1302 S. First St. elmercadorestaurant.com. — P.B.

Thursday: Austin City Limits Radio Starry Night with Shakey Graves at ACL Live. The station formerly known as KGSR always has a big holiday concert, and this year is no exception, with hometown hero Shakey Graves headlining. Nashville alt-rock band Moon Taxi opens. $36.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.

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Friday

Khruangbin, Will Van Horn at Emo’s

Reckless Kelly, Johnny Chops & the Razors at Antone’s

Andrew Nolte, Damn Torpedoes, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Rosie Flores Revue at C-Boy’s

Benefit for Texas Rights Project with Jenny Hoyston & Cow, Clyde, Patrice Pike, Butch County, Adrian Conner at One-2-One Bar

Bluegrass Revival at Zilker Park Trail of Lights

Jake Penrod, Roger Wallace, Lucas Hudgins at White Horse

Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band, The Infinites, & Barbarian at Hotel Vegas

Elias Haslanger Quartet, Sharon Bourbonnais at Elephant Room

Dale Watson, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Lost Counts, Robert Kraft Trio at Continental Gallery

Scrapelli at Radio Coffee & Beer

Saturday-Sunday

Jason Mraz at Bass Concert Hall

Saturday

Brian Wilson presents The Christmas Album Live with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin at ACL Live

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis Holiday Show with John Fullbright at Paramount Theatre

Tom Morello at Emo’s

Sweet Spirit, TC Superstar, Ex Romantika at Barracuda

Joe Ely at Cactus Cafe

Good Enough for Good Times, Honey Island Swamp Band at Antone’s

Micky & the Motorcars, Nakia & the Blues Grifters, Folk Uke at Saxon Pub

Armadillo Bazaar with Ed Jurdi & Gordy Quist, John Fullbright, Eliza Gilkyson at Palmer Events Center

Fear, CH3, Kinetic Dischord at Mohawk outdoor

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Kevin Galloway & Lew Card at C-Boy’s

Bonnie Bishop at 3Ten

Calliope Musicals Holiday Toy Drive with Shy Beast, Coattails at Hotel Vegas

Tomar & the FCs at Zilker Park Trail of Lights

Go Fever, Duncan Fellows, Lola Tried, Cat Jaguar at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Lincoln Durham at Stubb’s indoor

Ephraim Owens Quintet at Elephant Room

Sarah Sharp at Threadgill’s North

Mayeux & Broussard at Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden

Sunday

Mix 94.7 Merry Mix Show with Backstreet Boys, Michael Franti, Marc Roberge, Nina Nesbitt at HEB Center

Lauren Daigle at ACL Live

Beto & the Fairlanes Merry Texmas at One World Theatre

Armadillo Bazaar with Eggmen, Peterson Brothers, Tomar & the FCs at Palmer Events Center

Beat Root Revival, Resentments, John Gaar, Gurf Morlix & Amilia K. Spicer at Saxon Pub

Mitch Watkins Trio at Elephant Room

Jackie Venson at Antone’s

Hilary York, Dale Watson at C-Boy’s

Rosie Flores at ABGB

Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar

Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light at Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden

Big Wy’s Brass Band at Zilker Park Trail of Lights

Music of Grateful Dead for Kids at Mohawk indoor

Monday

Armadillo Bazaar with Shane Smith & the Saints, Warren Hood, Beat Root Revival at Palmer Events Center

Mark Rebillet, Wiskers at Empire

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert & Bill Kirchen, Chip Dolan at El Mercado Backstage

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot

Jean Wranglers, Kathryn Legendre, Texas Tycoons at White Horse

Michael Mordecai’s Jazz Jam at Elephant Room

Derrick Davis Trio at Geraldine’s

Gary Newcomb at Sam’s Town Point

Tuesday

Steve Earle & the Dukes at Paramount Theatre

Armadillo Bazaar with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Wood & Wire, Emily Gimble at Palmer Events Center

Sue Foley Trio, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Xetas, Big Bill, Honey & Salt, more at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Lindsay Beaver, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club

Durawa at El Mercado Backstage

Dave Biller Combo at Sam’s Town Point

Wednesday

Armadillo Bazaar with Gary P. Nunn, Watters, Suzanna Choffel at Palmer Events Center

James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

Waylon Payne, Jimmy Davis, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Eve Monsees & Friends, Bill Carter at Antone’s

Betty Soo at Geraldine’s

Chris Gage & Friends Christmas Show at El Mercado Backstage

Warren Hood at ABGB

Cody Sparks at Scoot Inn

Brannen & Red Show, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery

Snizz & Friends, Matt Hubbard Trio, Cheatin’ Hearts at C-Boy’s

La Mona Loca, Seela at One-2-One Bar

Thursday

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Erwin Center

Armadillo Bazaar with Nakia & the Blues Grifters, Jeff Plankenhorn, Harvest Thieves at Palmer Events Center

Ephraim Owens Quartet at Zilker Park Trail of Lights

Peter More, Jonathan Terrell at Mohawk indoor

Dirty River Boys, Tender Things at Antone’s

Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Croy & the Boys, Governors, Golden Roses at White Horse

Peterson Brothers at Geraldine’s

Derrick Davis Band, Patrice Pike, Austones at Saxon Pub

Golden Lights single release, Heavenly States at Barracuda

Watters, Honey Made, Reverent Few at Stubb’s indoor

Haydn Vitera, Emily Shirley at One-2-One Bar

Datura at Scoot Inn