Eight Gigs: Vinnie Guidera & the Dead Birds

Sun., Jan. 3, 8 p.m., Cafe Colonial, $5

It’s okay if you need three days to recover from your epic New Year’s Eve extravaganza, because indie-rock band Vinnie Guidera & the Dead Birds is having an acoustic pajama party. Just because VGDB’s melancholic songs discuss things like depression and grief doesn’t mean the band doesn’t know how to have a good time at a show. In fact, the moodier elements of their songs rendered acoustic will be a good excuse to cuddle up to friends. No word yet if VGDB will be telling bedtime stories. 3520 Stockton Boulevard, www.facebook.com/