ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - The Tillers. 8 p.m. Folk/Americana. Free.
BLIND LEMON - Tom Roll. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.
BOGART'S - Grunge Tribute with Bronson Arroyo Band, Lift The Medium, Hollow and Rootbound. 6 p.m. Grunge. $13.
CAFFÈ VIVACE - Blue Wisp Big Band. 8 p.m. Big Band Jazz. $10.
FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - River City. 7 p.m. Pop/Dance/Various. Free.
HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Brad Myers Quartet with Meghann Watkins. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.
JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Excalibur. 9 p.m. Rock. Free.
KNOTTY PINE - 90 Proof Twang. 10 p.m. Country. Cover.
LUDLOW GARAGE - The Flex Crew. 8:30 p.m. Reggae. Cover.
*MADISON LIVE - Discogiving with Dizgo, Peridoni and Eyeris Wide. 9 p.m. Rock/Electronic/Jam/Various. $10, $15 day of show.
MANSION HILL TAVERN - Johnny Fink & the Intrusion. 8 p.m. Blues/Rock. Cover.
*MEMORIAL HALL - Abbey Road: a 50th Anniversary Beatles Celebration with The Newbees and Friends. 8 p.m. Beatles tribute. $35-$45.
*MOTR PUB - Ernie Johnson From Detroit. 9 p.m. Funk/AfroBeat/Various. Free.
MVP BAR & GRILLE - Prizoner. 9:30 p.m. Hard Rock. $5.
*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - The Dukes are Dead with Still Witches. 9 p.m. Rock. Free.
*PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Hickory Robot. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass/Americana. Free.
*THE REDMOOR - Ariel, Jay Cam, DJ Cue, DJ Fresh, Animal Crackers, E Will, DJ Mista Rare Groove and more. 8 p.m. R&B/Soul/Hip Hop/Dance/Various. Cover.
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.
SOUTHERN LANES - Saving Stimpy. 9 p.m. Rock. Free.
*THE SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL - Get Stuffed on Local Music featuring Calumet, The Tammy WhyNots, Lost Coast, The Ophelias, Saint Bernard, Veronica Grim, The Poor Hours, The Dummy Ups, Cold Stereo, Isabelle Helle & The Hell's Bells and Randy Steffen. 7 p.m. Rock/Roots/Various. $10, $12 day of show.
*STANLEY’S PUB - Funksgiving Eve with Strange Mechanics and Project 504. 9 p.m. Funk/Jam/Various. Cover.
*THOMPSON HOUSE - Hekler. 9 p.m. EDM/Bass. $20.
VINKOLET WINERY AND RESTAURANT - Bluegrass Wednesdays with Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. 6:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.
*WESTSIDE VENUE - Chasing Autumn, Hyoscene and Mask of the Charlatan. 8 p.m. AltRock.
WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Thom Stephenson Trio. 7:30 p.m. Rock/Blues. Free.
*WOODWARD THEATER - Dawg Yawp. 8 p.m. Indie/Alt/Folk/World/Pop. $12, $14 day of show.
*ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - The Cincy Brass. 8 p.m. Brass/Funk/Dance/Pop/Various. Free.
BLIND LEMON - Jamonn Zeiler. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.
BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - Steve Schmidt Trio. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.
CAFFÈ VIVACE - John Zappa Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.
CAMP SPRINGS TAVERN - Jordan Smart. 8:30 p.m. Americana.
THE COMET - Phoul Phill andt Gull. 10 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.
HERITAGE BANK CENTER - Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve & Other Stories. 4 p.m.; 8 p.m. Holiday Prog. $49.50-$79.50.
*HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Ricky Nye Inc. with Bekah Williams. 9 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.
JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - Airwave Band. 9:30 p.m. Pop/R&B/Dance/Various. Cover.
KNOTTY PINE - Under the Sun. 10 p.m. AltRock. Cover.
*LUDLOW GARAGE - Joslyn & The Sweet Compression. 8:30 p.m. R&B. $10.
THE MAD FROG - Conrank. 9 p.m. Dubstep/Various. Cover.
*MOTR PUB - New Third Worlds with AM Nice and Disaster Class. 10 p.m. Rock. Free.
NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Ace of Wands, Adam Flaig and Brianna Kelly. 8 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.
*OTR LIVE - Port Of Miami 2 Tour with Rick Ross and Jim Jones. 10 p.m. Hip Hop. $60-$125.
PARKERS BLUE ASH TAVERN - Encore Duo. 6 p.m. Acoustic Classic Rock. Free.
*PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Part-Time Gentlemen. 7:30 p.m. Americana. Free.
THE REDMOOR - Soul Pocket. 8 p.m. R&B/Dance/Pop/Various. $10.
RICK'S TAVERN - HiFi Honey. 9:30 p.m. Pop/Rock/Country. $5.
RIVERFRONT LIVE - Static-X wtih Mushroomhead, Dope and more. 7:30 p.m. Rock. $25.
SCHWARTZ’S POINT - The Emily Grace Jordan Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.
*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Frontier Folk Nebraska (album release show) with The New Old-Fashioned and Alex Salcido. 7:30 p.m. Rock. $10, $15 day of show.
*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Funksgiving with Freekbass & The Bump Assembly with Drop the Sun. 9 p.m. Funk. $12, $15 day of show.
STANLEY’S PUB - The Funk Factory with Dustin Smith and the Daydreamers. 10 p.m. Funk/Jam. Cover.
THOMPSON HOUSE - Blacktop Mojo. 7:15 p.m. Rock. $15.
