After you’ve glutted yourself with holiday meals and gift-giving/-receiving, work off the calories and consumerism with the region’s savviest soul-music DJs, Emerald City Soul Club. This collective’s knowledge of the swift-paced, melodically infectious American R&B tunes from the 1960s that were (mainly) rabidly appreciated in northern Britain is impeccable. Talcum’s jocks spin inspirational rarities that will blast those damnably treacly Xmas carols out of your head and get you gliding across Chop Suey’s floor with abandon. (Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8005, 9 pm, $5, 21+)

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