It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas once 900 Barton Springs Rd. gets Bazaar. From Dec. 12 through Dec. 24, three sets a day accompany weird, wacky, and wondrous holiday consumption, kicking off with two locals who had a fruitful 2012. Roots powerhouse Ruthie Foster Let It Burn, while outlaw Ray Wylie Hubbard sang The Grifter’s Hymnal. Fiddle phenom Ruby Jane (noon) and singer-songwriter-soulman Kalu James (3:30pm) precede the former. Headliners 8pm, $8. – Raoul Hernandez
British quartet Bloc Party’s been in more video games than it’s had albums. Fourth disc, Four, retains the same drama. Guitars and drums wrapped up in surgical strikes, frontman Kele Okereke’s a bundle of nerves; you might even catch a banjo or two. It’s rare that big-ticket indie rock survives hiatus, ego, and mediocre solo projects, but Bloc Party emerges intact. Upstart indie poppers the Chevin open. You get the feeling the Leeds fourpiece grew up wanting to be like Bloc Party. – Luke Winkie
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Cap City Pythons turn 38, free.