It's almost Christmas and what better way to ring in the holidays than by supporting your local music scene. On Pearl Harbor Day, Tala Vera features a line-up of four great bands. The Gowns are a stealthy bunch that's somehow eluded the radar. Lead singer Greg Hassett has a double black belt in songwriting that leans toward the melodic side of punk and his Gowns are tight. Pink Elephant (pictured) is loud and aggressive and blows you away with its twin-guitar assault. Instrumental surf rockers RoarShark takes you to the beach just don't expect them to sing, while stuck-in-detention garage band Bad Kids adds extra snarl to this show.
It's A Punk Rock Christmas takes place Friday, December 7, 8 p.m. at Tala Vera, 155 State St. $5. tala-vera.com.