Eight Gigs: Nick's Quality Holiday Revue

Mon., Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $40

This isn't the first time Nick Lowe or his annual Yuletide band Los Straitjackets have appeared in Sacramento, but it will be the first time they'll share the stage together. If you're a bit put off by the notion of mature pop musicians performing holiday tunes, check out the aptly named The Quality Holiday Revue Live featuring Lowe and his erstwhile bandmates from last year's minitour. Los Straitjackets aren't strangers to hooking up with other lively acts to compliment their vocally muted garage-surf rock. The mix of these two veteran acts should provide a proper amount of holiday cheer. 2708 J Street, http://nicklowe.com.