Happy Winter Solstice!
I would like to list the Solstice Circus at the Plough & Stars tonight, but the last one was $12.
7pm to Midnight
"The Workmen's Circle's Annual Radical Hanukkah Dance Party"
at All Asia Bar, 334 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)
$5 to $10 -- sliding scale
Feat: DJ Ross of Love, DJ Treefingers, Boston Sass Attack, Hanukkah Hootenany Band, more
I assume the 3rd night of Chanukah is celebrated with DJ's, cheerleading, live bluegrass/klezmer, a "human menorah"(?), and lots of dancing.
TallBoy Industries Holiday Party
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+
Feat: Big Digits, The WonderMics, Immigrants
You can dance on the other side of the river with a funky, hip-hop holiday party.
Why is it a holiday party? Because it's the holiday season, and someone will have a Santa hat on... (TallBoy Industries sounds like a company I'd like to work...)
The Okay Win (Midnight), Orca Orca (11pm), Roman Numeral Three (10pm), The Sound of Growing Up (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 18+
I'd be willing to bet this is the last gig of the year for most bands. I know it is for folkish indie-rockers The Okay Win who also played their first gig of the year at TT's. It's a solid lineup of what I'd call folk-rock-indie-pop from top to bottom.
There'll be a lot of good tunes wafting through the air all the way bak to the pool tables.
The Scrooges, Black Thai, Cult 45, Stil de Grain
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+
A bunch of rockers from various hard 'n heavy bands don their dirty Santa suits and rip through songs by Iggy Pop & The Stooges. Can you feel holiday spirit?
What seemed like a lark when it began a few years ago has turned into a loud yuletide tradition that had the Scrooges bouncing around various venues for a couple weeks.