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The Wheeler Brothers, an Americana group from
Austin, Texas, plays the Gas Lamp on Thursday,
Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. Dan Tedesco opens. Admission
is $5. ... Also, sultry blues-rock singer Sena
Ehrhardt, who recently released her debut Blind
Pig Records album “Leave the Light On,” plays
the Gas Lamp on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 p.m.
Admission is $6.
People’s Court hosts The Envy Corps ($12) with
Quiet Corral and Usonia on Thursday, Dec. 8
at 7 p.m.; Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto
($20) with Lionize and Rodeo Ruby Love on Friday,
Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.; Heatbox ($8) with More Than
Lights on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 p.m.; and Mushroomhead
($15) with One Eyed Doll and others on Tuesday,
Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.
Lazer 103.3’s “Not So Silent Night” featuring
Staind, Halestorm, Cabo and Black Tide will
be held Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Val
Air Ballroom. Tickets are $29.50 at Ticketmaster.
Pop-country singers Chuck Wicks and Jason Brown
play 7 Flags Event Center on Saturday, Dec.
10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at http://www.greatticketsnow.com.
Local metal groups Hallowed Hysteria, Engage
This Nightmare, Dark Mirror, Slyde and Hath
No Fury will host an all-ages “Benefit Show
to Fight Hodgkin’s Lymphoma” on Sunday, Dec.
11 at 5 p.m. at the Vaudeville Mews. Admission
is $6. ... Also, The Ready Set, Breathe Electric,
Plug In Stereo and Weatherstar play an all-ages
indie-rock show there on Wednesday, Dec. 14
at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Classic rocker Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet
Band performs Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Wells Fargo
Arena. Tickets are $45, $65 and $99 online at
or by phone at (866) 55-DAHLS. Seger, who has
sold more than 51 million albums in his career,
recently released a career-spanning, double
CD collection entitled “Ultimate Hits: Rock
and Roll Never Forgets.” In September, he made
digital history by offering fans a free 6-track
bonus EP on iTunes to celebrate the release
of his remastered multi-platinum albums “Nine
Tonight” and “Live Bullet.” During the one week
promotion, Seger gave his fans 1.6 million free
Blues-rockers The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
play the Val Air Ballroom on Wednesday, Dec.
14 at 8 p.m. Shepherd’s band includes singer
Noah Hunt, drummer Chris Layton (Stevie Ray
Vaughan and Double Trouble), keyboardist Riley
Osbourn (Lyle Lovett) and bassist Tony Franklin
(The Firm). His new album is entitled “How I
Go.” Tickets are $25 through Ticketmaster.
Louisiana blues guitarist Tab Benoit, on tour
supporting his new album “Medicine,” performs
Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. at All Play. Tickets
are $20. Visit http://www.bigreddogmusic.com.
Buddy Holly impersonator John Mueller brings
his “Winter Dance Party” back to Prairie Meadows
on Jan. 31. Tickets are $10-$25 at Ticketmaster.
Of the 387 total non-producer nominations announced
last week for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards,
194 were independent artists, spanning 87 percent
of the categories. Few, however, will be seen
during the televised portion of the awards ceremony.