NIGHTMARE ON CHRISTMAS--HIMSA, SWARMING HORDES, HARKONEN, DEAD IN HOLLYWOOD: Thurs Dec 25, Graceland, 8 pm, $6

MURDERED HOUSEWIVES, PULLOUT METHOD, HUGS AND CRUTCHES, BLACK SUN, GODS AMONG MEN: Fri Dec 26, 2nd Avenue Pizza, 6:30 pm, $3

POINT NO POINT, A BRIGHTER BURNING END, QUICK TO BLAME, THE GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT, HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN: Fri Dec 26, Hell's Kitchen (Tacoma), 7 pm, $7

GO LIKE HELL, PROBONO, WEST OF WACO: Fri Dec 26, Studio Seven, 8:30 pm, $7

ROUNDABOUT, SUBMOTIVE, 11TH HOUR: Sat Dec 27, Ballard Firehouse, 8 pm, $7

GATSBY'S AMERICAN DREAM, LOUDERMILK, SURROUNDED BY LIONS: Sat Dec 27, Graceland, 5:30 pm, $7

KARL HAUG: Sat Dec 27, Hotwire Coffeehouse, 7 pm, free

BIG GRIZZLY: Sat Dec 27, Mr. Spot's Chai House, 8 pm, free

MAGNETIC NORTH, THE JOHN BENDERS, YEARS TO ZERO, THE NEVVERS: Sat Dec 27, Studio Seven, 8:30 pm, $5

MEDUSA, DJ TOPSPIN, BLUE SCHOLARS, URBAN SCRIBES PROJECT, JENNIFER JOHNS: Sat Dec 27, Chop Suey, 6 pm, $12.50

GLIMPSE, GUESTS: Sun Dec 28, Ballard Firehouse, 5 pm, $7

THE PAUL FISCHER TRIO: Sun Dec 28, Mr. Spot's Chai House, 6 pm, free

JOULES, DOGS OF IRE, PIANO DRAG, PEANUT BUTTER SLUT: Mon Dec 29, 2nd Avenue Pizza, 6 pm, $3

THE CUTWINKLES, BLT, MSG, MBR0+PHLECHE: Mon Dec 29, Hell's Kitchen (Tacoma), 6 pm, $5

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY--MAKTUB: Wed Dec 31, EMP, 9 pm, $25/$30