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Dada Christmas
Have yourself a very Dada Christmas, you naughty little music junkie! After you've gone ham on, well, ham with the fam, head on over to your fave Delray Beach hangout and party it up with Sweet Bronco as the dream-pop psych-rock quartet plays a "special covers set of '60s garage psych, '70s art rock, and '80s indie." Merry Christmas!

With Sweet Bronco covering Television, Talking Heads, Guided by Voices, the Zombies, and more. Friday, December 25, 10 p.m. Dada Restaurant & Lounge, 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach; 561-330-3232;

Dirty Santa Christmas Party
"He sees you when you're sleeping and knows when you're awake; he knows if you've been bad or good," but after St. Nick has fulfilled his Christmas Day duties, he ditches his red suit for party pants. Then he heads over to the local North Pole watering hole, buys rounds of eggnog for all his elves, and turns up with Mrs. Claus till the wee hours of the night. That, friends, is the story of Dirty Santa.

Friday, December 25, 9 p.m. Shade Post, 16 NW First St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-874-4160; Admission costs $10. Ages 18 and up.

Reggae in the Room: Christmas After Party
It's the day after Christmas. Now that the shopping is done and the family gatherings are over, "Be [Officially] Free" from the holiday madness with Spred the Dub, Fireside Prophets, and the riddim selectahs at Bamboo Room's Christmas After Party. Yeah mon!

With Spred the Dub, Fireside Prophets, and Marijah & the Reggae All Stars. Saturday, December 26, 6:30 p.m. Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth; 561-585-2583; Admission costs $5 plus fees via

Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band
For those who suffer from the annual post-Christmas blues syndrome, you can sing 'em away with Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band — featuring Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band — at Funky Biscuit. Joined by Berry Oakley Jr., Vaylor Trucks, Bruce Katz, Damon Fowler, and the Ben Sparaco Band, you'll soon realize maybe the blues aren't so bad after all.

With Berry Oakley Jr., Vaylor Trucks, Bruce Katz, Damon Fowler, and the Ben Sparaco Band. Saturday, December 26, 8 p.m. The Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 561-395-2929; Admission costs $25 plus fees via Ages 21 and up.
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