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Alert! Live music madness! Don't stay home!


H oly bejeezus, Matilda! Strap on those boogie shoes and get outta the house, 'cause it's a helluva weekend, this one. How to choose? Flip a candy cane . . .

Over in Point Reyes there's Peppermint Twisted , a holiday cabaret party and burlesque show with gal-pals Miss Coconuts, Bombshell Betty and Pinky Pfeiff-a-dero (above) delivering "mild irreverence and unapologetic sentimentality" through music, va-va-voom clown balloons and good ol' tease-o-rama. Juxtaposed against the rough, splintered yokes and rusted stirrups spiked against the walls, a lil' bit of skin should be lookin' especially soft. (Friday, Dec. 7, at the Old Western Saloon, 11201 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station. 9pm. $6.) . . .

The Fab Four get a thorough croaking-over courtesy of your own angelic throat at the Beatles Sing-Along with Mr. Music and friends, who ask attendees to dress "as your favorite Beatles character"—Lovely Rita G&C Meter Beater, perchance? (Friday, Dec. 7, at Subud Hall, 234 Hutchins Ave., Sebastopol. 8pm. $10.) . . .

Crabalocker fishwives! Pornographic priestesses! Might as well syncopate it trio-style with Beatlejazz , who distill from the deep well of largely post- Revolver jams eloquent Keith Jarrett&–esque meditations. You've seen Across the Universe ? It's like that, without the gaudy cheeriness. (Friday, Dec. 7, at the Ledson Lounge, 480 E. First St., Sonoma. 7pm. $25.) . . .

Time is tight when soul legend Booker T. Jones splays his frenzied fingers across the booming B-3 in Nicasio, and there're about 5,000 worse ways to spend a Thursday night, ain't there? (Dec. 6 at Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio; dinner reservations required. $35.) . . .

The get-down rock 'n' roll of the Supersuckers steamrolls everything in its path on the way to Hollywood's Viper Room, including just one shitkickin' show in the Bay Area. (Dec. 11 at 19 Broadway Niteclub, 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 9:30pm. $18&–$20.) . . .

The Mystik Journeymen , no longer slangin' tapes on street corners, drop some living-legend rhymes over early-MPC beats with Jesus-friendly rapper Pigeon John in P-town. (Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Phoenix Theater, 201 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 8pm. $17.) . . .

Balkans, unite! Greece and Albania, stand up and be honked at! Bellies, ukuleles and harps all get raucous when the Eastern-European flavors of the Brass Menazeri rollick into town. Didja miss 'em at the Glendi food fair? Didja miss 'em at San Francisco City Hall? Miss 'em no more, my friend, 'cause they'll put those boogie shoes to fine use while things get chest-nutty around here these next couple weeks. (Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St. E., Sonoma. 2pm. $10&–$17.)

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