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Sunday music picks: Hip Hop Holiday Party & Toy Drive

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Hip Hop Holiday Party & Toy Drive at the Mohawk. Local hip-hop artists rock the mic to make Christmas merrier for underprivileged Austin kids. Rappers Keith Corona, Subkulture Patriots’ D.O.S., Beautiful Music and the Underground are on the bill, and DJ Richard Henry & the Brodie Boys will be spinning holiday jams between sets. Admission is free with a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Or cover is $5-$7. Doors at 9 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com.

Also: Blues guitar great Chris Duarte plays the roost with Carson Alexander opening. … Jazz pianist David Benoit brings his “Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown” to One World Theatre for shows at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. … Michigan roots-rockersFrontier Ruckus play the indoor stage at Stubb’s with Justin Kinkel-Schuster opening. … Top local singer-songwriterSam Baker continues a month of 6 p.m. shows at Strange Brew. … Matt the Electrician plays the “Soul of a Musician” series at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.