Good Friday Thursday: Christmas Weekend Edition

Hey, remember that best local hip-hop post we ran the other day? The one that mentioned A.Dd+?

Well, the aforementioned duo, along with the help of DJ Sober, put out a special WADD Radio Holiday Podcast, featuring classic holiday hits, hilarious between-song banter, and they even took phone calls. Though there are plenty of reasons to go out this long weekend, this is a pretty good reason to stay in.

Should you decide not to brave the crowds this holiday weekend, let the A.Dd+ podcast be your holiday radio program.

But, if you decide to go out, there are plenty of options for you, starting with the ones we mentioned already this week.

Tonight, Tori Amos will perform at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, and The Mohicans perform at 2826 Arnetic.

On Friday, Red Animal War, The Me-Thinks and Bad Design will be at Double-Wide, and The JC Experience will be at La Grange.

On Saturday, Balcony Club is one of the few places open, with live music from Kenny Daniel.

On Sunday, also at Balcony Club, Mustard Seed with Phillip Todd Brewer will perform live jazz.

And, on Monday, Parade Of Flesh brings Chrismukkuh with Center Divider, Eyes, Wings and Many Other Things, Leslie Sisson and Dim Locator to City Tavern.

Hit the jump to see even more of this weekend's shows.

Kristy Kruger, Laura Harrell
Thursday, December 22, at All Good Cafe

Singer/songwriter veteran Kristy Kruger knows her craft well, which is why it's rare to see a bad performance from her. She's played the All Good Cafe stage the better part of a zillion times, but given that we're on the cusp of Christmas, there might be an extra bit of excitement in the air. No, wait, that's the smell of All Good's chicken fried steak.

DJ Red Eye, Wanz Dover, Jonathan DJG Graham, Trademarx
Thursday, December 22, at Zubar

The last few times I've seen Wanz Dover DJ, it's been a soul/funk/garage-heavy set, which is what this event, titled "The First Annual 'Mistle Toe-Jam!!!!," should have in spades. Redeye tops the bill, but it's an all-star night of great music and strong drinks. And, hopefully you don't have to work tomorrow.

Fair To Midland
Friday, December 23, at Granada Theater

The benefit of performing in your hometown on Christmas Eve eve, is that all of longtime fans will be in town. It works especially well for a band who's been around for over a decade like Fair To Midland. Even diehard fans from way-back-when will be impressed with how far the band has come, and there's plenty of room for 'em all at the Granada.

Vinyl Fantasy
Friday, December 23, at Inwood Lounge

From the Vinyl Fantasy Facebook invitation: "DJ Emptycylinder and DJ Business Casual (or DJ Baby Jessica if you like to laugh) will be spinning the very music the gods pressed into the vinyl themselves. It was that awesome. You know, only the best psych, funk, soul, garage, and that which maketh thine bottom shake... It'll be the best thing that has ever happened to you."

...and that's it from us. Have a happy, nog-filled holiday(s) and we'll see you back here on Tuesday.

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