Smile Politely

The Overture: December 13 – 19

WHAT: Withershins, Epilep[c], That’s No Moon, Eyetoadasho, Belly and Harsh, DJ Wesjile, Allspark

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey / Radio Maria ($5/free)

WHEN: Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 p.m.

A dual-venue event, this is a benefit for the Bob Miller Memorial Fund. You can hit up the rock show at Cowboy Monkey for five bucks, or check out hip-hop for free at Radio Maria.

WHAT: Chris Hampson, Jason Finkelman, Marathon, Jake Metz, Micheal Burns, Anders Pollack, Amiel Rysdahl, Lauren Nobilette, Jacob Barton

WHERE: Indigo Gallery ($5 suggested donation)

WHEN: Friday, December 16th at 8:00 p.m.

This monster of a lineup falls squarely under the experiemental umbrella, with genres falling everywhere from hip-hop to noise to the wonderfully weird Udderbot. Seriously, go for the video installation, but make sure you stay for the Udderbot. That thing is awesome.

WHAT: Hathaways, Isaac Arms, Folded Bones, Cheaper Hits, the Palace Flophouse

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($5)

WHEN: Friday, December 16th at 9:00 p.m. 

This show is for WPGU’s yearly Operation Santa Benefit, which funds places like Crisis Nursery. Moral high ground, check.

WHAT: Evil Tents, Anna Karenina/Anna Karina, Deathtram, Easter, Shadows on a River

WHERE: Parasol Records (FREE)

WHEN: Saturday, December 17th at 12:00 p.m.

It all ends with a bang at Parasol this Saturday, as the Parasol shuts down most of their operations after twenty years and running (in-house labels will continue to exist). The farewell festivities start at noon and should run until it gets dark out.

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