Hello chickadees! There is so much live music to get to this week, so I’m going to keep the formalities short and sweet.

Also, now’s your chance to troll me back if you feel snubbed or slighted by my coverage in the past because my band Fervors released our new single today. Was that shameless self-promotion? Yes, but I’m nothing if not transparent. I am not a subtle person.

Now, let the bands play!

Wednesday | December 14

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Dark Side of The Party Vol. VIII

The live music series is ending 2016 on a high note with an art and photography exhibition, record sale, fanzines and more (last minute christmas gifts, anyone?). Performing live are La Gran Perdida de Energia (post rock), Césped (psychedelic pop), Pyramides (dreampop), and  Bautista Viajando (alt. rock)

9 PM | ARS $60 | El Emergente Almagro | Francisco Acuña de Figueroa 1030 | Almagro

Calma Isabel in Fusion Bar & Club

Calma Isabel is back for more, and with none of that acoustic nonsense this time. Drawing on influences like the Ramones, Pixies, Fun People, The Clash, and a little bit of Weezer, the punk band is the perfect show for keeping your pogo game on point.

9 PM | ARS $30 | Fusion Bar & Club | Florida 328 | Centro

Thursday | December 15

Las Ligas Menores in Niceto

The sweet-as-honey, Caballito-based indie rock band is gracing us with one last show for 2016, this time presenting an advanced single from their forthcoming sophomore album. Perfect for fans of Apples in Stereo, Belle & Sebastian, and El Mato. Joining them onstage: Super 1 Mundial (tagline: radioactive synthesizers, golden-age guitars, and drums from the apocalypse) and Tani (tagline: naive and honest pop).

8 PM | AR $150 | Niceto Club | Niceto Vega 5510| Palermo Hollywood

Mi Amigo Invencible + Morbo y Mambo despiden el año en el Xirgu

“This has all been very good and well, but we need a big nap in the sun with our families and dogs, in the pastures and pools, just like any of y’all” is the sign-off for the lovely people of indie rock band Mi Amigo Invencible, and Morbo y Mambo. Head on down to San Telmo this Thursday night for one last fantastic double-header of a show, and do your part to celebrate the coming new year (it’s going to be better. IT HAS TO BE).

9 PM | ARS $150 | Xirgu Espacio Untref | Chacabuco 875 | San Telmo

Friday | December 16

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PEZ en Vorterix

The long-time legends of the Buenos Aires underground rock scene return for a live show at Vorterix this Friday night.  Widely respected for their extremely impressive discography (fourteen albums) and being relevant on the scene since 1993, you can expect a hell of a show – these fellas are more than masters of their craft after all these years.

7 PM | ARS $220 | Vorterix | Av.Federico Lacroze 3455 | Colegiales

Karina Vismara íntimo en Poe

Looking for something a little bit more low-key? The incredibly talented Karina Vismara returns to Buenos Aires for an intimate show at Nuñez watering hole POE, this time joined by Jonah Schwartz on  banjo and mandolin. Considering it’s free and the last show until January, it would be a damn shame to miss it.

10 PM | FREE | POE | 3 de Febrero 2772 | Nuñez

Two Years of Fiesta Buencebú

Live music series and Naranja Verde devotees  Buencebú celebrates 2 years of performances by great local bands with one last show for the year. Vlad Tepes (proggy jazz), Flores de Sinaloa (acid folk) and Nuvem Leopardo (think Black Sabbath with a touch of Tropocalia) play. 

11 PM | AR $50 | Naranja Verde | Av. Santa Fe 1284 | Centro

Saturday | December 17

The Monkeyness & Holy Cows – Xmas Special

Need a Christmas jingle fix? Look no further than the festive set promised by Americana/folk rock band The Monkeyness and lady country quartet Holy Cows, who will be presenting holiday carols and a healthy helping of country/folk rock this Saturday night at El Universal.

8:30 PM | | El Universal espacio cultural| Soria 4940 | Palermo