Thursday, December 20
Die Die Die are at Static in Hood St with Carb on Carb and Carole.
Superbad with DJ B-Rex are at the Yot Club in Raglan for $10.
Friday, December 21
Static in Hood St has an end-of-the-world party, just in case, with X-Ray Fiends, Hot Grease, The Redheads and The Cavemen.
Dunedin duo Black Boy Peaches, with perhaps the best band name in the country, are at the Yot Club in Raglan on Friday night for $5 from 9pm.
The Nukes are at Eggcentric Cafe at Cooks Beach on Friday from 6pm for $15.
Saturday, December 22
The Waihi Beach Summer Festival starts on Saturday, with Blacklistt, Villainy and Devilskin from 7pm. Knights of the Dub Table play in the backroom.
Tractor FM's end-of-the-world party is at the Yot Club for $10.
Madonna performs at Avenida Carcano in Cordoba, Argentina, on December 22.
The Datsuns play at Bodega in Wellington, if you're down that way.
Sunday, December 23
Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam, is 48 today.
On this day in 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Foxy Lady was released.
Monday, December 24
It's Christmas Eve, so run around like a mad thing doing all that last-minute shopping.
On this day in 1978, Bjorn Ulvaeus, second from the left, and Agnetha Faltskog, right, one of ABBA's two married singer-songwriter couples, announced their divorce. The other couple in the group, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad, divorced three years later.
Tuesday, December 25
It's Christmas Day. Sleep in, open your pressies, kick back and take it easy.
Wednesday, December 26
The Waihi Beach Summer Festival continues with Netsky (DJ set), with Jupiter Project, Dick Johnson and Jetski Safari.