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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy » The Southern California-based swing revivalists are bringing their show "A Swinging Christmas" to Park City, with a blend of traditional songs such as "We Three Kings" as well as boisterous originals like "Zat You Santa Claus" and "Rock-A-Billy Christmas." Trumpet player Glen "The Kid" Marhevka said in a Tribune interview that although the band has written enough holiday material to have a show consisting solely of originals, the band also loves the "weirder" traditionals. The group has two holiday albums — 1997’s "Watchu’ Want for Christmas?" and 2004’s "Everything You Want for Christmas" — and even old chestnuts such as "Jingle Bells" gets the "salsa funk" treatment. The group’s annual Christmas shows have become a tradition for the band over the past six years, and Marhevka said the rollicking spirit of the shows gets them in the spirit of the holidays, with most of the band members family men with kids at home.
When » Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Where » Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City
Tickets » $18 to $65 at ecclescenter.org
Hank & Cupcakes » Innovative indie-dance duo Hank & Cupcakes will be playing at the Vertigo Room at The Complex. The band has been busy recording the follow-up to its debut; the new album will be released early in 2012. The band hails from Tel Aviv and Melbourne, and its edgy, distinctive sound reflects the time spent in those places. Codi Jordan Band, Funk and Gonzo and Junior Giant will open.
When » 7 p.m. Friday
Where » The Complex, 537 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City
Tickets » $8 at 24Tix
Jon Schmidt » Bank of Utah hopes to warm bodies and souls this holiday season by holding a warm clothing drive in conjunction with the bank’s annual sponsorship of Jon Schmidt’s Christmas concert. The bank will accept donations of new or in-good-condition coats, hats, scarves, gloves and blankets, and new children’s underwear. All will be donated to Crossroads Urban Center in Salt Lake City.
When » 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where » Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City
Tickets » $18.50 at Kingtix
Dwayne Perkins » Brooklyn native Dwayne Perkins is already a vet in the comedy game with appearances on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien," "The Late Late Show," and "Premium Blend." He also has his own "Comedy Central Presents" half-hour special.
When » 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where » Wiseguys Trolley Square, 505 S. 600 East, Salt Lake City
Tickets » $10 at wiseguyscomedy.com
Bar J Wranglers » Warm up another holiday season with the Bar J Wranglers. Bring the whole herd out for a toe-tapping, side-splitting, wrangling good time. These ever-popular Jackson Hole cowpokes mix a little cowboy poetry, stellar musicianship and a healthy dose of down-home ranch humor.
When » 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where » Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main St., Logan
Tickets » $16-$22 at centerforthearts.us
Xmas Bash featuring Glasses Malone » Once banned from a Utah prom, rapper Glasses Malone is perfectly welcome at Teazer’s this night for a unique celebration of the holiday.Next Page >
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