Thursday, December 10
Eli Young Band
The “Drunk Last Night” country quartet sings the blues in an appropriate venue. $21, House of Blues, 8 p.m., 702-632-7600; HouseOfBlues.com/LasVegas.
Friday, December 11
Science Fiction Book Club
A discussion of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising, a novel about a dystopian Martian society. Free, the Writer’s Block, 6 p.m., 702-550-6399; TheWritersBlock.org.
Santa Got My Mom Pregnant
Do you hear what I hear? It’s a local band showcase featuring Zom Sawyer, Avenews and many more. $10, Backstage Bar & Billiards, 8 p.m., 702-382-2227; BackstageBarAndBilliards.com.
This band dishes up a delicious plate of bossa nova, samba and psychedelic rock. $12, Beauty Bar, 8 p.m., 702-598-3757; BeautyBarLV.com.
Saturday, December 12
Shanda and the Howlers
The soulful roots rockers play a free show with DJ Cromm Astaire. Why? Because they like you. Free, Bunkhouse Saloon, 10 p.m., 702-854-1414; BunkhouseDowntown.com.
Sunday, December 13
Light Up the Night with Liberace
“Mr. Showmanship” inspires a Las Vegas Philharmonic fundraiser. $85, Thriller Villa, 2710 Palonino Ln., 5 p.m., 702-858-9311; ThrillerVilla.Wordpress.com.
Temecula post-hardcore band shows you What It is to Burn via acoustic and electric sets. $18, Backstage Bar & Billiards, 8 p.m., 702-382-2227; BackstageBarAndBilliards.com.
Holy Grail and Night Demon
Two heavy metal powerhouses take a dive. $10, The Dive Bar, 8 p.m., 702-586-3483; Facebook.com/DiveBarLV.
Nevada Chamber Symphony’s Holiday Favorites
Local stringheads remind you why it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Free, Clark County Library, 3 p.m., 702-507-3400; LVCCLD.org.
Monday, December 14
John Brown’s Body
The seven-piece reggae outfit from Ithaca, New York, plays through two decades of upbeats. $15, Brooklyn Bowl, 8 p.m., 702-862-2695; BrooklynBowl.com.
Tuesday, December 15
Frankie Moreno: Under the Influence
The “Headliner of the Year” performs music that inspires him, including Rat Pack classics. $25 The Smith Center, 8 p.m., 702-749-2000; TheSmithCenter.com.
X107.5’s Holiday Havoc
Bastille, Silversun Pickups, FIDLAR and The Moth & Flame demonstrate why you should consider adding a guitar to your Christmas wish list. $40, The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, 7 p.m., 702-693-5000; HardRockHotel.com.
New York Hardcore legends give us a lesson in “Blind Justice.” $12, Beauty Bar, 8 p.m., 702-598-3757; BeautyBarLV.com.
Wednesday, December 16
EKOH with Almost Normal, Avalon Landing and Gregory Michael Davis
A local music showcase, in a venue fit for the big leagues. $5, Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel, 7 p.m., 702-693-5000, HardRockHotel.com.