Show Announcements: Brave Combo Family Christmas Bash, More

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Denton's own Grammy-winning, Simpsons-appearing, Bob Dylan-inspiring, nuclear polka-creating Brave Combo will brave the elements 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, December 12, for an outdoor poolside performance at the Belmont Hotel.

But the real star of the Belmont and Smoke Family Christmas Bash will appear an hour earlier, when Santa Claus makes a 7 p.m. appearance. Tickets are $10 per person and free for children under 12.

The ever-busy Combo has several other local stops as well, including a gig at Scatt Jazz Lounge in Fort Worth Friday, a January 2 opening slot for The Gourds at The Granada and a January 15 Late Night At The DMA performance.

After the jump are a few other notable show announcements.

Bill's Records
1:45 p.m. Saturday, December 5 -- Bethany Funderbunk, The Red 100's, Loretti, Pepper Lane, Potbelly
1:45 p.m. Saturday, December 12 -- Effinays, Red River Mudcats, Brian Douglas Phillips, more
1 p.m. Saturday, December 19 -- Glitter Rose, Merrol Ray, Tommy Irvin, more

Good Records
9 p.m. Saturday, December 5 -- Blixaboy, New Fumes, Royal Highnuss
3 p.m. Saturday, December 12 -- The Slow Burners, Naptime Shake, The Beaten Sea

The Granada Theater
Thursday, January 21 -- Mingo Fishtrap, Waking Norman (on sale Friday at noon)
Saturday, February 13 -- The English Beat, Fishbone, Outlaw Nation (on sale Friday at noon)
Sunday, February 21 -- The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Nico Vega (on sale Friday at noon)
Sunday, April 11 -- Ani DiFranco (on sale Friday at noon)

McDavid Studio, Fort Worth
Friday, December 11 -- Terri Hendrix, Slaid Cleaves

Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie
Tuesday, April 13 -- Pat Metheny

Poor David's Pub
Thursday, December 31 -- Bugs Henderson New Year's Eve show

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