*URBAN ARTIFACT - Glostik Willy with Go Go Buffalo and IN2ITIV3. 9 p.m. Rock/Hip Hop/Jam/Various.
WASHINGTON PLATFORM - EWI Quartet with Lectliter & Simon. 9 p.m. Jazz. $10 (food/drink minimum).
WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Pandora Project. 8 p.m. Rock. Free.
*WOODWARD THEATER - Pomegranates. 9 p.m. Indie Rock. $14, $16 day of show.
*ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Jess Lamb and the Factory. 8 p.m. Alt/Pop/Rock/Soul/Various. Free.
BOGART'S - Elton John Vs. Billy Joel. 9 p.m. Pop/Rock tribute. $10.
BREWRIVER CREOLE KITCHEN - Ricky Nye. 11 a.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.
BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - Mandy Gaines and The Steve Schmidt Trio. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.
CAFFÈ VIVACE - Mambo Combo. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.
*CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING - Matt Venuti. 7 p.m. Ambient Americana/World Music. $15, $20 day of show.
*THE COMET - Siren Suit, Sistern and Sharp Toys. 10 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.
HERITAGE BANK CENTER - Michael W Smith & Amy Grant Christmas Tour. 7 p.m. Christmas/Pop. $32.50-$125.
HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Jim Anderson Quartet. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.
JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - 3 Piece Revival. 9:30 p.m. Pop/Rock/Dance. Cover.
JEN'S BAR AND GRILL - The Pandora Project. 9:30 p.m. Rock.
JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - GenX. 9 p.m. Rock/Country/Various. Free.
KNOTTY PINE - Lt. Dan's New Legs. 10 p.m. Pop/Hip Hop/Dance/Various. Cover.
LUDLOW GARAGE - Anna Stine with Night Owl. 8:30 p.m. Singer/Songwriter. $15-$25.
MANSION HILL TAVERN - VooDoo Spiders. 8 p.m. Blues. Cover.
*MEMORIAL HALL - Sierra Hull. 8 p.m. Americana. $28-$40.
*MOTR PUB - Joseph Nevels. 10 p.m. Pop/R&B. Free.
*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Culture Queer (album release show) with Wussy, Joesph, Slow Glows, Lemon Sky and Mohenjo Daro. 9 p.m. Indie Rock/Pop. Free.
PLAIN FOLK CAFE - The Midwestern Swing. 7:30 p.m. Western Swing. Free.
RIVERFRONT LIVE - Merkules. 8 p.m. Hip Hop. $17-$70.
SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Ron Enyard Quartet. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.
SILVERTON CAFÉ - Night Owls. 8:30 p.m. Blues/Soul/Rock. Free.
SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Ducain. 9:30 p.m. Rock/Roots/Blues. Free.
*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band with Col. JD Wilkes. 9 p.m. Blues/Americana. $20, $25 day of show.
STANLEY’S PUB - The Stolen Faces. 10 p.m. Grateful Dead tribute. Cover.
*URBAN ARTIFACT - Baoku and AC the Entity. 9 p.m. World/Hip Hop.
WASHINGTON PLATFORM - Jim Connerley Trio. 9 p.m. Jazz. $10 (food/drink minimum).
WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Everything’s Jake. 7:30 p.m. Rock/Blues/Folk. Free.
*ARONOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS - It Was 50 Years Ago Today: A Tribute to The Beatles' White Album with Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross and Micky Dolenz. 7 p.m. Beatles tribute. $39-$119.
*BOGART'S - Waterparks. 7 p.m. Rock. $25.
THE COMET - Comet Bluegrass Allstars. 7:30 p.m. Bluesgrass. Free.
*DEAD LOW BREWING - Vince Herman, Hickory Robot and Highly Likely. 6 p.m. Bluegrass/Roots. Free
KNOTTY PINE - Randy Peak. 10 p.m. Acoustic/Various. Free.
LATITUDES BAR & BISTRO - BlueBirds. 8 p.m. Rock/R&B. Free.
LUDLOW GARAGE - Poco. 8:30 p.m. Rock. $30-$65.
MOTR PUB - Ricky Nye and Chris Douglas. 8 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.
NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Annex with Sour Ground and Crime of Passing. 9 p.m. Post Punk. Free.
*REVEL OTR URBAN WINERY - Anna Applegate, Shane Cooley and LaTayna Foster. 6 p.m. Singer/Songwriter/Various.
SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Paul Patterson Ensemble. 6 p.m. Jazz. Cover.
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 - Slick Willie and the Kentucky Jellies. 5 p.m. Rockabilly. Free.
*BOGART'S - Silversun Pickups with Michigander and Upsahl. 8 p.m. Alternative Rock.
MCCAULY'S PUB - Open Jam with Sonny Moorman. 7 p.m. Blues/Various. Free.
NORTHSIDE TAVERN - The Qtet. 9:30 p.m. Funk/Jazz/Rock/Fusion. Free.
STANLEY’S PUB - Jazz Jam with The Stanleyband. 9 p.m. Jazz/Improv. Free.
BLIND LEMON - Nick Tuttle. 8:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.
*BOGART'S - Louis the Child. 8 p.m. Electronic/Pop/Dance/Various. $33.50.
BREWRIVER CREOLE KITCHEN - The Twirlers. 7 p.m. R&B/Classic Pop/Standards. Free.
*CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL - Music [email protected] with Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams. 12:10 p.m. Blues/Jazz. Free.
*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Insignificant Other. 9 p.m. Indie Pop. Free.
*STANLEY’S PUB - Trashgrass Troubadours with Moriah Haven. 9 p.m. Bluegrass/Americana. $5.
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