Sat., Dec. 29, The Brodys
Old Ironsides, 9:30 p.m., call for cover
Sure, they haven't released any new music since 2005's Stuck, but the Brodys don't need new material to entice you to rock out with them before the year's end. The local band may have aged, but its pop-punk vibe keeps it young. After all, nostalgia is always better when paired with loud guitars and hard liquor. The group's nonstop high-energy show will leave you buzzing all the way to 2013. Light Brigade will bring its indie-youth sound to open the show—and attempt to make you swoon with the jangle of guitars. The Brodys, on the other hand, will attempt to make you dance like a fool—and will most likely succeed. (916) 442-8832, 1901 10th Street, www.brodys.com.