nightlife-ALTERNATEFriday, Dec. 13

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer

The “guys” are back in town … Ron & Terry will be playin’, singin’, and sippin’ some brewskis between their well-rounded assortment of classic hits from the past and present.

Balloons, 7 p.m.

The Porcelain Busdrivers

Everyone’s favorite “big” band, these six “busdrivers” will rock the joint with their hard-driving, horn-loaded classic rock and R & B sound (think Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire). A definite Balloons favorite!

Saturday, Dec. 14

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

Ray D. O’Flyer

Another Gin Mill favorite, these four musicians play what they call “Southern-fried boogie-billy.” In other words, it sounds like high-energy, classic Southern rock and blues, but to me, it also sounds like a great time!

Balloons, 7 p.m.

The Rhythm Rockers

A perennial Buffalo blues band mainstay, this quartet knows the blues and singer/lead guitarist Stevie B. always tops everyone’s list for best male blues vocalist.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Gin Mill, 7 p.m.

The Twobadours

Less IS more when you listen to Mr. Gray and Mr. Brown weave their down-home, ‘round-the-campfire style into every song they perform.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Wagner & Friends

During the ski season, Joe will be rotating his guest lineup with an assortment of his favorite sidemen, tweaking his tried and true “acoustic comfort” sound each week with a new mix.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Fred & Tuck

Freddie & Rod (a.k.a. The Dude Kings) have the unique ability to sound “fuller” than just two musicians normally do. From rock to reggae, and country to classical (just kidding about the classical), they do it all — helped out by sideman Joey D’Spoons!