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; sub-culture.org/dada.
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; shadepost.com. 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; bambooroommusic.com. Admission costs $5 plus fees via etix.com.
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; funkybiscuit.com. Admission costs $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 21 and up.
Ryan Alexander of Civilian
Though Ryan Alexander and Corey James Bost left South Florida to pursue successful music careers, the boys are back in town for the holidays. In celebration of their homecoming, Alexander and Bost will join musical forces for the night, "playing some old [songs] and some new ones" at Stache. Whatever you do, don't miss it.
With Corey James Bost. Saturday, December 26, 8 p.m. Stache 1920's Drinking Den, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; stacheftl.com.
Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite
After jamming out with Ryan Alexander and Corey James Bost, burn all those post-Christmas Day calories with Lady Miss Kier. As a world-renowned fashion icon and the voice behind the once uber-popular pop-dance crew Deee-Lite, Lady Kier will bring the groove straight out of your heart and onto the dance floor.
DJ set with DJs Roland and Hans. Presented by Stache House Saturdays. Saturday, December 26, 10 p.m. Stache 1920's Drinking Den, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; stacheftl.com.
Star Wars Themed Art Show
In the spirit of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and the best Star Wars movie thus far, Jump the Shark is hosting a Star Wars-themed art show. Expect to see Picasso-like renderings of Chewbacca, R2-D2, and Vader as Brady Newbill, Scarecrow Jenkins, and the Tatooinies provide the intergalactic soundtrack of the night. May the force be with you.
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With music by Brady Newbill, Scarecrow Jenkins, and the Tatooinies. Saturday, December 26, 6 p.m. Jump the Shark, 810 NE 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; facebook.com/jumpthesharkevents.
You'll have to drive all the way to Churchill's in Little Haiti this week to see Bill Orcutt, a "formative musician who opened the floodgates for noise and experimental music today" and who, as pointed out by New Times, "brought his avant-garde din to [South Florida] in the late ’80s and early ’90s as part of his pioneering noise-rock band Harry Pussy." This will definitely be one show you don't want to miss. Just be sure to bring earplugs.
On the Main Stage with Chris Corsano, Silvia Kastel, Kenny Millions, Steve Bristol, Forlatt, City Medicine, and Decasyntax. Sunday, December 27, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com.