Continuing its enjoyable tradition of asking local bands to record original or classic Christmas songs, the Bartlett releases a new compilation and hosts an accompanying Christmas special this weekend. The year's cozy album release party has expanded to two nights of holiday cheer, with a varying lineup for each concert. Friday's festive show features Mama Doll, Mini Murders, Curran Long, Lavoy and Violet Catastrophe, while Saturday night's lineup is Lavoy, Curran Long, Windoe, Water Monster and Jenny Anne Mannan. Expect a lot of these same names and more on the third Christmas compilation, which will be available on the Bartlett’s Bandcamp page by the end of the week.
— Laura Johnson