Who’s coming to town? December 12-December 18

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Ready for the election to be over? Celebrate the conclusion of this long senate race with a week filled with live music in the Magic City.

Tuesday: Bully with smut and Snacks. Bully is loud, angst-filled rock and roll based in Nashville, Tennesse. The group met when singer Alicia Bognanno moved from Minnesota to pursue a degree in audio engineering from Middle Tennessee State University. A Steve Albini protege, she engineered the band’s second record, Losing, which is out on SubPop and has also been distributed by Columbia. It’s one of the hottest records of the year–included in a pile of year-end best-of lists popping up across music publications now. See why when they roll through Birmingham

  • @Saturn
  • Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.
  • $14

Wednesday: Tom Petty Tribute Night Two. Saturn will host a second Tom Petty Tribute Night with local acts playing songs by the legend that passed away earlier this year.

  • @Saturn
  • Doors at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.
  • Free

Thursday: Jeffrey Butzer & T.T. Mahoney perform Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Get in the holiday spirit with a unique performance at Saturn.

  • @Saturn
  • Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.
  • $12

Friday: Patterson Hood with Lilly Hiatt. The most interesting thing happening here is how great this double bill is; do no miss Hiatt’s set as the opener. The second most interesting thing happening here is that Hood will surely have opinions about this week’s election results and this will be your first chance to hear them in his home state of Alabama.

  • @Workplay Theater
  • 8 p.m.
  • $27.50

Friday: Jake Bugg with Maddie Medley. A second fantastic double bill at The Lyric on Friday. If this is the one you choose, don’t miss Maddie Medley.

  • @The Lyric
  • 8 p.m.
  • $22-$25

Friday: Vegabonds and Dirty Girl with The Mammoths. If you play your cards right, you can finish your night (regardless of which other Friday show you chose) at Zydeco, and that’ll be a fun one.

  • @Zydeco
  • 9 p.m.
  • $10

Saturday: David Ramirez with Molly Parden. Another great double bill from two gifted singer-songwriters.

  • @Saturn
  • Doors at 8 p.m. Show at 9 p.m.
  • $14-$18

Saturday: Alabama Jazz Masters: Bo Berry, Cleve Eaton and Rickey Powell. 

  • @The Jaybird
  • 7 p.m.
  • Free for Members. $10 for Non-Members

Sunday: Birmingham Mountain Radio Holiday Soiree featuring The War on Drugs and Lo Moon. Another of the year’s finest releases, The War on Drugs returns to Birmingham behind A Deeper Understanding. It’s driving music for long roads with the windows down. Or…holiday music in a 1,300 seat venue, as it were. This isn’t a band that makes frequent stops in Birmingham these days, so don’t miss out on the limited tickets that remain.

  • @Iron City
  • Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.
  • $35 ADV/$40 DoS