After a decade-long holdout, The Beatles' entire catalog is now available to stream via Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and others services starting today. That's 224 mostly genius songs in all.
It's a Christmas Eve miracle!
But we've got to admit it's getting better: Further brightening your pre-holiday is actually four fab reasons for leaving home this evening.
Merry Tuba Christmas at Thanksgiving Square (Free)
The tuba section is definitely the Rodney Dangerfield of the marching band, but when dozens of the suckers get low, low, low, low, low this afternoon at Thanksgiving Square for this annual holiday tradition, they'll certainly command quite a level of respect. Even if it's just for the afternoon.
Ryan Tharp at Magnolia Motor Lounge
After 11 years of trying to find his sound, Ryan Tharp settled on straight forward blues rock, and released his debut album, February's Life So Far. Tonight he closes out the year at the venue he kicked of 2015 with a weekly residency. Time's a flat circle, y'know?
Red, Gold & Green Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at Double Wide (Free)
Getting drunk comes easy when your parties are like this Double Wide party's theme. Thanks for not groaning there. They'll be spinning plenty of Boy George and other '80s tunes, slanging cheap dranks and handing out prizes for those wearing the ugliest sweaters. You'll come and stay, you'll come and stay. OK, that groan we deserved.
Good Luck Karaoke at Twilite Lounge (Free)
Forget the imitators — and about asking if you can sing an Alanis Morissette tune — at the Original Good Luck Karaoke's fifth annual ugly sweater party. It's that most wonderful time of the year when you can bet hosts Josh Hammertimez and Oliver Peck won't be the only one dressed to fit the theme — if only because the persons wearing the ugliest sweaters of all will take home a prize.
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