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'Tis The Season For Music & Merry Making: This Holiday's Live Music Calendar

By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 22, 2011 7:20PM

Photo By Arizona Wolf
Home is where the heart is so they say, and being that many of us grew up here in the big city, or have transplanted and now consider it home, we stay on our own turf when the holiday season rolls around. Luckily for us there are a merry myriad of magnificent musical events taking place over the holiday weekend. Take a gander at some of our favorites and spread the holiday cheer accordingly:

3159 N. Southport
Friday, Dec. 23, 2011
Chicago Calling VIII: A Very Clash Christmas Featuring:
London Calling (Clash Tribute)
All Mods Conned (Jam Tribute)
special guests Frankie Hill and Zapruder Point
9:00 p.m., 18+, $12

Lincoln Hall Chicago
2424 N. Lincoln Ave.
Friday, Dec. 23, 2011
Early Show
Gold Motel
7:00 p.m., All Ages, $12

Late Show
Ghetto Division: Jack The Halls
Rob Threezy
Charlie Glitch
11:00 p.m., 18+, $8

3730 N. Clark
Friday, Dec. 23, 2011
Nocturna featuring DJ Scary Lady Sarah
10:00 p.m., 18+, $9

The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011
Scott Lucas & The Married Men Holiday Show with Purple Apple
9:00 p.m., 21+

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011
Early Show
Bill McKay
6:00 p.m., 21+, $5

Late Show
The Low Tide Trio With Special Guests Avery R. Young, NOMO's Elliot Bergman & Quin Kirchner, & DJ Hugo Moya.
10:00 p.m., 21+, $8

The Empty Bottle
Friday, Dec. 23, 2011
Early Show
Hard Country Honky-Tonk With The Hoyle Brothers
5:30 p.m., 18+, FREE

Late Show
The Tears of Music and Love
The Visitor
10:00 p.m., 21+, FREE With RSVP or $8 Pay