Reader's Agenda Mon 12/23: Holiday double feature, Hamid Drake and Michael Zerang, and Wigshift | Bleader

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Reader's Agenda Mon 12/23: Holiday double feature, Hamid Drake and Michael Zerang, and Wigshift

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Die Hard and Bad Santa play at Double Door tonight.
  • Die Hard and Bad Santa play at Double Door tonight.
Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered.

Nothing like buildings exploding and a sexually deviant Saint Nick to get in the Christmas spirit. Tonight Double Door is hosting a holiday double feature of Die Hard and Bad Santa.

Since 1990 Hamid Drake and Michael Zerang have celebrated the winter solstice with improvised performances greeting the dawn at 6 AM. Join them at Links Hall today when, as Bill Meyer writes in Soundboard, "two drum masters will use their instruments (and sometimes their voices) to invite a crowd of predawn congregants to commune with the seasons, with the divine, and with one another until daylight streams into the room."

The mostly local band Wigshift bring their free-form rock to the Empty Bottle tonight. As Kevin Warwick writes in Soundboard, their "deconstructive riffing—perhaps augmented by, say, saxophonist Mars Williams, blowing switchblades out of his bell—achieves a kind of deranged circus-punk aesthetic, all flourishing capes and gritted teeth."

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