Are you sick of shopping malls yet?  I’ll bet you’re not sick of  abandoned Asian food markets and rock and roll! And if you’re saying to yourself “But I am sick of rock and roll…,” then why are you even reading this? I digress.

Brimstone Blondes will be kicking off their “Red White & Blonde” Christmas tour tonight with a Chanukah bonanza at Ocean Garden Oriental Foods (1233 Niagara St.). If you didn’t catch them at their release party at Iron Works a few months back, now is your chance to catch their signature blend of charismatic post-punk for yourself. If you did make the release party, you probably know enough not to miss out. You know what they say: go Blonde or go home! (They don’t actually say that.)

Two other bands share the bill with The Blondes tonight– Rochester’s power pop pros The Demos will be bringing it along with Kharlos, a Buffalo garage-pop amalgamation of members from Space Wolves, Merchants, and ronaldraygun. This line-up is definitely more fun than waiting in lines at Best Buy or Bed Bath & Beyond, so don’t be a scrooge and make your way down. 8pm / $5 cover.

Photo by Taryn Alper