Tis the season to be Dangerous! Dangerous Toys, that is, reuniting for their annual Christmas show. Lead boy Toy Jason McMaster calls the lineup “as close to original as possible,” with Paul Lidel on guitar, drummer Mark Geary, Mike Watson on bass, and guitarist Scott Dalhover delivering the teasin’, pleasin’, hard rawk & roll that made them MTV favorites. After all, aren’t Toys what you really want for Christmas?– Margaret Moser
Five years after their Fun Fun Fun Fest reboot, Eighties college radio mainstays the Dead Milkmen have only become more cutting in their ratty excoriation of modern life. The Philly quartet’s recent output exfoliates the goofball quotient with rancid vinegar. If Big Lizard in My Backyard and/or the Brian “Orchard Breath” Beattie-produced Beelzebubba defined your adolescent worldview, who’s to say a tasteless tribute to the Boston Molasses Flood that includes an off-hand swipe at the Dresden Dolls can’t encapsulate emergent outsider dotage?– Greg Beets
Home of the Blues twofer hosts Houston’s great pumpkin of hip-hop Saturday, while Michelle Schumann’s piano trio covers Vince Guaraldi on the Sabbath, 3 & 5pm.
Entrancing rockabilly siren courts the witching hour.
Missouri indie earwigs return with Fly by Wire.