Wednesday music picks: Carson McHone, Bill Kirchen
Christmas Eve Songwriter Bash at Saxon Pub. This second annual event stems from singer-songwriter Carson McHone’s bright idea last year to turn a proposed band gig into a songwriter smorgasboard. More than 20 local acts will play two songs each, including McHone, Leo Rondeau, George Reiff, Emilie Clepper and Josh Buckley. Free. 8 p.m. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub.com.
Also: The final day of the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar at Palmer Events Center is a good one, with Bill Kirchen at 8 p.m., Jitterbug Vipers at 3:30 p.m. and Albert & Gage at noon. … Not much else is stirring on the night before Christmas, but if you’re not all snug in your bed, you can catch jazz acts Black Red Black and Progger at One-2-One Bar, Jon Blondell’s Jolly Jazzers at the Elephant Room and Fuzzy Mulz with Brady Hughes at Strange Brew.