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Christmas Show, Dec. 23, The Venue

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If all you want for Christmas is a little bit of this and a little bit of that, this show has you covered.

This year, the Venue's annual Christmas show features a lineup of seven different bands and musicians. Heading in a different direction from the metal scene, Archaelyda guitarist Jason Chacon performs his solo material: progressive acoustic folk with a keen ear for melody. Pop-punkers 3rd to Last, a high school group with a passion for playing energetic and uplifting punk in the vein of Blink-182 and Sum41, also take the stage. For those into a heavier sound, Meridian's Silence the Reign will perform their spirituality-infused hardcore, along with happy-hardcore bands Critical Reform and Resisting Fate, who are guaranteed to have your head bobbing along before the set is over. Adding to the smorgasbord of music with an indie-rock sound and a knack for songwriting and arrangement are newcomers Wasilla. Finally, Christian rocker Zachary Galyen tops off the evening with upbeat acoustic and electric rock about Jesus.