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Wednesday music picks: The Xmas Men at Guero’s Oak Garden

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

The Xmas Men at Guero’s Oak Garden. Rich Brotherton, Tom Van Schaik, Bill Whitbeck and Marty Muse spend most of their time playing behind Texas songwriting great Robert Earl Keen, but this year they went into the studio on their own to record an instrumental disc of holiday music. They’ll play some of those songs at Sun Radio’s weekly Texas Radio Live show, which also features a set by roots-rock singer songwriter William Clark Green. Free. 6 to 8 p.m. 1412 S. Congress Ave. sunradio.com. — P.B.

Also: British singer Alex Clare brings the tour for his sophomore album “Three Hearts” to Emo’s with opener Taylor Berrett. … Southeastern roots-rockers the Legendary Shack Shakers storm into Red 7 with rising locals Whiskey Shivers opening. … Colorado electronica duo EOTO plays the Parish with DVS and Vibe Street. … Local singer-songwriter Christy Hays celebrates the release of her new EP “O Montana” at Cactus Cafe. … Jimmy Smith and Claude Bernard bring their post-Gourds outfit the Hard Pans to ABGB.