Holiday season? What holiday season? The weather says otherwise -- and so does our jam-packed concert calendar. Read the music page for some shows, and go elsewhere for a list of music documentaries at SLIFF, info on the Firebrand Recording Showcase and much, much more.
Friday: Brothers Lazaroff CD Release @ Lola Bros Laz defy genres and definition on its new album, Give 'Em What They Need. Jazz, blues, soul, twang, folk and rock -- all have a place on the album. Look for a review and an interview in the coming weeks. With the Funky Butt Brass Band, Coco Soul and the B-Sides, Mike Jonas and the Wayward Mountaineers and Emily Gimble. 7 p.m.
Tilts EP release @ Firebird More hip-shaking, stoner-rocking, earth-quaking rock & roll from the new band of ex-Riddle of Steel vocalist Andrew Elstner and ex-members of Shame Club. With Dropsonic, Echo Bravo and Traindodge. 9 p.m. $8.
Jon Hardy & the Public EP Release @ Off Broadway The popular soul-rock band releases its latest EP, A Hard Year. Read Christian Schaeffer's Homespun review. With Milktooth, Caleb Travers. 9 p.m. 21-plus: $7. Under 21: $10
Javier Mendoza Band reunion @ Blueberry Hill's Duck Room For the first time since 2005, the Javier Mendoza Band -- Mendoza, David Karns, Moises Padilla and Jim Peters -- will be doing a show. The occasion? The reissue of the LP, Matter of Time. With Shooting With Annie. 9 p.m. $10.