*20TH CENTURY THEATER - Livingston Taylor with Rebecca Loebe. 8 p.m. Folk. $30-$35.
*BOGART'S - Big Hairy X-Mas with Steel Panther. 8 p.m. Rock. $26.
CAFFÈ VIVACE - Blue Wisp Big Band. 8 p.m. Big Band Jazz. $10.
*MOTR PUB - Madqueen with Feral Friends and War on TV. 10 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.
REVEL OTR URBAN WINERY - "The High Note". 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Free.
RICK'S TAVERN - House Party. 9:30 p.m. Pop/Rock/Dance. $5.
*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - The Farmer & Adele Country Western Christmas Party with Mike Oberst. 8 p.m. Country/Western Swing/Americana. $12, $15 day of show.
STANLEY’S PUB - El Ritmo del Mañana. 9 p.m. Latin Jazz. $7.
VINKOLET WINERY AND RESTAURANT - Bluegrass Wednesdays with Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. 6:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.
ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Philip Paul Trio. 7:30 p.m. Jazz. Free.
CAFFÈ VIVACE - On a Limb. 7:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.
COMMON ROOTS - Open Mic. 8 p.m. Various. Free.
DELHI PUB - Rockne’s Open Mic. 8 p.m. Various. Free.
LUDLOW GARAGE - Rockapella. 8:30 p.m. A Capella/Holiday/Pop. $15-$35.
*MOTR PUB - Still Witches with J. Dorsey Band. 10 p.m. Rock/Blues. Free.
*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Daisychain and Fickle Hellcat. 8:30 p.m. Blues/Garage Rock. Free.
NORTHSIDE TAVERN - The Insiders. 9 p.m. Tommy Petty tribute. Free.
THE PIKE BAR AND GRILL - Ricky Nye. 6 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.
SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Jordan Pollard with Dan Drees. 8 p.m. Jazz. Cover.
*STANLEY’S PUB - Velvet Underground Tribute with Nelson Slater and Friends. 9 p.m. Rock. Cover.
URBAN ARTIFACT - Audio Indemnity. 9 p.m. Alt/Indie Rock. Free.
*BOGART'S - Radio Romance, Derek Alan Band, Kevin McCoy Band, Raleigh Keegan and Tyler Moore Band. 7:30 p.m. Country. $15.
BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - Steve Schmidt Trio. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.
CAFFÈ VIVACE - Arnold Culbreath Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.
JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - My Sister Sarah. 9:30 p.m. Pop/Rock. Cover.
JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Danny Frazier. 9 p.m. Country. Free.
KNOTTY PINE - Prizoner. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.
*LUDLOW GARAGE - The Skivvies. 8:30 p.m. Undie Pop/Holiday. $15-$35.
*THE MAD FROG - ill.Gates. 8 p.m. Bass. $15.
*MADISON LIVE - Aqueous with LITZ. 9 p.m. Groove Rock. $15, $18 day of show.
*MOTR PUB - Bailen. 10 p.m. Indie/Folk/Pop. Free.
NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Sexy Time Live Band Karaoke. 8 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.
PLAIN FOLK CAFE - BackTracks. 7:30 p.m. Rock/Pop/Various. Free.
RADISSON CINCINNATI RIVERFRONT - Basic Truth. 8 p.m. R&B/Soul/Funk. Free (in the Fifth Lounge).
RICK'S TAVERN - DV8. 10 p.m. Rock. $5.
*SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Miles Davis Tribute with the Eric Wurzelbacher Quartet. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.
*STANLEY’S PUB - Julian Davis & the Situation and Stringus Khan. 9 p.m. Bluegrass. $10.
*THOMPSON HOUSE - September Mourning. 7 p.m. Rock/Various. $15.
*URBAN ARTIFACT - Reggae Night with Fyakey and Jamwave. 9 p.m. Reggae.
THE VENUE CINCINNATI - The Classic Rock Experience. 7:30 p.m. Classic Rock. $10.
WESTSIDE VENUE - First Friday Open Mic with Pete Denuzio and Flat Top Dave. 6:30 p.m. Various.
WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Jet Pack Academy. 8 p.m. Rock/Disco/Country. Free.
12 MILE CREEK WINERY - Encore Duo. 5:30 p.m. Acoustic Classic Rock. Free.
ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Cincinnati Dancing Pigs. 8 p.m. Americana/Jug band. Free.
BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - Mandy Gaines and The Steve Schmidt Trio. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.
CAFFÈ VIVACE - Camille Saba Smith Smooth Quartet. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.
CAMP SPRINGS TAVERN - Randy Steffen. 8:30 p.m. Roots
JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - Gee Your Band Smells Terrific. 9:30 p.m. ’70s Pop/Rock/Dance. Cover.
JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Bourbon Road. 9 p.m. Country. Free.
KNOTTY PINE - Prizoner. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.
*LUDLOW GARAGE - Pink Talking Fish. 8:30 p.m. Pink Floyd/Talking Heads/Phish tribute. $20.
MACADU'S - Ambush. 9 p.m. Rock. Free.
*MADISON THEATER - Dopapod with Paris Monster. 9 p.m. Rock/Jam/Various. $20, $24 day of show.
*MOTR PUB - Spoken Nerd and Juan Cosby. 10 p.m. Hip Hop. Free.
*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - The Grove and See You In The Funnies. 9 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.
RICK'S TAVERN - Second Wind. 10 p.m. Rock and Soul. $5.
*RIVERFRONT LIVE - Chaos Ritual, Temper, Dark Soul, Bag of Bones and Saint Christopher. 8 p.m. Rock. $10.
SCHWARTZ’S POINT - George Simon Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.
SORG OPERA HOUSE - Blue Wisp Big Band. 8 p.m. Big Band/Jazz. $20, $25 day of show.
SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - J.H. Sitton. 9:30 p.m. Americana duo. Free.
*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - The Yugos with Joesph and Kid ESP. 8 p.m. Indie Rock. $7.
*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Band of Friends. 9 p.m. Rory Gallagher tribute. $22, $25 day of show.
STANLEY’S PUB - Bucket. 10 p.m. Americana/Rock. $5.
THOMPSON HOUSE - Castle No Kings. 7 p.m. Post Hardcore. $10.
TOP CATS - "Double Vision" Tour featuring Champagne Drip, Luzcid and more. 10 p.m. EDM. $10.
WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Furious George. 8 p.m. Rock/Blues. Free.
THE COMET - Comet Bluegrass Allstars. 7:30 p.m. Bluesgrass. Free.
KNOTTY PINE - Randy Peak. 10 p.m. Acoustic/Various. Free.
LATITUDES BAR & BISTRO - BlueBirds. 8 p.m. Rock/R&B. Free.
MOTR PUB - Aprina Johnson. 8 p.m. R&B/Soul/Pop/Various. Free.
RIVERFRONT LIVE - Through Fire. 6:30 p.m. Hard Rock. $9.65.
SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Paul Gibby and Sasha Strunjas. 6 p.m. Jazz guitar.
STANLEY’S PUB - Open Jam. 9 p.m. Various. Free.
WESTSIDE VENUE - Open Rock and Blues Jam. 7 p.m. Rock/Blues. Free.
WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - John Ford. 5 p.m. Blues. Free.
MCCAULY'S PUB - Open Jam with Sonny Moorman. 7 p.m. Blues/Various. Free.
*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Hillbilly Casino and Strawboss Hillbilly Holiday Extravaganza. 7 p.m. Roots. $8, $10 day of show.
STANLEY’S PUB - Jazz Jam with The Stanleyband. 9 p.m. Jazz/Improv. Free.
BLIND LEMON - Nick Tuttle. 8:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.
BREWRIVER CREOLE KITCHEN - The Twirlers. 7 p.m. R&B/Classic Pop/Standards. Free.
CAFFÈ VIVACE - Lynne Scott, Lee Stolar and Lou Lausche. 7:30 p.m. Jazz
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL - Music Live@Lunch with Darren Goodman. 12:10 p.m. Holiday favorites. Free.
MEMORIAL HALL - Jim Brickman. 8 p.m. Christmas Jazz/Pop. $45-$65.
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