Thurs., Dec. 20, Alma Desnuda

Bows & Arrows, 8 p.m., $7

In Spanish, the term “alma desnuda” means “naked soul.” But that description doesn't quite fit this quartet. Voted by Diablo magazine readers as the 2012 Best of the East Bay Local Band, Alma Desnuda dresses up its chill, acoustic jams with danceworthy grooves, sweet harmonies and a laid-back “California dreamin'” kind of vibe. The band's revered for its live sets—think Phish lite—so don your best purple calico maxi skirt, dab some patchouli oil behind your ears and get ready to shamelessly hip-shake those winter blues away. 1815 19th Street,