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WRASFEST Once again, the student voice of Georgia State's WRAS-FM (88.5) returns to Eyedrum for its annual WRASFEST benefit concert. This year's lineup is a mish-mash of outsider hip-hop, post-hardcore, indie rock and experimental music. The show features both a main stage and a side stage with performances from Chopper, Madclout, Noot D' Noot, Clan Destined, Cadillac Jones, Kids with Codenames, Random Rabbit, Janelle Monae and a few others. $8. 8 p.m. Eyedrum. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org. -- CR
ATLANTA CELTIC CHRISTMAS Celebrating its 15th consecutive year, this Atlanta holiday tradition developed by Emory scholar/artist James Flannery celebrates the magic and warmth of the season through the lens of Celtic and Appalachian music, story, poetry and dance. Grammy winners Moya Brennan (sean nós Irish vocalist), banjoist Alison Brown and Riverdance composer Bill Whelan headline, joined by Cormac and Fionan De Barra, Sinead Madden, Garry West and Joe Craven. Student and senior discounts available. Program repeats Sun., Dec. 16, at 2 and 8 p.m. $25. Emerson Concert Hall. 404-727-5050. www.arts.emory.edu. -- MG
THE DAPPLED GRAYS WITH BOBBY HICKS, LOU WAMP, SWING SHIFT Local bluegrass favorites the Dappled Grays bring in a ringer with the amazing Bobby Hicks on fiddle. He's shared the stage with the originators and the innovators, and no doubt will pass a little magic on to the DGs tonight. Not that they need it, but it sure is exciting. Rootsy instrumentalists Swing Shift open. $15-$75. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Eddie's Attic. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. -- JK
ENGINES Chicago's high-energy jazz quartet Engines features such revered Windy City players as Dave Rempis (saxophone), Nate McBride (bass), Tim Daisy (drums) and Jeb Bishop (trombone). The group plays Improv with a capitol "I," as the goal with this ensemble is to shirk the responsibilities of appointing a distinguished leader/composer et. al. Instead, these four players rely on chemistry, telepathy and channeling their respective skills into a collective sound. $8. 9 p.m. Eyedrum. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org. -- CR
TAB BENOIT Louisiana-based blues-, roots-, swamp-rocker Benoit keeps "One Foot in the Bayou," as one of the songs on his newest album is titled. It's that connection with his home state that makes the guitarist one of the most genuine and popular touring acts on the hardscrabble blues circuit. His gritty, whiskey-aged voice perfectly highlights the natural soul in his music. There's no denying that he has the vocal and instrumental chops to take his style to a larger audience, especially when he digs into an Otis Redding cover or a sweaty guitar solo during a slow blues standard. The Squirrelheads also appear. $15 plus two cans of food. 8 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. -- HH
TUNES FOR TOTS The Red Light's own Toys For Tots festive toy-and-canned-food-gathering campaign arrives tonight with a lengthy and diverse lineup of elfin musicians that should please even the sourest ol' Grinch or Grinchette on your list. Busy Kodac Harrison (doesn't he play somewhere every night?), rootsy rock from the Sane (with Kevn Kinney's son Tylor) as well as Liquid Marble, Lucky Stray, Diesel Jones, Number 99 and probably a few more. $2 plus three cans of food or an unwrapped toy. 6 p.m. Red Light Café. 404-874-7828. www.redlightcafe.com. -- LVS
THE MICHAEL O'NEAL SINGERS Get a Handel on the holiday season with the 135-voice MOS as they host a massive audience sing-along of the Christmas portion of "Messiah," the epic oratorio by Georg Frederic Handel. You're invited (yeah, encouraged) to bring your own copy of the score and join in singing the choral sections with the vast and raucous surrounding hordes. $10. 3 p.m. Roswell United Methodist Church. 770-594-7974. www.mosingers.com. -- MG
BOB SCHNEIDER, AM Clever, funny, often profane and never boring, singer/songwriter Schneider is back in town with copies of his recent double-live album on Shockorama, Songs Sung and Played at the Same Time with People in the Room. The discs, recorded in Austin, Texas, in front of a vocal group of die-hard fans, presents the laid-back entertainer in fine form, playing audience favorites. Be ready for a few selections from his "rock opera," Fuck All You Motherfuckers. AM shares the bill tonight. $15 plus two cans of food. 8 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. www.smithsoldebar.com. -- LVS
STREET DOGS, THE BASTARD SUNS, ANN COULTER, DEAD TOWNERS Rousing, heartfelt high-energy punkers the Street Dogs are led by ex-Dropkick Murphy frontman Mike McColgan. They blend roots-punk, Oi! shout-alongs and crackling Johnny Thunders-style guitar in urgent, anthemic melodies. Their third release, last year's Fading American Dream, demonstrates gelling power behind fist-pumping tracks such as "Common People," "Rights to Your Soul" and the Billy Bragg cover, "Power of the Union," which testifies to where their loyalties lie. $12. 7 p.m. Masquerade. 404-577-8178. masq.com. -- CP
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