In the spirit of giving, don’t forget to give yourself the gift of live music this Holiday season. Opportunities abound to rock loud and local (And cheap). Shows of note include, The Music Saves/Square Records Gift Exchange, December 19th at the Beachland Tavern, The Beachland’s Holiday Bash (With 7 bands for $7, playing both rooms), on Wednesday, December 23rd, and the Grog Shops Christmas night special, featuring the return of Chargers Street Gang.

And, as always, if this calendar is missing an especially rad event, don’t hesitate to add it in the comments.

Thursday, December 3rd
: Holly Golightly, The Pines @ Beachland Tavern.

Friday, December 4th: Cobra Verde, Good Touch Bad Touch, Stimulus Package @ Happy Dog.

Saturday, December 5th: Pink Eye Party w/Puffy Areolas, Muamin Collective, Unholy Two and Night of Pleasure.

Sunday, December 6th: Sloan, Magneta Lane, The Red Buttons @ The Grog Shop.

Monday, December 7th: The Queers @ Peabody’s.

Thursday, December 10th: Afternoon Naps, Dreadful Yawns, Choo Choo Larouge, Rubella @ Beachland Tavern. Russian Circles, Young Widows, Phantom Family Halo, and This Is Antarctica @ Grog Shop.

Friday, December 11th: Clouds Forming Crowns @ The Happy Dog.

Sunday, December 13th: Jessica Lea Mayfield, Frontier Ruckus, and Beaten Awake @ Grog Shop.

Thursday, December 17th: Suede Brothers, Oxford Cotton (feat. members of Heartless Bastards and The Greenhornes).

Friday, December 18th: Mr Gnome CD Release show @ Beachland Tavern. Polka Happy Hour with DJ Kishka @ The Happy Dog.

Saturday, December 19th: Brian Hosier Benefit Concert feat. The Hot Rails and
The Hiram Rapids Stumblers @ Beachland Ballroom. Music Saves and Square Records 6th Annual Gift Exchange feat. Casual Encounters (Clevo), The Walkies (Akron), Shiny Penny (Clevo) and Talons (Akron). Filmstrip, The Kyle Sowashes, All Dinosaurs @ Now That’s Class.

Tuesday, December 22nd: Grant Hart (Husker Du), Brian Strazek, The Lawton Brothers and Champion Jeff Benko @ Grog Shop.

Wednesday, December 23rd: Beachland Christmas with 7 bands in both rooms for $7 feat. Bears, Unsparing Sea, Modern Electric, Sh*t Slicer, Mystery of Two, Terminal Lovers and All Dinosaurs. Non Fiction, 100,000 Leagues Under My Nutsack, Megachurch and Chief Bromide @ Grog Shop.

Friday, December 25th: The Chargers Street Gang (Reunion show), Sun God, Founding Fathers and Self Destruct Button @ Grog Shop.

Saturday, December 26th: 7th Annual Old Home Night @ Beachland Tavern feat. California Speedbag, Kidney Brothers, Home & Garden and Nicholas Deveney. Coffinberry, Buried Wires, The Walkies and Good Touch Bad Touch @ Grog Shop.

Sunday, December 27th: The Alarm Clocks, The Party Stompers @ Beachland Tavern.

Monday, December 28th: Sex Crimes, The Bom Sellack, Other Girls @ Beachland Tavern.

Wednesday, December 30th: The Cowslingers, Lords of the Highway @ Beachland Tavern.

Thursday, December 31st: Gil Mantera’s Party Dream @ Grog Shop. NYE Bash @ Now That’s Class with Hot Cha Cha, Short Rabbits and Mr. California.