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The final numbers are in for Kingston VanderKallen’s benefit show, played at House of Bricks in November. The event — put together by Lazer 103.3’s Samantha Knight and Metro Concerts Live’s Chad Willey, and featuring over a dozen local bands, artists and businesses — raised $3,417.28 for the VanderKallen family. Kingston’s mother Terril says the money will go toward a custom-made bed and a wheelchair/stroller. One last thanks to everyone involved and to everyone who came out to Bricks and had a good time.                 

On Thursday, Dec. 6, Vaudeville Mews welcomes Night Moves. The Minnesota psychedelic, freak-folk five-piece plays Mews’ early show, starting at 6 p.m. Canyons and Tourist open. $7 at the door, and that show is all-ages.                

Then on the Mews late bill, Kansas-based Dumptruck Butterlips performs, starting at 10 p.m. That one is $10 at the door.            

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week: On Friday, Dec. 7, get down to the Hull Avenue Tavern and check out Viva Montesa, playing with Hath No Fury, The Getaway Scene and Cedar Falls’ Austin Taft Soundtrack. The show starts at 9 p.m., and admission is free.                

Also starting on Friday, Dec. 7, 3 Bridges Productions kicks off its two-day, two-venue “Fistfull of Ska.” The event begins at the Beachwood Lounge, as River City Rocksteady and DJ Cosmovinyl VooDoo spin some favorites starting at 9 p.m.                 

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Then, on Saturday, Dec. 8, the party moves over to Gas Lamp, where The Dropsteppers, The Prizefighters and The New Riddim fill your night with rocksteady, reggae and ska, starting at 9 p.m. Ten dollars gets you in the door at Gas Lamp, and tickets can be purchased in advance through                

Also on Dec. 8, House of Bricks plays host to a giant, one-of-a-kind metal show to get you in the Christmas spirit. Arizona-based metal/comedy group Psychostick brings its “Santa’s an Asshole” tour to Bricks for an all-ages show starting at 5 p.m. The show will also feature some of the area’s best local metal in the form of Dark Mirror, Thee Annunaki, Ignore the Script and Dead Horse Trauma. Tickets are $10 in advance through or $13 at the door.                 

Bricks has a late show on tap as well. Isaac James and For the Broken play, starting at 9:30 p.m. That show is $10 at the door.                 

El Bait Shop has music on back-to-back nights in the middle of the week. Ben Wantland performs on Tuesday, Dec. 11, starting at 8 p.m. Then Truth Be Told plays on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the same time.             

It’s a full week for metal fans: Wooly’s has even more of it on Dec. 12. Starting at 6 p.m., you can check out the best thing to come from Salt Lake City since “Touched By an Angel,” Chelsea Grin. Stick to Your Guns, Upon This Dawning, The Witch Was Right, The Curse of Hail and They Will Repent also perform. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door, all-ages. Mahalo. CV

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