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Your plans for the weekend (which we're saying starts today, because why not?):
- Finish your Christmas/holiday shopping. We suggest you shop local, even if that means sacrificing your sanity and going to the mall.
- Celebrate the accomplishment with a night out. There is plenty happening, all you have to do is choose. We'll even help with another edition of BANDGEEEEEK! The pre-Christmas edition.
- Here's a show I am excited about. Its post-punk hardcore-noise rock with Indian Taker (from Modesto) and Rookie Town (from Washington state), plus locals Mane Horse and Cabin Fire. At CYC. 7 p.m. $4. All ages. (Flier link)
- Down in Visalia, Sound n Vision presents indie-rockers The Growlers, with the Cosmonauts and locals Strange Vine. At the Cellar Door. 9:30 p.m. $10. 21 and up. (Flier link)
- The Central Valley Blues Society hosts its annual Xmas Party. Featuring Ron Thompson and his Resistors, plus an after party blues jam with Deja Blues. At the Babylon. 6 p.m. Free. 21 and up. (Flier link)
- Religious Appeal brings us hardcore from New England. It's Raindance (formerly Outrage). W/ locals Gorilla Stomp and Reunion. At CYC. 7 p.m. $5. All ages. (No flier link)
- Fulton 55 has local musician Rudy Parris, he of The Voice fame. 8 p.m. $10 (No flier link)
- Congratulations to Kuppajoe, which celebrates its 15th year anniversary. W/Farooq, Phineas, The Vera Project, Your Hero is a Villain and Me the Mountain. 7 p.m. $6, $8 day of the show. All ages. (Flier link)
- It's Nate Butler's annual Mmmm Mmmmm Christmas at the Starline. There will be sing-alongs, tree decorating and more. 8:30 p.m. $3. 21 and over. (Flier link)
- It's an end of the world party at the Babylon. W/ local metal bands Death Alley Motor Cult, Republik, Grooveyard and Euphoria. 7:30 p.m. This is a free show. 21 and up. (Flier link)
- It's Friendfest 2012, featuring just about every band that's ever played Cafe Infoshop. Including: Murder Park, Restaurnaut, I Do Not Exist, Loverboy, Cabin Fire, Tyrannosaurus Zebra, Fatty Cakes, Double 27, The Babbling Crooks, The P.I.T.S., Iwanaga, Sci-Fi Caper, I Kill Cameron, and 2 Currents. 4:30 p.m. $2 donation. All ages. (Flier link)
- Full Circle Brewing Co. hosts alt. rockers Not Perfect Humans, plus The Long Black Veils and Alan Benton. 8:30 p.m. $5. 21 and up. (Flier link)
- Love the Captive presents one hell of a local indie-rock show. W/Rademacher (a homecoming show), plus Niilo Smeds, the Onery Ones and So Long Williamsburg. 8 p.m. $8, or $4 with a Toys of Tots donation. (Flier link)
- Punk rockers It'll Grow Back play a scatilogically themed holiday show, featuring a potty-mouthed tribute to the Misfits from the guys in the Giddy Ups. At Audie's Olympic. 9 p.m. $5. 21 and up. (Flier link)
- Diehardz Music presents the Nightmare Before Christmas (which we've seen before). This time, it's with Black Sabbath/Ozzy tribute band Sweet Leaf, featuring members of Skitzo and Testament. Don't Tell Her That opens. At the Babylon. 7:30 p.m. $5, $8 at the door. (Flier link).
- It's the Day After Tomorrow Party at Tokyo Garden. W/The Red Coats, American Sanchez and Down Word. 9 p.m. $6. 21 and up. (Flier link)
- It's the Crescent Concert, featuring Eva Scow, playing with the Eva Scow and Dusty Brough Ensemble. Plus the Musical Art Quintet. At Fulton 55. 7 p.m. $15, $20 at the door. (Flier link)
That's what we found, but what do we know? Feel free to add what you've found in the comments section or email me at email@example.com