The magical thing about Christmas falling on a Monday is that you can choose to rage all weekend beforehand and still have an entire day left over to decompress or rewind to do it all over again before the new year. Assuming that you’ve finished all that pesky holiday shopping (you remembered to order Dad’s new life-sized Han Solo carbonite chamber, right?), we’ve compiled a list of shows around town for you to crash this Friday and Saturday, proving rock and roll stops for nothing and no one — not even spiked eggnog or your grandma’s apple pie.
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Daze Before Christmas at Great Scott in Allston
The late show Friday night (December 22) at Great Scott gets festive with the “Daze Before Christmas” market and show, featuring music from CIVIC, Future Teens, and Something Sneaky. Stop in during your weekend Allston crawl to partake in the ugly sweater contest, catch up on some local tunes, and snag any last-minute gifts. Area artists and vendors High Energy Vintage, Stina Simmarano Art, Pan and Scan Illustration, and Thankyou_sean will set up shop inside the bar with original artwork, tees, buttons, prints, and vintage videos games. May we recommend a portrait print of our lord and savior Joan Jett?